Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Asylum - UK steampunk convivial


A little slow on the uptake, here. I knew that there was the possibility of a UK Steampunk convention/get together, but things seem to be gathering pace, thanks to the intrepid activities of Time Tinker and Lady Elsie.

The Asylum UK Steampunk convention is to be held between 11th-13th September 2009 in the wonderful city of Lincoln. The venue will be across three sites, but based primarily at "The Lawn", a former Victorian Lunatic Asylum in manicured grounds in the heart of Lincoln's historical quarter.

Costs as they currently stand are envisaged as a full "members" ticket at £30, allowing access to the gig on Friday night (music by Ghostfire!), the core venue on Saturday and the First Annual Empire Ball on Saturday evening. Sunday is more ad hoc and is therefore likely to be free. Individual elements for those unable to attend/afford the whole weekend are likely to be: Friday gig: £9, Day Ticket £8.50, Ball £16.50.

The weekend coincides with Heritage Open Weekend, whereby public buildings are opened to the masses, enabling some of Britain's unknown and hidden archictural heritage to be enjoyed by a wider audience than the civil servants who work in these buildings.

More details may be found here. This looks to be building up into quite an event which we should all try to attend!

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