To celebrate 30 years since he coined the term “Steampunk” we have author K.W. Jeter as our featured Guest of Honour for the 2017 International Steampunk Symposium. Our theme for the show is “30 Years of Steampunk” as we highlight the evolution of a literary sub-genre into a full fledged community of misfits, makers, and […]
What happens when you let the dragons loose on Twitter? Author Brian Rathbone has been experimenting, and the results have been both heart-warming and humorous. Recently, Brian has taken to Kickstarter to empower other authors, and turn the dragons loose on the world.
Leanna Renee Hieber has been a regular guest of honour at the International Steampunk Symposium since its very first year in 2012, she is The Pandora Society’s official author-in-residence, BUT this will be her first appearance at Pandoracon
The Pandora Society’s very own Cincinnati has been in the news a lot lately, and while very few locals are especially surprised by reports of human remains uncovered during renovation of a local landmark, it does offer a marvelous opportunity to go spelunking into one of the city’s most macabre treasures: the history of Music […]
Once Spring rolls around, the busy season descends on the Pickled Brothers Circus. This year, the “brothers” will be working separate shows for much of the year. Erik’s schedule as a climbing guide with Kentucky Rock & Adventure Guides is taking up a lot of his time. So Travis and Susan will be stepping up and adding […]
Today marks exactly a year until the next International Steampunk Symposium, and while 52 weeks may seem like a long time away, it is always good to plan ahead. The Symposium is looking for knowledgable and engaging presenters and panelists for our 2017 program, and invite you to submit your session proposals early (the program is […]
Whenever I travel I make sure to tuck several bright, shiny pennies into my handbag. Not because I want to spend them; after all, what can a person purchase for a penny in the current economy?* I carry them because I want to pay 50 times their worth to have them stretched by machines until the coins are almost unrecognizable as U.S. currency; And if unusual images and messages can be compressed onto their surface, so much the better.
Here’s What’s Going on Right Now Special Events Bask and Shadow – FP 3D Steampunk/Swordcery Dungeon Crawl, Ends May 19 A first person, single-player adventure where Sword and Sorcery meets Steampunk: based in a twisted city and the dark depths below. Crawl through multi-levelled dungeons riddled with tricks and traps, where exploration and route planning […]
As we slowly relinquish control of our lives to technological assistance and systems, what kind of sentience are we inviting into our homes? And what happens when this intelligence goes wrong? Blinky shows one potentially terrifying outcome.
Richard Kadrey is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus ten novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Metrophage and Butcher Bird. He writes cyberpunk stories. He is a total bad ass. He is our Guest of […]
What do you think, Doctor Who fans? By now, if you’re a true blue dyed-in-the-wool-scarf Whovian, you have heard the news: Peter Capaldi will be running through corridors with a new companion at his side. Pearl Mackie was introduced as Bill, the “latest one” (as the Brigadier would say) in a stunning two-minute video clip featuring […]
Established in 2012, Pandoracon is Cincinnati’s premiere Sci-Fi & Fantasy geek culture convention. Fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, retro-futurism, cosplay, and more will be congregating in Cincinnati this November for our panels, presentations, screenings, music, vendors, performers, and general mischief making. A number of businesses have already signed up to be sponsors, but […]