Saturday, June 12, 2010

SteamPink: Observation car

Dear readers and riders,

We have reached the last leg of our journey.

It is the last day and you're in the last car of the Devonian Express.

Thank you for coming to SteamPink week and adding your thoughts along the way.

Don't forget to complete the super short 5 question survey for your giveaway entries to be valid. Your feedback will help me plan future events and will tell me which steampunk books you're interested in reading.

Giveaway winners will be announced and notified via email around June 16, 2010.

Special thanks for guest posts from...

Fellow bloggers:

Charlotte and Mr. Illustrator of The Book On The Hill
for vvb's birthday cake
for appetizers
for salad
for sandwiches
for dessert

Trisha of MarySew
for SteamPink necklace
for Train necklace

Amanda - Professor Maelstromme's Steam Laboratory
for SteamPink mini-hat

Shana of Kreating Insecurities
for Steampunk doll

Amber Dawn of International Charm Day April 28
for Steampunk charm

The Clockwork Dolls
for Album CD

Heather of The Galaxy Express
for Steampunk Heroines report

Celia of adventures with cecelia bedelia
for Boneshaker thoughts
for book giveaway on her blog
for initial steampunk inspiration

Mary Ann of Mary Ann DeBorde Writes
for Leggs adventure

for recommending The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
for guest post on Alice nel paese della Vaporità by Francesco Dimitri

Lexie of Poisoned Rationality
for guest post on Steampunk Traveling

the hubby - kvb
for epilogue inspiration

Authors for guest appearances and/ or giveaway prizes:

Gail Carriger of Soulless

Ciar Cullen of Steamside Chronicles

Gail Dayton of New Blood

Bonnie Dee of Like Clockwork

Kate Elliott of Cold Magic

Paul Genesse of The Nubian Queen

Nathalie Gray of Full Steam Ahead

O.M. Grey of Avalon Revisited

Sarah A. Hoyt of Heart of Light

Pauline B. Jones of Tangled in Time

K.H. Koehler of Black Jack Derringer

Liz Maverick of Crimson & Steam

Kate Milford of The Boneshaker

Jon Munger of Virtuoso

Dru Pagliassotti of Clockwork Heart

Cherie Priest of Boneshaker

Regina Riley of Clockworks and Corsets

Ekaterina Sedia of The Alchemy Of Stone

Calista Taylor of Viridis

Mystery Robin

Publishers for giveaway prizes:

Orbit Books


Skullvines Press


fredamans said...
As I sit in my lovely and plush train seat, I gaze out the window... at the moment the train is moving in and out of tunnels and moving quite fast, so most of it passes by in a blur. Though every so often I think I glimpse an airship in the distance.... could it be the Tiny Bubble?!

--> Yes, Freda. It is the Tiny Bubble. Jane and Jade are back on their airship and will meet us in London.

throuthehaze said...
When I look out the window I see an airship being overtaken by pirates.

--> Pirates!?!

The Devonian Express rounds a bend and enters a mountainside tunnel...

============train tip============
The Observation car almost always operated as the last car in a passenger train. Its interior could include features of a coach, lounge, diner, or sleeper. The main spotting feature was at the tail end of the car - the walls of the car usually were curved together to form a large U shape, and larger windows were installed all around the end of the car.

Before these cars were built with steel walls, the observation end of heavyweight cars resembled a roofed porch area; larger windows were installed at the observation end on these cars as well. At this end of the car, there was almost always a lounge where passengers could enjoy the view as they watch the track rapidly recede into the distance.
- wikipedia

* Hey, this train was also my birthday train. Thanks for joining me on this week long celebration!

* If you didn't already you must read the post before this one, Menace from Above. Go now --> here.

* image source observation car

* image source egg

*Picnik was used for graphics creations for this event.

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