Sunday Summary – December 27th, 2015

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So what did you miss this week?

During the Holiday week, The Pandora Society got very aroused by Horehounds’ burlesque, discovered Rococoa, celebrated Christmas with a spaceman, learned fun facts about how Game of Thrones is related to A Christmas Carol, expressed some disappointment at the other wise perfect Star Wars – The Force Awakens, we kissed under the mistletoe, and a lot, lot more . . .


Monday, December 21st, 2015

On December 21st, 1919 famous anarchist and social justice worker Emma Goldman was deported from the USA, M. Leigh Hood brought us a spoiler free reaction and review of Star Wars – The Force Awakens, and we added Horehounds saloon style burlesque to the Voodoo Carnival lineup.


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Balogun Ojetade Cover

December 22nd, 1885 saw the first ever Prime Minister of Japan, Ofeibea Loveless interviewed Balogun Ojetade – author, master instructor of indigenous African martial arts, screenwriter, film director, tabletop role-playing game designer, traditional African priest – about  his new anthology, Rococoa, and Phoebe Darqueling brought us her monthly Steampunk Crowd Funding Roundup.


Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

December 23rd, 1893 saw the opening of the opera Hansel and GretelDr. Pembroke gave us the December report for the Chicago Steampunk Salon, and we celebrated Christmas with Doctor Who and the 1975 song “A Spaceman Came Traveling.”


Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The greatest Christmas miracle of the 20th century occurred on December 24th, 1914 with the Christmas Truce of 1914, Chris Pavesic looked at Fun & Unusual Facts About Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the Uncommon Geek brought is Episode 72 of their podcast.


Friday, December 25th, 2015

December 25th, 1908 witnessed the birth of Quentin Crisp, and we revealed some medium Star Wars spoilers with a critique that examined the failure of Captain Phasma to live up to her full potential in the film.


Saturday, December 26th, 2015

On December 26th, 1846, the infamously doomed Donner Party expedition resorted to cannibalism to survive, Katie Lynn Daniels explained many of the mysteries and history of mistletoe, and we explained many of the mysteries and history of Boxing Day.


Sunday, December 27th, 2015

December 26th, 1918 saw Poland rising up against Germany, the countdown to winning a lifetime membership to the International Steampunk Symposium struck four days leftand then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂


Coming Next Week . . .

. . . more reviews and spoilers for Star Wars – The Force Awakens with a closer look at Kylo Ren, look backs on our alternate history and alternate future articles of 2015, and looking forward to new events, new article series, and new looks for 2016.


 

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