TONIGHT- Jairus Khan DJ Set at 7pm PST

If you didn’t come to this last year, you *really* missed out on something special.  Jairus Khan(Ad.Ver.Sary, Antigen Shift and sometimes even iVardensphere…)  is BACK at World Goth Fair tonight at 7pm at the mobile unit.  Jairus is one of the sweetest, nicest people, and everyone had a blast last time he came to DJ for us. So spend your night at the mobile unit! We’ll see you at 6:45 (so Jairus doesn’t have to make the same joke about all goths being late again…)

 

jairus set

24 hours later….

World Goth Fair, by Wildstar Beaumont

I can’t even believe how well that went. Especially that it started so strangely.  SAM crashed completely on Lee the *moment* he pressed play leading to two minutes of cursing and panic until he rebooted the program.  We were worried it was an omen.

It wasn’t.

18 hours of music, one club packed to the gills, a BUNCH of people that stayed for *ALL* of it (omg what is wrong with all of you…) and as far as I know? No one repeated a single track (I’m not sure how that even happened.)

Some serious thank yous, though:

To all our guest DJs.  You were wonderful, especially as for most of you, I wasn’t able to be there because I HAD to sleep.  Thank you all so much, please by all means come back and do it again.

Shari Cortes.  Folks, she was so kind to volunteer to host for Lee since his usual host was going to still be at work, and then wound up hosting *two other sets* on top of it.  Totally above and beyond the call of anything reasonable and sane.

The Gothika Staff who are the hardest working goths in SL, as I have said for seven years now. It’s still true. It’s so easy to work with professionals.  Lokii, Pie, Rydia, Lee, and Kostika THANK YOU. We remain the Greatest Show Unearthed. (How did none of you play that track?)

Amelie Barbour, for the AWESOME projection lights. I love them like loved things. People were asking about them all day.

I don’t know if anyone else recorded their sets (Pie?)  But Lee’s set is here:

http://www.mixcloud.com/CruelBritannia/dj-cruel-britannia-at-world-goth-fair-may-22nd-2015/

and mine is here:

http://www.mixcloud.com/bronxelf/dj-bronxelf-world-goth-day-2015-live-from-the-gothika-mobile-unit-at-world-goth-fair/

We had no real problems.  No one got banned (which I am SURE is a WGD first.),

Thank you all so much again.

As mentioned all day, we have a BUNCH of music events coming up in the next week, including this one:

Yes, he threatened to do it last year, but this year he’s actually showing up, and we love him for it. More music stuff coming. We have lots left to show you at WGF this year.

You Shriek poster layout

Special Guest DJ set today!

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!

Special Guest DJ set!

Hey all!

I know everyone’s kinda anxious to hear the totals from World Goth Day, but it’s easier to do if I just let the ticker run til noon SL time today.

What IS time sensitive, though is that today at 2pm Pacific time, BCreative Wilde will be doing a guest DJ set at the Gothika Mobile Unit. She’s one of the oldest Goth DJs on the grid, so please come down and say hi, and stick around for even more of the dark stuff.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/65/129/1020

Bcreative Wilde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s sure to be an excellent set, so goth up and come on over to the mobile unit at 2pm pacific time today!

(Also, since we’re talking about it – Lokii Violet will be on as usual at 8pm and Rydia Suicide will be on at 10pm tonight as well!)

 

 

Swiftly followed by day two.

Exploring Sium before the crowds, by Caresia Adored

It really did seem swift, like time compressed day two and it went by really quickly.  Then again at this point time is really fluid for me and probably won’t obtain any kind of real meaning again for a couple of weeks.

We had a full lineup of music last night at the mobile unit. The Nightmare Twins were back, and then after four hours of that- with no one getting fired even once, Jordan Reyne did a live show for an hour(once stream issues were beaten into submission).  The show was excellent and if you missed it, you should make a point to catch one of her other shows inworld (she plays frequently.) You can also check out her website to find out all kinds of news and music, and music news here:  http://jordanreyne.com

We were pretty crowded for the show, so I only managed to get one picture:

Jordan Reyne live at World Goth Fair

Jordan donated all her tips for the night to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation as well. Thank you Jordan for coming down and playing for us before breakfast!

So far, the traffic has been steady, but not flooded (this is a good thing- it means that people can walk around without lag- we had a big problem at Futurewave when everyone flooded in at once.) .  Thanks to everyone’s collective generosity, our day two total is sitting at 332815L or about 1295USD raised for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  We still have plenty of fair to go, though – the band hoodie gachas have yet to be released, and we still have lots more music events coming.

I turned over the logos to Lokii last night, so we should have gachas landing soon.  Stay tuned, creepypeople.

 

 

I did promise music events this year.

This year at WGF in addition to our usual marathon of dark goodness on World Goth Day, we have a number of additional music events for everyone to enjoy.  Details to follow as I have them, of course, and we will as always be doing our regular Gothika schedule at the Gothika Mobile Unit on Cursed for the duration of the event. (This means you have to do your normal sets, Lokii…)

But on May 17…

Really. Honest and for true. Jordan Reyne will be appearing live at the Gothika Mobile Unit on Cursed.  She has a new EP called Crone she’s going to talk about (and I’m sure play stuff from) as well as.. well frankly whatever the hell she wants. All proceeds on the evening to go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

To be clear this is MIDNIGHT SLT- It’s Friday night/Saturday morning  for those of us east of England.)

So get ready to come on down and enjoy some live music at WGF.