CIMG5458 Two partygoers at the SXSW 2007 steampunk party

Two partygoers at the SXSW 2007 steampunk party

CIMG5458 Two partygoers from the previous picture

CIMG5458 Two partygoers in several very different costumes at the SXSW 2007 steampunk party. The left one is wearing the ubiquitous steampunk accessories — goggles (albeit on her neck), although they look more like swimmer’s goggles (compare them to these goggles. The guy in the olive coat looks vaguely “old timey”, and I noticed that many people at the steampunk party wore outfits inspired by the turn of the 20th century, without necessarily having anything steampunky or techy about them.

Here is another picture of the two, plus one more person.

The “Futures Past” steampunk party was thrown by EFF and several other organizations at the SXSW conference on March 12, 2007 at Scholz Garden in Austin, Texas. I didn’t know many people there, so I went there mostly to see the costumes. Ah, the costumes! Unfortunately, I don’t know the names of any of the people I took pictures of. On the technical side of things, Austin’s own Robot Group had an exhibit there, showing many all sorts of new flashing, singing, wiggling mechanical creatures I haven’t seen since their last exhibit.

March 2007, Austin, Texas