Game over.

 

 

Game Over, by Synful Ghost

…and so our window into the future closes on 2015.  Thank you all for coming up and spending time with us.  If you haven’t yet, have a stroll through our flickr pool – it really is an outstanding group of images and our bloggers once again have done an amazing job that only pictures will allow you to fully appreciate (as words aren’t adequate.)

Thanks also to all our merchants who tirelessly scrape themselves together to put out such wonderful product.

Many people came to me to talk about how much they like the build- that was done by Lokii Violet, so go tell her.

We’ll see you next time.

 

 

 

 

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Music, Stuff and The Thing.

Good Suspension

Good Suspension by Alisa Perne

Futurewave is zooming along in space, floating within its own gravitational field, the pedestrian lights on the floor flickering with each visitor step. It is a sight to see, behold and experience. So many people already have and more are still coming through the teleports constantly.

If you are a new visitor to the Cursed Spheres you might not be aware that there is a functioning club within the premises. Club Gothika’s Mobile Unit moves in every time, and Futurewave is no exception. Their regular schedule can be found here, but we also have a guest DJ just for the occasion. The lovely Alisa Perne (above in the picture) who also blogs for us and actually lives in Cursed will be gracing Gothika on Friday, February 20th, 4-6 PM SLT. Come on over and join in the fun!

What is this Thing Photo Contest

As for The Thing, there is a curious artifact unearthed by {NanTra} Poses available in Futurewave. Thanks to the wonders of technology, each synthesized copy is exactly the same as the original to the point no one can tell the difference. But what IS The Thing? It seems that the founders and distributers are somewhat uncertain about it as well and are holding a contest to ask your opinion on the matter. Find out more here.

As always, it’s been an immense pleasure witnessing both creators and bloggers get into the spirit of things, challenging themselves, becoming inspired and enjoying the process. Check out our flickr pool for more shinies and to truly enjoy all the colour of the future!

Visit Futurewave at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/127/129/1017

Other Colors

Other Colors by Hephaesteon

 

Merchant pack 2 is out.

Hi everyone.  If you’re a Futurewave merchant please log in and go to group notices to get Merchant pack #2.  It’s got the blogger review copy send box in it, along with some other stuff so you definitely want it, Just follow the instructions inside and magic will happen.

Bloggers- you don’t need to take this box. There’s nothing in it for you and if you rez the blogger send box it will self destruct anyway.  If you want to see what it looks like (because it is pretty nifty looking) just boop me, and I can send you an unscripted version for you to play around with.  If you’re a Futurewave blogger all you have to do is wait. Review copies will be magically delivered to you automatically, for the box is awesome like that.

As soon as we’re ready for load in, I’ll let everyone know.

Notes from Mission Control- Over and Out.

Space and Time, by Alisa Perne

And so, this year’s great experiment draws to a close.  I’ve closed sim access and restarted it. Futurewave 2014 has now ended.

Hope, a Meme for Berry, by Caitlin Tobias

I’d like to gratefully thank everyone who came down to visit with us and spend the week in the future. We are humbled by your support; we truly did not expect it to be this much.  Thank you so much.

Also, to all the merchants who tossed in on a first year event, and busted ass to create great stuff for people to come buy. I know all too well how risky an event can be the first time out, and the org team genuinely appreciate your willingness to participate.  We didn’t know how it would work out any more than you did, so we appreciate your taking the risk of your time and effort for us.

Futurewave: Cytus, by Aarya Phantomhive

Thank to Sian Pearl for being a guest on the org team for this opening endeavor.  They worked extremely hard to get this event off the ground. Thank you very much for speaking to so many people on behalf of the event.

Welcome to the Future, by Xantheanne

Thanks to Sonya for always choosing great bloggers and to our OMGWTGBBQ outstanding blogging team.  We have a group of fantastic bloggers who come back to work with us again and again.  There’s just no way for us to highlight all the amazing photos in our flickr pool, so please go look at them yourself. They’re really wonderful.  I could not possibly be more proud of our bloggers.

Are We There Yet?, by Portia Capelo

Thanks to Lokii, without whom nothing else happens.  She took my hastily drawn concept sketch and made A Thing that worked out of it.  These events would not happen without her, because goodness knows I can’t build anything properly in SL.  That, and she did our posters/signs (which goodness knows I don’t want to do either.)  ❤ Pottamus.

The Seat With the Clearest View, by Ely Hynes.

Thanks to Neph, because she’s at least half the reason I don’t snap somewhere in the middle.  Seriously.  Y’all have no idea how supportive she is.  She hides the extra length of fuse so I don’t run out.

Futurewave2, by Cindy Gedenspire

This event allowed people to create their own visions of the future, which spanned a wide range. The “no fandom” rule was a very good idea (and I encourage other event organizers to consider it.  It worked out better than expected.) We got to see people create a whole spectrum of futuristic visions, and then watched the bloggers rip them apart and remake them into something else yet again.  Patterns upon patterns.   I’m glad that we got a surprising amount of stuff suitable for nonhuman avatars.  I’m thrilled we got stuff for robots and androids and all manner of cyber people.  I am grateful we got cybergoths (because I need that stuff on Thursdays, you know.)  So many ideas, and an incredible amount of creative effort. It’s been great.

http://astalianda.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/phasing-out/

The Portal, by Sonya Marmurek

We’re on to our next event for the year, so for now, the portal is closed.  World Goth Fair applications open April 1st.  It’s time to set the future aside, and get your goth on.

FutureWave2_, by Devin Vaughn

See you on the dark side, folks.

-AK

Report from Mission Control – Day 3.

Untitled, by Shadow Rothmanay

The work week dawned, like some kind of fantastic space simile , that if I were actually a writer (and I’m not) I could come up with.  Invent your favorite and insert it there.  It will doubtlessly be better than whatever I would invent.

Traffic is still steady and strong at Futurewave on day three, which is lovely.  I like short events, and I think that for a non-charity event one week is a perfect time frame for something like this.   Bloggers continue to add photo after photo to our flickr pool, and several folks have started taking up Sonya’s blogger challenge (which you’re all welcome to get in on, I might add.)  As always, I’ve received many compliments from the merchants on the efforts of Team Bunny.  The blogging crew kick ass for every event we do and this is no exception.

Last night also continued our usual schedule at the Gothika Mobile Unit, and from all accounts some hilarity was had during Lokii’s set.  I did my set straight after that, and we had a nice group of people in wacky outfits and avatars hanging out and chatting. Much bleepery.  So futurepop.

Today, we have Sian Pearl’s Futurewave Dance party at 12:30, and Tuesday Pie at 8pm.

Mission control, signing out.

-AK

Merchants Guide to Bloggers

Future Wave {Sneak Peeks} by Gia Nikai Juliesse

Also known as: “So there’s bloggers involved with the event, what do I do with them?”

First of all, you do not have to give out review copies unless you want to. This should be a no-brainer, it’s your business, after all. No obligation or expectation whatsoever. You are also free to use just your own bloggers, if you so wish.

However, if you do wish to give out review copies to the event bloggers, read on!

We have an official blogger list here in case you want to make more individual picks, but most commonly people either send the blogger box through the group notices or box it up in their booth with a group-only-give script. The said script and instructions how to use it can be found in the group notices in a notecard called Merchants Guide to Bloggers.

As for what to put in the said blog box: anything you want! Commonly it’s the event releases or at least a sample of them. Some creators give out full fatpacks, some only a few colours and some don’t give out any review copies at all and all of that is perfectly fine. Your business, your choices.

All that being said, the optional nature of blogging this event is a two way street. You aren’t required to provide review copies, and no blogger is required to blog everything they get.

All we ask is everyone be respectful to everyone else.

Blogger Applications Are Closed

Do virtual trees bloom pixels?

It’s that time of the event cycle again: blogger applications have been closed and the blogger list finalized. The bloggers are free to run about the event area already, take pictures and get into the appropriately futuristic mindset. Check the notices for landmark and other info if SL tried to be sneaky and didn’t tell you there’s new group notices.

We received an astonishing amount of applications for an event that is just starting out and taking its first hover-bootsed steps toward the jetpacks of success. So much so that I felt the need to clarify that Cursed Events has already a loyal group of core bloggers that have been with us through several events and that we respect and cherish dearly. Therefore the new spots are always much less in number than one might assume and although we appreciate every application, we do also have very limited spots available. Regardless whether you got a spot or not, we thank you for being interested and welcome you to the event when it opens: being in a group was never any requirement for enjoying an event!

Reformat your inner hard drives, ladies and gentle-droids, the future is almost here!