May 23, 2010

Talented and Generous People

We are a bit over halfway through our Relay for Life season on the Grid. And Caledon has proven once again that despite personal and national economic issues, she is filled with wonderfully generous and talented folks who want to help.
The above photo was taken in Seraph City at the Carrington during last weekend's Grand Tour. Lovely Duchess Gabrielle Riel (Radio Riel) is DJing and playing the piano, and the talented Eclectic Breitman (of Ollipog fame) has sprung upon the piano to improvise some soft shoe for the appreciative crowd!
If you missed yesterday's Debut performance of the Caledon's Got Talent show, make a point to see today's show. We will be closing indefinitely after today's show so that dear Mr Thorne can take a rest....
All joking aside, Adzer Thorne and Elspeth Woolley are trying something that is quite daring and wonderfully risky with all the challenges we face on weekends on the grid nowadays. And it worked beautifully. Despite chat, stream, and sim lag. Despite crashes, despite all the joys of a live show - it was wonderful. And delightful fun for all of us trying poor Mr Thorne's patience and sanity as well!
So put on your (low lag) glad rags and come catch today's final show!

May 20, 2010

Yes, Yes we DO!

Do yourselves a favor and get a ticket to Caledon's Got Talent this weekend. This is going to be something VERY different and truly wonderful. Seating is very limited, and you do not want to miss it.
And I can't say any more!

May 14, 2010

The 2010 Halfway There Grand Tour for Life

This weekend will mark the return of the Grand Tour, this one also benefitting Relay for Life.

Each stop on our tour has created something fun, and this year we are welcoming two new venues: Honfleur and Seraph City!


6:00am - 9:00am -Sunrise Ball, Exhibit and Art Contest. Aurora Hall and Al GarnArta Galleries, Al Garnata Sim, Hosts, Rose Springvale and Callipygian Christensen, Music by DJ Soliel Snook Formal Wear (sunrise colors!) requested.

9:00am - 10:30am - Caledon Mayfair En Garde tournament and garden party - Host: Lucien Brentano

12:00pm - 1:30pm - The Green-Eyed Fairy, New Toulouse sim - Host: Francesca Alva, DJ Soliel Snook

1:30pm - 3:00pm Honfleur Treasure Hunt

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Visit to Giverny, Giverny sim - Host: Soliel Snook, DJ Soliel Snook)

4:30pm - 6:00pm - Winterfell Embassy Grand Opening and RFL Benefit Ball, Cape Wrath, Host: Serra Anansi, Music, DJ Gabrielle Riel Formal Medieval or Fantasy Attire Requested

6pm - 9pm:
2nd Annual Robber Baron's Ball and Safe Build Contest! - New Babbage

9pm - Midnight:
Secret Agent Event. Formal wear requested, tux, suits, ties, dresses anything spy.
Pneumatic Revolution Lounge in Steeltopia, Host and DJ, SteelCobra Calamari


Antiquity Keys
Dancing in the Gardens, Horseshoes, and a Horse Race around the Capitol Building

Caledon Kittiwickshire
A Tiny Dance, Beach Party and Carnival all rolled up in one adorable package. Host: Martini Discovolante, DJ VJ Shojo---the Grooooove Mooose

Seraph City
Grand Opening of The Carrington, Host: Breezy Carver, DJ Gabrielle Riel.

Steelhead Grand Tour Finale Ball, Host: Fuzzball Ortega

9:30pm - Collapse with feet in a tub of epsom salts and a cup of hot tea in hand!

Folks are invited to follow the entire tour, or come join us at any of the stops.
This is always an amazing event and a great way to get to know our neighbors in the Steamlands, see some beautiful places, and meet wonderful new people. And all for a great cause!
And you can give your wardrobe a workout at the same time!
Start shopping now...

May 2, 2010

3rd Annual Mad Science Convention!

My most sincere gratitude to everyone who came and made this year's Convention such a wonderful success!
And congratulations to the winners of our Building Contest "Pimp My Minion" : Martini Discovolante, Vanessa Hamer, and Aeos Dragoon.
And our winners today of the Mad Scientist Costume and Manifesto contests: Stereo Nacht for her costume, and Baron Klaus Wulfenbach for his short but pointed manifesto.
The Mad Science in the Steamlands photo contest was closely contended, with the final winners being Garth Goode 1st, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach 2nd and Magdalena Kamenev 3rd.
At the request of several folks the photos will remain on display for another few days to give everyone a chance to look and purchase a copy!
Everyone who participated made this year's Convention the most exciting yet. And we also raised quite a lot for Relay for Life!
Manifestos will be published in the Steamlander very soon - I will also post some photos here!
Stay tuned for upcoming events - the Grand Tour is very soon!