Interview with Aloysius Fox!

I got a chance to ask Aloysius Fox, the creator of the International Steampunk Symposium and, a few questions about the con and his background during this year’s Symposium. PD: Which came first, your love of Steampunk or your knowledge of large-scale event planning? AF: The love of Steampunk came first and then evolved […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Swimsuit Contest

Swimsuit Contest – The Walrus and The Carpenter’s Oysters “’O Oysters, come and walk with us!’ The Walrus did beseech. ‘A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk, Along the briny beach.’” It’s time for a pleasant walk along the briny beach with the Walrus and the Carpenter. Make sure you’re wearing your most flattering beach wear! Every oyster can […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Ladies’ Pinup Contest

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.” Every pawn deserves the chance to be a queen! Will YOU be the pinup […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Costume Contest

The Duchess’ Costume Contest “It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, ‘Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! Won’t she be savage if I’ve kept her […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Umbrella Fencing

Umbrella Fencing—the Lion and the Unicorn `I should win easy,’ said the Lion. `I’m not so sure of that,’ said the Unicorn. `Why, I beat you all round the town, you chicken!’ the Lion replied angrily, half getting up as he spoke. The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown. Are you the […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Beard and Mustache

Gentleman’s Beard and Mustache Competition—The White King’s Whiskers The King was saying, `I assure, you my dear, I turned cold to the very ends of my whiskers!’ To which the Queen replied, `You haven’t got any whiskers.’ Don’t be like the White King! Whiskers are amazing, and if you’ve got glorious whiskers of any sort, […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Splendid Teapot Racing

Splendid Teapot Racing – Race to the Tea Party “’In that direction,’ the Cat said, waving its right paw round, ‘lives a Hatter: and in other paw, ‘lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.’” Alice wants to visit the Tea Party, and what better way than to use a Splendid Teapot Racer! Use your […]

Symposium Games & Contests – Combat Croquet

The Queen of Hearts’s Combat Croquet “Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.’” Will you be […]

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