2015 Symposium Games Scoreboard

My name is Caelyn Nagle and I have been the Symposium Games Director since 2013. I kinda stepped in that year out of last minute necessity and the job stuck. šŸ™‚ That being said, another Symposium Games has come to an end, and another trophy has been awarded! This year our Symposium Games champion is […]

The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack – Book Review

The year is 1861, but the world is filled with things that should not yet have come to pass. Flying armchairs (called rotochairs) help the populace get around and the postal system is composed of foul-mouthed parakeets that have been genetically designed to deliver messages. Queen Victoria was a but a brief blip on the […]

April 30th, 1900 – Casey Jones Saves Passenger Train!

Jonathan Luther “John” “Casey” Jones from Jackson, Tennessee, was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). As a boy, he lived near Cayce, Kentucky, where he acquired the nickname of “Cayce,” which he chose to spell as “Casey.”Ā On April 30th, 1900, he was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, […]

2015 International Steampunk Symposium Entertainment

This past weekend, the International Steampunk Symposium was held at the Eastgate Holiday Inn in Cincinnati. A packed entertainment schedule was a largeĀ part of the festivities. I was privileged enough to play host to some awesome performers over the weekend. Friday, things got kicked off with Cincinnati’s own tribal rock band Acarya. Liz and Wes […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic – John Hunter and the Irish Giant

It’s almost midnight, late by any standards. The weary owner passes a filthy rag over the bar-top and stuffs it back in his stained apron. There’s only a few punters left and they’ll be kicked out after a minute or two. He turns to face the back bar, puts on his spectacles and peers at […]

April 29th, 1882 – All Aboard the Electric Bus!

The Electromote was the world’s first vehicle run like a trolleybus, which was first presented to the public on April 29th, 1882, by its inventor Dr. Ernst Werner von Siemens in Halensee, a suburb of Berlin, Germany. The Elektromote operated from April 29th to June 13th, 1882, on a 540Ā m (591 yard) trail-track starting at […]

A truly addicting heroine, Taversia, at the International Steampunk Symposium

Over the weekend at the Eastgate Holliday Inn, the attendees were treated to a number of special guests. Ghost Hunter Grant Wilson and his partner in Rather Dashing Games, Michael Richie, were on hand to sign copies of their new novel Brotherhood of the Strange, book one of the Kingship: Tales of the Aether series. […]

NBC’s “Dracula”

Back in 2013, NBC dabbled in Steampunk, but if you blinked you might have missed it because the amazing show, Dracula, only ran for only tenĀ episodes. In my humble opinion, the award for “Most Steampunk Television Show” has to go to this one because of the combination of punking a piece of classic literature from […]

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