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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Come listen to a dear friend of the realm spin a tale of fantasy and imagination

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Winterfell 5th Anniversary Ball -
Semi formal ball - come as your "alter ego"

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Winterfell's 5th Anniversary - Final Party -

Tonight -Piermont Landing Presents The 4th Annual Masquerade Ball

10/22/11  at 5:08 AM
Piermont Landing
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 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.

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.