Steampunk Olympiad

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The Steampunk Olympiad is the signature event of the International Steampunk Symposium in which airships and individuals from all across the country, and further, come together to compete in a series of eccentric contests. The Olympiad is our primary fundraiser for charity partner NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness).

For the 2018 Steampunk Olympiad the line up of contests are:


Friday, April 27th, 2018


Saturday, April 28th, 2018

  • Croquet ~ 10AM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)
  • Nerf Dueling ~ 12PM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)
  • Penny Farthing ~ 2PM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)
  • Dirigible Races ~ 4PM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)


Sunday, April 29th, 2018

  • Bocce Ball ~ 10AM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)
  • Teapot Races ~ 12PM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)
  • Tea Dueling ~ 2PM ~ Patriot South (Main Stage)


Individual Contestants

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).


Registered Airships

You do not need to be a member of a registered airship, or group, to enter as an individual into the Steampunk Olympiad, however, only registered airships can use their Victory Points to compete for the Steampunk Olympiad Trophy and four weekend badges to the 2019 Symposium.

There are also some other perks that come from having your airship, or group, officially registered with the Symposium:

  • Custom discount code that saves their crew 10% off regular tickets
    (plus additional discounts)
  • 2 foot by 2 foot vinyl banner of the ship’s logo
  • Box of 1,000 business cards to promote the group

Official Airship Registration has a one time fee of $35, and airships only need register once; after that the group is automatically listed each year as a contender in the Steampunk Olympiad.

Please note entry into individual Steampunk Olympiad events still requires a $5 donation to NAMI, but registered airships are able to collect their points to contend for the trophy.

To learn more, and register, please email


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