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Road Trip #2: Travels Through Time

Steampunk Hands Around the World #2

For the past few years our local steampunk community has been involved in the Time Travellers Picnic. This event is traditionally held on the 8th of December.  We usually schedule the event on the closest weekend (if it’s during the week) – but as we are time travellers, any day can be the 8th.  And you can join in- anywhere in the world.

Come back with me in time… to 8th December,

2017:

2016:

 2015:

and finally, 2014:

How to Picnic in steampunk Time Traveler style:

What you will need:

  • A spiffy outfit. All time travelers need protection from the elements. Steampunk is the perfect combination of whimsical and practical.
  • A sense of fun. Take time from the everyday.  Slow down. Enjoy the company. Who knows what, or who, you will meet?
  • Good food (especially chocolate cakes!)
  • And tea.  What better way to enjoy your tea but with…
  • tea cups!
  • A picnic rug to keep your outfit pristine.
  • Protection from the sun and errant time winds. A top hat or parasol is recommended.
  • A map. Ensure your cartographer has marked the map accurately, accounting for local time shifts.
  • and, most importantly, good company.

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?” 
– Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

We’re having a picnic! Come join us.

Videos/Photography ©Karen Carlisle

Photo Friday: Time Travellers’ Picnic

International ‘Pretend to be a Time Travellers’ Day’ is traditionally held on 8th December each year. Last Sunday we calibrated our chronospheres, jumped in the TARDIS or appropriated a Vortex Manipulator to attend this year’s picnic. It was wonderful to see members of Steampunk South Australia, Cosplay for a Cause Adelaide and Australian Costumers’ Guild, as well as newcomers.

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Of course, it was a costume affair. We had steampunks, Stargate travellers, daemons. Even Batman and Wonder Woman made an appearance.

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We fed the ducks, ate cake, drank tea and enjoyed a relaxing day in the Botanic Gardens.

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James some gifts – geeky Christmas wreaths (our is hanging on our door).

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 And I finished my latest outfit (just in time) – steampunk explorer loosely based on Lara Croft and made from a free stash of material (Huzzah).

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 Photos:©2016 Karen J Carlisle/ David Carlisle.
Group photo ©2016 Neil Swadling.
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