Sunday Summary – February 28th, 2016

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society watched witch movies with drag queens, drank lots and lots of tea, hung out at the bar with blood sucking martians, took a ride on steam trains, danced a Polka, learned how to become super heroes, and stayed at the Ice Hotel . . . intriguing eh?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

The Prohibition Party held its first national convention on February 22nd, 1872 in Columbus, Ohio, we added 30 Steampunk Books in 30 Minutes presented by Dr. Gintia Peaseblossom & Salathial Palland to the Symposium Sessions schedule, and M. Leigh Hood and Stixen Stones brought us a film review of The Witch.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

On February 23rd, 1854, the official independence of the Orange Free State was declared, we added Adopt a Pet Octopus (Ages 10 and Under) presented by Pixie Sue Schmid, Angelina Venti, & Lisa Boswell to the Steampunk Symposium schedule, and M. Leigh Hood shared 20 Very Good Reasons to Have Some Tea. Now.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

On February 24th, 1868, something extraordinary happened in the U.S. Congress. For the first time in history, the United States House of Representatives impeached a sitting president, Democrat Andrew Johnson, we added Combat Croquet to the list of Symposium Games & Competitions, and Theo Descartes gave us a review of the short film about a very unlikely alien invasion called Bar Talk.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Samuel Colt received a patent on his improved design for a revolver on February 25th, 1836, and Chris Pavesic brought us a review of the book The Victorian Steam Locomotive: It’s Design & Development 1804-1879. 

Friday, February 26th, 2016

On February 26th, 1909Kinemacolor was the first successful color motion picture process to be used commercially, Dance Basic Polka presented by Don Dodson, Leah Dodson, & Patrick Lusher was added to the Symposium schedule, and we revealed the new cover art for The Ghost Rebellion by Pip Ballentine and Tee Morris.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

February 27th, 1829 saw The Battle of Tarqui near Cuenca, Ecuador, Katie Lynn Daniels asked So You Wanna Be A Superhero?, and Phoebe Darqueling shared this months Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup.

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

On February 28th, 1883 Vaudeville theatre made a huge impact upon the United States, we got Wheelworks by KT Sebastian Part one: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen Episode 10 – Ice Hotel, and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

The countdown begins to the International Steampunk Symposium, we get inside Victorian brains, and begin our search for Retro-Futuristic Pin-Ups 🙂


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