Sunday Summary – January 3rd, 2016

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So what did you miss this week?

This week The Pandora Society lamented missed opportunities with Star Wars character Kylo Ren, predicted what to expect from Star Wars – Episode VII, got macabre with Dr. Pembroke’s gory Victorian medicine, enjoyed many a cup of tea with fellow Steampunks, pondered the Victorian computer age, explained why January gets to be number one, and so much more . . .

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“Steampunk Fairy Tea” by Toramelle

Monday, December 28th, 2015

On December 28th, 1918 Countess Markievicz became the first woman to be elected to the British House of Commons, and while actually in jail, we critiqued missed opportunities with Star Wars character Kylo Ren, and we announced three days left in our Lifetime Membership contest for the International Steampunk Symposium

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

December 29th, 1916 saw the release of James Joyce’s famous book A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManM. Leigh Hood looked at predictions for Star Wars – Episode VIIIand we announced two days left in our Lifetime Membership contest for the International Steampunk Symposium.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

On December 30th, 1903 Chicago saw the deadliest theater fire and the deadliest single-building fire in United States history with the Iroquois Theatre fire, Dr. Pembroke looked back on his most macabre articles of the year, and Calamity Dawn shared some New Year’s Eve drink ideas for When the Ball Drops!, we announced that there was one day left to win a Lifetime Membership for the International Steampunk Symposium, and the Uncommon Geek brought is Episode 73 of their geeky podcast.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

On December 31st, 1853Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins hosted a New Year’s Eve dinner party inside a life sized model dinosaur, Chris Pavesic looked at Steampunk Tea Parties, and we declared the last day to enter the Lifetime Membership contest for the International Steampunk Symposium.

Friday, January 1st, 2016

On January 1st, 1860 Poland released its first ever postage stamp, but in true bureaucratic fashion it was not available for sale until later, and Phoebe Darueling reviewed the 1990 book The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

January 2nd, 1860 saw the discovery of the “planet” Vulcan, and Katie Lynn Daniels explored the history behind how January became the first month of the year in Welcome to January.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016



January 3rd, 1870 saw construction begin on the Brooklyn Bridge and the death of it designer, we got the latest installment of Wheelworks – Part one: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen – Episode 8 “Caught”and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

. . . find out who won the Lifetime Membership to the International Steampunk Symposium . . . rumors continue regarding a “new look” for the site, but next week there are certainly many articles about exciting things for The Pandora Society, alternative history, and general geekiness for the year twenty sixteen!


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