Midsummer Masquerade 2016 – The Pickled Brothers Circus

The Pickled Brothers Circus has been amazing and entertaining audiences all over the world since 2002. Their circus sideshow inspired antics will once again make you wonder how a human can do such a thing, and why?

Time Traveling and the Way of the Turkey Leg: Regional Ren Fests

Summer brings with it the return of everyone’s favorite, nerdy, weekend escape: the Renaissance festival. Although you likely have your local favorite – as well you should – festival season gets rolling before the summer solstice and keeps going well into the fall. There are plenty of weekends to support the locals and venture to […]

Midsummer Masquerade – Reverend X Fire Manipulation

  Leader and Co-Founder of Soul Fyre Productions, Reverend X is best known for his fire sword routines and is one of the most diverse fire performers in the Midwest.

This Week in History – May 30th to June 5th

This week the Time Traveling Adventures of the Pandora Society takes us mostly to France, but first we witness Andrew Jackson kill a man in a duel, and P.T. Barnum takes his circus to the road. In France civil death is banned, some poems are banned, a woman flies in a balloon, and there is rebellion on the streets of Paris. Meanwhile across the English […]

Sunday Summary – May 29th, 2016

So what did you miss this week? This week in The Adventures of The Pandora Society, we flew the first plane to cross the Atlantic Ocean, we had a night at the opera, wrote and sold some sci-fi novels, danced with fire, entered the dungeon and found a goblin . . . and then there was a […]

Movie Review: Odd Thomas (2013)

This film has been coming up on my Netflix recommendations for what feels like forever, and I finally clicked on it last night. OMG it was AWESOME. I found out afterward that it was based on a book by Dean Koontz by the same name.

The Steampunk’s Guide to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Wednesday May 25th was Towel Day. What is Towel Day, you ask? It is a day when fans of a strange comedic SF writer named Douglas Adams carry a towel around in order to identify other initiates into an even stranger fandom known colloquially as HG2G. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a different […]

Midsummer Masquerade – Gandersnitch the Goblin

You have wept at his life’s story, cheered at his tales of wit and wonder, marveled at his feats of steampunk haberdashery, snickered at his jokes and off kilter antics, and even stuffed cold hard cash in his pants! This time though, the joke’s on you!

“Knightmare” the RPG Game Show

Last week we looked back at the children’s sci-fi game show Starstrider (1984), and this week skip forward a couple of a couple of years to September 1987 and the very Dungeons & Dragons inspired kids’ game show Knightmare!

Midsummer Masquerade – Spacefairy

The Cincinnati Midsummer Masquerade is a delightful dance of fairy folk and revelers, so who better to light up the night with fire than SpaceFairy!?

Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo

Beasts of Tabat is not a simple tale of good versus evil. This is a tale of shades of grey—of multiple perspectives—of overlapping areas of right and wrong. Cat Rambo has created a society where you cannot characterize anyone simply based on whether they are human, shifter, beast, or something else entirely. You have to judge the characters by their actions and motivations. It is easy to sympathize with some of the morally ambiguous characters in one chapter, only to be repulsed by their actions in the next.

Pandoracon 2016 Author Program

Have you ever noticed many authors sitting behind a table in a vendor hall looking like puppies waiting to be adopted from the kill-shelter? Writers are very talented people, but more often than not a writer’s personality does not make for a good sales person, and even when they are, there is a certain awkwardness […]

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