I've collected here all my posts geared towards people new to steampunk.
What is Steampunk? An introduction to this blog, from oh so long ago.
So You Want To Be A Steampunk? - A guide directed to the total newbie.
Steampunk Personas - Why do steampunks have character names and backstories and do you need one?
Steampunk Bargain Shopping - Some tips for finding materials for steampunk costuming at thrift stores and yard sales.
Socializing Steampunks: Thoughts for Those New and Not So New - Some thoughts and suggestions for people attending their first steampunk events, trying to meet people, as well as recommendations for those who've been around a while.
On The Subject of "Gluing A Gear On It" - In defense of the use of decorative gears in steampunk crafting.