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

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!

More About the Project

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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

What’s Ahead for 2019

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.

  • TownHall (OOC)
    Thursday, 24 January
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for this year’s Fantasy Faire!  Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5:30 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 14 – [Theme TBA] (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 150 of SL’s most exciting makers.  As always, we’ll apply and if accepted, will have a mini-hunt in the skymall!
  • 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?
  • TownHall (OOC)
    Friday, 5 April
    Let’s discuss the state of the project!  We’ll meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5:30 PM, SL-time. 
  • Fantasy Faire 2019 ~ NeoVictoria Presents … (IC)
    18 April to 28 April
    We have a story coming!  However, details are under wraps until the Faire is closer!
  • Second Life 16th Birthday (or SLB16) (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)
    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
  • TownHall (OOC)
    Thursday, 15 August
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’re going to do for the 9th year anniversary celebrations!
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Thursday, 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  9 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    20 September to 26 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be NINE years old!  Look for four-to-five days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Halloween Extravaganza 10 (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)
    Tuesday, 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.
  • 2019 Photo Contest (OOC)
    Month of December
    Some years, we host a photo contest and people create the most extraordinary images!  As ever, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2020 calendar.
  • Yuletide Ball 6 (IC)
    Saturday, 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 2018 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 31 October 2018

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present a 2018 Halloween Event

Advert for 2018 Halloween Event
Join us in the skyclub tonight!

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 to Disc Jockey.   There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes!

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2018
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 (take the teleporter to the skyclub as rezz-point).  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 as our disc jockey.

The lucky he and she to win the “best in” will each 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 Wild Hunt”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2019

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Wild Hunt”.

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

This series of roleplay events begins on Thursday, 20 September 2018, with the re-appearance of the mysterious Greenman.   Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/71/73/3003

[OR from the Visitor’s Center, use the scripted teleport for the Solstice Fairground.]

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.]

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Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for our Anniversary

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

 The Wild Hunt #1

Time: Thursday, 20 September from 3 to 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description: The Green Man returns to NeoLondon and tells of his plight.

The Wild Hunt #2

Time: Friday, 21 September from 11 AM to 1 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description
: Will the brave citizens of NeoLondon be able to come up with a plan to help the hunted hunter?

The Wild Hunt #3

Time: Saturday, 22 September from 6 to 9 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: MadMechaMessiah
Event DescriptionPreparations are being made for the inevitable.

The Wild Hunt #4

Time:  Sunday, 23 September from 2 to 5 PM, SL-Time
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: MadMechaMessiah
Event DescriptionThe spirits of the Wild Hunt arrive.

More About the Project

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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2018 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 19 September 2018

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2018’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s eigth 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:  Wednesday, 19 September 2018
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


International Talk Like A Pirate Day is Wednesday, 19 September 2018 and also marks the eigth 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 6 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, 2018

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Join Gabrielle Riel and the NeoVictoria community!

Join us for SLB15!

The Second Life Birthday Celebration starts this Sunday!  Come and join in the celebration …SecondLife is fifteen years old!

This beautiful lighthouse was build by SaberBadkatt to celebrate the NeoVictoria Project; a dark roleplay community of the steampunk variety. Climb to the top and enjoy some gifts!  Here’s the SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL15B%20Dazzle/237/20/23

NeoVictoria at Dazzle
Our build for the SLB15 Birthday Celebration

The SL Community Celebration is a resident-supported celebration for residents of Second Life. The entire event including coordination of exhibitors, performers, volunteers and presentation is created by and for residents on a solely volunteer basis. This event has run for over 10 years.  Learn more here: http://www.slcommunitycelebration.info/

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 3

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 3

Time: 21 April 2018 from 3 to 5 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: MadMechaMessah

Players: MadMechaMessiah as Leander Hatfield; Paisley Dawes as Idalia Weed; melonnyvix as Melonny; and Hmmmph Stevaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Undertaker and the Widow depart from NeoLondon to visit the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling Mister Hatfield’s impressive collection of funeralia.  They discover the people of the fairelands have unique customs of their own …urns used for stew …urns used for pets …at least the Undertaker made a bulk sale for one customer’s personal pet cemetery!  As for Miss Black and her strange ailment? The Healer and the Auditor remained sequestered with the poor female.  Let us hope Mister Hatfield’s services won’t be needed too soon!

[Pictures to follow in the future.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 2

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 2

Time: 20 April 2018 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; MadMechaMessiah as Haskell Faustus; Snowjob as Ramu Suzuka; LadyLyndon as Jane Black; Asil Ares as Asil Clockwerk; melonnyvix as Melonny and Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Healer from NeoLondon visits the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling her Sleepytime Jam, only to discover one of their members may have been infected by a dark shadow. Will the Auditor be able to find lore in the Library that will aid Miss Black, or will the shadow devour her?  Can Hmmmph and Melonny start a friendship based only on drink and weapons?  Is the mysterious Ramu Suzuka really blind, or is it an elaborate con?  Join us and find out!

Fun Fact: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Good Emporiums are known throughout the Sidhe Empire; they have stores on all the Sidhe worlds, as well as several of the fairelands.

[Pictures will follow at a later date.]