Steampunk set to take over Morecambe!

Morecambe Steampunk Festival 2014

The League of Splendid are inviting everyone to enjoy ‘A Splendid Day Out’ in Morecambe – “The Naples of the North” on Saturday 31st May.

From noon until 4.30pm, everyone is invited along to the Steampunk Festival at the Platform in Morecambe to enjoy numerous attractions including stalls, music, dancing and magic as well as a tea shop.

It all sounds to us like an opportunity for anyone publishing steampunk comics or other works to get in touch with the organisers about getting along to sell their publications.

During the evening there will be live music from 7.00pm until midnight featuring Ghostfire and BB Black Dog, Vaudeville Magic with Kevin Cunliffe plus DJ sets.

Tiffin on the Trinc: BB Blackdog on stage at the Steampunk Convivial last June. Image: BB Blackdog
Tiffin on the Trinc: BB Blackdog on stage at the Steampunk Convivial last June. Image: BB Blackdog

A mix of German and English members, with nearly 600 gigs, five albums worth of original songs, showcases in Hamburg, Berlin, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, London, Birmingham and tours across two continents, BB BlackDog have become a live Band not to miss. with a full Stage show using Pole Dancers, Burlesque, Belly Dancers, Fun and Games, all in the Best possible Taste!

Steampunk band Ghostfire
Steampunk band Ghostfire

The music of Ghostfire resonates to the debauched decadence and absinthe-fuelled anarchy of life in the 1980s. Their EP, ‘Skeleton Coast’ (available from iTunes etc) was released last last year offering four new songs of a darkly nautical nature, a few surprises and a very special guest.

Admission to the daytime event costs £2 (under 12s admitted free) and £13 for the evening event.  All-day tickets are also available at a cost of £12 if purchased in advance.

• All day tickets are available on-line at and from 13 The Warehouse, Queen Street, Morecambe.

• For more information visit or check out the League of Splendid’s Facebook page

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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