Symposium Session – Podcast Primer: How to Begin

Podcast Primer: How to Begin Presented by The Uncommon Geek Interested in podcasting but not sure how to begin? The hosts of Dayton’s very own Uncommon Geek podcast talk about how they got started in podcasting and share what they have learned from other podcasters as well as trial and error. From audio editing programs to […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic: Electrifying Medicine Pt. 2 – Italian Frog Legs

Onxyfeld, Late Winter 1872 Welcome to the Enlightenment! A time period where we learned the mass of the earth, invented the steam engine, and most importantly, played around with the power of electricity without having the foggiest idea what we were doing. Practitioners include Benjamin Franklin, industriously shocking people as ‘therapy’ for pain and paralysis, […]

This Day in History – March 4th, 1917

Elected by the state of Montana, Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) became the first female member of the United States House of Representatives, taking office on March 4th, 1917. After being elected on November 7th, 1916, she said, “I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last.” Rankin’s first campaign […]

Symposium Sessions – Steampunk Animation of the East

Steampunk Animation of the East Presented by Leora Panzarella An exploration of steampunk and steampunk-influenced anime and manga. To learn more about other sessions, workshops, and special events please visit the International Steampunk Symposium Schedule . . . your invaluable guide to getting around the world in 48 hours!  

Journals of Impossible Things

Many of us are familiar with this Journal of Impossible Things, kept by the Doctor’s human counterpart John Smith during the episodes “Family of Blood” and “Human Nature.” What is less known is the real world journals of the fantastical, surreal, and futuristic. There are many instances of mysterious collections from fairly unknown artists. Aside from […]

This Day in History – March 3rd, 1900

William Justus Goebel was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Kentucky for four days in 1900 after having been mortally wounded by an assassin the day before he was sworn in; he finally died on March 3rd, 1900. Goebel remains the only state governor in the United States to be assassinated while […]

Symposium Session – Women Writers of Steampunk

Women Writers of Steampunk Presented by Taversia with Leanna Renee Hieber and Emilie P. Bush Join Taversia, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Emilie P. Bush as they discusses their experiences in the publishing world and weigh the pros and cons of self-publishing versus printing through publishing agencies. Share YOUR elevator pitch or synopsis for your latest work and garner feedback […]

The New Golden Age of Piracy: An Interview with Alestorm

Since the dawn of the early 2000s a great and terrible thing was born out of Perth, Scotland. Cresting the tide of the success of the Pirates of Caribbean franchise, a brazenly boisterous band of brigands, purveyors of pure pirate power, and fine folk metal came to call themselves ALESTORM.  From the depths rose a […]

This Day in History – March 2nd, 1882

From 1842 to 1882 there eight attempts to kill or assault Queen Victoria, the last being on March 2nd, 1882. Scottish poet Roderick McLean attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria at Windsor, England, with a pistol. His motive was purportedly a curt reply to some poetry that he had mailed to the Queen. Tried for high treason on April 20th, 1882, McLean was […]

Sunday Summary – March 1st, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, February 23rd, the Cato Street Conspiracy was thwarted, we looked at the Top Five DieselPunk films, began our Symposium poster tease, and Youth Crafting & Costuming was added to the Symposium Sessions list.   Tuesday, February 24th, the SS Gothenburg sank off the coast of Australia, we reviewed Dutch band Delain, […]

Short Story – “Ariel Duel”

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present you a Sunday Steampunk Short Story. If you wish to submit your own prose for the reading pleasure of The Pandora Society please following the instructions at the end of this tale . . .  “Ariel Duel” by Larry Lefkowitz   The airship tethered to the tower alongside the Globe Theatre […]

This Day in History – March 1st, 1803

The name “Ohio” originated from Iroquois word ohi-yo’, meaning “great river” or “large creek”. The state, originally partitioned from the Northwest Territory, was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1st, 1803. Although there are conflicting narratives regarding the origin of the nickname, Ohio is historically known […]