The Steampunk World

Being the continued explorations of a living steampunk.

The steampunk world is all around us, lying just out of sight, in a continuous thread of steampunk builders and culture that extends from the Victorian era to the present. You'll find no science fiction here: This is real life steampunk.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Steampunk Summer in Oakland

I've moved to Oakland, CA, for the summer and the place is a-bustle with steampunk activity! I think San Francisco is the one place where the steampunks are just thick enough that we can have events that are well attended and get on with the real point of being a steampunk- living life in the setting we imagine to be ideal.


Neverwas is up to something! There are several steam-related projects going on at the Shipyard. One appears to be a steam generator. Another is some three-wheeled contraption with wheels from a 1920s Model T. Recently they hosted a High Tea on the Haul, a lovely afternoon affair that was attended by many folks in splendid regalia. I looked pretty greasy in my coveralls and dirty googles, but hey, I was working. Pewtersmithhas taken lovelier photos than I ever could so I'll let them do the justice:

Raygun Gothic Rocketship

The folks who built the Steampunk Treehouse are tinkering away again, this time on the Raygun Gothic Rocketship

They really are building a big giant rocket. Just like we all did when we were kids, except less duct tape.

Kinetic Steamworks

I wish I had more time to get over to this shop. Pappy was running and newly painted for Maker Faire (which was dominated by steampunks this year); then they suspended the sternwheeler from a crane for the Sand by the Ton party:

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