30 Weeks until Symposium 2019

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There are 30 WEEKS until the Symposium . . . and here are a few new things!

Can you solve the mystery?

At the start of August we announced that Mind’s Eye Society would be joining the Symposium to bring a LARP (Live Action Role Playing) game to the convention, and since then the immersive game planning has been coming together at a rapid rate with the formation of the Symposium LARP Troupe!

We can’t give too much away about the story at this time, but we can share the basic outline of what to expect.

During Opening Ceremonies a mystery will be revealed, and for those willing to take on the role of investigator a series of puzzles and clues will lead you through adventure to solve the mystery.

Most of the detective work will occur on the Saturday of the convention in a series of chapters that take you deeper and deeper into the storyline. Some clues will be posted throughout the convention space, and some clues will lead you find a variety of characters from whom you will get even more clues to help you move closer to the right answers. Saturday’s chapters will work up to a fully immersive LARP session with Mind’s Eye Society for those investigators wanting to find bonus clues.

Saturday night, and Sunday morning, investigators can submit their findings to the Games Master, indicating who committed the crime, why they did it, and the location of the crime. Investigators with the correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a weekend badge to the 2020 Symposium, and will be invited to come up on the stage during Closing Ceremonies to reveal the answers to the mystery.

We have the plot line of game, we have the mechanics of the game, we have our cast of suspects, but to keep the suspense of the game we must remain vague for now . . . however, closer to the Symposium we will start revealing more of what to expect from our LARP mystery game ūüôā

Design Contest

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.

Click HERE to learn more about the contest and how to enter.



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 . . . 


If you would like to present any panels, workshops, or other sessions at the Symposium, then please submit a proposal with our Presenter Application


Currently the Symposium is accepting applications from vendors wishing to be at the 2019 Symposium.

Read more about vending and apply HERE

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 . . .

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