Deadline for applications to SL11B Community Celebration rapidly approaching!

5/18/14  at 8:44 AM
The deadline for applications to SL11B Community Celebration is rapidly approaching - and the MadMan is here to remind you to get your application in!


 The MadMan from the future journeys back to the very beginning of Second Life to show us that we're on the edge of the deadline for applications to perform on the stages, in the auditorium or to exhibit.

Watch the video - then go to the website and make sure that you apply - today!

Applications close on Tuesday 20th May at 12 noon SLT - don't miss the deadline!


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How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter. There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/slcommunitycelebration/pool/

SL11B Community Celebration welcomes Second Life Business Exhibitors

5/14/14  at 3:37 PM
... as long as they are there to celebrate Second Life's 11th Birthday, and not just to promote their own business!

There's been some discussion about this - so Saffia had a chat with the MadMan to discover how Second Life businesses can apply.



How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/slcommunitycelebration/pool/

Fantasy Faire 2014 - stowaways and mistaken identities

5/4/14  at 9:53 AM
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The bridge door swung open and a bedraggled woman stumbled in.
"Sir, we found this stowaway, poking around the nor' west cloud storage. No sign of dust on her but I had 'er drenched just in case." A dark, thickset man with a rich  black beard appeared in the doorway behind the scared looking woman. "And sir, she says Babbage sent her!" A sharp intake of breath passed audibly around the room and with two strides the captain covered the distance between them.
"Babbage!" The woman cowered as the captain growled, his face inches from her own. "So he lives, I guess anything is possible. What does he want with us?”
"I..I d..d..don't understand?" The woman cowered. "Who lives? I..I..I'm just a reporter."
“Yes. A spy, sent ot report on us, but not a very good one it seems.”
“No sir, j..just a r..r..reporter, I work for the Daily Prim in New Babbage.” The captain stood up to his full height to regard the woman.
“New Babbage?” His brow furrowed quizzically. “Stephenson, take her away. Take her to see Our Lady, help her dry off a bit.”
“Aye sir,” the woman’s captor stepped forward, grabbing her harshly by her clothing and dragging her stumbling out onto the decks. “you got lucky lass, the cap’n is feeling lenient it seems, I’d have seen you thrown o’erboard”.
“Stephenson!" The captin's voice rang out clearly from the still open door. "I don’t want to hear of any accidents.”
“Aye sir”, the man growled shooting a dark look at the trembling woman.
“Something is not right here,” the captain turned to his first mate. "How'd she come to be on Asperatus and to have passed through the storms without us knowing and why would his name be the first thing she mentioned. I reckon it'd be about the last word I utter if I wanted to keep my feet on solid metal."
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“On your knees girl! You are about to meet Our Lady of Steam”, the captive found herself pushed to floor, in the centre of a large open platform. The throbbing and hissing of great steam engines enveloped her, the floor shaking with their strokes. Stephenson stepped forwards to pull a lever and slowly a shining brass sun turned, drawing back the bolt that held two giant doors closed. As the doors swung, the girl found herself shoved forward, pushed by a booted foot at her back. She turned her face to save her looks as she fell head-first to the deck. Rough hands unbound her arms. “Get up! And get shovelling”
"Our lady of steam...", the young woman stared up at the towering arrangement of pipes and tanks, a boiler in human form, a many armed goddess. Behind her the clang of the doors resounded through the high ceilinged boiler-room, and as she heard the whirring, clicking sound of the lock mechanism sealing her inside she picked up the shovel and began to feed the furnace the burned between the goddess' thighs.
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Day 3 - The Faire is in full swing. Role play action from the Sanctuary group in Mourningvale Thicket, the Rickety Weasels in Wiggenstead Mooring and the Neo-Victorians in Asperatus and NeoLondon are drawing followers, follow the links to learn more and perhaps offer your help. Whilst the imminent launch of the first of the two hunts that the Faire will feature this year is on everybody's lips.

Join us to help Prim Perfect celebrate our Seventh Birthday!

5/3/14  at 10:31 AM
Join us this Sunday May 4th at 12 noon - 3pm SLT at our new headquarters in Sund in Second Norway as we celebrate our seventh birthday with some very special news!

Prim Perfect Seventh Birthday Party
Prim Perfect Seventh Birthday Party

Fantasy Faire 2014 - The cloud farm

5/2/14  at 2:11 PM
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Outside, an ear-splitting chorus of metal scraping across metal, the giant mechanisms of Asperatus strained, and twisted in their restraints, punctuated by the gunshot timpany of snapping cables sent writhing lethally through the storm as their tension was released. Inside, silence, not a soul daring to breath.

Without warning the howling winds ceased, the metallic screams diminished to rumbling moans as things settled back in to their new places. Outside the view transformed, a solid blanket of grey white cloud rolled placidly beneath them. The crew on the bridge stood mouths agape, outside people were emerging gingerly from their homes. gathering on the platforms and starting slowly, a ripple of elation swept through the population.

“Bring us to a halt, Pilot.” Commanded the captain, a note of relief evident in his voice.
“No need sir, we ain’t moving. Her engines are turning but it's like she’s being held, sir.”
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“Then bring them to idle, but leave them turning.” With this he turned his large frame to the brass speaking tubes and looking out to the crowds beyond the window with a smile, he addressed his people.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the legends tell us of the confluence, a coming together of disparate times and places, a conjoining, a uniting of wit and wisdom, against the scourge that plagues all our realms. None of us knew with any certainty whether this were a voyage of discovery or folly; the meticulous records of our learned ancestors told us where to come to, and when, but nobody knew whether we could make it through. As we stand here today, the journals will record us as we enter into history. Ladies and Gentlemen of Asperatus, I give you the Fairelands!” Outside, the crowds were growing as every man, woman and child emerged from the safety of their dwelling, blinking in the day light to see the new landscape. “Everyone of us now is a pioneer, there is no blueprint or plan for what comes next. But first things first, it seems we have happened upon a fine crop of cloud. Deploy the farm, let’s get harvesting!”
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Within minutes the colony of Asperatus expanded, spinning out on mighty mechanical arms as teams of riggers linked walkways amongst the factories. Out on the very edges, giant "cloud eaters", the many bladed harveters were already chewing their way into the mountains of cloudmass. Atop the warehouses, giant envelopes unfurled and began to expand filling with the cloud clippings. The precious harvest of raw cloud sucked up into the giant cloud storage balloons ready to be used. Before long the familiar piston sounds struck up as the giant cloud rendering factories pulled the raw cloud from the stores and through a process not dissimilar to distillation produced Asperatus gold, the essential element that keeps clouds afloat; luftgas to some, light air to others, whatever you wish to call it, it matters little, but for the population of Asperatus, it was all that kept them alive.
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Day 2 has arrived and the Fairelands are in full swing, there are reports of disturbances across the realms and the Tiny keepers of the peace, the Faireland Marshalls have been patrolling visibly. No doubt some poor Faire-goer will contravene a law and find themselves at the mercy of Faireland justice, (an oxymoron of the first order). It seems that the reverberations of the unweaver's attempts to disrupt the faire are still tangible but keep a tight hold to your hat and plunge into the Fairelands to see what short-lived wonders are there to behold.


Fantasy Faire 2014 - Turbulent times

5/1/14  at 4:58 PM

Far below the forward lookout point, suspended beneath the vast envelope of the mighty Asperatus, hangs the bridge, the nexus of all that happens in the airborne community that now carries its name. 

A Thunderhead class vessel, that last known of its kind, the Asperatus was built to convey the cream of society; the engineers, the scientists and their entourages on research missions of scientific and mechanical discovery. When the dusting came, many of her class perished in their moorings, those in flight perished soon after as fuel diminished and inevitably brought them back to the ground. By pure chance of timing the Asperatus had been on a research flight testing the latest discoveries in the natural sciences that held great prospects for the future of manned flight; discoveries that would become ever more important as events unfolded. 

The purple cloud formation filled sky now, golden lights arcing through the eye of the storm.
“Steady now, hold our course. The turbulence of the confluence is written as legend. Last time it came to us an entire flotilla of research balloons was lost and never seen again.”
“There ain’t a storm that the Asp can’t master, sir.”
“That may be so, Pilot Anderson, but...” The captain had no need to conclude his sentence as all those in the cabin looked out to the smaller factory vessels ranked alongside them, factories and warehouses that doubled as homes to their families. “Fleet Engineering. Report please.”

A distant voice leaked from the brass tube drowning in the howl of multi dimensional winds that curled about them.
“Everything is holding sir. We had a harvester break loose but the maintenance division were on it right away and it is securely chained back in place.” The captain nodded.
“Hold our course, Pilot, hold her steady. It’s about to get rougher.”

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The Fantasy Faire opened today at 9am SLT. In what has almost become a tradition of the Faire, the preceding day was blighted by systemic issues and the Faire teams of builders and merchants worked long hours to finish as best they could.

The opening hours are always turbulent. What would you expect when 11 worlds are torn from their own dimensions and slammed together in ours? But the turbulence is always secondary to the excited hoards that run from land to land seeking the new and shiny, or perhaps rusty. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore these amazing lands that will only be available to us for 10 short days.

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Fantasy Faire 2014 - The confluence is upon us....

4/30/14  at 5:25 PM
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High up in the forward lookout pod, the on-duty 'glasser strained his eyes against the glare of the incessant sun. Peering straight ahead, the young man squinted at the shapes forming on the horizon. Lifting his head for a moment, he blinked, rubbing his eyes, before placing an eye to the spyglass once more and to look again at the dark mass. "By the gears!" He cried, beckoning urgently to the older man, "quick Fred, I need yer to four eyes that storm, I don't think it's normal". Frederick Lee, the most experienced lookout in the fleet, looked out across the cloudscape, hardly needing the glass now, as great purple clouds swirled ever larger, looming ever closer.
"Aye lad, that's them all right. That's the confluence storm, we've found it." Turning to the brass speaking tube to his right, Lee sounded a klaxon to attract attention on the bridge far below them. The klaxon call was acknowledged with an anxious voice.
"What did you see?"
"Fairelands, Right ahead!"
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Asperatus - An airborne community living high above the clouds which hide their broken homeland far below, is just one of the treats in store for visitors to this year's Fantasy Faire. The Faire which opens to the public tomorrow (1st May) and will run until the 11th promises to be every bit as fun, exciting and full of tinies, as previous years.
Always my favourite RFL event, perhaps my favourite event of any kind, the faire is a wonderful mixture of fantasy styles and themes. 2014 is different for this seasoned Faire reporter, having journalled, filmed  and photographed previous conjunctions of Fairelands, this year I have had the honour of bringing you a Faireland from within my own head, Asperatus.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Asperatus/135/127/62
Come visit the faire and enjoy all the creations we have for you. Anything you could wish to buy in a fantasy related theme is available some where and there are many new treats to be found this year too.


Designing Worlds heads to Arkansas in Second Life for a fascinating lesson in social history

3/31/14  at 9:28 AM
Johnny Cash' boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Johnny Cash's boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
 Join us today, Monday 31st March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as visit a fascinating project at the University of Arkansas region that recreates Johnny Cash's boyhood home, as part of a broader look at the effects of the Depression in the state, and some of the routes from the rural poverty that began there.

The Dyess Colony, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Dyess Colony, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
 Painter Merriman, the well-known designer, has created many of the builds here, and he takes us through many of these as we explore a really fascinating social history project, learning not only about Johnny Cash's boyhood home, but also about the New Deal community of Dyess and the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (which now houses the Southern Tenant Famers Museum).

The Sourthern Tenant Farmers Museum, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
You can read more about it on Painter's own website. But even better - you can join us at 2pm for a really fascinating show!

The cafe in the Dyess Colony,photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The cafe in the Dyess Colony,photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Bedroom in Johnny Cash's boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Bedroom in Johnny Cash's boyhood home, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds gets onboard with the Pirates of the Trade Winds!

3/24/14  at 6:57 AM
Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 24th March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we sail the seas (and drink in the taverns) with the magnificent pirates of the Trade Winds!

We talk to some of the pirates and boat-builders active in the Trade Winds, including Blithe Binder, Kirsten Blackheart, MizLucie Winterwolf, Karnac Binder, GM Nikolaidis, Evvva Viper, Amber Murfin, Flops, Paddy SaltyDog Goldsworthy and tessa Vespucciano, and are entertained by the fantastic Deelah Halostar.

We learn about the pirates, the Trade Winds, the history of pirates in the Caribbean, the wonderful craft they sail in - and we get to take part in a battle too!


Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm for a really exciting and colourful show! It's one you won't want to miss!

 Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!


Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
Trade Winds - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds explores the amazing Dreamscenes

3/17/14  at 8:10 AM
The Atelier - the newst of Kayle Matzerath's Dreamscenes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Atelier - the newest of Kayle Matzerath's Dreamscenes, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Join us today, Monday 17th March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we explore the beautiful Dreamscenes created by Kayle Matzerath.

The Asian Loft - tanother Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Asian Loft - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Kayle has been creating his amazing Dreamscenes - a portable and expandable system of stunningly designed skyboxes - and landscapes for a number of years, and we have featured some of these as settings for shows - a Thanksgiving Dinner featured the Piano Bar and Dining Room, and the gorgeous library was used in The Blackened Mirror.

The Fest Theatre - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Fest Theatre - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
We also look at Kayle's stunning work for Fantasy Faire.

His ability to move with the times and incorporate new ideas and developments in the platform has led to his latest creation (which I wrote about earlier in the year) the Atelier. And there's a special surprise to be glimpsed through the windows here for all steampunk fans!

The Atelier - the newest Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Atelier - the newest Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Join us at 2pm as Kayle talks about his work and shows us some of his amazing creations. It's a show you won't want to miss!

The Roman Baths - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Roman Baths - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

The Winter Cabin in the Woods - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Winter Cabin in the Woods - another Dreamscene created by Kayle Matzerath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds heads into the clouds with the new way to access Second Life - SL Go

3/5/14  at 11:54 AM
In an exciting new development, Second Life will be going into the Clouds with OnLive’s new SL Go package.

The news has been announced by Linden Lab today – and you’ll be able to find out more in our special Designing Worlds show at 2pm SLT today, where we talk to Nate Barsetti, Senior Manager, Customer Relations, OnLive, and also Danger Linden, aka Don Laabs, Senior Director of Product at Linden Lab. The show will be followed by a live discussion in our Garden of Dreams studio, which will be streamed live on Aview.TV.

SL Go is launching today in its open beta format, and offers the opportunity to access Second Life on tablets (although not yet on iPads). But it’s much, much more than this - you will also be able to access SL Go through the OnLive micro-console to TVs, or just connect through the OnLive app to lower-end PCs and Macs.


SL Go on the Android
SL Go on the Android
  The package will deliver not “Second Life lite”, but Second Life with the full range of bells and whistles graphics. SL Go will show the Advanced Lighting Model, complete with materials - something that has been difficult for people accessing Second Life on some laptops and older desktops.  

This is an OnLive initiative, developed in co-operation with Linden Lab, but not a Linden Lab product. When I spoke to Danger Linden, Head of Product at the Lab, he said he saw it as more analogous to Linden Lab working with a third party viewer.



Nate Barsetti and Danger Linden will be discussing SL Go on today's special Designing Worlds show
Nate Barsetti and Danger Linden will be discussing SL Go on today's special Designing Worlds show

Designing Worlds will be broadcasting a special show at 2pm SLT today, where we’ll be talking to Nate Barsetti, Senior Manager, Customer Relations, OnLive, and also Danger Linden, aka Don Laabs, Senior Director of Product at Linden Lab. We’ll also be showing how SL Go works in different formats.

You can join us to watch the show at our Garden of Dreams studio, or watch live on Treet TV, or on Aview TV. The post-show discussion will be streamed live on Aview TV.

Designing Worlds takes a last chance to see Seraph City - now on the web

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Designing Worlds' final visit to the wonderful dieselpunk Seraph City is now on the web!

This, sadly, really is the last chance to see the city as it closes on March 16th, and many of the iconic buildings have already closed.

The Streets of Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Streets of Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We toured some of these beautiful buildings– and also talked about how episodes of The Blackened Mirror were filmed there – and were the basis of some popular games during the first season of the show.

Zander Greene (in real life Scott Simpson) who plays Harland Quinn in the popular series said of the closure:
Worlds come and go. Occasionally they endure long enough and embody a meaning deep enough that they leave indelible marks on those who are fortunate enough to have known them. Seraph City is such a realm. To have been a part of its lore, if only briefly, is a great honor. And on behalf of Harland Quinn I must add this: "Thanks, Seraph. For a safe haven. For the closest thing I'll ever have to a home."
This is a show you won't want to miss!



Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds Special at 2pm SLT Wednesday 5th March

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Stay tuned for news of a special edition of Designing Worlds at 2pm SLT today - with a viewing party followed by a discussion in our beautiful studios on Garden of Dreams.

Designing Worlds studio
The Designing Worlds studios on Garden of Dreams

 The post-show discussion will be streamed live on Aview.TV.

More news about this show (including details of how to watch) will be released later today, so please keep an eye on this blog for details.

Designing Worlds says farewell to Seraph City

3/3/14  at 1:14 PM
Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Join us today, Monday 3rd March at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we pay a final visit to the beautiful dieselpunk region of Seraph City.

Sadly, a few days after we filmed here, the owner announced his intention of converting the sim into a private region. Already the name has been changed and many of the iconic buildings have gone (including the Hawkesmoor Apartment buildings which we visit). Obviously, we had no idea that this was going to happen when we filmed the show - and nor did the Estate Manager, Edward Pearse, who was our escort.

The Streets of Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Streets of Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
 We thought long and hard about broadcasting this, but decided to go ahead, even though the show is now more an elegy to Seraph City than an invitation to become part of a community.

We tour some of the beautiful builds in the city - and also talk about how episodes of The Blackened Mirror were filmed there - and were the basis of some popular games during the first season of the show.

Inside the Hawkesmoor Apartments - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Inside the Hawkesmoor Apartments - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So … do join us at 2pm for a show that is definitely, sadly, a last chance to see.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

The Streets of Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Streets of Seraph City - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And don't miss a Designing Worlds Special that will be broadcast on Wednesday 5th at 2pm. More news of that will be appearing on our websites very shortly!

How to watch the final episode of The Blackened Mirror inworld and out!

2/9/14  at 11:06 AM
The last episode of this season, that is - for there will be a new series in the Fall!

Waiting to be interviewed
Waiting to be interviewed

Episode 2.6 of The Blackened Mirror goes live at 2pm PST / SLT today, Sunday 9th February (that’s 10pm GMT) and you can watch it in a variety of ways – but one of the most fun is to watch it on a large screen with friends inworld!

There are screens available at The Crescent Theater in Seraph City and the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams. (The crew tend to head for Seraph City).

Biggins and Quinn in the prison wagon
Biggins and Quinn in the prison wagon
In this episode, Decisions, on their mission to rescue Millie, the young Seraph City waitress, our heroic three find themselves prisoners in the steampunk city of New Babbage.

And Harland Quinn, Alais Alleyn and Mr Biggins also face decisions that will shape their Quest – and their futures!

If you can’t make it inworld, then it will be available on the web at Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel and, of course, on the front page of The Blackened Mirror website.

 It will also be on our Facebook page, where our “likes” are steadily growing! Have you “liked” us there yet?

Can Quinn rescue Millie?
Can Quinn rescue Millie?

The Blackened Mirror Jigsaw: Miss Alleyn has secrets?

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Quinn discovers a secret
Quinn learns a secret
Well, we always knew that Miss Alleyn had secrets, didn't we? But even Quinn is surprised when one is revealed in the final episode of this season of The Blackened Mirror!

Prisoners in the steampunk city of New Babbage, Harland Quinn, Alais Alleyn and Mr Biggins also face decisions that will shape their Quest - and their futures!

Watch Episode 2.6 – Decisions today to find out! The episode will be going live at 2pm Pacific time (SLT) and 10pm GMT.

Click to Mix and Solve
Quinn learns a secret

How to watch The Blackened Mirror inworld and out!

2/2/14  at 12:47 PM
A new location ...
A new location
 Episode 2.5 of The Blackened Mirror goes live at 2pm PST / SLT today (that's 10pm GMT) and you can watch it in a variety of ways - but one of the most fun is to watch it on a large screen with friends inworld!

There are screens available at The Crescent Theater in Seraph City, the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams and the Prim Perfect Head Offices in the Seychelles. (The crew tend to head for Seraph City).

In this episode, No More Angels, Millie has been kidnapped by emissaries of Babbage – Mr Biggins’ home city – and a place he is very reluctant to return to

A determined Harland Quinn
A determined Harland Quinn
Quinn is determined to rescue his young friend – but what dangers lie ahead? What price is he asking his companions to pay?

 If you can't make it inworld, then it will be available on the web at Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel and, of course, on the front page of The Blackened Mirror website.

 It will also be on our Facebook page, where our "likes" are steadily growing! Have you "liked" us there yet?

What dangers are they hiding from? Watch - and find out!
What dangers are they hiding from? Watch - and find out!

The Blackened Mirror Jigsaw: Hiding in New Babbage

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Hiding in New Babbage
Hiding in New Babbage
So what - or perhaps "who" has driven our heroes to hide out while looking for the missing Millie in New Babbage?

The answer may surprise you ...

Watch Episode 2.5 - No More Angels today to find out! The episode will be going live at 2pm Pacific time (SLT) and 10pm GMT.


Click to Mix and Solve
Hiding in Babbage

You can see the show on the web on the Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel. But first do the jigsaw!

The Blackened Mirror Jigsaw: There's danger in New Babbage!

2/1/14  at 9:14 AM
Quinn and Alais face danger in New Babbage
Quinn and Alais face danger
in New Babbage
Millie has been kidnapped by people from Babbage – Mr Biggins’ home city – and a place he is very reluctant to return to.

Quinn is determined to rescue his young friend – but what dangers lie ahead? What price is he asking his companions to pay?

Episode 2.5 - No More Angels - comes out on Sunday 2nd February at 2pm PST / 10pm GMT.

But in the mean-time - here's a jigsaw!
Click to Mix and Solve
Facing Danger in New Babbage
And if you missed Episode 4, you can catch up now!