Homemade Pinboards for Displaying Enamel Pin Collections

By Matt Freedman As my collection of enamel pins grew, I realized that I needed somewhere to display them. At a con, I saw a vendor selling coffin-shaped pinboards. I ordered a custom one, but realized that I needed something larger. I did some online research about making my own pinboard from old mirror frames….

The Codex of Quills #1

A steampunk serial adventure with a new author every episode! Episode 1: The Hedgehog by Dover Whitecliff Hot. Smoky. Irritating. Any or all of which could pertain to the wildfire-permeated valley air, or the mélange of personalities on the bus. Or the perfect description of Kilpatrick’s commute from the cubicle farm to the coffee house…

Vendor Showcase: Blue Moon Designs

Katherine the Great began designing costumes in 1995 while still in high school, inspired by the lack of interesting clothing and costuming in her sizable size.  She has brought that same commitment to beautiful clothes that fit well to her unique accessory business Blue Moon Designs. Learn more, see Katherine the Great’s creations, and shop…

Steep Thoughts from The Aviary Teahouse

By Astra Kim Welcome to Steep Thoughts! The Aviary is the imaginary teahouse of Astra, CA’s Head of Logistics. When she’s not building conventions with her amazing team, she’s a life-long tea enthusiast who reads too many books on the subject and will talk your ear off if given half a chance. Astra brews in…

Clockwork Currents Issue #1

Contents Letter from the Chairs Steep Thoughts from the Aviary Teahouse – A Love Letter to Simplicity Steampunk 101 with Gene Forrer Craft Corner – How to Make Pinboards Fiction – The Codex of Quills – Ep1 Vendor Showcase: Blue Moon Designs Activities and Events Letter from the Chairs Greetings Clockwork Alchemy family! In these…

Basic Guide to Submitting Content to Clockwork Currents

The time has come for you to share your marvelous talents, contraptions, skills or knowledge with your fellows but not sure how to format it? Need tips on how to record video for it, need help with copy, or just how to get started?  We are here to support you and will be happy to…

Clockwork Alchemy 2020/2021 Artist’s Bazaar Vendors List

The artists of the Clockwork Alchemy Artist’s Bazaar bring a spectrum of hand-crafted magic to fans and shoppers each year. This year, the convention has been postponed to 2021, and as appreciation for the hard work and achievement it took to pass the juried application process, all artists are automatically accepted for Clockwork Alchemy’s 2021…

Clockwork Alchemy 2020 Streaming Concert – YouTube Streams

Thank you for attending our concert. See the recorded performances below. Lobby Chathttps://youtu.be/ZugaObBZQ6U Now Playing: Lee Pressonhttps://www.leepresson.com/https://www.patreon.com/leepresson Aaron Shay Dogwood: https://youtu.be/XejYEy1H4aMBandcamp: https://dogwood.bandcamp.com Paypal: dogwoodmusicmaker@gmail.com CashApp: $LazarusRise Sarah ShayBandcamp: https://dogwood.bandcamp.com Paypal: dogwoodmusicmaker@gmail.com CashApp: $LazarusRise https://sarahshay.bandcamp.com/ https://www.sarahshay.com https://www.patreon.com/SarahShay https://www.patreon.com/PilotHouse Unwomanhttps://www.unwoman.com/ https://www.patreon.com/unwoman Nathaniel JohnstoneMy Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nathanieljohn… My Bandcamp: https://nathanieljohnstone.bandcamp.com/ Crystal Bright:Venmo – @crystalbrightmusic Paypal – paypal.me/crystalbrightmusic Patreon –…

Change or Cancel Your Hyatt Reservation

Did you reserve a room for Clockwork Alchemy 2020? If you now need to cancel your reservation, you can change or cancel your reservation without penalty as long as you do it more than 48 hours in advance of the scheduled start of your stay. To find your room and modify your reservation, click here….

Clockwork Alchemy Postponed to 2021

Message from the Chairs: It is with heavy hearts that, in accordance with the public health guidelines of San Mateo County and the Governor’s Office of California regarding the spread of COVID 19, we must announce the cancellation of Clockwork Alchemy 2020 (March 20-22, 2020).   We dearly love our CA Family and we must do…

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands, Musical Guests

If you’re not getting enough accordion and saw in your music, have we got a a treat for you! Returning to Clockwork Alchemy 2020 is Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands! Award winning singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Crystal Bright, has played over 1000 shows from Canada to San Diego, Florida to Seattle since 2010. Bright…

Aaron Shay, Musical Guest

Returning to Clockwork Alchemy in 2020 is Aaron Shay. Maybe you heard songs from his album “Apocalypse Stories” last year. If you didn’t catch him before, this is your chance to enjoy the fun! Sci-fi singer-songwriter Aaron J. Shay is a balladeer who blends old-world banjo twang with modern melancholy. His performances are highly interactive…