Southampton University Steampunk Society aims to provide a focal point for Steampunks, Cyberpunks and Dieselpunks at the University of Southampton.
Membership of the society is free, and we are open to anyone with an interest in Steampunk, Victoriana, science fiction and retro-futurism, from the simply curious to the more learned.
We're a social society, and run weekly events, most regularly film nights usually followed by a social. In addition we run other events including music gigs, day trips, games nights, workshops and attend steampunk gatherings both locally and around the country.
As a society, we also make an effort to socialise with the local groups in the form of collaboration events and attendance to monthly meetings in order to gain experience and build ties with our more learned counterparts.
Throughout the year, we aim to have groups of our members attending the Surrey Steampunk Convivial, a small event in February as a way of introducing newer members to a larger steampunk community, and the 'Weekend at the Asylum' event in Lincoln which is the largest Steampunk gathering in Europe.
Both of these events are attended almost religiously since their establishment and we intend to return again every year. We run a popular annual Christmas Vintage Ball once again which has little under 100 in attendance and usually held at the union and features performances from the University's folk society and circus society.
We are continually growing as a society and hope to continue introducing new elements to our program every year. The wearing of Steampunk or Victorian clothing is not obligatory! (and we do offer advice if you want to start) .
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Steampunk Society (Kraken Soc) this year are: