We were greeted on arrival by many familiar faces, including Herr Doktor and The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing. It transpired that our little party was being sledgehammered (and I use the term endearingly) into an exhibition on contemporary Japanese fashion. Apparently there was a talk that explained the link between the two, which I missed. Everyone who had listened to this speech assured me there was a connection between the sleek, modern oriental garments and the corsets and rayguns of the retro-futureverse, so I will believe them.
There were costume making workshops run by Carnival Catalyst, performances by TMWWNBBFN, micro-displays of Makers' artifacts all of which resulted in a wonderfully diverse and entertaining evening.
Andrew O'Neill - occult comedian and Steampunk enthusiast. Check out his site here.
Steampunks - always outnumbered, never outgunned