Tag Archives: Out-of-Character (OOC) Event

Out-of-character (OOC) conduct is a series of interactions between players, as distinguished from their characters. We do an assortment of OOC events in NeoVictoria, including classes, meetings and parties.

Fantasy Faire 2021: The NeoVictoria Project at Somniatoris Arx

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s eighth year sponsoring the faire; this year, we’re sponsoring the Fairelands Junction, which is the heart of the faire and the jump-point to all the other regions! All monies raised are donated to the American Cancer Society as part of their Relay for Life fundraiser!

Meet and Greets at Somniatoris Arx

We are doing meet-and-greet events on Faust Steamer’s fantastical steampunk-inspired region named “Somniatoris Arx“.

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/Somniatoris%20Arx/209/65/82

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 “~NeoVictorian~”

Meet the players behind the characters and join the fun!

April 23 – 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 home on the Somniatoris Arx 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 and games.

April 24 – Saturday

Meet And Greet 2

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Xiuhcohtl Balazic (a.k.a. Anya Greer)

April 25 – Sunday

Meet And Greet 3

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Sandi Grut (a.k.a. Katherine Foxtrotter)

April 26 – Monday

Meet And Greet 4

From 10 am to Noon, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 27 – Tuesday

Meet And Greet 5

From 10 am to Noon, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 28 – Wednesday

Meet And Greet 6

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Paisley Dawes

April 29 – Thursday

Meet And Greet 7

From 3 pm to 5 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

April 30 – Friday

Meet And Greet 8 – It’s a PARTY

From 6 pm to 8 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by Asil Ares
And our LIVE DJ!! Bring your steampunk and dark Victorian fineness. We’ll figure out a clever way to do a contest with the winners benefiting RFL.

May 1 – Saturday

Meet And Greet 9

From 1 pm to 3 pm, SL-Time (or Pacific-time)
Hosted by MadMechaMessiah

Our gifts to this year’s Relay for Life Vendors!

Neo Victoria – steampunk wall clock – Somniatoris Arx
Neo Victoria – Mens T Shirt – Somniatoris Arx
Neo victoria – women’s hooded robe – Somniatoris Arx

Oval Dining Table RFL gift
Another great RFL gift, perfect for your vintage decor.

Here is the link to our page on the FFaire website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/meet-and-greet-the-neovictoria-project-at-somniatoris-arx/

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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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

What’s Ahead for 2020

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 via this website or IM Asil Ares in-world.

  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Friday, 17 January
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for this year!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 15 – [Theme TBA] (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 100 of SL’s most exciting makers.  As always, we’ll apply and if accepted, will have some lovely things in the skymall!
  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Wednesday, 18 March
    Let’s discuss Fantasy Faire!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • April Foolery – Demon Holiday (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 2020 ~ NeoVictoria Presents a Meet and Greet (OOC)
    23 April to 3 May
    Celebrating its twelfth year, Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world.  We will sponsor and have a lovely build on one of the SIMs, and look forward to meeting new players and chatting about roleplay!
  • Summer Solstice Celebration (IC)
    Friday, 21 June
    A summer IC celebration.  What will we find in the NeoLondon fair grounds this year?  As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice
  • Second Life 17th Birthday (or SLB17) (OOC)
    Second Life turns 17 years old on 23 June 2020.  Hopefully the nice people who produce these birthday celebrations will give us a parcel again this year.  Look for a great build and gifts!
  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Wednesday, 15 July
    Let’s discuss our tenth year anniversary events!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Saturday, 19 September
    A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth 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  10 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    20 September to 30 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be TEN years old!  Look for many  days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Treasure Hunt (OOC)
    Begins Thursday, 1 October
    To celebrate our anniversary, we’ll host a OOC treasure hunt in our OOC skylevel.  Look for roleplay tools and costumey bits and lots of fun (free) stuff!
  • Photo Contest (OOC)
    Begins Friday, 2 October and ends 29 October
    This is a contest with a twist.  It must contain one of the gifts from the treasure hunt and be taken somewhere in NeoVictoria or Machinima SIM.  The top ten photographers will receive Lindens!  The winners will be announced on Halloween.
  • Halloween Extravaganza 11 (OOC)
    Thursday, 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 7 (IC)
    Thursday, 5 November
    To celebrate the 532st 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)
    Monday, 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)
    Monday, 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!

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.


Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2019 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2019

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2019’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s NInth 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:  Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: 7 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 Thursday, 19 September 2019 and also marks the ninth 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, 2019

Talk Like a Pirate 2019
Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!”
A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s Ninth year in Second Life!
This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”. Gabrielle Riel to Disc Jockey. There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!