Here's a fun happy thing. I've known the Dark Side of the Net since ye olde days when I was reading alt.gothic by candlelight on a dial-up modem, so I am awfully thrilled to be cited as one of 13 seriously cool steampunk sites in a recent entry there! Thanks, Carrie!
I know many people who are or soon will be on the way to DragonCon; if you're bringing some steampunky accoutrements, try to make it for (what they hope to be) a world-record-setting photograph shoot of steampunks there.
How can you resist performers who go by the moniker of Absinthe Minded Professors? What if I added that there's a violin and dark storytelling involved?
And lastly...I've been featuring many links related to treasure hunts lately. Planet Slade has a wonderful recounting of the treasure hunt mania that took over much of England in the early 1900s.