Friday, June 4, 2010

SteamPink: Welcome

SteamPink week
June 4-12, 2010
a virtual event

SteamPink (my definition) = female heroine stories with romance, adventure or mystery in a steampunk world

But what is steampunk?

cogs, corsets, goggles, gadgets, gizmos, steam powered weaponry, rebels, villains, heroes, and more

as you join in this week's events you will see the many faces of a steampunk world



The day has finally arrived and the Devonian Express has pulled into the train station ready to take passengers on a journey from the Highlands of Scotland to London.

Final destination for Society members with tickets - the World's Fair!

Pass your luggage to the closest porter and hop on the train.

Have your tickets at the ready. If you don't have a ticket, hop on anyway. All are welcome.

As you find a seat on the train, service attendants pass out the programs below for you to peruse.

Comment below and tell me how you are feeling this fine day and what your hopes and expectations are for this steampunk train ride.

Teaser 1 - SteamPink Tickets
Teaser 2 - SteamPink in June
Teaser 3 - SteamPink Luggage (list of books featured)
Teaser 4 - SteamPink Lovelace Device (more books featured)

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FYI: There will be 3-8 posts per day posted between 5am - 5pm PDT.
Feel free to check in every couple hours or at the end of the day.

Schedule of events:
details and links will be filled in after posted
per usual links are also on the sidebar

June 4, 2010 - and so the steam ride begins...
Devonian Express - cab: learn about this week's activities and giveaway offers
Giveaway: Steampunk challenge
Giveaway: Redeem train tickets
Coach car: Avalon from Avalon Revisited
Coach car: Rose from Clockworks & Corsets
Dome car: vvb's cake

June 5, 2010 - paranormal
Giveaway: Baggage car - steampunk hat
Dining car: menu
Coach car: Alexia of Soulless by Gail Carriger
Coach car: Abigail of New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear
Coach car: Jillian of Crimson and Steam by Liz Maverick

June 6, 2010 - magic/ fantasy
Giveaway: Express car - Penelope Pinion, steampunk doll
Travelling Post Office Car: In My Mailbox
Dining car: appetizer
Coach car: Phoebe of Viridis by Calista Taylor
Coach car: Cat & Bee of Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
Coach car: Amanusa of New Blood by Gail Dayton
Coach car: Emily of Heart of Light by Sarah A. Hoyt
Coach car: Natalie of The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Coach car: Amelia of The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt

June 7, 2010 - wild west/ apocalyptic
Coach car: Samantha of Wild Cards and Iron Horses by Sheryl Nantus
Coach car: Alice of Black Jack Derringer by K.H. Koehler
Coach car: vvb's encounter by K.H. Koehler
Dining car: sandwich
Coach car: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Giveaway: Lounge car - book

June 8, 2010 - scifi
Coach car: Taya of Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
Giveaway: Coach car - book and charm
Coach car: Emiko of The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Dining car: salad
Coach car: Mattie of The Alchemy Of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia
Coach car: Karenina of Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Ben H. Winters

June 9, 2010 - meeting
Private car: meeting
Private car: greeting
Private car: Leggs
Private car: Heather's report - Steampunk Heroines
Dining car: dessert
Coach car: Beatrice of The Women of Nell Gwynne’s By Kage Baker

June 10, 2010 - Italy & Africa
Private car: Giada's report - Italy
Private car: Noni's report - Asia
Private car: Jane & Jade's report - Africa
Coach car: Jnembi of Virtuoso by Jon Munger
Coach car: Seshat of As Timeless As Stone by Maeve Alpin
Coach car: Sahdi of The Nubian Queen By Paul Genesse
Private car: meeting - conclusion
Giveaway: Lounge car - book and CD

June 11, 2010 - time travel
Coach car: Octavia of Steamed by Katie MacAlister
Coach car: Laurel of Full Steam Ahead by Nathalie Gray
Coach car: Violet of Mechanical Rose by Nathalie Gray
Coach car: Olivia of Tangled in Time by Pauline B. Jones
Coach car: Johnny and Araminta from Mystery Robin
Coach car: E. Fenwick of Steamside Chronicles by Ciar Cullen
Blogosphere giveaway: Lounge car - magazine

June 12, 2010 - upcoming steampink/ survey/ credits
All cars: Conductor Survey - must complete this for giveaways to be valid
Sleeping car: upcoming steampink books to watch out for
Sleeping car: Menace from Above by Nathalie Gray
Observation car: end credits and acknowledgments

June 14, 2010 - epilogue & giveaways end

Epilogue: Find out what happens after the Menace from Above and make sure and submit all your links and complete survey for giveaway offers.

June 16, 2010 - winners

Announcement: Giveaway winners pt1

June 30, 2010 - winners

Announcement: Giveaway winners pt2

July 2010 - a virtual dirigible ride

Save the date: SteamBoyz - July 9-17, 2010 - the boys in steampunk


* source for most of my romance steam are from Heather at The Galaxy Express

* image source for steampink badge Vecona dress


Books featured:
more hidden in the baggage car to be revealed later...


  1. Oh my my these events sound amazing!! My luggage has been whisked away by a helpful porter, already took out my ticket from my lace purse with my gloved hands and can't wait to start the journey!! :-D

  2. Steampink sounds fun! And I'm with Juju - I also love that dress!

  3. YAY for steampink! I couldn't wait anymore! I'm sooo excited!*_*

    My ticket is:


  4. hi all!
    LOL - regina!
    well it's starting out a cold and misty morning as i board the train. i hope the sun peeks out for me as our train continues to pick up people.

  5. I'm excited, and I'm so glad this starts on a Friday! I needed a little train ride as motivation this morning.

  6. Will be enjoying my train ride! Boosted it on my facebook and twitter. Will do a blog on Monday (company!)

  7. I'm so excited to start this journey!!!

  8. Love the word 'SteamPink'! This sounds like a very fun train ride. I'm hopping on.

  9. So happy SteamPink started. I was on the Via Rail yesterday, and had to meet a connector along the way. But here I is!

  10. So far I'm really enjoying the meet-the-character posts and the giveaways just sound DIVINE. I'm sharing this with several of my friends. SteamPink ahoy!

  11. Little late showing up! Been testing for a job this week. Here's my ticket:


    Going on vacation Thursday, but taking computer so I'll try to join in on as much of the festivities as I can. Go SteamPink!

  12. im enjoyingr eading this for sure deff has my interest


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