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Bay Area Steampunk Society

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

Location: Bay Area, California
Members: 182
Latest Activity: Aug 15

Discussion Forum

Raygun Art Show in the north bay

Started by Mikael Haye Nov 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Book Launch at Noisebridge

Started by Rev. Mik McAllister Mar 14, 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

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Comment by Brian Gardner - Swing Goth on April 4, 2012 at 1:26pm

@Cassandra - One way to meet a couple of the local Steampunks is to stop by Alt Dance on Thursdays. It's a pretty big month for us over there. We'll be hosting a Clockwork Alchemy artist preview on the 12th and Swing Goth's 5th Anniversary party on the 19th! I hope some of you all can make one of those days. :-)

Here's the link to the website (http://www.swinggoth.com/sf/alt_dance/) and to the Facebook events:

April 5th - http://www.facebook.com/events/271291119621380/

April 12th (Clockwork Alchemy Listening Party) - http://www.facebook.com/events/183833791735617/

April 19th (Swing Goth's 5th Anniversary) - http://www.facebook.com/events/269546719798494/

Comment by Cassandra Lee Ericson on April 4, 2012 at 10:55am

I haven't met anyone in the Bay Area yet ( from here) would any one be interested in having some kind of introductory group meeting/outing?

Comment by Shadarko on February 14, 2012 at 2:22pm

I think the Castro Theater is probably the best place to see the mgm Oz.  

Comment by EngineRmRaphi on February 14, 2012 at 1:33pm

No, I haven't.  'Tis a pity.  However, I do have one Oz related "not to miss" experience.  In 2006, I saw the 1939 film at the Castro theatre.  Along with the call and response fabulous and famous audience participation. 

I spent close to four years (late 2003-2007) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.  Not too shabby for a callous handed, oil stained, blue language using engine room denizen. 

Comment by Shadarko on February 13, 2012 at 4:21pm

Raphi, have you ever been to any of the International Wizard of Oz conventions, or possibly the Oogaboo Oz meetings that happen in Seattle?

Comment by EngineRmRaphi on February 13, 2012 at 4:13pm

Yes; I'd be delighted to attend.

I saw an exhibition in Chicago 2005 with such memoribilia as the program for the original 1900 play.  Which had its debut in Chicago.  

There is a rather interesting synchronicity regarding a coat associated with that very play.  It wound up in a collection of costumes, eventually making its way to Hollywood.  When the 1939 film was made, the the professor/wizard wore a coat from that collection wherein an identifying tag was found.  That of L. Frank Baum.  

Comment by Shadarko on February 13, 2012 at 3:28pm

As am I.  We've been planning on having an outing to the comic book museum in the not to distant future, might you be interested in the expedition?

Comment by EngineRmRaphi on February 13, 2012 at 3:01pm

As civilized Victorian era manners require, my thanks to you for the gracious reply.  I did indeed access and mark as "favorite" the website. 

How could I not-- with that ever so enticing announcement of Oz comic art. With the likes of W.W. Denslow and Eric Shanower.  I myself am of the vintage deeply imprinted on the archetypes of the related movie and books.   

Comment by Shadarko on February 13, 2012 at 2:39pm

Welcome aboard Raphi!  I hope you have found yourself safe and well on your arrival from Pugid Sound.  There are indeed several of us who are also part of "out from behind the curtain" here as well.  If you are on the Facebook thing, there is also the Bay Aarea Steampunk Federation (http://www.facebook.com/groups/steamfederation/)  there is also the event site www.sfsteampunk.com for local events and happening.

Agian, welcome to San Francisco,

Aaron

Comment by EngineRmRaphi on February 13, 2012 at 2:27pm

Salutations, ladies, gentlemen, and assorted (ah, sordid?) other subjects of the Bay area's grand and beloved Emperor Norton.

I am a newly arrived subject from the northern protectorate of Puget Sound.  I do so look forward to becoming acquainted with others here with similar fancies.  Eg: brass, gears, steam engines, and Eugene V. Debs for President, 1912. 

Oh, and one other thing, if I may be indulged in a spot of indelicacy.  The Bay area, particulary SF, is known for being friendly to us who are what the Victorians termed "inverts."  In the territory of Washington, we had a fine group titled "Out From Behind the Curtain."  As identifiable by our rainbow colored gear buttons.  Introductions to such locals appreciated. 

 

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