- The Bay Area could be said to be blessed with two steampunk conventions.
Nova Albion happened, took some time off, and is now happening again from April 26 - 28, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.
Clockwork Alchemy happens over Memorial Day weekend at the San Jose Doubletree Hotel, and they've announced a bunch of musical guests. Of course, costumers are always welcome at Clockwork Alchemy, and most everyone attending graces the halls with their finery. What I love about Clockwork Alchemy is all the "hands on" workshops that happen. Last year, we had a how to decorate your googles workshop, among many others. What steampunk convention wouldn't have a ball? We've got one, too, the Emperor Norton Ball. Lots of stuff will be happening, and we're hoping that you'll grace our halls and rooms with your presence.
Full disclosure: I am on the staff of Clockwork Alchemy.