Twinkle, Twinkle Little….Snowflake? , by Taliferrue Cathaldus.
…and just like that, with a puff of snow and a bit of icy wind, it was all gone.
Gothmas by Gaslight is now closed for 2014. Thanks for everyone who participated, blogged and shopped! We’ll see you next December. In the meantime, our next event is A Tattered Page, which opens on January 7, and Futurewave, which has applications open until January 31.
The clock is winding down on this year’s Gothmas by Gaslight. There’s just one day left to take it all in before it all gets packed away for another year. The sims really are gorgeous, so if you haven’t gone up to take photos and get some shopping done, this is the last call. Because tomorrow, it all fades away.
As I mentioned over the weekend, we have a technical problem on Sium. I filed a ticket about it on Saturday. We are waiting for a fix, and we *cannot* open the sim without it as we cannot control any of the parcel land controls. As soon as it is fixed, we will open GxG 2014 within 15 minutes. Please stand by- as soon as we can open, we will. we REALLY will.
Applications are now closed for this year’s Gothmas by Gaslight. The merchant list is current, and accurate.
Merchants will be allowed to load in starting at some point on December 9 (my guess is later rather than earlier.)
Also this year we will be sending out optional gift vendors, for those merchants who want to offer gift service. The vendors will allow the buyer to specify another account to deliver their item to. These are not mandatory by any means. The script was made custom for us by Nic Sadoul at Unrepentant.
Speaking of custom things made for us by the folks at Unrepentant, we also have a new blogger review copy system, so no one has to send their review copies through the group anymore. Sonya is so excited about this she’s hopping around like…well a bunny, and I know she always does that but more than usual. But she can explain all that once we get closer to go-time.
It’s one month until Gothmas begins, let there be countdown! So without further ado: the blogger applications are open, please read the information carefully before applying.
Here’s a wonderful Gothmas description from Axi, just to get you all in the right mood:
“Gothmas is a darker, more beautiful holiday season.
It is the time of year when darkness fully takes hold, keeping daylight at bay as long as possible. The night air is cold and crystal, and the smell of cloves is in the air, though you aren’t sure if that’s someone’s cookies or the clove cigarettes you passed a moment ago.
Weather is unpredictable – snow dashes the ground in drifts, making the contrast between light and shadow ever more vast.
It is a time of velvet and lace, of jewels and silver. The time of fireplaces and mournful melodies to be shared amongst those that understand the beauty of the almost silent.”
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.