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Bay Area Steampunk Society


Bay Area Steampunk Society

Let's chat about going ons of steampunkary in the Bay Area!

Location: Bay Area, California
Members: 183
Latest Activity: Feb 14

Discussion Forum

Raygun Art Show in the north bay

Started by Mikael Haye Nov 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Meet up schedule

Started by Kory Doyle. Last reply by Kory Doyle Jul 11, 2013. 7 Replies

Desperate call for help

Started by Rev. Mik McAllister. Last reply by EngineRmRaphi Jun 25, 2012. 3 Replies

Alt Dance this Thursday - May the 4th be With You!

Started by Brian Gardner - Swing Goth. Last reply by Brian Gardner - Swing Goth May 1, 2012. 4 Replies

Northern California Steampunk Calendar

Started by Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack). Last reply by Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack) Apr 16, 2012. 2 Replies

Maker's Fair 2012

Started by Hephzibah Marsh. Last reply by Lorelei Throckmorton Apr 6, 2012. 3 Replies

Steampunk LARP and Dance every Thursday!

Started by Brian Gardner - Swing Goth Jan 27, 2012. 0 Replies

SF stores

Started by Rev. Mik McAllister. Last reply by Cassandra Lee Ericson Apr 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Is there an actual Steampunk Society here?

Started by Rev. Mik McAllister. Last reply by peter radzinski Oct 22, 2011. 19 Replies

Scarf 'n' Scavenge Meet in San Francisco?

Started by Rev. Mik McAllister. Last reply by Cassandra Lee Ericson Apr 4, 2012. 47 Replies

Virginia City Live Steamtrain Excursion and Dance September 17-18 2011

Started by Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack). Last reply by Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack) Jun 27, 2011. 3 Replies

Vernian Process Seeks a New Drummer!

Started by Janus Zarate. Last reply by Janus Zarate Feb 18, 2011. 2 Replies

East Bay/Concord/Martinez get together?

Started by Jessie Horn. Last reply by Jessie Horn Feb 14, 2011. 6 Replies

Edwardian Ball Weekend Jan 21-22

Started by España Sheriff Dec 8, 2010. 0 Replies

Steamy Gathering Thursday August 12th 6:30-9:00

Started by Gene Forrer. Last reply by Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack) Mar 31, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Artfagdirtbug on April 8, 2011 at 1:28pm
Hello all. Just introducing myself. I haven't been a huge fan of "social networking" in the past but I'm finally catching up with the times. It gives me an excuse to step away from the anvil now and again.
Comment by España Sheriff on April 7, 2011 at 8:12pm

Also not-steampunk but potentially interesting; SFMOMA currently has a Eadweard Muybridge exhibit and is showing some Muybridge-related screenings.

Comment by España Sheriff on April 5, 2011 at 12:30am

Pulp, not Steampunk, but still of potential interest to the members of this board;


City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in conjunction with the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France & the Mechanics' Institute Library present


Fantomas by the Bay: A Centennial Celebration of Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain's Pulp Literary Sensation


WHO IS FANTOMAS?? Arch-villain? Mad genius? Master of disguises? Agent of chaos? In 1911 the pulp fiction writers Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain introduced a fictional character to the French reading public that was to capture their imagination and keep them yearning for more. The ultimate anti-hero, as enigmatic as he was treacherous, Fantomas executed the most appalling crimes with ruthlessness and precision. He spread terror and chaos amidst the lives of a bourgeois society that he took pleasure in ridiculing. Souvestre and Allain were in tune with the pulse of the public's fascination with shadow-side of modernity. Fantomas was to become one of the most popular serials in the history of French crime fiction anticipating the future arrival of Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse and the master villains of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. On the occasion of the one hundred year anniversary of the creation of the FANTOMAS series, City Lights Booksellers and Publishers joins centenary celebrations in Paris to commemorate this extraordinary literary event.


FANTOMAS BY-THE-BAY shall feature: readings, lectures, film screenings, art exhibitions, and performance art, featuring Robin Walz, Dominique Kalifa, Daniel Handler, Mel Gordon, Marc Ellis, Howard Rodman, Jonathan P. Eburne, Janaki Ranpura, Jill Tracy, Jim Nisbet, Kim Gill, The Slow Poisoner, and many more.

Comment by Hephzibah Marsh on March 31, 2011 at 10:38am
Whoa Magic Kristian! That's some amazing stuff!
Comment by Magic Kristian on March 31, 2011 at 9:19am
Hello Folks,

After three and a half years of work the Crew of the Airship Victoria is proud to announce that we received a grant from the Board of Burning Man for 2011 for the AV X.3 prototype. We will have an open house this Sunday to show you our progress and call for volunteers.

1550 Galvez
San Francisco 94124

We have posted some photos here of our work and final vision hopefully in two years.:

Our site:

And facebook for updates:

Yours truly,
Magic Kristian
Comment by Isabella Goodall on March 31, 2011 at 3:12am
I had a superb time at Nova Albion. Had a grand time dancing and exploring the wonderful wares. My dear friend Malyne brought her father. She's his primary care giver. He's 93, in a wheel chair and a bit confused, but he loves to be in the thick of things. She bought him a pith helmet and goggles. He looked quite dashing. She said after taking him home he refused to take the helmet off. giggles A former college professor, the doctor deserves the Oldest Steam Punk participant award.
Comment by Laura Nadine on March 31, 2011 at 2:28am

Nova Albion was so fun! Met a lot of great people at my first steampunk convention - had the BEST time dancing and enjoying the entertainment (Lee Presson is a God!)

Anyone have any opinions about the convention? Also, i'm planning to move out ot the Chicago area later this year - does anyone have any tips on steampunk societies out yonder?

Comment by Alexander W. Babbage (Doug Hack) on March 30, 2011 at 10:04pm

It was great meeting so many bay area steampunks at Nova Albion.  Espana and I talked about coordinating our google calendars.  Here is my recently updated Northern California Steampunk Calendar:  NORCalendar


Please let me know what upcoming events of interest to Steampunks need to be added to it.

Comment by Alex Vos on March 24, 2011 at 11:52pm


I can give you a ride to Nova Albion from San Francisco.


Comment by Euphrenia McGee on March 24, 2011 at 5:43pm

Is there anyone driving to Nova Albion from (or through) San Francisco on Saturday morning who has room for an additional body (one that will help with the gasoline, of course)? I'd be deeply grateful for a ride if so.


Thank you!


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