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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!

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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.

Halloween Extravaganza 12

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.

Radio Nightingale and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2021 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2021

Radio Nightingale & the NeoVictoria Project present 2021’s “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

Mad and Asil Loadin the Skyclub
The skyclub is ready for this year’s Talk Like a Pirate event!

A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s Eleventh Year in Second Life!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Nightingales’ Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.   Gabrielle Riel Morningstar to Disc Jockey.  There will be prizes for best costumes! Argh!!!

Date:  Sunday, 19 September 2021
Time: 6 pm to 8 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


This year, International Talk Like A Pirate Day is Sunday, 19 September 2021.  That date also marks the eleventh 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 Nightingale will broadcast the event over their Steampunk channel with Gabrielle Riel Morningstar  as our disc jockey.
  • Our host is MadMechaMessiah.
  • The lucky winners of  our “best in” costume contests will receive Lindens!
  • The music starts at 6 PM, SL-time, with contest voting after 7 PM.

Our “Talk Like a Pirate” party is open to all adult Second Life residents and is not a formal roleplay event.

About Radio Nightingale:  Radio Nightingale (formerly known as Radio Riel) is an Internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors.  They produce six audio streams which provide 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.
Contact: 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.
Contact: Asil Ares.


Art for “Talk Like a Pirate” Party, 2021

TLaP 2021
Talk Like a Pirate at the NeoVictoria Skyclub!

What’s Ahead in the Coming Months of 2021

Join the Project’s Upcoming Events

We have exciting events planned for the coming months!  Some are in-character (IC) roleplay events, while others are out-of-character (OOC) parties.

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.

A Search in New Ledwick (IC)

The captain and the soul-caster lead the NeoLondoners on a search for a missing soul cage.  Come play a townsfolk!  We are roleplaying this through the end of August.

TLaP 2021

Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)

Saturday, 19 September 2021 at 6 PM
A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s eleventh year in Second Life!  This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Nightingale’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!

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

The Nightmare (IC)

20 September to 30 September
Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be ELEVEN years old!  Look for many days of roleplay revolving around a terrible sickness that starts in the mind and ends …well, join us and see!

Photo Contest (OOC)

Begins 15 October and ends 15 November
Open to everyone in Second Life, images must be created in the NeoVictoria estate and relate to our storyworld.  The top ten photographers will receive Lindens!  The winners will be announced on Halloween.

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

Halloween Extravaganza 11 (OOC)

31 October
In association with Radio Nightingale, NeoVictoria is having a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Radio Nightingale will broadcast the event over their main channel and we’ll have a 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 8 (IC)

5 November
To celebrate the 533rd 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)

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.

Yuletide Ball 8 (IC)

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!

Join Us for Our 24th TownHall

Please join us for an out-of-character town hall tomorrow (Friday, 20 August 2021)!  We’ll be discussing the September anniversary events and 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 21a

20 August 2021 at 11 AM SL-Time
Skyclub Machinima Sim 

Townhall 21b

20 August 2021 at 3 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!

SkyClub during the Billi & The SteamPunks Concert
The NeoVictoria SkyClub during a concert

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!

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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