Costume Contest

The International Steampunk Symposium Costume Contest was held Saturday afternoon, with the winners announced on Sunday afternoon. The costume featured five categories, with a first, second and third place awarded in each. This year also introduce two categories for very young children, but there were no entries from the those categories. 20 airship points were […]

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 […]

Gaming Around the World

Mandisa Njeri, captain of Her Royal Airship Ashanti, hosted a lively panel on parlor games during the symposium’s first day of programming. She said she was inspired to research more games after attending a parlor game night at the home of Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski and Gintia Peaseblossom last year. Parlor games are meant to […]

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 […]

Steampunk Olympics Registration

A Message from our Olympics Games Master Don Dodson III. Greetings and Salutations! I am the Head Official for this year’s Steampunk Olympics and wanted to share some of my excitement about upcoming event. First, I want to thank everyone who has participated and those who are working diligently behind the scenes to bring the games […]

Steampunk Olympics 2017 – HMAS Dauntless

HMAS Dauntless hails from Columbus, Ohio, and is a group of fine ladies and gents with talent in both building and costuming and great senses of humor. You can’t hang around this group for long without laughter happening! The Dauntless has entered the Symposium Games in years past, putting in a solid effort, with wins […]

Symposium Saturday Meal Options

Breakfast ~ $12++ ~ 7AM to 11AM. Selection of Chilled Juices Fresh Assorted Cut Fruit Individual Flavored Yogurt with Granola Breakfast Pastries and Muffins Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs Country Style Home Fries Bacon & Sausage Links Stewed Tomato Baked Beans Biscuits with Butter, Jam, and Jelly Beverage Choice Lunch Buffet ~ $9.95++ ~ 12PM to […]

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