Sunday Summary – January 24th, 2016

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society got ready for Mardi Gras, got spooked by the Slender Man, got clever and insane at the same time, got Spanish with out Steampunk, got through dark dungeons via our sense of smell, got high in an opium den, got a tenth planet in the solar system, got in the Gold Rush, and much more . . . 

Monday, January 18th, 2016

On January 18th, 1884Dr. William Price attempted to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom, John N. Collins reported on the Pensacola parade preparations for this year’s Mardi Gras merriment, and we added Mad About Hats to the line up of sessions at the International Steampunk Symposium.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

January 19th, 1935 saw a revolution in men’s underwear, M. Leigh Hood brought us a spooky report on the infamous yet illusive Slender Man, and DJ Mike Wishnewski was added to the 2016 Voodoo Carnival lineup. 

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Edward VIII was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from January 20th, 1936 until his abdication on December 11th the same year, Dr. Pembroke explored how historically genius can often come at the cost of deep rooted psychological disorders in Genius and Insanity, and we added another Symposium Session: Creating a Character through Costume & Manner presented by our own Lucretia Strange

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

January 21st, 1911 saw the start of the first ever Monte Carlo Rally, Chris Pavesic reviewed The Best of Spanish Steampunk, and we added the much anticipated R/C AirShip Design session to the International Steampunk Symposium schedule.

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Bloody Sunday or Red Sunday is the name given to the events of Sunday, January 22nd, 1905 in St Petersburg, Russia, when unarmed demonstrators led by Father Georgy Gapon were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched towards the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Phoebe Darqueling reviewed the book A Conspiracy of Alchemists, and we added the Symposium Session – Torchless: A Multisensory Dungeon Crawl.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

The International Opium Convention, signed at The Hague on January 23rd, 1912 during the First International Opium Conference, was the first international drug control treaty, Katie Lynn Daniels explored outer space and gave us A Common Sense Guide to Planet Nine, and we added Crowdfunding Your Way to Success Presented by Sarah Hans to the Symposium schedule. 

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24th, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, we added Episode 9: “The Lawless” of the continuing Wheelworks: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queenand then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

. . . we interview author Kara Jorgensen, and we interview Nivi Hicks about her steampunk influences, being a model of color, and running Salt City Steamfest, there’s the Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup for January, and plenty more International Steampunk Symposium updates . . .


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