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Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2020 Photo Contest

For Immediate Release
Thursday, 15 October 2020

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2020 Photo Contest

Calling all SecondLife Photographers!

This year, we are hosting a photo contest to celebrate the project’s ten years in Second Life!  The contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay.

Dates: 15 October to 15 November 2020

Location:  The NeoVictoria Estate in Second Life (that’s NeoVictoria and Machinima SIMs).

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/95/127/704

Prizes:

  • 1st Place – L$5000
  • 2nd Place – L$4000
  • 3rd Place – L$2000
  • 4rd Place through 12thPlace  – L$1000 per winner
“I Aim to Misbehave” by Abigale Heron took 3rd Place in the 2015 NeoVictoria Photo Contest

The main criteria are the image is related to our storyworld and must be captured during the contest period on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2020 Photo Contest discussion in our Flickr group.

The first round of judging will be by the NeoVictoria community via the Internet. We’ll present the top 15 images in-world for a final vote to determine the twelve winners. In-world voting will be from 4 December to 15 December and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM.

Winners will be announced in late December at a special party in the NeoLondon SkyClub, date and time to be determined based on the schedules of the winners.

Corcosman Voom's
corcosman voom’s “Rooftop View” was a finalist in the 2015 Contest!

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 filmed story.  Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.

Art for NeoVictoria 2020 Photo Contest

NeoVictoria's 2020 Treasure Hunt
Best contest yet!

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NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 28 Special Edition

A Royal Visit

21 September 2137
NeoLondon, planet NeoVictoria

The NeoLondon Times has learned that Captain Gwyddien ap Glyndwr of the Tuatha de Danaan will visit NeoLondon to honor the anniversary of his sister’s death in the Battle of Green Well, which occurred during the Strand Wars.  His sister was Arianrhod ap Glyndwr and wife to our own Lord Bowley.  Lady Bowley is interred in the crypt in the graveyard of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness.

Captain Gwyddien ap Glyndwr of the Tuatha de Danaan
Captain Gwyddien ap Glyndwr of the Tuatha de Danaan

Captain Glyndwr has a storied history in the royal court as a fierce warrior and a talented skinwalker. His most well-known victory was at the Battle of the Trees, one of the key conflicts of the Sidhe civil war.  There he fought against the sons of Don, enchanting the elementary trees and sedges to rise up as warriors against Don’s forces. The alder led the attack, while the aspen fell in battle, and heaven and earth trembled before the great oaks, who were memorialized as a valiant door keeper against the enemy. To this day, he wears their bones as his mantle.

Lady Bowley
Lady Bowley

Captain Glyndwr has not visited NeoVictoria for many years.  However, his retinue has already transformed Bowley castle to support his stay.  We expect the Captain to arrive, via airship, on Tuesday morning. His public schedule may be found below.

  • Tuesday, 22 September: The Captain Arrives
    Start: 11 AM, SL-time
    Cathedral of Air and Darkness
  • Wednesday, 23 September: Attending the Grave
    Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
    Cemetery, Cathedral of Air and Darkness
  • Friday, 25 September: Party at the Castle
    Start: 4 PM, SL-time
    The Captain hosts a party at Bowley castle.
  • Saturday, 26 September: The Charmed Hunt
    Start: Noon, SL-time
    The Captain organizes a hunt near the Solstice fairgrounds.

All citizens are invited to attend these public events!

Interior of Bowley Castle
Interior of Bowley Castle

The Decimation of Greenwell

[From the archives of the NeoLondon Times]
1 January 840 AD
Planet Greenwell, Strand Republic

Today, the Queen’s forces made great strides toward victory when they defeated all opposing forces on the planet Greenwell and rendered the planet uninhabitable. Now, void of life, it stands as a monument and warning to those who would oppose our beloved Empire.

The_Battle_of_Thermopylae
A scene from the battle

One soldier (who wished to remain anonymous) provided us the details. “The battle was goin poorly …very poorly …we were bein pushed back by them bloody fuckin golems.  Then we got word that the Soul Casters from the Medical Corp was gonna take the field.  Well, you know things are rightly fucked when your bloody healers take the battlefield.  We were given these charms … talisman they were called … and told ta keep ‘em with us at all times!  The next thing we knew, the fucking grass shot up like iron spears, striking the golems straight up their arses to their noses!  The ground started shaking, fire and brimstone erupted …it was bloody chaos. Then the blasted sky turned black!  How the fuck does that happen!?  So many screams from the machines, but not one of us was touched!  Those talisman worked!  Remind me not to piss off those damn bloody soul casters …bloody hell!”

The success of the Talisman Project notwithstanding, there were still heavy casualties to our Majesty’s army. Nearly 500,000 soldiers lost their lives in a series of battles which lasted ten days.  The medical corps lost 75% of their soul casters, almost 10,000 dead.  Most lost their lives activating and controlling the rune-staves that brought such glorious destruction to the enemy.  At the writing of this article, many of the remaining soulcasters remain in critical condition, but are expected to survive.  We are pleased to report that Lieutenant Colonel Katherine Foxtrotter, who conceived and led the Talisman Project, has survived and received a field promotion to full Colonel for her part in the ritual.

Death of Lady Bowley

[From the archives of the NeoLondon Times]
15 January 840 AD
Planet Greenwell, Strand Republic

It is with great regret we report the death of Captain Arianrhod ap Glyndwr of the Tuatha de Danaan, wife to Lord Joseph Bowley, the Governor of planet NeoVictoria. Captain Glyndwr Bowley died as a result of wounds sustained during the Battle of Greenwell.

Captain Glyndwr Bowley was the only casualty of her sub-unit of 120 soldiers, which she led to victory through the ten-day siege of the planet.  The details of her death are somewhat obscured.  What we do know is she was without her talisman when the soul casters released the full-force of their rune-craft against The Strand golems.  Some have reported that she refused to wear the talisman, while others report that she gave hers to one of her human soldiers who had lost theirs in the battle.

Going to the Battle
Going to the Battle

Here is what we do know.  While she was attended by soul casters, they were unable to secure her spirit to a soul cage, so she is lost to us forever.  Lord Bowley has announced a crypt will be constructed in the graveyard of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness and his wife’s remains will be interred there.  We will announce that date, as soon as it is known.

Our sincerest sympathies go to the Bowley and Glyndwr families for this most grievous loss.

The NeoVictoria Project Presents our Tenth Year Anniversary Events!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2019 [Updated 2 October 2020]
10 Year Anniversary Poster
Celebrate ten years in SecondLife!

We are Ten Years Old!

September 2020 marks the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth anniversary.  Over the decade, we have transcribed more than nineteen-hundred roleplays to our community website, produced almost one hundred machinimas, sponsored eight Fantasy Faires, and welcomed hundreds of players into our community.

For the next two months, we celebrate this success with a mixture of roleplay and out-of-character events and the unveiling of a delightful addition to the main SIM.   Everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome.  Come and celebrate with us!

Talk Like a Pirate 2020
Join Radio Riel and the NeoVictorians for Talk Like a Pirate.

Talk Like a Pirate!

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!” As always, we kick-off our anniversary celebration with a live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, that celebrates “International Talk Like A Pirate Day.”

  • Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
  • Time: 7 PM to 9 PM, SL-time (aka Pacific)
  • Gabrielle Riel to disc jockey.
  • MadMechaMessiah to host.
  • There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!
  • Location: The skyclub in Machinima Sim
    SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/98/127/703
ROCKtoberfest!
Come to rock OOCly in the SkyMall with the NeoVictorians!

ROCKtoberfest!

Beer, bratwurst, and brütal krautrock all day!  Different themes planned for every hour.

A Royal Visit
Join the NeoVictorians for ten days of roleplay fun!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “A Royal Visit (with Love and Strife …and Zombies)

Ten days of non-stop roleplay! This series begins on Monday, 21 September 2020, when it is revealed that a Sidhe noble has planned a visit. Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Monday, 21 September: Tales at the Tavern

  • Start: 4 PM, SL-time
  • Lucinda distributes copies of the latest issue of the NeoLondon Times announcing the visits.  Citizens discuss and gossip.
  • Location: The Victoria Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
  • SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/193/130/29 [OR from the final round of the tour, use the scripted teleport for the Tavern.]

Tuesday, 22 September: The Captain Arrives

  • Start: 11 AM, SL-time
  • The NeoLondoners greet the Captain’s arrival via airship on the roof of the Cathedral. A party follows in the main nave.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Wednesday, 23 September: Attending the Grave

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
  • The Captain makes a pilgrimage to his sister’s grave.
  • Location: Graveyard of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Thursday, 24 September: To Lay a Trap

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
  • The Captain makes the rounds, visits with the citizens in the cathedral, including a conversation with Cerridwen.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Friday, 25 September: Party at the Castle

  • Start: 4 PM, SL-time
  • The Captain hosts a party and announces a hunt for the following day.
  • Location: Bowley Castle [NeoVictoria SIM]

Saturday, 26 September: The Charmed Hunt

  • Start: Noon, SL-time
  • The Captain organizes a hunt near the fairgrounds …there may be zombies, there will be murder.
  • Location: Soltice Fairgrounds [NeoVictoria SIM]

Sunday, 27 September: The Scene of the Crime

  • Start: 2 PM, SL-time
  • Auditor Haskell investigates the murder.
  • Location: Soltice Fairgrounds [NeoVictoria SIM]L

Monday, 28 September: An Arrest

  • Start: 4 PM, SL-time
  • Auditor Haskell makes an arrest
  • Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]

Tuesday, 29 September: The Trial Begins

  • Start: 11 AM, SL-Time
  • What will we learn?
  • Location: Courthouse, townhall [NeoVictoria SIM]

Wednesday, 30 September: The Trial Concludes

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
  • Secrets are revealed
  • Location: Courthouse, townhall [NeoVictoria SIM]

In NeoVictoria, we do free-form roleplay.  This means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions.  Dark roleplay means characters may act in aggressive, predatory, criminal, and plain uncomfortable ways.

We use a simple dice-based wearable HUD called the NeoVictoria Roleplay Tool; avatars must wear this to see the roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in our Visitor Center and various locations on our out-of-character SkyMall.

Players don’t have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we ask newcomers to 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.]

NeoVictoria's 2020 Treasure Hunt
Best contest yet!

NeoVictoria’s 2020 Photo Contest

This year, we’ll use Flickr for submissions. Winners to be announced at a special party at the end of November.

  • Shoot on our land level.
  • Publish to Flickr.
  • Include your picture in the NeoVictoria Group and the SL Pic of the day Flickr groups.
  • One picture per avatar.
  • Runs 15 October to 15 November.
Halloween 2020 Square Poster
Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a Halloween 2020 skyclub event!

Halloween Extravaganza 11

In association with Radio Riel, NeoVictoria will have a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Radio Riel will broadcast the event on both Radio Riel Main and Radio Riel Steampunk.

Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha, or Goth style and join us in Machinima SIM.   The party is not a formal roleplay event and is open to all adult Second Life residents; however, child avatars are not permitted.

2020 NeoVictoria Treasure Hunt!
Full of Steampunk goodness!

NeoVictoria’s 2020 Treasure Hunt

For Fantasy Faire 2020, NeoVictoria Presents A Meet-And-Greet At Auxentios’ Pass

Fantasy Faire is almost here!

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts and performers.  It is eighteen day of commerce, special events, music and  fundraising in sixteen SIMs created specifically for this event.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraising effort. Last year’s Fantasy Faire raised more than US$60,000!

Fantasy Faire 2020 Poster
We are Stronger Together

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh year sponsoring the faire; this year, we’re sponsoring the Queensgarden SIM, which is the location for the quest!

And we’re doing meet-and-greet events on Faust Steamer’s fantastical steampunk-inspired region named “Auxentios’ Pass“.

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/Auxentios%20Pass/192/38/61

The NeoVictoria Roleplay Group at Auxentios Pass
Meet the players behind the characters!

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 “NeoVictoria@Auxentios”


April 24 – Friday

Meet and Greet 1

From 6 pm to 8 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 fabulous space on the Auxentios’ Pass 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.

April 28 – Tuesday

Meet And Greet 2

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

Hosted by Jhaesoph Foxdale

April 29 – Wednesday

Meet And Greet 3

From 11 AM to 1 PM, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)

Hosted by Asil Ares

April 30 – Thursday

Meet And Greet 4

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)

Hosted by Asil Ares

May 1 – Friday

Roleplay Class: Cross-Playing Gender In RP

From 11 am to 1 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)

Taught by MadMechaMessiah

In roleplay, possibilities are endless and the purpose of this class is to explore gender expression and playing both within and outside of the players’ gender identity.

NOTE: Location for the classes is the Cassiopeia SIM.

May 4 – Monday

Meet And Greet 5

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)

Hosted by Jhaesoph Foxdale

Schedule for the FFaire 2020 Events
Dates for our Meet and Greets

Here is the link to our page on the Fantasy Faire website:

Meet and Greet: The NeoVictoria Project at Auxentios’ Pass

 

Join Us for a TownHall

Please join us for an out-of-character town hall tomorrow!  We’ll be discussing the coming year and the state of the project.  We are holding two townhalls, so that EU and American folks can represent. 

Townhall 19a

January 17, 2020 from 12pm to 1:30pm, SL-Time – Skyclub Machinima Sim 

Townhall 19b

January 17, 2020 from 5pm to 6:30pm, 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!

SkyClub during the Billi & The SteamPunks Concert
The NeoVictoria SkyClub during a concert

What’s Ahead for 2020

We have exciting events planned for the coming year!  Some are in-character (IC) roleplay events, while others are out-of-character (OOC) parties or townhalls.

Everyone is invited!  If you have questions or want to learn more, send us a note via this website or IM Asil Ares in-world.

  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Friday, 17 January
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for this year!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 15 – [Theme TBA] (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 100 of SL’s most exciting makers.  As always, we’ll apply and if accepted, will have some lovely things in the skymall!
  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Wednesday, 18 March
    Let’s discuss Fantasy Faire!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • April Foolery – Demon Holiday (IC)
    The first of April is a holiday for the demons of the Sidhe empire …the one day a year they can play tricks on the citizenry with little chance of the authorities pressing charges.  What will they do this year?
  • Fantasy Faire 2020 ~ NeoVictoria Presents a Meet and Greet (OOC)
    23 April to 3 May
    Celebrating its twelfth year, Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world.  We will sponsor and have a lovely build on one of the SIMs, and look forward to meeting new players and chatting about roleplay!
  • Summer Solstice Celebration (IC)
    Friday, 21 June
    A summer IC celebration.  What will we find in the NeoLondon fair grounds this year?  As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice
  • Second Life 17th Birthday (or SLB17) (OOC)
    Second Life turns 17 years old on 23 June 2020.  Hopefully the nice people who produce these birthday celebrations will give us a parcel again this year.  Look for a great build and gifts!
  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Wednesday, 15 July
    Let’s discuss our tenth year anniversary events!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Saturday, 19 September
    A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth year in Second Life!  This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!
  • NeoVictoria’s  10 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    20 September to 30 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be TEN years old!  Look for many  days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Treasure Hunt (OOC)
    Begins Thursday, 1 October
    To celebrate our anniversary, we’ll host a OOC treasure hunt in our OOC skylevel.  Look for roleplay tools and costumey bits and lots of fun (free) stuff!
  • Photo Contest (OOC)
    Begins Friday, 2 October and ends 29 October
    This is a contest with a twist.  It must contain one of the gifts from the treasure hunt and be taken somewhere in NeoVictoria or Machinima SIM.  The top ten photographers will receive Lindens!  The winners will be announced on Halloween.
  • Halloween Extravaganza 11 (OOC)
    Thursday, 31 October
    In association with Radio Riel, NeoVictoria is having a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays.  Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their main channel and we’ll have an costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub with a steampunk theme.  Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha or Goth style and join us in Machinima SIM.
  • Bonfire Night Masquerade 7 (IC)
    Thursday, 5 November
    To celebrate the 532st anniversary of Guy Fawkes Day, the city of NeoLondon plans a gala event.   Mr. Fawkes was a famous shapeshifter who used his skills to amass gunpowder (and it was rumored there were other fell objects) beneath the parliament building in 1605.  In imitation of Guy, don masks, change your shape and hair, disguise your voice (or rp style) and join in the frivolity.
  • Clockwerk Gala 6 (IC)
    Monday, 11 November
    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; its held in Buckingham Slithen and all the Court attends.  Here the most valiant of the year’s warriors are awarded the Sidhe Cross.
  • Yuletide Ball 8 (IC)
    Monday, 21 December
    Our traditional end-of-year IC celebration.  As ever, tied to the actual Winter solstice!

Lots of roleplay happens that’s not planned, or only planned a week in advance, so join our in-world group or public announcer for as-it-happens alerts!

Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a 2019 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 31 October 2019

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present a 2019 Halloween Event

A celebration marking All Hallows’ Eve in Second Life!

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

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Time: 6 pm to 9 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 Riel will broadcast the event over their Steampunk channel with Gabrielle Riel and friends will disc jockey.

Two contests: best in “he” and best in “she”. The lucky top-three winners of the popular votes will receive Lindens!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.

About Radio Riel: An Internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors, Radio Riel 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.
Website: http://radioriel.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.


The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Boston Tea Affair”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 21 September 2019

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Boston Tea Affair“.

Three days of non-stop roleplay, celebrating the NeoVictoria Project’s ninth year in Second Life!

This series of roleplay events begins on Sunday, 22 September 2019 when a circusman comes to town.   Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/193/130/29

[OR from the Visitor’s Center, use the scripted teleport for the White Mansion.]

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 characters may 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 the roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in our Visitor Center and various locations on our out-of-character skymall.

Players don’t have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we do 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.]

The Boston Tea Affair
The Boston Tea Affair
Three afternoons of dark roleplay,
beginning Sunday,
22 September 2019
at 5 PM, SL-Time.
Our 9 year Anniversary series of in-character events!

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

The Boston Tea Affair, P1

Time: Sunday, 22 September from 5 PM to 8 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Hare House  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Kenoshi Shilova
Event Description: Jean-Renaud is hosting a tea party at his house near the castle, where he is meeting with some representatives of a circus who want to come to NeoLondon.

The Boston Tea Affair, P2

Time: Wednesday, 25 September from 5 PM to 8 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Hare House  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description
: The Impresario of the circus has had it in for their bookkeeper for a long time because he’s suspected embezzlement. But she’s been popular with the troupe and he can’t just fire her. So MURDER is the solution and Jean-Renaud is who he plans to take the fall.

The Boston Tea Affair, P3

Time: Tuesday, 1 October from 5 PM to 9 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Courtroom of the Townhall  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: MadMechaMessiah
Event Description:  Will Jean-Renaud be convicted?  Come to the courthouse and see!

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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2019 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2019

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2019’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s NInth Year in Second Life!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  Miss Gabrielle Riel to Disc Jockey.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!

Date:  Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: 7 pm to 9 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


International Talk Like A Pirate Day is Thursday, 19 September 2019 and also marks the ninth anniversary of the NeoVictoria Project in Second Life!  To celebrate we’re having a costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub and it’s a pirate theme. Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their main channel and their Steampunk channel with Miss Gabrielle Riel as our disc jockey. The lucky he and she to win the “best in” costume contest will each receive Lindens!  The music starts at 7 PM, SL-time, with contest voting after 8 PM.  [Our “Talk Like a Pirate” party is open to all adult Second Life residents and is not a formal roleplay event.]

About Radio Riel: An Internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors, Radio Riel 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.
Website: http://radioriel.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.


Art for “Talk Like a Pirate” Party, 2019

Talk Like a Pirate 2019
Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!”
A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s Ninth year in Second Life!
This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”. Gabrielle Riel to Disc Jockey. There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!

For Fantasy Faire 2019, NeoVictoria Presents A Meet-And-Greet At Tensor’s Flying Market

Fantasy Faire is almost here!

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers.  It’s eighteen day of commerce, special events, music & fundraising in sixteen SIMs created specifically for this event.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraising effort. Last year’s Fantasy Faire raised more than US$50,000!

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s sixth year sponsoring the faire; this year, we’re sponsoring the Fairelands Junction!

And we’re doing meet-and-greet events on Riven’s fantastical Arabian steampunk-inspired region named “Tensor’s Flying Market“.  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: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tensors%20Flying%20Market/151/122/124

2019 FFaire Advert
Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay group for a meet & greet!

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 “NeoVictoria@Tensors”


April 19 – Friday

Roleplay Class: Character Arcs

From 9 am to 10:30 am, SL-Time

Taught by MadMechaMessiah
Throughout fiction, we regularly encounter three basic character arcs: Positive, Negative, and Flat. This class is devoted to breaking down these character arcs, explaining why they all can make for satisfying character progression, and discussing why not only writers should make use of them but us roleplayers.

Meet And Greet 1

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time

Hosted by Asil Ares

The NeoVictoria Project invites all citizens and wanderers of the Fairelands to join us for our Meet-and-Greet on the Tensors’ Flying Market SIM. We will talk to them out-of-character, explain our storyworld, and let them practice rp on our in-character stage.

April 20 – Saturday

Meet And Greet 2

From 9 am to 11 am, SL-Time

Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 21 – Sunday

Meet And Greet 3

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time

Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 23 – Tuesday

Roleplay Class: Why Do Sim-Wides

From 9:30 am to 11 am, SL-Time

Hosted by Asil Ares

Many groups do them; some folks love them and others avoid them like plague. This class will delve into how SIM-wides can be used to bring communities together, how they can be abused, and what we can do as players and admins, to make them better!

Meet And Greet 4

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time

Hosted by Asil Ares

April 24 – Wednesday

Meet And Greet 5

From 9 am to 11 am, SL-Time

Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 25 – Thursday

Meet And Greet 6

From 9 am to 11 am, SL-Time

Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 27 – Saturday

Meet And Greet 7

From 9 am to 11 am, SL-Time

Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

SLUrl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tensors%20Flying%20Market/151/122/124

April 28 – Sunday

Meet And Greet 8

From 7 am to 9 am, SL-Time

Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

SLUrl: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tensors%20Flying%20Market/151/122/124