"The most bonkers day out with friends that feel like family at a fancy dress party!"
A FULL WEEKEND OF BRITISH STEAMPUNK
The Broadway Stoneleigh,
Epsom, Surrey, KT17 2JA UK
Feb 29th/March 1st
It is with great sadness that we have come to the decision to...
oh, you know how this dreadfully disappointing sentence ends. That damn bug.
We had been waiting to see what the Governmental rule would be in July, knowing how keen they are on changing their minds about things - and also how the pub was going to react to opening again and the prospect of a herd of Steampunks descending on them.
And after months of tutting and staying indoors, here we are on July the 4th, and we have to make a decision.
Well, although the pubs are indeed open, the function room will not available for us to hire out again until September (or thereabouts...), so although it comes as a bit of a faff, we have made the decision that we are simply going to move the July Convivial to October. This will mean the October Convivial will happen in February of next year, and so on and forthwith until we eventually catch up with ourselves.
Fortunately, despite the Convivial being an annual event, we do hold it three times per year means which means we have been ahead of ourselves for quite a while, so it should not take too long to catch up with ourselves again.
So, The Surrey Steampunk Convivial for July is off the menu. Oh, I'm sorry to bear that news. It is such a shame.
Of course, we shall be refunding all who have purchased tickets for the event, and giving traders the option of a refund or trading at the next one. Because that is the right thing to do.
We did think about holding a virtual Convivial, but the thought of being sat at home and attempting to bring the atmosphere of the Convivial to a computer screen just didn't seem right somehow. There is talk of some sort of miniature video of the "How the Convivial would have felt" kind of thing.
And it is just possible that with all this time off, Moth just be able to release that Album we have been threatening to release for ages. Watch this space for details!
In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you all again face to face, once hugging and hand shaking are once again allowed.
You would be most welcome to join us!
Video by the Wonderful Steampunk DJ
"It really is a romp of amazing madness and hysterical happiness that tugs at your immaculate imagination and stains it with outrageous happenings from which you will never recover but your life will be greatly enriched. In other words - it's a bit good!"
- Janet Dowling
I was initally agog and am now quite simply FLABBERGASTED over The Surrey Steampunk Convivial! Frantically packing to catch the train back to the Midlands but have more pix and vidis... THANK YOU Ben Henderson for letting me join in a MOST magnificent weekend... And THANK YOU Jeanette Macklin for being an equally magnificent "hostess" for the weekend... a resounding HUZZAH to both of you and to everyone else involved in the Convivial... unquestionably a job well done from this newbie's viewpoint!
- Lord Montague Jacques Fromage
The Longest Running, Biggest and Best Steampunk Event in the whole of Stoneleigh. Which is a small town in Surrey.