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West Desert Steampunk Society

Yeeeeeehaw! Where are all of our Western lovers of the Steampunk lifestyle? This is our sanctuary to discuss the lack of cons, the cons we do have, and of course, the cons we may create ourselves! This is also a great place to discuss things period!

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Members: 122
Latest Activity: Oct 17

There's a Steampunk Con in Utah!!!

Time: July 27, 2012 to July 28, 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Street: 161 West 600 South
City/Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Website or Map:
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Salt Lake City Steamfest
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Discussion Forum

Steampunk Day Camp!

Started by BethAnn Mayberry. Last reply by Schitzy the Clown Jun 6, 2013. 1 Reply

SO, I am currently writing the lesson plan for a 3 day Steampunk day camp at Thanksgiving Point for 6th-8th graders. It's July 1-3 and I am telling you about it for 3 important reasons! 1. To brag…Continue

Tags: Thanksgiving, Point, teens, children, kids

Possible Photo Shoot Opportunity June - 2013

Started by Shelley Harrington Mar 26, 2013. 0 Replies

I'm not very good at navigating this forum so I hope I put this in a good place.We are having a photo gathering in Wendover in June 2013 and may need some extra models. It would be fun to do some…Continue

Epic Steampunk Western film seeking Costumes/ Props / Actors

Started by Jared Seaich Feb 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! My name is Jared Seaich (Jet). I'm a Local filmmaker based here in Utah and I have an exciting opportunity to share with you! I'm headed out to Kanab Utah to film an Epic Steampunk…Continue

Salt City Steamfest is back for year two!!!

Started by Nivatima AhlaSteam Dec 26, 2012. 0 Replies

IF you made it last year you can attest that it was a bigger event than ANY of us could of imagined!!! Can you believe that there was over 1200 people there?! It was surely hot enough to feel like…Continue

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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 5:04pm

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Comment by S. Hoage on June 13, 2013 at 9:13pm

Reminder.  OC Mini Maker Faire, UC Irvine.  August 17, Beal Center.  Please come out in all your steampunk finery.

Comment by S. Hoage on June 13, 2013 at 9:07pm

Hello all,  Chris & I (Gears & Roebuck) will be exhibiting and selling at the OC Mini Maker Faire, Aug 17 at UC Irvine.  If you have props you would like to show off, contact me, or just come on down.  We hope to have both STeampunk and Diesle Punk stuff there.

Comment by Rev. Matthew Crary on March 26, 2013 at 1:18pm

Please check out the "Wild Wild Tea Duelling and Casino Night" on April 20 here in Riverside, CA. All the information is in the events section. Or click HERE for our website. Tickets go on sale tomorrow!

Comment by Catherine Garcia on March 8, 2013 at 9:04pm
I CANNOT WAIT for the Steamfest this year! It will be so much fun!
Comment by Nivatima AhlaSteam on December 26, 2012 at 1:23pm

IF you made it last year you can attest that it was a bigger event than ANY of us could of imagined!!! Can you believe that there was over 1200 people there?! It was surely hot enough to feel like that...WELP. We're coming back and we are changing locations (because we'd roast if it was at the Red Lion again...)

We're going to be at the Davis Conference Center in Layton Utah and are going to revamp the convention with a Steampunk "Tortuga" feel!!! Registration has opened BUT we are constantly adding new mini-events, contests, AND this year we will have THREE musical Steampunk bands to entertain you guys!

Want to keep up with what's going on? 

It's live, it's ready...Welcome to the Oasis of Steam. 

Comment by Nivatima AhlaSteam on October 5, 2012 at 8:54am

For those interested in the Return to Sleepy Hollow Steampunk Masqurade Ball, the online sales are ending tomorrow at midnight! So head on over and save yourselves $5.00!  Looking forward to having you! 

Comment by Schitzy the Clown on September 26, 2012 at 2:54pm

Nivatima Dimentia, you should write a modern steamer short-story of our adventures!  Beware of what you want!!!  

Comment by Nivatima AhlaSteam on September 24, 2012 at 6:33pm

Just created an event for a Steampunk Masquerade Ball here in Utah. Come out if you can!

Comment by BethAnn Mayberry on September 23, 2012 at 11:54am

Thanks, Niatima! I am glad somebody (besides me! HA!) enjoyed them. 

Go to and it will take you through the application process. If you want to write your sample articles that they ask for in a word program first and then paste them in when asked that is sometimes easier. I believe they ask for 2, one on your topic, and the other can be anything.


They have weird standards for writing.For instance, they ask you to have section headings and have them in bold. They will tell you what is required, though, and if you are hired at first they have the editor on you every time, checking out your work, making suggestions. After you have been doing them "right" long enough they only check every once in awhile.

I hope you get in!  We SO need one. By the way, Salt Lake doesn't HAVE a Steampunk writer, so click "suggest a topic" on your application, then pull down Society and Culture under category, then write in Steampunk under Topics. Then you just continue with the application. When they ask for a referral put my whole name, BethAnn Mayberry. GOOD LUCK!!!


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