Issue 6 of The Primgraph now available!

6/7/09  at 9:32 AM

Issue 6 of The Primgraph is out now – and it’s our most steampunk issue ever!

We’re visiting the region of New Babbage, a collection of seven (soon to be eight) grimy, sooty, exciting areas, dominated by tall smoking chimneys and narrow brickwork alleyways, with canals and harbours that offer as rich and as vivid a life beneath the waves as they do above it.

Through the writings of Miss Ceejay Writer, Miss Elegia Underwood and Sir Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle, you’ll encounter mad scientists and disreputable urchins – and a fair mix of respectable folk going about their everyday business of invention, adventure, and making sure the clocks run on time – particularly important in a place that owes so much to steam and clockwork.

We learn from Miss Poppy Ratzzi (the epitome of the inquistive lady reporter) how Mosseveno Tenk, the new Mayor of New Babbage, has spent his first 100 Days, as well as meeting some of the citizens, and hearing a tale of New Babbage too from Mr Aeolus Cleanslate.

And there’s an account of the sort of event that can only happen in an unexpectedly flooded vaudeville theatre in Babbage Square – a performance by a troupe of mermaidens dancing a synchronised ballet – with tool wrenches. Don’t miss the pictures of that event!

We have a new and exciting innovation in the form of our own web comic – The Quest for the Golden Prim.We are intending to feature an episode in each issue of The Primgraph – and more material will be appearing on the new dedicated aethernite site.

Read it and enjoy as the mystery opens… a quiet library in Caledon – what secrets could it possibly hold?

Read the first episode … and you’ll begin to find out!

In fact, this issue is something of a trailer – because we want YOU to play a part in this. That’s right – we’ll be holding auditions for the cast of the web comic – so if you want to find fame (though probably not fortune) as the hero, the heroine or the dastardly villain/ess of a web comic, now is the time to apply!

You’ll find more information through our amazing new aethernet sites, created by our aetheric engineer, Miss Viv Trafalgar at  From here on our aethernet blog you can find out all the latest from the vintage and steampunk worlds – and The Primgraph – not to mention keeping abreast of the Quest for the Golden Prim on a special dedicated site!

Frau Annechen Lowey is once more on hand to advise on ettiquette in the Steamlands, and this month she tackles the knotty question of how to pay a formal call on the local mad scientist – and associated matters. Meanwhile, our Lady of Propriety offers advice on the issue of alternative personalities.

News from around the vintage and steampunk grid provides information on various projects and plans: Mr Julian Beeswing describes the re-creation of the Maison Horta, while Miss Viv Traflgar describes the fascinating Aethernet Salons held in Babbage Palisade. There’s also a fascinating account by Miss Ceejay Writer of the recent Homes and Gardens Expo held in support of Relay for Life.

And there’s news of Relay for Life events too – including an update on the planned Grand Tour.
We have style and fashion fashion reports from Miss Viv Trafalgar, who has some interesting advice for the Lady who wishes to dress for the steampunk regions, while Miss Edwina Heron discovers the joys of steampunk with the aid of her devoted manservant Nigel. And Miss Kembri Tomsen provides a fascinating guide to the changes of clothing needed throughout the day by any Lady who Aspires to Fashion.

Sir JJ Drinkwater supplies an account of the Deadwood libraries – two branches of the Alexandrine Library that cater for the Western sims, while Mr Jvstin Tomorrow has given us a review of an aetheric graphical novel and moving picture. We have more of our classic serial, The Mysteries of London, and details of new acquisitions from the library as well as another extract from that fascinating documentary record: Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor, building up a detailed picture of Victorian life in a great city….

So, with no shortage of fascinating articles and beautiful illustrations supplied by our brilliantly talented team, we welcome you to this sixth issue of The Primgraph.

How do I get my copy of The Primgraph?

Well, there are various ways to get The Primgraph!

You could buy a copy from xStreetSL to be delivered to you inworld.

Best of all, you can join our Subscribe-o-Matic group, which will deliever the magazine to you automatically when it is published. The Subscribe-o-Matic kiosks are located in historical and steampunk sims across Second Life (for example, you’ll find ones at all the Caledon infohubs). And if you can’t find one in your favourite sim, why not ask the owner to install one?

You will also find them at the Prim Perfect offices in Oliveto.
But if you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices too. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 6 here – and please do leave a comment!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.

So, really, you have no excuse for not reading The Pimgraph. In fact, why aren’t you reading it now?


And join our party too!
Celebrate the launch of The Primgraph #6 Press Launch – June 7, 1 – 3pm with a party at The Lotus, Vernian Sea, New Babbage

Please join the citizens of New Babbage, the Belly Up Mermaids of Armada-Breakaway, and the staff and fans of The Primgraph, as they unveil the new issue with a gala party at Breezy Carver’s Lotus of the Sea Gallery, Vernian Sea.

With music by  Elrik Merlin of Radio Riel and Designing Worlds

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