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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: Jul 8

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Mr. Gonzo-Deluxe on January 22, 2013 at 6:13pm

Woah! I never knew about any of this because I thought this group has been dead for like a year. Swinggoth sounds like fun and I'm diggin the music! And Hopefully i can get out to the other events if i can get some fancy new fabrics to make their debut.

Comment by Trevor (TreeVor) Lenoir on January 22, 2013 at 4:52pm

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition is another fun con that sadly didn't happen last year but is returning this year.  This years theme is Steampunks in space which should be fun.

Comment by Sybil Disorder on January 22, 2013 at 4:27pm

Thank you Lorelei! We will be checking these events out, and hope to see you at some of them!

Comment by Lorelei Throckmorton on January 22, 2013 at 1:40pm

Yes, welcome, Sybil.

Besides Brian's Swing Goth events in SF, here are some other 2013 wider Bay Area happenings to save the dates for:

Nova Albion (con), April 26-28, Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara

Maker's Fair, May 18-19, San Mateo Event Center - always a steampunk contingent at this fantastic geekfest

Clockwork Alchemy (steampunk con combined with Fanime con), last weekend of May, more info will be posted TODAY at

Steam Federation Bay Area meets every Wednesday evening - twice a month in the East Bay (Alameda or San Leandro), twice a month in the South Bay (Redwood City or Cupertino) and the 5th Wed., if any, closer to or in San Francisco. You can learn about what's happening in the Bay Area as a whole, and the planning process for Clockwork Alchemy, by joining the fb group,!/groups/steamfederation/.

That same fb group also gets postings from active groups in Sacramento and in the Santa Cruz-to-Monterey area.

North Bay communities offer a Pirate Festival in the summer and a Handcar Regatta in the Fall. The Regatta, at least, is currently being re-envisioned, but keep an eye out for those. Neither is steampunk per se, but both are popular with folks who enjoy an element of creativity in their recreation!

Oh, and if you like the above, you might also like PEERS events - monthly dances with various fantastic themes. Most of these take place in San Mateo, on the Peninsula.

Comment by Sybil Disorder on January 21, 2013 at 8:34pm

Aaah, I have awakened the locals :)  I look forward to having soem fun with you all soon!

Comment by Countess M on January 21, 2013 at 8:27pm
Greetings Sybil, and welcome! It has been quiet for some time. We were getting together about once a month... anyone up for a tea, or coffee, or movie, or... ?
I know I miss our get togethers.
Comment by Brian Gardner - Swing Goth on January 21, 2013 at 7:43pm

Hi Sybil!


There's still people here, we just kinda quieted down for a bit! I host a Steampunk and Boom Swing dance night every Thursday at DanzHaus, you can look that up here:

And we're currently putting together a Cross Country Steampunk Train Tour on Kickstarter here:

Comment by Sybil Disorder on January 21, 2013 at 6:46pm

Greeting Bay Areans! Is there nothing going on in the group? I just joined although I see the last comment was 4 months ago!!!  New blood here - shall we plan something?

Comment by James Ambros Fariday on September 9, 2012 at 11:39pm

Yes this is going to be the first show. 

Comment by John Nagle on September 8, 2012 at 10:16pm

The Santa Cruz show sounds interesting. I'd never heard of the "Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art".  It seems the Salz Tannery finally tanked, and the buildings have been turned into an art center. This may be their first show. Their web site doesn't indicate any previous exhibitions.


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