The Future of Robotics

When pondering the future of robotics most people think of one of two things. They either envision a future where no one has to work anymore because robots handle all menial tasks, or they make dire prophecies of the eventual robot uprising. Neither of these is a true future, however, for reality is much more […]

“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Initial Results

Ladies and Gentlemen, after the first 24 hours of voting in our “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest we can announce the initial leaders of the pack in the Popular Vote . . . Third Place – Vlad Second Place – a tie between Clockwork Cthulhu and Vampiric Opponent First Place – a tie between Mary Ann the Barbarian and Steampunk Sally Voting ends on […]

This Day in History – October 25th, 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on October 25th, 1854 in the Crimean War. Lord Raglan, overall commander of the British forces, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and harry a retreating Russian […]

VOTE in the “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest

Ladies and Gentlemen, the spooky entries for our “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest are all in, and now it is time for you to decide which of these fine dressed people is the most elegantly macabre . . . Voting will run until midnight (EST) on Halloween, and the results of the Popular Vote and the Judge’s […]

Top Five Steampunk Music Videos

Inspired by our recent series of music video reviews, active members of The Pandora Society Facebook Group were polled to nominate and vote for their favorite Steampunk music videos and here are the results.   Number Five – “Brass Goggles” by Steam Powered Giraffe From their debut album, titled Album One, released in 2009 comes the track “Brass […]

This Day in History – October 24th, 1901

Annie Edson Taylor had work as a teacher and later as a dance instructor, but in her sixties this widow was facing financial hardship and the prospect of the poorhouse, so what was her solution to this predicament? Simple . . . she decided she would be the first person to ride over Niagara Falls […]

Tek Security Bulletin: Report Strange Dirigibles

Attention! The Clan of Teks security team needs all citizens to report any and all sightings of strange or otherwise unknown dirigibles. Furthermore any unrecognized dirigibles docking at the Clan of Teks port tower must submit to safety searches until further notice. This is a matter of dire importance not only to the safety of […]

“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Industrial Accident

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we present to you our latest entry for the October “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest . . . Gunny of Orient, Ohio as Industrial Accident. The Beginning of the Industrial age brought us many changes. Steam engines, factories, great advancements that changed our lives forever for both good . . . and bad. With the industrial age we […]

“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Vampiric Opponent

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we present to you our latest entry for the October “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest . . . Loren the Black of Cincinnati, Ohio as Vampiric Opponent. Though I’ve portrayed the thirsty UnDead most of my life, I was called upon for a more Steamed-Up version when friends needed a model for a photo-shoot to create images for […]

This Day in History – October 23rd, 1861

On April 27, 1861, the writ of habeas corpus was unilaterally suspended by President Abraham Lincoln in Maryland during the American Civil War. Lincoln had received word that anti-war Maryland officials intended to destroy the railroad tracks between Annapolis and Philadelphia, which was a vital supply line for the army preparing to fight the south. […]

Crazy Horses

This past weekend the Beechmont Players of Cincinnati opened their latest production, Crazy Horses by Mark Norman. This satirical British comedy is set in a chaotic version of heaven, where efficiency experts recommend God restructure the Department of the Apocalypse. But the three horsemen and one horsewoman — Famine, War, Death and Plague — don’t take […]

“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Queen of the Wasteland

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we present to you our latest entry for the October “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest . . . Bernadette Bumpers of Tampa, Florida as Queen of the Wasteland. When the Apocalypse happened, only a few of the baddest, strongest and most confident women survived… Only a few of them emerged to lead the others… Only one stood as the Queen […]