Sunday Summary – January 17th, 2016

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society paid tribute to both David Bowie and Alan Rickman by celebrating their best science fiction and fantasy film roles, we took a new look at the film Alien through the lens of a fairy tale, we admired the brutal beauty of the film The Revenant, went on a fantastical tale of a young girl who befriends a tiny boy pilot who’s dropped out of the sky with Soar, found the precious one ring to rule them all, and a whole lot more . . .

Monday, January 11th, 2016

We remembered the Action off Galveston Light, a short naval battle fought during the American Civil War on January 11th, 1863, we remembered the great artist David Bowie by looking at the science fiction and fantasy films in he stars, and Phoebe Darqueling brought us a review of Tomorrowland.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

On January, 12th, 1866 the Royal Aeronautical Society was founded, M. Leigh Hood took a fresh look at a sci-fi classic with Once Upon a Spaceship – Alien as Fairy-Tale, and we started listing International Steampunk Symposium sessions with the History and Technology of Airships presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

On January 13th, 1893, U.S. Marines land in Honolulu, Hawaii from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution, Dr. Pembroke brought us a review of Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest film The Revenant, and we invited you to take a tour of the Victorian-era Lunatic Asylum with Welcome to The Asylum presented by Professor Verdigris Wetware at the International Steampunk Symposium

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

On January 14th, 1950, the first prototype of the MiG-17 made its maiden flight and Soviets went supersonic, Chris Pavesic gave us a review of the short animation piece Soar which tells the fantastical tale of a young girl who befriends a tiny boy pilot who’s dropped out of the sky, and we highlighted the Introduction to Leatherworking workshop presented by Bret Daly & Courtney Stoll at this year’s International Steampunk Symposium.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

January 15th, 1908 saw the formation of Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) was the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women, the International Steampunk Symposium invited you to Propping Up Your Costume presented by Brett King, Oswin McGuinness, & Bonnie Elizabeth Scott, and we paid tribute to the late Alan Rickman with Alan Rickman’s Top Five Nerdy Films as voted by active members of The Pandora Society. 

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

On January 16th, 1920 the League of Nations met for the first time, Katie Lynn Daniels explored the mythology and history of the One Ring to Rule Them All, and we added Drunken Trivia with Calamity Labs to the list of International Steampunk Symposium sessions.

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

January 17th, 1904 saw the first ever performance of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, we added Steampunk in Anime to the Symposium Sessions, and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

. . . we reveal more and more of the International Steampunk Symposium program, we have medicine and madness, we have a whole of Mardi Gras fun, and much more.


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