Issue 7 of the Primgraph out now!

8/18/09  at 6:22 AM
Issue 7 of The Primgraph is now available - and this time we are celebrating the summer by taking a trip to the sea-side!And there has been no shortage of exciting events in the vintage and steampunk sims recently ... We bring you news of the late Upheaval in New Babbage (the full tale of which we covered on our new aethernet weblog . We also have information about the Grand Tour for Relay For Life and Steampunk Builds at Second Life Sixth Birthday - as well as coverage of the Tinies' Dogfight that formed a component of the Summer of Flight.

And very dear to our own hearts has been the opening of the new Primgraph offices, which will be celebrated officially after the publication of the magazine!

But the excitement seems to attend The Primgraph staff (especially our gallant photographer-in-chief, Mr PJ Trenton). Indeed, when Mr Trenton and I went to the delightful region of Caledon on Sea for no more hazardous an undertaking than a simple photoshoot, bombs suddenly started raining down all around us ... Later we learned that this was fall-out from the explosion of a full tank on an island in the Firth. Nevertheless, it heightened our conviction that we are front-line reporters and photographers at The Primgraph - and that bringing you all the latest news can be a hazardous occupation!

In this issue, we're visiting the seaside region of Caledon south of the Firth, a collection of four rather different areas, linked by a common seafront. From the bustle of Port Caledon, we move to look at the decidedly more dramatic coastal landscape of Caledon Highlands, and then on to the elegancies of Caledon Cay, before encountering the traditional Victorian seaside features of Caledon on Sea. Miss Viv Trafalgar reviews the different areas for our delectation, while Miss Ceejay Writer presents a view of the traditional Victorian seaside holiday. Frau Annechen Lowey surveys seaside fashions for the bold as the Jaegers take to water sports, and fashions for the ladies are considered by Miss Kembri Tomsen. Miss Alesia Markstein presents a history of steamships, while Mr Jvstin Tomorrow visits one of the best-loved buildings in Caledon Cay, the Botanical House, and looks into the history of glasshouses and botanical gardens.

And we have Episode 2 of our exciting new web comic - The Quest for the Golden Prim. In this episode we will meet further characters - and discover some of those whom the Librarian, the Keeper of Secrets himself, has summoned to a dark and secret meeting ... but why?

There are other articles too: Miss Naergilien Wunderlich presents a history of corsetry, while Sir JJ Drinkwater supplies information about the Caledon Libraries. Frau Annechen Lowey is once more on hand to advise on ettiquette in the Steamlands, this month tackling the knotty question of titles. Meanwhile, our Lady of Propriety offers advice on the delicate question of photographic modeling (such as that being undertaken by young ladies whose likenesses are appearing in The Quest for the Golden Prim).

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 seventh 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 7 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?

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