The hallowed halls of the Deaf Trust made a fitting venue, presenting plenty of space for both outdoor and indoor shenanigans. The market was where I spent most of my time, as fellow author Steven C. Davis and I were sharing a stand and hosting a couple of daytime events - a workshop and a reading. The trouble with steampunk markets, as always, is that there is always too much to spend your money on, and this was no exception. It was great to see friends amongst the traders too, such as Amy the Wonder Dog from Amy's Steampunk Emporium, who was a firm favourite amongst the traders. Oh yes - Darren and Sarah were there with Amy too! (Sarah even took a couple of our books with her as props as she did a bit of catwalk modelling!)
We were also filming a video for our song 'Shadow' at the event - or more to the point, we were getting our listeners to film it for us, with a shot of themselves included! Please send clips to us at CrimsonClocks@CrimsonClocks.com, or post them on our facebook page - thanks!
After a short breather - it was a VERY hot night - Montague Jacques Fromage rounded off the evening with some steampunk funk. Absinthe, Sacre Bleu!
And then it was Sunday, and time for more workshops, more fashion shows, more photographic extravaganzas, more bartitsu, more nerf gun shoot-outs.... basically, more things than you can possibly shake an elegant cane at.
Big thanks to Stu 'Mr Stu' Tovell for orchestrating the night entertainments, including sound engineering and more, to his lovely wife Chelle for all her support, to Nathan and Candice for stall minding at various points, to everyone for being generally marvellous, and in particular, to Tony and Candice for a fabulous, well-run weekend.
Right, when's the next one??