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I spent my weekend at a Steampunk event. It was rainy and chilly at times, but there were a few thousand people passing through the park, and many were in costume and playing the part. I spent my time explaining what steampunk is, painting faces, and selling my book. That last was very rewarding, to talk to people about it, and have them decide they wanted it. I also started a steampunk themed story, about a Mad Librarian, named Isabelle Withay with the help of a couple of girls who stopped to talk to me at my booth. Girls, I hope you find this, and email me… you get a copy of the story when it’s done!

I don’t have time for a proper, long report, as I must get ready to move this weekend. So I took a lot of pictures, and I will let them speak for themselves. The raw feed of all photos I took is up at Flickr, if you want me to add your name to a photo you are in, contact me and I will make it happen.

Steampunk Event

A happy crew in costume. The mundane in the group is the lively Elln Hagney, who headed up the event’s organization.

Cedar's steampunk adventure

Opening Ceremonies at the Gazebo

Steampunk character

An Old Explorer

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The cherry trees made great backdrops for lush costuming.

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Elaborate and beautiful costumes

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Cool costumes and cooler weaponry

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Costumes varied as much as the people did.

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A steampunk’d Arm… the armature under the skin is showing

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Cedar and her victim – er, living canvas for a cut-away view of a steampunk arm.

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Sam plays the banjo under the cherry.

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