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Road Trip #2: Travels Through Time

Steampunk Hands Around the World #2

For the past few years our local steampunk community has been involved in the Time Travellers Picnic. This event is traditionally held on the 8th of December.  We usually schedule the event on the closest weekend (if it’s during the week) – but as we are time travellers, any day can be the 8th.  And you can join in- anywhere in the world.

Come back with me in time… to 8th December,

2017:

2016:

 2015:

and finally, 2014:

How to Picnic in steampunk Time Traveler style:

What you will need:

  • A spiffy outfit. All time travelers need protection from the elements. Steampunk is the perfect combination of whimsical and practical.
  • A sense of fun. Take time from the everyday.  Slow down. Enjoy the company. Who knows what, or who, you will meet?
  • Good food (especially chocolate cakes!)
  • And tea.  What better way to enjoy your tea but with…
  • tea cups!
  • A picnic rug to keep your outfit pristine.
  • Protection from the sun and errant time winds. A top hat or parasol is recommended.
  • A map. Ensure your cartographer has marked the map accurately, accounting for local time shifts.
  • and, most importantly, good company.

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?” 
– Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

We’re having a picnic! Come join us.

Videos/Photography ©Karen Carlisle

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2018

Next month is Steampunk Hands Around the World month. I’m going on a road trip. Jump in the wagon and join the ride!

For more information read Airship Ambassador’s
PRESS RELEASE

“Steampunk Hands Around the World IV
Get your steam vehicle powered up – we’re going on a Steampunk Road Trip! Join in to see the interesting people, places, and groups which are part of our steampunk community all around the world.”

Steampunks from all over the world share posts via Airship Ambassdor’s webpage and a dedicated FB page.#SHAW #steampunkhands

Artwork © 2018 Alex Xpike


The Illusioneer & Other Tales: Book Blog Tour

This is my first Book Blog Tour.

The tour celebrates the upcoming publication of the paperback compilation – The Illusioneer & Other Tales:
The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal #3.

You can follow the blog tour on my webpage, twitter or on the FB event page: The Illusioneer & Other Tales: Book Blog Tour

Watch out for these posts: (Australian Central Time)

Monday 25th Sept: I’m doing a guest blog post, Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cautionary Tale (Researching Viola Stewart’s Adventures), on book blogger Suzie Eisfelder’s blog: Suz’s Space

Tues 26th Sept: Poet and author Christopher Hawes will be interviewing me for his blog.

Thurs 28th Sept: Penny Blake is doing a book review on her blog, The Curious Adventures of Messrs Smith and Skarry.

Friday 29th Sept: Book review by steampunk author and enthusiast, Lynne Lumsden Green, on Cogpunk Steamscribe 

Sat 30th Sept: Interview by Stephanie Kato on her blog.

Sunday 1st Oct: I’ll be doing a guest blog post on steampunk author, David Lee Summers’ blog

Thanks to fellow authors, book bloggers and steampunks for taking part.

I’ll also be hanging around on the FB event page, so if you have questions or comments, please post away. I’ll do my best.