Steampunks in Space

12 - 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.

Photographer; Martin SoulStealer Maker/Model; Professor Maelstromme

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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!

Fashion Show

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.

Tea Duelling

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!)

The Imaginarium by Gary Nicholls

The Imaginarium by Gary Nicholls

Come along to see this stunning exhibition, meet the artist himself and purchase THE book. The first book in the Trilogy, is called The Imaginarium – Eva’s Story. 150 fine art images printed in a super high resolution limited edition book.

Authors

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

Steampunk’d

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”.

A Century of C.A.K.E

A  Century of C.A.K.E

Author and Crypto-historian Kit Cox will take you on a journey of our Solar System; through the possible history of the Kentish (Cavorite affiliated) Space program.

Using classic literature as his documented proof Kit will visit the planets (as well as our Moon and Pluto) to introduce you to the societies and apex species of each heavenly body.

The history of C.A.K.E is exactly 100 years long and brings retro adventure from Queen Victoria to Nazi Germany and visits many familiar faces along the way.

So pack a flask and strap yourself in for a history of space that definitely was possible…maybe.

Sunday only

Makers - Head to the galleries to see some of the UK’s best Steampunk makers:

Herr Döktor

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

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.

Joe Slatter

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

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.

Dr Geof

Dr Geof

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.

Gaming Room

Oakbound Studios

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.

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

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

Market

Market

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

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  marketing@spacecentre.co.uk 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.

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Friday 11th November

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.

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Saturday 12th November