t-28 hours (or so.)

GxG 2014 build, by Kostika

Whoo boy. A whole bunch of stuff to update everyone on.

ok.  First of all there’s this:

1. If you are a merchant in this year’s Gothmas by Gaslight, you need to have your booth at least partially set up by 8pm SLT tonight. I don’t care how much is done, but there needs to be some sign that you’re showing up in there (unless I talked to you previously about it.)  If you aren’t, we are pulling your booth up.  We are *not* going to wait for people to first show up tomorrow morning. We need to know who’s coming and who isn’t. You dont need to be done, but you need to have started.  If we pull your booth, we will not accept you to another Cursed event until next year’s GxG. We aren’t playing around about this- it’s a giant pain in the ass when people stand us up.  We don’t mind if people drop out. We mind when people don’t tell us that’s happened.

2. we have maps.  I will post them here, and they will also be on the merchant page as well. Here’s the thing- they are subject to change. There’s a version number in the lower right corner. The website will always have the most recent maps, but I know these get passed around, so this way you can check to see if yours is accurate. That said, I EXPECT them to change rather drastically overnight. When in doubt, the thing to do is check the merchant list- it has direct teleport SLurls to all event booths.

As always the maps face the same way you do when you land.  I have added a compass rosette to reflect which way the maps are oriented.  If you have trouble with this, use the direct SLurl links provided on the merchant list. Click on them to make them bigger.

GxG2014 Booth Map v1 - CURSEDGxG2014 Booth Map - SIUM

 

3.  We may, or may not be delayed in opening through no fault of our own. Right now LL has an asset server down, which is preventing people from doing their work in a timely manner. Further to that, I personally have a support ticket in to LL regarding a technical problem (their end, not our end) on Sium.  Worst case is we push back a couple hours, but we will not know until LL gets its act together on both problems.

I will have more info as I have…well, more info.  stay tuned gang- the snow hasn’t even started falling yet.

Of merchant packs, and signs.

I sent out about 65 merchant and sponsor packs last night.  However, last night was one of those nights where SL was being… well, SL.  Even though I set the permissions to copy/mod while they were rezzed (TWICE), they still reverted when picked up to inventory.  I sent out updates- but the sponsor signs are still no mod, so if you want a mod version, just ask me or Lokii and we’ll send you one directly.

 

We do still have some merchant slots open, but fewer than 10.  You can still apply. Please note that sponsor slots are not only long since sold out, there’s a waiting list 3x the number of slots we had. You can add yourself to it if you want to, but basically, there’s a long long line of people wanting a sponsor slot.

I should also mention we didn’t take everyone.  The biggest issues were: stores in violation of the rules, and very new or small stores with not enough inventory in them to feel comfortable letting them in this year.  As always if you want to know if or why (because I know that not every merchant pack is guaranteed to make it to its destination, SL being SL) just ask- I promise, I’ll tell you.  It might be you DID get in and your merchant pack got eaten.  It might be you didn’t and you can ask why.

I SHOULD have a merchant list up to date at some point today/tonight.  I’m working on it.

 

AK

Load-in.

Load in has begun. We’re t minus three days.

Sims are done, and the bloggers have started filling up the flickr pool with awesome photos just like this one by Acha. (actually this was taken before I finished up the details, but I love this photo anyway and I make the photo choices around here, damn it.)

Gothmas by Gaslight 5, by Achariya Maktoum.

A note to merchants – if you can phantom things, please do.  It helps a lot when the sim gets busy, especially if you have displays in the middle of your booth.    Also, Lokii sent an alternate gacha if you want to use it – it’s 3LI and you can find it in group notices.

Load em up, gang. We open at NOON on December 15.

 

 

Merchant Applications are closed.

I’ve just closed merchant applications for GxG 2013.  Thank you to everyone who applied. Currently we are sold out and we have 8 stores on our waiting list.  Blogger applications are open until December 10.

Stuff for merchants:

Lokii sent out sample booth shells for sizing, etc. in a group notice yesterday- so make sure you grab those if you haven’t done so already.

Vendors/Gachas will be sent out in group notice no later than the 9th.  Load in officially begins on the 10th (if we’re ready before then we’ll let people in before then.)

Please send Lokii Violet a 512×512 full perm store logo for your booth so she can assign booth spaces.  If you’ve been in our events before we *MIGHT* have your logo but we might not.  Best send to Lokii anyway.  Sponsor logs we obviously have, and I’ve updated the main page to put all of them up.  *points to the left*.

If you need to drop out of the event- that’s fine, but we need you to TELL SOMEONE. Do not just disappear into the ether.  We don’t mind when people drop out. We mind a lot (really, a lot) when people don’t tell us and we have to scramble to fill the space at the last minute when we’re trying to set up our own stores.   Any store not in the process of setup *and who has not talked to us about it* by noon on the 14th of December will lose their event slot. Not kidding, gang. We ain’t playing on this.  Please don’t make us chase you down for info.

Stuff for shoppers:

As soon as Lokii assigns booth spaces and finishes the Sium layout, we’ll post maps to both sims.  Please be patient, this is a fussy process.

Stuff for everyone:

Gothmas by Gaslight 2013 will open at NOON on December 15.  (Midnight openings are a pain in the ass.)

More info as I have it.

-AK