Welcome, all, to Steamcon, our inaugural steampunk symposium here in the lovely Pacific Northwest.

Activities and event planning are being schemed and plotted. If you have been sent here by one of our gracious collaborators, you may already have some vague inkling of the nature of the event that we are working to host. Guests, vendors and artisans are being consulted and coerced persuaded to aid in our humble endeavor.

So what can you look forward to?
  • A Vendor’s Bazaar packed with exotic wares
  • An Art Exhibition
  • The Perpetual Teatime and Hospitality suite
  • The Magic Lantern Theater
  • Talks and discussions on all matters steampunk
  • Gun modification demonstrations
  • Lessons in etiquette
  • Steam technology exhibitions
  • Games and diversions of a role playing nature
  • Cabaret acts presented by the esteemed Mr. Bodewell
Much more to be announced, including several limited capacity events like our High Tea and Fashion Show, and a special concert!


Tim Powers has the great honor of being one of the authors about whom steampunk was coined. In his books he strictly adheres to established historical facts, but he contrives to let the possible occult or supernatural factors explain the motivations and actions of the completely real characters. His book The Anubis Gates won the Philip K. Dick Award, and with its completely plausible supernatural time-travel aspects is a thoroughly steampunk romp. We look eagerly forward to a visit from Tim and his beautiful wife Serena.


Paul Guinan is a Chicago-born multimedia artist whose eclectic career includes stints as a storyboard artist, cinematographer, ad-agency illustrator, kinetic sculptor, mural painter, production designer, radio DJ, model maker, silkscreener, and even wax-figure restorer for a Ripley’s Museum. His Victorian robots web site has garnered international acclaim, especially his pages about Boilerplate, the Mechanical Marvel of the Nineteenth Century.


Abney Park has been featured on a number of movie soundtracks, including Insomnis Amour, Goth, and Lord of the Vampires. The band‘s music has also been featured in many compilation CDs, including Cleopatra Records The Unquiet Grave vol. III, Annihilation and Seduction, Eighteen and many more. Find out more about them and our other musical acts on our Music page.


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Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 South 176th Street
Seattle, Washington 98188 USA
Phone: 1-206-241-2000
Fax: 1-206-248-0789