Clockwork Alchemy is the San Francisco Bay Area’s own steampunk convention, celebrating alternative history, sci-fi, and fantasy.

For anyone who loves sci-fi with an alternate history spin, Clockwork Alchemy provides a 3-day event with an immersive environment, welcoming community, and many hours of panels, games, social events, and concerts. Clockwork Alchemy is a great event for readers, artists, makers, crafters, costumers, fans, families and more, coming the weekend of April 7-9, 2023.

This coming year’s theme is “Villains & Heroes” in our new lair the San Mateo Marriot. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Immerse yourself in fun and activities all weekend long. Attend educational panels and classes to learn history, science, literature, crafts and martial arts.

In the evenings, the convention transforms into a showcase of entertainment and music, with concerts and dancing.

2023 Author Guests

Last Year’s Content

Some panels and workshops have limited seating and/or materials fees. Check if a panel or workshop has a size limit or materials fee here on Eventbrite.

2022 Guests of Honor

Shannon O’Hare
Maker Guest of Honor
Kathy O’Hare
Maker Guest of Honor
Patricia Wrede
Author Guest of Honor
Kij Greenwood
Fashion Guest of Honor

Instructors of the 2022 War Room

Click on the individual instructors to see their class information.

Brooke Boyer
Chad Goerzen
David Laudenslager
Fred Kaye
Henry Hill
John Sullins
Jonathan Magno
Rey Magdael
Tin Ngo
Michael Kirkley

2022 Musical Guests

Strangely Doesburg
Lee Presson and the Nails
Aurelio Voltaire
The Forgetmenauts