A rejuvenated Dark Room and a “spacepunk” art car were highlights at the DIY showcase
The second weekend of Maker Faire Bay Area is now a wrap, and it was even better than the first. Most of the featured makers were back, but the Dark Room came alive and many attendees got their first look at the eye-popping Project Empire art car.
Despite a smaller footprint, Maker Faire Bay Area once again was a feast of DIY creativity
Steampunk artists had a major presence as Maker Faire Bay Area took place at the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. It marked the return of what was once the world’s largest Maker Faire.
The Menagerie Oddities Market occupied two blocks of a huge SF Bay Area street fair
The Solano Avenue Stroll is one of the largest street fairs in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the 2023 edition had some unusual sights for attendees as the Menagerie Oddities Market hosted vendors of goth- and steampunk-inspired wares.
Artisan vendors showed off goth and steampunk wares at this Bay Area alternative market
The Menagerie presented the latest Victorian Oddities Market at Spire the Church in Oakland, California. The event featured artisan vendors selling goth and steampunk items including jewelry, accessories, apparel, headwear, and home décor.
Now under the guidance of Adam Savage, the event took on aspects of a maker exhibition
SiliCon, previously known as Silicon Valley Comic Con, happened Aug. 27-28, and since it was within hailing distance of The Steampunk Explorer World Headquarters, we hopped on our airship (cleverly disguised as a BART train) to take a gander.
A celebration of “the steampunk world that’s based here in Vallejo,” said the former mayor
The Obtainium Cup rally returned to Vallejo, California, featuring hand-built art cars and other vehicles that navigated an obstacle course consisting of Alice in Wonderland characters, battle robots, flying monkeys, and ravenous zombies.
Scenes from a Victorian-themed artisan market held at an 1880’s house museum in Oakland
Scenes from the second annual Victorian Oddities Market, held July 10 at Oakland’s historic Camron-Stanford House Museum. It was a great opportunity to see costumes, meet artisan vendors, and tour an 1880’s-era mansion.
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.
Fantasy stock certificates are the latest creations from the artist’s Lost Colony of Nadiria
At first glance, the Aurora Airship Company stock certificate might seem authentic. Then you realize that the airship is like nothing that ever existed in our world, and you might notice that the certificate bears the stamp of the Nadiria Stock Exchange.
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.