So I spent the weekend in the National Space Centre in Leicester for Steampunks in Spaaaaaaace! This is the third year of the event and my second as an exhibitor. It was noticeably busier than the previous year and I was surprised to see something like 200 people show up at 10am on saturday! I had alot of people come up to say hi and take a look and it was nice to share my stuff with people. It spends most of it’s time in my front room, so nice to give it an airing 😉 Alot of people were interested in how the sculptures were made so it was also nice to talk shop with people.
Here’re some pics of my stand and the makers area.
I also did a quick vid!
I decided to concentrate on sculptures this year. My two co-exhibitors Herr Doktor and Arty Piston-Broke each have their own disicipline – Herr Doktor has the hard edged modelling covered (check out his tripods 😉 ) where-as Arty Piston concentrates more on costumes and props. There’s abit of an overlap as both me and Herr Doktor have several gadgets and costume pieces too, but I figured I’d mostly bring sculptures so there was abit more of a distinction between us.
However I did bring a few gauntlets with me which did garner a fair bit of attention. Might have to bring a few along next year – people liked trying them on 😉
I also took the mask for a quick whirl around the space center. Mostly to scare people you understand 😉
Finally, you may have noticed I seem to have gained a rather fetching green coat in this pic. This was made for me by my friends Jon and Sue. I’d made them some steampunk goggles a while back back and they reciprocated in spectacular fashion with this amazing custom made coat! Jon is open to commissions so do give him a shout – there’s more info on his blog.