Maker Faire Bay Area once again offers a visual feast, but financial woes could spell its demise
Tens of thousands braved rainy weather for Maker Faire Bay Area, a festival of DIY ingenuity that’s been dubbed the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” It was a showcase for a wide range of creative projects, including many with steampunk appeal.
Ordinary cameras become steampunk props thanks to California artist Momo Eames
The story behind CameraPunk, a line of handcrafted accessories — lens caps, lens cuffs, and straps — that can add a steampunk flourish to digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers.
Obtainium Works, steam engines, Burning Man projects and more at Maker Faire Bay Area
The world’s largest Maker Faire returns May 17-19 to the San Francisco Bay Area, offering a showcase for DIY invention and creativity in categories that include kinetic art, cosplay, robotics, 3D printing, vehicles, woodworking, needlecraft, and more.
Bruce Rosenbaum discusses his past work, future plans, and thoughts on the creative process
Few steampunk artists have received as much media attention as Bruce Rosenbaum. He’s been described as the “Steampunk Guru” and “Steampunk Evangelist,” and was recently featured in Amazing Interiors on Netflix.
Highlights included a Time Machine, Prof. Flockmocker, and the Great Suitcase Challenge
One of the big attractions at Clockwork Alchemy is the Artists Gallery, a space devoted to steampunk gadgets, props, costumes, paintings and other artwork. This year’s gallery seemed to raise the bar from previous conventions. . .
Obtainium Works celebrated its seventh anniversary with an art car exhibition in Vallejo
Imagine an auto showroom run by the Mad Hatter, and that will give you an idea of the scene inside the Temple Art Lofts Gallery in Vallejo, California, where the Victorian fantasy explorers of Obtainium Works have set up shop.
A steampunk airship by Krewe of Anarchy is a big hit in the Florida city’s Mardi Gras parade
Pensacola’s Mardi Gras parade is a big regional attraction, drawing tens of thousands of spectators. One krewe adopted steampunk as its theme, fabricating costumes and building an airship float. Krewe member Lew Attardo tells their story.
This juried art exhibition is tied to the Morris Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection
The Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey plans a March 15 opening for “Simply Steampunk,” a juried exhibition featuring 18 kinetic sculptures by 12 artists. Running through August 11, it’s the second installment in the “Cache of Kinetic Art” series.
Inspired by The Wild Wild West, David Carlyle transforms horse trailers into small homes
Photo Gallery: An ill-fated business venture led a semi-retired landscape architect to a pastime converting old horse trailers into Victorian-style homes on wheels. David Carlyle calls it a hobby, but he’s sold the trailers for about $30,000 each.
Steampunk was well represented among the vendors at the Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire
As if the music, costumes, circus acts, and art installations weren’t enough, the Edwardian World’s Faire and Edwardian Ball featured a large, curated Vendor Bazaar with about 50 sellers of (mostly) handmade items. Steampunk was well represented.