Ceremonial Sashes, Medals, & Pins.

Ladies & Gentlemen of the Aether and attendees of the International Steampunk Symposium, with the increase number of excellent pins and medals that people are sporting at Steampunk events we have noticed that people are running out of room on their lapels and such, but we have also noticed those who have begun collecting their […]

Victor Sierra – the Music of Warriors, Gamers, Starships, Airships, & Valkyrie

Mighty warriors gather, prepared for a great conflict, wearing armor and bearing weaponry that spans cultures and millennia. A dark storm brews overhead with rumblings of thunder and flashes of lightning. The warriors are pumped full of adrenaline, fully knowing their death may be moments away yet caught up in the glory of battle and […]

Your Map to the International Steampunk Symposium

Last week we revealed more details about the 2015 Symposium’s Theme & Schedule, and today we can reveal details regarding the geography and layout of the upcoming International Steampunk Symposium with this map of the Eastgate Holiday Inn hotel’s conference space.   North South   Registration – North Entrance Many of you will most likely be […]

Alas, No Professor . . .

This weekend Professor Elemental was scheduled to play two shows in the USA, the first in Detroit on November 14th, and the second in Fremont, Ohio on the 15th, but alas due to Visa complications he was forced to cancel the dates. Increasingly it is getting harder for performers outside of the USA to get […]

This Day in History – November 15th, 1859

The Zappas Olympics, simply called Olympics at the time, were a series of athletic events held in Athens, Greece, in 1859, 1870, and 1875 sponsored by Greek businessman Evangelis Zappas. These games were one of the first revivals of the ancient Olympic Games in the modern era. Their success provided further inspiration or William Penny Brookes in England, […]

November 14th, 1889 – Nellie Bly’s “Around the World in 72 Days”

Nellie Bly (the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane) is perhaps better known for her 1887 exposé Ten Days in a Mad-House when the journalist feigned insanity to be admitted to Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island. While there Bly witnessed the ill treatment of inmates being fed gruel broth, rotten meat, barely baked bread, […]

Around the World in 48 Hours

The theme for the International Steampunk Symposium is “Around the World in 80 Days,” but this April the Airships and Steampunk Groups competing in the Symposium Games will attempt to circumnavigate the globe in less than 48 hours. During Opening Ceremonies (scheduled for 7PM on Friday, April 24th, 2015) each of the competing teams will be […]

Steampunk Symposium – Speaker Application Form

Part of what makes a convention a great experience is the speakers and their extensive knowledge in specific fields . . . this is a great opportunity to learn more and test your learning in lecture series, workshops, panels, and discussions. If you are a person with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Steampunk […]

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