GRG- one of these days you need to come down and go to a Dorian's Parlour with me. Also, you need to consider coming to Wicked Faire 2012 in NJ. It's in a hotel all weekend and it's AWESOME and there is always TONS of steampunk stuff.
It sounds awesome. I wish my New Year's resolution wasn't to cut back on expenses (need to save up for my small farm in the middle of the woods...) because I would totally be there!