Teapot Racing at Tesla Con

My last event during Tesla Con last weekend was the teapot races. Twenty-seven cars and racers were there for the event, not to mention a large and appreciative crowd. I talked to a few racers who said they’d seen the event at the International Steampunk Symposium earlier this year and it inspired them to give […]

20 Very Good Reasons to Have Some Tea. Now.

While it is unlikely you need twenty good reasons to have a cup of tea, we couldn’t think of a particularly good reason you wouldn’t need twenty good reasons to have a cup of tea, either. So here we are. Put the kettle on, because you’re going to need it when we’re through.

Symposium Games & Contests – Tea Dueling

Tea Dueling The Mad Hatter’s Challenge “’Your hair wants cutting,’ said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech. ‘You should learn not to make personal remarks,’ Alice said with some severity; ‘it’s very rude.’” The noble art of tea dueling is a way […]

Symposium Games – Tea Duelling

As is customary with the Symposium Games, this year we will be holding a Tea Duelling tournament. Ms. Wilhemina Frame MAY be able to host again this year, let’s hope she can make it, otherwise the awesome Captain Anthony LaGrange and Sally Van Eycke will host in her stead. We will be using the rules provided […]

The Sacred Art of English Tea

No one can claim to be British, or Victorian, or Posh, without at least pretending to understand about tea. This is more difficult than most guess, however, especially for Americans. But if you’re truly going to bring back the glamour and elegance of the Victorian era into this new Steampunk world we’ve created then you […]

Tea at the Symposium

Could you possibly imagine a Steampunk convention without Afternoon Tea? Perhaps you could, but we certainly can not . . . which is why the International Steampunk Symposium is offering several opportunities to drink tea with friends and people who will become friends throughout the weekend.   For $20 per person (which includes tip and tax) […]

This Day in History – December 16th, 1773

When it comes to hot caffeinated beverages the historical dichotomy is that coffee is popular in the United State of America and that tea is popular in the United Kingdom.  The History of Coffee The first reference to coffee in the English language is in the form chaona, dated to 1598 and understood to be […]

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