This Day in History – November 24th, 1859

Around the world there are many who recognize today as “Evolution Day,” as it is the anniversary of the first publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin on November 24th, 1859. Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all […]

Sunday Summary – November 23rd, 2014

So what did you miss this week? Monday, November 17th, Sweden declared war on Britain, we celebrated a quartet of Steampunk movies featuring Doug McClure, and added The Diabolical Steam Machine Of The Bluegrass to our list of Kentucky airships and steampunk groups.   Tuesday,November 18th, writer Mark Twain published his first short story, we looked at the career of Edgar […]

Steampunk Short Story Sunday

Ladies and Gentlemen of the creative writing persuasion, we invite you to share your tales with our readers. Coming soon we would like to publish Steampunk Short Stories each Sunday throughout the year for the reading pleasure of the Pandora Society. Writers retain all the rights to their work, but you just grant us permission […]

This Day in History – November 23rd, 1876

William Magear Tweed (April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878) – often erroneously referred to as William Marcy Tweed and widely known as “Boss” Tweed – was an American politician most notable for being the “boss” of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Prof. G. “Getty” Getriebe

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . we present to you our latest contestant for the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Prof. G. “Getty” Getriebe of Pittsburgh, PA. It was the fifth of November, I’ll always remember, of that year when the Victorian beckoned me, and so this loveliness came to be. The first […]

Victor Sierra – the Music of Warriors, Gamers, Starships, Airships, & Valkyrie

Mighty warriors gather, prepared for a great conflict, wearing armor and bearing weaponry that spans cultures and millennia. A dark storm brews overhead with rumblings of thunder and flashes of lightning. The warriors are pumped full of adrenaline, fully knowing their death may be moments away yet caught up in the glory of battle and […]

This Day in History – November 22nd, 1837

William Lyon Mackenzie (March 12, 1795 – August 28, 1861) was a Scottish-born Canadian and American journalist and politician. He emigrated to then British North America in search of work which he found at Lachine Canal, but Mackenzie’s interests lay in politics and journalism; he began to write for the Montreal Herald. Later Mackenzie moved to York, Upper […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Zebulon Vitruvius Pike

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . we present to you our latest contestant for the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Zebulon Vitruvius Pike of Turtle Creek, PA. It was at the first Steampunk World’s Fair in 2010, my first convention dedicated specifically to steampunk. There, I noticed a plethora of fine beards. My […]

Voodoo Carnival 2015 – PoleKittens

You want to feel sexy. You want to evoke your seductive side and feel comfortable in your own skin . . .  . . . that’s part of the mission statement of PoleKittens studio and we very excited to have them join us for the Voodoo Carnival! PoleKittens owner and dance instructor V and several of her […]

This Day in History – November 21st, 1877

On November 21st, 1877 by Thomas Edison announced the invention of his phonograph. While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Edison’s phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce the recorded sound. His phonograph originally recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet phonograph cylinder, and could both record and reproduce sounds. Alexander Graham Bell‘s Volta […]

Weekend Recommendations – November 20th, 2014

It’s time for your weekly report of where we’re going to be this weekend, or where we wish we could be . . .   Thursday, November 20th, 2014 This evening in Cincinnati, Ohio UNCORK and RELAX with painter, David Mueller. Enjoy a glass of wine and conversation at an informal gathering at Gallery 42. Click on […]

Your Map to the International Steampunk Symposium

Last week we revealed more details about the 2015 Symposium’s Theme & Schedule, and today we can reveal details regarding the geography and layout of the upcoming International Steampunk Symposium with this map of the Eastgate Holiday Inn hotel’s conference space.   North South   Registration – North Entrance Many of you will most likely be […]