Sunday Summary – June 7th, 2015

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So what did you miss this week?

Your weekly opportunity to peruse a whole week’s worth of articles on one page. We had more news about the Midsummer Masquerade, riots in graveyards, plenty of film reviews, the invention of computers and radios, and much more!

Monday, June 1st, 2015

One of the first punch card operated computers went into operation on June 1st, 1890, the 2016 International Steampunk Symposium is accepting vendor applications, and Phoebe Darqueling gave us a review of Professor Elemental’s book Letters Between Gentlemen.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

On June 2nd, 1896 Marconi patented the radio, Phoebe Darqueling gave us a review of the film The Illusionist, and we looked back with a mix of nostalgia and dread at the Pandoracon 2013 Labyrinth.

Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

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June 3rd, 1862 saw a 3000+ person riot in an English grave yard, Dr. Pembroke reviewed the upcoming Mr. Holmes movie starring Sir Ian McKellan as the Great Detective, and we made the first of our Midsummer Masquerade act reveals with Curse of Cassandra.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

On June 4th, 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison lost her life for the cause, M. Leigh Hood presented us with the proof of concept short for Aether: The Rise of Specter, and we published the third of a series of essays on Mad Max by looking at “The Madness of Max.”

Friday, June 5th, 2015

June 5th, 1862 saw the Treaty of Saigon and the subsequent rebellion of Trương Định, M. Leigh Hood offered a crafting lesson in making masks for the upcoming Midsummer Masquerade, and Ofeibea Loveless presented us with several community service projects from Steampunk airships helping the community at large.

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Chicago’s “L” train line began public operation on June 6th, 1892, we added the Pickled Brothers Circus to the entertainment line up for the 2015 Midsummer Masquerade, and Calamity Dawn fixed us a Negroni to drink from her extensive drinks cabinet of recipes.

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Gandhi began his life of civil disobedience on June 7th, 1893, we had an except from An Unsubstantiated Chamber for our Sunday short story, and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

More about the Cincinnati Midsummer Masquerade, the results from that survey that we forgot to share, more book and film reviews, and tips on how to stay cool for a Steampunk Summer!


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