Pandoracon – Twenty for Twenty & FREE Badges!

We don’t need a Cyber-Monday to give you a great deal for Pandoracon! Every day is Cyber at Pandoracon 2016 and to celebrate that tickets are now finally available to purchase, we are selling the first 20 weekend tickets for just $20 each! But it gets better than that . . .

The Monkey Mutiny of 1890

Dear readers, I hope you’ll forgive a lack of medically related anecdotes this week, in exchange for an absolute gem I found whilst perusing the Saturday 29th March, 1890 copy of the Warwick Examiner. I was researching insanity in small English towns (prevalent, if you’re interested – no surprise there), and I came across a short account of […]

December 2nd, 1942 – Unleashing Atomic Energy

It was on December 2nd, 1942, during the Manhattan Project, that a team led by Enrico Fermi initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

Symposium Vendor – Grandma’s Bane

Grandma’s Bane . . . our wares add a bit of whimsy to everyday life.

Van Helsteam’s Monster and Hunter Bash

Dateline: Saturday, November 14, 2015: Reporting from Capitol Steam Tonight’s Monster/Monster-Hunter Bash featuring that spinner of musical recordings Van Helsteam, was a smashing success. Over eighty properly clad monsters or hunters were present, with special guests The Apparition Apprehenders, who appeared to be chasing a large, bipedal marshmallow in a blue waistcoat and monocle. As […]

December 1st, 1919 – Lady Astor, Member of Parliament

On December 1st, 1919, Lady Astor became the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. 

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