Meet some of the artists and cosplayers at this small but friendly event near San Francisco
By Stephen Beale | May 24, 2023
This event didn’t have A-list celebrities or other attractions you might find at a big pop culture convention. But it had a friendly atmosphere, imaginative cosplayers, and talented artists who were happy to discuss their work.
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.
Music, panels, authors, Tea Scouts and more at the Bay Area steampunk convention
By Stephen Beale | Apr 13, 2023
“Villains and Heroes” was the theme as Clockwork Alchemy took place April 7-9 near San Francisco. Attendees could choose between a “Hero” and “Villain” ribbon when receiving their convention badges, and it appears that most opted for “Villain.”
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.
Makers, a book launch, and more at the first-ever Tell-Tale Steampunk Festival in Baltimore
Staff Report | Apr 4, 2023
The new convention from The Baroness Alexandra and Kolleen Kilduff drew steampunk fans and creators from points across the U.S. The program included panels, workshops, entertainment, and a launch event for a new steampunk anthology.
Whimsical art, fanciful cosplay, madcap inventions, and more at the SF event
Staff Report | Feb 7, 2023
The Edwardian Ball marked the end of an era this year as it featured the event’s last performances by Rosin Coven, the “pagan lounge ensemble” that launched the first Edwardian Ball in 1999. But the event also offered many other attractions.
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.