“Morlock Night” Book Review

Morlock Night was released in 1979 and asks the question “What happened after the events of The Time Machine?” H. G. Wells’ classic tale is told through the vehicle of a dinner party being held by a man known only as “the time traveler.” Jeter’s story picks up right as the party has broken up […]

This Day in History – March 30th, 1867

William H. Seward, the United States Secretary of State, negotiated the Alaska Purchase (also known as Seward’s Folly) with the Russians and on March 30th, 1867 the United States purchased Alaska for $7.2 million; about 2-cent/acre. Alaska was loosely governed by the military initially, and was administered as a district starting in 1884, with a governor appointed […]

Sunday Summary – March 29th, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, March 23rd, in 1857 we installed a safe elevator, we revisited the Disciples of the New Dawn, and added Finicky Bits: Lost Arts Explained to huge list of Symposium Sessions.   Tuesday, March 24th, in 1832 Ohio beat up Mormons, we invited you to be a Mad Scientist, and got excited about […]

Symposium Session – The Hollow Earth

The Hollow Earth Presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike We all know that we live on the Earth’s rocky surface with the interior a molten inferno. Or do we? What would you say if I told you the Earth was a series of hollow concentric spheres? Or that we were living on the inside of a hollow […]

Symposium Entertainment Line Up

The 2015 International Steampunk Symposium has gathered an amazing line up of musicians, dancers, and entertainers who fantastically reflect the international theme of “Around the World in 80 Days”! Head-lining are Steampunk favorites Frenchy and the Punk, who will be performing several of their songs in French! Your host and MC for the International Steampunk […]

This Day in History – March 29th, 1884

The Cincinnati riots of 1884, also known as the Cincinnati Courthouse riots, were caused by public outrage over the decision of a jury to return a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder. A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States attempted to find and lynch the perpetrator. In the violence that followed over […]

Symposium Session – Creative Electrical Component Integration 102

Creative Electrical Component Integration 102 Presented by Oswin Bernerd McGuinness The second panel on electrical integration. 101 being a basic into to electrical components and technique on how to implement them in to everyday con wear and simple ideas on how to do so. The 102 being more advanced hardware with complex tear downs and theories on […]

Indianapolis Comic Con Report

Two weeks ago, over the weekend of March 14th – 16th, 2015, the Indianapolis Convention Center was filled with comic collectors, gamers, and a swarm of costumed cosplayers for the Indianapolis Comic Convention. Comic book artists, actors, and other celebrities were on hand to sign autographs and for photo opportunities with the attendees. Carrie Fisher, […]

This Day in History – March 28th, 1884

The Cincinnati riots of 1884, also known as the Cincinnati Courthouse riots, were caused by public outrage over the decision of a jury to return a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder. A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States attempted to find and lynch the perpetrator. In the violence that followed over […]

Symposium Session – Blimp is Limp: Not another Airship

Blimp is Limp: Not another Airship Presented by Thomas Boice & Michelle Boice There were no limits to ingenuity! Or were there? History, Fantasy and Science Fiction have devised a broad variety of ways for getting your characters to where they need to go. Through land, sea and Air! We examine the pros and cons for […]

Aether: Prologue

Have you ever fallen in love with a world at first sight? That’s the idea behind Aether: Prologue, a proof of concept film from Frame 29 Films. Although the creators are hoping to impress a studio enough to expand the project, this is also about you. While most fan bases come together after the fact, […]

This Day in History – March 27th, 1884

Cincinnati in the 1880s was a tough industrial city with a rising crime rate due, in part, to general dissatisfaction with labor conditions. The Cincinnati police force had 300 men and 5 patrol wagons. In this period they arrested 50 people for murder, but only four were hanged. By January 1st, 1884, there were twenty-three accused murderers […]

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