Sunday Summary – September 27th, 2015

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So what did you miss this week?

This week we celebrated the birthday of Steampunk founding father H.G. Wells, got reports from Steampunk Salons in Richmond, VA and Lansing, MI, gave away money in the form of PandoraCred, helped crowdfund Steampunk projects, looked at the latest video games being adapted into films, and a whole bunch more . . .

Monday, September 21st, 2015

September 21st, 1866 brought baby H.G. Wells into the world, Lucretia Strange looked at The Tragic Life of Elizabeth I, and Phoebe Darqueling reviewed Kit Cox’s book The Monster Hunter

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

On September 22nd, 1823 the Mormon faith was born, M. Leigh Hood reported on a project in the United States to build a Middle Earth hobbit shire, and CaelynTek brought us news of the new Richmond Steampunk Salon in Virginia.

Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

On September 23rd, 1889 we saw how a 17th century Japanese ban on card games actually led to the formation of Nintendo and the rest is Donkey Kong history, Dr. Pembroke informed us of Leeches and Lightning – The Tempest Prognosticator, we started handing out PandoraCred and explained its value at Pandoracon 2016, and The Uncommon Geek brought is Episode 59 of their podcast where they looked at gaming consoles versus PCs.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

September 24th, 1852 witnessed the flight of the first steam-powered airship, Phoebe Darqueling brought us her monthly Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup, and we discovered the cyberpunk music video “Eighth Day” from the 1980 film Breaking Glass that might have been a big influence on the look of both Tron and Blade Runner

Friday, September 25th, 2015

On September 25th, 1929Jimmy Doolittle performed the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible, Chris Pavesic reported on the latest films being adapted from video games including Borderlands and World of Warcraft, and we noticed that Nerf has finally embraced its Steampunk nature.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

September 26th, 1872 marks the opening of the Shriners Temple (called Mecca) in New York City, Cindy Spencer Pape gave us a report from the Capitol City Steampunk Salon in Lansing, MI, and we heralded the coming our exciting new Steampunk serial.

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

September 27th, 1825 saw the world’s first public railway to use steam locomotives, we began the first leg of the journey on our epic new serial Wheelworks by KT Sebastian, and then it was time for the Sunday Summary 🙂

Coming Next Week . . .

. . . we look at why people are so negative about Doctor Who‘s companion Clara, we begin to reveal more about the upcoming 2016 International Steampunk Symposium, details about the latest season of Doctor Who, more music, and more general dorkory!


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