Pirate Fest attracts hundreds in costumes

Swashbucklers of all ages and sizes are gathering at a small fairground just outside of Kingdom City for the first annual Central Missouri Pirate Fest and Steampunk Sci-Fi Fest.

People in costume are clanging swords, eating fire and battling with Nerf guns during this 3-day event.

Event organizer Adam Boster said, It TMs a Steampunk Pirate Festival. Steampunk is kind of a Victorian version of science fiction. Imagine Jules Verne or Doc Brown from Back to the Future when he shows up in the steam-powered time machine locomotive. That TMs kind of a clearer, big definition of what Steampunk is. You can take it in a lot of directions. As you see here at the festival, there are a lot of different types of people in Steampunk that you TMll see. That TMs kind of cool. It TMs a whole new variety. It TMs a whole new subculture.

The event is just a few miles from the Hatton exit on Interstate 70. Signs along the road will show you the way.

Pirate Carl Coco said, I TMve been doing historic re-enactment for approximately 20 years now. This seemed to be the best fit. I got interested in it originally to spend a little more time with my son.

Carl TMs son Alan Coco said, I just like most everything about it. There are just a lot of good people to hang around here with.

Dozens of Steampunkers showed up for Friday TMs event.

Dustpunker Ben Watkins said, I TMm wearing a subgenre of Steampunk. It TMs a subgenre of Steampunk called Dustpunk which means it TMs America in the 1880 TMs mixed with a lot of the Jules Verne and H.G. Wells kind of Victorian technology

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