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!!!

6th Annual Yule Steam is Almost Here!

1864 Tavern on California Street is hosting us again for the Sixth Annual Yule Steam! Free and open to the public, this event benefits Christmas on the Corridor, a local charity that collects and distributes toys and warm clothes for Reno children (and adults) in need. So, bring a toy or 20 to donate, bring…

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HDS Con Vendor & Art Gallery Apps

Want to vend, sell your art or display your art that the 2016 High Desert Steam Con? Sign up now!

High Desert Steam Con

We happy to announce the 2016 High Desert Steam Con March 18, 19 & 20 at the Nugget Casino Resort, in Sparks, Nevada The event will feature vendors, an art gallery, workshops and symposiums and live entertainment. Tickets on sale now! Remember to make your Hotel Reservations  And for the ultimate Cosplay experience, remember to buy your tickets…

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2016 Steampunk Art Contest

A STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE To celebrate 6 years of steamy fun, High Desert Steam is holding a Steampunk Art Contest! The image of the winning artwork will adorn the High Desert Steam 2016 T-shirt and will be displayed at all HDS major events. PRIZES: 2 t-shirts with your art printed on the front 2 tickets to…

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Up To The Minute Ball Announcements!

First, we are nearly sold out, but there are still tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://brownpapertickets.com/event/1423335 General Public tickets are now $50. On Saturday, the price will be $75, if we have any space left. Don’t delay any longer! You can also still buy tickets for the Asha Show, Paint and Sip with Toppy,…

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