Steampunks in Space – at the National Space Centre

The National Space Centre in Leicester, the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space, is inviting Steampunks, Steam-curious and everybody above ground (or below it) to celebrate with Steampunks in Space, a steam powered history of science fiction, thanks to Jules Verne and H G Wells.

Steampunks in Space - National Space Centre, November 2023

Taking place 25th – 26th November 2023, on offer is a weekend celebration of Steampunk Talks, workshops and activities for all the family, inspired by authors such as Jules Verne, H G Wells and many more.

The event offers a weekend of fun, games, workshops, exhibitions, dinosaurs, costumes and cake!

Join Professor Otto Lidenbrock for a journey like no other, to the Centre of the Earth – plus there are several authors and artists at the event, too, including comic creators, artists and authors, too.

Colin Mathieson | Photo: Andrew Kent Black
Colin Mathieson | Photo: Andrew Kent Black

These include Doctor Geof, an artist, scientist, comics creator and maker of whimsical objects; Paul Eccentric, who’s been writing and performing for over forty years and is author of the Steampunk series, “The Periwinkle Perspective” (Steampunks in Space visitors will be the first to see book four, For All We Know); comic writer and artist, Colin Mathieson, who loves creating alternative history and steampunk adventure comics; The Green Ferret Illustration, the creative outpourings of Melissa Delteil, which is is not dedicated exclusively to ferrets; and comic artist Paul McCaffrey, artist on Adler (written by Lavie Tidhar) and Anno Dracula 1895 (written by Kim Newman) for Titan Comics.

Plus meet members of Rebel Steam, an active online and in-person Steampunk group with a love of all things Star Wars; steampop diva and costume designer/maker extraordinaire Alice Strange; Lady Beatrice Brackarvonich with a presentation “Journey to the End of the Garden”; choose Your Own Adventure with the Martian Expeditionary Force; Gregg from Darkbox images will be introducing us to the wonderful world of volcano photography, thanks to Tempest Anderson and friends; and there’s much, much more.

• Steampunks in Space Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th November 2023 The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, SPACE CITY, Leicester LE4 5NS | Find Out More about the event, including all the exhibitors and Book Tickets Here | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (X) | YouTube

You can book a standard day ticket for the Centre and the event is included (if you are an Annual Pass holder this event is included, but don’t forget to book using your Annual Pass). You can also add their Friday and Saturday evening events (separate tickets required)

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