Scenes from the first Hangtown Wild West & Steampunk Festival in Placerville, Calif.
The event featured Old West historical exhibits and re-enactments, along with live music and steampunk vendors. Placerville was known as “Hangtown” during the Gold Rush due to local residents’ notorious use of frontier justice.
The steampunk fest was back in Central Illinois with costumes, Nerf dueling, and lots more
Cogs & Corsets returned June 3 and 4 to downtown Bloomington, Illinois, and once again our correspondent was there was camera in hand to capture the cosplay and other festivities.
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits at this new event from the Big River Steampunk Festival
The Time Traveler’s Convention Spring Faire took place May 20-22 in Quincy, Illinois, and though a rainstorm reduced attendance, our correspondent reported that it was a promising start to what he hopes will be a recurring annual event.
The event returned to San Francisco’s Regency Center after a year off due to Covid-19
Hundreds of costumed revelers turned out April 1 and 2 for music, art, circus acts, and more. The Ball serves as a tribute to writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, and each night culminated with a stage adaptation of Gorey’s The Wuggly Ump.
Makers, costumes, music, and more at the SF Bay Area steampunk convention
Steampunk enthusiasts in Northern California celebrated “Marvelous Makers”—and a return to in-person gatherings—as Clockwork Alchemy took place March 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame.
Highlights included projects from Obtainium Works, Prof. Flockmocker, and many others
Steampunk art took center stage at the 2022 Clockwork Alchemy convention, which featured a “Marvelous Makers” theme along with special guests Shannon and Kathy O’Hare from Obtainium Works.
Scenes from the fashion show and other cosplay highlights at the SF area steampunk con
The costume designs of Kij Greenwood have long been highlights of Clockwork Alchemy, the San Francisco area steampunk convention. But this year’s gathering provided a bigger stage for her work during a fashion show on Saturday afternoon.
Our guest photographer was on hand for the UK’s first major steampunk event of the year
UK steampunk fans flocked to the North Yorkshire coast for Whitby Steampunk Weekend, held Feb. 11-13 at the Whitby Pavilion and other venues. Lucky for us, our guest contributor Craig Jenkins was also there and kindly allowed use of his work.
A look back at the year’s major steampunk gatherings as the world slowly returned to normal
After a year or so of pandemic-induced restrictions, steampunk gatherings in 2021 slowly returned to the real world, and it was clear from the enthusiasm surrounding the events that folks were eager to meet again in person. See the highlights in our gallery.
The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returns to the Northern California city
Fire-spewing mechanical creatures might seem a better fit for Halloween than a Winter holiday celebration, but no one seemed to mind as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returned Dec. 4 to Vallejo, California after a one-year hiatus.