Christmas in New Babbage: Part 7: Enter Mr Biggins!

12/31/11  at 7:29 PM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?

Story by Saffia Widdershins
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont


Story so far:
When Miss Saffia Widdershins and Mr Victor Mornington fail to turn up at a rebndezvous in New Babbage, Mr Merlin scents trouble!  With the help of Miss Beq Janus he sets out to track them down.  But he needs help from one more person ...


Now read on:


Christmas in New Babbage: Part 7
You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 6: Where are they?

  at 1:52 AM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?

Story by Saffia Widdershins
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont


Story so far:
While Mr Elrik Merlin explored the latest in steam sleighs with Miss Beq Janus, the renowned engineer, Miss Saffia Widdershins and Mr Victor Mornington have been attacked by a secret Santa far under the streets of New Babbage!

Now read on:

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 6


You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 5: Caught!

12/30/11  at 8:03 AM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?

Story by Saffia Widdershins
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont


Story so far:
While Mr Elrik Merlin explores the latest in steam sleighs with Miss Beq Janus, the renowned engineer, Miss Saffia Widdershins accompanies Mr Victor Mornington to hide Christmas presents in his secret store where they have discovered a secret Santa ... and they're about to find out why he's wearing a gas mask!

Now read on:

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 5
You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 4: An unexpected discovery!

12/29/11  at 2:11 AM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?

Story by Saffia Widdershins
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont


Story so far:
While Mr Elrik Merlin explores the latest in steam sleighs with Miss Beq Janus, the renowned engineer, Miss Saffia Widdershins accompanies Mr Victor Mornington to hide Christmas presents in his secret store.

Now read on:

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 4
You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 3: A rather special new sleigh

12/28/11  at 7:28 AM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?

Story by Saffia Widdershins
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont


Story so far:
Miss Saffia Widdershins, accompanied by her friend, Mr Elrik Merlin, is delivering presents to the urchins of New Babbage to be hidden (for the moment) in the secret underground store belonging to the Assistant Mace-holder, Mr Mornington. Meanwhile, Mr Merlin has been promised the sight of a rather special engineering project by Miss Janus ...

Now read on:


Christmas in New Babbage: Part 3


You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 2: Exciting News from an Engineer

12/26/11  at 5:10 PM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?  

Story by Saffia Widdershins 
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont
 
Story so far: Miss Saffia Widdershins, accompanied by her friend, Mr Elrik Merlin, is delivering presents to the urchins of New Babbage. They've met the Assistant Mace-holder, Mr Mornington, who has a secret present store.
 
Now read on:

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 2
You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage: Part 1: The Sleigh of Gifts

  at 9:31 AM
It’s Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?  

Story by Saffia Widdershins 
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont
 
Christmas in New Babbage - Part 1
 
You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Christmas in New Babbage

12/25/11  at 4:40 PM
Over the twelve days of Christmas we'll be bringing you the photo-story that appeared in Prim Perfect magazine.

It's Christmas in the steampunk city of New Babbage - what could possibly go wrong?
 
Story by Saffia Widdershins 
Photos by Wildstar Beaumont

Christmas in New Babbage - what could possibly go wrong?
You can read the full story – and a lot more – in the Christmas issue of Prim Perfect! Or you can see it filmed for Designing Worlds at Treet.TV!

Java Jive Grand Reopening and Holiday Party

12/22/11  at 7:32 AM
The Java Jive and surrounding vintage shops in Seraph City are now bigger and better than ever! Please celebrate these new beginnings and the holidays as the lovely Adevina Citron sings live until 8pm, followed by Diana Garsdale's taking the stream for an hour of selected jazz and Christmas tunes.


Mark your calendar now! Friday, December 23rd, 7pm slt!

We suggest formal clothing from the 1920's to the 1940's. If your wardrobe is lacking, arrive a bit early and browse the shops on either side of the Java Jive. You'll find many of Second Life's best vintage designers for women AND men.

Java Jive and Vintage Shops

Piermont Landing Presents The 4th Annual Steam Santa & Boiler Elf Ball

12/17/11  at 1:54 AM
 Piermont Landing Presents
2 Events on December 17th
All are Welcome to Join us In New Babbage
The 4th Annual Steam Santa & Boiler Elf Ball
Saturday, December 17th - 6pm - 9pm SLT
Music By The Amazing DJ Bats
Yes Bats will BE Back !!!
PLUS :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
The Santa's Helpers Urchin's Ball
Saturday, December 17th - 2pm to 4pm SLT
with Special Surprise Guest Urchin DJ
Sponsored by
Curious Child / Curious Seamstress
Showcase Blak Opal Designs
and The Final Piermont Build Contest of 2011
New Babbage Holiday Greeting Card Contest
3 prim limit
"Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus.
He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist.
Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus!
No Santa Claus? Thank God he lives, and lives and lives.
And he lives forever."

Java Jive Live! Grand Reopening Holiday Party

12/16/11  at 6:27 AM
The Java Jive and surrounding vintage shops in Seraph City are now bigger and better than ever! Please celebrate these new beginnings and the holidays with dancing to live music, followed by Diana Garsdale's taking the stream for an hour of selected tunes. The fun starts December 23, at 7pm slt.

Singer Adevina Citron-Gearz's breathtaking voice will make this an event you won't forget. We suggest formal clothing from the 1920's to the 1940's. If your wardrobe is lacking, arrive a bit early and browse the shops of many of Second Life's best vintage designers for women AND men.

Java Jive and Vintage Shops

The Java Jive and Vintage Shops

We can't wait to celebrate with you! Smooches, darlings!

~Ceejay and Ahnya

Musings of a mad builder

12/15/11  at 5:44 PM
Late one night, a conversation betwixt TotalLunar Eclipse and myself resulted in his penning this little essay almost instantaneously. Please allow me share it with you! -- Ceejay Writer

‘C 4 works most effectively.’ – Tensai Hilra

I remember my very first build, it was a pathetic little mushroom. At that time the fungus was the crowning achievement of my second life, I was most proud. My second build was an actual building so my personal graduation from flora to architecture was quite severe but as I stared at the little fish shack I thought to myself, ‘I can do better than this.’

Through the subsequent months thereafter I learned extensively what all the little tabs the build feature has to offer. In hindsight if I had known about Ivory Tower or other places that teach building I would have used those resources. Soon one build turned to several and my eyes surveyed the buildings created. From their construction one can clearly see the gradual knowledge accumulation with each build, each alpha glitch and more recently incorporating sculpts and mesh into the work.

I remember how difficult it was for me to take down my predecessors buildings, how each one, though its construction sorely in need of update, was dear and special and held memories of this or that… to me it was inconsistencies skewing the vision, dampening the growth of the city. That fish shack was the first to undergo my critical eye and I found great joy in turning it physical, then unlinking it, watching in great satisfaction as each prim scattered about the place. The grin couldn’t be wiped from my face at that point. What else should I deconstruct? The barn? Sure!

Steelhead has always been in a state of constant change, the more I learn and refine my building skills the more I want to tear what I’ve already done and begin again. Coupled with my wife’s tendencies to destroy everything she touches, we blended together explosives with the tear down process to make things easier. The town loved this as much as Las Vegas residents and visitors love when they blow up a hotel.

I remember our first explosive deconstruction, my wife and I kept it a secret altogether. The building that was to come down was the old Saloon. It was a beautiful white building with French Quarter style façade and decorative wrought iron archways. We parked a pirate boat on the waterfront pier and held a pirate party on the boat with, of course, massive amounts of beer and parrots on the HMS Jolly Pigeon. All the ship’s cannons were aimed at the building, and at the stroke of 8 we played an appropriate overture and the entire building collapsed. The shock, the amazement and the hysterical laughter made it worth the while. For a few days the building sat in its desecrated demolished state while people wondered what the fate of the building was, until something bigger and far more elaborate plopped down onto the ground and we of course had to have a party inaugurating it.

Steelhead is ever changing, and even residents and landowners are in a constant state of rebuild and retry and sometimes rebuild, regret, retry but deep down inside it’s the satisfaction of creation and seeing your own skills growing with each prim you place. At least that’s how it was for me. And even though I have destroyed half of Steelhead and started over again I still have fond memories of places long gone and builds no longer with us. But I am far more romantic than I lead on, deep inside inventory sits a tiny unusual and quite ugly little mushroom that could scarcely be given away let alone sold.

But that’s my mushroom.

No C 4 will touch her.

TotalLunar Eclipse – Steward of Steelhead

Winterfell’s 1st Annual Gingerbread House Building Contest

12/12/11  at 10:09 PM

Serra Anansi invites you to enter the 1st Annual Gingerbread House Building Contest.

Gingerbread houses are inspired by the "witch's house" encountered by the children in German Fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" and are usually covered with a variety of candies and icing.

Contest begins December 13th at 12:01am - Specific rules and details can be found on the Winterfell Spruz

All entries must be in place and set to the Winterfell group by 11:59pm on Dec 30th

Teleport to the contest display area

Voting will be done by a panel of judges who will not be able to enter the contest and winners will be announced on Jan 1st 2012 at 12 noon.

1st place winner will be awarded 1500L
2nd place winner will be awarded 750L
3rd place winner will be awarded 500L

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with, Happy Building!!!

How Mr Biggins Saved Christmas! - as told on Designing Worlds!

12/10/11  at 7:28 PM
Saffia and Elrik are visiting New Babbage to deliver a shipment of seasonal gifts from Prim Perfect Publications to the urchins of New Babbage. Saffia will be meeting our old friend, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage, Victor Mornington, to deliver the gifts, while Elrik hopes to get a look at some of the exciting new steam-powered technology developed for the winter season by their ingenious engineers. And this is New Babbage, after all, so absolutely nothing at all can go wrong...


 


In other words ... we bring you the story of How Mr Biggins Saved Christmas!

Cast:
Miss Saffia Widdershins ...... Herself
Mr Elrik Merlin .................... Himself
Mr Victor Mornington ..........Himself
Miss Beq Janus .................... Herself
Mr Biggins ............................ Mr Mavromichali Szondi
Bad Santa................ ..............Miss Aisling Sinclair


Winter in New Babbage

Tales of New Babbage, Vol. 1

12/7/11  at 8:41 AM

I am pleased to announce that orders are now being accepted for Tales of New Babbage, Volume One! See http://www.babbagefictionpress.com/ for details and links.


The Tales project consists of thirty stories between 600 and 7,500 words, all by Babbage authors. Some of the pieces have previously appeared in online form, but none have been in print. Initial funding was provided by Babbage residents and steampunk enthusiasts through a Kickstarter project, and all copy-editing and typesetting was provided by volunteers. Proceeds from the project will be contributed to Clockwinder Tenk to help offset the cost of running the City.

We're doing an initial print run of 100 units so we can offer them at cost to Babbagers for the holidays: $8.95 each. (Google Checkout will add shipping based on where you live.) That order should arrive the week of December 12, at which point we will turn around and fill any orders we've received.

You can also order it directly from Lulu or Amazon beginning December 12 - eReader versions should be available at about the same time. The price, however, will probably be significantly higher. We'll update this space with details as they become available.

CONTRIBUTORS AND KICKSTARTER PROJECT SUPPORTERS: your copies will be sent out when we receive the first shipment, so please only order extra copies.

Volume One includes pieces from the following contributors:

A.E. Cleanslate, Abbey Hood, Arconus Arkright, Bela Lubezki, Blackberry Harvey, Ceejay Writer, Dr. Darien Mason, DreddPirate Bob, Elleon Bergamasco, Emerson Lighthouse, Jedburgh Dagger, Jimmy Branagh, Jonathon Spires, Junie Ginsburg, Leo E. Goubeaux, Magdalena Kamenev, Phineas Frakture, Salazar Jack, Sarah Heiner, Scottie Melnik, Serafina Puchkina and Tinus Koskinen.

Designing Worlds pays a seasonal visit to New Babbage – what could possibly go wrong?

12/5/11  at 6:46 AM
Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th December, at our new studio in Garden of Dreams2 as we pay a seasonal visit to New Babbage.

When Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin set out to deliver a sleighload of presents for the urchins of New Babbage, what could possibly go wrong?

Whatever happens, they know they can count on the support of the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage, Mr Victor Mornington, and a highly skilled engineer, Miss Janus.

And, of course, there's the hapless Mr Biggins ... will he play a role in saving Christmas for New Babbage? Watch today's episode and find out!

Winter in New Babbage

 We will be screening this show in our new studio, designed by Kayle Matzerath, on Garden of Dreams2. Do come and join us there at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds- our very own version of the iPlayer!

Armada Breakaway Harvest Dinner

11/21/11  at 12:21 PM


The Feast takes place at Fort Livingston, Armada Breakaway!

Report from the Fleet Week

  at 2:01 AM
2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands 

Another spectacular fleet week has come and gone, providing much fun for all the people of the Steamlands and beyond. Almost all the nations have been part of at least one event and everybody looked happy in the end.

The week opened on Sunday the 13th with the opening Ball at the Fleet Week Headquartes of En Garden Island, in Winterfell Anodyne. It was a great event, organized by her bunnyness, Miss Eilidh McCullough, and with Miss Soliel Snook DJ'ing.  Over 50 people showed up, and we cannot forget the Armada Scoundrels who  sailed in on a barge while making quite a racket with their steam powered marching band for everybody enjoyiment.


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

The same day the Shipbuilder Exhibit opened. It was simply amazing. Mr. Marcel Ghostraven assembled the most fantastic group of gifted creators of Steamers, Ironclads, Airship, Sailing Vessels and Submarines. Some of the vessels presented were previews of new products or were made available on the market during the days of the exhibit.


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

Among so many vessels, I'd like to mention Victor Morington's impressive replica of the SS Great Britain, a steamer with 5 schooner-rigged masts, spanning almost 100 m.

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

On Thursday the Shipbuilder Exhibit area, that extended to Winterfell Laudanum, Winterfell Absinthe and Winterfell Eventide, saw an impromptu party among the ships, with Miss Patty Poppy DJ'ing.

The Battles 

This year we had two fighting events: the Sailships Battle, that premiered at the fleet week for the first time, on Tuesday and the classical Ironclads Battle on Thursday. Sir Cee Edman and Litta Nightfire were in charge of both events.

Sailships Battle

The pirate nation of Fair Winds dominated the sailships event, with Uante Viper who won both battles and  Evvva Viper who sunk Uante in an aftermatch.

Ironclads Battle

In the Ironclads Battle the Caledon Imperial Navy (Wrath Constantine, Rachire Andel and Geoffrey Xenobuilder) won the day and the New Toulouse Corsairs made the news with their fleet of one man little ironclads. They gave a hell of a fight and Gabrielle Riel got an honorable mention for being a die harder as one can be !

The Fleet Review 

Traditionally the peak of the week, the navies of the different nations show themselves at their best to the cheering crowds. This year's event, mastered by Lady Oriella Charik saw the navies of Armanda, the DeS Confederacy, New Babbage, New Toulouse and Winterfell, sailing in formation on the review field in Winterfell Libris and Winterfell Undertow.


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlsnds


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlsnds

After the Review, the nation of New Toulouse offered a ball to all the fleet week's participants aboard a beautiful paddle steamer.

2011 Fleet Wek of the Steamlands



The Shipbuilders Awards

With such a terrific exhibit and everybody deserved to be a winner. Many difficult decisions and the voting has been spread on very many names.

Here are the results:

Submarine Class

A battle to the last vote between Jenne Dibou’s Barracuda and Ford Denja’s Leviathon. Both have collected also vote for best overall ship of the Fleet Week and were clearly very much loved.

At the end … for just one vote ...
  • Jenne Dibou’s Barracuda gets the shipbuilder’s award 
  • Ford Denja’s Leviathon gets a well deserved Honorable mention



Airship Class

Clearly Jenne had a great fleet week because …

Jenne Dibou’s MTF Baloon wins the Shipbuilders Award
Lexx Bondard’s Airship Aurora get a honorable mention 




Ironclads and Steamers

A most fought class … many vessels got votes and many more deserved to be awarded. But at the end one came on top and …

  • Sidney Arctor’s Monitor gets the Shipbuilder Award 
Honorable mentions go to 

  • Loken Jewell’s Stingray 
  • Aeolus Cleanslate’s Clockwinder’s Postulate 



Sailship Class

This class saw three ships coming with the same number of votes, while a fourth builder got more votes than the others but spread on many ships, so four honorable mentions are awarded :

  • Marcel Ghostraven for his Golden Dragon 
  • Razi Soyinka for Drakwenwerke Alliance Class Frigate 
  • Mean Martina (Martina Lawsey) for her Black Pearl 
  • and Evvva Viper for her Grand Galleon, Goelette and Schebeq 



and last but not least ...

… roll of drums … 

The 2011 overall Shipbuilder’s Award in the Third Fleet Week of the Steamlands goes to ….

Jenne Dibou’s for her Steam Barracuda !!!


The Races

The Races traditionally take place on the closing day of the Fleet Week, just hours before the closing ball. Wildstar Beaumont supervised the races, with the assistance of Oriella Charik and Tai Galicia as field officers.

Tall Ships Race

Robin Spocket , from the Armada Scoundrels was the winner, in front of Admiral Bridget Jennings, from Antiquity

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands


Submarines Race

The winner was Kimika Ying who terminated ahead of Jimmy Branagh is an incredibly fast final, both representing New Babbage


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

The Uniform Ball

The tradition wants the fleet week to close at Piermont in New Babbage, with the Uniform Ball. This year it was definitely a blast with a confirmed attendance in the 70s and unconfirmed reports that more than 80 people have been spotted at the ballroom.


fleet week formal uniform ball


That's all folks ! Good bye from the 2011 Edition of the Fleet Week of the Steamlands. See you next year !

Busy Weekend In Steamlands Windjammer Race , Piermont Ball , Aether Salon

11/19/11  at 4:08 AM
Today
SATURDAY November 19th
3rd Annual Fleet Week Continues
Please Join The Steamland Nations for these Most  Beautiful & Exciting Events

* Windjammer Race, 12PM SLT.
Tall ships and wind-powered vessels to compete in this yachting race around the sailing field, before cheering crowds gathered on viewing stands. Trophies will be on hand for the winners.
SL wind powered class and non-SL wind powered class will compete in different events
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Competitors are invited to test the race field in the days before the event
Organizer : Wildstar Beaumont
* Submarine Races, 2PM SLT.
 The finest submariners - and their daring mechanical marvels - will line up to compete against each other in this underwater tournament. The Public won’t want to miss this epic event grid-wide famous for its underwater dirty tricks. Appropriate dress is encouraged.
* Contact Wildstar Beaumont for more information
- The Fleet Week Team
Tonight November 20th
* 3rd Annual Formal Uniform Ball at Piermont Landing , 6PM SLT.
 The public is invited to attend a inter-Steamland nautical-themed Ball hosted by Breezy Carver at Piermont Landing in New Babbage. Naval uniforms for officers and sailors are encouraged.
Shipbuilding awards and race winners will be honored.

Sunday November 20th
Wait There is More .......
All are invited and Indeed Welcome to the 31st Aether Salon: VICTUALS! presented by Miss Ceejay Writer. Kitchen technology took great strides in the Victorian era, thanks in part to discoveries by Louis Pasteur, Gale Borden, George B. Simpson & many other great minds. Learn about surprising changes in food preparation of yesteryear - & how you can bring a bit of vintage techniques into your kitchen.



 






Hell Race

11/17/11  at 8:19 AM

The following is an announcement from Captain Static - listen up, you lot!

Think you have the nerve and cunning to beat the Devil and Davy Jones at their own game? Hell Race is an annual event created by yours truly to test me crew and see what they are made of. Its a race on the seas fraught with dangers and peril. Its a race where luck and nerve are the only ways to beat your opponents while avoiding eerie fog, unspeakable fires, clever traps, and huge obstacles... basically, all your worst fears at sea.

All this on a remade turtle who's loyalty may not be with you. Welcome to the nightmare I say and good luck to all who dare. The winner gets a trophy and a Rum on the house. Do you have what it takes to survive Hell Race? Join us if you dare.

Nov 25th 7pm SLT at Scars Edge, Armada

Third Annual Fleet Week

11/10/11  at 10:27 AM
The THIRD ANNUAL gathering of
Second Life's Steamland Navies

Shipbuilders Exhibit * Submarine Race * Windjammers Race
Epic Ironclad Battles * Tall Ship Battles *
Naval Review * Uniform Ball
Winterfell * November 13-19



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
* Shipbuilders' Expo and Shipbuilding Contest Begins
>> Shipbuilders offering nautical vessels and supplies from the Age of Sails, the Age of Steam and and the Age the Never Was will have displays along the piers and wharves of Winterfell Absinthe and Winterfell Laudanum, offering their wares to the Public.
The best vessels will be awarded trophies, and the public may vote on their favorites throughout the week.
[To Apply for a display please contact the Harbormaster, Mr Marcel Ghostraven]

* Exhibit of Naval Art Begins
>> An exhibit of naval themed pictures will take place at the Bright Star Gallery in Winterfell Laudanum
[Artists interested to Exhibit their works, please contact Wildstar Beaumont]

* Fleet Week Opening Ceremonies, 1-3 PM SLT
>> Dancing Around the Fleet - the Fleet Week HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Grand opening of the week with a party at En-Garden Island, Headquarter of the Fleet Week Activities
A semi-formal party where Steamlanders and friends can get ready for a week of fun and competitions
Organizer and Host : Eilidh McCullough - DJ : Soliel Snook

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 6 PM SLT
>> Sailships Battle, Tue 15th
This year , the very first Sailships battle of the Fleet Week history
Unfurl the sails, charge the cannons, wait for the turn … wait … wait .. now! … BROADSIDE!!!!
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - Event HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Organizers and Event Masters : Cee Edman , Litta Nightfire

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17
* Iron Melee, 6PM SLT.
>> An epic naval skirmish fea8turing the navies of the steamlands, slugging it out on the open ocean. Rumor has it that pirates and other mercenaries may be in attendance as well, although reports of mer-creatures trying to sabotage the proceedings are obviously untrue...
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - Event HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Organizers and Event Masters : Cee Edman , Litta Nightfire

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18
* Fleet Review, 2PM SLT.
>> The state-based navies of the Steamlands, in their finest regalia, proceed on a course taking them past reviewing stands on the outskirts of the Fleet Week Sailing Field (Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow). The Public is invited to attend at the HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Inspector General of the Fleet and Master of the Event : Oriella Charik

* NEW TOULOUSE BALL, 3 PM SLT
>> The Community of New Toulouse will host a Ball to relax after the fleet review in their Winterfell Embassy
Organizers : David Abbot, Addison Greymyst - DJ Soliel Snook

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SATURDAY 11/19
* Windjammer Race, 12PM SLT.
>> Tall ships and wind-powered vessels to compete in this yachting race around the sailing field, before cheering crowds gathered on viewing stands. Trophies will be on hand for the winners.
SL wind powered class and non-SL wind powered class will compete in different events
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Competitors are invited to test the race field in the days before the event
Organizer : Wildstar Beaumont

* Submarine Races, 2PM SLT.
>> The finest submariners - and their daring mechanical marvels - will line up to compete against each other in this underwater tournament. The Public won’t want to miss this epic event grid-wide famous for its underwater dirty tricks. Appropriate dress is encouraged.
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Competitors are invited to test the race field in the days before the event

* 3rd Formal Uniform Ball at Piermont Landing , 6PM SLT.
>> The public is invited to attend a inter-Steamland nautical-themed Ball hosted by Breezy Carver at Piermont Landing in New Babbage. Naval uniforms for officers and sailors are encouraged. Shipbuilding awards and race winners will be honored.

The latest guide, maps, and schedules of Fleet Week activities will be available at Winterfell Anodyne beginning November 7.

* Contact Wildstar Beaumont for more information
- The Fleet Week Team

the Celebrations for Winterfell's 5th Anniversary

10/28/11  at 1:25 PM
Winterfell Flag 


The first of November it will be the 5th Anniversary of Winterfell, the Dark Fantasy realm created by Miss Serra Anansi, also known as the Seneschelf and Lady Twilight.

Tomorrow it will be a full day of Celebrations. Here is the schedule, all times are SLT :

9:00am – 10:00am
Winterfell 5th Anniversary - Foot Race Elimination Heats - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Laudanum/216/252/22
Prelimanary heats to find out who is the fastest runner in Winterfell! Winners progress to finals. If you are interested, contact Tai Galicia. Course is open for practice all week.

10:00am – 10:30am
Winterfell 5th Anniversary - Winterfell Foot Race Final - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Laudanum/216/252/22
Footrace final for the title of fastest person in Winterfell. 1000L first place, 500L second place and 250L third place cash prizes for the winners. Course is open for practice all week.

10:30am – 11:30am
Winterfell 5th Anniversary - Horse Race Elimination Heat - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Laudanum/216/252/22
Prelimanary heats to find out who is the fastest horseman in Winterfell! Open to all types of horses (amaretto, Champion, etc) Winners progress to finals. If you are interested, contact Tai Galicia. Course is open for practice all week.

11:30am – 12:00pm
Winterfell 5th Anniversary - Winterfell Horse Race Final - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Laudanum/216/252/22
Horserace final! Preliminary heat winners vie for the title of best Horseman in Winterfell. C1000L first place, 500L second place and 250L third place cash prizes for the winners. Course is open for practice all week.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Winterfell Anniversary - Changhigh Trinity Sisters - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/219/187/22
The Changhigh Trinity Sisters are a performing group that has created and designed a very unique and extremely powerful fire-dancing show, full of Lightening effects of many different kinds, originally created, scripted and available in Second Life, including fire balls, prims, particles and poofers, lasers , sparks, smokes and ofter kinds of realistically Light.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Winterfell Anniversary - Engrama - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/130/21/23
A Winterfell favorite: Engrama slowly melts into the world with their moody and atmospheric sound-scapes. Drawing from influences like Mogwai, Sigur Ros, and the tamer side of Sonic Youth, their compositions slowly tumble and roll into a cerebral playground, full of shadows and flickers of color so subtle they appear as if in the corner of the eye

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Winterfell's 5th Anniversary - Embassy Row Block Party - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Absinthe/76/148/22
Street party in celebration of all nations who have become close friends and allies to Winterfell over the years.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Winterfell Anniversary - Russell Eponym - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/130/21/23
Come listen to a dear friend of the realm spin a tale of fantasy and imagination

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Winterfell 5th Anniversary Ball - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/219/187/22
Semi formal ball - come as your "alter ego"

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Winterfell's 5th Anniversary - Final Party - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/219/28/23

Tonight -Piermont Landing Presents The 4th Annual Masquerade Ball

10/22/11  at 5:08 AM
Piermont Landing
 Presents 
The 4th Annual Masquerade Ball
Piermont Landing
Saturday, October 22nd
6pm to 9pm SLT
Music By the Amazing DJ Bats
Sponsored by
The Curious Seamstress
Ghosts in the Machine Build Contest
29 prim Limit
Featured In-House Showcase:
**The Looking Glass**

Announcing the third annual Fleet Week of the Steamlands

10/19/11  at 1:12 PM
Fleet Week of the Steamlands

Tentative List of events
  • Opening Event - Winterfell 13th of November
  • Shipbuilders Exhibition
  • Ironclad Battle, 
  • Naval Review of the Steamlands Navies
  • Tall Ship Races
  • Submarine Races
  • Social events by local businesses/residents
  • Uniform Ball at Piermont in New Babbage on November 19
the agenda and schedule will be finalized soon 

Announcing Æther Salon: The Second Edition

10/13/11  at 7:55 AM


What is 'Salon'? According to Dictionary.com it is:

salon [suh-lon; Fr. sa-lawn]

1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
2. an assembly of guests in such a room, especially an assembly, common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.
3. a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
4. a shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, especially one catering to a fashionable clientele: a dress salon; a hair salon.
5. ( initial capital letter ) (in France) a. the Salon, an annual exhibition of works of art by living artists, originally held at the Salon d'Apollon: it became, during the 19th century, the focal point of artistic controversy and was identified with academicism and official hostility to progress in art. b. a national exhibition of works of art by living artists: Salon des Refusés; Salon des Indépendants.


(A Salon gathering, photo by Mr PJ Trenton)

We may extract bits and pieces of those definitions to answer an even more burning question: What is 'the Aether Salon'?

The Aether Salon has, in its illustrious past, attracted speakers from all over the Steamlands to gather on the third Sunday of each month in its iconic building in the City/State of New Babbage. These interesting, talented, or sometimes simply lunatical speakers have enthralled and educated rapt audiences for an amazing 28 month run under the original ownership. The final 'first edition' Salon in August, 2011, ended with the unfortunate destruction of the building in a freak explosion, something quite rare in New Babbage.


(Photo of the Salon's explosion during 'Forks!' by Miss Bookworm Heinrichs)

But the Aether Salon is returning, now under new management, but quite respectful of the reputation and history of the Aether Salon. Soon, you shall again be able to soak up the knowledge and wisdom of a fresh crop of Salon speakers.


(Photo of the Salon's original management by Miss Bookworm Heinrichs)

Or - shall you be amongst the speakers? Think upon it. What is your passion in life? What knowledge do you have to impart? Might your topic be suitable for the Salon? If you are able to put your passion into words, please contact Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander inworld) and describe your chosen topic.


(Photo from Lady Eva Bellambi's presentation of 'Romance!' by Mr PJ Trenton)

The first 'second edition' Salon shall be Sunday, October 16th at 2 pm SLT as is usual; it will be celebrating the Anniversary of the Salon as a whole. All former speakers are requested and urged to attend (please wear your sashes if possible). The unveiling of the model of the new Salon building will also take place, so the first regular speaker of the new season will present in an eyecatching venue on November 20th.

Please join the Aether Salon group, free of charge, for notices of upcoming sittings.

Yrs.,
Klaus Wulfenbach, Baron
Manager, Æther Salon


(Photo of Frau Annechen Lowey and Baron Klaus Wulfenbach by Mr PJ Trenton)

A postscript from Ceejay Writer,the Deputy Editor of The Primgraph and Prim Perfect magazines.

We are very proud that many of the past Salon speakers have been our own writers, photographers, and staff.

Amongst our Prim Perfect team, we have been represented by Miss Jedburgh30 Dagger, Miss Beq Janus, Miss Ceejay Writer, Miss Saffia Widdershins, Mr PJ Trenton, Miss Rowan Derryth, Mr Linus Lacombe, and Lady Eva Bellambi.

Additionally, from The Primgraph, speakers have included Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, Mr JJ Drinkwater, Miss Riven Homewood and Miss Elegia Underwood.


(Photo of Miss Bookworm Heinrichs and Doctor Obolensky during 'Heroines!' by Mr PJ Trenton)

Burlesque for Breasts! Tonight!

10/3/11  at 8:28 AM
The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure. -- I. F. Stone, December 24, 1907




Tonight, Monday October 3rd, 2011, at 8pm slt, in the breathtaking The Casbah of Steelhead Port Harbor, the Champagne Ladies shall be privileged to offer you entertainment and a public service. Please join us as we celebrate the playful side of life with our vintage style of sass and fun, titillating one and all for a good cause - Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We promise to do our very breast!

BoobieThon events will continue through October 7th! To stay 'abreast' of activities, a listing of all BoobieThon events is in this earlier Prim Perfect blog posting.

Starting this Weekend: BoobieThon

9/30/11  at 1:38 PM
The 4th Annual BoobieThon in Second Life starts this Saturday, October 1st (and in real life, so does the 10th Annual Blogger BoobieThon), both aimed at raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Over the years thousands of dollars have been raised forin both worlds.

In Second Life, a week of interesting, fun, and, at times, irreverent affairs for you to enjoy as the Saving Second Base committee members educate about - and raise money for - breast cancer research and treatment. You are all invited to join as many events as possible!

Please note, that as the BoobieThon is a celebration of all things mammary, some of these events are marked as MATURE, and there is nudity in some of the art on display.

The current schedule of events follows:

October 1, 2011
October 2, 2011
  • Touche for Boobies - 12pm SLT, Winterfell En Garden
    An en garde tournament: 16 openings - entry fee is 1000L
    The winner will receive 1500L and a special trophy to commemorate the event!
  • Educational Salon - TBA (PG-13)
  • Art Auction and Designer Vendors continue
October 3, 2011
  • Burlesque for Breasts - 8pm SLT, La Casbah, Steelhead (Mature)
  • Art Auction and Designer Vendors continues

October 4, 2011
  • Shape Shifter Competition - 4pm SLT, The Hobo Theatre, Hobo Island (This should be a PG-13 event, but as with all things BoobieThon, it could become mature!)
  • Art Auction and Designer Vendors continue

October 5, 2011
October 6, 2011
  • Poetry Slam for Boobies - 5pm SLT, der Hut, Winterfell Absinthe (PG-13)
  • Art Auction and Designer Vendors continue
  • LAST BID for art auction will be taken at 8pm SLT

October 7, 2011