Masquerade Ball Food Orders Now Being Taken

ATTENTION: All those who have purchased either weekend tickets or ball tickets please email with your names and choices. info@asplendiddayout.com

Masquerade Ball Menu Choice – We try to cater for All dietary requirements, so please let us know what you require.

All meals listed below can cater for be Vegetarians, Vegans, and Gluten free.

Main Course:

1) Sweet potato curry with rice

2) Vegetable chilli with rice

3) Chilli con carne with rice

4) Lasagne , garlic bread and salad

5) Chicken and bacon in a cream sauce with mushrooms and bacon served with Boulengere Potatoes

6) Quorn chicken cooked in a white wine sauce with mushrooms served with Boulengere Potatoes

Desserts:

1) Fruit crumble with custard or cream (Remember to state which)

2) Bread and butter pudding with custard or cream (Remember to state which)

3) Chocolate fudge cake with cream

4) Fruit salad & Cream


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


Belladonna Hades

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.


*ANNOUNCEMENT*


 

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.


Rosie Garland

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


Michael Moorcock!

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.