And the beat goes on.

You Can Always Take More Than Nothing, by Ely Hynes

So we all survived another World Goth Day. It gets bigger every year. The tweets come in from all over the world (it’s comedy gold.)  mainstream publications talk about it in ways we don’t expect (which is mostly pretty cool.) and we get up and do our thing on the Day That Isn’t Amateur Hour.

For me it usually goes by in a blur.  This year it was a blur accompanied by a migraine brought on by (how very goth) an incoming storm cell, but in the end, we did it.  For our part we had 12 hours of nonstop music at the mobile unit  I’m not sure who got photos but if you did, let me know- we were pretty crowded so moving the camera around was an adventure.

Razi Panic of You Shriek came to visit us (twice!) and Pie fell on his head. At this point it’s now become a tradition, I think.  Next year, it’s Razi’s turn to fall on someone again.

Apparently people have found the hoodie gachas.  I can’t thank everyone enough for playing them- getting them together is one of the hardest things we do for this event. It requires a huge team effort and every part of it is work. What I appreciate most is that people seem to get that licensed content and real bands are worth supporting, and if given a way to do both at once, they’ll take it.

For the record, even though the machines on all three sims are set exactly the same way, for some reason the one on Cursed seems to give out more of those ultrarare fatpacks. I don’t know why – REALLY, they’re all set exactly the same, but that’s how it worked out yesterday.

I’m sure someone will eventually set up a hoodie trading thread on SLU. When they do, I’ll link it so people can trade their duplicates more easily. In the meantime? Go get more hoodies, because man they’re awesome and once the event ends they are GONE.  We’ll make something new for next year.

Dark Prevails, by Duchess Flux.

Our bloggers are awesome.  They really, really are. I don’t even know how they do what they do. I just look around and they’ve done it. Have you seen our Flickr pool? It’s great, and if you have WGF images you’d like to share you can post them there too.

So now that another WGD is behind us, we have PLENTY more stuff coming up at WGF.  Today at 2pm Pacific time, BCreative Wilde, one of the oldest goth DJs on the grid will be doing a special set for us up at the Mobile Unit.  Tonight at 8pm, our own Lokii Violet will be kicking off Spiral Twin Friday and at 10, The Pink Nightmare, Rydia Suicide will grab the decks from her until Midnight Pacific Time.

We have other events coming up in the next week as well- some as yet unannounced.  So there’s plenty remaining for this year’s World Goth Fair.

As promised, I have the current total:

The current total raised for SOPHIE is 567986L or approximately $2210USD.  We still have more than a week left to go, so we have lots of room to raise that total for an excellent cause.

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined us as a merchant, come down, donated, walked around, shopped, taken photos, listened to music and grabbed some licensed merchandise.  We just set up the playground every year. You guys are the ones who fill it, and we love you for it.

-AK

 

 

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