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”.
List of all the wonderful Traders attending in June 2018.
Doctor Bells Magical Mirrorless Picture Box
Dreams of Fantasy and Time
Googled Upcycled Steampunk Group
Gothic Fallen Angel
Inspired by Steampunk
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Laurian Gray’s Wardrobe
Lilac Moon Designs
Major Q’s Things Of Wonder
Mixed Media Emporium
P.K’s Unusual Things
Pickity Witch Creations
Rock and Goth Enterprises
Steampunk Weird and Wonderful
The Jewellery Parlour
Victoriana for Voluptuous Vixen
Time to start telling you about some of the daytime features at A Splendid Day Out this summer.
First up is the very beautiful Belladonna Hades, usually found on the Download stage we have persuaded her to bring her fire performance to Around the world in 80 days. Prepare to be mesmerised by the power of the flame.
It is with deep regret that we must announce that, due to a medical issue, Michael Moorcock can no longer join us in person this June. This is obviously more than a huge disappointment for us, but his health is the primary focus. However, whilst being unable to be here in person this year, he is eager to ‘join us’ via a video link, work on which is in progress. Michael’s health is the only consideration here and we hope everyone will understand this.
We are in communication and talking about working together in the future, we are looking forward to this immensely! Watch this space.
Please do still come along to ASDO and the Arts of Steam event, with the definite attendance of the fantastic KW Jeter, Rosie Garland, and a host of other writers, artists and makers, it promises to be a unique and awesome event.
To balance it up we thought we would invite female author
Rosie Garland to join us at A Splendid Day Out
Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets. She also performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies. With a passion for language nurtured by libraries, she started out in spoken word, garnering praise from Apples and Snakes as ‘one of the country’s finest performance poets’.
Her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologised. She has six solo collections of poetry including ‘Everything Must Go’ (Holland Park Press 2012), which draws on her experience of throat cancer. Her new collection, ‘As In Judy’ (Flapjack Press) is out now. Rosie was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2017. She has also received the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year, the Diva Award for Solo Performer, and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York.
Rosie will be joining us for Arts Of Steam in the Winter Gardens all over the weekend. 2nd & 3rd June 2018
We at A Splendid Day Out are hugely proud to announce the appearance of prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy author Michael Moorcock. Many of you music fans out there will know of his Association with Hawkwind, one of the country’s most famous progressive rock bands. Writing the lyrics of Sonic Attack from the Space Ritual Album, he has also written lyrics for the band Blue Oyster Cult.
His books have included; The Nomad Of time a compilation volume of his early steampunk trilogy. The Elric Of Melnibone series, Corum of the Silver Hand series, Hawkmoon series, and the very Steampunk, Jerry Cornelius set of books. He wrote the script for the film The Land That Time Forgot and one of his books was also made in a film The Last Days Of Man On Earth, one of his Jerry Cornelius books
We know his appearance at A Splendid Day Out is going to be of great interest to his army of sci-fi fans as well as amongst Hawkwind fans. It has been many years since he has been to the UK and Morecambe in person.
Rock & blues megalopolis Ben Miles is here to get your feet stomping and your head nodding. Catchy songs, killer riffs and an explosive live show await….
The delightful Marina will be back on the Saturday to whisk your mind to a land far away. (Well it works for me I always feel I am in a French cafe and have to sit down to listen with tea and cake) so rest your feet and take some time out to listen to this talented musician.
Let’s get steamy on the prom.
Whitfield Light Railway will be bringing their 10.25 gauge miniature railway for you all to have a ride on. He is happy to chat to you about his pride and joy so if there is anything you want to know just ask him.
As part of the celebration of all things “Steampunk”, A Splendid Day Out has been successful in persuading the originator of the term “Steampunk” to attend and speak at the Arts of Steam segment of June 2018’s festival. KW Jeter is a science and speculative fiction author who, whilst looking to give a name to the Victorian based speculative science fiction work he was undertaking, in conversation with his friends came up with the word “Steam-punk”. In doing this, he not only gave what he was writing a contextual basis, he also laid the foundation for a creative and irreverent lifestyle we know today. 2017 was the 30th birthday of Steampunk so we have aimed to celebrate this by highlighting the literary heart of our lifestyle. As part of this, KW Jeter was very kind and prompt in offering his services to the event and in doing so also professed a local connection as he visited Morecambe with his late wife.
An author of over 30 books, he has written sequels to the famous “Blade Runner” written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, and even penned similar in the “Star Wars” and Star Trek franchises.
We are delighted To have this world-renowned author speak at A Splendid Day Out.