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.