The Sacred Art of English Tea

No one can claim to be British, or Victorian, or Posh, without at least pretending to understand about tea. This is more difficult than most guess, however, especially for Americans. But if you’re truly going to bring back the glamour and elegance of the Victorian era into this new Steampunk world we’ve created then you […]

This Day in History – January 12th, 1866

The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community. It was founded in January, 12th, 1866 with the name The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. Early or founding members included James Glaisher, Francis Wenham, the duke of Argyll, and Frederick Brearey. In the first year, […]

Sunday Summary – January 11th, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 5th, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge, we proposed that Warehouse 13 is actually the most steampunk TV ever, and we brought you a report of this month’s Cincinnati Steampunk Salon.   Tuesday, January 6th, we met Alfred Lewis Vail who proceeded Morse Code, we polled our readers about THEIR […]

Short Story – Seal Skin

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present you a Sunday Steampunk Short Story. If you wish to submit your own prose for the reading pleasure of The Pandora Society please following the instructions at the end of this tale . . .  “Seal Skin“ by M. Leigh Hood The Majesty sat on water so still, Abigail saw her reflection […]

This Day in History – January 11th, 1787

Sir Frederick William Herschel, was a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before migrating to Great Britain at the age of nineteen. Herschel became interested in astronomy in 1773, and after constructing his first large telescope in […]

Symposium Vendor – Frank and Steele

We create pieces designed from a 3D Printer. All pieces and accessories are custom designs. Our pieces range from Victorian/Steampunk prop pieces to accessories used for building Victorian/Steampunk costumes and props. Visit frankandsteele.com to learn more about their products.

The Time Machine(s)

On January 7th, 2015, Australian actor Rod Taylor died four days short of his 85th birthday which would have been January 11th, 2015. His last screen role was in 2009, making a cameo appearance as Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds, but the role that gained him most notoriety was playing the lead in the […]

This Day in History – January 10th, 1863

The idea of an underground railway linking the City of London with some of the railway termini in its urban centre was proposed in the 1830s, and the Metropolitan Railway was granted permission to build such a line in 1854. The world’s first underground railway, it opened in January 10th, 1863 between Paddington and Farringdon using gas-lit […]

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