Cosplay at Clockwork Alchemy and FanimeCon
Clockwork Alchemy and FanimeCon were full of costumed characters. Some were inspired by movies, TV shows, video games and comic books. Others came from the imaginations of the cosplayers. It's performance art, and I was impressed by how easily they struck interesting poses. Here are some photos, plus additional shots from FanimeCon...
Visual Tour: Steampunks Converge at 2017 Clockwork Alchemy
Last year, I paid a quick visit to Clockwork Alchemy, the steampunk convention in San Jose. This time, I took a deeper dive and spent most of the weekend there. Here's my report from the event, plus lots of photos of the characters and their creations...
Visual Tour: Steampunk and Other Creative Anachronisms @Maker Faire 2017
The do-it-yourself spirit runs strong in steampunk culture, so it's no surprise that many projects at Maker Faire had that wondrous techno-Victorian look. One section was devoted to steampunk, but you could find steampunk-inspired contraptions throughout the fairgrounds. Other projects were not steampunk in the strictest sense, but shared a similar sort of creative anachronism.
Will That Be Rye or Klabasto? A Guide to Finding Steampunk Fonts
Whether you want free fonts or you're willing to pay a few bucks, many websites offer typefaces that have a steampunk vibe. But these sites don't always make it easy to find the fonts that work best for you. Here's a guide to the top sources for free and premium steampunk fonts. You'll also find useful tips for searching those sites.
A Visual Tour of Clockwork Alchemy
I've long been a fan of steampunk, but Clockwork Alchemy in San Jose was my first steampunk convention. A couple things I learned: Many steampunks are highly creative, and they know how to pose for the camera. Here's a visual tour...
Steampunk @Maker Faire 2015
Steampunk is a natural fit for maker culture, so it's no surprise that Maker Faire includes a section devoted to these artists. Here's a look at some of their creations at the 2015 event, including the Vortex Smoke Ring Blaster, Obtainium Works and a Steampunk Pirate Ship. Also: Tintype Photography, Rhino Redemption and Celestial Mechanica, a project first seen at Burning Man.