Staff Report | Mar 16, 2022
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.
Staff Report | Apr 16, 2021
The steampunk convention, scheduled for Aug. 20-22 in Cincinnati, has been postponed to March 25-27, 2022. The Weird West theme slated for this year will roll over.
Staff Report | May 29, 2020
The International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, one of the first steampunk events affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, has thrown in the towel on an event for 2020.
Organizers are setting up virtual marketplaces to help vendors cope with event cancellations
Staff Report | Mar 16, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak forces suspension of steampunk and geek culture gatherings around the world, organizers are setting up virtual vendor markets and other online alternatives to in-person events.
Coronavirus outbreak leads to bans on mass gatherings in Ohio, California and other states
By Stephen Beale | Mar 13, 2020
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.
Fantastical creatures meet the 1920s at this year’s International Steampunk Symposium
Staff Report | Mar 9, 2019
“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.
Plans announced for gatherings in Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Maryland
Staff Report | Oct 20, 2018
Organizers of several major steampunk events have announced plans for next year, including dates, locations, themes, and guests. In addition, some deadlines are approaching if you’d like to participate in upcoming events as a vendor or artist.
A report and photo gallery from the 2018 International Steampunk Symposium
By Anton Cancre | May 11, 2018
The International Steampunk Symposium has been running steadily since 2012, and it's become one of the major steampunk events in the Midwest. What makes a con are the people, and this one is a caring, inclusive, and welcoming event.