VIDEO: What Happens When Thomas Edison Crashes a Tesla-Loving Steampunk Convention

Edison, right, stealing his latest invention
Edison, right, stealing his latest invention
Matt Kollar/OC Weekly

What happens when Thomas Edison walks onto a ship full of Nikola Tesla lovers? No, this isn't the set-up to a bad joke, but rather the premise of our latest video. Her Royal Majesty's Steampunk Symposium came to the Queen Mary in Long Beach once again, and we sent our freelance reporter Thomas Edison to cover it.

The annual convention dedicated to the retro-futuristic branch of science fiction known as steampunk was filled with supporters for Nikola Tesla, the underdog genius inventor and bitter rival of Edison. How will a shipfull of Teslians greet the great theif Edison? Watch here to find out...

Video by Matt Kollar/Space Barbarian Productions for OC Weekly. Thomas Edison played by Sumner LeVeque. Concept by Taylor Hamby.


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