We have been absolutely staggered by the level of support this year and are amazed that we have sold out of weekend and Saturday wristbands. We have spoken to the authorities and venues and have been allowed to issue a few more. We will also have a number available on the day from Event Control at the Assembly Rooms on Bailgate.
(NOTE - We have a group booking feature to allow you to book with your friends and see who is coming. Feel free to use it if you wish. If not simply use the "Participate as an individual" tab.)
Weekend at the Asylum is now the longest running steampunk event in the World and attracts people from around the globe. Thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks now throng the streets of the historic quarter of Lincoln each year enjoying everything steampunk but above all socialising.
Our venues include the historic Castle, the Regency splendour of the Assembly Rooms, and the superb professional theatre at Bishop Grossteste University. In 2013 we were delighted to add Westgate Academy to our venues thus enabling us to support a local school. This year we are adding the hall of Bailgate Methodist Church and as a total change Sugarcubes Rock Club. We also have programme features at Widow Cullen's Well, which is a favourite haunt of local steampunks. Of course all of the other local bars, restaurants and shops are filled with steampunks for the three days celebration of simply "Being Splendid".
Tickets are divided into two areas. Wristbands and Evenings. You need a wristband to enter the day features of the event - often known as the Convivial. This gives you access to our literary strand with steampunks authors, artists etc, plus art exhibition and competition, the fun in the Castle, our Bazaar Eclectica (the largest wholly steampunk market in the World) our gaming stream and our programme of talks, workshops and presentations. You also get access to the featured events - opening and closing features, costume competition, parades and tea duelling championship.
Evening entertainments (and the Mad Hatter's tea party) are all ticketed separately. This means you can choose what you want to attend and tailor your weekend to your own tastes. It also allows us to offer more spaces for more steampunks since the event is hugely popular.
The EMPIRE BALL - Sorry but as usual this sold out very quickly indeed.
Keep checking back. Information is regularly circulated on "British Steampunk Community" on facebook and through the VSS main website www.britishsteampunk.org
We look forward to seeing you there for another fantastic weekend of Steampunk!
(Please note under 5s go free but must be accompanied by an adult.)
Sorry but we cannot ordinarily refund tickets unless the event is cancelled. We do allow people to sell on tickets as long as this is at face value or less. Profiteering etc is strictly forbidden and can result in tickets being cancelled without refund. (This means if you pay over the odds for a ticket you may find it is invalid!) If you do sell on your ticket pass on your e-ticket to the new buyer and let them have a covering note from you confirming the transfer. Include a mobile number so we can check with you if there is a problem at the event.
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The Victorian Steampunk Society
The Victorian Steampunk Society was formed in 2009 to facilitate and promote steampunk within the UK. We are involved in art exhibitions, education programmes, cultural events and conventions, even flashmobs and picnics. We run not for profit and make annual donations to selected charities. (Our principal 2015 charity is Water Aid) We are run by a small group of active steampunks for the steampunk community.
Weekend at the Asylum is our flagship event. It began with just over 400 steampunks at The Lawn in Lincoln (A former Victorian lunatic asylum, hence the name) and has now grown to what is probably the biggest steampunk festival in the World. Each year we take over the historic quarter of the City of Lincoln with thousands of steampunks enjoying socialising, literature, art, music, dance and just plain fun.