Sunday Summary – January 31st, 2016

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society interviewed steampunk model/enthusiast Nivi Hicks, fought zombies with Jane Austin, ballroom danced at the International Steampunk Symposium, looked at Steven Moffat’s ups and downs with Doctor Who, raced remote controlled dirigibles through the airspace of the Symposium, interviewed Steampunk author Kara Jorgensengot drunk on absinthe at the Symposium, got lost in puzzle castles, and a whole bunch more . . .


Monday, January 25th, 2016

Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss was first performed at the Dresden State Opera on January 25th, 1909Ofeibea Loveless talked to steampunk model/enthusiast Nivi Hicks about her steampunk influences, being a model of color, and running Salt City Steamfest, and we added What is the Aether? presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike to the Symposium Sessions.


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

The Cullinan diamond was found on January 26th, 1905, in the Premier No. 2 mine, near Pretoria, South Africa, M. Leigh Hood explored how fanfiction has evolved into mainstream entertainment with Jane Austen and the Cult of Retelling, and we presented to you the full list of Games & Contests for the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium and guidelines on entering as an individual or as an Airship.


Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

On January 27th, 1880, Thomas Edison was granted the patent for an electric lamp using “a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires,” Dr. Pembroke gave us more of his Medicine Macabre with The Man With A Hole In His Stomach, and we invited you to learn Lobster Quadrille & Set Dances at the Symposium this April.


Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published on January 28th, 1813 without any zombies, Lucretia Strange looked the The Rise and Fall of Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, and we added details of the Symposium’s most popular event, the RC Dirigible Races, also known as the Airship Races.


Friday, January 29th, 2016

On January 29th, 1845, “The Raven” was first attributed to Poe in print in the New York Evening MirrorChris Pavesic brought us an interview with Steampunk author Kara Jorgensen, and we tempted you to chase the Green Fairy at the Symposium this April with the session Absinthe; Your Portal Wonderland Awaits presented by Greg Bogard & Justin Greathouse


Saturday, January 30th, 2016

On January 30th, 1835 a would be assassin attacked President Andrew Jackson and in return got beat near to death by the would be victim, Phoebe Darqueling brought us her monthly Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup, and we added Intro to Podcasting to the list of Symposium Sessions, to be presented by none other than our own Uncommon Geek Troy Copes.


Sunday, January 31st, 2016

January 31st, 1915 saw the first use of large-scale use of poison gas in warfare, Katie Lynn Daniels explored Puzzle Castles, we invited you to a Local Dieselpunk/Steampunk Film Showcase at the Symposium, and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂


Coming Next Week . . .

. . . the Victorian language of flowers, more and more about the International Steampunk Symposium, the schedule for the 2016 Voodoo Carnival Mardi Gras Masquerade, and many more retro-futuristic articles!


 

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