This Day in History – January 7th, 1894

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, a Scottish inventor, his mother, and two sisters moved from Britain to Virginia in 1879.  In 1888, American inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison conceived of a device that would do “for the Eye what the phonograph does for the Ear”. In October, Edison filed a preliminary claim, known as a caveat, with the […]

Last Call for Symposium Sessions & Panels

The official deadline WAS December 31st, 2014 . . . but we were so busy promoting the fact that the badge prices went up that we forgot to make a big deal out of this deadline . . . thus you have another 24 hours to submit your ideas for panels, workshops, and presentations for the […]

Top Three Steampunk TV Shows

Yesterday we ran an article arguing that Warehouse 13 was the most steampunk TV ever . . . and of course there were many who responded with shows that they thought were even more steampunk . . . so we put a poll to our Facebook regulars to nominate and vote for their favorite steampunk TV show, […]

This Day in History – January 6th, 1838

Alfred Lewis Vail was an American machinist and inventor. Vail was central, with Samuel F. B. Morse, in developing and commercializing the telegraph between 1837 and 1844, and it was Vail who on January 6th, 1838 demonstrated a telegraph system using dots and dashes prior Morse’s famous code. Vail and Morse were the first two telegraph operators […]

The January Salon Report

On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, many ladies and chaps ventured to just across the river from Cincinnati to attend the first Cincinnati Steampunk Salon of the year at Molly Malone’s. At first the Salon was a bit sparse and we feared that many were still tired from wild New Year’s Eve parties, but about an hour […]

7 Reasons Why “Warehouse 13” is the Most Steampunk Show on Earth

At first look you don’t expect Warehouse 13 to make it to the list of steampunk TV shows, let alone steal the #1 slot. The cover picture features a barn, and you get that it’s a vaguely parnormal spy show about some secret branch of the government, but until you get really invested you might […]

This Day in History – January 5th, 1933

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began on January 5th, 1933. The project cost more than $35 million, completing ahead of schedule and under budget. The Golden Gate Bridge construction project was carried out by the McClintic-Marshall Construction Co., a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corporation founded by Howard H. McClintic and Charles D. Marshall, both of Lehigh University. The […]

Sunday Summary – January 4th, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, December 29th, Britain launched its first ironclad ship, HMS Warrior, we looked at the forgotten BBC sci-fi show Outcasts, and added The Spectra Nova to the list of International Steampunk Symposium vendors.   Tuesday, December 30th, the Zulus were defeated by the British Empire, Battlestar Gallatica‘s Richard Hatch ventures into Steampunk, and we interviewed Symposium guest of […]

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