RVA Steampunk Maker Day

The Richmond Steampunk Society is glad to announce the first RVA Steampunk Maker Day! On October 15th, 2016, with the help of one of it’s members (thanks Jaime) we have secured one of the meeting rooms at the nearby Chesterfield County Central Library. I originally was just planning to hold a smaller maker day at […]

September 28th, 1889 – The Measure of a Meter

The General Conference on Weights and Measures (French: Conférence générale des poids et mesures – CGPM) is the senior of the three Inter-governmental organizations established in 1875 under the terms of the Metre Convention (French: Convention du Mètre) to represent the interests of member states. The treaty, which also set up two further bodies, the […]

An Interview with Jeff Mach, Creator of the Steampunk World’s Fair

Jeff Mach started the Steampunk Worlds Fair in 2010, and continues to oversee this amazingly successful event as well as other special interest conventions. Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 was amazing and I’ve already got my room booked for SPWF 2017. Maybe I’ll see you there 🙂 Now, on with the interview!

MECCACon Draws Independent Comics Creators and Their Supporters

The Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCACon, a large independent comic book and artist convention, took place on Sept. 17th, 2016 at the Detroit Public Library, showcasing comics creators and drawing supporters from all over the country. It was the second year that I represented Airship Ashanti and the Midwest Black […]

Sunday Summary – September 25th, 2016

So what did you miss this week? Monday, September 19th, 2016 marked the 137th anniversary of Blackpool’s Artificial Sunshine. Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 saw us inviting Daleks to Pandoracon for Free, and we had the first of the Pandoracon Crown profiles with Queen Ofeibea Loveless of the House Diamond. Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 was time for Dr. Pembroke to […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup – Sept. 2016 Edition

What’s Going on Right Now Publishing Children of Sin (Manga), Ends Nov. 11  It is a time of darkness where clockwork powers the world. Evil permeates society causing great mayhem, and man’s morals are questioned. Kain, tortured by his past sins, seeks to earn redemption by saving mankind. But can he, whom the gods no […]

King Quentin Osei Rosethorne of House Hearts

As we draw closer to Pandoracon 2016, it is time to introduce this year’s Crowns of Pandoracon who will lead the four houses in contest over the weekend. Today we meet King Quentin Osei Rosethorne of the House Hearts!

“Passengers” Builds on Space Exploration Trend

Epic space travel films are making a comeback. This fall, Passengers arrives, bringing a glittering cast and impressive effects. The plot revolves around two passengers on an advanced sleeper ship. Due to a malfunction (or sabotage?) two passengers wake up decades earlier than planned. They face a lifetime together alone on a ship populated by […]

Medicine Macabre – The General’s Leg

The American Civil War, like any conflict, produced a cast of both famous and infamous characters and personalities throughout its brutal span. Whilst some, like General Sedgwick and his famous last words, (“Why are you dodging like this? They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance…”) will always hold a special place in our hearts , […]

Queen Ofeibea Loveless of the House Diamond

As we draw closer to Pandoracon 2016, it is time to introduce this year’s Crowns of Pandoracon who will lead the four houses in contest over the weekend. Today we meet Queen Ofeibea Loveless of the House Diamond!

Daleks get in for Free!

Is it futile to resist a Dalek invasion? At Pandoracon we’ve always welcomed our misunderstood genocidal  metal encased friends! All live-sized Daleks that are accurate looking always get into Pandoracon for free (who would dare try and charge a Dalek for a badge?) and they can even bring one guest for free.

September 19th, 1879 – Blackpool’s “Artificial Sunshine”

In the north west of England off the coast of the Irish Sea lies a sea side resort town called Blackpool. The town rose to prominence as a major center of tourism in England when a railway was built in the 1840s connecting it to the industrialized regions of Northern England. The railway made it much easier and cheaper […]

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