This is what happens when I’m finishing the map after being awake over 24 hours.
And so, we survived opening weekend. Which went pretty smoothly, all things considered. I do know we were packed. I would log in to 40+ on the sim for hours and hours. Nothing seems to have exploded, so I’ll take it.
By the way, Eclectica is now in (Welcome back, Tiffy!) so everyone can pile into her store and see what she’s got in there. She’s over in the creepy corner of the sim. (seriously. It’s by far creepier than the others. Mind the zombies, by the way.)
Speaking of which, everyone should be made aware that a LOT of stores have done staggered releases for this event, and a whole new wave of releases from many stores will arrive on World Goth Day (Friday, May 22.) Quite a lot of stores are planning releases ON World Goth Day itself, so be prepared to come back and check it all out.
Also on World Goth Day, we will have live DJs from 6am-midnight Pacific time. I’ll get a poster sorted out today, but the lineup is as follows:
6-8am: Cruel Britannia
8-10am: Aribeth Zelin
10am-noon: BCreative Wilde
noon-2pm: Angelica Leiner
2-4pm: Alisa Perne
4-6pm: Pie Zipper
6-8pm: Rydia Suicide
8-10pm: Lokii Violet
Again, poster to follow later tonightish, I need to make that happen.
Another announcement: On Tuesday, May 26th at 8pm (pre-empting Pie’s usual set) You Shriek will be live at the Gothika Mobile Unit. Razi will be doing a live set. This is not a cover band, it’s not a tribute band- it’s actually You Shriek – the real deal, and only at WGF.
On May 29th (time TBA) Jairus Khan of Ad.Ver.Sary, Antigen Shift (and sometimes even iVardensphere) will be back at the mobile unit for a DJ set. If you caught him last year you’ll know he DJed for 3 hours and everyone had a blast, so be ready to come on back and say hi to him again.
I’m working on a couple other music events. More info as I have it, but I’m trying.
Once again, the darkness has either fallen or risen, depending on whichever metaphor you like best. The creatures of the night have come out to celebrate, and the gates of Cursed are open.
Welcome to World Goth Fair 2015.
This opening has been both strangely organized and incredibly frantic. It’s been a weird one. But the stragglers are few, the booths are MANY, and we have once again come together to get our goth on for another year. Okay I realize I always have my goth on but still.
And we even have a map on time.
We have very few people who aren’t in. I am assured that Electica will be ready to go on the 17th, and that Aftershok will be in tonight Many merchants (self included ) have staggered releases, so there’s stuff out now, and MORE stuff coming for World Goth Day (May 22.)
The landmark is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/128/129/1000
Our music (when it’s not live from Gothika) is provided by Nightbreed Radio. Because where else would we go?
The cemetery gates are open, and we have released the bats. Come on up.
Blogger review copy boxes went out last night, and as of now Cursed is locked down and open for load in for WGF 2015. The landmark for merchants is in notices. Bloggers, as always, as welcome to come by any time. Please be aware of two things:
1. Decor will be added and moved around over the next few days.
2. Be sure to check your booth at SIM windlight. I promise it’s darker than your work windlight, and you have to remember to turn your vendors on.
Also, very important, remember NO NETWORKED VENDORS. Don’t be that guy. I will be alt hopping as I am still VERY behind on my own store stuff, so if you don’t see my main on, poke your head into group chat. Im probably on, on an alt. If it’s a build question though, please ask Lokii. I don’t even know where my own booths are. Loks is the only one who knows where things are right now.
Logos have been turned over to Lokii and she should be ready for merchants to begin loading in tomorrow night. Please expect decor and other random things to continue to be loaded in as we get closer to opening, but everyone should be able to begin to load in beginning tomorrow night AFTER I have given the all clear and locked down the sim.
Blogger review copy boxes will also go out tomorrow night, LATE. I lost *all* of last week due to being super sick and so Im trying to get three stores ready for the event on top of the admin load. I can’t start working on those until tomorrow night. I’ll work on the map after I finish the blogger box. Expect the box to go out in a group notice. It’s the same box for all merchants, so no need to send them out one by one.
BUILDING questions- please ask Lokii Violet. I just work here, man. Loks is the one building all the things, with the help of Sohma Dix. No one wants me to build anything, I promise. I turned half of Cursed blue last year within 30 minutes of WGF opening.(I really did.)
BLOGGER questions – please ask Sonya Marmurek. I don’t handle blogger stuff (other than making the box) at all. Like, seriously, at all. All blogger stuff has to go to her. I can deliver her a message, but I probably can’t answer whatever question it is you were about to ask me.
Anything else, yes- ask me. That’s why Im here. Either IM me, email me, poke into chat and say something. Whatever. Just don’t send me notecards. They’re a pain in the ass.
5 days and counting.
The first iteration of this year’s merchant list is up. It is not final.
As a reminder, booth fees are due by midnight April 30. We have a VERY deep waiting list this year, so if you blow this deadline there is an excellent chance your booth will be gone by morning. As of this writing there are 2 sponsors and 8 merchants not yet paid up. I can assure you- we have the wait list to fill ALL of those slots, so if you want to keep yours, make sure you pay your booth fee to WorldGothDayOfficial Resident ONLY (not. me.) by April 30.
All the kiosks are now gone too. We are completely, utterly, totally full. 🙂