A historic building in the Mile High City is home to a steampunk-inspired miniature golf course
Urban Putt, San Francisco’s steampunk-themed miniature golf course, has opened its second location about 1200 miles away in Denver’s LoDo (Lower Downtown) area. Urban Putt Denver occupies the historic Denver City Cable Railway Building.
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.
Obtainium Works leader Shannon O’Hare shared his wisdom at an August 3rd event in Vallejo
Steampunk fans in the San Francisco area received a master class in “How to Make an Art Car” during a presentation Aug. 3 at the Obtainium Works studio in Vallejo, California. They were joined by a group of engineering students from China.
A look at steampunk-related happenings at the huge geek culture convention in Atlanta
Steampunk will have a major presence at Dragon Con, the huge multi-genre geek convention that returns to Atlanta over Labor Day weekend. Most of the steampunk action will be part of the Alternate and Historical Fiction Track.
A maker of cigar-box guitars in Victoria, Australia falls under the spell of steampunk
Photo Gallery: One of the pleasures of producing The Steampunk Explorer is that we get to hear from steampunk creators around the world. One of them was Greg McKinnon, a musician and guitar-maker from Geelong, a city in Victoria, Australia.
Cluj-Napoca, the largest city in Transylvania, is home to eye-catching steampunk eateries
Photo Gallery: Cluj-Napoca is the unofficial capital of Transylvania, the region known for its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. But the Romanian city is also a haven for steampunk-themed eating and drinking establishments.
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.