Obduction Release

In 1993 a little game called Myst changed the world. Created by two brothers in their garage, it stayed the best selling game for ten years and garnered four sequels, three novels, and more rumours about a movie than anything can keep up with any more. The last game in the Myst franchise was released in […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup – August Edition

Here’s What’s Going on Right Now Publishing A Foretold Affair, Ends Sept. 16 A Foretold Affair is a steampunk-fantasy Visual Novel being developed by GB Patch Games. The project features one long journey with variations based on the player’s choices. Buffalo Seer is an eccentric Abnormal who wants nothing more than to use the magic […]

Pandoracon 2016 Session – Mikey Mason’s Big Damn “Firefly” Trivia Contest

Mikey Mason’s Big Damn Firefly Trivia Contest Presented by Mikey Mason Here’s your chance to prove you’re the biggest Firefly geek in the Gorram verse.

This Week in History – August 29th to September 4th

The Pandora Society Bureau of Time Travel has collected a handful of historical events from each day of this week in the hopes of inspiring some writer to pen the next great Steampunk novel. August 29th 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction. 1842 – Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War. 1869 – The […]

Sunday Summary – August 28th, 2016

So what did you miss this week? This week in the highlights of “The Misadventures of The Pandora Society” we zipped through history, lamented silent cinema heart throbs, fought the con blues, and blasted into space with David Bowie for a third time! Plus some other stuff . . . Monday, August 22nd, 2016, the week began […]

Masquerade at WorldCon!

“A fabulous show!” – A Judge The 74th WorldCon Masquerade took place on August 19th at MidAmeriConII in Kansas City. The costume contest was one of the highlights of the weekend and was conducted according to ICG guidelines. Costumes were judged in two categories. The workmanship category is concerned only with how a costume is […]

David Bowie’s “Major Tom” Trilogy

From the 1995 album Outside, the song “Hallo Spaceboy” is a collaboration of David Bowie, Brian Eno, and the Pet Shop Boys on guest vocals. Bowie originally wrote the song in mostly-improvised sessions with his band in 1995, and intentionally wrote it with a Nine Inch Nails-like vibe. In an interview, Bowie is quoted as saying that “Hallo Spaceboy” […]

Book Review: Nefertiti’s Heart (Artifact Hunter 1) by A. W. Exley

Ever since I did my research about Egyptomania I have been dying to get my hands on some Steampunk fiction that played with this topic. When I fired up my Christmas Kindle, I found lots of great Steampunk books out there to download, but they didn’t all hold my interest. Nefertiti’s Heart was the first […]

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