This time next week I plan to be attending Wild Wild West Con out at Old Tucson. It's a Wild West Steampunk convention held out at the park every March. This is their 9th year so it amazes me that a lot of locals have never heard of it. I've been asking people all month and most folks who live here don't seem to be aware of it. I'm not sure why. I knew about it when I lived in Colorado but didn't start attending until I moved here to Tucson three years ago. Anyway, it is a lot of fun--more fun than any other con I've ever been to. Their schedule is now out and they have a heck of a lot of stuff going on. I really look forward to this event and have found the people who attend are really a nice bunch of folks.
In my own little way I am helping those activities. I'll be on panel discussions about Weird Westerns, Mystery in Steampunk, Magic in Steampunk and I'll also give a presentation on crackpot inventions in the 1800s. That should keep me fairly busy.
If you make it out there stop by one of my panels and say hello.