Abyssal, by Byrne Darkly
Ok the photo has nothing to do with the DJ set, but it is really lovely. Well done, Byrne!
First thanks are in order to BCreative Wilde for putting out such a great set on Friday. The crowd wouldn’t let her leave- she was there for 3 hours, rather than 2,and she even gave out random hoodies to people when she herself won a fatpack (she gave away her duplicates to people at the event. Thank you so much, B!
But yes, it’s true- we have another guest DJ set today at 4pm SLT. Cursed’s own Alisa Perne who happens to also be one of our bloggers, but even more coincidentally lives on Cursed all year long (and I’ve only deleted her house by accident twice in four years!) will be at the Gothika Mobile Unit for two hours of the dark stuff.
SLurl: To Cursed
Tonight at 8pm, we have (theoretical) Pie spinning..whatever it is he likes. I expect it will be a goth set, but he might surprise us with something more industrial. Either way he won’t know what he’s doing until he does it. But everybody loves Pie, so come on down and get your last slice of the weekend at 8 Pacific Time.
Just to catch people up on what else is going on this week- on Wednesday at 4pm we have the Tiny Invasion. Last year’s was absolutely bonkers, so be prepared to get small (and put some earplugs in cause the little ones are LOUD). They’ll be spearheaded by Alexis Radikal of Tiny Bit Radikal once again. All tinies and micro avatars welcome at the mobile unit.
On Saturday, May 31, Jairus Khan of Ad.Ver.Sary (and Antigen Shift, and even sometimes iVardensphere) will be DJing live at the mobile unit. Time to be announced – Jairus has been a bit busy at the Aftermath festival in Toronto this weekend so I’ll catch up with him in the next couple of days.
For those who are interested in trading duplicate hoodies, or if you’re looking for those elusive rares – Synjari was kind enough to start a thread on SLU for that.
So you can go there and trade away! Once again I will note that for reasons I can’t explain (because all the machines are exactly the same- I promise you…) the one on Cursed seems to give out more ultrarare fatpacks. I don’t know why. I just know it’s worked out that way. So if you’re trying to win one of those, people have had good luck there.
I haven’t as yet had the time to count them all but I do know from a quick mental estimate that in the first three days the hoodies have been out, we have sold over 1000 of them. This is awesome and we can’t thank you enough. ALL the proceeds go to the charity, and we appreciate the support of real bands and licensed content in SL as well. (The bands do too. I was just explaining how many we sold to James Francis of Panic Lift on Saturday night and he was amazed at how fast they’ve gone.) We sold 2084 shirts last year, so maybe we can beat the record!
Hypnotizing, by Sonya Marmurek
In other news- a bit of admin I need to take care of.
We do understand that sometimes, people are hearing about WGF for the very first time in the middle of the event and suddenly get the urge to show support of some kind. But at that point, the best way to do it is to just come down and shop the event, or toss some cash into one of the tip jars. Sending us gift cards to your store won’t help – we have already passed the one contest day we do during the event (World Goth Day itself) and we only take GCs from merchants already in the event anyway. So if you send us stuff we only have to send it back and explain that. If you want to participate, we open applications for merchants on April 1. Applying is no guarantee you’ll get in, but it gives you significantly better odds than just handing us merch/gc’s, which definitely won’t work. We love that so many people want to participate but we have to do it in an organized fashion.
Also, we’ve had several requests for interviews. Here’s the deal on that: The only person who is likely to agree to this is Lee (Cruel Britannia.) That’s how it should be- World Goth Day itself was his gig to begin with, and since he does a lot of interviews on his own shows, he is comfortable doing them. But for some reason people keep asking me instead.
I am terrible at giving interviews. I speak too quickly and sometimes people have problems with my accent. Also, I’m REALLY not comfortable talking to random strangers like that so unless you’re someone I already know pretty well I’m probably going to say no. It’s not personal, but it is a firm decision. Everyone else at org has definitively said they won’t do interviews at all.
So the person you need to speak with is Lee. Please bear in mind that he is in the UK, and as such is 8 hours ahead of Pacific Time. He also is not inworld very much (really only 2 hours a week, on Thursdays.) So if you want to reach him the best way to do it is to contact him on twitter (@CruelBritannia) or on his website, http://cruelbrit.co.uk, or on facebook. Please also be aware that a reasonable amount of advance notice is required.
And now, with one full week left in this year’s WGF… the current charity total is: 648745L or approximately $2525USD. With one week left to go, we have plenty of time to once again crack the million linden raised mark!
more news tomorrow!