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.
The Sacramento Steampunk Society’s formal event has been held each November since 2016
Photo Gallery: Each year since 2016, the Sacramento Steampunk Society has hosted Top Brass, a formal dress-up gathering held before the holiday crush. Here’s a look back at past Top Brass events thanks to our guest photographers.
Professor Flockmocker and his Steam Man are highlights at this immersive holiday event
For five weekends in November and December, the South Hall of Cow Palace near San Francisco has been transformed into a re-creation of Victorian-era London for the 37th Great Dickens Christmas Fair. We have photos from Day One.
A Mad Time was had by all at High Desert Steam’s Winter in Wonderland Expo and Ball in Reno
Photo Gallery: Steampunk fans stepped through the looking glass as High Desert Steam hosted its annual expo and ball, Nov. 16-17 in Reno, Nevada. Our guest photographer Clara Blackheart was there to capture the zaniness.