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

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The night grew red, and without mercy.

World Goth Fair II, by Caity Tobias

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
10-midnight: Bronxelf

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.

 

The Darkness has risen once more. Welcome to World Goth Fair.

WGF 2015 Sim, by Kostika

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.

2015 WGF Booth Map Cursed v1

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.

The last dance.

Crow Killer, by Kostika Mistwaker

We’re now in to our last weekend of World Goth Fair for this year. You don’t have much time to go shopping so if you haven’t done it yet, make a run for it!  I truly think this year’s selection of stuff is even better than last year.

We can never really thank everyone enough but we do keep trying- so thank you to everyone who keeps supporting us, and the charity.

Tonight, as a reminder we have a VERY special event.

WGFjairusposter

 

Jairus has just done his tech check, and even has a working mic so he can say hi to everyone. This is his very first time DJing in SL, but after seeing WGF last year he was very excited to try it out this year. We’re so happy to have him with us and really encourage EVERYONE to cram themselves into the mobile unit at 8.

If you want to listen remotely, you can!  the stream is http://aqua.neostreams.info:8036/listen.pls

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

All tips tonight go to SOPHIE, so please remember to tip those smiley jars.

Our current total, by the way(as of noon SLT) is 730488L, or $2842USD.

See you all tonight!

Save the date! SATURDAY NIGHT.

WGFjairusposter

Yes, folks – as promised. The one and only Jairus Khan will be at the Gothika Mobile Unit live (not a tribute band, not a pre-recorded set. Him. Live.) at 8pm SLT to do a special DJ set at World Goth Fair.

Jairus is a *really* wonderful person (honestly- I mean that with the greatest sincerity possible) and I invite everyone to come down and enjoy this very special DJ set with all of us at Gothika.

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

All proceeds will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, of course.  Spread the word. Get an SL account if you don’t have one. But come up and listen to Jairus.  It’s an evening well spent.

The Tiny Invasion arrives TODAY!

Far Away, by Davie Frequency

Hi gang!

So now that the holiday weekend has passed, we’re in to our last full week of World Goth Fair for this year. The response has been tremendous and we can only thank everyone over and over for their support. I know my own inventory is going to take me weeks to get back into shape after all I picked up – there’s so much good stuff this year and so much of it going to support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

We do still have a few more events planned for this week.  Today at 4pm SLT will be the tiny invasion.  We did this last year and it was great fun (if very noisy.) All tinies, micros and other small avatars are welcome at the Gothika Mobile Unit from 4-6 where I’ll be DJing… well I have no idea what yet, but something dark.  The invasion is spearheaded by Alexis Radikal of Tiny Bit Radikal (her booth is on Port Seraphine, and everything in it donates 100% to the charity) and all proceeds from the set will go to the charity as well.

So come on down and get small.

If it had a flavor, I’d name it blackened and spicey, by Punkiss

Tonight there’s also other sets at the mobile unit.  At 8, Lokii Violet will have the decks for 2 hours of industrial, ebm and aggrotech. , and then at 10 the Wednesday Night Darkwave rolls in to the mobile unit at (as it is and ever shall be on Wednesdays.) for 2 hours of goth stuff.

We still have several days left in the event and the charity totals just keep rising.

Currently, our charity total is:  700785L, or $2727USD or 1625GBP raised for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Tonight will surely raise that by a fair bit, so come get small with us at 4!

 

 

And so, day one happened.

WGF ADCreations, by Cindy Gedenspire

Opening found us, eventually. I personally had been awake about 28 hours by then.  Amazingly I seemed to get all the settings right, and people started landing. Then more. And more. An hour in, CruelBritannia did his regular set at the GMU to kick things off.

Wow there’s beautiful stuff this year. The builds are gorgeous, the vendor offerings are amazing and people have really gone all out in support of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  Our day 1 total for the charity is 261,846L, which is roughly $1035USD.  Not bad for our first day!

Our photo today comes from veteran Cursed blogger Cindy Gedenspire.  Lovely, isn’t it?  That dress has been popping up all over and with good reason (you can get it on Port Seraphine, btw, and I bought it too.) It’s a charity donation to boot!

For those waiting on band hoodies, we’re working on that tonight and hope that they make landfall (pondfall?) tomorrow afternoon.  We’re working on it.

There’s a few people who are still putting the last things in their booths (I was working on one of my booths til about four hours after we opened, myself, to be honest.) and hopefully we’re full up by the time the weekend truly hits tomorrow.

TONIGHT, though, Lokii Violet will be on the decks at the Gothika Mobile Unit from 8-10, and our own Rydia Suicide will be manning them from 10-midnight. AND THEN, at midnight tonight, this happens:

Jordan Reyne- live! No , really!

Jordan Reyne will be at the Gothika Mobile Unit LIVE at midnight, with all proceeds to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. So support live music, live goths, (ha.) and the charity all at the same time.  You can get there from the WGF Cursed landing point (really, it’s right there, just look for the red candles and start walking upstairs) via this SLurl:

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

See you all tonight!