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

 

Report from mission control: We are up and running

 

 

The Future Begins, by Cindy Gedenspire

If I were Sonya (and I am not Sonya) I would write an awesome story here about liftoff and mission control and make it sound like a story. But I can’t tell stories to save my life, and you’re stuck with me for this post, so I can tell everyone we opened on time and with very few hitches.  We did not (thank goodness) have the same mad rush we did last year (when we hit 104 people in 20 minutes- yeah, let’s never do that again…) but we did have plenty of people wandering around.

The booth design this year is really pretty terrific. Most stores went all out, creatively, and they look really nifty.  Our blogging team is once again out in force- I’ve been moderating our flickr group every couple hours, and people have been posting wonderful stuff.

It also seems that people have discovered Gothulon Travel, which by the way everyone is welcome to use to take photos in.  We had an extra space, so we created a little spot for people to have fun with.  “Explore the dark reaches of the universe! Come see the space bunnies of Fluffzoid 8!”  Mostly this is what happens when Sonya and I really need caffeine.

There’s lots to see this year, so come on up and hang out on the space station.  See you tomorrow- mission control, out.

 

 

 

T-12 hours

Where We Stood Still, by DanteAmore Rossini

In 12 hours the wormhole will open and allow people in to Futurewave 2015.  There’s a strange combination of everything and nothing happening right now.  A lot of behind the scenes frantic creation and load in, combined with the quiet that only comes when the sim is on lockdown.  As always it will come down to the wire for a lot of it, but such is how all events work.

Our talented blogger crew is already hard at work, and are getting their photo A game on.  I have been sweeping by the flickr group to moderate new entries several times a day, and people have already been posting great stuff, so we’ll have plenty to show off to you.  The merchant list has been updated with direct booth URLs  (the way this build is designed makes the URLs way more efficient than a map, so use those if you need to find someplace in a hurry.)  Also, all the signs are labeled, so you can always use area search with the name of the store to try and find a particular shop.

Our sponsor page has also been updated thanks to Synjari (thanks, Syn. 🙂 ) and you can read up on all our terrific sponsors for this year.  We’re almost ready to roll.

Just a few more hours and we can all step into the Future.

 

First round of application processing is happening today (January 9.)

Hi all. I’m processing the first round of applications today. As of right now I’ve done about half of what we have. I’ll do the rest after I’ve slept a little. I should be caught up by tonight.  We have a lot of new stores applying so they need to be checked out as we go.

We do have some slots (I want to say ~5 at the moment, but I haven’t checked all the stores who applied yet) left, so if you wanted to apply, now is a good time.

 

 

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

Notes from Mission Control – Day Six.

Surveillance, by GiaNikai

 

So we’re headed into our last weekend at this year’s Futurewave. We’ll be open until midnight Pacific time on Sunday, February 23.  Plenty of time left to come up and have a look around.

 

When we hit this part of the event, the org team is usually split between brainstorming future ideas, and already getting our heads going for the next event in the queue (which,by the way is World Goth Fair– applications open April 1.)  I think at this point we’re pretty firm on keeping the time frame for this one the same as it is now, and the time of year is fortunate, since we can’t really move it anywhere else (this was really the only time we *could* do it.)   But we’re tossing some ideas back and forth as to other stuff to see what might work.  Data analysis has begun (Neph and I will be at that for weeks.)

Mind of a Toy, by Jordy Zipdash

 

Because this event was thematically different from our usual, we got a lot of new people in our merchant group.  But for some there’s potential for crossover(like there was at this event, just in the other direction), and we really hope that those that do have that overlap will consider joining us for WGF.

Gothika is closed on Saturday (strange as it sounds, it’s never been a good SL club night, as people are generally busy doing weekend things in RL) but Pie will be on the decks at the Gothika Mobile Unit on Sunday night at 8 Pacific time.