• Aethertopia 2019 is coming...

    One of the BIGGEST Steampunk Events in America!
  • June 29th and 30th

    in the Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds
  • The Clockyard Awaits

    The Community Builder Space at Aethertopia

A Steampunk World Awaits You...

Come Visit the Nomadic City of Steampunk Makers

In the year 1895, an officer of the Empire had the incredibly good fortune to stumble upon a crashed airship! On board was a small group of intrepid adventurers who had mastered Time Travel! Using their knowledge, he was able to construct a time travel device of sufficient power and proportions to transport a ship the size of an entire city… through time itself!

Aethertopia is that city within a ship. Contained in its borders you will find the Seven Maker Guild Districts, each dedicated to a different skill of Steampunk making. There are Hatters, Explorers, Story Tellers, Inventors, Seamsters, Artists, and even Assassins! And the beautiful part is you, a person of your time, can join a Guild by submitting your own creations to become part of the show!

The Nomadic City of Steampunk Makers

A weekend of Inspiration and Sharing for Steampunks of all kinds

Activities

From Teapot Racing to PetanCthulhu to Workshops and Symposiums on Making, there is something for everyone to do at Aethertopia.

Passports & Tickets

Welcome to the Ticket Line! Planning on visiting our little Nomadic City of Steampunk Makers? Well, you'll need a Passport if you want to be here for…

The Great Exhibition

Aethertopia opens its doors to local Makers, Artists, and Craftspeople of all Steampunk types to display their greatest works in an annual Exhibition you won't want to…

Abney Park Concert

Announcing Abney Park: Live from Aethertopia Abney Park is returning to West Florida for the first time in over a decade! Don’t miss your chance at seeing…

The Latest News from Aethertopia

Commemorative Collectible Pins have Arrived! Have a look! (VIDEO)

We are SO excited! The new commemorative collectible pins have arrived! These are custom made and are absolutely gorgeous! Solid metal, with standard pin backs. There are only about 30 still…

So What IS this “Clockyard” Thing?

You’ve read about it in Steampunk Explorer Magazine. Now it’s time for us to fess up and explain what we’ve been planning for the last year. The Clockyard is like…

Abney Park Concert: Father’s Day Special!

So, with just TWO WEEKS until the concert, the staff of Aethertopia and the Band decided to do something a little bit crazy. Save $20 on Two Abney Park: Live…

Maker Submission Ends on Saturday, June 15th!

Be sure you get your submission in to be part of the Great Exhibition of Steampunk Makers, at Aethertopia 2019. the submissions this year have been amazing, and you deserve…

Meet Your Master Maker- James Neathery

James Neathery, famous for his Steampunk creations, as well as his appearance on the TV program, “Steampunk’d”, took some time to answer questions about his work. He will be at…

Ceud mile failte – A Hundred Thousand Welcome to Fair Isles Trading Company

Aethertopia is so proud and happy to have Robin and Sandy of Fair Isles Trading Company back in the Nomadic City of Steampunk Makers for 2019! Last year they lit…

Anachronistic Alchemy Returns to Aethertopia in 2019

Please join us in supporting another wonderful creator and artist, April at Anachronistic Alchemy. April does such a wonderful job with jewelry and accessories, only a photo can begin to…

Senior and First Responder/Military Discounts

If you are a Senior (aged 55 and over) or serving in the military, a veteran, or a first responder, then you can use the following discounts to save 20%…

Professor Edison A. Wellington Presents: A Character in the Making

A good Steampunk persona is more than a name, and Professor Wellington, World-Renowned Steampunk Maker, will walk you through the steps of creating a memorable, fascinating, and fun to portray…

The Return of Steampunk Garage – Where Hardware Meets Fashion

In 2018, Steampunk Garage rocked the ship with their amazing creations. Their shop on Etsy can give you a really good indicator of what you will find when you walk…

ANNOUNCEMENT: James Neathery Appearing at Aethertopia 2019

One of the most famous and dedicated Steampunk Makers in the Steampunk world of brass and leather is James Neathery. His work exemplifies the very heart of Steampunk, with his…

Meet Your Master of Ceremonies – Matt Knowles

Matt Knowles has become a familiar friend in the Florida steampunk community.  Creator of Heirs of Isildur, a mash up of comic, music, and steampunk culture, Matt shares his work…

PetanCthulhu: The Official Sport of Aethertopia

Every nation has its official sport, and Aethertopia is no exception to that rule! Many years ago (Or in the future, depending on when we are telling you this) we…

Aethertopia Hotel Special – Comfort Inn

Once again the fine gentlefolk at Comfort Suites (right across the road from the event location) have given Aethertopia guests a HUGE discount off their regular prices for our amazing…

Abney Park Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Announcing Abney Park: Live from Aethertopia Abney Park is returning to West Florida for the first time in over a decade! Don’t miss your chance at seeing them LIVE at…

Meet Your Master Maker- Captain Robert Brown

Captain Robert Brown was one of the first Master Makers to support our concept of celebrating Steampunk making in all its myriad forms.  No surprise, since Brown has been making…

What is Steampunk?

by Lady Charlotte Halloway If you ask a dozen Steampunks “what is steampunk?”, there is a good chance you will get a dozen different answers, even if only slightly varied.…

*SOLD OUT* – First Print Run of 2018 Yearbook is Gone!!!

What great response! The 2018 Yearbooks have sold out. Anyone who ordered before April 10, 2019 has had their yearbooks SHIPPED. Watch your mailbox as the last few orders are…

Meet Your Master Maker- Thirl Hupp

If you’re involved at all in Central Florida Cosplay then Thirl Hupp will be a familiar name.  Thirl not only has some of the most innovative and creative cosplay costumes…

Amazing News from Aethertopia!

You asked for it! We heard you loud and clear!!! Captain Robert was a HUGE hit as a Guest Judge at Last Year’s show. Hundreds of fans asked us to…

Join Our Steampunk Village

Another weekend is here and in Florida the event season is just getting in gear. The Aethertopia team celebrated last weekend with our partners in time at SyFy Bartow— Sean…

Aethertopia 2019 Date is Set and Coordinates are Fixed!

Aethertopia 2019 is coming to Tampa, returning to the most grand Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds for another weekend of creative inspiration and Maker celebration! Set your own…