There are 28 WEEKS until the Symposium . . . only two more weeks to the half year mark . . . so what’s new?
Cincinnati Comic Expo
This weekend the International Steampunk Symposium will be joining the League of Cincinnati Steampunks to run the Ohio Steampunk Society table at the Cincinnati Comic Expo (September 14th to 16th, 2018).
If you are at the Expo, make sure to drop by Booth 146 and hang out with other Steampunks. Also we are presenting the History & Future of Steampunk panel at 3pm on Saturday (September 15th) in the Fandom Forever room; hopefully we can get Lady Mechanika (pictured above) creator Joe Benitez to join us on that panel as he will also be there this weekend.
Vendors & Programming
Work continues on vetting all the applications we received for vending and presenting at the Symposium.
We actually received about twice the number of vendor applications as we have spaces, so this year it is proving even more difficult to decide which vendors can join us for 2019. Given that we will have to say no to about 50% of the applicants, we are considering having some vendors alternate years so that we can continue to work with these fine artisans and also offer a rotating variety to Symposium attendees.
The 2019 program of panels, workshops, and other presentations is coming together nicely, and we are very excited about all the original and theme oriented presentations that have been submitted. We should be able to start revealing some of them at the start of next month 🙂
We would like to remind you our Design Contest and invited you to share your visions of Steamtastic Beasts with the Symposium. The artwork will be part of the interactive game which can be played separately, or as part of the LARP (as mentioned above), and there are prizes for the pieces selected for the convention.
If there are any rooms left in the host hotel block (last we heard there are three), please use the following information to book your room:
Block Name: Steampunk Symposium General Block
Block Code: STS
Booking Link: Steampunk Symposium 2019
To book your room, either call 513-752-4400 or book online with one of the above link.
Staff and Vendors, please note that there are separate blocks for you that will be opened closer to the show.
Details of extra hotels coming soon . . .
- We shall take a look at how Magic is joining Steam for the 2019 Symposium.
- Details of the return of the Costume Contest for 2019 with new hosts.
- Extra hotels added to the Symposium campus.
- More Entertainer announcements.
And other such delights . . .