There are 33 WEEKS until the Symposium . . . and here are a few new things!
Valentine Wolfe returns!
In 2016 they graced the International Steampunk Symposium stage, and for 2019 we are excited to announce that Valentine Wolfe will be once again be playing at the Symposium!
Valentine Wolfe is a gothic metal duo blending the ethereal soprano vocals of Sarah Black and the thunderous roar of Braxton’s electric upright bass to evoke the imaginary soundscape of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.
In addition to their gothic metal stylings, their eclectic musical interests have afforded them multiple opportunities to broaden their musical horizons in recent years, having been contracted to lend their unique sound to theatre productions; composing and performing the scores for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest (Warehouse Theater), The Winter’s Tale (Furman University), and Twelfth Night (The Distracted Globe), the voice of The Angel in the Warehouse Theater’s production of Angels in America, silent films such as Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and short horror films.
Drawing inspiration from all things macabre, including literature, poetry, and history, they follow the back alleys of streets lit with yellowed gas lamps, casting shadows long against the walls; where Jack the Ripper stalked his victims, where Dracula walked with Mina. Together they’ve provided the drama and the grandeur of the gothic at conventions all up and down the East Coast.
Their most recent release, The Elegiac Repose, 9 death positive songs about mourning, loss, and grief, was profiled on Death and the Maiden (deadmaidens.com) and supported by a grant from Greenville, SC’s Metropolitan Arts Council.
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 . . .
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.
- 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 . . .