Sunday, March 18, 2012

Steam Powered

Steam power evokes many sepia toned memories. Great trains carrying people on jaunts to the sea. Ladies in fine dresses sipping tea from delicate china. It harkens back to a time which, to us, seems simpler. A life a million miles from the 24/7 rat race many of us now live in.

So it comes as no surprise that steam power, and all it evokes, is making a come back in a huge way. People are hosting tea parties and dressing up in the clothes of the era. For one weekend a year, the city of Lincoln here in the UK grinds to a halt and turns the clock back over a hundred years.

My name's Rae and I come from a tiny industrial town in the heart of England. My novel, Mars on the Rise, will soon be available. Set in a world of sex, drugs and steam power, it explores what happens when our dreams come true. Whether we want them to or not.

To celebrate, we're been planing a Steampunk soiree and you're all invited! It's taking place on May 12th at the Century Theatre in Coalville. The Century Theatre is an old travelling theatre which was built in my home town of Hinckley. It was transported around the country on the back of four trucks and set up in village greens. It now has a permanent (and loving!) home at the old colliery in Coalville.

For a mere £20, you will receive the following:

- Signed copy of the book
- Various Victorian and Steampunk themed goodies.
- Music and comedy provided by Count Rostov, The Cogkneys and Sci-Fi Mafia.
- Stalls selling Victorian and Steampunk goods.
- Your name and link to website/blog/store etc on the website and Facebook pages.
- Music, dancing, laughter and general splendidness into the early hours.
- The chance to have a jolly good night out!

Should you choose to join us (and I really hope you do!), you're invited to dress in Steampunk outfits. It's not compulsory but, should you choose to, then you'll be in good company.

Tickets are strictly limited to 100. If you'd like one (or even several!), or would just like more information, please feel free to drop an email to:

Take care, thank you for allowing me to be on the blog and I do hope to see you in May!

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