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Exciting news and major actions; will include the big roleplay cycles.

Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a 2017 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 31 October 2017

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present a 2017 Halloween Event

2017 Halloween Event in Machinima SIM

A celebration marking All Hallows’ Eve in Second Life!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Main channel, will celebrate all things spooky and scary.   Gabrielle Riel and Prudence Jekyll will Disc Jockey.   There will be prizes for the best steampunk-inspired scary costumes!

Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
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/72/127/703


Halloween is Tuesday, 31 October 2017 and 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 Main channel with Gabrielle Riel and Prudence Jekyll as our Disc Jockeys.

The three lucky avatars who win the popular vote will each receive Lindens!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.

One of our 2016 Winners

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.


 

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The NeoVictoria Project presents “A Legacy of War”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2017

The NeoVictoria Project presents “A Legacy of War”.

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

This series of roleplay events begins on Wednesday, 20 September 2017, with the arrival of sky-pirates!  Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/134/202/752

[From the Visitor’s Center, teleport to the NeoLondon Bridge, then cross the Neo-Thames; the lighhouse is just off the bridge-landing.]

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.]

A Legacy of War
A Legacy of War; our 7 year anniversary series

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

 A Legacy of War: the Pirates Arrive

Time: Wednesday, 20 September from 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description: The pirates arrive and dock at the lighthouse.

A Legacy of War: Oddness at the Lighthouse

Time: Thursday, 21 September from 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description
: The engine on the pirate’s airship starts acting up …odd things occur.

A Legacy of War: the Thanatos Field

Time: Friday, 22 September from 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description: The pirates jettison the engine, which destroys the lighthouse.

A Legacy of War: the New Lighthouse

Time:  September 29, 2017, [START TIME TBA]
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Event Description:  The NeoLondoners build a new lighthouse to replace the one that was destroyed.

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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2017 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2017

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2017’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

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”.  Miss Gabrielle Riel to Disc Jockey.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!

Date:  Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Time: 6:30 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 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 and also marks the seventh 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, 2017

Talk Like A Pirate!
Radio Riel and NeoVictoria Present Talk Like A Pirate!

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 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!

[The video plays best full-screen.]

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!

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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