Sunday Summary – May 10th, 2015

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So what did you miss this week?


Monday, May 4th, 2015

On May 4th, 1859, Isambard Kingdom Brunel completed his final bridge, Phoebe Darqueling reviewed the b-movie Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and Katie Lynn Daniels reported on the Dirigible Races from the 2015 International Steampunk Symposium.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

2015 saw the additions of goggles, ballistic chest armor, and legal waivers to Umbrella Fencing! (Photo: Burch Root Studios)

May 5th, 1865 saw the first US train robbery, we looked at the idea of Historical Crushes, and Katie Lynn Daniels reported on the 2015 International Steampunk Symposium sport of Umbrella Fencing.


Wednesday May 6th, 2015

May 6th, 1937 was the Hindenburg Disaster that saw the end of the hydrogen airship era, Dr. Pembroke took a break from medicine to review the video game app Steambirds, we invited you to fill out Presenter Applications for the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium, and Uncommon Geek added Episode 48 of their podcast.


Thursday, May 7th, 2015

On May 7th, 1915, a German u-boat sank the ocean liner RMS Lusitania, Phoebe Darqueling reviewed the book The Iron Jackal, and we delightfully reported the return of the Cincinnati Geek Club on May 20th, 2015.


Friday, May 8th, 2015

On May 8th, 1886, Coca-Cola became available to the public as a brain tonic, Katie Lynn Daniels looked at how we are currently living the retro-futurism of Cyberpunk now, and M. Leigh Hood provided a report from the NAMI charity fundraising efforts at the 2015 International Steampunk Symposium.


Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Black Widow

On May 9th, 1904, a British train traveled faster than a hundred miles per hour, Lucretia Strange examined why some fans are now calling Joss Whedon a “woman hater,” for his treatment of Black Widow in the latest Avengers movie, and Caelyn Tek pondered whether any else remembers the TV show Ark II.


Sunday, May 10th, 2015

May 10th, 1872, Victoria Claflin Woodhull became the first woman to run for the office of U.S. President, Calamity Dawn explored a world without super heroes, and then it was time for a new look Sunday Summary 🙂


Coming Next Week . . .

The Pandora Society away team gets ready to invade the Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey, more details about the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium will be released, we look at the lighter side of Steampunk known as Nerf Punk, and many other nerdy things . . .


 

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