Sylvia Lancaster was honoured in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List on June 14th. Her OBE is for “Community Cohesion and Reduction in Hate Crime.”
Congratulations to Sylvia from all of us at the World Goth Fair Org Team.
So, because it was apparently my fault (ok, it was DEFINITELY my fault), I got to kick off 12 hours of DJ sets in World Goth Fair. By this time the gachas were out on the sims and people were shooting Lindens into them like pensioners in Vegas. Razi from You Shriek even showed up for some of the set, and it’s highly likely that his ‘I’m going to sandwich now’ farewell may have been connected to the throng of adoring fans in the room scaring him a little…
But I digress from the actual point of this post. You didn’t have to listen to me, nobody did. World Goth Day was a crazy idea from the off, but the concept caught on, with no barriers stopping it from crossing oceans and broadband connections, finally entering minds and hearts. Four years on and the joke is still funny. Thank you.
We have been contacting several bands from across the spectrum of dark alternative music from goth, post punk & electronic genres to ask them to help us to create officially licensed t-shirts for avatars to be sold at World Goth Fair.
These will be exclusively available from a gacha in Gothika. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, and will feature the band logo on the front and the World Goth Day and S.O.P.H.I.E. logos on the rear.
So far we can announce that the following bands have kindly given us permission to use their logos on the t-shirts:
Angels of Liberty
Calling All Astronauts
Faces of Sarah
Flesh Eating Foundation
Grooving in Green
The Jesus Cleaver
New Zero God
As you can see, we’ve had a pretty good lineup of bands willing to help us with this project so far. We’ve still got a few more bands to contact and to hear from as yet, but if your band wants to be involved in this (and obviously, fits appropriately into the dark alt genre), please contact me, attaching a hi-res image of your band logo in either JPG or PNG format.