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This section includes events in the UK and Ireland. The gear icon indicates events of particular steampunk interest. Click on the event name for details. You should always check the event's website or Facebook page for late changes or cancellations.

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February

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The Surrey Steampunk Convivial - Winter

New Malden, UK

Feb 23 - 24, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

KupoCon Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Feb 26, 2019

Final Fantasy fan event. . .

March

FrightFest Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Mar 1 - 2, 2019

Horror film festival. . .

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LarpCon

Whitwick, Leicestershire, UK

Mar 1 - 3, 2019

A convention for the LARP, cosplay and steampunk communities. . .

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Leeds Steampunk Market - Abbey House Museum

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Mar 2 - 3, 2019

Steampunk entertainment. . .

Valiant

Sheffield, UK

Mar 2, 2019

Doctor Who convention. . .

Comic Con Liverpool

Liverpool, UK

Mar 8 - 10, 2019

Comic and pop culture convention. . .

London Book Fair

London, UK

Mar 12 - 14, 2019

Book publishing trade show. . .

Keighley Comic Con

Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK

Mar 16, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

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Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular

Shrewsbury, UK

Mar 23, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

Sci-Fi Weekender - Part 1

Sheffield, UK

Mar 28 - 31, 2019

Sci-fi and fantasy festival. . .

Irish Discworld Convention

Cork, County Cork, Ireland

Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2019

Convention for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. . .

Walker Stalker London

London, UK

Mar 30 - 31, 2019

Zombie convention. . .

April

London Games Festival

London, UK

Apr 2 - 14, 2019

An annual video gaming festival for consumers and trade specialists. . .

Survival

London, UK

Apr 5 - 7, 2019

Convention for fans of the TV series The 100. . .

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Time Quake Steampunk Festival

Manchester, UK

Apr 5 - 7, 2019

An immersive steampunk expo. . .

Sci-Fi Scarborough

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Apr 6 - 7, 2019

Fan-run science fiction convention. . .

EM-Con Burton

Burton-Upon-Trent, UK

Apr 7, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

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Whitby Goth Weekend - Spring

Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

Apr 12 - 14, 2019

A large gathering of goths that also attracts steampunks. . .

Eastercon 2019

London, UK

Apr 19 - 22, 2019

Science fiction convention.

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Hereford Waterworks Museum Steampunk Weekend

Hereford, Herefordshire, UK

Apr 27 - 28, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

May

Utopia 2019

Witney, Oxfordshire, UK

May 3 - 5, 2019

Doctor Who convention. . .

Brixham Pirate Festival

Brixham, Devon, UK

May 4 - 6, 2019

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

EM-Con Nottingham

Nottingham, UK

May 4 - 5, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

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Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

Llandudno, Wales, UK

May 4 - 6, 2019

A three-day Victorian festival with a Steampunk Seaside Spectacular. . .

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Portsmouth Comic Con

Portsmouth, UK

May 4 - 5, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Rai Con

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

May 4, 2019

Anime and manga convention. . .

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Scarborough Vintage Fair

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

May 5, 2019

A vintage fair with a large steampunk area. . .

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Hartlepool Steampunk Festival

Hartlepool, UK

May 11 - 12, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

HorrorCon UK

Rotherham, UK

May 11 - 12, 2019

Horror convention. . .

Starfury: The Ultimates

Birmingham, UK

May 17 - 19, 2019

Convention for fans of TV series based on comic books. . .

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The Coventry Steampunk Carnival

Coventry, UK

May 18 - 19, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

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Steampunk Filey 2019

Filey, North Yorkshire, UK

May 18 - 19, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

Yorkshire Cosplay Con

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

May 18 - 19, 2019

Anime, comic book, cosplay, sci-fi and video gaming convention. . .

GifCon

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

May 23 - 24, 2019

Academic conference about fantasy literature, film, games and comics. . .

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest - London

London, UK

May 25 - 26, 2019

Fan convention focusing on comic-inspired movies and TV shows. . .

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Nanty Narking Steampunk Extravaganza

Ludborough, Lincolnshire, UK

May 25 - 27, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

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A Splendid Day Out

Morecambe, UK

May 31 - Jun 2, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

June

Starfury: Enchanted

Birmingham, UK

Jun 14 - 16, 2019

Convention for fans of the TV series Once Upon A Time. . .

Starfury: Cross Roads

Birmingham, UK

Jun 21 - 23, 2019

Convention for fans of the TV series Supernatural. . .

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Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration - Steampunk Festival Weekend

Ilfracombe, Devon, UK

Jun 22 - 23, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

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Bristol Steampunk Saturday

Bristol, UK

Jun 29, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

July

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Leeds Steampunk Market - Middleton Railway

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Jul 6 - 7, 2019

A summer steampunk market. . .

Bradford Festival

Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

Jul 12 - 14, 2019

Arts and music festival. . .

EDGE-LIT 8

Derby, UK

Jul 13, 2019

Conference for writers of horror, fantasy, science-fiction and crime stories. . .

Melton Mowbray Comic Con

Melton Mowbray, UK

Jul 20, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Boconnoc Steam Fair

Lostwithiel, UK

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Demonstrations of steam engines and vintage vehicles. . .

London Film & Comic Con

London, UK

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

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Whitby Steampunk Weekend - Summer

Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

August

The Cromford Steam Rally

Brackenfield, Derbyshire, UK

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

An old-time carnival plus demonstrations of steam-powered vehicles and machinery. . .