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Let’s talk a little about convention etiquette.
Rule One: Okay, I can skip over the first rule of conventions: deodorant and showers. Steampunks are a surprisingly nice-smelling lot. I have yet to feel the need to spray one down with Febreeze on first meeting them.
Rule two follows perfectly from Rule One. If you want to sniff someone, or otherwise become more-closely acquainted to them, ask permission first. I recommend opening the conversation with something like this something like this “Good day sir, I am Lieutenant Gobsmeagol of the good airship Teacozy. I couldn’t help but notice the exquisiteness of your fougere. Would you mind if I lean in closer? I would love to discern the ingredients used.”
Rule three, and the one I particularly want to address here: If you plan to pass out over your evening snifter of brandy, we would recommend you do so in a non-public space. The hotel prefers not to fish exhausted adventurers out of their potted plants.
You see, the Steampunk Symposium isn’t going to end at 5pm. Or 7pm. Or 9pm. Or even 11pm. We have social activities planned into the wee hours of the morning.
A few of the reasons you won’t want to leave early…
If music isn’t your style (I suppose everyone has their flaws), our resident mixologist extraordinaire, Calamity Dawn, will be hosting a Drinking with Calamity panel Friday evening and Peter Beerslayer will be running a Homebrew workshop and contest on Saturday evening.
The official parties run 11pm to 6am Friday and Saturday evenings. Yes, 6am. Do you really want to be piloting your airship back to your fortress of solitude at 6am? I didn’t think so. I don’t want you doing that either. After all, only you can prevent airship collisions.
Luckily, we have a solution for you! We have a special convention rate at the Crowne Plaza North, the hotel where the convention is happening. Rooms are $97 per night, if you use the code SPS. You can book by going to the Crown Plaza’s website. Make sure you enter the code SPS when searching for rooms. You can also call (513) 771-2080 to book, but you’ll have mention the Steampunk Symposium to get the special rate.
This rate is only guaranteed until March 27th, so please book soon! As a bonus, if you book by March 27th, you will be entered into a drawing for four passes to the 2014 Steampunk Symposium!
This is an update on the list of registered Remote Control Dirigibles that will be providing us with sport, entertainment and thrills during the symposium, specifically at the Dirigible Races event.
We currently have 6 definite entries into the Dirigible races and/or design competition across 4 groups.
The League of Cincinnati Steampunks, The Clan of Teks, Her Majesty’s Airship Omnipotent of the glorious Unspeakable Empire of Cheviot, and The Airship Passpartout will have RC Dirigibles at the Symposium. Will YOUR group be entering a dirigible? Below is the list of transmitter types and frequencies we currently have registered for the races:
There are two 2.4 ghz transmitters (registered by Clan of Teks and Airship Omnipotent)
There are two Infra Red (IR) transmitters (registered by Airship Omnipotent)
There is one 27mhz transmitter (registered by Airship Passpartout)
There is one 49mhz transmitter (registered by The League of Cincinnati Steampunks)
It is important to note that RC vehicles that run on 2.4 ghz transmitters do NOT usually interfere with each other. The same goes for Infra Red (IR) transmitters, so if you have the choice, when you build your Dirigibles, try to find “powerplants” that use these two types of transmitters.
There are also may be other flying vehicles brought along that do not fit under the Dirigible races specifications, but that will nonetheless be cool to have flying around the symposium air field. (ornithopters, gliders, etc) If you are going to bring these kinds of things, and they are remote controlled, please let me know your transmitter type and frequency as well, we don’t want any of them interfering with the dirigible races.
There is already one such non dirigible flying contraption registered that runs 49 Mhz.
If you will be bringing a remote control flying machine to the Symposium, and if you want to enter a Dirigible into the races or design competion, please contact me on Facebook or via email (caelyn_8 (at) hotmail.com) to register your RC flying machines. Make sure to mention “RC Dirigible Races” in the title of your email.
Caelyn Nagle of the Clan of Teks,
Dirigible Races Organizer for the Steampunk Empire Symposium.