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

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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