Fans and Flowers Workshop

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Fans and flowers provided! Up your flirting skills with some archaic tips and tricks from days gone by. Presented at Symposium 2019 by M. Leigh Hood Victorian love languages are steeped in myth and romance. Last year, we dug into the history. This year, we’re going to get our hands dirty. Learn to signal your […]

How Victorian Romanticism Created Steampunk

There are many kinds of “punk,” but few have caught on like steampunk. Why? Enjoy a presentation and discussion about the parallels between Victorian/1800’s romanticism and our present day obsession with an era long past. M. Leigh Hood is a rare beast of the Cincinnati wilderness typically preoccupied with writing, nerding, and filming.     […]

Haunted Cincinnati

Cincinnati is old enough to have some truly gruesome secrets. Learn all about Cincinnati’s scariest spots, including our notorious Music Hall. Explore the true stories, urban myths, and bizarre locations that have given Cincinnati its mixed reputation. M. Leigh Hood is a rare beast of the Cincinnati wilderness typically preoccupied with writing, nerding, and filming. […]

Secret Languages of Victorian Romance: Fans and Flowers

Learn to flirt silently across a room, or break up, with a bouquet! Fans are very practical, especially if you’re arranging for a tryst later on. Make sure you aren’t insulting your beloved with the wrong flowers! We’ll review the history and practical application of these antique modes of expression. Bring your own fan! M. […]