The move comes as Jason Dean, who founded the Cincinnati-area steampunk convention, has re-acquired the original name and website from Jennifer Noran. “Queen City” is an early nickname for Cincinnati.
It’s another big weekend for U.S. steampunk fans with the Brass Screw Consortium in Washington, International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, Hangtown Wild West & Steampunk Festival in California, and others.
“Steampunk Under the Big Top” will be the theme as the International Steampunk Symposium happens June 16-18 in Cincinnati. This will be the first year under new owner Jennifer Noran, who took the reins after Jason Dean moved to Chicago.
The convention has been moved back a week to June 16-18, 2023, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Eastgate. It will be themed “Steampunk Under the Big Top,” replacing the previously announced John Carter/Flash Gordon theme.
The International Steampunk Symposium takes place March 25-27 in Cincinnati. It comes as founder Jason Dean is handing the reins of the convention to two local steampunk enthusiasts, Jennifer Noran and Michael Gruen.
Coronavirus outbreak leads to bans on mass gatherings in Ohio, California and other states
Two major steampunk conventions, Clockwork Alchemy in the San Francisco area and the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, have been postponed due to public health orders related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Steampunk Symposium and Clockwork Alchemy take precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak
Organizers of two upcoming steampunk conventions—Clockwork Alchemy in California and the International Steampunk Symposium in Ohio—say they are going forward with plans for those events despite the outbreak of COVID-19.
Fantastical creatures meet the 1920s at this year’s International Steampunk Symposium
“Steamtastic Beasts” will be the theme as the International Steampunk Symposium returns March 29-31 to Cincinnati. The theme encompasses not only fantastical creatures, but also the 1920s.