A most excellent time was had by all at The Griffin, Dudley, for what we hope will be the first of many steampunk nights, organised by Craig and 'SparklesbyGem' Gemma. Dudley is pretty much local for us - but Crimson Clocks had never played there before, and we're glad to say that we seemed to go down very well with steampunks and non-steampunks alike! The venue was compact but elegant; the guests equally elegant; the wares exquisite; and the company, of course, superb.
As well as performing with Crimson Clocks, I was also there with Steven C. Davis and our books, alongside other traders SparklesbyGem and Steampunk Relics; and other superlative entertainment was also provided by Birthrite and the lovely burlesque Steam tease. We very much hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as we did; and we can't wait for the next one!
Next weekend, of course, is the Introduction to Steampunks in Reading event, which we hope will be equally successful - look out for photos from that next week. Or better yet - why not come along? Attaknids, tea duelling, and a chance to re-write The Hobbit - steampunk style... oh yes, indeed, hope to see you there!
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