Teapot Racing

Use your remote controlled teapot to get to the tea party on time. But BEWARE, there are obstacles in the way, so your racer must be prepared to navigate and handle well. If you handle your racer poorly, you could end up with a broken teapot! The course will contain a number of hazards that […]

Bocce Ball

There are many versions of the rules for Bocce, some that are very complicated and specific, and some that are simpler for those who just like to play. Because of time constraints and space limitations, we’ve chosen a simpler set of the rules for use at the Steampunk Olympics. We will set up two Bocce […]

Dirigible Race

If you want to win, you must have you must have a sturdy airship, with a stunning design and deft hand at the controls. The RC Dirigible Race can be raced with one of two options: Ready to fly RC Blimps (you can search online at Amazon for suppliers) or you can make your own. […]

Nerf Dueling

Duelists will face off in a single-elimination tournament. A bracket will be created at the beginning of the event, so please be on time, as no participants can be added once the first shot is fired. The winner of a duel moves forward in the bracket, while the loser joins the spectators. The bracket will […]

Writing Relay

“Creativity without discipline will struggle, creativity with discipline will succeed.” ― Amit Kalantri Anyone can write, but can you write as part of a team? Finally, an Olympic event for writers and anyone with a creative drive. Teams of three will come together and compete in a timed competition to produce the most creative and engaging […]

Iron Tailor Competition

Teams will battle using needle and thread, hot glue, and a variety of tools to create a stunning steampunk outfit from thrift store clothing, cloth scraps, and ingenuity. The winning outfit will show both creativity and craftsmanship. Points will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Contestants: Any team of 3-4 people (aged 12 and up) is […]

Beard & Mustache Contest

Whiskers are amazing, and if you’ve got glorious whiskers of any sort, this is the place to show them off! Judges will be choosing winners in the categories of: Best Mustache Best Mustache/Beard Combination Best Themed Whiskers Anything goes in terms of creativity and decoration! This will not be a grooming competition—instead, contestants should have […]

Opening Ceremonies

Emilie P Bush hosts the Opening Ceremonies that mark the official start of the 2018 International Steampunk Symposium. Leanna Renee Hieber introduces the line up of guest authors. Peter Beerslayer and Don Dodson III introduce the line up of challenges in the 2018 Steampunk Olympiad, and our charity partner NAMI. Travis Fessler introduces the Symposium Entertainment […]

2017 Steampunk Olympics – Tea Dueling

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Tea Dueling. Presented by Peter Beerslayer & Don Dodson III. The noble art of Tea Dueling is a way for gentlemen and ladies to resolve their petty differences (and hair cutting comments) in a genteel manner. Provided that your biscuit reaches your mouth with a clean “Nom” after your opponent, you’ll have the self-satisfaction of knowing that […]