The LAST Day to Vote!

Ladies and Gentlemen, TODAY is the last day to vote for your favorite “ScreamPunk” costume. The current results of the Popular Vote . . . are unchanged from our last update, but there is still 11 hours of voting, and we all know about the power of the 11th Hour . . . Clockwork Cthulhu – Third Place. […]

Paul McCartney’s Adventures in Steampunk?

As many of you will know, the term Steampunk is a play on the term Cyberpunk which was coined 30 years in 1984, and in that same year Beatle’s member Paul McCartney released the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street which although not getting much in the way of critical acclaim or box office success, does have a […]

This Day in History – October 31st, 1940

The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally “Air battle for England”) is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) against the United Kingdom during the summer and finally ended on October 31st, 1940. The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be […]

Weekend Recommendations – October 30th, 2014

It’s another Halloween! But are you like many cosplayers and costumers who are ecstatic for the season, but then find themselves in a sort of costume-event paralysis about what to wear, or which of the many parties to choose? How many Halloweens have you just stayed at home and declared that Halloween is “amateur hour” for […]

Into the Laboratory

Ray guns, space gear, and alien war machines – Herr Döktor’s work is a superb example of Steampunk ingenuity and craftsmanship. Already a professional model-maker, the good Döktor found Steampunk challenged him in new and exciting ways, leading to a slew of weapons, props, and models inspired by Victorian science fiction. However, Herr Döktor wasn’t […]

This Day in History – October 30th, 1831

Have you ever considered what British History books would have said about George Washington had the revolution failed? Would a captured Washington have been tried as a traitor and a murderer? Would he have been hanged? Would his lifeless body have been flayed, beheaded and quartered to set an example for other would be “traitors” in […]

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 32: Interviews from Epic Con – Part One!

We have quite a few interviews from Epic Con coming your way! In this installment, we speak with con goers and vendors and ask them “The Question.” We spoke to quite a few people over the weekend and had a blast doing it! Today’s music is “Mega Blast Electron [mega Man 2/Rocket Man 2-Title Screen Remix] […]

Another Top Five List of Steampunk Music Videos

Last week we revealed a Top Five list of steampunk music videos as voted by active members of The Pandora Society Facebook Group, and promoted it via several social media venues and groups. Generally, the list was very well received, but unsurprisingly there were many who were disappointed that certain bands and performers did not […]

“ScreamPunk” Contest – Two More Days Left!

Ladies and Gentlemen, with only two more days left of voting in our “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest here are the current results of the Popular Vote . . . Clockwork Cthulhu falls back to Third Place. Mary Ann the Barbarian slips to Second Place. Steampunk Sally leaps forward to claim First Place! Voting ends on Halloween at Midnight (EST) and the […]

This Day in History – October 29th, 1929

Four days of the week are named after Nordic gods: Thor has Thursday, Odin has Wednesday, Frida has Friday, and Tuesday is named in honor of Tiw, the destructive god of war, often equated with the Roman god Mars. It therefore seems apt that October 29th, 1929 was a Tuesday as a destructive force swept across […]

Voodoo Carnival 2015 – Vendor Application

This coming year the Voodoo Carnival is going to the biggest one ever as we cross the streams of Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras! Cincinnati’s best Mardi Gras Masquerade cannot be contained in just one room so we’ve taken over the whole house . . . the show will span all three performance spaces at the […]

This Day in History – October 28th, 1886

On the afternoon of October 28th, 1886, a ceremony of dedication was held for the Statue of Liberty. “President Grover Cleveland, the former New York governor, presided over the event. On the morning of the dedication, a parade was held in New York City; estimates of the number of people who watched it ranged from several […]

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