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Announcements and information on special events.

NeoVictoria is Participating in the Steam XVI Hunt

It’s an 8 gift mini-hunt!

The only Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SecondLife is produced by Historical Hunts.  This is our 11th year contributing and this year we’re stop 82!

We usually do a mini-hunt: this one features lovely, pirate themed props and accessories!

We have eight gifts staged throughout our Pirate Lair (created exclusively for this hunt!) on the skylevel of NeoVictoria SIM.

Our skylevel is always out-of-character (OOC), so hunters won’t disrupt the roleplay.

Here’s the list:

Large "Wooden" Mesh Beams
Large “Wooden” Mesh Beams
Crate with Tablecloth
Use it as a prop: add sits or place for visual appeal. Perfect to a pirate’s lair or a warehouse picnic.
Magic Sphere
A magical sphere with a pulsing heart. Perfect as a beacon to guide friendlies to your private lair or resize to use a desk l
Brown Barrel Wall
Six barrels of ale stacked on a wooden base. Perfect as décor for your pirate bar or dock.
Brighton Street Lamp
Based on the historic streetlamps of Brighton England, this original mesh creation is perfect for your Victorian or Steampunk builds!
Single Ale Barrel
The finest ale, barrel sized. Perfect for your pirate ship or bar.
Hooded Spider Gown
Comes in standard mesh sizes, fits mesh bodies with the use of alpha hud.
Steanhunt 16 - 2021 Commemorative Calendar
The NeoVictoria Steamhunt Commemorative Calendar returns!

A special thank you to MadMechMessiah and Paisley Dawes for producing this event, and to contributors Studio Yue and Ava Bloodrose Delaney for their generous gifts!

Winners of the 2020 Photo Contest and Awards Party Report

Photo Contest 2020 Party Phote
Come to the Party!

Winners of the 2020 Photo Contest and Awards Party Report

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We had a great party in the skyclub on 30 December with Gabrielle Riel as our DJ and streaming it live on Radio Riel’s steampunk channel!  Below are some pictures from the event!

NeoVictoria Sky Club
Long shot of the skyclub before the party.
Setting the Stage
2020 Photo Contest Party before the guests arrive.
https://my.secondlife.com/asil.ares/snapshots/5fed2195bf05dc65cc1f7da2
2020 Photo Contest Party FIRST PLACE MadMechaMessiah – Opposites for November
2020 Photo Contest Party SECOND PLACE Paisley Dawes – Broken Doll
Abigale Heron - The game of nothingness for October
2020 Photo Contest Party THIRD PLACE Abigale Heron – The game of nothingness for October

Claire Morset did not attend the event.

Xiuhcohtl Balazic - Werewolf waking in October
2020 Photo Contest Party FIFTH PLACE Xiuhcohtl Balazic – Werewolf waking in October
Megan Wildfire - Keeping Guard in the Early Spring
2020 Photo Contest Party SIXTH PLACE Megan Wildfire – Keeping Guard in the Early Spring

StarlingChandru did not attend the event.

https://my.secondlife.com/asil.ares/snapshots/5fed083e71f273401945a8b6
2020 Photo Contest Party EIGHTH PLACE Studio Yue – Momento Mori for January
Caliandris Pendragon - November in NewVictoria
2020 Photo Contest Party NINTH PLACE Caliandris Pendragon – November in NewVictoria
Ninth Place prize gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | Ninth Place prize gifting
Eighth place prize gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | Eighth place prize gifting
Sixth Place Prize Gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | Sixth Place Prize Gifting
Fifth place prize gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | FIFTH PLACE Xiuhcohtl Balazic – Werewolf waking in October
Third place prize gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | THIRD PLACE Abigale Heron – The game of nothingness for October
Second place prize gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | SECOND PLACE Paisley Dawes – Broken Doll
First place prize gifting
2020 Photo Contest Party | FIRST PLACE MadMechaMessiah – Opposites for November

 

Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2020 Photo Contest Award Party

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2020 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: Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 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.)

2020 Photo Contest Party
Join us in the skyclub for this OOC event!

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 2020 NeoVictoria Photo Contest
in our Flickr group.

About the Project

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

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NeoVictoria’s 2020 Treasure Hunt Has Begun!

NeoVictoria’s 2020 Treasure Hunt

Roleplay tools and theme-appropriate objects! All free and all new.
Runs the entire month of December.
Location: The in-world OOC tour in NeoVictoria SIM
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/133/202/756

New gifts to be added weekly. Join our in-world group for alerts when new gifts drop or follow this website!

2020 NeoVictoria Treasure Hunt!
Full of Steampunk goodness!

The NeoVictoria Crystal Ball

Our first gift is a mysterious crystal ball, with a touch script to turn its swirling animated texture off/on. Copy/Mod and full mesh. A perfect addition to your roleplay.

NeoVic Treasure Hunt 2020 Crystal Ball
Our first hunt gift

Many thanks to our own bartemiusbrickwood (aka the other Thing) for their donation of this object.

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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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

A Fantasy Faire Thank You for 2020

 

Screenshot of fountain in Queensgarden
Investigating a fountain in the charming FF Queensgarden

FantasyFaire2020 ended May 10th: It raised L$18,603,882!  That’s US$74,415! for Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.

This amazing number only happened because people cared enough to volunteer hundreds of hours to create content which drew players from all of Second Life.

This year, NeoVictoria sponsored the Queensgarden SIM (the site of this year’s floral-themed quest!), and hosted a series of Meet-and-Greets in Auxentios’ Pass.  We’re taking a moment to publicly thank the people in our community who worked so hard to make this year’s events such a success!

  • MadMechaMessiah, who held a lively class on cross-gender roleplay and for playing such a caddish part in the “Dating Game improv skits!
  • Asil Ares, who hosted Meet-and-Greets on April 24th, 29th, and 30th!
  • Jhaesoph Foxdale, who hosted Meet-and-Greets on April 28th and May 4th!
  • Sandi Grut, for being so entertaining to watch during our sample roleplay “Dating Game” improv skits!
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag for coming up with the idea of the “Dating Game skits in the first place!
  • TheOtherThing for donating the lovely lights to be sold at our RFL donation vendors!
  • AvaDelaney for contributing the splendid barrels to our little tavern/improv theater!
  • Stevie Basevi for not only shouting out our Meet-and-Greets to the Fantasy Faire groups, but for organizing all the roleplay events and classes during the Faire, and being on hand to handle land issues that cropped up!
The NeoVictoria Roleplay Group at Auxentios Pass
The bar contributed to the jovial atmosphere

We would also like to show our thanks to all our members who showed up regularly to keep things lively.

    • Tarquin Evermore
    • Heather Melune

Congratulation everyone on a job well done; you are some of the most generous people I have known; you make The NeoVictoria Project one of the best roleplay environments in Second Life!

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

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.