Fantasy Faire 2022: The NeoVictoria Project at Bassett Town

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s ninth  year sponsoring the faire; this year, we’re sponsoring the Fairelands Junction, which is the heart of the faire and the jump-point to all the other regions. All monies raised are donated to the American Cancer Society as part of their Relay for Life fundraiser!

Meet and Greets at Bassett Town

We are doing meet-and-greet events on Faust Steamer’s western steampunk-inspired region named “Bassett Town“.

These are out-of-character events where players from the NeoVictoria community will be available to discuss the project, the story-world and how to get involved.   [There will even be a stage where folks can practice role-playing!]

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bassett%20Town/184/101/63

Schedule

ALL TIMES ARE SECOND LIFE TIMES (a.k.a PDT – Pacific Daylight Time)

Everyone is invited to visit with us!  Our avatars will be wearing the group tag “~NeoVictorian~”

Join us in Bassett Town!
Join us in Bassett Town!

22 April – Friday

Meet and Greet 1

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Asil Ares

The NeoVictoria Project invites all citizens and wanderers of the Fairelands to join us for our Meet-and-Greet in our home on the Bassett Town SIM.

We’ll be chatting with folks about the storyworld, what it’s like to roleplay in NeoVictoria, and how to get involved.  These events are Out-of-Character (OOC), so no pressure to roleplay!  Also, gifts and games.

23 April – Saturday

Meet And Greet 2

From 4 pm to 6 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Xiuhcohtl Balazic (a.k.a. Anya Greer)

24 April – Sunday

Meet And Greet 3

From 2 pm to 4 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah (a.k.a. Leander Hatfield)

25 April – Monday

Meet And Greet 4

From 10 am to Noon, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah (a.k.a. Leander Hatfield)

26 April – Tuesday

Meet And Greet 5

From 6 pm to  8 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Asil Ares

27 April  – Wednesday

Meet And Greet 6

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Asil Ares

28 April – Thursday

Meet And Greet 7 with Live DJ

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Asil Ares

And our LIVE DJ!!  Bring your steampunk and dark Victorian fineness. We’ll figure out a clever way to do a contest with the winners benefiting RFL.

29 April – Friday

Meet And Greet 8

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah (a.k.a. Leander Hatfield)

30 April – Saturday

Meet And Greet 9

From 4 pm to 6 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

1 May – Sunday

Meet And Greet 10

From 10 am to Noon, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Xiuhcohtl Balazic (a.k.a. Anya Greer)

2 May – Monday

Meet And Greet 11

From Noon to 2 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

3 May – Tuesday

Meet And Greet 12

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Asil Ares

4 May – Wednesday

Meet And Greet 13

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Paisley Dawes

6 May – Thursday

Meet And Greet 14

From 4 pm to 6 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

Our final event of the faire and its a party!  Come enjoy our LIVE DJ!!  Bring your steampunk and dark Victorian fineness.

Our Offerings to this year’s Relay for Life Vendors!

A Steamy Mesh Corset

Steampunk Corset
Maitreya, Belleza, Slink + 5 Fitmesh sizes with Alpha from Ava Bloodrose

A Garden Hideaway

An Unexpected Guest Garden
7m x 7m and only 29 LI. Mod/Copy

The Unicorn’s Path

A Garden for Petite Avatars
7m x 4m 18 LI Mod/Copy

The Trevithick Carriage

Trevithick Carriage
A rideable that can hold three avatars plus the driver. Full mesh!  Scripting from Iexo Bethune and mesh object from Tarquin Evermore.

Here is the link to our page on the FFaire website:

https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/meet-and-greets-2022-neovictoria/

Sky Pirate Radio Presents Tori Landau

The NeoVictoria Project is please to announce that Sky Pirate Radio has returned to the airwaves.  Our first offering is Miss Tori Landau!

Please join us in the NeoVictoria Skyclub in Machinima SIM on Wednesday for two hours of delicious steampunk and dark cabaret.

SkyClub in Machinima SIM
The SkyClub in Machinima SIM, we do Steampunk and dark cabaret

Report from the 2021 Photo Contest Awards Party

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Report from the 2021 Photo Contest Awards Party

Event Details

Time: 5 January 2022 from Noon to 2 PM, SL-time
Location: NeoVictoria Skyclub, Machinima SIM
Event Type: OOC Party
Organized By: Asil Ares

Event Description

The votes were counted and it was time to toast the winners of the project’s 2021 photo contest.  DJ Malachi Kolache of Club Friction spun a fabulous collection of tunes and did a great job as our MC.  Asil showered the winners with Lindens and the crowd showed them love.  Plus, all who attended received a souvenir 2022 calendar featuring the winning photos!  If you could like a calendar, visit the skyclub to get your free copy.

Winners of the 2021 NeoVictoria Photo Contest

Below are pictures of the winners by their photos, which will remained staged at the skyclub for the next ten months.  Links lead back to the original photo on Flickr.

First Place: MadMechaMessiah ~ Revenant

MadMechaMessiah with their winning photo:
MadMechaMessiah with their winning photo: “Revenant”

Second Place:  ViktorSavior ~ NeoVictoria

ViktorSavior ~ NeoVictoria
Viktor Savior with their photo “NeoVictoria”

Third Place: Mandy Bergamasco ~ Titulo Adios paloma [Goodbye paloma] Otoño

Mandy Bergamasco ~ Titulo Adios paloma [Goodbye paloma]
Mandy Bergamasco with their photo “Titulo Adios paloma” [Goodbye paloma]

Fourth Place: hilaire Beaumont ~ le Symbole

hilaire Beaumont ~ le Symbole
hilaire Beaumont with their photo “le Symbole”

Fifth Place: maxlutor ~ Witches House

5th place - maxlutor ~ Witches House
maxlutor with their photo “Witches House”

Sixth Place: Daikota ~ Daikota And Her Demon At NeoLondon

Daikota And Her Demon At NeoLondon
“Daikota And Her Demon” [Player was not able to attend the party.]

Seventh Place: Studio Yue ~ Finally Captured

7th place - Studio Yue ~ Finally Captured
Studio Yue with their photo “Finally Captured”

Eighth Place: WalkerCole ~ NeoVictoria

 8th place WalkerCole ~ NeoVictoria
WalkerCole with their photo “NeoVictoria”

Ninth Place: Ava Bloodrose Delaney ~ NeoVictoria

9th Place - Ava Bloodrose Delaney ~ NeoVictoria
Ava Bloodrose Delaney with their photo “NeoVictoria”

Tenth Place: MariahMaximilliana ~ Enjoying my weekend in NeoVictoria

MariahMaximilliana Resident Title: Enjoying my weekend in NeoVictoria
“Enjoying my weekend in NeoVictoria” [Player was not able to attend the party.]

Eleventh Place: Petr Marksman ~ Clock Tower

Petr Marksman - Photocontest - Neo Victoria - Clock Tower - November 2021
“Clock Tower” [Player was not able to attend the party.]
Twelfth Place: Caliandris Pendragon ~ NeoVictoria in April
12th place - Caliandris Pendragon ~ NeoVictoria in April
Caliandris Pendragon with their photo “NeoVictoria in April”

Congratulations to everyone who participated.  It was a great showing; thank you!

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Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2021 Photo Contest Award Party

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2021 Photo Contest Award Party!

The votes have been counted!

And we’re having a party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub to celebrate the excellent work and reward the folks who did it!  Live DJ Malachi Kolache of Club Friction will be spinning tunes and there will be a very special souvenir given to all the folks who attend.

Date: Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Time: Noon to 2:00 PM, SecondLife-time

Location: NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM in Second Life

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/98/127/703

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Join us in the skyclub

Prizes:

– 1st Place: L$5000
– 2nd Place: L$4000
– 3rd Place: L$2000
– 4th Place through 8th Place: L$1000 per winner

To read the official rules, visit the
Contest Rules for the 2021 NeoVictoria Photo Contest
in our Flickr group.

About the Project

About The NeoVictoria Project: NeoVictoria is a unique dark roleplay platform that brings creative people together in a supportive and collaborative environment.  Built with a Steampunk aesthetic, the goal of The NeoVictoria Project is to create a virtuous circle where roleplay becomes a filmed story.  Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.

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In-World Voting Begins for the 2021 Photo Contest!

The NeoVictoria 2021 Photo Contest Wants Your Vote!

Photo Contest In-World
In-World Instructions

Visit the SkyClub in Machinima SIM to cast your Vote!

Fifteen images are now staged in-world and ready to receive your vote.

Dates: 4 December to 15 December

Location: NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM in Second Life

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/101/144/703

One vote per avatar; vote only for the photos you love!
One vote per avatar; vote only for the photos you love!

The main criteria was the image was related to our storyworld and was captured on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life in October and November.

To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2021 Photo Contest discussion in our Flickr group.

2021 Photo Contest Poster
Take your shot, starting 15 October 2021!

Happy voting!

Your Invitation to Trade Wars!

Trade Wars, Episode V:
The Portal Imp Guild Strikes Back

Trade Wars, Episode V: The Portal Imp Guild Strikes Back
Our November and December roleplay event

Portal imps are essential to the function of the Sidhe Empire on account of being the only ones who can reliably navigate the portal network between the empire’s worlds.  Naturally, they’re a huge part of the transport industry.  As the story of this sim-wide opens, shipments just suddenly stop.   Any attempt to contact the Portal Imp Guild are met with endless transfers of department.  Even low-ranking guild members can’t get a straight answer at first.  But then word gets to them that there’s a strike going on, and most of those imps end up being part of the strike.

What has caused this state of affairs?  Some imps strike for the want of full citizenship.  Others say it is a coupe within the senior management of the guild itself.  Still others hint at a puppet-master in the shadows who is playing a longer game and the Portal Imps are simply their first gambit.  Conspiracy theories abound.

Whatever the truth, for the citizens of NeoLondon, this strike  means shortages of goods that begin as an inconvenience but soon escalate to life threatening.

We kick this sim-wide off on Saturday, 20 November 2021 at 4 PM, SL-time.  Meet in the marketplace.

Want to play an imp?

Grendel’s Children has a FREE portal imp avatar.  We’ve used it for years as the standard portal imp avatar.  Comes with wings and a tail and a free AO.

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avaria%20Tor/119/38/324

Put yourself in fly-mode before you teleport in.  Once there, navigate to the location.  The vendor is on an upper level, turn the viewer’s beacon on and follow the arrow.

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Join Us for Our 26th TownHall

Please join us for an out-of-character town hall. We’ll be discussing the state of the project.  We are doing two townhalls, the first for folks in the UK and EU, and the latter for the folks in the Americas.

Townhall 26a

17 Nov at 11 AM SL-Time
Skyclub Machinima Sim 

Townhall 26b

17 Nov 2021 at 3:30  PM SL-Time
Skyclub Machinima Sim 

If you have never been to NeoVictoria, or are looking for a way to get more involved, this is a perfect event for you.  Everyone is welcome.  Join us!

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Your Invitation to Our Seventh Clockwerk Gala

The NeoVictoria Project Presents Our Seventh Clockwerk Gala

Clockwerk Gala
Join us at 3 PM, SL-time

An afternoon of roleplay, celebrating the Sidhe empire’s clockwerk warriors!

Dress your avatar in Steampunk-style, pick up an NRT HUD in the Visitor Center, and join us in the tavern for an afternoon of roleplay.  Excellent opportunity for new players!

Time: Thursday, 11 November 2021 from 3pm to 5pm, SL-time
Location: Victoria Inn & Tavern, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/134/203/756

Background on the Clockwerk Balls

Often sponsored by local veteran associations, “Clockwerk Galas” are very popular affairs, serving as fund-raisers and recruitment.  The most amazing is held every Fall in Old London on Old Earth.  It runs a fortnight with the oldest houses vying to raise the most money with fantastical parties and auctions.  The “Royal Clockwerk Ball” closes the festivities; it’s held in Buckingham Slithen and all the Court attends.  Here the most valiant of the year’s warriors are awarded the Sidhe Cross.

The NeoLondoners are planning one evening of celebration, in the Victoria Inn and Tavern.   All clockwerks are welcome. All proceeds going to the local widows and orphans fund. [This is roleplay; no actual money is being raised.]

In the Sidhe Empire we find three kinds of mecha.

  • Augments (living creatures with clockwerk parts),
  • Automatons (clockwerk dolls housing conscious souls),
  • and Strand Constructs (golems of pure machine consciousness).

To learn more about how to play a clockwerk character in the Neo’Verse, read the excerpt on the Cyborg Concordance on this site and join in the fun!

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About the Roleplay: In NeoVictoria, we do free-form dark roleplay.  Free-form means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions.  Dark roleplay means that characters often act in aggressive, predatory, criminal and/or plain uncomfortable ways.  We use a simple dice-based wearable HUD called the NeoVictoria Roleplay Tool ; avatars must wear this to see roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in the out-of-character skymall.

Players do not have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we ask newcomers take a tour of the Visitor Center in NeoVictoria SIM to learn about the storyworld before joining in the roleplay.

[Observer tags are also available for players who want to visit the land level, but not roleplay.]

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My Entry to NeoVictoria Photo Contest 2021

The title image here is my entry for the NeoVictoria Photo Contest 2021. It runs until 15th November 2021 and anyone can enter. Just take a Steampunk style snapshot in either of the NeoVictoria Project regions and post it in the Flickr group, then comment on the rules post that you consent to the terms.

The First prize is 5000 L$ so it’s wotrh a quick snap!

Press Release: https://neovictoria.tv/2021/10/07/your-invitation-to-the-neovictoria-2021-photo-contest/

Arrival Point: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/18/129/703

NeoVictoria Flickr Group: secure.flickr.com/groups/neovictoria/

Rules post: https://flic.kr/gd/hZrgw
(Which you should read, since you have to comment on it to enter.)

Below are a few of my other snaps that I considered entering for the contest:

Outfit Credits:

2021 Photo Contest Poster
Take your shot, starting 15 October 2021!

Photo Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/67/174/34

Originally posted on my blog Ava’s Chronicles

Radio Nightingale and the NeoVictoria Project present a 2021 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 29 October 2021

Radio Nightingale & the NeoVictoria Project present their 2021 Halloween Event

Poster Art for 2021 Halloween Party
Join us in the skyclub for some OOC Halloween fun!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Nightingale’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate all things spooky and scary.   Gabrielle Riel Morningstar to Disc Jockey.   There will be prizes for best costumes!

Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021
Time: 6 PM to 8:30 PM, Pacific-time (Second Life-time)
Location: The NeoVictoria SkyClub in Second Life [Machinima SIM]
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/98/127/703


Halloween will be celebrated all around the world with costume parties, bonfires, divination, haunted attractions and trick-or-treating!  We’re having a costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub and it’s a steampunk theme.  Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha or Goth styles and join us in Machinima SIM .  The party is not a roleplay event and is open to all adult Second Life residents.  However, child avatars are not permitted.

Radio Nightingale will broadcast the event over their Steampunk channel and Gabrielle Riel Morningstar will disc jockey.

There will be contests for best costumes.  The lucky top-three winners of the popular votes will receive Lindens!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.

Tap the image to go to its Flickr page, where you can see the 360-degree effect.

About Radio Nightingale:  Formerly known as Radio Riel, they are an internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors.  Radio Nightingale produces six audio streams providing a unique selection of music, spoken-word, drama and additional programming to inform, educate and entertain, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Stream: http://steampunk.radionightingale.org .  Contact for Radio Riel: Gabrielle Riel.

About The NeoVictoria Project: NeoVictoria is a unique dark roleplay platform that brings creative people together in a supportive and collaborative environment. The goal of The NeoVictoria Project is to create a virtuous circle where roleplay becomes filmed story.
Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.


…a Steampunk adventure in machinima and dark roleplay

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