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!!!

Yule Steam 2017 is Coming to Town!

It’s getting colder out, and that means the holidays are right around the corner!  High Desert Steam’s 8th annual Yule Steam party is sneaking right up, too.  Come join us as we celebrate the season on Friday, December 1st at the Headquarters Bar, 219 W 2nd St. in downtown Reno.

Flash Sale Extended in Honor of Leaving Burning Man Woes + Schedule

Ladies and Laddies, we are just over a week away from the fantabulous 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball at Pipers Opera House in Virginia City! Don’t have your ticket yet? Get your tickets here.  In honor of our Burning Man friends who were stuck in unbelievable traffic and unable to successfully access Eventbrite on spotty…

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More Fun and More Food for The Sixth Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball Weekend!

Are you headed up to Virginia City for the 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball?  Well you have to eat, right?  Why not eat well and be entertained?  Tickets for all the following meals are available on our Ticket Page. Tickets to all meals are available for the 12 and under crowd at half price. If…

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The 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball: Under the Sea

Subtitle: A Celebration of the Explorers’ Club’s Discovery of the Northern Nevada Ichthyosaur To be held on September 17, 2016 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, NV. Buy Tickets HERE. Sustaining Members, please email ball@highdesertsteam.com to get your secret code. For updates and to connect with the conversation, join our Facebook event HERE. Be sure to…

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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