Thursday, 27 August 2009

Asylum - the UK Steampunk Convivial convention

Now that the time is fast approaching, an update to my previous post concerning the upcoming Steampunk Convivial in Lincoln on 11-13 September, 2009.

The home of the Annual UK Steampunk Convivial may be found here, and the latest news here and here. This has developed rapidly in the past few months, to the extent that epacks being sent out to ticket holders as I write!

The Steampunk Convivial will be taking place in the "Steampunk Quarter", beneath Lincoln Castle's walls. The entertainment looks quite mind-blowing, and is spread over three days. Friday night's entertainment includes a BBQ and Beer Festival (yay!); Saturday includes a host of events, from creative writing and DIY workshops to a treatise on Time Travel, with a steamfair and ending with the Empire Ball in the evening. The highlight of the day will be and audience with Robert Rankin and booksigning with phenomenal author Toby Frost (who also happens to be a denizen of the Gatehouse's Smoking Lounge!). Sunday will be more relaxed, with picnics and exploration. The Bazaar Eclectica will be running on Saturday, with traders and a 'bring and buy' sale. Live music will include the fantastic Vernian Process and Ghostfire, amongst others.

For those who are steampunk virgins (as it were), information and guidance on etiquette and dress may be found here.

This really is an event not to be missed. Full pricing information and tickets can be found here, and extremely reasonable they are too!

Heartfelt wishes and congratulations to the organisers for this momentous occasion!

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