Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fleet Week 2010

This year Fleet Week will be held in Steeltopia. If you are not familiar with this event, it's an annual gathering of all the steamland's navies in Second Life. There will be a shipbuilders expo and contest, races, mock battles, a naval review, and a uniform ball at the very end of the event. In other words if you have any interest in 19th or 20th century naval warfare in Second Life you have little reason not to attend. Below I have pasted the revised schedule of events...


The Second Annual gathering of
Second Life's Steamland Navies

Shipbuilder's Exhibition * Submarine Races
Tall Ship Races * Epic Ironclad Battles * Naval Review
Social Events and Uniform Ball

Steeltopia * November 13-20, 2010


* Fleet Week Opening Ceremonies - 4:00 PM SLT
Excelsior Airship Docking
Hosted by Steeltopian Emperor, SteelCobra Calamari

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

* Shipbuilders' Expo and Shipbuilding Contest Begins
Port Tiburon

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 her by registering your intent to participate as a vendor.

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

*Seaman's Ball - 11-13-10 Saturday at 6pm PST SLT
Pneumatic Revolution Lounge
Hosted by SteelCobra Calamari

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


SUNDAY 11-14 thru WEDNESDAY 11-15

Shipbuilder's Expo continues... Random unplanned events may take place in the spirit of celebration!
We ask all vendors to vacate the docks by the end of Wednesday to accommodate setting up for the Melee Events.


* Ironclad Melee, 5PM SLT.
Port Tiburon
HOST: Steel Cobra 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
Excelsior Airship Docking
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.
Obsidian Sea Event Seating
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.


* Windjammer Race, 12 noon SLT.
Port Tiburon
HOST: Aevalle Galacia
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, 2PM SLT
Obsidian Sea Event Seating
CHAIR: Rachire Andel

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.

* Highland Ball at Piermont Landing , 6PM SLT
Wheatstone Waterways
HOST: 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.