One of the things that I like most about going to Steampunk events is that I get to meet people that I've known online for years--in person for the first time.
Earlier this year the city of Waltham, Massachusetts hosted The Interntional Steampunk City event. This was a city-wide celebration of everything Steampunk to benefit The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.
But a highlight of this event for me was getting to meet Chronographia von Strangehours of Strange Hours Atelier. Chronographia brought with her some of the most amazing hats and we had a nice time hanging out and talking about all snd sundry, but mostly Doctor Who which turns out to be a shared interest!
Click through for a gallery of awesome hats!