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.     […]

Introduction to Steampunk

Whether completely new to Steampunk, or just looking for a refresher, this presentation is a welcome and orientation to the basics of Steampunk and the International Steampunk Symposium. Learn about some of the history, the tropes, different archetypes, and most of all that there is no correct way to be a Steampunk . . . […]

Drugs in the Victorian Age

Cocaine! Opium! Arsenic! And other such delights! Certain drugs, that are typically now considered illegal, harmful, or taboo, were once heralded as a marvel of modern science. Join us for a trip to the Victorian apothecary as we explore the misguided drug use of Victorian England and the Western world of the 1800’s. Dr. Melanie Carlson (AKA […]

“Nevermore” – An Original Series

Nevermore is a proposed network/online streaming original science fiction series that involves Steampunk and Edgar Allan Poe. Storyline, character outlines, and filming locations will all be included in this presentation, as well as how a story goes from concept to an on screen program. Series creator and writer, filmmaker Tom Dallis, discusses the series and […]

Introduction to Steampunk

Whether completely new to Steampunk, or just looking for a refresher, this presentation is a welcome and orientation to the basics of Steampunk and the International Steampunk Symposium. Learn about some of the history, the tropes, different archetypes, and most of all that there is no correct way to be a Steampunk . . . […]