Maker Challenge!

The challenge is to build (or enter something that has already been built) but something that has to do with the following criteria:

1. Travel (any mode your imagination comes up with).
2. Foreign cultures (human or alien) that you have come across in said travels.
3. Incorporate some aspect or tribute to either Victor and the Bully or Buffo’s Wake. Get creative and have fun with it!

There will be prizes:
1. A pair of tickets to the 12-14 October event
2. A signed copy of the David Lee novel “Country in Ruin:1865”, a copy of his novella and a copy of his anthology from HCS Publishing.
3. You will be written into David Lee’s sequel novel “World in Ruin:1868”, either as a villian or hero, your choice.
4. A CD and T-shirt from Buffo’s Wake!


Steve Turnbull

Fantasy and science fiction writer Steve Turnbull will be joining us over the weekend in our “Arts of Steam” festival which is located in the magnificent Winter Gardens.
Steve is currently focusing on steampunk novels set in an alternative world after 1843. Unknown to many Steve is also a screenwriter and Poet.
I am sure Steve will be happy to chat to you on many levels so do pop along to his stall over the weekend where there will be a selection of books to purchase.


Joseph Remesar

We promised you some big names and here is another. A Splendid Day Out is delighted to announce that Joseph Remesar will be joining our Q&A panel at our Arts and Steam section of the festival this June.

Son of Spanish immigrants, born in Caracas, Joseph Remesar studied writing at the
University of Venezuela, performing various literary workshops at the Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos, and later at the Florida International University (Miami, USA). For fourteen years he’s lived in the city of London.

He has published science fiction and fantasy novels, and participated in the anthologies “Chronicles of darkness” (Sportula 2014) and “The Best of Spanish Steampunk” (Retrofuturism – Nevsky 2014). Remesar is an official member of (and speaker at) the World Science Fiction Convention and the World Fantasy Convention, he is also involved in the selection of the winners of the hugo awards.

At Loncon3 in 2014 he also mounted an exhibition of art Steampunk together with artist Carlos Argilés, creator of the covers of their books. The submersible, is their second Steampunk-themed novel.

 


David Lee

Dave Lee has featured in numerous art exhibits at Steampunk conventions, festivals and art galleries throughout the US, Europe and New Zealand.

We are delighted to announce his attendance to A Splendid Day Out. All the way from the USA he will feature on our Q&A’s panel, talk about his books and his creations. You will be able to get signed copies of his books and get hints and tips on building those crazy gadgets.

Dave has received multiple nominations and awards for his costuming and props (Steampunk Chronicle). A highlight for David has been to play the Steampunk Darth Vader in “Trial of the Mask” and “Mask of Vengeance”, two
Steampunk Star Wars fan films from Unruly Mile Films. He has also played a supporting role in the TV series (in production) “Paradox City”.
David is most recognized for his large props and his Steampunk vehicles. In July of 2013.

He is a published author with his Steampunk western novel entitled “Country in Ruin:1865″, a novella entitled “The Tale of Harlesden Chessington” and a short story in the HCS anthology “Steam & Steel: Thirteen Riveting Tales”.
David is a contributing “DIY” author for the Steampunk Chronicle and has been featured in numerous books about Steampunk fashion and costuming as well as the 2014 summer edition of “Victorian Homes”.


Confirmed Traders for June 2018

List of all the wonderful Traders attending in June 2018.

Albion Artifacts
Alika Velvet
Alternative Finch
Bellamorte Couture
Doctor Bells Magical Mirrorless Picture Box
Dreams of Fantasy and Time
Elgar Shirts
Garbo Antiques
GoodfairyBadfairy
Googled Upcycled Steampunk Group
Gothic Fallen Angel
Inspired by Steampunk
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Lady Calamity
Laurian Gray’s Wardrobe
Lilac Moon Designs
Major Q’s Things Of Wonder
Mixed Media Emporium
Mojo
Ornamentology
P.K’s Unusual Things
PNP Alternative
Pickity Witch Creations
Planetkitty
Rock and Goth Enterprises
Saint’z Dragons
Sanctuary Leathers
Simply Unique
Spellbound Craftz
Steampunk Weird and Wonderful
The Jewellery Parlour
Timekeepers Emporium
Tipsy Rabbit
Unique Metalworks
Verne Industries
Victoriana for Voluptuous Vixen
Wednesdays Child