This event has been running since October 2011 when it was originally set up by Doctor Geof and held at Leftbank on Cardigan Road.
I got asked to help co-ordinate a second one for March 2012 and dealt with everything myself, including setting up a London Steampunk Market (from Leeds!) which was scheduled for only five weeks later.
In August 2012 I was contacted by Leeds Central Library to organise a literary event as there were a lot of steampunk fantasy/horror authors coming to light. So this had a small bespoke selection of traders along with five authors doing talks, readings and Q&A sessions.
Then in October 2012 I made LSM a two day event due to the volume of traders forming an orderly queue keen to be a part of it.
I continued doing the posters from March 2013 using Geof's artwork as a template as he was too busy with his comic deadlines and the like to be able to do them any more. This was the last time it was at Leftbank as I wanted to do more with it rather than it being “just a market”.
mascot in the form of our steampunk bird of prey display champions flown at most of our events by Amy Jo Lawrence's "Flying Squadron".