Monday, November 29, 2010

Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza

On November 20th a Steampunk Extravaganza was hosted at the Marriot Greenville. There was dueling, dancing, classes, and shopping along with many other events. There were quite a few vendors there selling anywhere from books to weapons to clothing to coffee.

Yes, that's right, Old Wwworld Cafe set up shop for the day serving french press micro lots and grog. We also brought along our siphon pot for fun and samples.

The top item of the day was definitely the coffee grog. It's rich cream and spice kept everyone fueled all day long!

But it wasn't the only thing that caught people's attention. The siphon pot was a must see. We brewed several pots throughout the day and each time drew a crowd. Not only was everyone fascinated with how it worked, they also loved the clean, sweet cup it produced.

Exploring, having fun, and learning wasn't all the extravaganza was about. It was also about showing off your steampunk style(s). Almost everyone showed up in a costume of sorts, and several people actually changed through out the day.

Awesome old timey camera.

Airship pilot

Wait, was that an Ornithopter?

Victorian lady and gentleman, alchemist, mad hatter and white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

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