Star Trek & Steampunk

This weekend is the 19th annual Starbase Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana to which myself and a few other Pandora Society folks will be in attendance, but I have no Star Trek attire, so I shall be doing the same thing I did when I first attended the con back in 2011, I shall dress in my Steampunk […]

Weekend Recommendations – November 28th, 2014

It’s time for your weekly report of where we’re going to be this weekend, or where we wish we could be . . .   Friday, November 28th, 2014 Band of Pirates on Black Friday at Om Eco Cafe (8PM – Om Eco Cafe 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220) Forget fighting for deals and being […]

This Day in History – November 28th, 1893

New Zealand women gained the right to vote with the passage of a bill by the Legislative Council on November 28th 1893. The House of Representatives (then the elected lower house) had passed such a bill several times previously, but for the first time in 1893 the appointed Legislative Council did not block it. The growth […]

Vote for Your Favorite Beard & Moustache!

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . the time has come to pick your favorite contestant in the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Voting ends on December 5th at midnight (EST). The results will be initially revealed at the December Cincinnati Steampunk Salon on December 6th, and later published on the site […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Guy Dillon

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . we present to you our latest contestant for the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Guy Dillon of Cincinnati, Ohio. This look in one varation or another has dated back at least 10 years. Inspiration came in the form of a Gothic convention at the beach long ago […]

This Day in History – November 27th, 1835

William Bonill, aged 68, had lived for thirteen months in a rented room at a house near the Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London. His landlord later stated to the police that Bonill had frequent male visitors, who generally came in pairs, and that his suspicions became aroused on the afternoon of August 29th 1835, when Pratt and […]

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 36: Interview with Mel Novak!

I can adequately describe this episode in two words… Mel Novak! That’s right! Today, we have Mr. Mel Novak on the podcast! You will recognize him playing villains in movies like his character Blue Eyes in “Black Belt Jones” with Jim Kelly and Stick in the movie “Game of Death” with Bruce Lee among many […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Blackbeard (aka Dr Forge)

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . we present to you our latest contestant for the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Blackbeard (aka Dr Forge) of Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been trying to perfect the Blackbeard look for over a year now since transitioning from steel fabricator to full time musician with Band of […]

Voodoo Carnival 2015 – The Pickled Brothers Circus

  Susan Fessler, Travis Fessler and his brother Erik Kloeker form the internationally celebrated troupe of sideshow freaks known as The Pickled Brothers Circus! The Pickled Brothers eat fire, juggle, swallow swords, crack whips, and lay on beds of nails. They’ve performed all over the world amazing and amusing kids and adults. You may have seen […]

This Day in History – November 26th, 1863

On November 26th, 1863 United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. The first documented thanksgiving services in territory currently belonging to the United States were conducted by Spaniards in the 16th century. Thanksgiving services were routine in what was to become […]

Freedonia – Richmond, Indiana

Not an airship, a whole damn country, sadly, there are only two citizens at present. We are looking for ex-pats, renegades and anyone else in our general vicinity who is willing to take advantage of our generous amnesty program. We have open relationships with airships in the Cincinnati/Dayton/Indianapolis/Louisville polyhedron. Thaddeus T. Venture organizes Freedonia.  Email him at […]

Symposium Weapons Policy Update

  Starting in April 2015, the International Steampunk Symposium will not permit the use or display of realistic looking prop guns within the convention. This decision is designed to increase the overall safety of the roughly thousand people who be in attendance the weekend of April 24th to 26th, 2015. In light of recent and local events […]