Innovative, immersive and engaging science, arts & music extravaganza married to a Comic Con and underpinned by a "virtual world made physical" approach employed by Renaissance festivals. Two full days of musical and Vaudevillian-style entertainment, the Showdown itself (once per day) and a Maker Mad Science Lab for kids of all ages to create and experiment. Costumed actors, many playing "captains of industry" and 19th century scientists/culture makers will engage the crowd. Camping
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