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42nd Airship Battalion ~ Houston


42nd Airship Battalion ~ Houston

Purpose:  To enhance enjoyment of the steampunk experience.


  •      Be pleasant
  •      Have fun

On facebook, visit Territories of Houston Steampunk.

Location: Upper Texas Coast ~ Mother Earth
Members: 192
Latest Activity: Nov 13

About the 42nd:

The 42nd was founded in January of 2011 with the goal of providing a common forum for Steampunks in and around the Upper Texas Coast.  The 42nd itself does not do business as an entity and is kept as a anarchy (two reasons for this are to avoid liability and discourage internal politics).  It depends upon individuals and smaller groups to organize and host events.  Please feel free to click the JOIN button above.  A D Cruize tries to give one free 42nd ASB patch to each member as he meets them (if you don't have one, look him up at an event and let him know).

Discussion Forum

Dragon Con!

Started by Benjamin Moore Jun 3. 0 Replies

So my Wife and I will be going to dragon con this year for the first time, and I was wondering if anyone from this group was planing on attending as well? Continue

Tags: con, Dragon

Advice for Newcomers

Started by A D Cruize Jun 1, 2013. 0 Replies

New to Steampunk:Welcome to a really big sandbox.  It is a work-in-progress that is continually being re-invented and re-defined.  Please help keep it clean and do not disrupt others while they play.Arguably, one of the best ways to understand the…Continue

Upcoming Meet-Ups & Events

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by A D Cruize Jan 13. 29 Replies

Upcoming Events:Monitor Territories of Houston on Facebook for other local meetups.…Continue

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Comment by A D Cruize on February 15, 2014 at 2:05pm

Twisted Gears Registration is up:

Thereyet & Cruize will be vending (Mother Earth Air Navy) and presenting our Toy Mod Panel.

We will also be giving a Ballroom Dance Panel. We plan to teach Foxtrot and Waltz.

Hope to see everyone there!

Comment by JB Shields on February 13, 2014 at 10:47am

Just a heads up--Frankenstein's Monster will be screened in Houston, Texas on March 1st at Twisted Gears at the University of Houston (E.E. Oberholtzer Residence Hall) 6:30pm  Q&A after.

Comment by Cameron Garcia on January 20, 2014 at 4:15pm

Can your members be from anywhere  in the US, or do  they have to be located primarily in the Houston, Texas area?

Comment by Alicia J Watson on January 6, 2014 at 9:14am

Hey guys, Im really not sure why I didnt think to mention it here, but there is a repticon this coming weekend jan 11-12th that I will be vending jewelry and critters at. Entry fee is $9 per adult and I believe $7 for kids over five. Its a lot of fun, there will be demonstrations by exotics vendors, some displays of local type reptiles and some educational displays on exotic species.

  Alot of my stuff will be more reptile oriented, but my flavor always leans towards the victorian, steampunk and I will have many pieces not featuring reptiles or inverts. So if you're not too scared come swing out and say hi, its a lot of fun even if youre just looking for somthing to do.

Here is the link for address, times and fees

Here is our website so you can take a peek at a few things that might be on the table. Not everything show on the site will be there and there will be more that is not shown.

If you show up, let me know you are on this forum and I'll give a discount on anything you buy <3. 

Comment by A D Cruize on December 24, 2013 at 5:05pm

Happy Holidays!

Regardless of your beliefs, filling your heart with Joy until it spills over to those around you is almost always good practice.  Live in Joy.  Share the Joy.  Enjoy life every day of the year.

Comment by CPT Edward Leviticus on December 9, 2013 at 3:44pm

Regrettably, I will not be able to attend this 14 DEC Weird West Fest event. However, I am very much planning to attend this year's WWWC in Tuscon, will the 42nd Airship battalion be in attendance as well? If so, I await your orders, 

Comment by Lady Sophronia Bloodthorne-Clark on September 21, 2013 at 9:34pm

Thanks, A D. If I get to do it, its going to be a bit of a family Christmas trip, with me, my son, and my elderly mother who, bless her heart, has been a good sport about tagging along. She can't stay by herself any longer, and there isn't any family close by for her to stay with, plus she does better when she's with "her" family, which is my son and I, of course. I took her to a Steampunk event closer to home last spring. I've been working toward two Steampunk "looks," and since our weather here in Texas generally doesn't get really cold, as a general rule, until the first of the year, I've been working on an outfit that's not too hot. I have my original one that is a more Victorian lady than adventurous lady, but I'm working on the adventurous one to be the one that I wear when its too hot for long sleeves and a coat. Of course, I may be able to wear my pea coat if its cold enough-we'll never know until a couple of months from now. Anyway, the plan is for all of us to look Steampunk. I thought that if anyone was going that perhaps we might be able to meet at some event. I have been wanting to come down and be part of an activity. I had hoped to come to the Comicpalooza thing, but unfortunately my finances didn't pan out for that.

I live more in northeast Texas, but Houston/Galveston is withing driving distance. We might stay in a hotel overnight before the even, and then drive home after we attend-or vice versa, will have to work that out if it I actually get to come. I would like to expand my horizons in the Steampunk world.

One of these days I'd like to go to the con in Oklahoma. I can actually drive to Oklahoma in about the same time it would take me to come to Houston, but I've never done that, whereas I have been to Houston-its just been a while. My mother had two aunts who lived in Houston, but they are now both deceased, so we haven't visited it as much since there is no close family there any more.

Thank you for the link. I'll be glad to follow any tips. ")

Comment by A D Cruize on September 21, 2013 at 9:02pm

Dickens is usually well-attended by Steampunks with many from the Houston Area.  We are unclear on how Weird West Fest is going to affect the numbers this year.  Many existing groups tend to hang out together at Dickens and, in past years, there has been a Steampunk Square that seems to be a nexus of Steampunk activity.  When I go, I typically spend most of my time with family, but enjoy chatting with old acquaintances and making new ones.   I encourage you to arrange to attend with one or two people that you know and then follow some of the tips in this LINK to meet new folks.  If you see me there, please feel free to flag me down for a chat.  Hope this helps . . .

Comment by Lady Sophronia Bloodthorne-Clark on September 21, 2013 at 1:17pm

I was just wondering if anyone plans to go to the Dickens on the Strand event this December? I am planning-at the moment, anyway-to try and attend the event, because it's something that I've always wanted to do. So, I wondered if, perhaps, maybe some in the group get together to attend?

Comment by Florence Coffyn-Hagneré on September 19, 2013 at 10:57am

I am honored to be part of this group, thank you so much for adding me!
I live in Northern Houston and I moved from France 3 years ago (so... should I say "Pardon my English" sometimes?...). That's why my language is not always perfect. Please, let me know if you don't understand my "gibberich", and I'll do my best to be understood by all the crew! ;-)
I always have been very interested by the steampunk culture without knowing that it was a real way of life. But I lately made some researches and I am now very interested in knowing more and more. 
The more I learn about it, the more I feel to be part of this community!
I am married since 10 years to a wonderful man who is fond of Science-Fi and History, and he is also an engineer.
I've got 3 daughters.
I am very crafty and I love reading.
I have 2 businesses here: one is about home decor, and the other one is about lingerie. Long story... ;-)
I am not sure to know how to begin to be part of a steampunk group... I already watched many movies, made some researches on the internet, read numerous books (of course at home, we are Jules Verne's fans because we grew up in this cultural environment)... etc. But I think I should begin by creating a character and making a costume. Would you have any advice to give me about that? 
I mean... Is it the first thing you did before even meeting anybody else?
Do I need different costumes depending the events you propose? 
I am so sorry if I seem to be so new and soooo ignorant!!! But I would be thrilled to know how you all began... Thanks in advance.
Have a gorgeous day full of love!


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