When: Sat., July 27, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sun., July 28, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. 2013
On the Facebook page for the annual Steamstock festival, one dedicated steampunk follower posited, “There really should be a corset lacing/unlacing booth. Million dollar idea. Just sayin’….” For those uninitiated in the world of steampunk, the Victorian-era retro-futurist subculture will be invading the Craneway Pavilion (1414 Harbor Way, Richmond) for a weekend-long steampunk-inspired festival of music and dance. Bands with names such as “Frenchy and the Punk,” “The Cog Is Dead,” and “Brass Farthing” will be accompanied by various troupes of aerialists and fire dancers. Lastly, dozens of steampunk-y vendors will be on site selling wares as diverse as monocle-wearing felted stuffed animals, all the brass gear paraphernalia you could possibly hope for, and, of course, corsets.