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An avatar, making machinima; for now, in the virtual world of SecondLife.

We’re in the Second Life Destination Guide for SLB14!

The celebration begins tomorrow; join the fun!

The NeoVictoria Project at SLB14

Visit the NeoVictoria Project’s parcel! This small community of artists is working together to bring their stories out of SL. The goals of the project are to enjoy great roleplay, make new friends, and create filmed stories (machinima).

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Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Mighty Fall

“A Dark Circus”
~The Mighty Fall

[This roleplay took place on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.]

A Dark Circus Poster

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, tempers run hot.  The company is divided, as rivalry between the acts pushes the performers to risk ever-increasing danger.  Will tonight be the night someone goes too far?

Players:

  • Asil Ares as Tricksty Spider, the Circus Clown
  • DarlaDoll as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen Resident as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • Snowjob as Delores
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena
  • Laysundra Ashes – Gabilondo (tsukinanoodlypooh), Joe McMullen (joemcmullen, DeathlyLovely, ColbyDark, Spica Inventor, LordTempus76, tonydupree48 as the enthusiastic audience!

 

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Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the fourth in a series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ Dissension in the Ranks

“A Dark Circus”
~ Dissension in the Ranks

[This roleplay took place on Saturday, 22 April 2017.]

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire.  Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?

Players:

  • Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
  • DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • TatianaRomanova as Essie
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena

[This video plays best at full-screen.]

Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the third in a series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

“A Dark Circus” ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

The circus troupe performs, with varying degrees of success.  Lloyd is in the audience, taking notes.  He recognizes the Particle Ribbon Dancers; these twins fled the Sidhe Empire when a blackmail plot they had cooking was exposed.

Players:

  • Asil Ares as Tricksty Spider, the Circus Clown
  • DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena
  • Murasaki Kaligawa, Scooby Loochie-Doo, Xabbu Parx and Rend Bertrand as the enthusiastic audience!

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Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the second a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

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Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Portal Opens

“A Dark Circus” ~ The Portal Opens

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

Doctor Seito Akai (adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order), makes a deal with Cerridwen (power center of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness) to open a portal to the Fairelands.  Lloyd Felix, hoping to save his failing circus, convinces her to point said portal to the circus land of Anansi.  With the help of Essie (a half-fae), they create the passage and the NeoLondoners go adventuring.

Players:

  • Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in~Chains
  • TatianaRomanova as Essie
  • Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena

Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the first a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

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The NeoVictoria Project Presents “A Dark Circus”

Welcome to the Dark Circus!

The circus folk of Monsieur Anansi tugboat airship prefer to keep their pasts hidden.   Juggling fire; keeping secrets …balancing all they own on the frailest of wires.  What will happen when a stranger disrupts their equilibrium?

Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for this very special series of roleplay events!

“A Dark Circus” begins Noon (SL-time) on Thursday, 20 April 2017 on the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

This is a roleplay adventure produced exclusively for Fantasy Faire 2017, to benefit Relay-for-Life in the fight against cancer!

Join us and be welcome!

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

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For Fantasy Faire 2017, NeoVictoria Presents a Dark Circus

Fantasy Faire is almost here!

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers.  It’s two weeks of commerce, special events, music & fundraising in fifteen 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$30,000!

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s fourth year sponsoring a region.

We’re thrilled to be reunited with Beq Janus on their fantastical steampunk circus region named “Anansi“.  And we have an exciting roleplay story cycle planned; our schedule is below.  Come and see the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group in action; we welcome you to join in the fun!

Performance Schedule for
“A Dark Circus”

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

Only the first scene is set in NeoVictoria SIM; the rest are in the Anansi SIM in the Fairelands.

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

Everyone is invited to roleplay with us! We’ll be wearing the group tag “NeoVictoria@Anansi”

We will be shooting machinima, so please wear your low-arc, low-script finest.


Scene 1 ~ The Portal is Opened

Time: Thursday, 20 April 2017 from Noon to 3 pm, SL-time
Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness, NeoLondon Town. Take the teleporter in the Visitor Center to the cemetery.  [NeoVictoria SIM]

Event Description

A portal is opened to the fairelands by Cerridwen, the Sidhe of the Cathedral. The NeoLondoners make their way to the circus realm of Anansi.

Scene 2 ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

Time: Friday, 21 April 2017 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, the high-wire is being raised as its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  The company is all a-buzz with the news a promoter will be in the audience, scouting for fresh talent.

Scene 3 ~ Dissension in the Ranks

Time:  Saturday, 22 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-time
Location:  Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire.  Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?

Scene 4 ~ The Mighty Fall

Time: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-Time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, tempers run hot.  The company is divided, as rivalry between the acts pushes the performers to risk ever-increasing danger.  Will tonight be the night someone goes too far? 

Scene 5 ~ Truth Revealed

Time: Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 6 to 9pm, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

Estrella Arian, Queen of the Trapeze, plummeted to her death in what the authorities are describing as MURDER!  Her rival on the highwire has been jailed.  Will Doctor Seito Akai, an Adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order, be able to divine the truth?

Scene 6 ~ Party with Radio Riel

Time: Friday, 28 April 2017 from 6 to 8 PM, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

The roleplay may be over, but the fun continues!  To celebrate the successful conclusion of our Dark Circus story cycle, please join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for an evening of steampunk, circus and dark cabaret tunes, spun live on Fantasy Faire Radio!

Gabrielle Riel
Gabrielle Riel, General Director of Radio Riel, and the Prim Minister of The Riel Estates – St John Parish & St John Woods

Gabrielle Riel of  Radio Riel fame is our DJ for the party;  she will start broadcasting at 6 pm, SL-time.

The party will  not be “in-character”, so come as you are!

 

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What’s Ahead for 2017

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 off this website or IM Asil Ares in-world.

  • TownHall (OOC)
    Friday, 3 February
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for FFaire this year!  Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 12 – From the Earth to the Moon (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 150 of SL’s most exciting makers.  We’ve applied, and if accepted, will have a mini-hunt in a secret location!
  • April Foolery Returns (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 2017 ~ Opening Party (OOC)
    Wednesday, 16 April
    The roleplay groups who create roleplay stories for the faire will be having a party to kick the faire off.   Details will follow!
  • Fantasy Faire 2017 ~ NeoVictoria Presents … (IC)
    20 April to 30 April
    We have a superb story coming for you!  However, we’ll need to keep the wraps on until the Faire is closer!
  • Second Life 14th Birthday (or SLB14) (OOC)
    June 2017
    Hopefully the nice people who produce these birthday celebrations will give us a parcel again this year.  Look for another great build and gifts!
  • Summer Solstice Celebration (IC)
    Wednesday, 21 June
    A summer IC celebration. Let’s start a new tradition! As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice.
  • Treasure Hunt! (OOC)
    July 2017
    Fun free gifts hidden throughout the skylevel.
  • TownHall (OOC)
    Tuesday, 15 August
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’re going to do for the 7th year anniversary celebrations!
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Tuesday, 19 September
    A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh 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  7 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    18 September to 22 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be SEVEN years old!  Look for four-to-five days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Halloween Extravaganza 7 (OOC)
    Tuesday, 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 5 (IC)
    Sunday, 5 November
    To celebrate the 529th 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 4 (IC)
    Saturday, 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.
  • 2017 Photo Contest (OOC)
    Month of December
    Every year, we host a photo contest and every year, people create the most extraordinary images!  As ever, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2018 calendar.
  • Yuletide Ball 4 (IC)
    Thursday, 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!

Report from the 2016 Photo Contest Awards Party

Report from the 2016 Photo Contest Awards Party

Event Details

Time: 20 January 2017 from 6pm to 8 pm
Location: NeoVictoria Skyclub, Machinima SIM
Event Type: party
Organized By: Asil Ares

Event Description

The votes were counted and it was time to toast the winners of the photo contest.  Miss Gabrielle Riel spun fabulous tunes and broadcast the event on the Radio Riel Steampunk channel!

If you missed the event, you can still hear the awesome mix, as she’s posted it to her Mixcloud account, here’s the link.

Asil showered the photo contest winners who were there with Lindens and love.  Maplekey, Kei Kojishi and Veronika Obviate won the “Best in Steampunk Contest”.  Plus, all who attended received a souvenir 2017 calendar featuring the winning photos!

Winners of the 2016 NeoVictoria Photo Contest

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

Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2016 Photo Contest Award Party

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2016 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 Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel will be spinning tunes and there will be a very special souvenir given to all the folks who attend.

Date: Friday, 20 January 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, SecondLife-time

Location: NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM in Second Life

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/98/127/703  (At the landing zone, look for the poster for the SkyClub and click it for a teleport beam to that location.)

Every day in December!
Every day in December!

Prizes:

  • 1st Place – L$5000
  • 2nd Place – L$3000
  • 3rd Place – L$2000
  • 4rd Place – L$1000
  • 5th Place through 12thPlace – L$250 each

To read the official rules, visit the Official Rules for the NeoVictoria Project’s 2016 Photo Contest in our Koin-Up 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 filmed story.  Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.

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