SIX more weeks until Steampunk Symposium 2020, the immersive convention that places YOU center stage of the action. Will you be the hero to solve the Mystery of the Gold Rush Ghouls? Will you win prizes and glory in the Steampunk Olympiad? Will you be able to choose what to do from the ever expanding schedule that awaits you next month? Whatever you do, we know that it’s going to be an unforgettable experience!
This Week’s Program Previews
This month and next month we continue to build the schedule of presentations, and here is a preview of some of what to expect at the 2020 Steampunk Symposium:
- The Wild Western Tea Frontier
- 1936 North American Heat Wave
- Classical Self-Defense for Classy People (18+)
- Pure Steam RPG
A broader list of confirmed presentations, special events, entertainment, and more can be found on our Program Page. To find out more about special guests, please visit our Featured Presenters list, and the Entertainment page.
Visit our Vendors & Exhibitors Page to see the full list of confirmed vendors for Symposium 2020.
Fleets & Airships
This week we continued to build our Airship Directory by adding the following Airships and Steampunk organizations:
We invite you to join our new Airship Directory by filling out out Airship Registration and letting us know more about your Airship or Steampunk organization.
Order Your Pins & T-Shirts
The limited edition Steampunk Symposium MMXX commemorative pin is available for pre-order (while stocks last), and the Steampunk Symposium “Weird West” T-shirt is available for pre-order until February 29th, 2020.
Hotel Block Update
At this time the Symposium host hotel Holiday Inn Eastgate room blocks are sold out, however, there is a Symposium block directly next door at the Fairfield Inn & Suites!
- Double Queens – $117/night (plus tax & fees)
- King Suites – $125/night (plus tax & fees)
Fairfield Inn & Suites amenities include:
- Hot Breakfast every morning
- WIFI throughout the entire hotel
- Free Parking
- Business Center Access
- 24-Hour Complementary Coffee
- 24-Hour Corner Market for purchasing
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Laundry Facility
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 4521 Eastgate Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45245
Call (513) 947-9402 to make your reservation.
Please note that the Fairfield Symposium Block is available for booking until February 26th, 2020; after this date the rates may vary.
Vendors, please note that there is a separate block for exhibitors at the Holiday Inn Eastgate to which rooms become available after vendor confirmation of being at Symposium 2020.
A Taste of the Weird West . . .
This week we remember a film that turns 21 this summer, but still causes much debate with Steampunks, Wild Wild West.
When President Ulysses S. Grant learns that diabolical inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) is plotting an attack, he orders Civil War hero James West (Will Smith) and U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline) to investigate. West’s trigger-happy personality doesn’t always mesh well with that of the thoughtful Gordon, but they manage to work together. And with the help of a mysterious stranger (Salma Hayek), West and Gordon close in on Loveless.
On the Horizon . . .
- What is Smog & Sorcery?
- And so much more!