Symposium Session – Around the World with Gustaf Danielsson

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Around the World with Gustaf Danielsson

Presented by Brett King 

Legendary explorer Gustaf Danielsson tells of his own attempt to circumnavigate the globe in substantially less than 80 days using the powers of modern technology. Come hear about his extraordinary encounters in this fun, interactive panel.

The session is presented in-character in the style of a Victorian seminar. It involves projecting a presentation that incorporates actual history with alternate history. Brett King talk about famous explorers of the time as well as the fabricated exploits of Gustaf Danielsson. Props are demonstrated, and audience members are invited on stage to help reconstruct the adventures.


Brett King is an award-winning steampunk maker and costumer who presents fun, interactive panels that mix real history, alternate history, and fantastic props. Brett also teaches prop-making techniques. He is best known for his Arctic Explorer/Troll Hunter character, Gustaf Danielsson, and his weather-analyzing automaton known as the Aetherologist.

To learn more about other sessions, workshops, and special events please visit the International Steampunk Symposium Schedule . . . your invaluable guide to getting around the world in 48 hours!



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