Zahara’s Tangled Web – Time Travelers’ Ball 2015

Zahara’s Tangled Web is incredibly diverse in their ability to modernize traditional belly dancing with a pop culture twist . . . and this November they are going totally Cyberpunk for the Time Travelers’ Ball!

Gishwhes 2015: Death to Normalcy!

  Every year, the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the Would Has Ever Seen (Gishwhes, not in all caps, not with periods between letters, because they say so, at least for this year) invades the lives of thousands of people.  For one week, they find time to accomplish things touching, silly, bizarre, challenging and moderately embarrassing, […]

August 17th, 1896 – First Person Killed by a Car

Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian victim of an automobile collision on August 17th, 1896 in the United Kingdom. As she and her teenage daughter May and her friend Elizabeth Murphy crossed Dolphin Terrace in the grounds of the Crystal Palace in London, Driscoll was struck by an automobile belonging to the Anglo-French Motor Carriage Company that was […]

Sunday Summary – August 16th, 2015

So what did you miss this week? This week we began to reveal the entertainment line-up for this year’s Time Travelers’ Ball, looked at cosplay and LARPing, went to space with David Bowie, broke world records, and exposed plots and scandals throughout history!

August 16th, 1819 – The Peterloo Massacre!

The Peterloo Massacre occurred on at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, on August 16th, 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

DJ Nymphoma – Time Travelers’ Ball 2015

As well as bands to rock you at the 2015 Time Travelers’ Ball, there will also be plenty of opportunities to dance through time and space with DJ Nymphoma!

August 15th, 1915 – Edison Sells Explosives to Germany!

On August 15th, 1915, the New York World newspaper printed an exposé that the Imperial German government had purchased excess phenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for the war effort.

AUTOMATON – Time Travelers’ Ball 2015

Cincinnati? Steampunk? Rock? One band answers the call to all of these requirements . . . the dear old chaps of metal . . . AUTOMATON!

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