Just Add Water

If you’re fond of time travel, tea parties, and imaginary 19th century-style technology, look no further than the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention. It truly feels like you’re transported to another time as soon as you lock your car and enter the living history western town. You better dress up, or you will be the one weirdo wearing street clothes. The third annual W3 Steampunk Convention is the largest in the country, featuring some of the subculture’s biggest names in entertainment, including reappearances by Steam Powered Giraffe and Professor Elemental.

This year’s convention looks to be larger than ever thanks to the “air versus water” theme, set in an alternate reality of Tucson that was terraformed by giant sea creatures, giving us one more reason to frown on our neighbor to the south.

Grab your blasters and petticoats on Friday, March 7 and head to Old Tucson, 201 South Kinney Road in Tucson. All-ages tickets start at $37. Visit for more information.

Fri., March 7, 11 a.m.; Sat., March 8, 11 a.m.; Sun., March 9, 11 a.m., 2014
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Melissa Fossum
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