Guest Post- Steampunk Conventions list

Guest Post by Chriss Cornish of the moreVikings book blog

There are quite a few conventions out there specifically for fans of steampunk to cavort with other lovers of this great retro-futurist speculative fiction genre and sub-culture. Here’s a quick list:

American Steampunk Conventions

AnachroCon: Southern Steampunk Symposium

  • When: February 25-27, 2011
  • Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Convention Details

AnachroCon is the place in the South for Steampunk, History, Alternate History, Sciences, Music, Classic Sci-Fi Literature and the most amazing costuming you’ve ever seen!

Emerald City Steampunk Expo

  • When: November 12-14, 2011
  • Where: Wichita, Kansas

Convention Details

Join us at the Hyatt Downtown Grand Eagle for the Emerald City Steampunk Expo.

Gaslight Gathering: Steampunk Convention

  • When: May 6-8, 2011
  • Where: San Diego, California

Convention Details

Gaslight Gathering is Southern California’s first convention dedicated to Steampunk and Victoriana. Captain Kinvarra Devonshire welcomes you to our Steampunk Gathering!

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition

  • When: March 25-27, 2011
  • Where: Santa Clara, California

Convention Details

Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition: WILD, WILD EAST! 3 days and 2 nights celebrating alternate history in the Near, Middle and Far East…

Oklahoma Steampunk Exposition

  • When: April 15-17, 2011
  • Where: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Convention Details

Step right up and welcome to the Carnivale! Immerse yourself in a world of splendor and delight, where things might be similar, but no two things are alike…


  • When: November 19-21, 2010
  • Where: Seattle, Washington

Convention Details

Greetings chrononauts, aviators, tinkerers, scientists and steampunk enthusiasts! We at Steamcon Central are toiling tirelessly to bring you an even more spectacular convention than our last.

Steampunk World’s Fair

  • When: May 20-22, 2011
  • Where: Piscataway, New Jersey

Convention Details

A three-day expedition into yesterday’s future!


  • When: February 4-6, 2011
  • Where: Warwick, Rhode Island

Convention Details

TempleCon is a celebration all things with a retro-futurist theme, right next door to one of the coolest cities in the world, Providence, Rhode Island. While we suppose you could call TempleCon a convention, as many are quick to do, it’s a bit more than that. It’s really a three day festival of modern hobby gaming and retro-futurist fandom, including events, performances and activities from all the genres out there that you can think of, and probably some that you can’t.


  • When: November 5-7, 2010
  • Where: Madison, Wisconson

Convention Details

TeslaCon is an immersion convention – a place where fans express themselves in an environment that’s as close to Victorian as we can make it in the 21st century.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

  • When: March 4-6, 2011
  • Where: Tucson, Arizona

Convention Details

Wild Wild West Con is Arizona’s first and only steampunk convention and festival. This is a revolutionary re-invention of the standard hotel-based convention. The core of our event is within Old Tucson Studios, a famous movie studio and amusement park built in 1939. For this weekend only, Old Tucson is transforming into the town of Rusted Gear.

World Steam Expo

  • When: May 27-30, 2011
  • Where: Dearborn, Michigan

Convention Details

The Premier Steampunk event of the Midwest welcomes you one and all for an event the likes the world has yet to witness. Join us for 4 days of wonder, amazement and splendor as we cater you to an event 120 years in the making. From special guests, unique programming, concerts, contests and more. Memorial Day Weekend, 2010 in Dearborn, Michigan. In conjunction with the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We look forward to meeting you, and your expectations.

Canadian Steampunk Conventions

I could only locate information for one steampunk convention in Canada.

Canadian National Steampunk Exhibition

  • When: April 29-May 1, 2011
  • Where: Toronto, Canada

Convention Details

Join us to help Steampunk Canada celebrate nothing but the very finest in Steampunk Culture, Music, Performance and Craft!

European Steampunk Conventions

Here are a handful of steampunk conventions in Europe.

Convencion Steampunk BCN

  • When: November 13-14, 2010
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain

Convention Details

Spain’s newest steampunk convention.

The Asylum

  • When: September 10-11, 2011
  • Where: Britain

Convention Details

The biggest steampunk festival in Europe!

Thanks so much Chriss!  This is great!  I really wanted to go to the Convention in Seattle that’s coming up but it looks like I won’t make it.  Hard to do those things with kids.
Have any of you been to a Steampunk convention?  Tell us about it!
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  1. haven’t been to one yet. hopefully one day, i’ll give it a try. don’t know if you’ve gone to renaissance faires, but there is quite a niche group that take part by way of clothing and accessories for sale.

  2. I am the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition. We are a steampunk convention being held September 16 to 18, 2011.

    Here are the specifics:

    Where: Courtyard Fitchburg 150 Royal Plaza Drive · Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420 USA

    When: September 16 to 18, 2011

    Guests: Abney Park

    Registration: Pre-Registration (3-day passes only):
    December 6, 2010 – January 31, 2011 — $45.
    February 1 – March 31, 2011 — $55.
    April 1 – May 31, 2011 – $65.
    June 1 – End of registration – $75.

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