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I've long been a fan of steampunk, but Clockwork Alchemy in San Jose was my first steampunk convention. A couple things I learned: Many steampunks are highly creative, and they know how to pose for the camera.
Clockwork Alchemy was held in conjunction with FanimeCon, a much larger anime convention a few miles south in downtown San Jose. I didn't get a chance to see that, but some anime characters came in to mingle with the steampunks.
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