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.

Steampunk Book Review: A Matter of Temperance

By the time Ichabod “Icky” Temperance sent me a few of his books to review, we had already been friends online for a long time. He has been a faithful follower of my blog since the beginning, but it wasn’t until I got an e-mail talking about his books that I knew how he found his way to writing. He and his […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup, November 2016 Edition

Publishing The Time Traveler’s Trilogy, Ends Dec. 20 It’s 1815, and Wellington’s badly-outnumbered army stares across the field of Waterloo at Napoleon’s forces. Desperate to hold until reinforcements arrive, Wellington calls upon a race of monsters created by a mad scientist 25 years before. It’s 1815, and a discontented young lady sitting in a rose […]

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