Symposium Games & Contests – Ladies’ Pinup Contest

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Ladies’ Pinup Contest—The Pawn Becomes Queen

“’But how can it have got there without my knowing it?’ she said to herself, as she lifted it off, and set it on her lap to make out what it could possibly be. It was a golden crown.”

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Every pawn deserves the chance to be a queen! Will YOU be the pinup queen for this year’s Symposium Pinup Contest? But it’s not just looks, it’s also TALENT. Can you crush a man’s head with your thighs like last year’s winner? Come show off your talent and other “assets” for our judges and someone will earn their own golden crown (plus some other fun prizes) at our 3rd annual pinup contest. The winner will be crowned by last year’s reigning queen, Tess La Coil! The contest will produce a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner and points will be awarded to each.


Any lady (adults only please) is welcome to participate in the contest, whether associated with an airship or not. HOWEVER, if you are not part of an airship, one of the competing airships may try and convince you to join afterwards, and therefore earn your points. This year only one set of points will be available per competition. If the winners are not part of an airship or not convinced to join one, the points go unawarded to any airship. Airships will have until 3:30pm on Sunday at the convention to claim an unaffiliated winner. The winner must announce his decision to join an airship, in person, to the Games’ MC (Peter B. Slayer) before that time.

Pinup Contest Rules:

  • Contestants must identify as female to participate, and be over 18 years old.
  • Contestants must prepare a talent, to last no more than 2 minutes in length. This can be a song, monologue—whatever you’re good at! We’ve had clog dancing, hula hooping, and the aforementioned head crushing. The talent will be timed and you will be stopped at the 2 minute mark.
  • The talent must not involve any danger to the contestant or audience members. Use of fire, sharp weapons or anything of the sort will not be permitted.
  • Any outfit is acceptable, but please keep in mind that there may be children in the audience, so no nudity is permitted.
  • Talents should also be family friendly due to children in the audience (no burlesque, please!)
  • Contestants should prepare a short introduction for themselves and their talent.
  • Contestants must be willing to be photographed during and after the event by a Symposium photographer.
  • Do remember, this is not just about beauty—it’s more about talent, fun and showmanship— and the judges pick the winners accordingly. So please do not feel like you can’t participate because you aren’t “pretty” enough! You’re prettier than you think—trust us 🙂

Victory Points for the Pinup Contest:

  • 1st Place = 30 Points
  • 2nd Place = 20 Points
  • 3rd Place = 10 Points

Sign Up for the Contest HERE


To officially register your Airship or Steampunk Group in the Symposium Games, open the link below, and enter the chance to win glory, prizes, the Symposium Trophy, and four weekend badges to 2017 International Steampunk Symposium

2016 Airship Registration

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