Symposium Vendor – Vague International, LLC

Lady and Mister Vague will provide tintype portraits using antique equipment and processes; tarot readings also available. Tintype portraits made on the spot before the onlooker’s very eyes, using an antique bellows camera and original 1850s chemistry, gracefully combining both science and magic. See more of their work HERE

Symposium Vendor – Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Co.

We make steampunk guns and costumes. See more of their works at

Symposium Sessions – H. G. Wells and the War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells and the War of the Worlds Presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike A retrospective of the man, his masterpiece and what has became of his vision since 1897, from Garrett Services’ hackneyed “Edison’s Conquest of Mars” through Orson Welles’ Halloween broadcast.   Zebulon Vitruvius Pike. Gentleman adventurer, mercenary explorer, dime novel hero and veteran […]

Symposium Vender – Starlight Masks & Designs

Starlight Masks and Designs offers a mix of unique handmade, vintage and antique items. These items include but are not limited to Steampunk masks, hair falls/additions, Steampunk hair pins, woven metal jewelry, and costuming accessories such as vintage brooches, antique jewelry, hats, and gloves. See more of their works at

The Symposium Schedule has Begun!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are just so excited about the upcoming International Steampunk Symposium MMXV that we can barely contain ourselves . . . which is why parts of the schedule are already beginning to leak out. Starting this week, we are beginning to add sessions, panels, workshops, and special events to our online schedule and […]

Symposium Vendor – Seth Lyons

Seth Lyons is a professional illustrator and designer hailing from Lewis Center, Ohio. He specializes in art rendered with extensive detail. See more of Seth Lyon’s artwork at

Tea at the Symposium

Could you possibly imagine a Steampunk convention without Afternoon Tea? Perhaps you could, but we certainly can not . . . which is why the International Steampunk Symposium is offering several opportunities to drink tea with friends and people who will become friends throughout the weekend.   For $20 per person (which includes tip and tax) […]

Symposium Vendor – Blonde Swan

Blonde Swan is the premier handmade leather hat shop. Based here in Northern Ohio we are proud to represent our Art. We have over 30 designs and have been making hats for over 10 years. They are all made in the USA and are our own designs. The Blonde Swan was established in the year […]

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