Steampunk in Virginia CityLoading
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    While the Virginia City Victorian Steampunk Ball is organized by the Reno-based High Desert Steam, the event started with an Sacramento Steampunk Society train tour.
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    Participants in the city’s Steampunk Ball make their way though Virginia City during a midday parade.
    Ed Fletcher | efletcher@sacbee.com
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    At the request of the Virginia City tourism board, a midday parade was added to the Steampunk Ball held in the city.
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    Water shoots from the Nautilus art car, a land-based submarine was inspired by “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
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    This augmented knee brace is a signature appliance of “CMDR Nicholas W. Triton,” the alter ego of Fred Jaska, of Sacramento. Jaska left the retail world to make and sell steampunk hardware and clothing full time.
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    Steampunk enthusiast Dustin Thelen, center, and friends walk the Virginia City boardwalk.
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    Mike Schlofner, a member of the Sacramento-based League of Proper Villeins, takes in a Virginia City train tour.
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    Dressed in steampunk garb, Mike Schlofner and Connie Ricca, both of Sacramento, enjoy the sights while touring Virginia City by train.
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    Virginia City is used to western garb, but these steampunk enthusiasts add their own twist on the Victorian era.
    Ed Fletcher | efletcher@sacbee.com
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    The Virginia City Steampunk ball began with a Sacramento Steampunk Society train excursion. The event has grown but a train tour is still part of the annual event.
    Ed Fletcher | efletcher@sacbee.com
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    Tanya Alm and Jim Sillick, while visting Alm’s father in Reno, quickly assembled costumes to attend the 3rd Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball in Virginia City.
    Ed Fletcher | efletcher@sacbee.com
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    Suki Hitz, Phil Dallas and Randy Hodges, from left to right, all of Nevada City, say steampunk adds a little class and elegance to an otherwise dressed down culture. The three friends are working to create the Sierra Steam and Clockwork Agency.
    Ed Fletcher | efletcher@sacbee.com
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    Steampunk’s roots in science fiction allow participants to use their imagination to celebrate technologies that never existed, like this winged suit.
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    Harry Mossman, a Steampunk enthusiast who also Old Sacramento reenactments, enjoys a dance at the 3rd Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball in Virginia City.
    Ed Fletcher
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