Highlights from Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, where steampunk was just part of the action
It doesn’t compare to San Diego Comic Con, but Silicon Valley Comic Con was an easy trip from The Steampunk Explorer World Headquarters. Many folks attend comic cons to meet celebrities, but we were more interested in the artists and cosplayers.
Scenes from the Big River Steampunk Festival, held over Labor Day weekend in Missouri
Thousands took to the streets of Hannibal, Missouri for the sixth annual Big River Steampunk Festival. Among them was photographer Curt Knapp, who provided photos and sent us his impressions.
The Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln, UK is the world’s largest steampunk gathering
An estimated 100,000 steampunk enthusiasts gathered last weekend in Lincoln, UK for the 11th Asylum Steampunk Festival. Thanks to attendees Ben Bobjr Abel and Stephen Bell, we have a photo gallery with cosplay and other steampunk shenanigans.
A family airship, steampunk flying saucer and other artistic vehicles take to the streets
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of hand-built “sculptural vehicles” navigated an equally wacky obstacle course for the 8th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally, held Sunday, July 28 on Mare Island in Vallejo, California.
The art group’s in-house photographer shares his images from Burning Man and other events
Obtainium Works is one of the premier art groups in the steampunk world. If you attend an event where they have a presence, chances are that you’ll see Stephen Jacobson with camera in hand. Here’s a look at some of his photos.
Panels and trailers reveal details about the forthcoming Carnival Row and His Dark Materials
Attendees at Comic-Con International in San Diego got a closer look at two forthcoming TV series that could — emphasis could — fulfill the long-held dream of a blockbuster steampunk media franchise.
A report from the 2019 Brass Screw Confederacy steampunk festival in Port Townsend, Wash.
The eighth Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival, held June 12-14 in Port Townsend, drew its highest attendance ever. It featured a Mad Science theme and performances by UK chap hop artist Professor Elemental. We have a report and photos.
. . . at least in spirit, as the Hiller Aviation Museum hosts a Steampunk Extravaganza
San Francisco-area steampunks gathered July 13 amid historic aircraft for a Steampunk Extravaganza hosted by the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, Calif. The event commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Hermes Jr. Avitor airship.
Pirate Santa, a Kraken inflatable, and lots more at the Northern California Pirate Festival
Steampunk fans from Sacramento and the SF Bay Area staged a friendly invasion of the Northern California Pirate Festival, held June 15 and 16 in Vallejo. But few attendees noticed because the invaders were cleverly disguised as pirates.
We have photos from this steampunk gathering in Morecambe on England’s northwest coast
Photo Gallery. “Steamageddon” was the theme as A Splendid Day Out returned June 1 and 2 to Morecambe, a seaside resort town in North West England. Our guest photographers Ian Bradshaw and Mark Rushton captured scenes from the event.