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Acceptance of many forms of Steampunk. Being open-minded and/or inclusive to the variations steampunk comes in.
Western Steampunk, Victorian steampunk, Edwardian steampunk, Steamfunk, WWI steampunk, and Eastern steampunk being welcomed at a convention are all examples of this.

Saying to someone, "that's not steampunk because it isn't brown, has no gears, (or whatever else you can think of)" is NOT cog acceptance.
by Big Airship September 15, 2013