Thursday, June 20, 2013

Steampunk: A Journey in Time

Over 100 adventurers disembarked at the airship port in Abbotsford, BC to share their time-travelling experiences.

We met up at Trethewey Heritage House for our second annual steampunk event. There were several vendors there for those who lost their shirts at the last great battle.

Many entertinaing activities took place including a primer in Victorian pharmaceuticals where we learned about the benefits of lavendar and arsenic. There were book readings and body art demonstrations. The bartitsu demonstration by Academie Duello of Vancouver offered each of us a chance to practice self-defense against the dark arts while only using our walking sticks and parasols.

The steampunks mixed and mingled in their divine costumes with tea cups and treats in hand. The rain gave us a chance to try out our new parasols, newly arrived from China.

Stay tuned for next year's events, or hop in your time machine to join us tomorrow.

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