I’ve greatly delayed in posting about the third day of the Victoria Steam Exposition.
We did some wandering around Victoria on this day, so we missed a few things at the show.
We started with a Steampunk Roundtable panel with writers Ann & Jeff Vandermeer; The Airship Ambassador from the Airship Ambassador website; Captain Robert from the band Abney Park promoting his book; and Kaja Foglio writer from Girl Genius fame. At the end of the panel they each answered a few questions on their respective projects.
|Captain Robert, Kristina and Mel Dawn|
We then had a lovely walk around Victoria's downtown area. Many passersby were dismayed that they had forgotten to wear their steampunk gear this weekend.
We found numerous comic books stores, as well as a bookshop in a heritage building. At "Munro's" I found a large selection of steampunk books. I was able to acquire KW Jeter’s “Infernal Devices” for a book club event.
When we returned to the hotel we took a few group photos in the Empress Hotel's courtyard.
Next up was the best event of the day, a steampunk-themed fashion show. Jordan, one of the event organisers told us that this was their third attempt at holding a fashion show and this year they succeeded!
That being the final event of the Exposition, there was nothing left to do but head to the ferries.