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The Surrey Steampunk Convivial
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:24:33 am »
Well, it's time to get things in motion for the next one! It'll be held on 21st +22nd Feb 2015, and once again we shall be taking over the Royal Oak and Christ Church in New Malden.

There is a Facebook event thingy over here: http://www.facebook.com/events/727870057279100/?ref=ts&fref=ts
And the website is available at http://www.harpsfest.com

We are still planning, but things we are looking forward to include snail racing, (with clockwork and real snails) - tea duelling with the annual battle for The Nonsuch Ashes, The Steampunk Judges will be there adjudicating the latest Genius World Record attempts, there shall be music, fashion, book readings, The Best Cake in the World competition, Remote control Whacky Races, market stalls, exhibitions, artwork, talks and workshops, dancing and possibly ostrich racing...and much more besides! Oh, my what fun we shall have!

Please do spread the word! Tickets are on sale right now - and there are early bird discounts available too!

Thank you for your kind attention!

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 11:16:28 pm »
Okay so a little update: we have snakes and bellydancing as part of the line up...

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 10:07:28 pm »
Just under 2 months away now.  I'll be involved to some degree, as will Ghostfire & Birthrite.

Shaping up to be another good one

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 01:58:49 am »
Lovely photos - thanks for posting the link to them! Yes, we are quite excited about this one - there will be sooo much going on!

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 12:56:07 pm »
You're welcome.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 03:09:14 pm »
This coming weekend folks!

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 03:01:12 pm »
Tried to get there today but something happened and there were huge delays on the M1 and M25, so I didn't make it.

I hope all those that did make it had a good time.

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 12:00:53 pm »
Yes, the Dead Victorians got delayed in that.

It was a great weekend, shame you missed it.

Rough photos are up on my Facebook page (Steampunkdj.co.uk) Good quality ones from the decent camera will be posted once I've sorted through them

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2015, 08:31:28 pm »
I was thinking, as I sometimes do.  I have run a couple of workshops on modify your hat and modify your mask over the years.  How about a change of emphasis and next time let's have a show and tell.  People bring along something they are particularly proud of making and we admire and ask questions about how it was made.  Say 5-10 minutes per item.

We could have modified footwear, how I made my gun, my belt is special because.  That sort of thing.  It would need people to be willing to turn up and join in.

What do you think?

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 05:00:26 pm »

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2015, 12:00:50 am »
I've just uploaded a load of photos from the event to my FB page

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.854225264651325.1073741842.622528937820960&type=3

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2015, 06:55:00 pm »
The August version of this event is this coming weekend. Same details as above & as ever, Steampunkdj.co.uk will be providing the musical background to the weekend.

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 12:18:05 pm »
Goodness me, but that was a lot of fun!

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2015, 09:32:50 pm »
Goodness me, but that was a lot of fun!
It was indeed, especially this



Common sense kept me off the big one.

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2015, 12:39:41 am »
Common sense kept me off the big one.

Very wise, sir.

How was the teapot racing?
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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial IV 21st +22nd Feb 2015
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2015, 08:47:44 am »
Common sense kept me off the big one.

Very wise, sir.

How was the teapot racing?

Best described as "different" I think.


Photos from both days (& previous events) can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/steampunkdj/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2015, 08:53:46 pm »
Teapot racing...yes, definitely different! The Battle Croquet was also incredibly good fun. I think we must do that again - actually next week at the Brighton Costume Games! Sun 20th, the Old Steine Gardens...

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2015, 08:09:26 pm »
Hope you will be running more events in 2016
I live in Hertfordshire and l am new to all this but very keen to get involved
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2015, 12:32:12 am »
Hope you will be running more events in 2016
I live in Hertfordshire and l am new to all this but very keen to get involved
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Indeed we will be running more events, and you'd be most welcome to come! We have a very special Nonsuch Christmas Gathering on December 19th 2015, and two Surrey Steampunk Convivials for 2016: Feb 20th and 21st - and July 30th and 31st (which also happen to be my birthday bash!) It'd be great to see you!

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2015, 09:25:16 pm »
Thankyou
I will do my best to attend

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Re: The Surrey Steampunk Convivial
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 04:27:24 am »
It will be lovely to see you there!

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2015, 06:39:09 am »
I'm certainly looking forward to attending furture Surrey Steampunk Convivials as and when I can (I live in Brum and depend on public transport, so it'll probably have to be a once a year thing for me). The one I attended some weeks ago was utterly splendid, I was astonished at the variety and quality of the events given it was all held in a single pub! It's just a shame that I wasn't able to attend the Saturday as well as the Sunday. Jolly well done to all involved in staging such a magnificent event!

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2015, 12:51:26 am »
Thank you kindly! I am glad you enjoyed it - I hope you made it over to the church as well, Esme? We tend to spread things out over there on the Saturdays. So looking forward to next year - we might have to do something for the unveiling of The Cavorite Sphere and the Time machine in September as well, I reckon...

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2015, 01:20:05 am »
I hope you made it over to the church as well, Esme?

I take it you missed this bit Ben

It's just a shame that I wasn't able to attend the Saturday


we might have to do something for the unveiling of The Cavorite Sphere and the Time machine in September as well, I reckon...

Count me in if I'm available.

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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2015, 01:24:10 am »
Ah yes, I really must get my goggles cleaned - I did indeed miss that bit, Sir! Thank you for pointing out the inadequacy of my optics. I've just been to eBay and bought new frames as a result!