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 Entertainment – Sir Reginald Pikedevant

One of the top Chap Hop artists in the world, Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire first rose to the notice of the Steampunk community with his humorous YouTube music video, “Just Glue Some Gears on It (and Call It Steampunk)”, which now has over 800,000 views.

Symposium Entertainment – Ray Price (Stand Up Comic)

Ray Price is a rare find in comedy today. This sometimes cerebral, sometimes self-deprecating, but always funny guy makes an impression from his first appearance on stage. Hot, handsome, and sexy? Not Ray Price! He is three hundred plus pounds of alpha geek/computer nerd fun! Ray’s own description of himself as, “the funniest wizard ever […]

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 Entertainment – AUTOMATON

Cincinnati’s own AUTOMATON is a Steampunk metal band. The musicians are characters who prepare for conflict in an aggressive new wave of traditional metal sound mixed with folk and power metal spirit. They bring a large-scale rock show complete with storytelling, humor, costume, debauchery, and catchy melodies that welcome the most staunch metalheads as well […]

Symposium Session – Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy in Steampunk

Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy in Steampunk Presented by Leanna Renee Hieber. Penny Dreadful? Crimson Peak? There are delicious dark and stormy nights haunting Steampunk in Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy clothes. Let’s talk about the 18th century literary tropes we keep reinventing.

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 […]

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