Last Week to Pre-Order Symposium T-Shirts!

International Steampunk Symposium MMXV t-shirts, featuring the poster designed by Bryan Arendt, will be available for sale in limited quantities at the Symposium Store on April 24th to 26th, 2015. T-shirts will on sale at the event for $20 each Sizes available at the event: S, M, L, & XL If you need a size larger than XL, […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Remedies – Galvanic Viagra of the 1850’s

Join Dr. J.D. Pembroke as he explores the many curious, ridiculous and sometimes downright confusing medical methods by which mankind has sought to heal itself over the years… Imagine if you will: you are visiting an old friend for the evening, with the intention of getting wrecked on brandy and discussing Important Matters, such as the price of […]

This Day in History – April 1st . . .

The custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one’s neighbor is recognized around the world. Some precursors of April Fools’ Day include the Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and the Medieval Feast of Fools. The earliest recorded association between April 1st and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s […]

Symposium Feed Back Session

Symposium Feed Back Session Presented by Aloysius Fox Meet the director of the International Steampunk Symposium for an opportunity to give face to face feed back on what you felt worked well with this year’s Symposium, and what you feel could be improved for 2016. These sessions are a fun informal discussion that usually turn […]

The REAL Ninth Doctor Who?

March 26th, 2015 marked the ten year anniversary of the original broadcast of the television episode “Rose” which relaunched the show Doctor Who, and a whole new generation heeded the call when our hero said “Run!” The 2005 “reboot” of the oldest science fiction show on television took the series in a whole new and refreshing direction; […]

This Day in History – March 31st, 1889

The Eiffel Tower (French: La tour Eiffel) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, and was officially opened on March 31st, 1889. […]

Symposium Session – Mystology 101

Mystology 101:The people of D’Ni and their lost civilization. Presented by Michelle Boice & Thomas Boice Delve deep into the core of many worlds as we explore the lost subterranean culture of the D’ Ni. If you’ve ever played the video game Myst, you have begun a journey into an elaborate world explored through three novels and […]

“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 […]