2018-2019 Steampunk Conventions Schedule For USA, Canada, Europe and Oceania

What is a Steampunk Convention?

A steampunk convention is an organized gathering of steampunk lovers which stretches on continents and has been happening for many years. Bellow you will find a list of all known steampunk convention in USA, Canada, Europe and Oceania for 2018 and 2019 years.

Many vendors or merchants also attend these conventions and display their merchandise for anyone interested in upgrading their steampunk costume or to decorate their house as well as other various creative uses for steampunk themed self made projects.


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How to prepare for a steampunk convention?

Usually, you will have to travel to another nearby or not so nearby city to attend a steampunk convection. That is, unless you are lucky to have organized in your home city. You will also have to reserve a hotel and pack your steampunk cosplay outfit in your suitcase to wear at the festival day.

Usually, convention organizer will make arrangements with the nearby hotel/s and give you all the details about prices for staying in the hotel, parking, breakfast/lunch as well as possible a shuttle service or other means of transportation to be able to get to the venue on time.

All this will require some planning on your part to make sure your experience at the steampunk fair is maximally enjoyable.

Also, don’t forget to get some information about the weather that you might be expecting. If there is a great possibility for raining you may even want to plan an umbrella as part of your steampunk outfit.

To prevent your precious gadgets and clothing to be damaged prepare yourself by getting some protective bubble wrap and other protective means to safely wrap your outfit during travel to and from steampunk fair.

2018 Steampunk conventions in USA list

Arisia 2018January 12-15, 2018Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, MA
Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret 2018January 20-21, 2018New England Carousel Museum
Bristol, CT
The Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire 2018January 26-27, 2018The Regency Ballroom
San Francisco, CA
The Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire 2018February 9-10, 2018The Globe Theater
Los Angeles, CA
Cochise College Comic Con 2018February 10-11, 2018Cochise College
Sierra Vista, AZ
AnachroCon 2018February 16-18, 2018Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
Atlanta, GA
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 2018March 1-4, 2018Old Tucson
Tucson, AZ
WhimsyCon 2018March 2-4, 2018Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Denver, CO
Geneva Steam Convention 2018March 9-11, 2018Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan, WI
All-Con Dallas 2018March 15-18, 2018InterContinental Dallas
Addison, TX
Clockwork Alchemy 2018March 23-25, 2018Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
Gaslight Gathering 2018April 6-8, 2018Handlery Hotel San Diego
San Diego, CA
Concinnity / Kappa Kon 201821-Apr-18Milwaukee School of Engineering, Cudahy Student Center
Milwaukee, WI
International Steampunk Symposium 2018April 27-29, 2018Ramada Plaza Cincinnati Sharonville
Cincinnati, OH
COGS Expo 2018May 4-6, 2018Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset
Piscataway Township, NJ
Steampunk World’s Fair 2018 CancelledMay 4-6, 2018Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset
Piscataway, NJ
Wild West Steam Fest 201805-May-18Heritage Museum of Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
Ratha Con 201812-May-18Athens Community Center
Athens, OH
Watch City Steampunk Festival 201812-May-18Waltham Common
Waltham, MA
Southern Steampunk Expo 2018May 19-20, 2018The Warehouse
Gulfport, MS
Mobicon 2018May 25-27, 2018Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
Mobile, AL
Cogs & Corsets 2018June 1-3, 2018Downtown
Bloomington, IL
Brass Screw Confederacy 2018June 8-10, 2018Various Locations
Port Townsend, WA
NuCon 2018June 8-10, 2018Gadsden Convention Hall
Gadsden, AL
Blackthorne Steam 2018June 9-11, 2018Blackthorne Resort
East Durham, NY
Aethertopia 2018July 7-8, 2018Florida State Fairgrounds
Tampa, FL
GEAR Con 2018July 7-8, 2018University Place Hotel & Conference Center
Portland, OR
Motor City Steam Con 2018July 13-15, 2018Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport
Romulus, MI
Ama-Con 2018August 4-5, 2018Amarillo Civic Center
Amarillo, TX
Britishfest 2018August 4-5, 2018Comfort Inn & Suites Omaha Central
Omaha, NE
Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival 201818-Aug-18Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mount Washington, NH
SteamPunk Festival 201825-Aug-18Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Medina, NY
Dragon Con 2018August 30 – September 3, 2018Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree
Atlanta, GA
MetaCon 2018August 31 – September 2, 2018Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Big River Steampunk Festival 2018August 31 – September 3, 2018Downtown
Hannibal, MO
Fandom Dakota Convention 201808-Sep-18Northern State University Student Center
Aberdeen, SD
The Enchanted City 201815-Sep-18Downtown Troy
Troy, NY
Steampunk Spectacle 201829-Sep-18Athens Public Library
Athens, OH
Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2018October 5-7, 2018Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, CA
SWFLSteamCon 201813-Oct-18Araba Shrine Temple
Fort Myers, FL
Oxnard Steampunk Fest 2018October 13-14, 2018Heritage Square
Oxnard, CA
Steamposium 2018 CancelledOctober 26-28, 2018Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, WA
Steampunk November 2018November 9-11, 2018Amber Inn Academy of Arts
Venus, TX
Fantasy Masquerade Ball 201810-Nov-18Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT
TeslaCon 2018November 15-18, 2018Madison Marriott West
Middleton, WI
Chicago Pop Culture Con 2018November 24-25, 2018Pheasant Run Resort – Mega Center
St. Charles, IL
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2019 USA Steampunk Convention List

Arisia 2019January 18-21, 2019Boston Park Plaza
Boston, MA
STCE’s Comic Con 2019January 26-27, 2019Texas A&M International University Student Center
Laredo, TX
GalaxyFest 2019February 1-3, 2019The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO
Cochise College Comic Con 2019February 9-10, 2019Cochise College
Sierra Vista, AZ
Clockwork Alchemy 2019March 22-24, 2019Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Burlingame, CA
International Steampunk Symposium 2019March 29-31, 2019Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Eastgate (I-275e)
Cincinnati, OH
Steampunk Con 2019June 7-9, 2019Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset
Piscataway, NJ
MinCon 2019July 13, 2019Mineola Memorial Library
Mineola, NY
Dragon Con 2019August 29 – September 2, 2019Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree
Atlanta, GA
PA STEAM Fest 2019August 31, 2019ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Bethlehem, PA
Springfield Steampunk Festival 2019September 21-22, 2019Hartness House Inn
Springfield, VT
Chicago Steampunk Exposition 2019September 27-29, 2019The Westin O’Hare
Rosemont, IL
C.O.G.S. ExpoMay 17th-19thParsippany, NJ

 2018 Canadian Steampunk Convention List

Congrès Boréal 2018May 4-6, 2018Temple Maçonnique de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coldwater Steampunk Festival 2018August 9-11, 2018The Coldwater Mill / Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum
Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa Geek Market 2018September 28-30, 2018Nepean Sportsplex
Nepean, Ontario, Canada

 2018 European Steampunk Convention List

Crewe Steampunk Convivial 2018May 26-28, 2018Multiple Venues
Crewe, UK
Asylum Steampunk Festival 2018August 24-27, 2018Bishop Grossteste University / Cathedral Quarter of the City of Lincoln
Lincoln, UK
Feria Steampunk Barcelona 2018September 29-30, 2018Cotxeres de Sants
Barcelona, Spain
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 2019 European Steampunk Convention List

Steamfest Papenburg 2019September 13-15, 2019Gut Altenkamp
Papenburg, Germany

 2018 Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Island Steampunk Convention List

Steampunk NZ Festival 2018May 31 – June 4, 2018Oamaru Club
Oamaru, New Zealand
Steampunk The Thames 2018November 8-11, 2018Downtown Thames
Thames, New Zealand

 2019 Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Island Steampunk Convention List

Steampunk NZ Festival 2019May 30 – June 3, 2019Oamaru Club
Oamaru, New Zealand

Photos from steampunk conventions

Here are some photos from various past steampunk conventions so that you can see what to expect there if this is the first time you plan on attending one. The costumes are very varied, creative and lively. Most people come prepared with a cosplay outfit that is in character so to speak that they imagined or decided to emulate. Steampunk goggles, hats, leather jackets but also various gadgets are all very well represented. You will be able to meet many steampunk couples also which come together to enjoy these lively and colorful festivals.

steampunk convention nova albion

Nova Albion Steampunk Convention

A Steampunk Convention in Auckland New Zealand

A Steampunk Convention in Auckland New Zealand

2018 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention at Old Tucson Studios

2018 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention at Old Tucson Studios

Anno 1900 Steampunk Convention 2015 Geeks Life Luxembourg

Anno 1900 Steampunk Convention 2015 Geeks Life Luxembourg

unknown steampunk convection

Unknown Steampunk convection

Videos from steampunk conventions

Here are some selected videos from past steampunk conventions. The amount of creativity that people attending this conventions show is really amazing. No two cosplay outfits look the same and everyone seems to have a good time.

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Steampunk Convention Luxembourg 2016

Lincoln steampunk festival 2017

Coldwater Steampunk 2017

Anno 1900- Steampunk- Convention Fond-de-Gras / Luxembourg 23.09.2017

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