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 …

Sarah Shay, Musical Guest

Returning to Clockwork Alchemy this year is Seattle musician Sarah Shay! Check out her tracks on Spotify here and enjoy the ukulele fun! Sarah Shay is a writer, musician, and podcaster from Seattle. She plays nerdy songs on ukulele about dead poets, time travel, and fictional hobos, which are usually funny but sometimes sad. She …

Clockwork Alchemy Moves Cautiously Forward Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The Con Chairs and board of Clockwork Alchemy would like to reassure our guests that the convention is still on, and there are are no plans to cancel the event. The safety of our guests is paramount to us. We will be taking precautions to ensure a fun and safe event for all attendees. Clockwork …

Room Reservation Block Extended to March 12!

We know how it is. You probably got distracted attaching the flamethrowers and sonic cannons to the mermaid costume your building, like Gil and Tarvek, but then you looked up and realized that you missed the deadline to reserve a hotel room for Clockwork Alchemy! Fear Not! We anticipated this unfortunate circumstance and have arranged …

Author Guests at Clockwork Alchemy 2020

Literature is one of the pillars of steampunk, with authors combining their loves of history, science fiction, and magic to create powerful stories about worlds that might have been. Clockwork Alchemy 2020 is proud to host so many talented and skilled authors of steampunk fiction. This year, our Guest of Honor is Patricia Wrede, author …

Martial Arts Schedule for the Airship Kamehameha War Room

Experience Martial Arts in the Steampunk ’verse. As time travelers experience Steampunk worlds, they need to be prepared to face mythical beasts, rotting ghouls, possessed air pirates, and dark sorcerers. Our crew has traveled on airships, submarines, and a myriad of steam powered conveyances to the four corners of the globe to bring to you …

Unwoman

Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based solo cellist-singer-songwriter. Her sets feature stand-up electric cello with live looping. She received two Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Awards in 2015, for best solo musician and best album. Unwoman has performed with Amanda Palmer, Voltaire, Abney Park, Rasputina, Stripmall Architecture, Vernian Process, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band, and …

Clockwork Alchemy is pleased to announce a 10% discount is available to US military veterans.

Clockwork Alchemy is grateful to America’s service members, and we are delighted to offer a discount to veterans and retired US military. We would love for you to join us at San Francisco’s own steampunk festival to enjoy whimsical music, art, literature, crafts, shopping, dancing, and more! Our staff includes veterans of all branches, all …

Aurelio Voltaire – Musical Guest and Saturday Concert

Aurelio Voltaire is a master of gothic, dark cabaret, and steampunk music, lifestyle, and culture. An internet and international touring sensation for over 20 years, it is an honor to have him hosting our Late Night Show, March 19, 2020. Join us throughout Clockwork Alchemy to see and hear this incomparable talent. Many describe his …