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New Steampunk Conventions Premiering in the Southwest

10 February 2012 by

Alex Whisenhunt Organizer and Director of Clockwork Con

Steampunk Conventions are now everywhere you turn in Texas and Oklahoma. As such, I have listed the ones we are expecting, but know that several one day or single evening events are springing up that are not yet clear about details.

Twisted Gears

  • When:

    February 25, 2012

  • Where:

    Houston, Texas

  • What:

    Steampunk convention -one day – showcasing local Houston talent including Victorian fighting styles.

The Nightmare Machine

  • When:

    March 30th, 2012

  • Where:

    Jefferson, Texas

  • What:

    Paranormal themed three day Steampunk convention. Jefferson, Texas really is on the list of most desirable locales for those serious about the study of ghosts and paranormal events. The event is hosted by the Steampunk Illumination Society and will be located near the intersection of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas; bringing in steampunks from all four states.

Aetherfest

  • When:

    May 4 – 6, 2012

  • Where:

    San Antonio, Texas

  • What:

    Steampunk convention – three day event with steampunk LARP.

Difference Engine

  • When:

    July, 2012

  • Where:

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • What:

    Steampunk convention -one day – showcasing local Texas talent including emphasis on performing arts.

Octopodicon

  • When:

    October 5 – 7, 2012

  • Where:

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • What:

    Steampunk convention three day event.

Difference Engine

  • When:

    New Years Eve, 2012-2013

  • Where:

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • What:

    Steampunk convention -one day – showcasing local Texas talent including emphasis on performing arts and followed by a Steampunk New Year’s Eve Ball

Clockwork Con

  • When:

    TBD, but probably Janurary or Fbebuary 2013

  • Where:

    Austin, Texas

  • What:

    Steampunk convention, three day, with Panel education emphasis and Burlesque, comedy, and concerts in the evenings. Also a heavy emphasis on the new Steampunk role Playing Game Tephra at this convention.

Marquis of Vaudville Annual Steampunk Event

  • When:

    TBD, but probably Janurary or Febuary 2013

  • Where:

    Dallas, Texas

  • What:

    Marquis of Vaudville always hosts a big one evening, Steampunk music, burlesque, and circus freak show evening once per year around January, but that has just finished this year with Gadgets and Gobstoppers, and the next year’s date is not yet set.

Oklahoma Steampunk Expo

  • When:

    TBD, but probably April 2013

  • Where:

    Oklahoma city, Oklahoma

  • What:

    Steampunk convention, three day

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