Tonight Please Join Us @ Piermont Landing !!

9/29/12  at 1:58 AM

To Night Saturday September 29th
 @ 6pm SLT  Piermont Landing Kicks off It's
5th Season ..
The Home of  Steam 
The City of New Babbage in Second Life ..
All are Welcome !! 

Second Life H.P. Lovecraft Community Presents Lovecraft Festival

9/19/12  at 2:10 PM

HP Lovecraft Festival
Fans of the early 20th Century American Science Fiction and Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft are joining together in Second Life in a multiple-community festival to celebrate the writer and to provide a variety of Lovecraft activities and adventures to Second Life residents.

The 2012 SL H.P. Lovecraft Festival runs from September 22-30. The heart of the festival is the carnival located in the Staccato sim in the Lovecraft community of Sheffield. The carnival contains a market at which vendors will sell a variety of Lovecraft, Early 20th Century and Science Fiction wares. The big top on the carnival grounds will host weird and wonderful events.

At the carnival, there will be ticket booths that provide festival information and that will transport the attendees to the various host sims that are taking part in the festival. A different Lovecraft experience awaits at each location! There will be several ticket booths on the carnival grounds as well as in each host sim. There will also be a festival wide hunt that will send participants searching high and low across the host sims for eldritch relics.

Attendees can find more information and the event schedule at any of ticket booths on the carnival grounds in the Staccato sim (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Staccato/229/160/22) starting on Saturday, September 22 .

If you would like more information about the 2012 SL HP Lovecraft Festival, please send a notecard to Nosfera Ravenheart (nosfera.osterham) in Second Life.

You’ll find Fun Noir in Episode 2 of The Blackened Mirror!

9/17/12  at 3:47 AM
Now that Episode 2 of The Blackened Mirror is out – the fun (noir) continues – and viewers can explore different mysteries inworld and out.

At the safe house
At the safe house

We’re suggesting that you look into two areas …
  1. Our special webquest on hidden web pages
  2. Some secrets in the life of Harland Quinn, private investigator, which can be explored inworld
How can you find out more? Well, start with the TV show – there is a key clue there at the Java Jive – one that will take you across the grid.

The car that is the inworld prize from Episode 2 (but not in the location where you need to look!)
The car that is the inworld prize from Episode 2 (but not in the location where you need to look!
The car that is the inworld prize from Episode 2 (but not in the location where you need to look!)[/caption] Don’t forget to follow Dolores’s Twitter stream too – and Millie will have information for you on her Live Journal. You’ll find details of how to get to that elsewhere on this website! What are you looking for?  

On the web
You’ll find a web quest.

As you answer the questions in this quiz, you will need to find hidden web pages. To find them , you will need to type the name in the web bar with this prefix: www.theblackenedmirror.com/episode_002_quiz/ and then your answer, followed by .jpg

 For example, if the answer to a question was Edgar Allen Poe, you would enter www.theblackenedmirror.com/episode_002_quiz/edgar_allen_poe.jpg

 If it was The Blackened Mirror, you would write: www.theblackenedmirror.com/episode_002_quiz/the_blackened_mirror.jpg

 If it was the writer M.R.James, you would enter www.theblackenedmirror.com/episode_002_quiz/m_r_james.jpg

 If the answer is correct, you will find a web page that will give you the next clue. if you have answered wrongly, the page will not be found.

When you have answered all the questions, you will discover an important - and secret - piece of information about a key character in The Blackened Mirror. And we hope you will have had some fun too!

In Second Life There is a very important clue in the episode - something that Harland Quinn reacts too strongly when he comes across it in the Java Jive. Just a little thing ... but it gets him asking questions. Look closely, and you will find a clue to the location you need to explaore - to find some surprising information - and a rather nice prize!


And here is the prize - which goes with some surprising information ...
And here is the prize - which goes with some surprising information ...
Ready to start? Let’s take a peek at the beginning of the web quiz ...

Don't miss The Blackened Mirror Episode 2: Ducking and Jiving!

9/16/12  at 2:34 AM
In the new episode of The Blackened Mirror, Harland Quinn, who thinks he knows an easy buck when he sees one, takes Miss Alleyn and her associate to a well-known local nightclub in search of Miss Alleyn’s missing crystal. Once there, however, things don’t go according to plan…

 Watch the episode to get the first clues that will help you discover more about Quinn and maybe more about his past ...!

And in this episode we meet two new characters - Ceejay and Millie. You can find out more about them (and the other characters) on the special section of the website. Did you also know that you can find out more about the people who play them - and about the rest of the cast and crew too?

You'll be able to find clues on the web - and also within the world of Second Life. Watch this space – and explore this web-site – for more clues …

The Blackened Mirror is a co-production of Prim Perfect Publications and Treet.TV, first broadcast as part of the Happy Hunting! show.

A Darkling Hunt, Perfumed Cutlasses and a Blackened Mirror - all on today's Happy Hunting!

9/14/12  at 4:51 AM
Join us for today’s Happy Hunting! in the treet.tv studios in Garden of Dreams at 3pm, Friday 14th September, to learn about the great hunts that are going on across the grid – and to see the second episode of our exciting new segment – The Blackened Mirror!

The Darkling Hunt Cinders Vale, our host, will be talking to our guests in the studio Spooky Mistwallow who is organising The Darkling Hunt - an exciting gridwide hunt especially for petites. If you have wanted to try being a petite - this may be a good way to start.

Then Cinders will be talking to Elizabeth Tinsley and Glitch Axelrad who are organising The Perfumed Cutlass Hunt, a special new mini-hunt from Mad Pea Productions.

The Perfumed Cutlass Hunt
This is the first of a series of exciting mini-hunts from the excellent Mad Pea team, and Elizabeth and Glitch will be talking all about this new concept - as well as about the Hunt itself (arrr! Pirates!)

Rosamoo Mendelsohn of Hunt SL, our new hunt reporter, will be on hand with all the latest hunt news, and some examples of the wonderful items she’s found.

And there will be the new episode of our exciting new mini-series – The Blackened Mirror; a show within the show which will combine elements of narrative and hunting in a fascinating multimedia experience.

 It’s an online series of short episodes, following the adventures of a cynical private investigator, Harland Quinn, who has a broken down office in a Depression-era city. Quinn, who thinks he knows an easy buck when he sees one, takes Miss Alleyn and her associate to a well-known local nightclub in search of Miss Alleyn's missing crystal. Once there, however, things don't go according to plan...

The Blackened Mirror
 You’ll be able to watch the show as part of the Happy Hunting! TV show or in its own dedicated channel on treet.tv or You Tube (or on the website). But that’s only the start of The Blackened Mirror, because it’s is more than just a virtual world TV show; you’ll be able to find more information and win prizes by following a series of games and puzzles within the virtual world of Second Life or through a variety of social media across the internet.

Happy Hunting! So join us at 3pm today in the studio for the broadcast. Bring along your hunter friends too. We will be glad to have you all join us for the show.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 3pm SLT on Friday 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/happy-hunting.

The Blackened Mirror: the fun (noir) starts here …

9/4/12  at 1:10 AM
Now that Episode 1 of The Blackened Mirror is out - the fun (noir) can start - and viewers can begin to explore different mysteries.

Harland Quinn: Private Investigator
We're suggesting that you look into three areas ...
  1. The location of Quinn's office
  2. The hidden web pages
  3. The destination that Quinn and his companions are heading for at the end of the episode
You'll be able to explore these things both in Second Life and on the web. How? Well, start with the TV show - there are two key clues there - one to the city, and one to the name of the destination. A search on the web too might be useful - Google is definitely your friend here! Harland Quinn, Private Investigator has left a paper trail ...

Dolores Dufaux, Quinn's loyal secretary
Don't forget to follow Dolores's Twitter stream too - she'll have information for you. You'll find details of how to get to that elsewhere on the Blackened Mirror website - where you can find out more about all the characters.

What are you looking for?

On the web
You'll find information about Quinn's home city and some of the places and people there. People that Quinn mentions, like old Tom Lowry. You can find news stories about Quinn too - and if you start following the clues, you'll find a hidden PI licence, some Blackened Mirror-inspired cocktails ... and even a chance to be name-checked as a character in The Blackened Mirror yourself.

 In Second Life
You'll find links to much of the web materials (you may need to find those first, to discover Quinn's location). Then there is a hunt - you can follow a day in the life of Quinn from location to location, learning more about him and the city he lives in. Some of this might be useful later on ...

Ready to start? Let's take a peek at A Day in the Life of Harland Quinn (Part 1) ...