Okay, I’m back, albeit briefly so I won’t take up too much of your time!

Last year, we hosted a book launch for Mars on the Rise. It took place in a tiny old travelling theatre in the heart of Coalville. We had two incredible Steampunk bands and a brilliant comedian (the great Count Rostov. You can find him, and his love of beetroot, at www.countrostov.co.uk ).

However, we’re doing it all over again this year! Different location, different bands, same Steampunk madness! If you’d care to join us (and we’d love to see you!) the details are here…

selling mars

Saturday 27th April 2013

8pm to midnight


Firebug Bar, 1 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN, England


Tickets are £10 and are available from:




Ticket prices includes performances by top Steampunk bands Birthrite and Crimson Clocks, as well a goodie bag and whatever else we can think up. And, while not needed for entry to the event, Steampunk attire is highly encouraged!

Copies of “Selling Mars” (and possibly “Mars on the Rise”) will be on sale on the night.

The event is being held in the venue above the Firebug Bar (enter through the front door and turn right. We’ll have a friendly face to collect tickets at the bottom of the stairs). Unfortunately the venue is up a flight of stairs so there’s sadly no disabled access.

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We hope to see you there!

For the curious: Here’s what we got up to for the Mars on the Rise launch…

The Cogkneys on the Rise

The Dark Design