If you are local to Cincinnati, or are only a few hours drive away, you may already be planning for the next big steampunk event in this area to follow the Symposium. There is the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon at 8pm on the first Saturday of each month at Arnold’s (est. 1861) down on 8th Street (between Sycamore and Main), there will be a Victorian Swimwear Picnic at Loveland Castle, and there is the Midsummer Masquerade at Loveland Castle on July 21 . . . BUT, the next really BIG event for steampunks in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and neighboring states will be the Steampunk Track at Pandoracon on September 28 – 30, 2012. Pandoracon is a participatory convention that celebrates all aspects of science fiction (especially Doctor Who), gaming, animation, comics, books, fantasy, and general geekdom. The current line up of special guests include Babylon 5‘s Jason Carter, zombie artist Billy Tackett, author Teri A. Jacobs, and several others. Check out Pandoracon.com for daily geek articles from the Pandoracon team of writers and video hosts.
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The Steampunk Empire Symposium opens tomorrow, and in the wee hours, shortly after midnight, the last of the weekend memberships to the Symposium were purchased. At this point the only remaining badges are Saturday-Only which can be bought at the show, starting at 9am on Saturday, for $20 (children 5-12 are half price).
This weekend is going to be the biggest gathering of steampunks that Cincinnati has ever witnessed, and that has not escaped the local press. Yesterday CityBeat, Cincinnati’s free alternative weekly paper, came out with their latest issue with the Symposium and steampunk in Cincinnati as the cover story. The article paints a very complimentary picture of the whole steampunk community both locally and nationally. We at the Symposium are very grateful to Jacqueline Kern for writing such a great article on steampunk.
Don’t forgot to join us on twitter by following @SteamSymposium. We will be sending out real-time messages during the show, providing updates on all the exciting things taking place and tossing in odd facts, photos and much more. You can also check in on the hashtag #steamsymposium for a mix of updates from attendees throughout the weekend. Arriving at the Atrium today? Tweet us and let us know you’re there. We’d love to welcome you to the show!
We may be housed squarely in the aether this weekend directing airships and negotiating treaties between the Symposium Games contestants but we are allowing one aspect of the “now” to invade the spirit of the weekend. Our Twitter feed may be clockwork powered, but it will be incredibly useful to you throughout the upcoming weekend.
PLEASE FOLLOW @SteamSymposium ON TWITTER NOW
WHY FOLLOW US?
We will be sending out real-time messages during the show, providing updates on all the exciting things taking place and tossing in odd facts, photos and much more. This will be an information pipeline for you which many can see from their cell phones (or assorted gear laden gadgets). This feed will be updating regularly throughout the weekend.
DO YOU TWITTER?
Hashtag us via #steamsymposium so everyone join in the celebration!
Not familiar with hashtags? Organized real-world events, such as ours, make use of hashtags as beacons for event participants allowing them find each other on Twitter and similar social media sites. Hashtags are included in your posts (in this case #steamsymposium) and then become a clickable link with in your post showing a feed of all messages which utilize the hashtag. Between our feed and the hashtag, those on twitter should see quite a show this weekend as well all tie our posts together.
We here at the Steampunk Symposium send out special thanks to Emilie P. Bush and Lisa Lombardi
for the conversation that led to the inspiration for our twitter initiative this year.