Steampunk Con

Break out those top hats, goggles and gears, Steampunk Con is the alternative steampunk convention!
Steampunk con is a welcoming and whimsical place for all fandoms! From the creators of Dark Side Of The Con, we welcome steampunks, geeks, comic nerds, goths, punks, and alternative people of all kinds.   Whether this is your first steampunk-themed event or you’re a veteran, Steampunk Con is the must-see event of 2019.
Because it’s ‘More than just brown goth’!

June 21st, 22nd and 23rd. 2019
Our Venue: the Radisson in Piscataway, NJ (between NYC and Philly)

For 3 days we take over the The Radisson in Piscataway, NJ for an interactive Steampunk experience featuring bands, burlesque performers, panels, presentations, dance parties, pool party, vendors and more!
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Featured Bands:
Stabbing Westward
Victor Sierra
The Long Losts
Holly Brewer / HUMANWINE
The Amatory Murder
Chmcl Str8jckt
Valentine Wolfe
The Eternal Frontier
Infinitus Mortus
The Mary Lous
Aunt Ange
Dust Bowl Faeries

Featured Performers:
Karnevil (Sideshow)
Jeffrey Jene (Magician)

Full list of Bands & Performers

Steampunk Costume Contest
Maker’s Contest for best invention
Steampunk Costume Ball
Facial Hair competition
Steampunk vs Goth – Victorian dj dance night
Steampunk Tea Party
Pool Party
Open Mic
+ more!
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Panels & Presentations:
The Museum of Interesting Things
The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes
The History of Jack the Ripper
Steampunk Makeup Transformations
+ more!
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Brought to you by VampireFreaks has over 15 years of event planning experience and also brings you the highly successful Dark Side Of The Con

What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

Featured Vendors

Bohlander House Press

Welcome to Bohlander House Press, or BH Press for short. Here we focus on stories that go against the grain, take a twist on tales of old. We bring you tales that are new as well, where they seem mundane but launch you into a world of mystery, magic, fantasy and other places you wish to travel. We are the rebels, the misfits, the ones that didn’t belong. Here we belong, here we have a voice. So join us on this journey, and find your voice along the way.



Deviant Elegance

We feature the unusual and handmade. Dog and Human clothing, oddities and just plain fun and cool stuff. We feature our own handmade things plus a variety of local artisans and makers.





K & C Candy tempers only the finest Belgian chocolate for our confections, using natural ingredients and flavors in making everything we create. Everything we do is small batch and hand crafted. Even our “out-of-this-world” caramels are cooked, cooled, cut and wrapped like everything we do here…from our loving hands to your palates.


Mani the Uncanny

An NYC visionary artist. Mani paints ordinary women into exotic, self-empowered goddesses. Mani’s work focuses on exploring women’s sexual empowerment, and the idea of the divine feminine. Through her strong, sensual ladies she wants to show women their own strength and encourage them to love themselves. There is not enough self-love in the world. Mani has seen first hand how a woman’s self-image can be negatively influenced. Her women are not dainty little orchids to be looked at. They are Queens, Warriors, Heroines, and Femme Fatales. Rulers in their element.


Mark Eliot Schwabe

Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith creates steampunk jewelry and sculpture of the highest quality. Many pieces are interactive, with moving parts – fun! Pieces are made using time honored traditional techniques, from raw metal stock. A wide range of price points available. See his FAMOUS propeller demonstration.


Mystic realm artisan

We sell restored vintage pocket watch and clocks. Our Elf ears are a favorite with everyone. Mystic realm artisan is the Purveyor of uncommon goods.





All Time Traveler Outfitters

All Time Traveler Outfitters clothing designs are made at our shop in Smithville, TN… And all of my items are handmade individual pieces. I love what I do and want to share that love of historical/fantastic clothing with you. Contact me with your dreams and we’ll dream together.