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. […]

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 […]

Would this Kill Me in the 1800s?

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program pages Dr. Google to ask “How lethal is this without penicillin?” Presented by Sophia Beaumont. Based on the popular blog series of the same name, author Sophia Beaumont delves into common disorders and diseases of today and looks to see how they would be treated in the mid to late Victorian era–and if […]

Intro to LED Stunt Saber Dueling (18+)

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program invites you to an introduction to “an elegant weapon of a more civilized age.” Presented by Robert Scott. This physical workshop is an introduction to Light (emitting diode) Saber dueling. The instructor will cover blocks, and attacks in the forms of thrusts, and ‘cuts’, and footwork. We will also get into basic […]

Monster Hunting 102

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program offers you more facts and tips for identifying and fighting the local Para-fauna. Presented by Nathan Shrider. Are you STILL plagued by things that go bump in the night? This session will provide more of the necessary (and some unnecessary) information needed to identify, contain, and expunge some of the most prolific […]

Lessons in Steampunking

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program is joined by Steampunk Maker Brett King who will share his insights from eight years worth of innovations and failures in building Steampunk props and costuming. Presented by Brett King. Award-winning Steampunk Maker and Costumer Brett King shares eight years worth of innovations and failures in building steampunk contraptions. Brett King is no stranger […]