This article in the Christian Science Monitor seems late in the game, but … some good info here nonetheless. -ag

“Steampunk is definitely growing in popularity,” says Diana Vick, vice chair of Steamcon, an annual convention in Seattle that doubled its attendance when it held its second meeting in November. “I believe it is due in part to the fact that it is a rejection of the slick, soulless, mass-produced technology of today and a return to a time when it was ornate and understandable.”

via Steampunk: The new Goth –