Is the purpose of this endeavor organizational?
I started this thread to ask that very question as well as “What do we want?”
I know what I would enjoy, but I would not ever be so bold as to impose that in any way (not that I even could).
Is it to create a sort of educational recreation company ala SCA?
Yes and no. Parallels would certainly exist, but be limited due to the variant structure and lack of a martial focus.
Is it to make a international larp group like the Camarillia is for whitewolf?
Such is not my desire, but I would not hinder anyone with such ambitions.
Is it to make a real world base of interaction for craftsmen and the like?
That is one desire I do have.
Is it to spread the philosophy of steampunk and diy to people to encourage a sustainable and individualistic way of life that has real world impact on all systems of human development (politics, education, shelter, critical thinking, etc)?
That is another desire of mine, or at least to present such integrations as options in life, to whatever degree.
PS sorry if I am short in my language today but I am dealing with a flair up of the very steampunk aliment gout so i am a psychotically grumpy bear today. I thank you for your understanding.
No need to apologize. Such plain speaking comforts me.
I believe the purpose of this organisation would be to promote and instigate events within the steampunk community by providing some form of "base of operations". Have I understood this correctly?
Well, perhaps not “base of operations” as such… But promotion and instigation sound agreeable.
I also strongly feel that others need to be involved including Brassgoggles personnel and perhaps the convention people. The convention associates would be able to supply a clear understanding to the interests of the participants as well as an analysis of, or post mortem of their event. With this information in hand, you, or the "captain" will have a better idea of what is required for a successful event.
Well, the thread is here and I can assume they are aware of it.
This is not SCA. It would rather difficult to ask Steampunks to meet at a camp ground, put up some 4-man's and feel like CosPlay or TechPlay etc.
That would be an amusing sight!
Well, in my eyes there can be only one man for the job - the good Captain Brandsson.
This is not a declination, but honesty demands that I give a bit of a current biography:
I am not a regular con-goer or an avid LARPer (although I have done both).
My personal steampunk style is integrating anachronistic and fanta-scientific flourishes into my daily life.
I have no experience in organizing anything involving more than half a dozen folks (granted, I have had some success at that in the past).
My support is limited as I know no other local steampunks and my wife, bless her, is wary of my schemes by this point.
We are a single income family and disposable income is limited (when it exists at all).
Skill-wise, I am a jack of a few trades but master of none.
My true ultirior motive is to create a recreational steampunk atmosphere that I can escape into and offer the same to anyone else who wants the same.
Having laid all that out… If anyone still wants me at the wheel of this lead zeppelin, feel free to say so.