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The Clan of Teks will send a delegation.

The Clan of Teks is happy to have been given another chance to travel via dimensional portal to attend the gathering known as The Steampunk Empire Symposium. Less than one year ago the clan first sent two through the rift created by one of the meteoric impacts of the event we call “The Fall”. Then it was only one of our Engineers, Hanna Tikva, and I (Caelyn Nagle) who ventured into your dimension originally on a scouting mission. When we met with Aloysius Fox of the Pandora Society he agreed to let us bring several of our technological wares and other artifacts for display on the Bazaar. Once Aloysius knew of my worldly technical expertise, he also asked me to manage the Dirigible Races at the Symposium and I agreed.

Well in the relatively short time since the last Symposium, the Clan of Teks’ delegation has grown a bit. Of course the population of our compound is in the hundreds, but our field agents, scientists, engineers,  and any number of other professional people who have taken to traveling the dimensional rift on missions has grown as well. At this time we have nearly 10 professionals ready to attend the Symposium, with more surely to join the delegation in the months to come.

This time around I will of course be set up in the Bazaar at the Symposium selling pieces from the Tek Armory, the Tek Outfitters and the Tek Artifact Collection. Please stop by and visit CaelynTek Mercantile when you have a chance at the Symposium.

I will again be managing the Remote Controlled Dirigible Races and Design Competition. For rules and details, and to see last year’s winners and some kinetiscopes of last year’s races, go the the Dirigible Races page at the Clan of Teks journal.

Our delegation also intends to compete in the Symposium Games this year, so we hope to see all of you on the pitch…as it were.

I have been asked to provide the Symposium with newsletters and updates regarding the Symposium and the Clan of Teks, so look for more correspondence from me as the Symposium draws near.

From another dimension,

Caelyn Nagle, Technology Scout and Recruiting Agent for the Clan of Teks.

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Ay-leen the Peacemaker

We are proud to announce that Ay-leen the Peacemaker will be a Guest of Honour speaker at the Steampunk Empire Symposium in April 2013.

Ay-leen the Peacemaker (Diana M. Pho) is a fandom scholar, activist, blogger, and general rabble-rouser.  She has traveled the country as a professional convention speaker about social justice issues. Her academic published work can be found inSteampunk Magazine: Issues 1 – 7(Combustion Books, 2011), Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press, 2012), and Steaming into a Victorian Future (Scarecrow Press, 2012). Ay-leen has been interviewed about steampunk and its evolving subculture for many media outlets, including BBC America, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and the Science Channel; the websites Airship Ambassador, Racialicious, and NerdCaliber; and the books The Steampunk Bible (Abrams Image, May 2011), Steampunk: Reloaded(Tachyon Publications, 2010), and The WisCon Chronicles Vol 5 (Aqueduct Press, 2010). Ay-leen currently lives and works in New York City for Tor Books & blogs for You can follow her academic work on

Fabulous ways to shop at the Symposium

Altered Steampunk Halloween Clock by Sunny Skye Creations

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Aether, the Steampunk Empire Symposium is excited to provide you with more opportunities to increase your wardrobe, decorate your home, and prepare yourself for that next adventure. Today we proudly announce even more vendors who will be filling our market bazaar with many fine things.

Wolfhome Adventuring Outfitters has just the right clothing for any exploration or soirée, topped off with a hat or two from Blonde Swan, and everything from jewelry to ray guns can be found at SteampunkFunk Bizarre. But if you need a full armory of aether powered firearms, then CaelynTek Mercantile is the merchant for you, however, if you are going to use those weapons for misdeeds you might require a mask from Goblin Road . . . or just an elegant mask for the weekend’s more sophisticated social events. Finish it all off with accessories and art from Geek Details or Sunny Skye Creations that will transform your home into a steampunk adventure that lives on past the fun and larks of the Symposium.

Frenchy and the Punk

The Steampunk Empire Symposium is thrilled to announce the return of the dynamic steamy duo known far and wide as Frenchy and the Punk!

Euro-American duo Frenchy and the Punk (formerly The Gypsy Nomads) fuse raucous live guitar looping, cheeky ballads sung in English and French, danceable old-world inspired melodies and thunderous tribal-march-style drum instrumentals. Get transported to a world full of humor, theatricality, whirling dance and bohemian spirit. Come experience their genre-busting non-traditional take on world cabaret served with a twist of vaudeville and a dash of steampunk flavoring rooted in folk, punk and the vineyards of southern France.

If you have seen them perform before you can assure those who have not that they are in for a high energy musical treat this April at the Steampunk Empire Symposium!

More confirmed vendors for Symposium 2013

The new venue for the next Steampunk Empire Symposium is double the size of the last one, and the Exhibitor & Vendor Hall is twice as big as well. Wander through the Merchant Bazaar and find jewelry from Sylvan Creations, strange oddities from beneath the sea and beyond the aether from The Nautilus Salvage Company, and sturdy equipment for ALL adventures (plus some fine pretty things) from High Winds Steamworks.

The Hall will also surprise you with entertainment and one of the stages for the Symposium’s signature event, the Symposium Games (more about that in a few days).