Monday, 29 October 2012

Radio Riel & The NeoVictoria Project present "Halloween Extravaganza!"

NeoVictoria is having a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. The event will have a live DJ, Mr. Edward Pearse, who will be spinning theme-specific tunes and broadcasting live on Radio Riel Steampunk. 

Come as what you want! It is a costume party, so dress up as something ...anything. We will have a best in men's and a best in women's costume contest and possibly a grand prize showdown between the men's and women's winners. Prizes to be announced at the event.

Date: 31 October 2012

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm, Pacific-time (SecondLife-time)

Location: The NeoVictoria SkyClub in Second Life [NeoVictoria SIM]


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

New Babbage Travelogue: New Babbage

For many years the lack of an actual sim called "New Babbage" had waylaid curious travellers who had heard of this sims but had not been fortunate enough to get themselves a landmark. With the arrival of the sim called "New Babbage" this helped to bring in the more spontaneous traveller.

The new bridge running over the new canal. Maybe this will be called New Bridge, like the various 400 year old ones in Europe :-)

Clank Trader Cog Factory

Greg Merryman's smelter

Ahab's Revenge Whale Oil and Ahab's Bane Tavern

Clank Trader Exports & Prim Storage, Mr. Broono's residence.

Kaylee Faulkner's whimsical building.

Huge smokstack

Side view of the Hawksley Pumping Station

The Conservatory end of Radio Riel's Clarendon

Radio Riel broadcast tower

Offshore pump in Iron Bay

Rosehaven Recipes and Tearooms

Codswallop Seafood, maker of the best Fish & Chips in New Babbage.

Eaton & Drynkin groceries and the New Babbage Tobacconists next door

Jed Dagger's factory warehouse and home of Mei Yao Wok

Burbon-Conde House

BS Hoof & Horn Fertilizer

Greg Merryman's memorial

The Bucket of Blood Public House

R.B.'s Butchers.

Professor Parx's welcoming front gate

Sonnerstein House

Miss Faraday's house

Lemony Snicket House

Amber Ilsker's house on the cliff. Or at least, as it was when I took the photo. It seems to change more often than Victor updates parts of Brunel Hall.

The Oldbridge cottage

Oldbridge Cliffs

Monday, 22 October 2012

Changes to Seraph City

Seraph City has been a bit of an enigma. It's a fantastic build of mostly Art Deco inspired buildings, but it's often so empty. Too many people come for events or to shop, and then go home elsewhere.

But more recently its profile has increased, partially through the regular events at the Java Jive and more recently through the Noir adventure story The Blackened Mirror. BM has certainly raised the awareness with people coming into the sim to try and unravel the mystery.

Other changes of a personal note though, in about the middle of the year I reluctantly demolished the Seraph Club. It had been idle and I thought it prudent that I save my lindens if I wasn't going to use it. But the city drew me back and I decided I would make more of an effort to have things happening there. It was gone long enough for its original spot to be taken, but some judicious pleading and bribery and the Seraph Club has a new home.

The Seraph Club, now located on Champagne Street
On top of that there's been a long running debate on a sim surround for Seraph City. I've always pushed for the idea, finding the streets ending in ocean a little odd for a city. To that end I've been tinkering with some prims in collaboration with our good Mayor.

Seraph City skyline
It's only temporary at this stage but with luck there'll be something more permanent soon.

Lastly, an offhand comment about all the buildings in Seraph City being either shops or nightclubs lead to the inspiration for a Police Station. Inspired by a picture of the Milwaukee Police Station

The exterior of the station

Squad car!
With two jail cells for reckless drivers or inebriates it should see some revenue from bail money. The interior is still progressing but should be finished soon.

New Babbage Travelogue: Wheatstone Waterways

Wheatstone Waterways was the 7th sim to land in New Babbage, though both the original Academy of Industry (later moved and renamed Clockspire Cove) sim later disappeared beneath the waves, branding the New Babbage sim with the nickname of No.7.

Named after Sir Charles Wheatstone, a pioneer in telegraphy, electricity and acoustics, it continues the canal theme of Babbage.

Oddson Brewing Company

An "Abandonded" Factory and secret home of the Sneaky Vole, a Babbage pub.

Oakwood Laboratories

Ada Lovelace Memorial Park

Closer view of the inventors' wall.

Home to Mssrs. Leominster & Oyen, the brains behind Oakwood Labs

Steamweaver airship works. Sadly due for the wrecking ball.

Lighthouse Landing, home to Sir Sir Emerson Lighthouse

Miss Bookworm Hienrich's abode

Olde Doc Emerson's Factory Outlet
Triapsis, home to Miss Alba Luna

Home to Miss Phaedra Byrne

The inworld offices of the Steampunk Tribune

Langdon Gardens, home to Mark Twain's cabin (and Dickens's pier)

Dickens' Home for Homeless Kittens

Piermont Landing. Home to monthly balls.

The Lone Panda

Steamweaver Transportation. An import/export hub.

Miss Flocke Galli's Herbarium and Workshop

The Mariner's Revenge. Another of New Babbage's pubs.
The New Babbage Asylum. The bells toll every half hour. Coz that always helps people on the edge of sanity...

Collection cart for Asylum inmates. Again, I don't think they're getting the whole *soothing rehabilitation* thing

Small worker's cottage behind Rogue Trading Co.

The Rogue Trading Company

Miss Knowledge Tomorrow's home.

Looking west on Stora Canal