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.

Applications update and other things.

As of right now, Im holding about 56 applications. Not all of them will be accepted(read the rules, people, seriously…). We technically have room for 80 stores so if you meant to apply, please do so.

I won’t have the time to look at these in any detail until the latter half of the weekend, as we are busy at Cursed Events getting A Tattered Page open today (and I have plans for tomorrow.)  So no one freak out if you haven’t heard anything right away. I haven’t looked at them other than in a cursory fashion thus far. I do know that we (as always) got WAYYYYYYYY more sponsor requests than we have slots. Way more. We’ll make a waiting list like we do every year.

In other news, Jessica Lyon, the head of the Firestorm Team announced yesterday via their webpage that the group ban function (which is what we’re waiting on to create a group for shoppers and gacha traders) will likely not make it into the upcoming major Firestorm release update.  If so, we’re really sorry, but we won’t have a shoppers group available for GxG.  As soon as Firestorm can release it, we’ll do it, but not before.  We’re waiting just like you are.

If we hear anything else, we’ll let everyone know.

In the meantime, in theory, the first acceptances for GxG will be going out at the early part of the upcoming week. Again, we still have some room, so you’re welcome to apply if you wanted to.  But read the rules first. We’re not kidding about them.

 

-AK

 

 

2 days to go.

Gothmas by Gaslight 2, by Sonya Marmurek

 

2 days to go.

Everyone is predictably tired, and we’re at the stage where any real problems come in all at once and last minute.

We have final notices in to the last few stragglers and will have definitive answers for waiting list merchants by noon tomorrow, SLT. We know you’re waiting and as soon as we know, you’ll know.

If you’re having trouble finding your booth, make sure you’re on the right sim- check the merchant list for details. If you use Area Search with your store name, it will pop up- Lokii has the signs tagged.

Once again- vendors and gachas are in group notices. If you need a different script in order to add partners, etc. to the split just let us know – we can help you with that.  Again, just as it says on the FAQ, no networked/multivendors are allowed at our events. We will return any we find.

Several people will be screaming in at the last minute (likely self included, as I have one store I’m still building for) and I appreciate their giving me the heads up.  🙂

Almost time 🙂

 

 

It’s almost time.

It’s almost time.

The builds are 98% complete.  Anything else now is just details.    Merchant load in officially begins on December 10 and we open at NOON SLT on the 15th(why noon? Because midnight is a giant pain in the ass for everyone except me. So noon it is.) The Gothika Mobile Unit will be running its usual schedule during the event.

Our Cursed Events Build Kitteh is Lokii Violet.  I just add the details(and apparently, the snow), but she slings the heavy prims- all credit for this goes to her.

Cursed Events bloggers are welcome to come up at any time to take photos. If you want to be one of those people, go fill out the application– it’s open until the 10th, when we begin merchant load-in. Our flickr pool is here.

Remember, if you need to drop out of the event, please let us know. We do maintain a waiting list just for this purpose. But don’t just disappear without saying something.  It’s a lot easier to deal with these things when we know they’re happening.

Everyone else,  get ready- the dark is coming back.

-AK

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