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

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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In-World Voting Begins for the 2016 Photo Contest!

The NeoVictoria 2016 Photo Contest Wants Your Vote!

Photo Contest In-World
In-World Instructions

Visit the SkyClub in Machinima SIM to cast your Vote!

Eleven images are now staged in-world and ready to receive your vote.

Dates: 8 January to 18 January 2016

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 last December.

To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2016 Photo Contest discussion in our Koin-Up group.

Every day in December!
Every day in December!

Happy voting!

Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2016 Photo Contest

For Immediate Release
Thursday, 1 December 2016

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2016 Photo Contest

Calling all SecondLife Photographers!

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 2017 calendar.

Dates: 1 December to 31 December 2016

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$3000
  • 3rd Place – L$2000
  • 4rd Place – L$1000
  • 5th Place through 12thPlace – L$250 each
“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 on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2016 Photo Contest discussion in our Koin-Up 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 8 January through 18 January 2017 and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM.  Winners will be announced on 21 January at a special party in the SkyClub.

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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 2016 Photo Contest

Every day in December!
Every day in December!

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Invitation to the 2016 Bonfire Night Masquerade

The NeoVictoria Project presents a Bonfire Night Masquerade.

GuyFawkes Poster
Remember, Remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
We see no reason,
why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot

An evening of non-stop roleplay, marking the NeoVictoria Project’s Fourth Guy Fawkes Celebration!

This Saturday we have a very special event scheduled: our fourth ever Guy Fawkes Day celebration! To keep the event in-character (I/C), we’ve given the familiar tale a slight retelling, to better fit the Neo-verse.

Time: Saturday, 5 November 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, SL-time
Location: Victoria Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized By: Lucinda Jane Strathmore Resident
DJ: Lilith Vinciolo
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/144/218/28

Our in-character event promises to be great fun, with characters in masks and costumes, the fabulous Lilith spinning tunes, and an unveiling at 11:30 PM (8:30 PM, SL-time) with fireworks!

The Guy at the Table
Forgetting the mask covering the face, Ormolu aims a friendly smile at him. “Is the wine a good vintage, sir? And would you recommend the cake or the little heart pastries?”

If you’d like to dress your character like the Guy, the SL marketplace has some very affordable costumes on sale:

We’re inviting new players to this event and we’re hoping to get a large crowd of regulars together for some IC fun.

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Page six of the NeoLondon Times, volume 15.

Here’s more in-character history for the event.

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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a 2016 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 30 October 2016

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present a 2016 Halloween Event

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 best in male and female costumes!

Date: Monday, 31 October 2016
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


2016 Halloween advert
Join us in the skyclub

Halloween is Monday, 31 October 2016 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 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.


 

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The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Return of the Fishmen”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2016

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Return of the Fishmen”.

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

This series of roleplay events begins on Tuesday, 20 September 2016, with a terrible explosion that floods the town.  Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

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

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.]

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Return of the Fishmen: The Flood

Time: Tuesday, 20 September from 6 pm.
Location: White Mansion [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: The fishmen steal explosives from Sam’s ship, blow up the white mansion and in the ensuing mayhem, the town is flooded.

Return of the Fishmen: Preparations

Time: Wednesday, 21 September from 6 pm.
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description
: The fishmen start swimming the sewers and get their gear in place under the apothecary, while the townfolk continue to deal with the flood and destruction

Return of the Fishmen: The Mer

Time: Thursday, 24 September from 4 pm.
Location: Sewers of NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: Mer appear and warn the townfolk of the fishmen’s plans.

Return of the Fishmen: War

Time: Friday, 25 September from 6 pm/
Location: Marketplace Sewers [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: The townsfolk, with the help of the Mer, oust the Fishmen and regain control of the town.  The waters recede.

Art for “Return of the Fishmen”.

Return of the Fishmen
Sixth Year Anniversary Events

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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2016 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2014

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2016’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s sixth 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: Monday, 19 September 2016
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 Monday, 19 September 2016 and also marks the sixth 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 Steampunk channel with Miss Gabrielle Riel as our disc jockey. The lucky he and she to win the “best in” will each receive Lindens!  The music starts at 6 PM, SL-time, with contest voting after 8 PM.  [The “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, 2016

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We’re in the Second Life Destination Guide for SLB13!

The celebration begins tomorrow; join the fun!


The NeoVictoria Project

The NeoVictoria Project is a unique dark-roleplay environment crafted with a steampunk aesthetic. This year’s build is a cinema: the lower level is open so folks who walk by can see information about the kinds of creatures who live in this storyworld, and the upper-level is the cinema itself, streaming five of the many machinima-movies made over the years. More info at neovictoria.tv

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Schedule for the Sidhe and the Soul-Eater

Performance Schedule for “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater”

Poster for "The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater"
Poster for “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater”

Here is the schedule for the roleplay cycle we’re producing for Fantasy Faire 2016.  Some scenes are set in NeoVictoria SIM and some are in the Serenity 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 will be shooting machinima, so please wear your low-arc, low-script finest.


Scene 1 ~ The Dullahan Arrives

Time: Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 5pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: NeoLondon Town [NeoVictoria SIM]

Event Description

A soul-caster, the dullahan named Crom Dubh, arrives on planet NeoVictoria. With the help of Cerridwen, the Sidhe of the Cathedral, they open a portal to the Fairelands and the city of Serenity.

Scene 2 ~ Finding The Automaton

Time: Friday, 22 April 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

Crom Dubh finds the Sidhe automaton, but also discovers that small evils, minions of the soul-eater, have begun to infiltrate the city.

Scene 3 ~ Understanding the Threat

Time:  Monday, 25 April 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the Sidhe automaton use magic and science to understand not only how to dispatch the little evils, but what their presence portends: the Soul-Eater’s complete escape from its binding well and the destruction of the city.

Scene 4 ~ Battle Against the Soul-Eater

Time: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-Time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the Sidhe automaton rally the city to fight the Soul-Eater.

Scene 5 ~ Release & Celebration

Time: Thursday, 28 April 2016 from 5pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

His duty completed, Crom Dubh releases the Sidhe’s soul from its mechanical shell, so it may find peace. The city comes together in musical celebration.

Gabrielle Riel from Radio Riel is our DJ for the party;  she will start broadcasting at 7 pm, SL-time.  The party will be in-character.

Scene 6 ~ Returning Home

Time: Friday, 29 April 2016 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time
Location: The Cathedrals [Serenity & NeoVictoria SIMs]

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the NeoLondoners return to NeoLondon, closing the portal between their dimensions.