43 Weeks until Symposium 2019

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There are 43 WEEKS until the Symposium . . . so what’s new?


For Symposium 2019, the Gaming Room will be located in Milan (see map below) for Scheduled Gaming throughout the weekend, but we are working on a second space for Open Gaming in the evenings.

At the 2018 Symposium we were honored to be part of the launch for the new game World of SMOG: The Rise of Moloch by giving demonstrations of this new Steampunk table top miniatures game, and giving away a copy in the NAMI raffle. We are already planning to schedule many more opportunities to play it in March 2019, but if you have yet to check out this new Steampunk board game YOU REALLY SHOULD! The game might only have a limited print run, and it really is the hidden gem of Steampunk for 2018.

Rise of Moloch is designed for 2 to 5 players, set in an alternate England, where magic and technology have taken an extraordinary turn. Playable as a campaign or solo adventures, the game puts one player in the position of the Nemesis, against the intrepid Gentlemen controlled by the other players trying to save the Crown. The game play is well structured, the world building is fantastic, and the miniatures are gorgeous!

To get an overview of the game, here is the promo video from when it was first announced on Kickstarter . . .

The game was released on April 27th, 2018 and currently is available for a discounted rate at Amazon, and no, we are not making a commission off of the game . . . we just love it that much, and feel confident that you will as well 🙂

Hotel Updates

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Those who attended the 2015 and 2016 Symposiums will recall the spacious lobby of the Holiday Inn Eastgate with its Lower Terrace and Upper Terrace, and the variety of panel rooms that surround them. As mentioned above, Gaming will be primarily in Milan, but we can also reveal that . . .

  • Main Stage will be in Ferrara
  • Vendor Hall will be in the combined Florence, Venice, and Rome halls
  • Steampunk Olympiad will be held on the Upper Terrace
  • Maker Room/Curiosities Exhibit will be in Sicily
  • Patron Lounge is in Athens
  • Children’s Programming is in Verona
  • Panel Rooms are Naples and Palermo
  • Classroom is Pompeii

Please note that over the course of the next 43 weeks this may be subject to changes.

As of May 31st, 2018, there are some rooms left in the General Block:

  • Doubles = 6 rooms available
  • Kings = 7 rooms available

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.

~ Additional hotels will be added within the next couple of weeks ~


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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