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New Steampunk Conventions For 2011

3 November 2010 2 Comments by

With its increasing popularity, steampunk has gained stronger footholds in the mainstreams of fandom around the world, allowing for more and more conventions dedicated entirely to this speculative fiction genreand subculture. The year 2010 saw at least two new steampunk conventions opening their doors: SteamWrights in Bremerton, Washington, and Convencion Steampunk BCN in Barcelona, Spain.

2011 will be doubling that number with four entirely new steampunk conventions opening their doors for the first time:


  • When: March 26-27, 2011
  • Where: Denver, Colorado

The first of it’s kind in the Rockies; AnomalyCon is a steampunk convention with some stray sci-fi tendencies (like modern mad science). The convention will be held at the Tivoli Student Union in Denver.

Emerald City Steampunk Expo

  • When: November 12-14, 2011
  • Where: Wichita, Kansas

Emerald City is the first steampunk convention in Kansas and they’ll be celebrating with a one-day steampunk festival towards the end of 2010 as a lead-up to the main event in November of 2011. Their venue will be The Grand Eagle.

Gaslight Gathering

  • When: May 6-8, 2011
  • Where: San Diego, California

Gaslight Gathering is Southern California’s first convention dedicated entirely to steampunk (and the second ever in California). Gaslight will be held at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

  • When: March 4-6, 2011
  • Where: Tucson, Arizona

Wild Wild West Con is Arizona’s first steampunk convention and a re-invention of the hotel-based convention; the core of the event takes place in Old Tucson Studios, a movie studio and amusement park built in 1939. For one weekend only, Old Tucson Studios is transmogrifying into the town of Rusted Gear.



  • Mark Ready said:

    I just found out about the whole Steampunk thing, from believe it or not, National Public Radio. Since then I have had a great time checking out Abney Park Youtube Videos and ebay Steampunk stuff. I am really glad to see that things seem to be going well and that it still seems to be growing. I’m 48 and love the whole idea of it!

    Keep your fire hot and the pressure UP!


  • margie warwick said:

    Love the whole Steampunk movement. My Mother and Daughter fown Harlequin Costumes in Ontario,Ca. We first came across it at the Queen Mary a couple of years ago, fell head over heals for Abney Park and have had several occasions to see them perform. The people who follow Steampunk are very kind and fun loving a real pleasure to be around. So to anyone who has never been to an event it is truely a treat and a feast for your mind and eyes, very family friendly and knows no age limit. Please come join us for fun and entertainment, Harlequin Costumes..P.S. we will be vending there so come say hello