Aestheticism! November Aether Salon

11/21/10  at 12:23 PM

While some might celebrate the marvel of industry and steam power, a select few strongly desire a move away from the overstuffed, over-decorated tat of Victorian mechanized production. They desire a return to the simpler, more natural style of the antique, while they are simultaneously under the spell of the art of the Orient, collecting their kimonos and blue & white china. The Aesthetes know that if you surround yourself with beautiful things, it is a balm to your soul in these trying times. Victorian art and design expert Miss Rowan Derryth will discuss with us the philosophy behind Aestheticism, exploring the art, interior design, and most importantly, fashion associated with refined artistic (and bohemian) culture. She will share with you the arguments of Aesthetes like James McNeil Whistler and Oscar Wilde, who have vehemently and often caustically tried to free us of the drab colours and binding clothing that Victorian favour. You will walk away with everything you need to know to make your homes 'Palaces of Art'!

Please join us on Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm slt for a beautiful, enlightening, and entertaining afternoon.

Salon Bohemians,
Viv, Jasper, Jed, and Sera


Holiday Greetings in the Primgraph - Great Fun for a Great Cause!

11/17/10  at 6:36 AM

Victorian era personal ads are fascinating little glimpses of life. For some stellar examples, take a look at the gems blogged at "Advertising for Love: Funny, strange and poignant personal ads from the 19th century". Now, thanks to Modern Ways meshed with Vintage Concepts, you can place a personal ad of your own in The Primgraph - the first magazine in virtual worlds for vintage and steampunk culture.

Keep in mind these ads will appear in our Christmas Holiday issue. In the spirit of the season, we encourage you to publish holiday greetings to those nearest and dearest to you! Further, we will donate 50% of the revenues from any holiday greeting classified ad to Virtual Ability.

"Virtual Ability, Inc. is a non-profit corporation based in Colorado, USA. Our mission is to enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds like Second Life®."

Simply click here, and fill out a simple form to place your ad. Besides holiday greetings, classified are always an inexpensive and effective way to sell your wares, invite folk to your event, announce your romantic intent or perhaps cunningly place a clue to further a roleplay plot.

The deadline to place your advertisement order is 20th November.

2nd Annual Fleet Week

11/12/10  at 8:09 AM


The Second Annual gathering of Second Life's Steamland Navies

Shipbuilders Exhibition * Submarine Races

Tall Ship Races * Epic Ironclad Battles * Naval Review

Social Events and Uniform Ball

Steeltopia * November 13-20, 2010


The Great Oxbridge Photo Contest

11/7/10  at 9:15 AM
Caledon Oxbridge University is sponsoring a photography contest. There will be cash prizes and the winning works will be displayed in the new Hall of Caledon currently under construction on campus.

The new Hall will be a showcase for our beautiful nation. We are looking for high quality photographs of Caledon's natural (and unnatural) wonders, events and people.


1. Photographs must be taken in within the Independent State of Caledon. Photographs need not be recent, but the places/builds they portray must still exist.

2. Photographs must be submitted to Marion Questi not later than 2400 hrs SLT, Sunday, November 28, 2010.

3. Photographs must be full perm, large format textures enclosed within a full perm notecard (one photograph per notecard, please) containing the name of the photographer and the region in which it was taken, as well as any other information the photographer believes is necessary for it's full appreciation.

4. Enter as many times as you like.

5. Photographs will be judged on Creativity, Composition, Artistic Merit and, in particular, the effective portrayal of the character of the Independent State of Caledon.

6. Finalists will be selected by a committee of the Oxbridge Deans. First, Second and Third place winners will be selected from the finalists by a distinguished Panel of Judges. Additionally, Finalists will be placed on display for some period of time during which members of the public may view them and select a Peoples' Choice Winner.

7. Prizes:
First Place L$4000
Second Place L$1000
Third Place L$500
People's Choice TBD.
Winners will be announced in December.

8. Decisions of the Judges are final.

9. By submitting an entry, photographers automatically grant to The Guvnah a non-exclusive, royalty-free, license to use, reproduce, display and distribute the photographs as he sees fit.

If you have questions about the contest, please contact Marion Questi.