Steampunk Hands Around the World 2019 – This is Me


It’s hard to believe a year has passed by so quickly. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we were taking a Steampunk Road Trip around the world. Together, we visited many wonderful countries, heard about some great events and groups, and got to meet some amazing people.

This year, we’ll be traveling a bit, but in a way, also staying close to home, because this year is all about You.

This year’s theme is “This is Me”, inspired by the song from The Greatest Showman.


Paraphrasing the key ideas from the song:

I am who I am meant to be

I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I make no apologies

This is me!


This year, I want to hear from you about how steampunk helped you more fully express yourself, guided you to what brought you joy and happiness, and how maybe it gave you the strength and courage to be unreservedly and apologetically your full self.

There won’t be daily posts from me as in years past, but I look forward to reading your stories, either publicly here or on social media, or privately in emails.

Our community is so amazing, so creative and so very vibrant. Each one of you have stories to tell about how steampunk intersects with your life, and I’m eager to hear them.


As I always say,

Do what you do

Be who you are

Support each other and the community

Published in: on February 1, 2019 at 8:56 pm  Comments (5)