Steampunk Symposium Olympics: Day Three

Bocce A friendly game of mannerly ball-tossing entertained participants and audience members on Sunday. The Fireball Federation snagged first place. The QEXV came in second, with the Dodge City Airship placing third. Iron Tailor After a lot of stitching, scheming, and parading, the results for the Iron Tailor competition finally came in. Leading the tailors […]

Victorian Spiritualism and Spirit Communication

Robert Scott, the Pandora Society’s leading expert on Victorian Spirtualism, offered an extensive presentation on the subject during this year’s International Steampunk Symposium. The top highlights and most useful information for those interested in further research continue below. Books on the subject are few and far between, but after much research, the best books on […]

Steampunk Olympics Day 2

The Steampunk Olympics kicked off on Saturday with the mandatory training for Umbrella fencing, followed by Nerf Duelling, Penny Farthing races, Croquet, and Dirigible races. The costume contest also took place, with results covered separately. Umbrella Fencing “This is a bad idea” is the official motto of Umbrella Fencing, which is why it was scheduled […]

Olympics: Day One!

On the first day of Symposium, the first three Olympic competitions began. The Beard and Mustache Competition saw a host of finely furred faces compete for the first round of points for their airships. The Iron Tailor competition launched in the Hunt room. The teams received their assignments and materials, but their night was only […]

Make it Supernatural

Steampunk Journal editor Phoebe Darqueling regaled the crowd with the historical and literary context for the belief in supernatural creatures during the steam era. As people left the countryside to seek industrial employment, they brought their appetite for stories with them. Major magazines needed to fill their pages with the stories readers wanted, and this […]

Bring Your Camera to Symposium!

The week of Symposium has arrived, and as you’re filling your steamer trunks, carpet backs, and assorted mechanical carrier devices, be sure to grab your camera. It’s an important accessory for artists and memory keepers, but it could also help you win a free badge to next year’s International Steampunk Symposium. Once the festivities have […]

Discount Ticket Deadline Extended

The International Steampunk Symposium appreciates that the Holiday season is an expensive time of year, and that many of you expressed that you wanted to buy your Symposium tickets before the end of 2016 to get a better price, but needed to wait until payday on Friday, January 6th, 2017 . . . which is […]

Steampunk Movie Review: The Warrior’s Way

This is probably one of the coolest movies you have never heard of. It only ended up in my possession because The Mister was digging through a DVD bargain bin and came across something he thought I’d like. So we saddled up our whiskey 7’s and had ourselves a movie night.

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