Symposium Session – Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic Presented by J.D. Pembroke Theatrically staged medical performance (note: might be worth mentioning in the description that it’s not for those of a delicate or weak constitution – I go for realism)

So You Want to Be A Telepath?

Telepathy–everybody wants it, only bad guys get it, and it’s impossible to obtain. Or is it? It is said that one of the greatest skills anyone can develop as a human being is the feeling of empathy. Empathy is the ability to not just sympathize with someone suffering, but to actually feel what they are […]

February 6th, 1909 – The Age of Plastics

Bakelite, or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by Belgian-born chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907, but not officially announced until February 6th, 1909.

Symposium Games & Contests – Nerf Dueling

Nerf Pistol Dueling- Red Knight vs. White Knight “’You will observe the Rules of Battle, of course?’ the White Knight remarked, putting on his helmet too. ‘I always do,’ said the Red Knight.” Ahoy! Ahoy! Check! Will you be the red or white knight in this pistol duel for Alice, the White Pawn? Will you be […]

The Language of Flowers: A Victorian Tradition

For centuries people have attributed meanings to flowers, herbs, and various plants. Interest in floriography, or the language of flowers, soared during the reign of Queen Victoria. This cryptologic style of floral communication could “say” what members of the society dared not speak aloud: the rigid social constrictions of the upper class helped to create a “language” that is indeed beautiful to behold.

February 5th, 2011 – Birth of the Voodoo Carnival

February 5th, 2011 saw the opening of the very first Voodoo Carnival Mardi Gras Masquerade. It was the fourth show to be staged by Queen City Cabaret (as The Pandora Society was called back then), and it was certainly the biggest thus far with close to four hundred masked revelers and steampunks coming from all over […]

Voodoo Carnival – Circus Mojo

We have a last minute surprise announcement . . . Circus Mojo will be joining the Voodoo Carnival this Saturday!

Empty London: Sheltering from the Blitz

My constant quest for the Doctor brings me to London, late 1940, experiencing life during the Blitz and making me perhaps want my mummy just a little bit.

February 4th, 1936 – Synthetic Radium

On February 4th, 1936, radium became the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.

Symposium Session – Custom Perfume Workshop for Your Steamy Persona!

Custom Perfume Workshop for Your Steamy Persona! Presented by Nyx R. Grabe Make your own unique blend for your steampunk persona or just for fun!

Cupheads – Game Pre-review

There’s nothing I love to do more than drum up support for cool new game concepts, and whilst the gaming world continues to bask in graphic hyper-realism and novel-worthy narratives, ‘Cupheads’ shows us how faithful appreciation of beloved old-time themes, simple, intuitive controls and, well, simply gorgeous artwork can provide a delightful alternative. This mischievously charming game is a fusion of entertainment genres spanning […]

February 3rd, 1913 – “Death & Taxes”

The Sixteenth Amendment (Amendment XVI) to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census. This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes, after income taxes on rents, dividends, and interest were ruled to […]

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