International Steampunk Symposium MMXVII

More than half a decade ago, dozens of airship crews from all across the state, the nation, and even the globe converged in Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in the first ever Steampunk Olympics and began the annual gathering known as the International Steampunk Symposium! Founded in 2012, the International Steampunk Symposium is one of the longest […]

10 Ways to Fight the “Not at a Con” Blues

It’s convention season, and we all know those lucky friends who are busy traveling from one weekend adventure to the next while we’re stuck at home. Fortunately, there is hope. At least a little. Or, at least, there are distractions from con-jealousy.

Warp Factor 9! Engage!

In the series Star Trek, the ships of the Federation, and their many friends and foes, are able to traverse great interstellar distances at speeds many ”factors” beyond the speed of light. In the original Star Trek Tech Manual there is a bizarre method of calculating these speeds that actually takes the speed of galactic […]

A Matter of Antimatter

Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry (who in my humble opinion is a true visionary and prophet of science fiction and science fact) is one of the most important things to further the advancement of humanity since the TARDIS. I could go on for hours about how his show actually brought us much of the […]

Urban Fantasy 101

Urban fantasy really seemed to blossom around the early 80’s. Authors like Emma Bull and Mercedes Lackey wrote stories about people who appeared fairly mundane being thrust into fantastical situations. Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks (1987) was about a rock musician pulled into the middle of a Faerie war. Mercedes Lackey introduced several books during […]

Doctor Who Photo Shoot

Calling all Doctors . . . companions, monsters, aliens, and villains! It might be a trap to capture the Doctor in our Pandorica, or might be an honest attempt to set a world record for the biggest Doctor Who cosplay photo shoot.

Cardboard Tube Fighting!

Sunday, September 30, 2012 . . . noon, that’s when the battle begins! Day three of Pandoracon will witness the epic “Cardboard Tube Battles” in the parking lot of the hotel as the four Houses of Pandora clash for honour and glory. Through out the weekend there will be workshops and craft rooms for the […]

Media Guest: Jason Carter

Babylon 5 Ranger Marcus Cole, also known as British actor Jason Carter, will join the Pandoracon festivities this September. Born in London and raised in Gainsborough, a small market-town in Lincolnshire, Jason was advised to pursue a career in rubber technology. He opted instead for three years at L.A.M.D.A. (London Academy of Music and Dramatic […]

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