A celebration of odd bits & strange tales, overlooked marvels, unsung heroes, & uncommon knowledge, high adventure and scientific innovation, unlikely heroes and strange beasts, detachable heads and scantily clad beauties.
December 12th, 2017, at Public Works SF.
Stories of risk takers and adrenaline-driven adventures, those who defy death, gamble with their lives, and cast safety to the winds.
November 21st, 2017 at Public Works SF.
Kurt Larson ~Abbas Ibn Firnas: A Man who Plummeted a …
Tales of the taboo & verboten, the underground, off limits & secrets behind closed doors.
November 7th, 2017, at Public Works SF.
Brianne Hughes ~ The Fruit of All Evil
Casey Seldon ~ A Swiss Sheikh Spy’s Daring Desert Discovery…
Tales of dark mysteries & alchemical pursuits, esoteric practices & the quest for arcane knowledge
October 17th, 2017, at Public Works SF.
Christopher Reeves ~ Science vs. Ectoplasm: Your Orifices Aren’t Haunted
Lindsay Lelivelt ~ Who ya Gonna Call?: …
Stories of cunning charlatans & mischievous mountebanks, fakes, frauds & great pretenders
October 3rd, 2017, at Public Works SF.
Barbara North ~ Delightful Deceits With Trompe-l’œil
Eva Galperin ~ This Is Not My Beautiful Wife: The Capgras Delusion
Stories of ancient beasts & monstrous marvels, lost species, last chances & rare survivors: Odd Salon
September 19th, 2017, at Public Works SF.
John Adams ~ Lost in Sound: A Brief History of Sound Recording
Bronica Blue ~ Thylacine: …
Tales of outbreaks & panic, death, plague doctors & the quest for cures.
September 5th, 2017, at Public Works, SF
Michael Brodhead ~ Plague Masks: Pestilence & Pointy Noses
Frederick Lightning Leist ~ Dr. Snow in a Time of …
Stories of grudges & grievances, swords, seconds & guns drawn at dawn.
August 15th, 2017, at Public Works SF.
Kat Bret ~ Feminist Floral Fight: The First Emancipated Duel
Tamar Baskind ~ Flyting: Dueling with Words & Wit
Classic hoaxes and tall tales from history’s greatest liars — from the professional pranks of PT Barnum and wonderful lies of Baron von Munchausen, to the details of fake people and phony artifacts, miraculous bunnies, talking weasels, and the phantom …
Tales of purloined goods & pilfered ideas, plagiarizers, poachers & history’s most unrepentant thieves.
July 11th, 2017, at Public Works SF
Casey Selden – Stolen to Steal: the Life Story of Ino Moxo
Egan Hirvela – The Raiders of Tut’s …