Steampunks in Space12 - 13 November 16
Steampunks in Space, a weekend for the UK Steampunk community and the "steam curious" to come along and meet the best makers, creators, artists, gamers and traders.
Great Scott World Championships
Thanks to the success of Kickstarter and the most splendid team at Sinister Fish, we shall be hosting the world’s first Great Scott championships.
In Great Scott!, the whimsical 19th century parlour game that never was, 3-5 players build five card inventions with an eye to victory in the inventor’s contest at the Great Exhibition.
Great Scott! is easy to learn, fast to play, and is guaranteed to amuse, and with over 950 million possible inventions, you’ll never play the same game twice!
Will your Bedazzling Bat Borne Brass Balloon outdo your rival’s Diabolical Dynamite Driven Duck Dispatcher? Perhaps, if you play your cards right…
Consider carefully; clever card combinations and amusing alliterative amalgamations bring bountiful bonuses!
For Her Majesty, and for science!
When you buy your ticket you will be given a golden coin. Please give this coin to the person you feel has the most splendid outfit on the day. You the visitors will decide the most splendid outfit and prizes will be given.
Join the Tiffin Mistress for UK Championship Tea Duelling. Participate or watch, this cutting edge Steampunk sport has been tipped for the latest Olympic submission (by the Tea and Biscuit Marketing Association!)
Meet your favourite authors and discover some new ones:
George Mann is the author of The Affinity Bridge, The Osiris Ritual and Ghosts of Manhattan, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and an original Doctor Who audiobook. He has edited a number of anthologies including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, The Solaris Book of New Fantasy and a retrospective collection of Sexton Blake stores, Sexton Blake, Detective.
In The Lounge
Join your hosts for a full weekend of entertainment in our Steampunk Lounge, including, but not restricted to:
- Afternoon tea with Mr B
- Rayguns in Aspic Radio Play
- Gin Tasting
Teams of up to five people come along and take our 45 minute challenge to create a Steampunk gadget, gizmo or thingamabob from our secret bag of “stuff”.
Makers - Head to the galleries to see some of the UK’s best Steampunk makers:
Herr Döktor is one of the community’s leading personalities and artists. His sculptures and models have earned praise from around the world and he is respected by Steampunks for his skills and artistic ability across the globe
Arty Piston-Broke is a Steampunk artisan and fabricator of fine Steampunk-themed contraptions, gizmos and properties. The majority of his work is made using traditional materials available to the Victorian period, such as metals, wood, glass and leather.
Steampunk’s become something of a major obsession for The Dark Power’s Joe Slatter over the last few years. He’s created a variety of sculptures, props, costumes and videos in the genre.
Mark Goodman runs “Mostly Curious Games”, an art laboratory that makes a lot of steampunk pieces. Mark regularly exhibits at the MCM expos with the Steampunk emporium. He like to use film, TV programs and video games as inspiration for his art work. He has also exhibited at the Bradford Industrial museum and Greenwich Observatory.
Drink tea? Love tea? Have a slightly unnatural obsession with the sepia coloured brew of the gods? Then come along to sample Doctor Geof’s Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum.
Home of the Legends of British Steampunk and Tripods, amongst many others. Oakbound harks back to a bygone era of gaming. A time when groups of friends and small companies worked together to create the magic that graced the tabletops of the world.
Cog 'o' Two
Cog ‘o’ Two are a family run business and active members of the Steampunk community, in fact you might know them from their alternative Steampunk Superhero personas! Joining us in the games room this year, they will bringing an array of delights for makers, crafters and, of course, gamers.
Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks
Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks is Lynne Hardy’s game of steampunk pulp adventure, designed to be played in the comfort of your favourite tea shop with your friends, and requiring nothing more than your imagination, a pen, napkins and a sugar cube (should a six-sided die not be readily forthcoming).
Spartan Games is a tabletop games manufacturer best known as the developer and publisher of the tabletop wargames Halo: Fleet Battles, Firestorm Planetfall, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Legions and Dystopian Wars.
Filling our galleries over the weekend will be the very best Steampunk traders you will find. Join the hustle and bustle, where you really can buy a bustle and we promise no hustling will be allowed.
Cake and Jam Competition
Now in its fourth year, the cake and jam competition is back with a vengeance, well booze and spice!
Due to popular demand, the competition shall be run both days of Steampunks in Space and all entrants will receive a FREE TICKET to the event.
- Display Cake – a single cake of any flavour decorated in a Steampunk theme/style
- Victoria Sandwich – the traditional favourite fit for a Queen
- Boozy Jam/Chutney – a jam or chutney with alcohol as an ingredient
- Spicy Jam/Chutney – a jam or chutney with a spice as an ingredient
To register please email email@example.com with the following information; Name, Category Entering (one per person), Date Attending
Buy a standard day pass to the National Space Centre to gain entry to event and the Centre. Don’t forget, all tickets purchased in advance, can be upgraded to a FREE ANNUAL PASS, so you can buy for Saturday and get Sunday FREE!
First Men in the Moon
Join us in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium for a screening of H.G. Wells’ Astounding Adventure in Dynamation; The First Men in the Moon.
Steampunk Saturday Evening
Join Mr. B and The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing for an evening of steam-inspired music and mayhem.