Saturday, December 4th, 11am — 4pm

A Grand Day Out

A Victorian-Edwardian-Steampunk-Chappist Picnic in the Park

This is an open call to all Victoriamaniacs, Edwardiots, Chaps, Chapettes, and yes -even Steampunks in the area. The theme is simply a Grand Day Out from the Asylum, meaning that we will be assuming the role of mental patients from the period, in varying degrees of depravity (but that is no excuse not to dress for the occassion, of course). We also have room for those wishing to attend as hospital staff or constable from your preferred period. (Butterfly nets are an appropriate accessory.) As this is a no-fee unsanctioned event, you are responsible to bring your own picnic lunch and appropriate lawn games, if desired. The event will run until the coming of general darkness, which should be about 4 PM this time of year.

We will meet in the general vicinity of the Seymour Botanical Conservatory at 11 AM, which by some coincidence, will be holding its annual Victorian Christmas event at the same time.

Attendance is FREE (as this is essentially a familiy picnic, after all), and there will be PRIZES in many categories (some of which are posted at

Cost / Admission

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Jinxmedic Daubermaus
Wright Park - near the Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Tacoma, Wa
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"Wright Park", Tacoma, VMSDE

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/12/2010 @ 8:33am
Silly photo did not load. Let's try this:

And here is the official link:

by NineInchNachos
on 11/12/2010 @ 3:50pm
I would like to use my east german great coat and left over FUN FUR to make a tall-hat costume like this:

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/12/2010 @ 4:06pm
Most excellent, sir. Your presence will be quite welcome at this affair. Have you any lawn games, perchance?

by L.S.Erhardt
on 11/12/2010 @ 6:43pm
You're in luck! On the 4th, I work nights and live within walking distance of Wright.

I shall be there!

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/13/2010 @ 6:49am
We shall be pleased to have you, Mr. O"Tool. Don't forget the cucumber sandwiches.

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/24/2010 @ 8:13am
The prize box is growing,and the certificates are being printed. Now working on the "swag bags". Come join us- it should be considerably warmer by then!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 11/24/2010 @ 2:33pm
Though, having the Grand Day Out in the snow would add a certain "Dickensian" quality to the event.

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/24/2010 @ 3:45pm
Perhaps we need to rent some street urchins like in that old "SNL" sketch?

by The Jinxmedic
on 12/4/2010 @ 8:09am
So, who is bringing the badger? Cannot have a proper badger hunt without said badger...

by NineInchNachos
on 12/4/2010 @ 8:33am
I have made a fur hat tall enough to hide a badger inside

by The Jinxmedic
on 12/4/2010 @ 7:50pm
It seems that you may have been able to conceal several badgers inside that hat. Good show, sir!

by The Jinxmedic
on 12/4/2010 @ 7:54pm
And because you asked, here are a few more views from the Grand Day Out:

by L.S.Erhardt
on 12/6/2010 @ 12:02pm
Aye, really sorry I was unable to attend.
I rather dislike it when my schedule gets changed...

But just by looking at these pictures, it seems this NEEDS to become an annual event. Seriously.

by The Jinxmedic
on 12/6/2010 @ 2:00pm
There will be more to come. You shall be welcome at any of them.