Steampunk Movie Top Ten – 8 & 7

Recently I polled active members of the Pandora Society’s Facebook group to nominate and vote upon their favorite “Steampunk” movie. Many films were nominated, but this week we shall present those that were voted into the top ten by looking at two films per day as we count down to the Pandora Society’s favorite “Steampunk” film […]

“Doctor Who” Contest – Top Ten Costumes

After five days of voting in the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest things are beginning to settle down with regards to the leaders of the pack, so today we are looking at ALL the costumes to see who got the most votes . . . now this isn’t really a fair comparison because some categories had more candidates with […]

This Day in History – September 16th, 1920

Just before noon on September 16th, 1920 a horse drawn wagon pulled up to the side of the road on Wall Street, the financial district of New York City. Messengers, stenographers, clerks, brokers, and others passed the wagon, just going about their daily work routines, and totally unaware of the hundred pounds of dynamite and 500 […]

Steampunk Movie Top Ten – 10 & 9

Recently I polled active members of the Pandora Society’s Facebook group to nominate and vote upon their favorite “Steampunk” movie. Many films were nominated, but this week we shall present those that were voted into the top ten by looking at two films per day as we count down to the Pandora Society’s favorite “Steampunk” film […]

Time Travelers’ Ball UPDATE

Unfortunately due to time restraints with the Time Travelers’ Ball, Chakras will no longer be playing at the Time Travelers’ Ball on September 20th, 2014 . . . BUT please make sure to catch them in their next show on October 25th at the Old Crow Bar in Middletown, Ohio.

This Day in History – September 15th, 1916

British heavy tanks were a series of related vehicles developed by the British Army during the First World War. The Mark I was the world’s first tank to enter combat. Born of the need to break the domination of trenches, barbed wire and machine guns over the battlefields of theWestern Front, it was the first vehicle to be named “tank”, a name chosen […]

Sunday Summary – September 14th, 2014

So did you miss anything this week? Here’s a look back on the articles we posted this week . . . Monday, September 8th, typewriter technology took a leap forward thanks to a teenager named Robert Eugene Turner, we added the Black Hills Steampunk Society of Rapid City, South Dakota to the Midwest Directory, and a Sister […]

“Doctor Who” Contest – 72 Hours of Voting

After three days of voting in the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest we can give an update on which costumes are in the lead. The Doctor The top three remain the same contestants, but Jacob Keel has taken the lead position from Josh Breece. 3rd Place - Col. Octavius Fogg as the First Doctor 2nd Place - Josh Breece as the Tenth […]

This Day in History – September 14th, 1891

The Empire State Express was one of the named passenger trains and onetime flagship of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad (a predecessor of the later New York Central Railroad). On September 14, 1891 it covered the 436 miles (702 kilometers) between New York City and Buffalo in 7 hours and 6 minutes (including stops), averaging 61.4 miles-per-hour (98.8 km/h), with a top speed of 82 mph (132 km/h). The train soon […]

“Babylon 5″ – Between the Darkness and Light

Today I want to talk about the Rangers, not just any Rangers, but the Anla-shok from Babylon 5. You might not know this about me but Babylon 5 is one of my all time favorite shows. I loved the character development, the costumes, and the drama… pretty much everything about it. (If anyone can get […]

Boffin encounters of the Tek kind

Occasionally, the Circle City Aerodrome comes in contact with other inter-dimensional travelers by chance encounters such as Boffin Corps portal  experiments or dimensional flux stronger than the standard Portal Stability equipment can handle. Last summer we received a visit from a Captain Stemwinder  and his dirigible Hammerhead.  His ship arrived unexpectedly in the midst of an […]

This Day in History – September 13th, 1848

Long known as “the American Crowbar Case”—once termed “the case which more than all others is calculated to excite our wonder, impair the value of prognosis, and even to subvert our physiological doctrines”—Phineas Gage influenced nineteenth-century discussion about the mind and brain, particularly debate on cerebral localization, and was perhaps the first case to suggest that damage to specific parts of the brain might induce specific personality changes.

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