Futures Past steampunk party at SXSW 2007
The "Futures Past" steampunk party was thrown by EFF and several other organizations at the SXSW conference on March 12, 2007 at Scholz Garden in Austin, Texas. I didn't know many people there, so went there mostly to see the costumes. Ah, the costumes! Mile after square mile of boots, fishnet stockings, corsets and much stranger things. Unfortunately, I don't know the names of any of the people I took pictures of. On the technical side of things, Austin Robot Group had an exhibit there, showing many all sorts of new flashing, singing, wiggling mechanical creatures I haven't seen since their last exhibit.
Of all the performers at the party, the most memorable (in my opinion) was a two-woman acrobat troupe Popsy Purvy, of which I have plenty of images in this gallery. Two videos of different fragments of their performance, made by me, can be found here (28 seconds, ~ 13.7 MB):
and here (1 min 56 seconds, ~ 56.5 MB):
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