I would ADORE to be there! Alas! I am already engaged in NoVa at AnimeUSA that weekend with, coincidentally, a Baltimore Steampunk band - The Clockwork Dolls. I do wish you the best of times, and I do hope I can make it out to your next gathering!
My good Professor! I look forward to our meeting, I have a Temporal Displacement Sojourn to 1863 in the afternoon, in the lovely hamlet of Gettysburg, which will give me just enough leeway to join in the camaraderie. Hopefully the gracious Barkeep, Nat, from the Drummer's Lot will be "manning the pumps".
Alas, I have received news that my attentions are needed elsewhere on a dangerous mission to assist and guard transportation of a client's personal effects as they are moved from one abode to a new one. I certainly hope I will be able to make the next event with tales of my adventures.