LoveFest 2018

LoveFest 2017  was a huge blast for everyone.

The 7th Annual Lovecraft Festival of Second Life comes in 2018!
As always we welcome talented creators from the horror, vintage, fantasy and other related fields.

Please visit our office in Innsmouth Innsmouth http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/153/174/47 and subscribe, so that you hear early enough about applications.

LoveFest Office 2017

Arik Wraps It Up:

Many thanks to all the great staff and overall 2017 LoveFest team. So many come together to contribute in making Lovecraft Festival a great thing widely enjoyed by hundreds of people.

Our Promotions Team:
> Runa (alrunia ahn) (Senior Staff)
– Putting out the word, maintaining
our various websites,
– Researching and inviting
quality merchants to join.,
– Organizing our blogger efforts.
> David Littman (dlittmannoir)
– Working diligently to coordinate
the 2017 Fest Blogger Team.
> The Bloggers – A nice handful of
bloggers put out some great
material for all to enjoy.

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Our “Build” Team:
> Kitty (azura loring): This year’s
town-building dynamo – tested
and pushed herself to her limits
and created a splendid overall
great New England city shopping
district.
> Runa (alrunia ahn): As Runa always
does, gave her all in helping with
various “here and there” needs.
> motley (Delwyn Druth): All over the
place providing decor details to
polish up the region.
> Virginia: Providing the very
well-received Lovecraft
Library and Birthday House.
> Others chipped in here and there
as well.

Our Entertainment Team:
> Fitch Lekvoda (Senior Staff)
Event Recruitment and Coordination,
Festival Radio Stream programming.
> Misk Firethorn, Virginia:
Lovecraft Story Time organizers/
readers
> Doc Avalon: Movie Theater Manager

Our Adventure Team:
> Jimmy Branagh (Senior Staff)
> motley (Delwyn Druth)

Our Merchants:
> Over 50 (the most ever) great
designers and showcasers from
across the grid! Thank you all
for such a wonderful variety of
wares and works!

Again Lovecraft Festival has attained more and more attention, become more widely known and recognized as we do year after year. Thank you to all who contributed, and please forgive me if I missed a name.

I broke my own Fest taboo and am already chewing on ideas for next year… as there are some concepts and new things I want to review with our core planning team to see what they think… It will be something a bit different in some ways, and familiar perhaps in others… but all in all fresh and interesting – or it won’t be attempted ;-) . Either way, onward, forward, and looking to another, and still better, year ahead!

~Arik Metzger
Founder/Coordinator,
Lovecraft Festivals of SLs

Last but not least a huge thank to Arik, the tireless master brain and chief fish of the Lovecraft Festivals of Second Life for yet another Lovecraft Birthday celebration in Second Life!

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Blogging Challenge Winner

We do have a winner for our two blogging challenges!
And the winner is :

Aerlinniel Vella Rougneck

Congratulations!

The winner stories and images got an extra page here:
https://lovefest.wordpress.com/blogger/aerlinniel-vella-rougneck/

 

 

Blogger Challenge 2 – LoveFest

It was a dark and misty morning when the inhabitants of the town emerged from their warm comfortable beds. It was also to be the last morning for many of them. Strange sightings were reported about the outer fringes of the town, near the Borden home. Some claimed to see tentacles in odd places, others shrugged it off as part of that family’s peculiarities. Perhaps it was a new way to decorate.

But such things like the fire in the bowl that never seemed to die down, and the ever spouting fountain, both boasting those strange tentacles from them.

Even the quite park bench and end table seemed to have been replaced by these odd decorations.

And some swore they saw demonic forces at work within the trees on the properties, even some claiming eyes and mouths were glowing. And others reported plants growing from the ground with an alien look to them, their buds resembling eyes.

Someone had erected a strange building on the land with a statue that seemed to depict a priest, perhaps a god, or something pouring water into the oceans and tentacles reaching up towards him.

But the building itself was the oddest, with drawings upon it and a very strange lamp within, or..whatever it was. One hysterical boy even came racing out of the building in tears, swearing up and down that the ‘thing’ had opened it’s eye and looked right at him!

Upon further investigation, no proof was found of the mysterious eye, but a strange window was discovered which appeared to look out at the grounds, but not anyplace recognizable beyond it’s view.

The Borden house itself was wrapped inside a blanket of that thick fog, adding to the mystery of the new appearance to the grounds.

And on the other side of the house was yet another strange new building which was empty other than a very weird statue within. It appeared to be an octopus sitting on top of something. What was the sudden fascination with these creatures?

It was decided to approach the family and question them about this fascination. Nobody had seen the parents for days in town and they felt it best to check in on them anyway. So, a few brave townsfolk and I climbed the steps and knocked upon the front door.

Not a sound was heard as we waited by the front door, no footsteps or voices to give any indication that anyone was at home. So, I reached up to knock once more and as I did so, the door slid ajar. Odd, another strange piece of furniture in the foyer, and still no answer when we called out, Hello?!”

Stepping inside, ever cautious of any intruders, I motioned silently to the men to take different directions, fearing the worst might greet us. But, I only noticed an empty house, a few strange artistic elements, not really a theme to this house at all. More of a bit of old and new and eccentric.

Large stained glass windows in a corner..   
Even a large snake terrarium but one peculiar sign was the one in the corner, with some strange winged beast upon it. It appeared to be a recruitment poster, but with wording that wasn’t of any language I recognized before.
 Still nothing too unusual to be found, chairs set up as if someone was having a small meeting at some point. Still no sound of feet or voices, nor sign of any life within, well besides the snake that is.
With a nod to each other, we decided to make our way upstairs, there was obviously nobody downstairs to greet us. The stairs creaked and the air had an odd heaviness to it.

Stepping into the larger of the three rooms upstairs, I blinked and realized we had come into some sort of laboratory. This must be were Dr Bordon conduction is aquatic studies. Books, and large file cabinets, filing boxes and all sorts of different sealife kept in jars and specimen tanks. Even an old bomb that had been dug up from the depths lay off to one side. If it wasn’t such a critical situation , I might have enjoyed exploring in here a bit more. There was even one specimen labeled “Mermaid tail” was that for real?!

It would be in the next room that we finally found signs of life, little Miss Borden stood at the window gazing out. She didn’t move even a muscle, no indication that she was even aware of our presence. So, I stepped forwards, concern crossing my brow and as I reached out to touch her shoulder, she turned about to face us.

Emitting the worst sound ever from her mouth where, something disturbing was protruding. More coming out of her head and brow and holding back a scream of terror all my own, I stumbled backwards into one others. We froze there in terror as she began to stumble closer. Holding in her hands, a bleeding heart.. a HUMAN heart!

 

 

 

(LoveFest 2017 is open Aug 17-27th. A world of wonder celebrating the 127th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Enjoy shopping at the merchants quarter of this New England Coastal town. Perhaps you would like to check out the gacha machines at the shack and test your luck. Or visit the local tourist features, but beware, not all is as it seems, or is it? What is reality and what isn’t here? Enjoy ten days of sim-wide events and entertainment, with great music and stage shows. For more information and schedule of daily events, check out their blog here: https://lovefest.wordpress.com/about/lovefest/

Credits 
Outside:
Lilith’s Den created the LoveFest Exclusives-  Octagon Pedestrial Pavillon Brown Bricks
& Squid Stone

Dragon Magick Wares created the LoveFest exclusive, Old Ones Temple

Simply Shelby created the little eyes plant, Shoggoth

Spyralle designed the Watcher Beacon Exclusive and the Deep Night Window, which is a Hunt Prize at LoveFest

LoveFest creations by .:Tylers Treasures:.  include the
Demon Garden with Tentacles, Flaming Demon Tree, How the Seas Were Formed statue, Iron fence, Tentacle Side Table, Tentacle Fire Bowl, Tentacle Found, Tentacle Garden, Tentackle Garden Bench with cuddles and the Tentacle Lantern.

 Inside the house:
The house itself is a creation by Little Scamp Designs and is called the Lizzie Boreden House. A LoveFest Exclusive.

HHVET Victoriana created the fantastic Antique Bust Portrait, Dark Cabinet, Medicine Cabinet, Antique Vase Portrait, Elegant Snake Tank, & Worn Victorian Rug. A LoveFest Exclusive

The Artist Shed designed the Asylum Settee, a LoveFest Exclusive with 3 Poses, & the
Mysteries of the Deep Hunt Gift -Cthulhu Sidetable

By Lilith’s Den we have the Mesh Basalt Checker Floor Tiles With Texture Changer, Stained Glass Lovecraft Elder Sign in Frame, Stained Glass Lovecraft Squid in Frame,
& the gacha item, Lilith’s Den Alien Antenna Eyes (Rezzable version) at LoveFest

irrie’s { DollHouse }also has a gacha at LoveFest for us, which includes the Florence Art Deco Chairs in various colors.

Love Everlasting PlantPets also has a gacha collection, the Deep Sea Curiosities seen in the lab at LoveFest

Epicine created the creepy Cthulhu Recruitment Poster

I AM WEARING:
Creations by Spyralle also include the Eye of the Watcher another gift at LoveFest

By Lilith’s Den we have the gacha item, Alien Antenna Eyes wearable version at LoveFest

Dark Passions created the great nails Book Of The Dead,a LoveFest Exclusive, for Omega, Slink and Maitreya. With a 6 texture applier.

Epicine created the adorable Cthulhu-chan Teacup Dimension shoulder pet, which is a Rare gacha item at LoveFest

The dress is a special dress made exclusively for LoveFest by Zan’s

1313 Mockingbird lane Created the frightening Release The Kraken – Magnum Version tongue. Another LoveFest Exclusive

Laudanum Lollipops  created the Lurking Tentacle which is a Rare gacha item at LoveFest

VENGE designed the amazing item from their Abysm Gacha collection at LoveFest called, Abysm Eyes in Green. This is a common item and includes mesh eyes.

Sn@tch created the lovely Bronte Hair which is available in your choice of 6 hud packs. This is a new mainstore release.

Mishmash Fusion created the shoes that I am wearing, which are a Subscriber Gift called, Missy Sandals in Red. These are compatible with Belleza, Maitreya and Slink feet.

Pose with prop created by
Don’t Blink! Poses ~House Of Horrors Pose & Prop heart included, another item to be found at LoveFest
 

The Mysteries of Kingsport – Hail Cthulhu!!

She had walked down to the water to check out the strange sound while awaiting a ship to take her from the cursed place. But as the sound grew louder, she became faint and collapsed. So easily forgotten, laying upon the sand, her mind was caught up in a dreamlike state while her body convulsed. Tentacles, that sound, and a darker side to the town now appearing to her ill begotten mind.
(LoveFest 2017 is open Aug 17-27th. A world of wonder celebrating the 127th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Enjoy shopping at the merchants quarter of this New England Coastal town. Perhaps you would like to check out the gacha machines at the shack and test your luck. Or visit the local tourist features, but beware, not all is as it seems, or is it? What is reality and what isn’t here? Enjoy ten days of sim-wide events and entertainment, with great music and stage shows. For more information and schedule of daily events, check out their blog here: https://lovefest.wordpress.com/about/lovefest/
  There was a small boy beckoning people to a strange circus, a bit macabre with large statues of strange creatures.
She even saw tentacles reaching out to her in the dream, beckoning to her, and stepping closer, she succumbed to their embrace.

How long she would lay there was anyone’s guess, what happened remained a mystery and would probably never be solved.

And just what was happening in the town cemetery? Was all of this real or part of a very ill woman’s dream?

 In her dreams, she saw herself walking about the town. Pale and freckled, nothing unusual there was first.
(The skin that I am wearing with the ohhh so adorable freckles is Raquel, freckled version in apricot, by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. She is a Lelutka based skin that includes a Lelutka mesh head applier modeled after the Lelutka Simone head (worn here with the Stella head), in 6 skin tones. This is also available in a separate box containing the same tones in plain version. Also available for purchase is the fantastic shape to go with it!
!!Firelight!! created the hair I am wearing called, Portia. On sale for Steals And Deals Aug 18 to 22 each color pack is only $99L. Fatpack is 299L. It comes with 12 shade texture hud and tinting color wheel.)

Suddenly feeling weary within that dreamlike state, she envisioned herself settling onto a bench as a transformation began to take place..

(+M’s Avon+ created the great Octopus Bracelet&Rings. This accessory will be 1 L $ GIFT during LoveFest 2017)
 (Bleat created this lovely Doom Candy manicure with huds for Maitreya and Slink. It includes a hud containing 8 colors. Another LoveFest 2017 exclusive)
Laudanum Lollipops designed the lovely exclusive Lovecraft Pendant for LoveFest 2017
(EvelineIntheBox designed the sexy Adella dress. This mesh dress is available in your choice of 8 colors.Exclusively at LoveFest 2017)
Laudanum Lollipops also created the spooky Cultist Collection mask – Dedicated, for LoveFest 2017.

The Mysteries of Kingsport -The Asylum

As I entered the building, it was eerily quiet, no sound was heard, nothing at all. I slowed my step and took the time to peek around each and every corner making sure the coast was clear before entering each room. ‘Where was everyone?’, I thought to myself. What had happened here?

As I entered the next room I did see something that caught my eye. Perhaps this was a dream and soon I would wake. As I drew a bit closer, I saw what I thought was an elephant standing on a ball riding it around, and a monkey on a bike with what appeared to be a gentleman or ringmaster standing close by. Was this real? Or was it a painting behind a glass to appear this way?

 The next corner I went around had busted down doorways leading to where I knew not, Some were completely destroyed while others appeared to be plainly opened and left that way. The farther I went down the hallway the more I saw things that started to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up while feeling like someone or something was either watching or following me.

While rounding the next corner I came across a room that was completely covered in blood. It looked like some sort of ritual or murder scene from one of those shows that make you curl up then have nightmares after going to bed. Blood was everywhere! Tables were overturned and nothing else was in the room not even a weapon.

 

Slowly I kept going until I reached the main office where my uncle was supposed to be working. This room appeared at first glance as if nothing was wrong, but, there was still no one around, No sounds, nothing at all. And nothing was out of place or so it seemed.

Stumbling to gather my thoughts, I sat down in a chair and looked at the desk across from me. There were a few notes scribbled on the paper. Should I read them? Should I dare to have a look for myself? These thoughts kept racing through my mind like a train on a runaway down a mountain. It was after reading a hastily scribbled note in my uncle’s own hand, that I knew I had to get out of this town and right away! What happened here?
Without wasting anymore time, I ran straight down the streets and towards the docks in hopes of finding room on a ship to sail on to another port. I found nothing but silence, ships had run aground and there was a complete lack of activity down here. But, that sound, was loud enough to make my head hurt! Covering my ears, I proceeded down towards the water, if I was to be stuck here, I may as well try to find out what the noise was…

Love Fest runs from August 17- August 27th.! A world of wonder celebrating the 127th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft. Enjoy shopping at the merchants quarter of this New England Coastal town. Perhaps you would like to check out the gacha machines at the shack and test your luck. Or visit the local tourist features, but beware, not all is as it seems, or is it? What is reality and what isn’t here? Enjoy ten days of sim-wide events and entertainment, with great music and stage shows. For more information and schedule of daily events, check out their blog here: https://lovefest.wordpress.com/about/lovefest/

LoveFest 2017 Opening Time

LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL!

Yes, it’s upon us!

LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL 2017!
GATES OPEN: Thurs, August 17 – 7:00pm SLT
>> 8-11PM SLT – Festival Gala Opening at the Regent Theatre!

Fest Events Schedule!
https://lovefest.wordpress.com/events/full-schedule/

Your Cab: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Moon/128/128/3001

 

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