On one hand, The Imperial Anti-Piracy Squadron or IAPS is a multinational force, currently comprised of a Zeppelin wing and a company of Sky Hussars. It operates as the enforcement group for the International Anti-Piracy Treaty. Its most famous ships are the SMS Zepherus and SMS Halcyon, captained by Kapitan von Grelle and Graf Georg von Ziger, respectively.
Its representatives—commonly members of the Zepherus and Halcyon—are regular sights at all sorts of gatherings, usually on the lookout for new threats to Imperial shipping and security. They also—oddly incongruous with their usual violence—offer educational seminars and, of course, host their ever-popular Evenings of Recollection and Ribaldry (home to the most happening discotheque this side of the Himalayas).
On the other we are a group of friends native to Michigan who share a passion for creativity, craftsmanship, and a good bottle of port. We love answering questions, helping people develop their costumes and styles, and in general meeting new folks.
The IAPS is available to attend conventions, festivals, and steampunk and Victorian events- both as entertainment and educators. They present a variety of panels on costuming and character development in addition to looking as flashy as humanly possible. Contact the IAPS at email@example.com