Torchwood Baker City – Baker City, Oregon

Baker City Oregon’s Premier Steampunk Group, established to grow and enhance the Steampunk influence to the area, and investigate all and every paranormal, encrypted, other worldly and unclassified phenomenon to make are area safe to for all. Professor Algernon leads Torchwood Baker City. To learn more contact him or visit their Facebook page.    

This Day in History – September 30th, 1888

Recently there was a slew of coverage for Russell Edwards’s “incontrovertible” evidence that revealed the infamous Jack the Ripper to be Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year-old Polish émigré and lapsed hairdresser. While the identity of the first “celebrity” serial killer may or may not be a mystery, the identity of his victims is not. On this […]

The Next Pandora Society Contest

Since June we’ve been having a lot of fun running monthly contests and seeing what new prizes we can give you for all your various talents at costume and prop making. On Saturday, at the Cincinnati Halloween Masquerade, we shall announce our next contest for the month of October, but today we thought we would […]

We Need MORE Airships!

Ladies and Gentlemen, back in July we started the Midwest Steampunk Project to create a directory of Steampunk groups in the Midwest of the United States of America . . . since then we have expanded the directory to include any group on this planet, but the incoming registrations has slowed down recently. If you […]

This Day in History – September 29th, 1885

The Blackpool tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England. It was the last surviving first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom until it was replaced by a fleet of modern Flexity 2 ‘Supertrams’ in 2012. However, today the traditional trams still provide a ‘heritage service’ on weekends, bank holidays and during […]

Sunday Summary – September 28th, 2014

So what did you miss this week?   Monday, September 23rd, an 18-year-old became the Queen of England, we looked at Guy Dillon’s pictures from the Cincinnati Comic Expo, and we brought you the Sunday Summary on Monday . . .     Tuesday, September 23rd, the planet Neptune was officially discovered, Paul McGann read the famous “Hello Stonehenge” […]

A Beginning is a Very Delicate Time….

“A Beginning is a Very Delicate Time. Known then that it is the year ten thousand, one ninety one….” The first time I heard those words spoken aloud was the year one thousand, nine hundred and eighty four. I was 13 years old and my father, who had a knack for picking some of the […]

This Day in History – September 28th, 1889

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 […]

Warp Factor 9! Engage!

In the series Star Trek, the ships of the Federation, and their many friends and foes, are able to traverse great interstellar distances at speeds many ”factors” beyond the speed of light. In the original Star Trek Tech Manual there is a bizarre method of calculating these speeds that actually takes the speed of galactic […]

This Day in History – September 27th, 1822

The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three […]

Ancient Computers

Raise your hand if you know how computers work. Now keep it up if you actually know, and don’t just have a vague idea. That’s more like it. I can’t actually see your hands, but I’m guessing that unless you’re a computer science major you have to admit that a large part of the functioning […]

This Day in History – September 26th, 1933

“Don’t shoot G-Men!” shouted notorious gangster Machine Gun Kelly as he surrendered to FBI agents on this day in 1933, and thus gave the FBI a nick name that stuck. George Francis Barnes Jr. (July 18, 1900 – July 18, 1954), better known as “Machine Gun Kelly”, was an Irish American gangster during the Prohibition […]