Well, I had a nice time at Wild Wild West Con. Gave talks on three different topics. My 1897 Airship was very well attended with folks asking intelligent questions. I love talking about that event. A very friendly group of people and a well run con. The dealer area is a bit of a hike from the main area. I suspect they'd get more traffic if they were closer. Hard to tell how many people were there--the steam crowd is intermixed with the general park visitors so you've got the folks in goggles and the regular folks wandering around together. [The con has certain buildings reserved for their events]. In general steampunk seems to be in decline. Steampunk had a major impact on various genres, especially horror and fantasy. Steam cons came on strong, but now seem to be waining. I note Denver's Anomaly Con ceased operating after last year.
I've had some bad experiences with cons lately. A lot of them have snubbed me. Some just aren't much fun. This was a nice turn of events.