Sunday Summary – December 13th, 2015

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society celebrated strong female characters and actresses like Mia Wasikowska who play them, and we thumbed through the pages of the steampunk novel Phoenix Rising, added three acts to the Voodoo Carnival – Mardi Gras Masquerade lineup, explored some Japanese Steampunk, got critical of Doctor Who, examined theories of time travel, and took up pole dancing lessons . . . and those are just the headlines . . .

Monday, December 7th, 2015

On December 7th, 1942 the Japanese military attack the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor, M. Leigh Hood analyzed the feminist roles of actress Mia Wasikowska from Alice in Wonderland to Crimson Peak and beyond, and we brought you the report of the December 2015 Cincinnati Steampunk Salon.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

December 8th, 1922 saw the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty that marked the final divide of Ireland, Phoebe Darqueling looked back at the 2011 book Phoenix Rising and gave us her review, and Ty Jero added his perspective on Jessica Jones from a comic collector’s viewpoint.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

The feminist newspaper La Fronde was first published on December 9th, 1897 by Marguerite Durand, Dr. Pembroke looked at Two Million Corpses in his usual Medicine Macabre fashion, and we started introducing the entertainment lineup for the 2016 Voodoo Carnival – Mardi Gras Masquerade with the Blue Heron Trio.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Only the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma) are still resisting the metric system, and on December 10th, 1799 the French led the way in adopting it as their official measurement system, Chris Pavesic explored the Steampunk of Japan with The Steam Garden and The Haunted Tower, and we added Simply for You to the almost complete list of International Steampunk Symposium vendors.

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Doctor with a Gun, Hell Bent, Doctor Who

On December 11th, 1907 the Parliament building of New Zealand burnt to the ground, but an important part was saved, Lucretia Strange gave her critique of the Doctor Who episode “Hell Bent,” we added the band 1936 North American Heat Wave to the Voodoo Carnival entertainment lineup, and The Uncommon Geek brought us Episode 70 of their podcast in which they listed their favorite movies.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

The Order of the Dragon was formed December 12th, 1408, following the Battle of Dobor against the Christian heretics called Bogomils, Katie Lynn Daniels continued to explore the fourth dimension with Theories of Time Travel, and The Artifixer was added to the list of Symposium vendors.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

On December 13th, 1577 Sir Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage, we added PoleKittens to the Voodoo Carnival lineup, and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

. . . will I ever write that Dieselpunk article? More about the Voodoo Carnival, more music from outer space, and surely we’ll have something to say about The Force Awakens?!


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