There are plenty of Fantasy Fair photos forthcoming, but it takes some time to process several hundred photos. In the meantime, fans in the mid-Missouri area can come see us again this Saturday (June 23) at 1:00 pm on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol.
Our good friends who are running Cosplacon 2013 are putting on a one-day preview, as it were, in Jefferson City. Come join several hundred cosplayers and costumers – any genre welcome – to mingle and chat and later dance in the evening rave they’ve got planned. The Luftsturm crew will be there, of course, with bells on.
More information at the Capital City Cosplay Facebook event.
The Airship Luftsturm will be hosting the Fantasy Fair this very weekend at Boster Castle. Unfortunately the airship came to a less-than-soft landing (our helmswoman continues to insist she was only following the directions from our navigator) and so we are grounded for a while until we can get the darn thing fixed. At least the Time Machine is still in one piece.
Luckily for us, we landed in a weird and wonderful land of weird and wonderful people. Come join us at Fantasy Fair!
Crew member Joe Myers (also known as Dr. Dominic Stark) has been working on schematics for the fictional Luftsturm – the one that covers multiple dimensions, traverses the timestream, etc. etc. – and it turns out it’s laid out kinda like a cruise ship. (No pool on Lido Deck, though.)
Besides the crew cabins, each crewmember has their own domain to hang out in*.
*or to brood in. We like brooding.
November 4, 2011 – After a long and tiresome journey, the Mighty Airship Luftsturm finally arrived in Wichita, Kansas and found themselves amidst a crowd of fellow time travelers and airship crews! With Gunny, Stark, and Jade accompanied by the intrepid captain of the T.S. Maelstrom, Ruby Spitfire, the crew met many fine adventurers such as the legendary Airship Isabella, Airship Horizons, representatives from the Red Fork Empire, and the beautifully-crafted Airship Joker, as well as bearing witness to some incredible musical talent. With new alliances made and new friendships formed, it was almost a shame to go. However, there’s a multiverse to be saved, and the Luftsturm must be ever vigilant! Keep your eyes on the horizon, for who knows where the Luftsturm will end up next!
September 30, 2011 – The Mighty Airship Luftsturm landed in Collinsville, IL once again for Archon, a science-fiction convention held there every year. There, Quartermistress Lady Jade Summers, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stark, Captain Ludwig von Steelman, and Captain’s Assistant Mayo reunited with many old friends, including the legendary Bear of the Airship Kraken, where the crew was presented with gifts – pins that made them honorary members of the air pirate crew. Once again, the famous Slime Party was held in the Luftsturm’s quarters and despite a few setbacks, the crew showed their resilience and dedication, once again throwing fantastic festivities.
July 10, 2011 – Airship Luftsturm, based out of Columbia MO, celebrated the Worldwide Steampunk “strut your stuff” Day by engaging in several festivities to help spread awareness of the genre and purpose of this holiday.
Donning their best steampunk gear (that could be worn on a 100ºF day), the crew set out in the downtown area of Columbia, walking down the streets strutting their stuff. The crew also attended a performance of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare – Abridged” put on by 5th Wall Productions. Thereafter, the crew invaded the local Golden Corral, a buffet style restaurant.
The crew met many friendly members of the public, introducing them to what Steampunk is, and information on the local airship crew.
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June 10, 2011 – The Mighty Airship Luftsturm made its debut at the Steampunk/Pirate Festival at Boster Castle in Kingdom City, MO. The airship was made a time machine, and the crew of the Luftsturm landed amidst a festival of pirates.
The crew greeted travelers and wanderers, warning them of the pirates lurking about and making an oath to protect the visitors from any pirate mayhem. They openly invited anyone interested to inspect the crash-landed time machine.
Captain Ludwig von Steelmann continuously invented new and strange devices in his sleep, while the broken Navigator tried to put the ship back on course. First Officer Judge and Gunnery Master McManus were the hired gun-hands, making sure there was no plundering of the ship.