2013-12-12 ibvallejo: Photos from the 2013 Mad Hatters Parade
2013-12-08 Vallejo Times-Herald, "Cold Vallejo night heats up with Mad Hatter Festival"
2013-12-07 Connie Ricca: Photos from the 2013 Mad Hatter Parade (Facebook account required)
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2013-10-04 Burning Man 2013 Photos by Samuel Coniglio
2013-09-29 Burning Man 2013 Photos by Playarazzi
2013-09-11 Burning Man 2013 Photos by Stephen Jacobson.
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/
2013-08-13: Vallejo Independent Bulletin, "Obtainium Cup 2013 (Extra Zombie Edition)"
2013-07-23: Jalopnik, "The Ten Weirdest Things With A Steering Wheel"
2013-07-23: Clara Blackheart's photos of Obtainium Cup
2013-07-22: Samuel Coniglio's photos of the Obtainium Cup
2013-07-22: Stephen Jacobson's photos of the 2nd Annual Obtainium Cup
2013-07-22: Vallejo Times-Herald, "Strange vehicles take over Mare Island roadways"
2013-07-22: Gathering of Tribes posted images from the 2nd Annual Obtainium Cup
2013-07-22: Ian Thurston Photography posted images from the 2nd Annual Obtainium Cup
2013-07-21: Charles Von Vitic's "tricycle"
2013-07-19: Vallejo Times-Herald, "Vallejo's Obtainium Cup race features goofy, serious cars"
2013-07015: Time Lapse Video of Obtainium Works buzzing with activity
2013-07-14 Vallejo Times-Herald: "Arts campers get a look at how Obtainium works"
2013-07-05 Obtainium Cup Update Video:
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.
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/
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
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/
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
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/
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/
"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!
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!
See our favorite freak show oddity David Apocalypse on the new Oddities San Francisco TV Show:
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 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 City of Dreams and Struggles
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 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.