International Steampunk Symposium

10 Weeks until Symposium 2019

There are now just 10 WEEKS left until the Symposium . . . this week we've added a few more panels to...
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10 Weeks until Symposium 2019

Guest Author – Robyn Bennis

The International Steampunk Symposium is excited to have Robyn Bennis, author of The Guns Above and By Fire Above, as our 2019 Guest of Honor Author....
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Guest Author – Robyn Bennis

Frenchy & the Punk Return to the Symposium!

We are thrilled to announce that the dynamic duo known as Frenchy & the Punk are returning to the Symposium...
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Frenchy & the Punk Return to the Symposium!

Premium Tickets for Symposium 2019

More recently, a significant number of Symposium attendees have been asking about how they can be more supportive of the...
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Premium Tickets for Symposium 2019

Symposium Costume Contest

You work hard to perfect your Steampunk look . . . come show it off at the Symposium Costume Contest. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Paige Cordano   2019 International Steampunk Symposium Costume Contest Guidelines Welcome to the 2019 Symposium Costume Contest! Registration and pre-judging for the contest will take place from 1pm – 2pm […]

Grandiloquent Concinnity: Revivifying a Moribund Linguistic Culture in a Most Agreeably Divertive Fashion.

A general discourse regarding the quotidian utilization of grandiloquent words with a greater degree of concinnity (studied harmony or elegance of literary style) so as to eschew obfuscation wherever possible. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Jason Travis Ott This being a general discourse regarding the quotidian utilization of grandiloquent words with a greater degree of […]

Steamtastic Beasts Contest

This week we present to you the Steamtastic Beasts that have made it through to the final round in which we want you to pick the “Beast in Show” You can learn more about the Beast and its artist by clicking on the image, and when you have decided upon your favorite, simply cast your […]

Leather Crafting Workshop

Learn how to get started on your own leather costuming, props, and accessories. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Tandy Leather Since 1919, Tandy Leather has been the resource for generations of leather crafters, providing quality leather, tools, hardware, kits and teaching resources. They carry all of the supplies you need for leather crafting projects such as holsters, […]

Mad Scientist Workshop

Learn how to add a bit more spark to your creations with this hands on electronics lab. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Reid Minnich Make electronic circuits with the help of an experienced instructor. You’ll learn how to make sounds and flashing lights. All parts are provided.   Reid Minnich is a Sci-fi writer, maker of […]

10 Weeks until Symposium 2019

There are now just 10 WEEKS left until the Symposium . . . this week we’ve added a few more panels to the list, but we are on the verge of the tipping point, and in the weeks to come there will be a rush of details regarding the Symposium . . . brace yourself! Presentations This […]

Brace Yourself! Make Your Very Own Preposterous Steampunk Bracer

A make and take workshop for Steampunk Bracers. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Professor Cornelius Zowski & Lady Jacqueline Zowski Panel participants will create their very own Steampunk preposterous arm bracer from thrift-store finds, nut, screws, bolts, hot glue, and their imaginations. This panel is presented by two special education teachers. This is a make a […]

Victorian Salon Writing Games

Come explore and play some salon writing and drawing games from the Victorian Era. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Nyx Grabe In this writing workshop, we will explore writing and drawing games of Victorian salons and workshop their history and will play some of them. We will also see how these games can fire our […]

Steamfunk!

Black Americans talk about creating steampunk characters that are empowered by re-imagined historical narratives. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Ofeibea Loveless, Teal Bowen, & Cassandra L. Jones, Ph.D. This panel will focus on how black American cosplayers/steampunks see themselves in and operate inside of the steampunk genre, and discuss show re-imagining the country’s antebellum past can […]