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We'll stick around, for sure!

It's not just us. Dieselpunks and The Steampunk Forum are both far less popular than they used to be. Other message-board communities have simply disappeared. So have several of the blogs and websites we used to affiliate with.

It's really too bad. Around the time we opened our doors, which was in 2008, steampunk was booming and dieselpunk was still in its infancy. Then people tried to appropriate it for their own reasons, which I'm afraid led to others leaving the scene. It's also become more commercialized.

Where are you from, owegner?

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Ottens wrote:

Where are you from, owegner?

I live near Toronto

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You may have run into Col. Adrianna Hazard at some point then. I think she used to be quite active in the Toronto steampunk scene and she's a moderator here -- although I haven't seen her around in a while.

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To be honest, I am quite new to the whole scene, although I have been interested for a while. This is pretty much first contact with other enthusiasts

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In that case, double welcome! wink

If you would like to learn more about steampunk and dieselpunk, I recommend the Genre Theory section of Never Was.

It's also worth browsing through some of the old issues of SteamPunk Magazine and the Gatehouse Gazette.