International Steampunk Symposium

Princesses of Mars

It's been a couple of weeks since the Symposium ventured into the "Weird West," and now the countdown has begun...
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Princesses of Mars

Princesses of Mars

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Symposium ventured into the “Weird West,” and now the countdown has begun to June 9th-11th, 2023 for its mission to the red planet to adventure with “The Princesses of Mars.” –

Leather Working Q & A

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program invites you to ask our experts anything you’ve wanted to know about working with leather. Presented by Leah Blaydon & Steve Blaydon. Want to get started in leather but don’t know how? Already started playing with leather but now you have questions? Come and ask our panel of experts! We will […]

Confidence Out of Costume

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program invites you to learn how you can bring the confidence you feel at conventions into your daily life. Presented by Leah Blaydon & Steve Blaydon. Learn how you can bring the confidence you feel at conventions into your daily life. Stories of personal experience, tools and tips, and an open discussion […]

Building a Wild West Arcade Cabinet

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program is joined by Steampunk Maker Brett King who will show how he built a steampunk Wild-West themed arcade cabinet. Presented by Brett King. Maker Brett King will show how he designed and built his COVID project, a steampunk Wild-West themed arcade cabinet, inspired by penny arcade machines of the past. Brett […]

Frenchy and the Punk’s Batfrog Habitat Art Installation

This March, the Symposium will play host to Frenchy and the Punk’s amazing sensory art installation piece that is like Avatar meets the Jungle, with “batfrogs,” vines, leaves and sounds; it’s very botanical. Presented by Frenchy and the Punk. The Batfrog became the symbol of the musical duo Frenchy and the Punk (Samantha Stephenson and Scott […]

Make a Medal (13+)

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program and Design by Night Accessories invites you create a steampunk badge using vintage finds, charms and more. Presented by Kolleen Kilduff from Design by Night Accessories. $10 session fee for materials (paid upon arrival at the workshop). Create a steampunk badge with help from craft expert Kolleen from Design by Night […]

Building Character – How to Develop Your Steampunk “Self”

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program invites you to meet with “The Baroness” and discuss how to build a Steampunk persona that fits you! Presented by The Baroness (played by Donna McClaren) So – this Steampunk thing? How do all of these people come up with character backgrounds that just seem like a part of them […]

Art of the West: Cowboys, Indians, and the Great Outdoors in American Art

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program reflects upon how the Wild West has long been a subject of fascination for American artists. Presented by Fiona Finnigan. The Wild West has long been a subject of fascination for Americans and American artist. The rugged beauty if its landscapes and rough freedom of its inhabitants fascinated people living […]

You are the Doctor

The Steampunk Symposium 2022 Program invites Doctor Who fans to contemplate and demonstrate the NEXT Doctor. Presented by Thom Truelove. Thom Truelove is an author and graphic artist whose inspirations range from ancient mythology to current science fiction. In storytelling – as well as in the presentation of carefully curated artifacts for adoption – his approach […]