Cosplay, tea dueling, dancing, and more at the steampunk festival in Quincy, Illinois
Photos by Curt Knapp | May 23, 2023
The second annual Big River Time Travelers Convention took place May 19-21 in Quincy, Illinois, and once again our Midwest correspondent was there to take photos and file a report.
Dark fashion, artists, music, and more at the goth festival in Northern California
By Stephen Beale | May 10, 2023
The Menagerie Oddities Market presented the 3rd Annual SF Bay Area World Goth Day Festival May 6 in Vallejo, California. With all the crossover between goth and steampunk, there was plenty at the event for steampunk fans to enjoy.
Thousands flocked to the town known for its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Photos by Craig Jenkins | May 9, 2023
Author Jess Nevins famously stated that “steampunk is what happens when goths discover brown.” But for a few days last month it was steampunks donning black as the spring edition of Whitby Goth Weekend took place April 28-30.
Highlights from the fashion show and Artists’ Gallery at the Bay Area steampunk con
Staff Report | Apr 13, 2023
Much of the best costuming was on display in Saturday's Fashion Show, while the weekend-long Artists’ Gallery was a showcase for paintings, kinetic sculptures, costumes, props, contraptions, and other works.
Cosplay at the Steampunk and Dickensian Christmas Market in Nottinghamshire, UK
Photos by Craig Jenkins | Dec 21, 2022
Steampunk met the world of Charles Dickens at the Steampunk and Dickensian Christmas Market in Newark, UK. The event featured traders, a torchlight procession, live music, and cosplayers in all their steampunk glory.
Steampunk takes on Star Wars, Star Trek, and more at the UK’s National Space Centre
Photos by Craig Jenkins | Dec 16, 2022
Steampunks set their sights on the stars as the National Space Centre in Leicester, UK once again hosted Steampunks in Space. The event featured an art exhibition, authors/artists alley, a steampunk market, and lots of cosplay.
Scenes from “Top Brass: Scotland,” presented by the Sacramento Steampunk Society
Staff Report | Nov 30, 2022
The Sacramento Steampunk Society once again presented “Top Brass,” a formal dinner that takes the guise of an international diplomatic gathering. Each year, the organizers select a host nation or city, and this time it was Scotland’s turn.
Photos by Craig Jenkins | Nov 16, 2022
Twice a year, Whitby Goth Weekend draws hundreds to the North Yorkshire seaside town known for its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Many show up for the live music and artisan markets, but cosplay is also a big part of the allure.
White Rose Yorkshire Steampunks hosted another weekend in the picturesque village
Photos by Bill Nesbitt | Oct 18, 2022
Haworth Steampunk Weekend returned Oct. 8-9 to the historic village in West Yorkshire, UK, and once again, costumed steampunk fans filled the cobblestoned Main Street. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
Scenes from the Gaslight Steampunk Expo, where cosplayers embodied the Halloween spirit
Photos by Clara Blackheart | Oct 12, 2022
Attendees celebrated “Haunted Holidays” as the Gaslight Steampunk Expo took place Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in San Diego. The theme, combined with a masking requirement, inspired lots of creativity among the costumed participants.