Happy World Goth Day!

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World Goth Fair 2015 will be kicking off on what is officially World Goth Day with 16 hours of nonstop music provided by 9 DJs from 6am up to midnight.

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For your shopping needs, you’ve go the pick of these guys:
Fission
Beautiful Freak
House Of Rain
Atomic Faery
Greymoon
Dark Passions
ISD
Spyralle

Who have new releases out TODAY for World Goth Day.

Later tonight there will be releases from:

Pin Me Down
Senzafine

(they’re working on it now.)

There are also others(they just didn’t tell us…), so do feel free to look about and blow your Linden all over them.
Go have fun, people!

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Well, that was fun again this year…

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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.

Anyway, I did the decent thing and uploaded tonight’s set to Mixcloud, just in case you missed it. http://www.mixcloud.com/CruelBritannia/after-hours-at-club-gothika-22nd-may-2014-the-world-goth-day-kickoff/

-DJ Cruel Britannia

 

Incoming: Officially licensed WGF band t-shirts.

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:

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Abney Park
Angels of Liberty
Angelspit
Antigen Shift
BlakOpz
Calling All Astronauts
Caustic
Cruxshadows
Cryogenica
Cybercide
Dutch Order
Faces of Sarah
Flesh Eating Foundation
Grooving in Green
I:Scintilla
iVardensphere
The Jesus Cleaver
Kommunity FK
Last Cry
Last July
March Violets
Mekano Set
Model Kaos
New Zero God
Pretentious, Moi?
Quasimodo
Section II
Strap-On Halo
Rhombus
Voltaire
XII
XP8
You Shriek

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.

Attacks on Goths to now be recorded as ‘hate crime’ in the UK.

A major step forward happened in the United Kingdom this week.

“A police force has begun recording attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths and emos, as hate crimes.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the first force in the UK to treat the offences in such a way.

Previously hate crimes were only registered for offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

GMP has worked with a charity set up following the murder of 20-year-old goth Sophie Lancaster in 2007.”

The full story can be found here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-22018888