Who We Are

The Airship Archon is a diverse group of entertainers, tinkerers, and business people hailing from the humble but worldly city of Columbus, Ohio. They continually strive to network and propagate their good name to far off cities as much as possible. Frequently they host build days, meet ups, picnics, and dinners. In addition, they also travel to conventions and events near and far. The Archon is a close-knit group and like to keep their business practices and policies on the sly but are willing to teach you a few things on fashion, character creation, prop building, sewing and being thrifty.

  Steampunk Empire Symposium 2012Steamunk Empire Symposium 2012. Photo by Steve A. Pontius


Our Core Values

Our mission is to promote Costuming, Community & Education. We promote these through hosting Build Days, doing panel talks at conventions, dressing amazingly, and hosting community & charity events. We are always seeking like-minded individuals to join us!


  WindyCon 2009

WindyCon 2009, The Archon Wins Best Group Costume. Photo by Nick Caza ofThe Enthusiasts


 In The Press

Columbus Alive

Steampunk Chronicle

Steampunk Bible

 A Brief History

The Airship Archon was founded by the Captain Anthony LaGrange in 2008 at an event in Columbus, OH called Gothcoming. What had previously simply been a costuming hobby became a group of like minded people. From the handful of true Steampunk costumers at that event, we have blossomed into a group currently around 200 members.

Gothcoming 2008