Wily Women of the Wild West

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The 2020 Symposium Program invites to find out more about the roles of women on the frontier and some of the crazy characters who helped tame the Wild West. Presented by Phoebe Darqueling. The wild West is famous for its cow-BOYS, but what about all of the women who found freedom among the tumbleweeds? Find […]

Steampunk Swap Meet

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The 2020 Symposium Program invites to trade things you don’t use anymore with your fellow attendees, and perhaps find a diamond in the rough for yourself. Presented by Nina Witowski. Got an old pair of googles you don’t use but are eyeing your mate’s bracelet? Come join us for the Steampunk Swap Meet where you […]

Pure Steam RPG

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This isn’t your grandma’s steampunk. Hillbillies and Yankees scatter the landscape, which is more Appalachian than Cosmopolitan. The old, tired mountains rich in coal veins are home to the economic powerhouses of the setting. Presented by ICOSA Gameworks The Pure Steam Campaign Setting is a set of unique rules, characters, locations, and scenarios for pen and paper roleplaying. […]

1936 North American Heat Wave

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1936 North American Heat Wave return to the Symposium this March with their touch of jazz, ragtime, and more! The band in their own words . . . 3 Gentlemen came to together a long time ago and shared the desire to entertain. However, they couldn’t decide which instruments they wanted to play in T1936NAHW . […]

The Wild Western Tea Frontier

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Teaologist Samuel Birkenkamp answers the question: What does the wild west have to do with tea in China? Presented by Samuel Birkenkamp. The Wild West: A frontier that forever changed the Chinese tea markets! Come hear Teaologist Samuel Birkenkamp explain how the American Transcontinental Railroad forever changed the production of tea in china. Samuel Birkenkamp is […]

Rubber Duck Regatta

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As part of the Steampunk Symposium’s continuing efforts to raise money and awareness for our charity partner the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), we invite you enter a duck for the Symposium Rubber Duck Regatta Presented by Emilie P Bush. The inaugural Steampunk Symposium Rubber Duck Regatta will see the release of ducks into […]

The Saber Legion Exhibition Matches

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program invites you to watch and cheer as nerds hit each other with glow sticks 🙂 Presented by Robert Scott. The Saber Legion, a sport LED saber dueling organization, would like to demonstrate and perform exhibition matches for your delight. The Saber Legion is a worldwide saber club, with a focus on saber […]