Sunday Summary – April 3rd, 2016

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society revolutionized the printing industry with steam-power, made art and plush monsters, learned how to waltz, rocked out the android music of the 1970’s, lost movie scripts in the original cyberspace of the 1980’s, accepted our robot overlords, and feared Jack the Ripper . . .

Monday, March 28th, 2016

In the Peninsular War, the Battle of Medellín was fought on March 28th, 1809, we added the sign up form for all the International Steampunk Symposium Contests, Chris Pavesic looked at How a Steam-Powered Press Changed the World, and we added Century of the Beard presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike to the Symposium Schedule. 

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The Knights of Columbus were founded on March 29th, 1882, we added Story Time with Quill presented by Quill to the Symposium Schedule, M. Leigh Hood interviewed artist Sierra, and added Mixology Madness (21+) presented by Calamity Dawn, Dorian Bridges and Odetta Von Kasek to the Symposium Schedule.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, was opened on March 30th, 1909, we added Dance Basic Waltz presented by Don Dodson, Jill Lusher, & Patrick Lusher to the Symposium Schedule, and Dr. Pembroke continued his Medicine Macabre with The Music of Surgery

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Richard William Pearse of New Zealand flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine on March 31st, 1903, some nine months before the Wright brothers flew their aircraft, A Reading from Strangely Beautiful presented by Leanna Renee Hieber was added to the Symposium Schedule, and we asked Do Androids Dream of Electric Music? when looking at the music video to Gary Numan’s “Are ‘Friends’ Electric.”

Friday, April 1st, 2016

For April 1st we presented a number of pranks pulled by famous newspapers and magazines over the years, we added the Wonderland Variety Show to the Symposium Schedule, and pondered if there would ever be a movie version of the seminal Cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, and whether it was even relevant anymore?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

It was on April 2nd, 1972 that actor Charlie Chaplin returned to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s, we added Custom Tea Workshop presented by Nyx R. Grabe to the Symposium Schedule, and Katie Lynn Daniels asked if we were ready for Your Robot Overlords

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

April 3rd, 1888 marked the first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, we added Badass Clockworks presented by Steampunk Eddie to the Symposium Scheduleand then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

. . . THIS IS IT! It’s the week of the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium! Are you ready?


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