Tenterden - Northiam - Bodiam
 
Kent & East Sussex Railway

Steampunk!

We are excited to be working with Great Kentspectations 

for our second STEAMPUNK event on

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June 2024

Traders and Displays will be at Tenterden and Bodiam Stations

 

 

Come join the fun and splendid madness at the K&ESR Steampunk Weekend!

What is Steampunk?

In a sentence, Steampunk is Victorian Science fiction bought to life!

Imagine the fascinating works of H.G. Wells mixed with favourite fandoms like Doctor Who bought together with a splendidly quirky pseudo-Victorian wardrobe.

The phrase "Steampunk" was founded in 1987 by K.W. Jeter, a fantasy, and science fiction author, with idea being a fictional future World built from the Victorian Industrial age, an alternate history filled with technologies, mechanical marvels and fantastical inventions utilising the power of Steam. As time has passed the Steampunk movement has evolved and grown into an amazing community of Splendid people who love exploring the genre with fashion, literature, movies, music, games, and hobbies.
Often recognised by our Top Hats and Goggles we express ourselves through of love of Steampunk combining the Victorian, fantasy styles with our hobbies, occupations, and passions with a joint love CAKE!
As much as Steampunk is about the Aesthetic and imagery, a huge part of Steampunk is about being Splendid to one another, embracing our diverse communities and having lots of silly fun together. We do our best to spread our good cheer and invite everyone to get involved.
Try your hand at Tea Duelling (competitive biscuit dunking) and learn all about Familiar Flinging, explore the Steampunk stalls, enjoy a pot of tea and CAKE at Bodiam Station, there will be lots to see and do!

Bodiam Station

Activity Stall Holder
Laurie Harpum - Clay Craft Clay Sculpting activity w/ cermic creation stall
Steampunk Crafts Hat Decorating, Badge Making & Colouring
Trader Stall Holder
Crystals by Samantha Crystal Healing jewellery & oddities
Grey Viking Viking Creations & metal work
Printzilla Alternative styled tshirts & printed items
Ktmengravers Lazer Cut gifts & products in wood, glass, slate, etc.
Stuff 'n' Lights Camper Van - Steampunk decorations
Display
E Roots Creations Portable Metal work forge, with live demonstrations
Sheppey Pirates Small reeneactment camp - The Golden Age of Pirating
Renaissance Faire UK Small Fantasy Camp - Renaissance Costumers

K&ESR Tenterden Station

Fairy Nuff - Candle Roling Candle Rolling activity w/ Lazercut designs & witchy pagan supply stall
Dream Makers Jewellery - Jewellery Making Jewellery Making w/ Alternative accessories & jewellery stall
Crafts & Captures Childrens Dream catcher workshop - Crystal Carvings, wands & alternative oddities
Smash Bear Publishing Story Writing Workshop w/ fantasy publishing stall
Trader Stall Holder
The Tipsy Kitten - MC Stage MC w/ Steampunk Seamstress & familiar maker
Fancy Pants Emporium A range of quirky handmade items from clothing to soaps
Professor Doo-lallytat Emporium of Choas Steampunk & Alternative Clothing
Layer Forge 3D Printed ornaments, toys & charms
Enchanted Jem Brown Quirky handmade candles & wax melts
Prof. T Bottom Delicious bottled Mead and Liqueur
Display
Farleigh Firefly Wacky Steampunk Vehicle

Steampunk Entertainment for the weekend

Saturday only : Rejigged, Steampunk Ceilidh band playing folk music of the Victorian era and Steampunk Morris Dance Group

Sing-along-trains on Saturday and Sunday (see timetable below for further details)

Familiar Flinging Cuddley Toy Canon, pick a volunteer Familiar and take aim!
Murphey's Adventure Multimedia Story teller
Laura Cameron, Fantasy Cosplay Vocal Artist Laura brings a feeling of nostalgia with her magical mix of songs from fantasy films/series/games. With medleys from “Lord of the Rings”, “Skyrim” and “The Witcher” and many more!

Mark Stay Author Fantasy Author & Screen Writer
Steampunk Fashion Show Steampunk Fashion Show hosted by Tipsy Kitten
Tea Duelling Competitive Biscuit Dunking, learn about the "sport" and have a go!
Wind Up Wacky Races A race of chance but immense run: select your racer and get winding!

 

Mark Stay Author Reading & Book Signing:
Mark Stay got a part-time Christmas job at Waterstone’s in the nineties (back when it still had an apostrophe) and, despite being working class and quite lippy, somehow ended up working in publishing for over 25 years. He would write in his spare time and sometimes those writings would get turned into books and films, including the Witches of Woodville series from Simon & Schuster, and the 2023 Warner Bros. horror movie Unwelcome.
Mark was also co-presenter of the Bestseller Experiment podcast, which has inspired writers all over the world to finish and publish their books. Born in London, he lives in Kent with Youtube gardener and writer Claire Burgess and a declining assortment of retired chickens.

 

 

 

 

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