Retrofuturistic images from France and Germany offer a historic glimpse into the Year 2000
Back around 1900, several artists created whimsical images depicting life in the year 2000. They showed great imagination, but also demonstrated the ways in which artists are constrained by their cultural environments. We’ve compiled a gallery.
MB&F enlists a renowned engraver to create timepieces inspired by the science fiction author
Watchmaker MB&F has teamed with engraver Eddy Jaquet to create a limited-edition series of timepieces inspired by eight Jules Verne novels, including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and From the Earth to the Moon.
A German theme park opens a new steampunk attraction with its own flying roller coaster
Here’s a new entry for your steampunk bucket list, at least when international travel restrictions are lifted. Rookburgh is a steampunk-styled area that recently opened at PhantasiaLand, a theme park in Brühl, Germany, near Cologne.
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.
We are pleased to present this online exhibition in conjunction with Stay Home Comic Con
See the astonishing costumes. Marvel at the mystifying inventions. Brave the hair-raising adventures. Witness the bizarre tea rituals. We have all this and more in a free online exhibition.
Clockwork Alchemy adds maker programming as it welcomes the founders of Obtainium Works
Update: Clockwork Alchemy, the San Francisco-area steampunk convention originally scheduled for March 20-22, has been postponed to 2021. This is due to public health orders banning large gatherings in response 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.
A scientist (and steampunk fan) probes remote ocean depths in search of strange creatures
“Science and steampunk share a sense of exploration, exuberant discovery, and invention for its own sake,” writes our guest contributor. Her research brought her to a vast underwater mountain range where superheated water spews from below.
The whimsical arts and entertainment fest inspired by Edward Gorey returns to SF
Once again, steampunk fans and other revelers will step into a neo-vintage fantasy world as the Edwardian Ball celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.