Purgatory RPG Demos

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Come demo a game of Purgatory, and try a new dice system in the Weird West genre. Presented by Broomstick Fighters Purgatory, the newly funded role playing game, is set in a Mythos based Weird West genre. We will be running demos and have demo copies of the core book for viewing. Come try a new dice […]

Ghosts, the Victorians and Us (13+)

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A brief history of the Spiritualist movement in America and its importance in women’s rights. Presented by Leanna Renee Hieber. Leanna Renee Hieber, Gothic novelist, actress and NYC Ghost Tour Guide leads a lively discussion about the spirit world’s eternal thrall; a brief history of the Spiritualist movement in America and its importance in the […]

Mystery Airships of 1897

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The great airship flap of 1897. The work of a hoax or a genius? Presented by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike. On the dark and rainy night of November 17th, 1896, hundreds of witnesses reported a dirigible in the skies above Sacramento. Thus began a series of thousands of sightings over the next six months from the Pacific […]

Why be Bitter?

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All about bitters: how to use them, how to make them. Presented by Calamity Labs. Learn all bitters! A little history to clear up the mystery! We’ll talk about why they are a vital tool in the bartenders toolkit. We’ll also cover different ways to make bitters and how to use them. Calamity Labs is a […]

Gunslingers and Penslingers: Tenacious Women of the Wild West

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Wild west women sharpshooters, gunslingers, spies, prostitutes, stagecoach robbers, authors, and more! Presented by Dr. Renea Frey Women in the 19th century American west, while still constrained by the conventions of the time, had relatively more freedom to transgress norms in the “wide open spaces” of uncharted territory. Some women became sharpshooters, gunslingers, spies, prostitutes, or […]

Troupe Roja

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Troupe Roja returns to the Symposium for 2019! Troupe Roja is Dayton’s only professional multi-award winning Middle Eastern dance troupe that performs styles ranging from folkloric to fusion. Lead by Director Zattana Al-Naseem, the troupe performs at many events all over the Miami Valley area and beyond. They are an innovative troupe known for their […]