Oxnard Steampunk Fest 2016

A number of cities in California are building heritage parks where they assemble historically relevant Victorian homes in one location and they're perfect for steampunk gatherings…like the Oxnard Steampunk Fest. We rolled out for the first day of the two-day event and it was non-stop shenanigans.

We went pirate. Luckily there was a
pirate ship for us to sail.

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On Deck


But we weren't the only pirates in attendance.


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Steam Pirates, Ho!


Nor were we the only ones in blue.
Doc Phineas was also rocking the cooler shades.

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Doing Blue with Doc Phineas


Friends were everywhere!

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Friends Galore!

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Um, What's Going on Here? The Usual Tossing of the Cephalopod!


We took a brief recess to grab a bit of lunch and we found this mural.

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Separated at Birth? This is Drake's Latest Acquisition, an Octopus Hand Puppet!


We met new folks and saw some amazing costumes.

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So, there's this thing that Sparky and
Molly Edison do. They dance…and dance…and dance.


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Dancing Machines! Ya Know, Machines with Steam and Gears that React to Music!


Who should be there entertaining the crowd but our favorite steampunk circus,
Cirque des Bêtes?

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They Fly Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease


And we even sold a few books with a little help from our friend, Colleen, at
Wyng'd Lyon.

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Commerce in Action


We strongly urge you, our steampunk friends in the southern California area, to put Oxnard Steampunk Fest on next year's calendar!

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