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2013-12-12 ibvallejo: Photos from the 2013 Mad Hatters Parade

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibvallejo/sets/72157638599269725/

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Vallejo Times-Herald logo

2013-12-08 Vallejo Times-Herald, "Cold Vallejo night heats up with Mad Hatter Festival"

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_24680618/cold-vallejo-night-heats-up-mad-hatter-festival

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2013-12-07 Connie Ricca: Photos from the 2013 Mad Hatter Parade (Facebook account required)

https://www.facebook.com/connie.ricca1/media_set?set=a.10200840945257122.1073741846.1568717895&type=3

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Girl-Genius-Blog-cover

2013-12-06 Girl Genius Adventures Blog: "Steampunk on the Street"

The Neverwas Haul gets a mention on Phil Foglio's Girl Genius Blog! One of our favorite cartoonists, and creator of the "Girl Genius" graphic novels. http://girlgeniusadventures.com/2013/12/06/steampunk-on-the-street/

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examiner.com

2013-12-06 SF Examiner: "Mad Hatter Holiday Festival in the SF Bay Area on Dec. 7"

The SF Examiner gives a preview of the Dec. 7th Mad Hatter Parade. http://www.examiner.com/article/mad-hatter-holiday-festival-the-sf-bay-area-on-dec-7

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Vallejo Times-Herald logo

2013-11-18 Vallejo Times-Herald, "Vallejo steampunk art community creates 'order'"

So much for a "Secret Society"! Actually the Order of Cthulhu is a fund-raising program for doing art projects like the Mad Hatter Holiday Parade.  http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_24545719/vallejo-steampunk-art-community-creates-order

2013 Mad Hatter Parade TV Spot

A 30 second spot on local Comcast TV channels about our parade! You may know a few of the characters! http://youtu.be/qkPxqjKVkRY

2012 Mad Hatter Holiday Festival of Vallejo - Full Feature

A fun introduction to what is becoming a "must go to" event in the Bay Area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN6MhLHYFrI

2013-10-26 Video from the "Haul-o-ween Steampunk Murder Mystery" play

http://vimeo.com/79067733#

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2013-BM-NeverwasHaul-by-AndrewWyatt-small

Andrew Wyatt Photo Galley: 2013 Burning Man Photos

Local photographer Andrew Wyatt does some wild tone mapping to his Burning Man images. See the Neverwas Haul in one of the shots. http://www.sparkleclaus.com/burningman2013#!IMG_8777_tonemappedjpg/zoom/cyuu/image1fat

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Vallejo Art-Shannon O'Hare

2013-11-09 San Francisco Chronicle, "Vallejo sees influx of artists from pricier areas"

Article about the growing number of artists coming to Vallejo. Our hero Shannon O'Hare is on the front cover of the newspaper! http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Vallejo-sees-influx-of-artists-from-pricier-areas-4969324.php

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Vallejo Times-Herald logo

2013-10-20 Vallejo Times-Herald, "O'Hare raising murder mystery is on the plate for Obtainium Works"

Teaser for the Haul-o-ween Murder Mystery Dinner. http://www.timesheraldonline.com/sundayoutlook/ci_24348907/ohare-raising-murder-mystery-is-plate-obtainium-works

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SteampunkModeMagazineCover-231x300

2013-10-10 Steampunk Mode Magazine, "Neverwas Haul Victorian House"

Article written by Samuel Coniglio for a new online web magazine. Detailed description of the layout of the vehicle and some of the adventures. (Subscription required) http://steampunkmodemagazine.com

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2013-WIRED-UK-Neverwas-closeup

2013-08-14 WIRED UK, "How one man travels in style in his hand-built Victorian Winnebago"

The image was heavily photoshopped. I guess a field looks better the grunginess of Obtainium Works. http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/08/play/king-of-campers

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2013-10-04 Burning Man 2013 Photos by Samuel Coniglio

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemansam/sets/72157635950441995/

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2013-09-29 Burning Man 2013 Photos by Playarazzi

http://www.flickr.com/photos/playarazzi/sets/72157635553263302/

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SNJacobson-BM2013-NeverwasHaul-walkingcreature

2013-09-11 Burning Man 2013 Photos by Stephen Jacobson.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60897344@N08/

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2013-03-25 Wandering Through Time and Place, "Burning Man and Steampunk… Burning Man 2013"

A nice commentary about Steampunk and Burning Man: http://wandering-through-time-and-place.me/2013/03/25/burning-man-and-steampunk-burning-man-2013/

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Vallejo Independent Bulletin logo

2013-08-13: Vallejo Independent Bulletin, "Obtainium Cup 2013 (Extra Zombie Edition)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=680AtqMyaYk

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2013-07-23: Jalopnik, "The Ten Weirdest Things With A Steering Wheel"

http://jalopnik.com/the-ten-weirdest-things-with-a-steering-wheel-880357037

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2013 League of Proper Villans-Obtainium Cup
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2013 Samuel-Katherine-Obtainium-Cup-web

2013-07-22: Samuel Coniglio's photos of the Obtainium Cup

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemansam/sets/72157634753320595/

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2013-07-22: Stephen Jacobson's photos of the 2nd Annual Obtainium Cup

https://www.facebook.com/snjacobson/media_set?set=a.10151482517847443.1073741888.649742442&type=1

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Obtainium3

2013-07-22: Vallejo Times-Herald, "Strange vehicles take over Mare Island roadways"

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_23706278/strange-vehicles-take-over-mare-island-roadways

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2013-07-22: Gathering of Tribes posted images from the 2nd Annual Obtainium Cup

http://gatheringofthetribes.blogspot.com/2013/07/2nd-annual-obtanium-cup-contraptors.html

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Ian Thurston Photography

2013-07-22: Ian Thurston Photography posted images from the 2nd Annual Obtainium Cup

http://www.ianthurstonphotography.com/event/2nd-annual-obtainium-cup-contraptors-rally/

2013-07-21: Charles Von Vitic's "tricycle"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxVTN51j5E

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07-19 Obtanium

2013-07-19: Vallejo Times-Herald, "Vallejo's Obtainium Cup race features goofy, serious cars"

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_23692453/race-features-goofy-serious-cars

2013-07015: Time Lapse Video of Obtainium Works buzzing with activity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgbnnaN4cuA

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Vallejo Times-Herald logo

2013-07-14 Vallejo Times-Herald: "Arts campers get a look at how Obtainium works"

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_23658222/arts-campers-get-look-at-how-obtainium-works

2013-07-05 Obtainium Cup Update Video:

http://youtu.be/ux0Wx55o9Bs

More Wacky Maker Faire 2013 Videos

Just when you thought you've seen it all, here are some videos with our favorite characters and their contraptions.

http://youtu.be/ovkayWRNwr0

http://youtu.be/GjCRNYocR6E

http://youtu.be/jl0byqMOReE

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Top 5 des Vans insolites

Looks like the Neverwas Haul was mentioned in a list of top 5 concept RVs. Seems to be a guide for French travelers to Australia!?! Website: http://www.australie-guidebackpackers.com/top-5-des-vans-insolites/

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CBS KPIX Channel 5 web logo

CBS 5 KPIX Local News Interviews Obtainium Works

2013-05-13: San Francisco Bay Area TV Station KPIX Interviews Shannon and Kathy O'Hare inside the Obtainium studio. Standard local TV news commentary. Still fun to see our fearless leaders on the moving pictures box! Website: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/8870100-steampunk-on-display-in-vallejo/

Introducing the Mechanical Horse!

2013-05-11: Shannon O'Hare, our fearless leader, has unveiled his latest creation! A mechanical horse powered by a lot human squat thrusts! See here in Dr. Professor Samuel Tweed's moving picture documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Ukh2bUK5s

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Geek Mom logo

GEEK MOM Reviews Vintage Tomorrows

2013-05-03:  GeekMom reviews "Vintage Tomorrows" book and gives a shining commentary about:  "...The Neverwas Haul, a magnificent steampunk creation, a self-propelled, three-story Victorian house on wheels that captured Carrott’s soul at Burning Man and hasn’t since let go. It reappears throughout the book, complete with black-and-white pictures that will send you online looking for more." Link: http://geekmom.com/2013/05/vintage-tomorrows-2/

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04-01 Chabot monster

Mystery 'monster' stalks Vallejo's Lake Chabot - No fooling!

April 1, 2013, Vallejo Times-Herald  http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_22914040/mystery-monster-stalks-vallejo-lake

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Time Entertainment logo

Steampunk 101: An Expert Helps Demystify the Strange Subculture

2013-03-20: From Time Magazine online. A Book review of "Vintage Tomorrows" with photos from Obtainium Works!  http://entertainment.time.com/2013/03/20/steampunk-101-an-expert-helps-demystify-the-strange-subculture/

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Time Entertainment logo

5 Reasons You’ll Be Talking About Steampunk in 2013

2013-03-20: from Time Magazine online. By Lily Rothman. This is one of several Steampunk articles generated from "Vintage Tomorrows."  http://entertainment.time.com/2013/03/20/steampunk/

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Vintage Tomorrows Book Cover

"Vintage Tomorrows" the Book

2013-02-27: A detailed book about the the Steampunk movement was released  through O'Reilly Media. Heavily featured is the Neverwas Hauland her crew.  http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Tomorrows-Historian-Steampunk-Technology/dp/1449337996

2012-12-08  Vallejo Mad Hatter Parade

Catch the best of the wackiness from Vallejo's biggest holiday event!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XQS187firI&feature=share&list=PLD7EC181606740CD4

Haul Broke Luce!

Dave Wilson is getting savvy with Final Cut!  He made this fun spoof of Tom Waits' "Hell Broke Luce" featuring our favorite house!

Oddities Everywhere!

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Oddities-San Francisco-logo

See our favorite freak show oddity David Apocalypse on the new Oddities San Francisco TV Show:

http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/oddities-san-francisco/videos/oddities-san-francisco-deleted-scene-freak-animals.htm

Meanwhile, Major Catastrophe (Shannon O'Hare) is cast as a "steampunk" (duh) searching for trophies for his moving house.

Episode Title:  Holy Hydrocephalic Cow Premiere: Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9PM E/P

Summary: At the shop, gears are cranked and teeth are pulled as the team tries to find trophies fit for a steampunk Major. Then a customer sells a cow with more on its mind than milk, while Audra & Korri visit a sideshow performer who sets the house on fire.

2012-09-30 Kinetic Racers Embark on Obtainum Cup
2012-09-30 Kinetic Racers Embark on Obtainum Cup

2012-09-30 Kinetic racers embark on first Obtainium Cup

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_21666176/kinetic-racers-embark-first-obtainium-cup

Gentlemen, start your pedals! Five human-pedaled kinetic cars set off on a race Saturday afternoon beginning at the southern tip of Mare Island, at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve.

2012-08-12 LA Times article
2012-08-12 LA Times article

2012-08-12 City of Dreams and Struggles

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/12/local/la-me-vallejo-post-bankruptcy-20120812

But when Shannon O'Hare looks at Vallejo, what he sees is "a dream come true." A year after the city filed for Chapter 9, the artist and his wife bought their first house together here -- a three-bedroom post-Victorian -- for $142,000. Earlier this year they bought the former auto body shop that now houses their studio, Obtainium Works. "Once my evil plan has come together -- making Vallejo the new art capital of the Bay Area -- all the yuppies will come here, drive us poor artists out and pay us $500,000," O'Hare said. A pause. A smile. "I plan to be here the rest of my life."

2012-08-07 Collectors Weekly-NeverwasHaul
2012-08-07 Collectors Weekly-NeverwasHaul

2012-08-07  There Goes the Neighborhood: Mobile Victorian House Sets Sail for Desert

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/there-goes-the-neighborhood-mobile-victorian-house-sets-sail-for-desert/

To compound the madness, contraptions featuring mechanical devices from bygone eras are also added to the mix, none of which are quite so magical as a nomadic 19th-century structure called the Neverwas Haul. Equal parts locomotive engine, steamship, and Victorian house, the Neverwas Haul is home to the “Travelling Academy of UnNatural Science.” This mythical voyager’s club is helmed by Master and Commander Shannon O’Hare, a.k.a. Major Catastrophe. Originally constructed at the aptly named Shipyard Studio in Berkeley, California, the Neverwas Haul debuted in 2006 and has since become a staple on the Burning Man scene.

2012-07-22 Vallejo Times Herald-Steampunk
2012-07-22 Vallejo Times Herald-Steampunk

2012-07-22  Steampunk: Imagination, style and creation pay a visit to Vallejo

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_21131956/steampunk-imagination-style-and-creation-pay-visit-vallejo

2012-03-19 Vallejo Independent Bulletin
2012-03-19 Vallejo Independent Bulletin

2012-03-19 Obtainium Works has arrived in Vallejo.

http://ibvallejo.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1377

2012-03-15 Obtainium Works Grand Opening
2012-03-15 Obtainium Works Grand Opening