Symposium Session – Victorian Medicine

Victorian Medicine Presented by Brittney Benjamin & Thomas Boice Gaze upon the seedy underbelly of medical quackery and the unique items they propagated in History, Steampunk, Renaissance and Fantasy in this review on the snake oil culture that appeals to the rogues, villains and mad scientists in all of us. Let’s combine our brilliant minds and see […]

Volunteer at the Symposium

Want to be a part of the International Steampunk Symposium team? We are looking for dedicated volunteers to make sure that this is an amazing experience for all attendees of the Symposium . . . we can’t do it without you 🙂 Loading…

This Day in History – February 19th, 1861

Serfdom is the status of peasants under feudalism, specifically relating to manorialism. It was a condition of bondage which developed primarily during the High Middle Ages in Europe and lasted in some countries until the mid-19th century. Serfs who occupied a plot of land were required to work for the Lord of the Manor who […]

Symposium Session – Get Your Chignon!

Get Your Chignon! Presented by Rachel Turner & Airship Archon A demonstration of a few historical / historically inspired women’s hairstyles. Speaker: Rachel is a member of the Airship Archon with an interest in the more historical side of steampunk. Her love of historically accurate fashion has recently expanded to include hairstyles. To learn more about […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Remedies: Blowing Vapours

Join Dr. J.D. Pembroke as he studies the many curious, ridiculous and sometimes downright confusing medical methods by which mankind has sought to heal itself with over the years. It’s a beautiful, warm night. You’re walking along the Thames River, London, breathing in the not-quite-yet-fetid air drifting in from the sea. You’re enjoying a good […]

This Day in History – February 18th, 1885

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States on February 18th, 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to […]

Symposium Session – Belly Dance Basics

Belly Dance Basics Presented by Lady Lorelei & Les Odalisques. A hands on workshop designed to teach newcomers the basics of belly dance. Participants of the workshop will learn a short choreography by the end of the class. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and shoes can can be removed.   The members of Les […]

Mardi Gras 2015: Mr. Cellophane rolls with Bacchus

The 2015 Bacchus Mardi Gras parade rolled last night in New and its theme was “Children’s Stories That Live Forever.”  The 2015 King Bacchus was movie star, John C. Reilly with diverse credits including Ralph in  “Wreck-Ralph”, “Step Brothers” (and other films with Will Ferrell), “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and this writer’s favorite, Amos Hart in […]

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