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2011 Emerald City Steampunk Expo

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!

Steampunk R2D2 flabbergasting

What genre-crossing madness is this!?

Gunny and Ruby Spitfire at the dealer's table

Gunny and Ruby Spitfire at the dealer's table.

Crewmembers from the Airship Isabella, hailing from Texas

Crewmembers from the Airship Isabella, hailing from Texas.

Unwoman in performance

"Unwoman" in performance.

Airship props for Aeronautical Academy

Aeronautical Academy.

Dr. Stark and Clockwork Doll

Dr. Stark and Clockwork Doll

Laci Neal from the Nebraska Steampunk Society in a dress

Laci Neal from the Nebraska Steampunk Society.

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2011 Archon, St. Louis

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.

L-R: Lady Jade, Dr. Stark, Steelman, Mayo

2011 Columbia Heritage Festival

September 17, 2011 – The Luftsturm invaded the Columbia, Missouri Heritage Festival. We wandered the grassy lanes, admired the pioneer-era furs and jewelry, petted the goats, snacked on chicken, schlorped through mud, and generally did our thing.

L-R: Unknown, Sophie, Pippin, Lady Jade

And the Captain was pleased.


2011 Worldwide Steampunk Day

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.

L-R: Back row: Z, Mad Alchemist, Steelman, Lady Jade. / Front row: Unknown, Sally Asher

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.

For more photos of our adventure, check out our
Facebook album.