5 Places to Enjoy Steampunk

Steampunk is everywhere nowadays, it seems like, but some places are definitely better than others as far as the local scene is concerned. An article in SFGate recently listed five excellent places one could venture to in an effort to enjoy Steampunk. Though hardly a complete list and leaning heavily on the opportunities on the West Coast in the US, it is an interesting article to see what made SFGate’s top five.

And the winners are:

  1. The Edison in Los Angeles
  2. The Museum of History and Industry in Seattle
  3. Device Gallery in San Diego
  4. Maker Faire in San Mateo County
  5. Gas Works Park in Seattle

It should come as little surprise that Seattle was listed twice in a highlight of Steampunk must-sees, but I sincerely feel as though they have missed some big events.

I think Burning Man is a definitely one place to enjoy the maker aspect of Steampunk that should get a nod. What about the Kinetic Steam Works over in Oakland, CA? And really, there’s nothing worth mentioning in Portland?  I find that hard to believe. What places and events would you add to this list?

2 comments on “5 Places to Enjoy Steampunk

  1. Zwack says:

    There really is nothing specifically steampunk in Portland, Oregon. There is an active local group of steampunks and many steampunk friendly businesses… But nothing I can think of that is on the iconic order of The Edison, or Gasworks park…

    There are lots of Burners though, and a variety of local events that encourage makers…

    Z.

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