I'd love to join this but I've never made anything steampunk nor would I even know where to start
Perhaps I'll tinker around a bit and see what I can figure out, before I send in a questionnaire!
Think the feel of Jules Verne, Sherlock Holmes, Wild Wild West, Anything Victorian, Technology with gears and steam and wind ups, elegant brass instead of cold steel, and the ever present gears and watches. (Hey, they're fun accents!) Take a peek at a few steampunk swap galleries for inspiration, just hit images only to narrow it down a bit. And heck, anything almost can be punked up! Hope you decide to join in, it's fun.