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  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • Strangely Doesburg, MC and Musical Guest
    You were probably thinking you didn't have enough accordion and singalongs in your life right? We have the medicine you need with Strangely Doesburg!
  • Lee Presson and the Nails
    If swing is your thing, the amazing Lee Presson and the Nails will be playing Clockwork Alchemy in March!
  • Phil and Kaja Foglio – Artist Guests of Honor
    Maybe you've heard of these two… Clockwork Alchemy is delighted to announce that Hugo Award winning artists Phil and Kaja Foglio will be 2020's Artist Guests of Honor! Phil Foglio Phil's Bio Phil Foglio grew up in New York. He attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, where he earned a BFA in cartooning (1978). … Read more
  • Marquis of Vaudeville
    Marquis of Vaudeville Having the ambitious wish to propel the entire world into a melodic vortex, Marquis of Vaudeville emits an extraordinary sound that spirals listeners on an utterly imaginative, musical merry-go-round. Listeners never know what moodswung journey they’ll embark upon once these musical highwaymen hijack their consciousness. With imagination at its core, the theatrical flair and … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • Shannon and Kathy O’Hare, Maker Guests of Honor
    Clockwork Alchemy is pleased to announce local Makers and Steampunks, Shannon O’Hare and Kathy O'Hare, will join us this are our Maker Guests of Honor! Shannon's Bio Shannon has been designing and building fantasy buildings and contraptions since the 1980’s when he had his own prop business that supplied to the various theaters in the … Read more
  • Jason Katayanagi, Gaming Guest of Honor
    Jason Katayanagi has been attending Clockwork Alchemy from its inception with the exception of 2013 when his daughter was born only days before the con. He has been an avid board gamer for many years, and he began to play Role Playing games by jumping into D&D 5th Edition head first, and DMing games before … Read more
  • Kij Greenwood, Fashion Guest of Honor
    Kij Greenwood has always been surrounded by costumes. Her family was active in local community theater in her hometown of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. She shared a bedroom with two sisters and a vast costume collection ranging from matadors to giant ostriches. Is it any wonder that she was designing elaborate outfits for imaginary interplanetary beauty pageants … Read more