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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.

Continue reading Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2021 Photo Contest Award Party

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!

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.]

Continue reading Your Invitation to Our Seventh Clockwerk Gala

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.


Your Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2021 Photo Contest

For Immediate Release
Thursday, 7 October 2021

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2021 Photo Contest

Calling all Second Life Photographers!

We are hosting a photo contest to celebrate the project’s eleven (11) years in Second Life!  The contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay.

Dates: 15 October to 15 November 2021

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
Abigale Heron 2020 Photo Contest Winner
Abigale Heron with her picture “The game of nothingness”.

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 2021 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 7 December to 20 December and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM.

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

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 2021 Photo Contest

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

Continue reading Your Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2021 Photo Contest

Join Us for Our 25th 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 25a

6 October at 11 AM SL-Time
Skyclub Machinima Sim 

Townhall 25b

6 October 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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The NeoVictoria Project Presents our Eleventh Year Anniversary Events!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2021

We are Eleven Years Old!

September 2021 marks the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth anniversary.  Over the years, we have transcribed more than two-thousand roleplays to our community website, produced almost one hundred machinimas, sponsored nine 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.   Everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome.  Come and celebrate with us!

Poster for The Nightmare
Play a victim or play to find a cure!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Nightmare

Ten days of non-stop roleplay! This series begins on Monday, 20 September 2021, when a deadly green fog makes its appearance in the sewers under the city. Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Monday, 20 September: Beginnings

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-time
  • A green fog appears in certain spots in the NeoLondon sewers. Townfolk begin to feel its effects.
  • Location: The Sewers [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 sewers.]

Tuesday, 21 September: The Fog

  • Start: Noon, SL-time
  • The fog, and the effect, begins to spread.
  • Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]

Thursday, 23 September: Creeping Dread

  • Start: Noon, SL-Time
  • We now have a full flung pandemic, with characters in different stages of the disease. The healer gets caught up.
  • Location: Apothecary [NeoVictoria SIM]

Saturday, 25 September: Bodies Pile

  • Start: Noon, SL-Time
  • The town healer has found a way to stop the progression of the disease by putting the infected into stasis chambers. The main nave of the cathedral becomes the impromptu holding area.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Monday, 27 September: Solutions

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-time
  • A possible cause it reveals and the search for Doctor Akai commences.
  • Location: Apothecary [NeoVictoria SIM]

Tuesday, 28 September: Breakthrough

  • Start: Noon, SL-time
  • The loci of the infection is revived. Doctor Akai and the mortician contrive a way to revive the townpeople in stasis.
  • Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]

Thursday, 30 September: Wrap Up

  • Start: 3 PM, SL-time
  • The treatment is applied to the remaining infected and the fog fades from the sewers.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [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 2021 Photo Contest

We will 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.
2021 Halloween Party Poster
Spend a spooky night in the skyclub.

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

  • Saturday, 31 October 2020
  • Time: 6 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!
  • Location: The Skyclub in Machinima Sim
    SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima

About the Featured Picture Image

Henry Fuseli’s “The Nightmare” was created in 1781 and became of the artist’s best known works.  He recreated it on several occasions.  It suggests what the sleeper feels, not what they see.  When planning this SIM-wide, this painting was one of our inspirations.