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.
Lord and Lady Towers unveiled Escapement Point, an art project six years in the making
Steampunk makers Lord and Lady Towers have gained a reputation for large-scale art projects such as D.I.N.O., their life-size mechanical dinosaur. But their latest magnum opus is a kinetic sculpture that’s the size and shape of a top hat.
Bay Area artist Eric Kelly exhibited his work in a historic mansion during Marin Open Studios
Readers of The Steampunk Explorer are likely familiar with the work of Eric Kelly, who transforms Victorian-era photographs into surreal portraits and dreamscapes. It got a recent showing in San Rafael, California.
Pramzius launches a line of timepieces based on historic trains from a Swiss railroad museum
Vintage trains and timepieces are icons of steampunk, and now a company in Connecticut has combined the two in Gauge Master, a series of watches that incorporate elements of historic locomotives.
Long Island-based mixed-media artist Francine Perri makes steampunk collages and jewelry
Francine Perri is proof that you don’t have to go to art school to create gallery-worthy artwork. A self-taught mixed media artist in Long Island, New York, she’s seen her creations featured in gallery shows, magazines, coffee table books, and more.