Sunday Summary – August 23rd, 2015

So what did you miss this week? We added dancing replicants, star trekked across the universe, had a few martinis, reviewed the film that was almost the best Cyberpunk movie ever, reviewed games, and a whole bunch of over great geeky stuff . . .

August 23rd, 1866 – The Austro-Prussian War Finds Peace

The Peace of Prague was a peace treaty signed at Prague on August 23rd, 1866, which ended the Austro-Prussian War.

Steampunk Salon Reporters

Does your local Steampunk group have a regular meetup? Looking for help in promoting your events? The Pandora Society is ever eager to help local Steampunk Communities grow which is why we’ve changed our category “Cincinnati Steampunk Salon” to simply “Steampunk Salons” as we would like to act as host to many such reports from all […]

August 22nd, 1864 – The Geneva Conventions Changes War

The Swiss social activist Henry Dunant visited wounded soldiers after the Battle of Solferino in 1859. He was shocked by the lack of facilities, personnel, and medical aid available to help these soldiers. As a result, he published his book, Memoir of the Solferino, in 1862, on the horrors of war, and two years later […]

Cincinnati Geek Club – August 2015 Report

August 19th, 2015 . . . the latest installment of the Cincinnati Geek Club! Despite the torrential rain geeks and dorks come from all over the Cincinnati area to hang out, play games, and talk nerdy.

Lucas Arts Resurrects a Tale of the Dead

This week features the re-launch of Grim Fandango, Lucas Arts’ film noir style game for PC, Mac, and PlayStation. The release has been expanded and it is now also available for iPads, iPhones, and Androids. It has been more than fifteen years since the original release and, if you missed it the first time around, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this second chance to experience this visually stunning dark tale of the dead.

August 21st, 1897 – The Birth of the Oldsmobile Car

Oldsmobiles were first manufactured by the Olds Motor Vehicle Co. in Lansing, Michigan, a company founded by Ransom E. Olds on August 21st, 1897. In 1901, the company produced 425 cars, making it the first high-volume gasoline-powered automobile manufacturer. Oldsmobile became the top selling car company in the United States for a few years. Ransom Olds left […]

Do Steampunks Fear Success?

Last night saw the debut of the new TV show Steampunk’d which aired on the Game Show Network and today several online forums are alight with complaints and defenses for the show . . . mostly complaints. Even in the days leading up to the show’s first episode there was already much unrest in the Steampunk […]

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