Thursday, May 14, 2009

Steampunk Events: 16 - 17 May, 2009



What: Innocence, an artistic display
When: From May the 16th to June the 6th
Where: Steam Funk, Loner Lane, Port Babbage

An exhibit of photographic oddities, created by Mare Brown, will be open to the general view from Saturday, May 16th, above the Steam Funk Shop of Miss Elleon Bergamasco in Port Babbage.The works are of a mature nature and can cause offense to those who do not wish to know the darkness in our hearts.

The artist will be present from 5 AM SLT.

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What: The New Babbage Ladies Fire Brigade
When: Saturday the 16th, @ 11 am - 12 pm SLT
Where: New Babbage Fire House, New Babbage Canals

Join the ladies of the fire brigade for tea and good conversation. Get caught up on the latest gossip and show off your newest outfit.

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What: Remade Builder's Challenge
When: Saturday the 16th, from 12 - 2 pm, SLT
Where: Armada Open Sea

Inspired by Mieville's 'Remade' and Gibson's Cyberpunk genre,The Armada Council hereby issues the following challenge to all builders:Create a Steampunk/Cyberbunk Wearable

To be judged in two competitions:
Timed Challenge - May 16, 2009
Builders will compete in a designated arena to create a custom wearablewith prizes in the following categories:
Animalia - Addition or alteration of animal human parts to augment the wearer
Steam/Mech – Use of steam or similarly powered machinery to augment the wearer

Prizes:Best-In-Show – 1000L and Custom Trophy
Best Animalia – 500L and RibbonBest Steam/Mech – 500L and Ribbon
Last Place/Goofiest Entry - Special Surprise of Awesomeness!

To be judged by the Armada Council or their designees. Winning entries may not use pre-existing sculpts or prims, but may use custom textures. Competitors will have 60 minutes to complete their entry, at which time all entries will be judged in their current stage of completion.

Entries are limited to 10 participants or May 10, whichever comes first, so sign up quick!

Vote Challenge – May 16-30, 2009Builders will submit a pre-built custom wearable to be displayed on the Armada sim for open voting with prizes in the following categories:

Animalia - Addition or alteration of animal human parts to augment the wearer
Steam/Mech – Use of steam or similarly powered machinery to augment the wearer

Prizes:
Best-In-Show – 1000L and Custom Trophy
Best Animalia – 500L and Ribbon
Best Steam/Mech – 500L and Ribbon

To be judged by a SL wide public vote via a notecard system. Each voter may cast one vote per category. All entries must be submitted by May 16, 2009 to be eligible for prizes. All work must be original to the builder and may be displayed for sale by the owner in the designated area for the duration of the competition.

Winners will be announced at the Remade Masquerade Ball to be held at 'The Wheel House' dance hall.

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What: The eighth edition of the Aether Salon - Engines!
When: Sunday the 17th, @ 2pm SLT
Where: New Babbage Palisaides

Spinning cogs
and grinding gears
pistons loud
assault the ears, as
Industry grows
and cities rise
on the power
our engines
synthesize.

Please gear up to learn about the workhorse of industry, the engine, the inventors who made them faster and better, and their secret inner workings. Should you desire, there will also be tea. Join your fellow gearheads on May 17 at 2pm slt at Aether Salon.

See you there!

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