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Airship Vindus Turns 2 – A Steampunk Family Grown Beyond An Airship (Special Art by Cristin Thompson-Watkins)

On July 4, 2012, Airship Vindus was born. The day was spent at a crew member’s house, plotting out the details of what would become known as the Vindus. Ben Watkins devised the name Vindus, which the latin roots of the word can be interpreted as “the vine with teeth”. Kevin Purvis designed the overall look and size of what would be the ship.

Though, a name and a drawing of a vessel doesn’t make an Airship. The interesting collective of people and their characters is what made Airship Vindus. Over the last two years, we’ve expanded our Vindus family to include the Ben Watkins and Joe Myers creation, Steamworks and Shadows. While they may not all be “Official Vindus Crew”, they are all part of our steampunk family here in the Midwest.

To those that have been part of the various Airship Vindus projects, or just watched from afar and supported us, we thank you. How far we’ve come and where we’re going would not be possible without the amazing people that have helped to shape the Vindus and Steamworks and Shadows.

As a special tribute to this day of remembrance of our roots, Cristin Thompson-Watkins created an inspired work of art to represent our time together.

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Here’s to another two years of growth in our steampunk family!

Episode 4 Released – The Good, the Bad, and the Glory – a rootin tootin romp through an old west town

The newest installment of Steamworks & Shadows™ has arrived! In the longest and most anticipated episode of the steampunk web series, the crew of the Airship Vindus has had enough of Adrian Colt and his gang stealing from them and interfering where they can. So, the steampunk crew has decided to track down Adrian and his gang, cornering him in a small western town where a high society auction is sure to have the perfect bait to catch the Colt.

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We’ll be posting some behind the scenes photos and blogs next week, so be sure to check back!

Photos from Midwest Geekfest 2014

Photos from Midwest Geekfest 2014! The cast of Steamworks & Shadows had such an awesome time! Go to the album on Google+ or Facebook to like, share, and tag photos!

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Steampunk comes to Brothers on Whatever Podcast!

Director Ben Watkins and Writer Joe Myers are heading to St Louis Missouri to record a show with Brothers on Whatever, a podcast featuring local artists.


Ben and Joe will be talking about their experiences in being co-creators of Steamworks & Shadows, with plenty of behind the scenes stories and even a glimpse into what’s coming next for the unique steampunk universe.

Listen live on Tuesday, April 15, on talkstl.com from 8-10pm. You can also catch it the next day on April 16 on their website or itunes.