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« on: February 18, 2011, 09:23:53 am »

This is a place to list the details of any local Steampunk groups.

This will serve two purposes. It will help people find a group in n their area, and it will enable local groups to make themselves known.

Communication between different groups can only be a good thing, and a directory here will help facilitate this, as well as increasing the profile of each of the groups.

So, if you are the organiser of a streampunk group, or if you know of one, please list the details here.

I Propose the following format.

GROUP NAME:

LOCATION or AREA:

DETAILS OF GROUP:

MEETINGS:

WEBSITE: (If applicable)

CONTACT DETAILS:




So far, The following groups are listed in this Directory.

 1) League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen.       -  In and around the county of Essex.
 2) The Lincoln Steampunk Society                 -  Lincoln and the surrounding county of Lincolnshire
 3) The Victorian Steampunk Society              -  Across the UK and further afield
 4) The League of Bournemouth Steampunks    -  Bournemouth area
 5) The Royal Didgible Corps                          -  UK and worldwide
 6) London And Western Counties Steampunk Society - London, Middlesex, Surrey, Herts & Bucks
 7) Bristol Steampunk, Airship Pirate and Neo-Victorian League - Bristol and surrounding
 Cool Chepstow & Area Steampunk Society         -  South East Wales
 9) Glasgow University 'e' Steampunk Society   -  Glasgow, Scotland
10) Swansea Steampunk Association              -  Swansea/West Wales
11) The West Midlands Steampunk Assembly    -  Birmingham and West Midlands
12) Cottonopolis Coglective's                        -  Greater Manchester and The City of Manchester
13) Yorkshire Steampunk Coal-ition                -  Yorkshire (Leeds and York and Harrogate)
14) The Noble and Sacred Order of Gogcogs    -  North Wales
15) The Royal Brightonian Steampunk Society  -  Brighton, East Sussex
16) SS Hammerhead castle                           -  Nationwide
17) Retrofuturists of the County Palatine        - County Palatine, Lancashire
18) Krakensoc                                           -  University of Southampton
19) Edinburgh Steampunk Society                 -  Edinburgh, Scotland
20) Steampunk Travellers of East Anglia &
(East) Midlands. [S.T.E.A.M.]                       - East Anglia and East Midlands.
21)  Great Kentspectations                          - Kent
22)  Sheffield Steampunk Society                  - Sheffield
23)  P.A.S.T.S. - Portsmouth And
Southampton Time-travelling Steampunks       - Hampshire and surrounding area.

Also, Take a look at the STEAMPUNK ATLAS

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 09:41:36 am »

I suppose, since this was my idea, I had best get this ball rolling.

NAME:
League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen.

LOCATION:
In and around the County of Essex.

DETAILS:
To provide a resource for Steampunks living in and around the county of Essex (Not enough Steampunks in Colchester, and East Anglia proved to be too big.)
(From Website.)
The aims of the group are as follows.

1. To enjoy the benefits of amiable companionship in attractive locations.
2. To hold regular social meetings for members within the County.
3. To organize events for the benefit of the general steampunk community.
4. To increase public awareness of Steampunk.
5. To foster an affiliation with any existing steampunk groups in the country.
6. To provide opportunities for car sharing for members travelling to events, in order to reduce travel costs, and create a resource for members without access to transportation.

MEETINGS:
The League now meets at the Victoria Pub in Colchester, on the second Friday of every month.
We also organise regular gatherings in and around the County, but also make them open to the wider steampunk community.

WEBSITE:
www.leagueofessex.com (Under Construction)
Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/groups/234827469898560/

CONTACT:
Steampunk@leagueofessex.com



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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 06:05:54 pm »

GROUP NAME:  The Lincoln Steampunk Society

LOCATION or AREA:  Lincoln and the surrounding county of Lincolnshire

DETAILS OF GROUP:  A small but dedicated group with no agenda other than enjoying and furthering the Steampunk genre.

MEETINGS:  Weekly informal meetings in The Victoria on Union Street, dress-up meets on Steampunk Saturdays (just check the facebook page), further meets/jaunts/punkniks to be planned on a monthly basis at least.  Everyone welcome!

WEBSITE:  http://lincssteampunk.informe.com/forum/

We also have the obligatory Facebook page that we use the most: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=114530915223688

CONTACT DETAILS:  PM me on here!
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 07:18:58 pm »

Posted at the request of Mr Addams.  

GROUP NAME:  The Victorian Steampunk Society

LOCATION or AREA: Across the UK and further afield when we get the chance.

DETAILS OF GROUP:  A society dedicated to the promotion of steampunk in the UK. Formed in 2009 to facilitate events and encourage interaction between steampunks. Associate membership is granted automatically to everyone who attends a VSS event.

MEETINGS:  Organisers of Weekend at the Asylum, the UK steampunk festival plus numerous other events throughout the year.

WEBSITE:  http://thevss.yolasite.com/        
               http://steampunk.synthasite.com  Weekend at the Asylum

CONTACT DETAILS:  See websites for details.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE....PLEASE ALSO NOTE....PLEASE ALSO NOTE....PLEASE ALSO NOTE
The VSS are the originators of the British Steampunk Community group on facebook which strives to be a location for promoting events and putting steampunks in contact with one another.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=139909556032928
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 07:48:14 pm »


NAME:
The League of Bournemouth Steampunks

LOCATION:
Bournemouth area

DETAILS:
Providing a focus for arranging meets and excursions for Steampunks living in the Poole/Bournemouth/Christchurch area nearby.

MEETINGS:
We aim to hold meetings around once a month (or more frequently in the summer). Meetings are either social get-togethers at a hospitable local venue or excursions to visit a particular site/event. Places we have visited as a group include:

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth (a regular venue for our social meets)
Museum of Electricity, Christchurch
Oxford Steampunk Exhibition
Beaulieu Steam Revival (steam fair)

WEBSITE:
Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=265971372672

CONTACT:
steampunkengineer(at)live.co.uk (or contact us via our facebook page)
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 08:58:54 pm »

Group Name : The Royal Didgible Corps

Location: UK and worldwide (Members in the UK, America and Australia)

Details : The Military Air wing of the Empire, fighting the air pirate wherever they may be.

Meetings : The corps can meet at any Steampunk event and recently had its first mess dinner in Harrogate.

website : http://royaldirigiblecorps.yolasite.com/

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=104938972886449

Contact : Email :royaldirigiblecorps@hotmail.com
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 04:27:23 am »

A splendid idea. Should really be stickeyed though.
Here's our contribution.

GROUP NAME: The London And Western Counties Steampunk Society

LOCATION or AREA: London, expanded to Misslesex, Surrey, Herts and Bucks, although anyone is welcome.

DETAILS OF GROUP: The LWHCSS is a small fledgeling group started for London steampunks. We were aware of the League of Esssexstraordinary Gentlemen, and didn't want to tread on their "turf" with another East London group, so we are centralised to the west. We plan to be holding regular meetups, outings and other shenannigans (once a month or so). Like I said, we're a new group (only about a month old) so we're still trying to establish ourselves here. The primary aims of the group are to have loads of silly fun in very nice places and to be more of a central base for London Steampunks with more local meetups.

MEETINGS: All of our events will be open to anyone who wants to attend, regardless of group "membership" or not. So far, we've (sort of) held one meet already for the Giants Of Steam at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. I say sort of, as it was at this meeting that the group was concieved. We also have two more events planned. A photoshoot on 17/04 at hte same venue and at some point in the summer - pencilled n for mid July - a picnic.

WEBSITE: (If applicable)
www.lwhcss.yolasite.com
our FB group is at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_192784460754535&ap=1

and there's a thread on this very site where we post happenings at http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29486.0.html.

The Facebook group is being funny. You have to request to join it. It is however, the most active area.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Contact the group at lwhcss@gmail.com
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 07:22:56 pm »

Greetings from the South-West of this glorious country....the Queens own land don't you know!


GROUP NAME:  Bristol Steampunk, Airship Pirate and Neo-Victorian League

LOCATION or AREA: Bristol and surrounding smaller places

DETAILS OF GROUP:Facebook based, many members on line with a few who go out regularly on outings and perambulations

MEETINGS:Usually once a month or so, details are posted on Facebook.  Normally involve quite a lot of tea drinking and ambling.

WEBSITE: (If applicable) http://www.facebook.com/gumtree#!/group.php?gid=45447909828

CONTACT DETAILS: Facebook us!  We, the intrepid crew of "Brunels' Folly" welcome all, whether airship pirates, adventurers, travellers and other lost souls.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 07:28:52 pm »

I say!! That damned infernal computer machine copied the wrong address across for us Bristolians!

You can actually find us here:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45447909828  or just search on facebook...its probably easier.
Hope to see you on one of our trips...


Greetings from the South-West of this glorious country....the Queens own land don't you know!


GROUP NAME:  Bristol Steampunk, Airship Pirate and Neo-Victorian League

LOCATION or AREA: Bristol and surrounding smaller places

DETAILS OF GROUP:Facebook based, many members on line with a few who go out regularly on outings and perambulations

MEETINGS:Usually once a month or so, details are posted on Facebook.  Normally involve quite a lot of tea drinking and ambling.

WEBSITE: (If applicable) http://www.facebook.com/gumtree#!/group.php?gid=45447909828

CONTACT DETAILS: Facebook us!  We, the intrepid crew of "Brunels' Folly" welcome all, whether airship pirates, adventurers, travellers and other lost souls.

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 10:59:53 am »


GROUP NAME:Chepstow & Area Steampunk Society

LOCATION or AREA: South East Wales

DETAILS OF GROUP: facebook based, only just started (since WOTW), You have to apply to join but no one gets turned down!

MEETINGS: planning to do various trips in and around the area -keep it cheap and cheerful Smiley

WEBSITE: (If applicable) search Cheptow & Area Steampunk Society on facebook

CONTACT DETAILS: via facebook or pm me Smiley or Rev Panic
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 08:31:53 pm »

Taken the liberty of starting to build up a nice and friendly map.

http://tinyurl.com/44t7yx9

Tahdah. Will update it with each groups informations, PM me if you need something adding/edited, or you want your tag moving to a specific location, sorry VSS/The Royal Didgible Corps, not entirely sure where to put you on a Map. Also, MrAddams, I just punched in 'ESSEX' and stuck the tag where it fell.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 10:21:03 pm »

aargh, can't view the map on my phone...

Rev P, we're trying to set up a directory of steampunk bands (on the aural- ocular thread); if you don't mind me asking, would a map such as yours here be suitable for such an endeavour? If so, is it something you've created yourself, or is it something pre-existing that can be adapted for purpose...?
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 10:24:58 pm »

aargh, can't view the map on my phone...

Rev P, we're trying to set up a directory of steampunk bands (on the aural- ocular thread); if you don't mind me asking, would a map such as yours here be suitable for such an endeavour? If so, is it something you've created yourself, or is it something pre-existing that can be adapted for purpose...?

I've made a custom map through Google Maps, dead simple to use! Now debating making it a larger project, adding bands/events/etc to it... Hum~

But it could be ideal, I find Maps easier to use, it's something graphic that I can relate to. [I'm so poorly traveled, I don't have a clue!]

Hope this answers your question,
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 10:42:46 pm »

Looking at that map, makes me wonder if there are any groups in the northern third of the UK?
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 10:55:00 pm »

Looking at that map, makes me wonder if there are any groups in the northern third of the UK?

Don't lose heart, the map's only existed for an hour or two. I am sure that there's a group in Glasgow, for some reason "Glasgow by Gaslight" springs to mind?

And if you feel there's no group, you'll find soon enough, that there's enough others lamenting the lack of a group, to form a group.
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 10:58:16 pm »

Edinburgh had a group which used to do 'club' nights (can't think of a better way to describe them) but the group on facebook had its last post in November 2010 and their website seems to not have been updated in ages either.

GUESS (Glasgow University E. Steampunk Society) has not updated its website since March this year, so I don't know about them.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 11:05:00 pm »

GROUP NAME: GUeSS -  Glasgow University 'e' Steampunk Society

LOCATION or AREA: Glasgow, Scotland

DETAILS OF GROUP: Despite the name, this society is in fact also open to those not of the Glasgow university persuasion. It is open to those who can get to Glasgow to attend. We have had folks join us for special events from all over central Scotland.

MEETINGS: Thursday evening meetings in term time for films, making stuff, socials, skills sharing, plus some special events, such as the Glasgow by Gaslight fair and entertainment at the Britannia Panopticon musichall and the annual Summer Soiree (see the Book of the Face for details).

WEBSITE: (If applicable)
http://guess.freeforums.org/index.php
http://gu-steampunk.co.uk/

CONTACT DETAILS:

https://www.facebook.com/search.php?init=srp&sfxp&q=steampunk#!/group.php?gid=242611740444
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2011, 11:06:47 pm »

DETAILS OF GROUP: Despite the name, this society is in fact also open to those not of the Glasgow university persuasion.

What about people outside Glasgow?
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2011, 11:20:17 pm »

GROUP NAME: GUeSS -  Glasgow University 'e' Steampunk Society

LOCATION or AREA: Glasgow, Scotland

DETAILS OF GROUP: Despite the name, this society is in fact also open to those not of the Glasgow university persuasion.

MEETINGS: Thursday evening meetings in term time for films, making stuff, socials, skills sharing, plus some special events, such as the Glasgow by Gaslight fair and entertainment at the Britannia Panopticon musichall and the annual Summer Soiree.

WEBSITE: (If applicable)
http://guess.freeforums.org/index.php
http://gu-steampunk.co.uk/

CONTACT DETAILS:

https://www.facebook.com/search.php?init=srp&sfxp&q=steampunk#!/group.php?gid=242611740444


And added to the map, first group North of the Wall. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2011, 11:23:08 pm »

We think there probably arent any others, apart from GUeSS, currently active north of the Wall but would love to hear otherwise.

Glasgow is of course the home of Steam (James Watt, Lord Kelvin etc) and also had the first gaslit shop in the UK and the first purpose built electrically-lit municipal building in the UK.
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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2011, 11:25:16 pm »

I don't think there are many of us north of the border.
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 09:31:37 pm »

I don't think there are many of us north of the border.
Well there are some 60 signed up in GUeSS and I am aware of a scattering north of the Forth plus whoever used to turn up at the Edinburgh gigs.
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2011, 09:32:40 pm »

I don't think there are many of us north of the border.
Well there are some 60 signed up in GUeSS and I am aware of a scattering north of the Forth plus whoever used to turn up at the Edinburgh gigs.
When is GUeSS running its next event during the day?
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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2011, 10:17:36 am »

Taken the liberty of starting to build up a nice and friendly map.

http://tinyurl.com/44t7yx9

Tahdah. Will update it with each groups informations, PM me if you need something adding/edited, or you want your tag moving to a specific location, sorry VSS/The Royal Didgible Corps, not entirely sure where to put you on a Map. Also, MrAddams, I just punched in 'ESSEX' and stuck the tag where it fell.


Reverend Panic,
Are you by any means a mind reader? I was thinking about creating a map based on this directory, and low and behold, the next time I visited this topic, you have created one.
I dont suppose there is any way to embed the map at the top of the page, is there?

Still trying to get this topic stickeyed, but no luck yet.
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« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2011, 11:35:15 am »

Taken the liberty of starting to build up a nice and friendly map.

http://tinyurl.com/44t7yx9

Tahdah. Will update it with each groups informations, PM me if you need something adding/edited, or you want your tag moving to a specific location, sorry VSS/The Royal Didgible Corps, not entirely sure where to put you on a Map. Also, MrAddams, I just punched in 'ESSEX' and stuck the tag where it fell.


Reverend Panic,
Are you by any means a mind reader? I was thinking about creating a map based on this directory, and low and behold, the next time I visited this topic, you have created one.
I dont suppose there is any way to embed the map at the top of the page, is there?

Still trying to get this topic stickeyed, but no luck yet.


Great minds, sir. Great minds. Wink

I did try, but apparently the Forum doesn't handle the embed formatting, which is a shame. Just comes out as nonsense code!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It'd be nice if this did get stickied, been emailing around various groups who lack a BG presence too, [Hull, Swansea, etc] and if anyone can point me towards any others who aren't here, that'd be fab.
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