"Welcome! Steampunk fashion is something I am very interested in. Do you do any dressmaking yourself? I love making things. I must admit I tend to like the more traditional Victorian styles for myself, but if I was younger I'd…"
"Well, I guess England isn't all that big, but there are quite a few places you mention that I can relate to. I grew up in Dover, 12 miles from Canterbury, and the place you probably caught the cross-channel ferry on your way to Paris. I…"
"Welcome! Whereabouts did you visit on your previous journeys to Britain? I've had a pleasure of a couple of trips across the pond, as you say. I've been to Albuquerque, and later to Boston. Loved them both :-)"
"Alas! I can't get to the Lincoln assembly, even though we have relatives in Horncastle, which is a huge shame. Unfortunately I am relatively new on this scene (even though steampunk in spirit since way before the term was invented), and…"
"Hello all. Just joined and also looking forward to getting to know a few people.
Why is it that our American cousins have so much fun with all this? Are we Brits just too damned straight-laced? Is there another similarly inclined person…"