Ok. Day 8 and a few hours.
With World Goth Day itself out of the way (I’m still tired.) we’re now into our second week at WGF. I’ve even managed to sleep more than 2 hours in a row (I know, I can’t believe it either.)
If anyone missed it, Cruel Britannia has posted two of his sets already (mine will be late, Im like, a month behind right now on posting mine) . But if you want them:
The fair itself is continuing to defy any expectations we had for it. People are still shopping, hanging out. and coming out to listen to music. We’ve had band members already sign on to do live events next year (though we’ll take more… why yes, Razi I am staring at you, how kind of you to notice…) And we’ve already got ideas on the table for stuff to do next year.
The band shirt gacha continues to be insane. I can’t wait to see how many we sold in the end. The hot ticket seems to be the You Shriek shirt, which has people scrambling to get it, trade it, sell body parts and their soul to obtain it… If you got one I suggest running quickly before the hordes find you. I actually sent Razi Panic (the frontman for You Shriek) a note about this last night, it had gotten so out of hand. He, as always, is quietly bemused.» Full Blog Post Here…
That was nuts. (I’ll add a photo as soon as one hits the pool- I didnt get any. I was afraid to move my camera.) ETA: Kostika saves the day- she got one during Cruel Britannia’s set. 24 people in the image, there were 50 on the stream.
7 sets, 14 hours. A HUGE amount of prizes- so much so I had to keep a physical list to keep track of them all. No major problems. Cruel Britannia redlined the stream at 50 (remind me to up the stream next year.) and people kept throwing money at the SOPHIE tips jars. We got pop in visits from band members and poor Lokii was at the mobile unit for HOURS while I grabbed a last minute nap.
Thank you to everyone who worked the event, the ENDLESS merchants and bands who donated prizes (wtf, that was NUTS) and of course all the people who showed up. Our day 6.5 total is curently L$719,624 which translates to $2698.54USD or 1795.20GBP.
Wow. Thank you all so much, again.
Today’s the day. Everyone gets to go dark.
Links to both Fair sims:
Today is World Goth Day. To celebrate, the Club Gothika Mobile Unit is hosting 14 straight hours of music. 7 sets, 7 DJs, 7 winner take all contests, with an absolute BOATLOAD of prizes in each box. To get all the details of what sort of goodies are in the boxes check here.
ALL money collected today at Gothika goes to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
In the meantime if you want to tune in to the stream, you can find it here:
That link will open the .pls file which will allow you to listen in winamp or itunes or whatever it is you use.
And don’t forget to grab those band shirts. Once the fair ends, they are GONE.
Get your goth on, gang.
(wow this took forever. I can see Im spending my whole day collecting and boxing prizes…)
LOOK: STUFF. THINGS.
If you want to get in on the prize action, act quick… I need to know asap!
Also known as: The morning people found the band shirt gachas.
We may have invented currency, folks. The trading is fierce on the secondary market. Apparently the shirts are a hit and we couldn’t be more pleased. Apparently people are even trying to win shirts *of their own band*.
This morning I noticed that JP Shea from the Jesus Cleaver was at the machines on Cursed. He also may or may not have been dressed as a giant grey bunny, but that’s not as funny as what happened next, when three women snuck up behind him wearing Jesus Cleaver tshirts. He didn’t know they were there. He was too busy trying to get a box detached from his hand (hey. I *still* do that.)
I think his computer crashed not long after that, but he came back and made friends with his cheerleaders, all of whom thought he was utterly charming. Happy endings all around, but last I heard Ely Hynes was still ready to sell her soul for a You Shriek shirt. Razi, this is what happens when you land on people.
This morning’s madness helped bring our five day total to…..
603,435L, which converted comes to: $2263.07USD or 1486.66GBP.» Full Blog Post Here…
Because frankly, I was asleep at noon, SLT.
The big news of the day was the Tiny Invasion. And boy did they invade. We had 68 people on Cursed. I learned two things. Tinies are very loud, and they are very generous. They filled a charity tip jar with almost 10,000L in the space of 90 minutes for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. I only got one photo, though I know other people got more- as soon as I have them to show you I will. But this is the shot I took:
Ely got a shot of me and Cruel Britannia that was pretty cute too:
Oh and here’s one more, courtesy of DevinVaughn.
I’d consider this a success all the way around. I’d like to thank Alexis Radikal and all the tinies who came down to spend time with us at WGF and please by all means we need to do this again next year. That was adorable.
So that brings the day four and a half total to…..563,710L. For those who need a translation into real money, that’s $2113USD or £1390.5GBP. And we’re not even halfway through the fair yet.
World Goth Day approaches, and tomorrow I will work on the prize list for all the sets we’ll have at the Gothika Mobile Unit.» Full Blog Post Here…
I’m not sure it’s an invasion if you’re warned in advance, but let’s go with that.
The Gothika Mobile Unit will be invaded by tinies at 4:30 today, and I suppose we’ll go til 6pm. All proceeds will go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The invasion will be spearheaded by Alexis Radikal of Tiny Bit Radikal and she wants everyone to get goth and get small- so bust out your tinies, micros, petites and other wee and wacky avatars and come on down to the GMU at 4:30.
I’m still not sure who’s gonna DJ it yet, but one of us will do it. More info as I have it. Bring your cameras- this is going to be ridiculous, in all the best ways.
I can’t even begin to calculate how many hours the org. team spent on this. Hundreds, no joke. But FINALLY the band shirt gachas are out. Theyre located in the Gothika Abbey on Cursed and on top of the Gothika Kiosk on Port Seraphine.
All shirts are FULLY LICENSED.
Although we won’t be MOTD on Firestorm again until World Goth Day (May 22) people continued to pour in to both locations of WGF. The Tiny Bit Radikal bunny suits were put back out after fixing a permissions error, and rumors tell me that there is a tiny invasion of Cursed in the works. I’m preferring to think of it as The Invasion of the Fluffy Bunnies.
As of noon SLT today we’ve raised 460,849L and counting for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation – far more than any of the org. team expected or imagined and we’re thrilled with how people have come down to support the fair and its charity. We’re really thankful (and amazed) by everyone’s generosity of spirit.
Band shirts will definitely be out today (I have to finish the mens poster, which Im about to start now) and tomorrow I’ll start listing the prizes that have been donated for World Goth Day.
Today’s photo from our flickr pool (which you should look at and post to, have I mentioned?) is from Wise Sandalwood, who’s getting her doll on.
We got a last minute addition by Tiny Bit Radikal on Port Seraphine (the owner of the shop knew Sophie Lancaster personally), Band shirts are still coming- I am working on the Great Permissioning.
Alice Project is coming- she had a week long internet outage.
Post Mortum promises to be in by Sunday. . Post Mortum is going in as I type this. Her Majesty is coming too. (RL issue.)
And our total for day two is…. 388, 058 Linden, or $1455USD or 961GBP.
Lokii has promised to wear pink for a day if we raise one million Linden. Can we do it?
Actually a bunch of people are now promising to wear pink for a day if we hit one million linden. So keep shopping if you want to see the Freakkitteh herself get pinked.
Also, CHECK OUT THIS PHOTO! Isn’t this awesome? The skin is from Fallen Gods (the booth is on Cursed) and I found this in our flickr photo pool (which you should look at and add to.)