October 9th, 1888 – The Washington Monument

On October 9th, 1888, the Washington Monument was officially opened to the general public, but what if the monument is more than it appears?

Richmond Steampunk Salon – October Field Report

Last Saturday saw the first Richmond Steampunk Salon in Richmond Virginia. The Clan of Teks technology scout Caelyn Nagle and his chief engineer Hanah Tikvah were joined by three Richmond natives in the first meeting of the newly formed Richmond Steampunk Society. Joining them were Un-Naturalist Hank Washburne and a couple who own and operate […]

Bridging the Gap: How the New Doctor Who Series Incorporates the Old

The twelfth incarnation of the Doctor is the most abrasive we’ve seen in a long time. That’s why he has Clara, his “carer,” meaning she cares so he won’t have to. But occasionally even he realizes he’s being overly callous, so he and Clara have put together some sensitivity flash cards to flip through when […]

October 8th, 1919 – The Legend of Sergeant York

On October 8th, 1918, US Corporal Alvin C. York led seven men into battle in the Argonne Forest of France, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing another 132.

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 61: Interview with Amanda Gilliam – Part Two!

Today, we have part two of our interview with the awesome Amanda Gilliam! You can listen to part one at http://uncommongeek.com/2015/09/30/episode-60/ You can find Amanda Gilliam on the ‘webz by checking out the following links… Her site: http://www.amandagilliampresents.com/ You can listen to her podcast LIVE on Tuesdays at 7pm est at: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/136076 Give her Facebook page a like […]

Symposium Vendor – Blonde Swan

Blonde Swan specializes in handcrafted fashionable leather hats, goggles, masks and accessories; from Fantasy to Renaissance, they have a little something for everyone!

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic: Buried Alive – Three Times!

Onyxfeld,  Early winter – 1878 The cloying dark The choking dirt The air too thin to breathe. When buried deep Below the soil There’ll be no swift relief… -Dr Pembroke There are perhaps few fears more exacting upon our sense of well-being than the notion of premature burial. Trapped inside a wooden coffin, barely wide enough to move […]

October 7th, 1800 – Le Trente-et-un du mois d’août

On October 7th, 1800,  French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent inspiring the traditional French song Le Trente-et-un du mois d’août.

Cincinnati Steampunk Salon – October Report

This month’s Cincinnati Steampunk Salon was indeed a special event as we were joined by the marvelous gentleman of chap-hop himself . . . Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire!

Mafia: Survival Game

We’ve all seen childhood games taken and turned into big budget flops (alas, poor Pac Man), but sometimes the pastimes of our youth turn into something not only new, but worthwhile. When I was a kid, the most popular game at sleepovers, lock-ins, and dull afternoon hang-outs was a game called Mafia (or Werewolf, depending […]

October 6th, 1854 – The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead was a tragic and spectacular series of events in which a substantial amount of property in the two North East of England towns was destroyed in a series of fires and an explosion which killed 53 and injured hundreds. There is only one building still extant on the […]

Symposium Vendor – The Soap Diva

The Soap Diva presents uniquely handcrafted themed soaps and body care products . . .