Letter from the Chair – Villains & Heroes

Welcome to our new lair! Every Villain or Hero needs a place to call home and Clockwork Alchemy is the San Francisco Bay Area’s own steampunk convention, and this year we celebrate the Villains and Heroes of alternative history, sci-fi, and fantasy. That is right, VILLAINS and Heroes. Why put villains first? Like two sides …

Clockwork Alchemy 2022: Marvelous Makers Has Concluded – Thank You From the Chair

Thank you Clockwork Alchemy family!  So many of you showed up this weekend to catch up with old friends and make new ones at our Marvelous Makers event.  We have always had teachers and makers sharing their skills with us, but this year we had twice as many workshops in new and exciting areas. Wearable …

2022 Dance Program

* Special instructions: Please meet near the ballroom entrance for contemporary etiquette primor. Classes will end 10 minutes early to allow room’s air to cycle. The goal of this class is to introduce students to the basics of the waltz, open and closed.   Saturday: 3-5 3-4pm  Class 1:  BASICS OF WALTZING APART:      Posture, basic steps, finding …

2022 Musical Guest: The Forgetmenauts

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, The Forgetmenauts weave folklore and mythology into a strange, fresh, and rich soundscape. Their musicality, featuring everything from clarinet and mandolin to distorted guitar and sonically warped cello, is orchestral, folksy, alternative, and punk all at once. Their lyrics spin old tales and new into exciting and poetic …

Author Guests at Clockwork Alchemy 2022

Guest of Honor Patricia C. Wrede (she/her) is a best-selling fantasy author hailing from Minnesota. Her book series include the Enchanted Forest Chronicles,); the Cecelia and Kate novels, co-written with Caroline Stevermer; the Mairelon books, which take place in Regency England; and the Old-West Frontier Magic series. She also penned Wrede on Writing and publishes …

Aurelio Voltaire: Musical Guest

Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, author, creator of comic books, films, animation, toys and home decor. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions …

Patricia Wrede, Author Guest of Honor

Patricia Collins Wrede was born March 27, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. She and her siblings (she is the eldest of five) grew up in the Chicago suburbs. She attended Carleton College, where she earned an A.B. in Biology and took no English or writing courses at all. Following graduation, she earned a Masters in Business …