Oxfam Books Reading generously agreed to provide a venue for the event after opening hours, with volunteers and shop manager all providing significant support; and of course Reading Steampunks played host and provided a packed programme of events.
First up was tea duelling, which was sufficiently exciting to attract at least one passerby who, even though he was on his way elsewhere, just had to know what was going on. Tea Meistress Michelle arbitrated as, facing off over a higher-than-usual platform, the duellists continued until only one was left - Mr Eric T. Paradigm emerged victorious.
A very good night, and I definitely overheard plotting on the way out - sounds like more is afoot, with potential for at least one if not two brand new activities taking place (shh! But you heard it here first). Thanks to Reading steampunks and especially Steven for inviting me, and to everyone for taking part and making it an excellent evening. Encore! Encore!