"Great Scott Marty! How could anyone confuse a DeLorien with a Tardis? There's just not enough leg room!
Also, remember what I said about not wanting to meet yourself either past or present because of the possible disastrous…"
hahahaha I so knew it! And I didn't want to stop you and be all 'Soooo we're friends on the Steampunk Empire...Um Im Anne Reds Marie,and you're the Master?!?!?!?!' Yeah,I was with coworkers and I was not about to stop...haha. It was so crowded! Gah! I just got home! Ah well,next time! Hope you had a great time! :)
Steamies are generally well received by Rennies at MDRF. That being said, We typically only do one "Time Travelers Day" a season. I was also a well known Rennie before, and I am a hot young thing, so I can pretty much get away with wearing anything I want. Many Rennies are closet Steamies too, so we are generaly welcomed as long as we don't "lay it on too thick" with trying to pretend we are really time traveling.
As for the weapon...I snuck it in....plain and simple. I had a large jacket and placed it under that. If your ray gun really looks like a toy or a fake gun, you prolly won't have anyone give you trouble. Mine is a reproduction volcanic repeating pistol, so they might have confiscated it or asked me to leave if they had seen it. The no weapons policy particularly refers to bladed weapons bc there was a time when weapons could be brought and there were drunken sword/axe fights...not good. So feel free to bring your fake guns, but don't be surprised if they ask you to put it back in the car.