Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Black Rock City won’t be built in the Nevada desert this year
Burning Man, the festival that has spawned numerous large-scale steampunk art projects over the years, is going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The gathering was scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 in Northern Nevada.
Organizers are setting up virtual marketplaces to help vendors cope with event cancellations
As the COVID-19 outbreak forces suspension of steampunk and geek culture gatherings around the world, organizers are setting up virtual vendor markets and other online alternatives to in-person events.
Coronavirus outbreak leads to bans on mass gatherings in Ohio, California and other states
Two major steampunk conventions, Clockwork Alchemy in the San Francisco area and the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, have been postponed due to public health orders related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
More great costumes at the first of two Whitby Steampunk Weekends in North Yorkshire, UK
Steampunk fans clad in splendid, imaginative costumes flocked to the coast of North Yorkshire for Whitby Steampunk Weekend, one of the larger steampunk events in the UK. Held Feb. 8-9, it was the first of two Whitby Steampunk Weekends set for 2020.
The Edwardian Ball celebrates 20 years of frolic inspired by Edward Gorey’s nonsensical tales
San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom became a neo-vintage wonderland as the Edwardian Ball celebrated its 20th anniversary with music, art, and other madcap revelry. It capped a weekend that also included Friday’s Edwardian World’s Faire.
Once again, whimsical art cars took to the streets of downtown Vallejo for the annual holiday fest
Bay Area steampunk fans got a taste of Burning Man as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returned to Vallejo, California. The event featured a procession of wacky art cars along with pyrotechnic sculptures and kinetic art.
The Sacramento Steampunk Society’s formal event has been held each November since 2016
Photo Gallery: Each year since 2016, the Sacramento Steampunk Society has hosted Top Brass, a formal dress-up gathering held before the holiday crush. Here’s a look back at past Top Brass events thanks to our guest photographers.
Professor Flockmocker and his Steam Man are highlights at this immersive holiday event
For five weekends in November and December, the South Hall of Cow Palace near San Francisco has been transformed into a re-creation of Victorian-era London for the 37th Great Dickens Christmas Fair. We have photos from Day One.
A Mad Time was had by all at High Desert Steam’s Winter in Wonderland Expo and Ball in Reno
Photo Gallery: Steampunk fans stepped through the looking glass as High Desert Steam hosted its annual expo and ball, Nov. 16-17 in Reno, Nevada. Our guest photographer Clara Blackheart was there to capture the zaniness.
Steampunks joined goths for the fall edition of this alternative music festival in North Yorkshire
Photo Gallery: Twice a year, thousands flock to Whitby in North Yorkshire, UK for Whitby Goth Weekend. The latest event took place Oct. 25-27 and drew lots of steampunks. The town is also known for its association with Dracula.