The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 54: The NOT Podcast Episode!

Life is funny… You make plans to do things and stuff, and then BAM! I apologize for the lack of podcast this week. But, hey! First time since we started is a pretty good track record I’d say! It happens to the best of them; The Charlie Tonic Hour, Nerdist, Wil Wheaton, and others. I’m […]

The Time Travelers’ Ball 2011

The Cincinnati Time Travelers’ Ball first emerged on September 24th, 2011 and was the first major Steampunk event to be held in Cincinnati . . . A night of steampunktastic delights with Ford Theatre Reunion, The Extraordinary Contraptions, Chakras, Deadly Sins Burlesque, Dr. Bombay’s Atomic Bachelor Pad, Vaudeville Freud, Belly Dance, DJ Roundboy, vendors, art, […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Remedies – Electric Corsets!

The most enduring folly of civilization is the persistent focus on personal aesthetics; sleek, flowing hair, accentuated toned muscles, minuscule waists, youthful and blemish-free skin. Like the beauty equivalent of a carrot tied to a stick held before the most gullible donkey of all time, humans spend their entire lives pursuing an ideal of beauty that once acquired […]

July 29th, 1851 – Discovering the Eunomian Asteroids

Between Mars and Jupiter lies the inner belt of asteroids following an orbit around the sun, and one the largest of these is 15 Eunomia. It is a stony (S-type) asteroids, and somewhere between the 8th-to-12th-largest main-belt asteroid overall. It is the largest of the Eunomian asteroids, a family of asteroids named after the Greek goddess Eunomia, and is estimated to contain […]

Beauty and the Beast (1987)

Disney is currently in production for a live action version of its popular animated Beauty and the Beast which is scheduled for release in 2017, but 30 years earlier there was a totally radical reimagining of the classic fairy tale. On September 25th, 1987, CBS aired “Once Upon a Time in the City of New York,” the […]

The Sword and the Cinema

Beauty and the Beast, the “tale as old as time,” will grace the screen in 2017 as Disney’s latest reinvention of the wheel – revisiting the animated retelling of a classic story and turning it into a live-action blockbuster (even though live-action versions of these stories have already been produced by other companies – several […]

July 28th, 1866 – Young Artist to Sculpt Lincoln

Vinnie Ream was the first and youngest woman to receive a commission as an artist from the United States government for a statue. She was awarded the commission for the full-size Carrara marble statue of Lincoln by a vote of Congress on July 28th, 1866, when she was 18 years old.

Talk Nerdy to Me Cincinnati!

Starting in August, another dimension is being planned for the Cincinnati Geek Club, an opportunity for nerdy singles in the Greater Cincinnati area to meet other geeky singles and “talk nerdy” to each other.

Missy: The Evolution of a Time Lord

The discussion of gender-bending Time Lords has been around since at least the 1980s. A few years ago, the possibility became fact in the episode “The Doctor’s Wife,” when the Doctor offhandedly mentions a Time Lord known as the Corsair who had been both a man and a woman. A sizable number of fans have […]

July 27th, 1890 – Van Gogh Shoots Himself

On July 27th, 1890, aged 37, Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have shot himself in the chest with a revolver (although no gun was ever found). There were no witnesses and the location where he shot himself is unclear.

Sunday Summary – July 26th, 2015

So what did you miss this week? This week we began our regular Doctor Who report, visited the worlds of Cyberspace for an interview with film director Guy Roger-Duvert, an exploration of Virtual Reality, and even a Cyberpunk short story. We also had details about the recent Midsummer Masquerade and the upcoming Time Travelers’ Ball.

Short Story – “The November Uprising”

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present you a Sunday Steampunk Cyberpunk 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 . . .  The November Uprising by Josh Moberly “On average 300,000 pedestrians enter Times Square every day. […]