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Posted by Lee Ann Farruga on September 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

This past weekend was very first Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition was held at Fort George in Niagara-On-The-Lake. It truly was something special!




I was working behind the scenes at the Expo sharing photos and information on their Facebook Page and Twitter pages, as well as working in the green room making sure all our special guests were well cared for.


Look at all those happy faces.

Another volunteer, Kelsey, also helped in the green room and

took good care of Steam Powered Giraffe.


First of all, I have to say that having seen the work behind the event, this was one of the best organized, and most incredible crew I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Although the number of commitee members and volunteers involved was HUGE, it was run like a well oiled machine. It was beautiful. Organizer Susan Spencer is truly a steampunk superhero!


Next, I simply want to share a number of photos from the event. (you can see many more I took at the GCSE Facebook page) Many attendees have already been expressing their pleasure at being part of this year's event. I'm sure no other words are needed in that respect.


David and Brigitte Hardwick of Ottawa


These two lovely young ladies drove from the US to join us.

On of them even got her passport just so she could attend.


These two delightful ladies made their own costumes.

Aren't they gorgeous?


One of my favourite costume details.


Professor Elemental's tent was quite busy all weekend.

His special tea was a big hit!


He was so busy all weekend, I was lucky to find a moment with him.


The merchants did a thriving business in all weather during the weekend.

I heard tales of people making multiple trips to their cars with arms full!


Attendees were also delighted by the fabulous Little Tomato Catering,

our Tea Room full of goodies and a huge variety of teas,

and this engine that produced steamed corn - Yum!


This was my biggest surprise of the weekend...

Finding that our car was used as an anchor for the balloon rides.

How many people can say their car's done that!


My husband Pat and I came home exhausted beyond belief, but thrilled and excited for what is to come next year. I hope we'll see you there!

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