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27 June 2016

Swashbucklers For Life Weekend for the Steamlands

Swashbucklers for Life is a collaboration between various pirate / privateer / buccaneer groups throughout the Steamlands in support of Relay for Life in Second Life. Originally conceived as a (relatively) simple gathering of the Black Moon Marauders, the Crimson Pirates of Caledon and the Winterfell Privateers, SFL quickly grew into a weekend-long event involving a number of different groups and spanning numerous sims.

Tao Mistwalker

There were many great events throughout the weekend!!! All had their own splash of color and fun and represented their nation well  in the following events !

On Friday, June 24th   from 7:30 - 9pm SLT, The Black Moon Marauders hosted the Buccaneer's Ball at the Laughing Dragon Tavern in Caledon Llyr for some rum and rowdiness to  kick off the Swashbucklers for Life 2016 weekend. Your safe passage is guaranteed* for the evening, so come and dance the night away with the Black Moon Marauders! If the sim is full, you can join the drunken revelry on the dock next door in Caledon Mayfair.

* Please note that a pirate's guarantee is generally not worth the parchment it's scrawled in blood upon, and that you probably won't make it out alive. On the other hand, you'll have so much fun that you almost certainly won't care, so come on out and dance like it's your last night on earth! Because it may very well be ...

On Saturday, we had a lovely ball at the Edison Ballroom in St. John with Lady Gabrielle Riel playing some wonderful music for all of us to enjoy !  Thank you so much to the citizens of St. John and Her Grace, Gabi for providing such wonderful music in a beautiful setting as always!

Later that night , we had a delightful Fashion Show -  Walk the Plank Fashion Show (Black Moon Marauders)

Join us for the 6th annual Walk the Plank pirate fashion show to be held on board the Morrigan in Caledon Mayfair. Audience seating will be on the dock facing the ship. Come see some of the loveliest wenches and handsomest rogues in the Steamlands as they strut their stuff on the gangplank over shark infested waters.   

These daring models are forced to walk the plank over shark-infested waters for your amusement. The best-dressed pirates in the Steamlands will be showing off some of their favorite outfits, including some interesting original combinations. Afterwards you'll be treated to a grand finale performance by the Black Moon Marauders (BMM) models, choreographed as well as possible amid the rum-infused revelry and numerous fire hazards aboard the ship.

Here is a link to the RFL vendor for images of the Walk The Plank Fashion Show fromSaturday. Some nice images if you need a souvenier! check it out at Alley Cats Alley in Caledon II:

This was followed by a fantastic dance Swashbucklers For Life, with Tao Mistwalker spinning the decks again.   So much fun and great LMs.  Thanks to Tao, Ms. Nyree Rain, Ms. Jan Stroikavskoi, Ms. Patty Poppy - all the fantastic models and the lovely clothes by the designers.  Call any of these fine folks for the lms - or call me.   Fantastic job!! Very impressive.   

Sunday is always the final day - and the day we have the Privateer's Ball sponsored by the Winterfell Privateers and the Steamlands Pirate Council.   Her Grace, Magdalena Kamenev played some fantastic music in a beautiful setting  - expect pictures to come.   The  venue was The Nepenthe Gate flanked by the ships of Winterfell.   Thanks to Admiral Beaumont and the Winterfell Privateers for helping to pull this together - and  a special thanks to Princess Selena Anansi.   

23 June 2016

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated.  A special thanks to Cay's of Woodland Lake, Cay, and the djs who participated in the great DJ Battle.   A special thanks also to Blackhawk Heights and Lady Zinda Blake for having  the Royal Ascot Race - hosted by Chateau Trikassi, Her Grace Liz Wilner, Lady Oriella, Countess Cassie Eldemar and Lord Eldemar.   The Call of the Race was made by DJ Gerrard Winstanley and filming by Sir Elrik Merlin.   A fantastic After Party was djed by Sir Winstanley also - thanks to all that make these events happen.  There is a lot of work that goes into each event with thought and loving care.   (Only one raffle vendor was kicked in the process - but all worked out well - just an OldeSoul moment)   We are looking forward to Swashbuckler's weekend and more events coming up !!!!

20 June 2016

Our Third Annual Royal Ascot Race

The 3rd Annual Royal Ascot Race could not have been better - Admiral Beaumont - thank you for the great pictures, and thanks to Lady Zinda and Blackhawk Downs for providing such an awesome venue! The true winner of the day was RFL of SL.- raising over $L40K Lindens. Thank you to Chateau Trikassi, Her Grace, Liz, and Lady Charik for all their work setting up. Thank you Countess of Altheim, Cassie Eldemar for your builds and help with vendors. A big thanks to Sir Gerrard Winstanley for calling the races and for Djing our after party and to Sir Elrik Merlin for the live action to come ! A big thank you to all the horses and their riders who competed to make this a great event!!…/wildst…/27698851021/in/photostream/

17 June 2016

Royal Ascot is a very special occasion for those lucky enough to be there. It has always been a traditional British event and that is reflected in the dress code throughout the week of races.  Below are the three areas for viewing.  We hope you enjoy your day at the races!

Thank you so much to Cay's of Woodland Lake - We are over 1 million !!!!

So, I had this idea. Let's do a DJ Battle to raise money for Relay For Life. Good idea but I can't do it - I don't DJ. I needed help and Aliya HeronJezzika DebevecSasha Sugar AllardyceBen ShuttFilo Tani, and Rinda DeCuir answered the call. Then you need hosts to 'referee' the battle and be sure the guests are all warmly welcomed and Zara MistwalkerCloudrider Resident, and Anita Manders(Phedra) could not have done a better job. Then you need someone to help plan and set it up and pull it all together and, as usual, RB Parker was there. He's the calm in my storm. Before the event I was so nervous because more than anything I wanted it to go well for the ACTS RFL Team and Olde Eldemarand Cassie Eldemar who work so tirelessly for Relay for Life all year long.

We created a Facebook event page. We sent out invitations. We posted and chatted and hoped our friends would come and support this great cause. WOW! Did y'all ever! You came and danced and "trash talked" with us! You shared stories about how cancer had touched your lives - those celebrating surviving the fight and the pain of losing those that didn't. You came and were generous beyond our wildest expectations!

YOU raised $L209,458 in 6 hours! YOU donated to Relay For Life of Second Life $838!! Because of all of you we pushed the ACTS Team's total over 1 million L$ raised so far this year! Congratulations! YOU ARE THE BEST!!

I am grateful beyond words for each and every one of you and all you contributed of your time, talent and donations. All of us at Cay's are proud to have had a part in making this incredible night happen. Thank you for allowing us be a part of it!


16 June 2016


The rumors are TRUE!! Thursday night at Cay's, the DJs will do 3 separate events: 2 hours each of head-to-head battles, raising Lindens for Relay for Life of Second Life! So:

5 - 7 . - Jezz (Harp blues) vs. Ali (Guitar blues)

7 - 9 . - Ben vs. Sasha (60's and 70's Soul/R&B)

9 - 11  Filo (80's Rock) vs. Rinda (80's Pop)

VOTE with Lindens for the DJ you think best presents the chosen genre, and remember it's all about a FIERCE battle against cancer,

09 June 2016

New Toulouse Tiny Dance

The Tinies of New Toulouse and Team ACTS invite you to a Tiny Dance in aid of Relay for Life. Please join us for this annual event on Sunday, June 12th from 12.00 - 2.00 pm SL time. Dancing to Manfred 'Owlbear' Hancroft. This year we have a new home at the Tiny Social Aid and Pleasure Club at Red Drum Place. This will be the club's inaugural event. Biggies are welcome (hello, knees!), but why not embrace your inner Tiny?

Frannie da Raccoon (poster by Brandi Whittenton)

New Toulouse Tiny Dance in aid of Relay for Life

The Tinies of New Toulouse and Team ACTS invite you to a Tiny Dance in aid of Relay for Life. Please join us for this annual event on Sunday, June 12th from 12.00 - 2.00 pm SL time. Dancing to Manfred 'Owlbear' Hancroft. This year we have a new home at the Tiny Social Aid and Pleasure Club at Red Drum Place. This will be the club's inaugural event. Biggies are welcome (hello, knees!), but why not embrace your inner Tiny?

06 June 2016

The First Weekend of June - SO MUCH FUN!!!

Racing For A Cure - Our Driver - Sean55 Richards 

The is your silly captain speaking and words cannot express how much fun we all had at the Buddy Forsythe 100 Race this weekend!!!   Thank you to everyone who was able to come and see our car and donate for the WINNING PAINT JOB !!!   For those of you who were not there, it was for a new team, Team Buddy.  Buddy was THERE!!   He has cancer and is undergoing treatments but sounded great and everything was very upbeat and positive.   You can hear Buddy and his story in the following short video.

Suzie Anderton did a great job of filming for those of you unable to attend.   We packed the sim and the drivers were just awesome. BEST DRIVER:  well ours of course, Sean55 Richards.   His wife Amber was with us.   In Heat 1, he did have the fastest lap and he also had the fastest lap in the race.   You can see Sean with the other drivers dancing  - he is on the very far left.   Our car is number 53 - our team number.  The car, the race uniforms designed by Amber, Sean's wife were all done in memory of our dear friend Shady Fox. A proper riverdance was held after the race and we were even on the live footage of the race !!!

We are still doing some work to wrap up the race and get the google docs going for next year.   We did win a trophy and will get that soon for the paint job.   Sean and Amber have both agreed to race for us next year  - and we were all excited to hear this !   The entire race, and interviews  - can be seen on this longer video - with pictures at the end !  The entire event on video, complete with radio and commentary 3 hours long -

It was a definite win win for everyone and especially for Relay For Life!   Just awesome !

After a short break, we went home, showered, and got ready to go celebrate the Annual Fuzzday Celebration - our friend, Marshall Ortega, turned 50 on June 5th.   He decided to donate his tips to Team ACTS in the spirit of Steelhead Salmons and their team.   Not only did he play his regular set for Krypton Radio - he then played the last hour also!!   A good time was had by all.  It is always good to hear our Team Song - Airship Pirates by Abney Park, along with the Team Song from Steelhead.  

Many of our friends from the Steamlands joined us along with many relayers.  Everyone had a great time at Club Gearz.   Remember, at all times, everyone is welcome and there is always room !!

On Sunday our own Sweet Valentine was on Relay Rap as a survivor, June 5th is Survivor day - and she did such a great job !! The transcript is in notices in group and in Relay Volunteers. It was a great show and Sweet did a fantastic job !!!   So proud of her - we stayed and partied for a while.

Have fun this week and remember to take care of one another.  Our Jam Tart Ball has been moved to July 9th. We do have a surprise coming up this weekend - stay tuned !!!!   We are still in planning stages and getting ready for the Royal Ascot Race.