Symposium Vendor – Silversärk

Silversärk produces bespoke and custom historically-inspired clothing for ladies and gentlemen.

Fair of Mad Science at TeslaCon VI

For the fifth year, the Promethean Society has presented the Fair of Mad Science at TeslaCon VI, where builders display all manner of working gadgets and non-working props. And for the fifth year, I continue to be amazed by the entries. People submit all manner of props: rocket packs, weapons, detectors, time machines, breathing apparatus, […]

November 26th, 1863 – The FIRST “Thanksgiving” Holiday

On November 26th, 1863 United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that day as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. The first documented thanksgiving services in territory currently belonging to the United States were conducted by Spaniards in the 16th century. Thanksgiving services were routine in what was to become the […]

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 68: The Endor Conspiracy!

Remember way back 10 episodes ago in Episode 58 “Hopes and Fears of Episode VII” we brought up how you never saw the planet of Endor in Return of the Jedi, and how we said we were going to continue to talk about that and possibly have it be a podcast? Well, here is that […]

Symposium Vendor – Herbal Turtle Teas

Herbal Turtle Teas are bringing their handcrafted tea blends to the International Steampunk Symposium this April.

Medicine Macabre – Morphine With Friends

Onyxfeld, 1872 – Late Autumn The companionship of humans has always been of great interest to me in my studies, but I have never really had need of it. That said, there is something to be said for the concept of group friendship, as best summed up in the old battlefield maxim that states that ‘Teamwork […]

November 25th, 1914 – Einstein and General Relativity

On November 15th, 1915, Albert Einstein presented the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.

Symposium Vendor – The Armored Lady

The Armored Lady is a steampunk art shop with a wide variety of handmade items for any need.

November 2015 Crowdfunding Roundup

There are some great performances up on Kickstarter this month, and I am so happy to see more of these types of projects. I had such a great time at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in 2014 when I had an opportunity to see lots of awesome Steampunk and Victorian content. It is one thing to […]

November 24th, 1932 – The Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory

In Washington, D.C., on November 24th, 1932, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened.

Grand Rapids electroswings Chicago style with Vourteque

Last week, November 17th, 2015, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society (GROSS) was treated to an evening of electro swing with Chicago’s Vourteque. Besides winning and holding the title Beer City USA, Grand Rapids, Michigan is also known for having one of the largest Swing Dance clubs in the world.  The club was founded in […]

Super-Noir: Jessica Jones

Netflix’s Jessica Jones is Marvel’s next step into a little genre I like to call Super-Noir. The best known – and most obvious – example of the quasi-genre is probably Sin City, but Sin City’s aim is less super and more noir. It technically belongs to a category called “neo-noir,” but the comics and the […]