The Kitschies are hosting a Steampunk Evening at Blackwell's Charing Cross.
It promises to be a fun and unusual event, as we're setting out to explore all that's intelligent, progressive and entertaining in one of fantastic fiction's most popular sub-genres. The night is set up as an exhibition and there will be loads to do, see, hear, play with and sample (including tastings of The Kraken Rum).
Plus, there will be opportunities to chat with some amazing authors and artists, including Adam Roberts, China Miéville, Kim Lakin-Smith, Deadly Knitshade, Gary Northfield, Jonathan Green, Philip Reeve, Lavie Tidhar, Nicola Tedman, Sarah Skeate and the artwork of (Now that would be) Telling. Also, this guy.
You'll find more about the event here and the complete guest list here.
The event takes place on 8 December, 7 pm - 9 pm, at Blackwell's Charing Cross, 100 Charing Cross Road. Entry is free and there's no ticket required. If you would like to RSVP, you can do so on the event's Facebook page. (RSVPing makes sure we have enough of The Kraken Rum for everyone. How's that for an incentive?)
For further fun, we're also invading the Blackwell's blog for the next few weeks, with special guests investigating all facets of steampunkery.