Miss Viv Trafalgar and Miss Breezy Carver
Winners of the 2009 Golden Gear Award
for substantial contributions to New Babbage
Last Sunday, after the anniversary edition of the Aether Salon, the 2009 Golden Gear awards were presented to two individuals who have made incomparable contributions to the City-State of New Babbage: Miss Breezy Carver and Miss Viv Trafalgar.
Miss Breezy Carver is the proprietress of the Piermont Landing, the location of her monthly Steampunk-themed balls. Setting a consistently high standard, her events are the most regularly attended social events in the Steamland, and to her credit, always have a relevant tie-in to a Steampunk topic. From a dynamic selection of music which demonstrate her good taste and astute ear for music, her building contests which attract and challenge some of the best builders and scripters from the Steamlands (and beyond), and her charismatic and engaging disposition embody the welcoming demeanor of New Babbage.
Miss Viv Trafalgar holds dual roles in New Babbage. Not only does she run her line of popular attire and goods (Viv Trafalgar Outfitters), but she is the driving force behind the Aether Salon, a standard of Steampunk discussion in the Steamlands. The Aether Salon has hosted numerous notable guests and has covered a wide variety of topics related to Steampunk - always engaging and expanding the realm, but focusing the definition of the genre. Her persistence has led the Aether Salon to become an event for Steampunk introspection in Second Life and beyond.
Congratulations ladies, on a job well done!