It’s not very often that I write about myself on this blog. I prefer to spend my time illuminating the many varied aspects of Steampunk in my daily posts. This blog is ultimately for the community it highlights, not myself.
Tomorrow, though, I am moving from my current location of Dallas, Texas to Seattle, Washington. And to make this move without thanking and acknowledging some people before I switch Steampunk communities would be a disgrace to all they have contributed to Dallas Steampunk as a whole and the wonderful memories they have given me while I’ve resided here.
First thanks go to the Steampunk Illumination Society and all its wonderful members and attendees. SIS meetings were the first step after A-Kon to organize the Dallas Steampunk community and bring us out from behind our computer screens. When I moved to Dallas in 2009, I had a very hard time finding Steampunks here, and without SIS, I’d likely still be wondering where many of them were.
Many thanks to the crew members of Airship La Marianne, with whom I created a safe haven for people who believed that Steampunk was more than just cosplay. Being able to share a mutual philosophy and interest in the Steampunk lifestyle with people who felt and thought the same way meant the world to me. Thank you for believing that both Steam and Punk are integral parts of Steampunk.
And lastly, to Tina and Larry. Though part of my airship crew, Tina and Larry became my nearest and dearest friends here in Dallas. They looked out for me during this past year in so many ways; I don’t know how I would have dealt with everything that happened this year without their help and friendship. We met in the registration line at A-Kon back in June and have been friends ever since. I feel like I’ve known them for years. I will miss them more than I need to express here, but suffice it to say, they will be missed deeply.
Dallas has been kind to me, but it’s time to move on to new adventures. I’ll sincerely miss everyone I’ve gotten to know in the Dallas scene, but don’t worry… I’m sure I’ll come visit on occasion!