The first weekend in June, downtown Bloomington Illinois had its first steampunk event. Well attended and successful, Cogs and Corsets will be happening again in the future and plans are already in the works for next year. Tesla coil demo, teapot races, maker’s faire, costume contest, many workshops, exhibits, tours, teas, soiree, and a burlesque show were all part of the fun. More than 30 art galleries and studios, eateries and retail stores were open on Friday and Saturday. Many of the events were free and a few were ticketed. Put this special event on your calendar for next spring.