If you are a Steampunk or are just interested in the genre, Steampunk World’s Fair is the premiere event of the year. This is the largest Steampunk festival in the world and boasts more entertainment, guests, and attendees than any other exclusively Steampunk event in the world. It is truly an event not to be missed.
For one thing, this festival is so big it is housed in 2 adjacent hotels, the courtyard of one, and the parking lot between them. Every nook and cranny is filled with something wonderful to behold. While it can get crowded, staff and attendees were very good about clearing out high traffic areas, and I think the bustling crowds gives World’s Fair the festive aura that truly makes it special. The setup does however get a bit tricky when you’re in a corset, booty shorts, platform heelless heels (see below), and it starts to rain on your beautiful, not-waterproof costuming. (I nearly had high-maintenance costuming panic attack.) But you honestly couldn’t get 2 hotels closer together. With activity spilling outside as well, you’re always part of the action. Just bring a fancy umbrella.