Attention All Steampunk Artists and Merchants

The applications to have a booth at the rapidly approaching Steampunk event of the year, SteamCon II, are now online. If you fancy marketing  your wares or craftsmanship to a dedicated and passionate Steampunk audience, this is the single event you must attend.

Applications for both artists and merchants will be judged by the directors of SteamCon to ensure your product meets standards of quality, creativity, and relevance to Steampunk. Decisions on your qualification will take up to two months, so please be patient while they come to a decision.

Artists: The application for is here, and the policies can be found here. If you have questions or concerns, you can email

Merchants: The application form can be downloaded here. If you have questions please email

I’d love to see some of my very talented readers touting their wares at SteamCon, so make sure to get you applications in early. While space is technically free until November, it is concurrently free until filled, so do not delay in filling out your applications!

SteamCon II Registration is Now Open!

Registration for SteamCon II has now been opened, and I’ve got all the details about it right here!

Weekend passes to the event will be the only passes sold at pre-reg. There will be no one day passes sold online before the event. So, if you really want to go to SteamCon but are only thinking you will be there for part of the conference, I would highly recommend buying the weekend pass now and knowing that you have a ticket for whatever day you want to come. Additionally, one day passes will be just as expensive (if not more so) than pre-registering for the entire weekend now. So be smart and pre-register so you don’t risk being told the event is sold out.

Memberships to SteamCon are in a will-call style that you will pick up at the con itself. Nothing will be mailed to you. The following prices will be valid until July 1 through SteamCon’s Registration page:

Children under 6 – no charge
Full weekend teen (6-17) – $20.00
Full weekend adult (18 & up) – $35.00
Full weekend teen patron (6-17) – $220.00
Full weekend adult patron (18 & up) – $235.00

You may be wondering what’s the story behind the higher prices for the Patron level. It’s basically the level which allows SteamCon to have a bit more money upfront to bring you the greatest SteamCon yet. According to SteamCon’s Registration page, it grants the patron “a special exclusive gift as our thanks, as well as an opportunity to purchase special event tickets early, early seating for those events, a special reception with our participants and any other perks we can bestow throughout the Steamcon II weekend.”  To me, that’s worth the extra money, but that, of course, is for each of you to individually decide.

SteamCon: Update

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for SteamCon 2010! You can click here to go to the link for the two hotels hosting the convention to book a room in either the Hilton or the Marriott.

Yes, I said two hotels. Two hotels… full of Steampunks for three full days of steam driven activities. It’s going to be nothing short of mind-blowingly epic. Even though the main theme this year is American West Steampunk, rather than the more traditional Modern Victorian Steampunk, this is not an event to be missed. I’ve been assured that there will be plenty of events and activities to appease those of us who prefer ModVic Steampunk.

Needless to say, I have already booked my hotel room to this event, and so should you!

Steamcon: A Steampunk Convention

While I realize that the actual date for this event is rather far into the future, I thought that you all might appreciate a little heads up about this particular event.


Steamcon is a relatively new convention for Steampunks hosted in Seattle. It will take place on the 19th of November through the 21st, 2010. Online registration for the convention is not yet open for 2010 at the moment, but will hopefully open soon.

I wanted to let you all know about this event early so that should you like to entertain the idea of attending, you have plenty of time to arrange for whatever wardrobe and travel plans you might need to make.

Steamcon is really an exciting event because so much of what is new and innovative in Steampunk seems to be happening in Seattle. Abney Park is based here. Many well known Steampunk authors including Cherie Priest, the author of Boneshaker live in Seattle. There’s an incredible opportunity to meet all sorts of people who know and love Steampunk as much as we do. What an exciting prospect for a relatively obscure subculture!