Airship Passepartout History
Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski and Dr. Gintia Peaseblossom met by chance in Istanbul many years ago. They helped each other out of a difficult position, and no one was harmed or arrested. Well, not much. Determining that this was a partnership to be encouraged, Sir Ernest and Dr. Peaseblossom combined his diplomacy skills and her botany wizardry. Selling one of her botanical creations, a [redacted for National Security reasons] to the French led to a very grateful government granting them a decommissioned Dreadnaught-class airship and perpetual French registration for it.
They named it the Airship Passepartout (pronounced “Pass-par-too”) and refitted it as a passenger vessel – with a laboratory for Dr. Gintia. Not to mention a large and well-equipped bar and Lido Deck for the Passepartout’s Mixologist/Goodwill Ambassador/Hospitality Director, Calamity Dawn, to preside over. Though it floats about the world transporting passengers to their desired destinations, the Passepartout generally returns to moor in Dayton, Ohio, USA; in part so that crew can more readily visit with friends and family.
The Airship Passepartout has collected a fine assortment of crewmembers, passengers, and “frequent floaters” (those with other affiliations who frequently join us), and has the great good fortune to frequently dock with many other splendid airships, and to take advantage of port licenses at several lovely facilities. In between jaunts around the world, the Airship Passepartout frequently boards its crew and passengers for quick trips to neighboring cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis. The Passepartout also hosts a variety of indoor activities and outings in the Dayton area.
Some of the Past Passepartout Events (Planned and Hosted by the Airship Passepartout):
January 2015 - A few members of the airship journeyed down to Cincinnati for their monthly salon!
December 2014 - Sir Ernest & Dr Gintia had their annual Yule Caroling party!
November 2014 – A few members of the airship headed to Madison, WI to attend TeslaCon and to host the semi-official Friday night party! Plus we hosted our third 8 hour event: Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret III
October 2014 – A very small group of us toured several Victorian homes in Dayton that were decorated for Halloween!
September 2014 – Dr. Gintia hosted her first At-Home in almost a year! We also had a small group attend the Time Traveller’s Ball in Cincinnati! Plus we had our 8th bi-annual Steampunk Stroll through the Oregon District in Dayton and our Madison, WI surprised us by showing up!
July 2014 – Dr. Gintia held a corset making workshop led by the amazing Jessica of Tyes that Bynde. Later in the month several members of the crew travelled to Loveland Castle for the MidSummer’s Masquerade!
June 2014 – Bi-Monthly Steampunk Salon in Dayton
May 2014 – We had our 7th bi-annual Steampunk Stroll through the Oregon District in Downtown Dayton plus Our first major event: the First Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret! In addition some of the airship ventured up North to Dearborn, Mi to attend Steamtopia in addition to heading to Columbus for the Pirates Promenade!
April 2014 - We journeyed to the third annual Steampunk Empire Symposium and won the con for the second time in three years! We also hosted a major party on Friday evening!
February 2014 – We had a hat & mask making workshop in preparation for the upcoming Voodoo carnival!
January 2014 - Airship Passepartout Bi-Monthly Salon
December 2013 - We Joined the Clan of Teks to see “Around the World in 80 Days”
November 2013 - Mixology 101 Lab at Calamity Labs
October 2013 - While not a totally Steampunk Con, we traveled to Pandoracon 2013
August 2013 – The Cincinnati League of Steam Salon – August 2013 and a delightful Persona Workshop, Who Are You?
July 2013 - We traveled to The Cincinnati League of Steam’s MidSummer Madquerade 2013 and went to see the Princess Bride at the Victoria Theatre
June 2013 - Celebrating Steampunk Day at 2nd & Charles, Dr Gintia’s At-Home – Dr. Gintia was at home to callers, with tea and genteel conversation, plus Steampunk Weekend at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire
May 2013 – 5th Semi-Annual Steampunk Stroll at Dayton’s Urban Nights
March 2013 – Symposium Strategy Session & Fun – planning for the upcoming Steampunk Empire Symposium, defending our trophy
February 2013 – Victorian Parlor & Indoor Games – an evening of pleasure and authentic games at the Primary Docking Facility
January 2013 – Dr Gintia’s At-Home – Dr. Gintia was at home to callers, with tea and genteel conversation
October 2012 – Mixology 101 lesson and Party at the Secondary Docking Facility of Calamity Dawn
September 2012 – the 4th Semi-Annual Steampunk Stroll at Dayton’s Urban Nights
August 2012 – Project night on the grounds of the Shakertown Tertiary Docking Facility, complete with long-distance appearance of The Human Locomotive
July 2012 – Afternoon picnic and photo op on the grounds of the Shakertown Tertiary Docking Facility
June 2012 – potluck dinner and photo op on the grounds of the Shakertown Tertiary Docking Facility