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TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's wild west meets the Victorian age meets the sci-fi world. There's a chance you've never heard of the "steampunk" movement, but its slowly making its way into Southern Arizona.
The wild west turned a little retro this weekend.
"Steampunkers" are taking over Old Tucson studios for Arizona's first ever steampunk convention.
Rachel Beeson is president of Tucson's newly formed Steampunk Society. It's a movement that's slowly taking off here in Arizona a sort of sci-fi sub-culture that involves an era where steam power was widely used.
"Mad scientists, wild wild west, umm gothic Victorian, but it has a sort of twist, a lot of military aspirations," said Beeson.
Tucson's Steampunk Society only has about 30 members, but hundreds are stopped by Old Tucson studios to jump on the bandwagon.
"I'm kinda on the fringes of it, but I've been hearing about it," said Tucson resident of Jessica Mulleneaux.
Other visitors weren't so steampunk savvy.
"This is the first time I've heard of it," said Carmen Gigstead from Olympia, Washington.
The convention featured more than 40 vendors, and an array of musical performances.