THREE Weeks until Symposium 2019

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There are now just THREE WEEKS left until the Symposium!

But there is still time to buy your tickets!


Gandersnitch the Goblin returns!

Gandersnitch the Goblin (pictured above), the Banished Barber of Goblonia, has been declared by some to be the 9th wonder of the world . . . and for 2019 he will be roaming the halls of the Cincinnatus Academy of Science & Sorcery, and causing mischief at the International Steampunk Symposium

Since 2009 he has been found at faires and festivals across the country, from Oregon, to New York, to Kentucky and many points between. There he entertains the masses with his unique brand of goblin humor and questionable antics. He has told tales for children, spun poetry for adults, hosted unfortunate tea parties, and flirted shamelessly with girls from Romania (which is evidently right next to his home country of Goblonia.)

In 2012 he discovered the steampunk scene, and quickly established himself as a pillar of impropriety among the ranks of tiny top hats, corsets, and kilts. A year later, the more mainstream comic book, geek, and gaming conventions followed, proving a perfect place to blend in like a sore thumb among all the other weirdos. In recent years he has peddled his Snake Oil Comedy Show, hosted his Bloody Brilliant Talk Show, conducted for the prestigious Goblonian National Volunteer Orchestra, and even been coaxed into the occasional Goblin Burlesque.

He has also authored and produced multiple books and an audiobook, co-hosted the Goblin Talk podcast, created “The Wÿrld Today” video podcast, been kicked out of a major retail chain for looking strange and suspicious, and has been awarded such honors as “The Most Off the Cob Attendee” and a possible winner of the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes!

You can find out more about Gandersnitch the Goblin and his creator at:

Gandersnitch with be hosting the Symposium Variety Show on the main stage in the Ferrara Room Saturday night at 7:00 PM.


Airship Registration

Anyone may enter a Steampunk Olympiad contest by registering at the NAMI table near the arena. To enter an individual event, we ask that each registrant make a $5 (or more) charitable donation per event; this money is handled by and goes directly to our partner NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Those wanting to enter their Airship or group into the Olympiad need to report to Don Dodson and the Airship Registration table on the Upper Terrace during the Tea Stroll (Friday, 4pm to 6pm).


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