Queering Steampunk (18+)

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A whirlwind tour through historical queers and queer steampunk. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Bay Gaillard Ever wonder about historical queer folks? Keen to find out what people are doing to queer the genre of Steampunk? Come find out!   Bay Gaillard writes erotica under the pen name Dominique Rothford and non-erotic short fiction under the pen […]

The Queen City’s Cocktail (21+)

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Presented at Symposium 2019 by Baba Teddy In an homage to Bloody Imogene Remus (The Moonshiner’s Wife) and a reimagining of the (in)famous Cincinnati Chili, Baba Teddy and the Eastgate Holiday Inn bar staff prepare some original cocktails.   Baba Teddy (Ted Jauw) is a keeper of ‘Hidden History’. Especially the kind that intersects with […]

Industrious Empires

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Let’s explore the rise and fall of empires around their own industrial revolutions. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Andre M. Mahdi With each iteration of new technology countries, nations, and even kingdoms rise and fall at the whim of the inventions and inventors. We are going to discuss the change of nations across the world […]

Meanwhile . . . In Brazil

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South America bound, a glimpse into the history of their Industrial Revolution. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Andre M. Mahdi The focus of the industrial revolution tends to be around the United States and some parts of Europe. The heart of the age beats in England, but what is happening in the rest of the […]

The Science of Harry Potter

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Can we use magic, to help us want to understand the science around us? Presented at Symposium 2019 by Andre M. Mahdi With the help of Roger Highfield’s book “The Science of Harry Potter” we will discuss magic and it’s ability to make us wonder about what is possible. Most would assume the magic from […]

Monster Hunting 101

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Facts and tips for identifying and fighting the local Para-fauna. Presented at Symposium 2019 by Nathan Shrider Are you plagued by things that go bump in the night? This session will provide all the necessary information needed to identify, contain, and expunge some of the most prolific creatures in North America.   Nathan Shrider is a […]