Fleet Week 2010 Nov13-Nov20

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We're all very excited to announce the second annual Fleet Week, hosted by Steeltopia this year. Below is a schedule and event description. We are currently looking for assistance in setting up and running the events below, so don't be shy if you can spare a few hours between now and then to help get things moving.

Confirmed attending: Caledon, New Babbage, Steelhead, Steeltopia. Publicity will start shortly, and we would be much obliged if you could help pass information along, especially those in other sims who might be interested in participating. Feedback and ideas are welcome, of course. Cheers!

- Aeolus Cleanslate & Robin Sprocket, organizers

 

                                 FLEET WEEK

The Second Annual gathering of Second Life's Steamland Navies

              Shipbuilders Exhibition * Submarine Races

      Tall Ship Races * Epic Ironclad Battles * Naval Review

                     Social Events and Uniform Ball

                  Steeltopia * November 13-20, 2010

 

                          SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13                                          

* Fleet Week Opening Ceremonies - 4:00 PM SLT

HOST: Steeltopian Emperor, SteelCobra Calamari

... A special event honoring the peacefully-gathered naval forces of the Steamlands. 

* Shipbuilders' Expo and Shipbuilding Contest Begins

... Shipbuilders offering ironclad-era nautical vessels will be set up along the piers and wharves of Steeltopia, offering their wares to the Public. The public may vote on their favorites throughout the week.

Harbor Master: Rachire Andel - Rachire will assist vendors in displaying their ships in an orderly manner. Please assist him by registering your intent to participate as a vendor.

Ship Building Contest Chairman: SteelCobra Calamari - Contact SteelCobra Calamari for details. Builders will show their skill and imagination, to be judged by a panel, TBD.

*Seaman's Ball - 6:00 PM SLT 

HOST: SteelCobra Calamari 

... A Celebration to open the weeks festivities. Music, dancing and merriment! Uniforms and period dress encouraged. 

SUNDAY 11-14 thru SATURDAY 11-20                                                      

    Shipbuilder's Expo continues... Random unplanned events may take place  in the spirit of celebration!

THURSDAY 11/18                                                                             

* Ironclad Melee, 5:00 PM SLT.

HOST: SteelCobra Calamari 

... An epic naval skirmish featuring the navies of the steamlands, slugging it out on the open ocean. Behold the power and glory of the assembled navies. Rumor has it that the latest examples in lighter-than air naval support vessels will also be supporting their nautical units...

Participant navies are asked to register with Robin Sprocket or SteelCobra Calamari prior to the event. SteelCobra will make available the Rules of Engagement to participants. Please direct scheduling concerns, etc. to SteelCobra Calamari.

FRIDAY 11/19                                                                             

* Belly Up Performance - 12:15PM

HOST: Elleon Bergamasco

... Please come enjoy a performance by the renowned mermaid dance troupe, Belly Up. It's a cultural treat and a fitting prelude to the spectacle of the Fleet Review!

* Fleet Review, 1PM SLT.

HOST: Justinian Huszar

 ... The state-based navies of the Steamlands, in their finest regalia, proceed on a course taking them past reviewing stands. The Public is invited to attend.

Representatives of state-based navies are URGED to contact Justinian Huszar as soon as possible in order to be included in the schedule and avoid any diplomatic oversights.

SATURDAY 11/20                                                                             

 * Windjammer Race, 12 noon SLT.

HOST: Aevalle Galicia

CHAIRMAN: SteelCobra Calamari

... Tall ships and wind-powered vessels to compete in this yachting race, before cheering crowds gathered on viewing stands. Trophies will be on hand for the winners.

Please register for this event with Robin Sprocket or SteelCobra Calamari. SteelCobra will make available the rules for competitors.

* Submarine Races, 2:00 PM SLT

Viewing Stand #1 | Viewing Stand #2

CHAIR: Rachire Andel

NOTE: BOTH Landmarks lead to a Aquatorium. You must take the elevator down to the 'Aquatorium' level. Please allow patience for the elevator to move between floors.

... The finest submariners - and their daring mechanical marvels - will line up to compete against each other in this underwater tournament. The Public is invited to view the races from the specially-built underwater viewing stands. Appropriate dress is encouraged.

Please register for participation in this event with Rachire Andel. Rachire will make available the rules of the contest to participants.

* Second Annual Formal Uniform Ball at Piermont Landing , 6PM SLT

HOSTESS: Breezy Carver

... The public is invited to attend a inter-Steamland nautical-themed Ball hosted by Breezy Carver at Piermont Landing in New Babbage. Naval uniforms for officers and sailors are encouraged. Shipbuilding awards and race winners will be honored.

See you at sea!
- The Fleet Week Team

 

6 comments

Aeolus Cleanslate's picture
Reply by Aeolus Cleanslate | Thu, 11 November - 4:58 am SLT

Latest update to the Fleet Week calendar! IM me or Robin Sprocket or the event captains to participate. Make sure your uniforms are pressed.

Bookworm Hienrichs's picture
Reply by Bookworm Hienrichs | Thu, 11 November - 5:53 am SLT

Question: Does the Formal Uniform Ball start at 6:00 or 7:00 SLT?  This announcement says 6:00, but the individual event announcement here on the BAR says 7:00.

Breezy Carver's picture
Reply by Breezy Carver | Thu, 11 November - 9:46 am SLT

Smiles @  Dear Book .. Mr. Cleanslate went with 7pm due to day's events on the Sea ..

How ever I shall be at the landing @ 6pm with Intro music playing ..*smiles*

 The Formal Ball  will formally begin @ 7pm

Mr Tenk's picture
Reply by Mr Tenk | Thu, 11 November - 7:01 am SLT

I think Blackberry Harvey is going to be DJ'ing an event on Sunday, can those details in? Mr. Harvey?

Blackberry Harvey's picture
Reply by Blackberry Harvey | Thu, 11 November - 2:58 pm SLT

Call it a Sailor's Respite, a undersea soiree to give you a sense of how the wrecked hulks feel down there.  And a chance to party with your favorite steamlands friends while listening to some not-so-steamlandic music.

Sunday, Nov 14, 6PM SLT, Huxley Hall, Vernian Sea, City of New Babbage

*not officially affiliated with Fleet Week

Grendel Footman's picture
Reply by Grendel Footman | Thu, 11 November - 11:58 am SLT

I'll be gone mos the week, but will try to make it towards the end