Troupe Roja

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Troupe Roja returns to the Symposium for 2019! Troupe Roja is Dayton’s only professional multi-award winning Middle Eastern dance troupe that performs styles ranging from folkloric to fusion. Lead by Director Zattana Al-Naseem, the troupe performs at many events all over the Miami Valley area and beyond. They are an innovative troupe known for their […]

Ask the Authors

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Our multi-published, professional Featured Literary Guests, moderated by Leanna Renee Hieber, facilitate a community driven discussion about publishing, answering questions on process and product, craft and advice on living your best creative life.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of […]

Small Press and Indie Publishing: Advice and Strategy

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Panelists discuss the pros and cons of independent and small press publishing in a competitive marketplace.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale […]

Oddity (A Staged Reading)

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Ashley Lauren Rogers A transgender man, known only as Professor, wakes up in a research facility deep within the center of the Earth. He only vaguely knows that he’s there to research a horrifying and violent incident that led to the deaths of all researchers within the facility.  As he […]

Writing Steampunk 101

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Literary Guests facilitate a how-to about the process and pitfalls of writing in the genre.   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of […]

Lit Track After Dark: Ghost Stories!

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Our Esteemed Lit Track Guests tell a real or fictionalghost story and discuss what keeps us hooked on tales of the dead!   Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and award-winning bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful […]

Read Your Favorite Page!

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Robyn Bennis, Leanna Renee Hieber, & Friends Our Esteemed Lit Track Guests read a few titillating tidbits from their latest projects, guaranteed to whet appetites and ignite the mind!   Robyn Bennis. author of The Guns Above and By Fire Above, has a colorful scientific background with research and development involving human gene expression, neural connectomics, […]

Robyn Bennis Feature Hour

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Robyn Bennis & Leanna Renee Hieber Join Steampunk Symposium Resident Author, actress and Leanna Renee Hieber for a joyful, lively discussion with our Featured Literary guest Robyn Bennis, acclaimed author of Tor’s The Guns Above series. A Q&A will feature writing advice, insights into process, creative tips and a book […]

SCOWL “Cry for the Moon” – The Cincinnati Challenge!

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FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! Are you ready for Steampunk themed beastly stage combat from SCOWL?! After so many attacks, London Jack realizes that this fight is personal!   SCOWL is a New York City based, action-packed theatrical presentation combining stage combat choreography, acrobatics, and mixed media to create queer and trans inclusive theatrical performance with a […]

SCOWL “Cry for the Moon” – London Jack’s Revenge?

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FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! Are you ready for Steampunk themed beastly stage combat from SCOWL?! Today London Jack swears revenge on Carmella Hellmont . . .   SCOWL is a New York City based, action-packed theatrical presentation combining stage combat choreography, acrobatics, and mixed media to create queer and trans inclusive theatrical performance with a sports […]

SCOWL “Cry for the Moon” – London Jack Responds

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FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! Are you ready for Steampunk themed beastly stage combat from SCOWL?! Today we hear London Jack’s response to the beast hunter Carmilla Hellmont’s threats . . .   SCOWL is a New York City based, action-packed theatrical presentation combining stage combat choreography, acrobatics, and mixed media to create queer and trans inclusive […]