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.
A new exhibit is set on a fictional 19th century submarine populated with steampunk inventions
Photo Gallery: Steampunk is meeting the ocean depths — or at least a reasonable facsimile — at Seapunk: Powered by Imagination, a new exhibit at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. It opened on May 25 and runs through December 2020.
The H.G. Wells novel inspired this year’s theme for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach
Photo Gallery: One of the art world’s most unusual events is taking cues from steampunk and science fiction as the Pageant of the Masters adopts a “Time Machine” theme for its 2019 production in Laguna Beach, California.
Ten authors, and some readers, suggest more locations for your steampunk bucket list
Photo Gallery: Last year, we asked 10 authors to suggest their top travel destinations for steampunk enthusiasts. The result was a “Steampunk World Tour” that proved to be one of our most popular stories. So we decided to do a sequel.
The Herons’ Tree is the biggest project yet from the creators of Le Grand Éléphant in France
Photo Gallery: With its animatronic elephant and the Jules Verne Museum, Nantes is already a top tourist spot for steampunk enthusiasts. But the French city could become an even bigger draw after the 2022 opening of L’Arbre aux Hérons.
A visual tour of Oamaru, the New Zealand town that has become a top steampunk destination
Photo Gallery: If steampunk has a Mecca, it’s likely in Oamaru, New Zealand. The town is home to the Steampunk HQ art gallery as well as Steampunk NZ, the longest-running steampunk festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
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.
Scenes from the 2019 edition of Cogs & Corsets, a “Steampunk Happening” in Central Illinois
Cogs & Corsets returned June 7-9 to Central Illinois, featuring the musical Tesla coils of ArcAttack along with cosplay, dancing, a maker competition and more. Our guest photographer Curt Knapp was there to capture the steampunk splendor.