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London Steampunk Club Night

Just spotted the below Steampunk Party taking place in London in a  few weeks time.

With all my chatter about Steampunk being the Next Big Thing I thought I'd better do my bit and advertise this too :p

Not sure if I'll be there (being a week before Dragonmeet and another friends party that night if I can make it out to do anything) but might see what I can manage.

Second Call for The Post Hallowe'en, Pre-Yuletide, Costume Launch Party! 30% of pre-sale tickets gone already!

22 November 2008 - 8 p.m. until 1 a.m.

We have Accredited Gramophone Jockeys Paul Sticks (founder of Vagabonds - one of London's best Goth/Alt Nightclubs), Andy Ravensable (of Salisbury Masquerade Ball, Wrecked III, the last VVvsSS and many others), Maddy (the GJ formerly known as Madderz) and Sandey Dee (both from last VVvsSS and other events hosted by the London Vampyre Group) - for your music and dancing pleasure! We also present The Sirens of Sinful Temptation Lingerie and Fantasy Outfits Catwalk Show...with Vampyric Vixens, Steampunk Sassy and other Fantasies and Delights! Our venue is a dedicated and tasteful cellar bar, also a Weatherspoons outlet with all drinks offers and inexpensive fare associated with that name.

DRESS CODE: Goth/Steampunk/Fantasy and Fetish (No Nudity, No Effort No Entry) R.O.A.R - Prizes for Best Dressed!

Tickets are available for just £5 pre-purchased here (there are no other costs as you will be sent a numbered e-ticket). It will be £6 on-the-night and subject to availability, we will however give a £1 reduction to members of the London Vampyre Group, The Vampyre Connexion, London Vampyre Meetup Group and the London Goth Meetup Group on presentation of valid membership card!

Last time was a blast from the past! Lets do it all again! And it you've not seen the photos, by Polstar Photography, please do have a look here  and I am very pleased to confirm that Polly Polstar will be along again to capture the night with her fine photography.


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Nov. 6th, 2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of going as it's a chance to catch up with Linette - be a good opportunity to do likewise with yourself if you're there.
Nov. 6th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe you are on to something. Looks fascinating.
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the x-post! Appreciated 8;-)=

Nov. 6th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
I actually tried ringing you at lunch about something. Could you drop me a line or email me on angus @ cubicle7.co.uk when you have some time. It's not urgent :)
Nov. 6th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
There's no denying it's been bubbling for ages. I've been interested in steampunk since the mid/late 1980's thanks to RPGs such as Space 1889 and Castle Falkenstein and novels such as Gibson & Sterlings "Difference Engine".

But there is a definite increase in awareness and popularity of the genre in the last few years and it's just getting bigger. I think we'll see it burst through at somepoint in the next 12-24 months.
Nov. 6th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
That postcard is an abomination in terms of graphic design.
Nov. 6th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
That's one I've not heard before, I take it you have some experience.

Nov. 6th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'll cop to my stridance being Typical Internet Hyperbole. Graphic designers are a bunch of catty bitches (and that applies to male and female), and I'll apologize for what was a pretty inconsiderate and insulting off-the-cuff post. I seem to have violated one of the most basic rules I myself value on the Internet: Don't be a dick. :)

On a more practical note, here's some constrictive criticism. The background image looks great, but the sameness of the text lying on top of it (I think that's one of Dave Nalle's Fontcraft fonts...I want to say Brandywine?) really obscures the eye-catching image. The type all being the same font, roughly in the same size range, etc. sort of undermines the purpose of a postcard like that, which is to catch the eye, get someone to pick it up, and THEN convey the details of the event. Brandywine also tends to be one of "the Victorian fonts", and a little exploration out on the web can net you some much cooler, more less expected and overused fonts for free.

Typography kind of serves two different purposes within graphic design: decoration/being eye-catching, and providing an effective means to conveying information to a reader. A card like this needs to do both at once (or in sequence...catch eye, pick up card, read card), and I think the typesetting on this one tends to obscure that. Your event is MUCH cooler than this card would tend to indicate, at least to me. :)
Nov. 6th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)

It's not that bad - I've seen way worse in terms of advertising postcards for events than that. FWIW, the only thing I'd really change on it is the font, which doesn't quite go with the type of event they're promoting. *shrugs*

Nov. 6th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
See my deply to Demondaz for a bit of an apology and elaboration.
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
YAY!! Dragonmeet!! Can't wait =) Still need me I hope! x
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you haven't found SteamSmoke yet...

Nov. 6th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Dang! I'd love to go to this but I've got Neverwhere LARP that day...
Nov. 6th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
If this production week at work ever ends,
I may well try to get there.
Be nice to have some Victoriana flyers to leave about.
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