Dr. Derwood Isaiah Ghinton (aka Jessie Creselious)
Founder and Owner of The Steampunk Consortium as well as The Muncie Indiana Steampunk Society. Chief Magistrate of the Steampunk Consortium. Doctor of Metaphysical Sciences, Spiritualism Enthusiast, Steampunk Ambassador. Dr. Ghinton has a lifetime of fascination with all things which "go bump in the night", of the ghostly kind, not the other. His fascination has led him into many dark corners, and given him more questions than answers to the source of those unscrupulous creaks and shrieks often associated with the seance or the haunting of one's abode or business. His scientific pursuits have opened his mind to entertain and speculate upon the stories of others. He is ever seeking to learn more of the adventures and experiences of his fellow man, and to seek out and investigate those odd occurrences to discover whatever may exist behind the curtain. He is able and willing (with, or often without prompting) to graciously share his opinions and observations on the subjects of “Life Beyond The Flesh”, “The Transition”, “Energy— Origin & Destination”, “What is Spirit?” and many others in a variety of venues and circumstances.
Prof. Garrick H. Foxx
Prof. Garrick H. Foxx (aka Gary Jeffers) A Practitioner of the Visual Arts and sometime Philosopher of Cosmology, Ontology, and Phenomenology More recently, a traveller from an unspecified (and perhaps unknown) location, possibly renowned for allegedly controversial philosophy. "As a result of a recent portal calibration mishap, some of my non-corporeal components (e.g., memories) may have been delayed, rerouted, or become otherwise temporally unstuck. I am greatly indebted to Dr. Derwood Ghinton, longtime traveling companion, who is kindly assisting me with this issue."
Lady Fay Runion
Lady Fay Runion (aka Cindy Britton)
While most Victorian women are to be biddable and expected to be ignorant of intellectual opinion, Lady Fay is not your average lady. Not a hot house flower she likes adventure and stimulating discussions on subjects concerning the cares of the world and its people Creating pleasing visual images of nature, animals as well as people is a passion, so expect to see her with a camera within reach.
Sir Wilhelm A. Lippisch
Sir Wilhelm A. Lippisch (aka Bill Britton)
Chauffeur by hire and LTA craft enthusiast. Working on a steam powered directional device for the lighter than air craft for human flight and transportation. He thinks that LTA craft is going to work better than the onothopter plans proposed by the Hays Brothers. He recognizes Captain Steve Hays work and skill as a designer but is certain that LTA is more effective and stable.
Miss Alana Binx
Miss Alana Binx (aka Lissa Grantham) (but everyone just calls me Binx).
I’m a adventurer and world explorer. I have used all forms of transportation for my travels including aviation, train, ship, and of course time. I love to find new places to explore like far away castle ruins, old abandoned buildings, and all forms of the wild ( I especially love the deep dark forests) I like to explore the landscape as they are currently, then use my Time Compass to go back and see the places I find in all there former glory.
I am always up for a new adventure.
Mr. Jasper Knightwood
Mr. Jasper Knightwood (aka Joey Murphy)
Born in London, but reared in the States, Young Jasper and family made their journey from England when he was barely a year old. He appreciates the energy and elegance which his heritage holds, but has found the challenges and opportunities to be more enticing in America.
His ambition lies within the areas of Medicine, Psychology, Metaphysics and Biology. Therefore, he is bringing his attention to Biomedical engineering as his primary study and intended expertise. “Oh to create thought and awareness that does not require human physiology to be involved.” Artificial Intelligence is Mr. Knightwood’s goal.
Because of his general demeanor and his chosen field of study, Mr. Knightwood has an obsession to learn as much as he can about the ways of the mind and how it functions. Although he often seems a bit separate from the larger group, he is always aware and observing, taking interest in the ways people interact and present to one another. Learning these fine details of human interaction will assist him in his chosen field of science and psychology.
Kenneth MacGowan (aka Ken Osiecki)
I was born Kenneth Mac A’ Ghobhainn in the town of Kinbrace, in the Caithness in northern Scotland. My youth was spent watching the trains go by, when I wasn’t busy with my chores, and wondering where they went. When there were no trains or chores I spent my time tinkering with old pieces of equipment I found around town and in the old factories. I soon found where the trains went as I made friends with the crews and rode with them. The trips north went to the port of Thurso and watched the ferry head off to the islands. I picked up all the whys and wherefore of running a steam train. The train driver said I should apply to work for the railroad. I opted to take a try on a ferry and worked with the steam power down below. About this time I started using the English version of my name, thus I started using Kenneth MacGowan. A couple of years and I decided the sea was not where I wanted to stay so I went back to the railroad and found a position there. So I made train driver and ran on the northern division from Inverness to the docks at Thurso. Having become very proficient with handling steam power and trains I started running further south from Inverness to Edinburgh. Here it was that I started seeing more airships. Trains were my true love but they are very limited in direction of travel, ye can only go where the rails go. I started spending time at the Edinburgh Aerodrome and asking questions about the steam power on airships. At this point some of my continued actions might be considered questionable. Left the railroad in Scotland and started with an airship company. Mostly to get away from certain situations. Stayed with them and earned my wings for steam control. Eventually found my way to the Colonies and found the circle to be a fantastic berthing site and also a place to disappear when needed, or to loose unwanted “guests”.
Hard working but works smart. Inventive to a minor extent. Socially reserved but listens during conversations. Keeps gathered information in reserve. Avoids conflicts and government ideology. Pays attention to details (most of the time) with projects.