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!
The Owl Aviator hat! I'll bet these are really hard to keep in stock!
M. C. Escher hat!
I particularly like this one, so elegant!
Somehow this one seems to be LOOKING at you!