Ladies & Gentlemen, we are barely over this year’s International Steampunk Symposium, but planning is already underway for the 2018 Symposium, including the availability of guest rooms at the host hotel! For April 27th to 29th, 2018, the Symposium will be held at the Ramada Plaza located at 11320 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. Rooms in the […]
The Steampunk Olympics kicked off on Saturday with the mandatory training for Umbrella fencing, followed by Nerf Duelling, Penny Farthing races, Croquet, and Dirigible races. The costume contest also took place, with results covered separately. Umbrella Fencing “This is a bad idea” is the official motto of Umbrella Fencing, which is why it was scheduled […]
Mandisa Njeri, captain of Her Royal Airship Ashanti, hosted a lively panel on parlor games during the symposium’s first day of programming. She said she was inspired to research more games after attending a parlor game night at the home of Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski and Gintia Peaseblossom last year. Parlor games are meant to […]
A Message from our Olympics Games Master Don Dodson III. Greetings and Salutations! I am the Head Official for this year’s Steampunk Olympics and wanted to share some of my excitement about upcoming event. First, I want to thank everyone who has participated and those who are working diligently behind the scenes to bring the games […]
HMAS Dauntless hails from Columbus, Ohio, and is a group of fine ladies and gents with talent in both building and costuming and great senses of humor. You can’t hang around this group for long without laughter happening! The Dauntless has entered the Symposium Games in years past, putting in a solid effort, with wins […]
Breakfast ~ $12++ ~ 7AM to 11AM. Selection of Chilled Juices Fresh Assorted Cut Fruit Individual Flavored Yogurt with Granola Breakfast Pastries and Muffins Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs Country Style Home Fries Bacon & Sausage Links Stewed Tomato Baked Beans Biscuits with Butter, Jam, and Jelly Beverage Choice Lunch Buffet ~ $9.95++ ~ 12PM to […]
ebony Echo finessa descant I To be on Exhibition at the 2017 International Steampunk Symposium. Echo is believed by many to be a gilded music box automaton. One that performs numerous gestures with song, and capable of independent mobility. Interacts freely and safely with Humans of all ages. Seems to enjoy playing with children when […]
Pass/Fail. Presented by Ashley Rogers. Pass/Fail is a one person show written and performed by Ashley Lauren Rogers. “Through stand up comedy and video segments, Ashley Lauren Rogers tackles the pervasive nature of passing privilege within transgender circles by analyzing her own failures… or instances of “not passing,” in life.