Symposium Vendor – Cosgrave Studios

Eclectic finds, for funky minds. Cosgrave Studios creates unique, handcrafted jewelry from manipulated metals, natural stone and glass beads, repurposed vintage, and found objects. With styles ranging from boho chic, to steampunk and geek; we’ve got something for everyone.   Learn more about Cosgrave Studios at

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – Trepanning Pt. 3 – Defiance and Demonstration

London, 1872 My name is Doctor-Chirurgeon J. D. Pembroke. This is Part 3 of the study of trepannation. Part 1 and part 2 are available for your perusal. As the art of surgery progresses, we see increased skill employed and ever more subtle intrusions into the dermal layers, resulting in fewer scars and diminished bodily […]

This Day in History – December 31st, 1853

You may have amazing plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve, but are they so amazing as to involve a life sized dinosaur? In the late 1840s, Sir Richard Owen commissioned Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, a British artist and amateur scientist, to build the first life-size sculptures of dinosaurs based on speculations by Owen and Gideon Mantell, the […]

The Uncommon Geek podcast Episode 39: Interview with Curse of Cassandra!

Today, we bring you  a two-fold of firsts! First, an interview with our very first band, Cursed of Cassandra! And second-first (?) is that this episode falls on the day of an event that is mentioned in the podcast! So, you have the whole wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey thing going on! That’s right! Curse of Cassandra, Dayton, […]

Q&A With Diana Pho (aka Ay-leen the Peacemaker)

Diana Pho (aka Ay-leen the Peacemaker) of Beyond Victoriana is a fierce proponent of multiculturalism in steampunk and a Guest of Honor at the 2015 International Steampunk Symposium. We caught up with her as she preps for another year of conventions, conversations and critical thinking around diversity and inclusion issues in steampunk. Me: How do […]

Sixth Doctor and Hatch trek the stars and Judge becomes High Lord

While chatting with writer, producer, and lead actor, Vic Mignogna of Star Trek Continues, he passed on a bit of information about the next episode.  For the fourth episode, former Time Lord, Dr. Who number 6, Colin Baker will make a guest appearance. Star Trek Continues is a fan based production that recreates the original […]

This Day in History – December 30th, 1897

The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa. It was proclaimed a British colony on 4 May 1843 after the British government had annexed the Boer Republic of Natalia, and on 31 May 1910 combined with three other colonies to form the Union of South Africa, as one of its provinces. It […]

Symposium Vendor – The Spectra Nova

Exceptional quality handmade faux military medals & badges, men’s & ladies fancy watch chains & handmade fobs, chatelaines (fancy keychains you can wear!), antique button jewelry & men’s tie/ascot tacks, hand painted cameo brooches, and more!   Learn more about The Spectra Nova at their Etsy Site.

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