Last weekend, Amy and I attended the first annual Gaslight Gathering steampunk convention at the Town & Country Inn resort in San Diego. In the spirit of the event, we traveled there and back via train (Amtrak, not steam, alas). The event was marked by sunny weather, gorgeous costumes, a dealer's room stuffed with brass and octopi images, some thought-provoking panels, displays of real and fake steam-era tech, and (due to the sprawling layout of the Inn and lack of signage), lots of wandering and scrutiny of maps.
The event was well-attended for a first effort. How much did we enjoy it? Well, we've signed up for next year.