International Steampunk Symposium

16 Weeks until Symposium 2019

There are 16 WEEKS until the Symposium . . . which mean we are drawing closer to the just THREE...
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16 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

Guest Maker – Art Millican Jr.

For the 2019 International Steampunk Symposium we are excited to introduce a special guest who is revered by many of...
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Guest Maker – Art Millican Jr.

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!

Payne Relief Massage

Payne Relief Massage returns to the Symposium this March. Conventions can be exhausting with all of the events and happenings every day, so Payne Relief Massage provides an excellent opportunity for you to take some time and relax. They have been at the International Steampunk Symposium since its debut in 2012, and we are excited that they […]

The Leviathan by Adam Koehler

The Beast Created as a war machine for the German naval fleet, the Leviathan is a mechanical monster resembling an ancient prehistoric fish. With a length of approximately 15 meters and a height of 6 meters it is much smaller than many of the other submarines in service. Because of its smaller size, it is […]

Eminent Pigeon Fanciers: How Everyday Victorians Contributed to Science

Learn how pigeon breeders, fern collectors, butterfly enthusiasts, and more contributed to scientific knowledge in the nineteenth century and how you can follow in their footsteps. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Dr. Renea Frey The study of Natural History was a popular past time in the Victorian era, inspiring everyday people to explore, collect, and […]

ICOSA Gameworks

ICOSA Gameworks returns to the Symposium this March.   ICOSA is a Cincy-based indie game company focusing on Steampunk RPGs and card games. Pure Steam is our flagship product line, offering Steampunk Americana roleplaying for the Pathfinder RPG, coming soon for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and Pathfinder 2.0. Some refer to our Appalachian aesthetic as ‘coalpunk.’ […]

16 Weeks until Symposium 2019

There are 16 WEEKS until the Symposium . . . which mean we are drawing closer to the just THREE MONTHS mark! On Monday we announced that our Literary Guest of Honor for 2019 is Robyn Bennis, author of The Guns Above and By Fire Above.   Tuesday we announced the Order of Persephone project, a volunteer program aimed […]

The Art of Capoeira

Presented at Symposium 2019 by Dan Tres OMi Dan Tres OMi of Capoeira Dayton will lead a hands-on capoeira workshop. Participants will learn about the history and sounds of capoeira as well as some basic movements of this Afro-Brazilian martial arts style before practicing what they picked up on each other!   Dan Tres OMi, […]

Rosswyvern Press

Rosswyvern Press offers original Steampunk books from various independent authors.  They originally formed in 2011 as a primarily non-fiction small press based around medical and scientific topics. When the press changed hands in 2012 they changed their publishing interests to: science fiction fantasy, both high and urban steampunk/ alternative fiction non-mainstream fiction horror mystery paranormal romance Geoffrey […]

The Order of Persephone

The International Steampunk Symposium remains dedicated to making this convention as safe and enjoyable as we can. We have a comprehensive set of Safety Rules, our staff and volunteers are easy to spot with the orange sashes, and we have several other procedures in place, but we are constantly vigilant in our efforts to make the […]

Building an Inexpensive Teapot Racer

Join us as we build an inexpensive teapot racer in under an hour. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Casimir Budzinski (Mr. Squeakers) Learn how to take an inexpensive RC car and turn it into a Teapot Racer! During the panel we will build an RC teapot racer and have it ready to race in less […]