“Doctor Who” Contest – Bridget Elm

  Today we feature our latest entry for the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest from Bridget Elm of Dayton, Ohio presenting her 11th Doctor. I really like that the Doctor could be any one of us. I didn’t really base this costume on any one of the Doctor’s but rather more of a what if the Doctor regenerated female sort of […]

Book Review: Empress of the Sun

Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald (Pyr Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2014) Many stories have been told about alternate universes – places where we exist, but in slightly different ways and environments than the one we know. In the Everness series, Ian McDonald asks: What if there were infinite universes? And, more importantly, what […]

Only FOUR Days Left to Win “Doctor Who” Photo Op.

The Time Travelers’ Ball is now three weeks away and there’s only four days left to enter our amazing drawing . . . the chance to for you to win a photo op stepping out of the T.A.R.D.I.S. at the Ball with the actual Eighth Doctor . . . Paul McGann! To enter the drawing is simple, just buy your ticket […]

This Day in History – August 27th, 1928

WAR IS OVER . . . if you want it? On this day in 1928 fifteen nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact. The Kellogg–Briand Pact (or Pact of Paris, officially General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy) is an international agreement in which signatory states promised not to use war to resolve “disputes or conflicts of whatever nature […]

“Doctor Who” Contest – Josh Breece

  Today we feature our latest entry for the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest from Josh Breece of Kissimmee, Florida presenting his David Tennant Tenth Doctor. When I first started Doctor Who, we were already about halfway through the second series, and while I enjoyed the Doctor’s coat and hair, the brown suit just looked drab to me. However, when […]

How to Make an Aether Lamp on a Budget

Fun, easy, and – most importantly – shiny. Aether lamps look awesome at home, as part of a cosplay, or even as desk swag.They are also easy to make. Here’s how to capture a little aether of your own. Supplies: Mason jar – Preferably textured (diamond-cut), in any size you desire, though smaller jars are […]

This Day in History – August 26th, 1907

In 1907, famous escape artist Harry Houdini performed a series of escapes that involved him being handcuffed and jumping into water from a bridge, but on this day in 1907 he took it one step further and was bound by chains. It took him 57 seconds under the water to release himself from the chains. Houdini […]

Capitol Steam – Lansing, MI

A group devoted to promoting the steampunk culture in the mid-Michigan area. Through cooperation with other groups, hosting events, and providing a forum for all things steam-related, the group’s main goal is to connect steampunks with one another. So far, the group has two annual events: A dinner at Clara’s Station in Lansing, held sometime […]

“Doctor Who” Contest – Gary Barclay

  Today we feature our latest entry for the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest from Gary Barclay of Anderson, Indiana presenting the Paul McGann, eighth Doctor Who. I grew my hair long during the winter and posted this question on Facebook, “Should I cut my winter hair and get a Spock hair cut?” An overwhelming response was for me to portray the […]

This Day in History – August 25th, 1835

In 1835, the most well known and respected astronomer of the time was Sir John Herschel, and starting on August 25th the New York Sun published a series of six articles that were supposedly written by him. In the series Herschel shared his recent observations of the Moon in which he had witnessed and documented an entire civilization of “bat […]

Sunday Summary – August 24th, 2014

So did you miss anything this week? Here’s a look back on the articles we posted this week . . . Monday, August 18th, we started the week with President Woodrow Wilson’s Proclamation of Neutrality, but the BIG news was the results of the Old West Festival Costume Contest, the winner of the Popular Vote and the Judge’s Choice. […]

“Doctor Who” Contest – Col. Octavius Fogg

  Today we feature  our entry for the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest from Col. Octavius Fogg of Cincinnati, OH. Col. Octavius Fogg presents the William Hartnell, 1st Dr. Who. We’re nearly the same age and have similar hair and facial characteristics. The clothing was picked up at Goodwill, the monocle strap I made myself, the monocle from a costume shop. The […]