Lots of major celebrities, but the main draws for us were the indie artists and cosplayers
One of the big draws of a pop culture convention is the chance to see TV and movie stars. Fan Expo San Francisco had plenty of those, but we were more interested in meeting independent artists and cosplayers, steampunk and otherwise.
19th century figures real and fictional gather for an immersive event near San Francisco
Once again, the South Hall of Cow Palace near San Francisco has been transformed into a re-creation of Victorian-era London as the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party takes place each weekend through Dec. 17.
Leonardo da Vinci paid a visit to the Sacramento Steampunk Society’s annual formal dinner
The Sacramento Steampunk Society held its annual Top Brass formal dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, this time with a trip to Italy. Given the theme, it was no surprise that one of the guests was Leonardo da Vinci.
Steampunk and goth cultures intermix at the semi-annual gathering in North Yorkshire
Twice a year, Whitby Goth Weekend draws crowds of the darkly inclined to the North Yorkshire seaside town known for its association with Dracula. With all the crossover between goth and steampunk, lots of steampunk fans also attend.
An open-air museum in Luxembourg offered the perfect backdrop for steampunk cosplay
Minett Park Fond-de-Gras in Pétange, Luxembourg once again hosted Anno 1900, a steampunk festival noted for its historic setting and spectacular costumes. And once again, photographer Dominique Linel was there.
A rejuvenated Dark Room and a “spacepunk” art car were highlights at the DIY showcase
The second weekend of Maker Faire Bay Area is now a wrap, and it was even better than the first. Most of the featured makers were back, but the Dark Room came alive and many attendees got their first look at the eye-popping Project Empire art car.
Despite a smaller footprint, Maker Faire Bay Area once again was a feast of DIY creativity
Steampunk artists had a major presence as Maker Faire Bay Area took place at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. It marked the return of what was once the world’s largest Maker Faire.
Haworth Steampunk Weekend returned with traders, entertainers, and lots of creative cosplay
Once again, White Rose Yorkshire Steampunks presented Haworth Steampunk Weekend, one of its major annual gatherings. The event was held Oct. 6-8 in the historic West Yorkshire village that was once home to the Brontë sisters.
Steampunk fans gathered at a seaside park in Santa Cruz for a picnic and promenade
Festivals and conventions are great, but you can also have a great steampunk time just by gathering friends and planning a few activities. That was the lesson when a small group headed to California beach town for a picnic and promenade.
Steampunk cosplayers converge at an open-air transportation museum in the U.K.
Crich Tramway Village, an open-air museum in Derbyshire, U.K., would appear to be the perfect location for a steampunk event, and sure enough, it hosts a steampunk weekend each September with entertainment, tea dueling, traders, and more.