Author Archives: Ilene Emmons

Behind the scenes hands- Contacts


I want to extend special thanks to those who are working hard behind the scenes and give you some contact information in case you need to reach out to them. All of these addresses have been reactivated and belong to the proper individuals. These are now a better way to reach out than the HDS facebook message becasue it doesn’t always alert when we get a message, so prompt response isn’t a guarantee.

Chair – Shelly Jackson
Vice Chair / Interim Treasurer – Cindy Joy
Secretary – Dominique Nelson
Expo Chair – Shelly Jackson
Ball Chair – Mary Crawley
Web Mistress – Ilene Emmons
Volunteer Coordinator – Stevi Goletto
Interim Vendor Coordinator – Shelly Jackson
Interim Newsletter Editor – Shelly


A special thank you to Shelly Jackson, without all your handwork, none of this would be coming together!



2018 Yule Steam Expo



Join us for our 2018 Yule Steam Expo in Reno, Nevada this November. It will be a two day one evening event.  Be on the look out for upcoming information. Join our Patreon page-  HDS Patreon for sneak peaks, or follow us on Facebook- HDS Facebook . Exciting things are happening, don’t miss out!

Vendor Contract 2018 Expo

2018 Expo Sponsorship

Presenter Application



Strangely has thrice circled the globe, often on a bicycle, with his multi-award winning “rollicking, sing-along, one-man cabaret riot” [Broadway Baby, Edinburgh] Roaring Accordion. Never failing to impress, Strangely draws audiences into an epic world where anything can – and often does – happen.

A steamin’ hot thank you our sponsors!

High Desert Steam would like to thank all of our current sponsors:

  • High Desert Botanicals

  • Tanners Marketplace

  • Twisted Wolf Leather Works

  • Wilbur D. May Museum

Without you our events are not possible. You help with decorating, catering, flyers, dance floors ect. If you are interested in being a sponsor or lending your amazing creative talents to our events, we’d love to hear from you and give you the opportunity to receive sponsorship space on our flyers, postcards and event advertisements. Comment below and let us hear from you or message us on our Facebook page High Desert Steam Its a wonderful opportunity for artisans and businesses alike.





High Desert Steam nurtures a community of Steampunk Cosplayers in the Northern Nevada area.  Instead of asking for large annual fees for our paid memberships, we want small monthly donations to help us put together the amazing Steampunk events we are known for in the community and pay for our minimal overhead.

In return you will receive news, content, and at some levels discounts on and exclusive access to our events. With all the upcoming 2018 events and changes stay in total contact and be some of the first to see what’s in the works with Patreon!

Just hit the link-