Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3/12/20

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This afternoon, March 12th, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine declared a ban on events involving more than 100 people in one space. At this time we are still learning more about what this means and how this will impact the 2020 Steampunk Symposium. Tomorrow morning, March 13th, 2020, we are meeting with the manager of […]

Steampunk 101

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New to Steampunk? Need a primer? Or maybe a refresher course? The 2020 Symposium Program invites you to join Steampunk author and editor Phoebe Darqueling for an overview of this quirky subgenre that we love so well. Presented by Phoebe Darqueling. The term Steampunk was coined in April 1987 by American author KW Jeter, but the genre stretches back […]

Fashion Show

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program invites you to come see our vendors present their creations and participate in the attendee costume showcase. Hosted by As They Sew in France. Enjoy as our vendors present their creations for your viewing pleasure. Participate in the attendee costume showcase! An evening of fun and fashion on the runway. If […]

Steampunk Olympiad: Iron Tailor

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program invites you to compete with a team of up to four people in a battle of costuming as part of the Steampunk Olympiad. Moderated by Dr. Jaimie Kelley. Teams will battle using needle and thread, hot glue, and a variety of tools to create a stunning steampunk outfit from thrift store […]

Rise of Moloch

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The 2020 Symposium Program invites to play the best Steampunk board game that we’ve ever played. Presented by Kevin Wing. The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch is a Victorian adventure board game, for 2 to 5 players, set in an alternate England, where magic and technology have taken an extraordinary turn. Playable as a campaign […]

Absinthe & Malice: Le Peril Vert! (21+)

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The Steampunk Symposium 2020 Program invites you to partake in some Absinthe: Histories, Mysteries, Intrigue & Murder! Presented by Lady Kate Henriott & Baba Teddy. Absinthe is the most misunderstood of all drinks. Shrouded in mystery, a controversial history and it is without match, the most feared of all aperitifs. Join Lady Kate and Baba Teddy […]

Eric McM

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Steampunk Symposium 2020 is excited to have Eric McM (of Ford Theatre Reunion) performing his new act on the main stage this March. Eric McM’s music has been described as “a southern-gothic fairytale carnival, woven in guitar strings and accordion keys, growled and stomped into the hearts and minds of unsuspecting hooligans across the country.” […]