High Desert Steam is a Reno based, Northern Nevada Steampunk group. Whether you’re a life-styler or a hobbiest, a cos-player or just curious, you’re welcome! We’re interested in a past that never was and a future that may have been – the sci fi and phantasmagorical in the age of steam.

High Desert Steam was organized to further the understanding of Steampunk and as a venue for Northern Nevada (and it’s environs) to discuss all aspects of Steampunk including promotion of Steampunk events by any and all who hold them. High Desert Steam does not discriminate – merely requests that all who post and attend have one goal in mind – furtherance and joy in this genre called STEAMPUNK!!!

The Steampunk Adventure is HERE!

We are thrilled to welcome all Steampunk Con goers today! Here are some useful links: HDS Con Map HDS Con Schedule of Events Share your photos on our Shutterfly Account

High Desert Steam Con is almost here!

The wait is almost over. The Grand Opening for High Desert Steam Con is Friday at 1:00 pm. Will Call opens at 12:00 pm. See you there!

HDS Con Tea Dueling

Vivian M. Dare and her Thévandères will be hosting Tea Dueling in the Comstock Mercantile during the following hours:  Friday, 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm; Saturday 11-12 am and 3-4 pm; and Sunday 10-11 am and 2-3 pm. Random duels may be convened at any time, as may a spot of tea and relaxing conversation. Please Note:…

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HDS Con Meet & Greet

Friday, March 18 6:00 – 8:00 pm Come meet the Teachers, Lectures and Special Guests that will be at the High Desert Steam Con. Special Guest, Ave Rose, Artist & Maker Special Guest, Doctor Phineas T. Kastle, Gentleman Extraordinaire Dawn Devine, Author, Costumer, Belly Dancer, Historian & Artist Killbuck, Artist, Illustrator & Fabricator Featured Maker,…

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HDS Con T-Shirt Pre-Sales

Wondering who won this year’s Steampunk Art Contest? The winner is Night Flight by Steve Gaddis. Congratulation Steve! Get your official 2016 t-shirt for the High Desert Steam Con as it is now available on a t-shirt, pre-sale, for pickup at HDS Con. Remember there will be a limited number of the these available at the…

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