The National Space Centre in Leicester is playing host to a weekend of Steampunk shenanigans from 29th-30th November 2014.
The Steampunks in Space event boasts multifarious delights from a cake and jam competition, tea-duelling, the marketplace, real steam-powered engineering to the science of afternoon tea.
There are also goings-on in the library, where authors do what authors do. You can meet a number of them there, including Pax Britannia writer Jonathon Green, Steve Turnbull, Liesl Schwartz and The Bullet Catcher's Daughter (book one in the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire series) writer Rod Duncan.
...also gin tasting and moustache waxing will be happening. Of course!
If you buy a ticket for Saturday daytime, you can upgrade to a free annual pass when you collect your tickets. This will allow you entry on Sunday daytime at no additional cost:
- £13 per adult
- £11 per concession (child/NUS/senior/disabled
- Under 5 free
- Carer free (when accompanying a disabled patron)