Pandoracon Panel – 19th Century Fortune Telling Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Correction on the Lenormand cards – while they were based on Mlle. Lenormands reading style, she used playing cards and the cards were neither used nor developed by Mlle. Lenormand Robert allowed the audience to look at, play with, fondle, his cards as well. Palmistry

Pandoracon Panel – 19th Century Fortune Telling Part 1

Robert Scott, psychic and paranormal writer for the Pandora Society, presented on 19th Century Fortune Telling Saturday, November 12th at Pandoracon.

Jane Austen’s Dream Home is Yours to Rent

If you’ve ever dreamed of lodging in a twelve-bedroom, 18th Century mansion that inspired one of English literature’s greatest novels, you should consider renting Goodnestone.

This Week in History – July 11th to 17th

This week the Pandora Society Bureau of Time Travel has collected a handful of historical events from each day of this week in the hopes of inspiring some writer to pen the next great Steampunk novel. July 11th 1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 1895 – Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate […]

Music Hall: Cincinnati’s Corpse-Ridden Not-So-Secret

The Pandora Society’s very own Cincinnati has been in the news a lot lately, and while very few locals are especially surprised by reports of human remains uncovered during renovation of a local landmark, it does offer a marvelous opportunity to go spelunking into one of the city’s most macabre treasures: the history of Music […]

This Week in History – April 18th to 24th

Starting this week “Today in History” is taking a shift to become “This Week in History,” a brief overview of some of the historical events that were happening this week that might be good inspiration for a Steampunk, Dieselpunk, or some other kind of retro-futuristic novel or short story.

April 16th, 1912 – Woman Flies Across English Channel!

Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot’s certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot’s license in the United States. In 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

April 11th, 1908 – Germans Launch Armored Cruiser!

SMS Blücher was the last armored cruiser built by the German Empire. She was designed to match what German intelligence incorrectly believed to be the specifications of the British Invincible-class battlecruisers. Blücher was larger than preceding armored cruisers and carried more heavy guns, but was unable to match the size and armament of the battlecruisers which […]

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