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.
Tom Samui fabricates animals and fantasy creatures from recycled car and motorcycle parts
Photo Gallery: Visit Tom Samui’s showroom near Zurich, Switzerland, and you’ll see a gallery of life-sized creatures—lions, dragons, maybe a T-Rex, and more—all fabricated from recycled car and motorcycle parts.
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.
Art first seen in Black Rock Desert lives on in other places, including an exhibition in Oakland
Photo Gallery: Burning Man is known for its spectacular art installations, but you don’t have to spend a week in the desert to see these projects. Here’s a look at places in California and beyond where Burning Man art is on display.