I have a few more blog posts to add to the Big Post of Blog Posts, but it’s now June 1, and WGF 2012 is officially closed. That being the case, Ive pulled everything out of the charity account, converted it and sent it along to the Sophie Lancaster foundation. See the screencaps below for all the details.
This was the total in the charity account. It’s a screencap from the charity account’s dashboard.
I then cashed the money out via Virwox. yes, the Lab would have given me a few extra dollars, but it would have taken four days and I wanted it out NOW, so there was no speculation on where the money was or why there was a holdup. This screencap is from my paypal account showing how much got transfered there once fees were accounted for.
I then converted that amount to pounds, since that’s the currency the Sophie Lancaster Foundation takes donations in. This is the screencap of that conversion from Google.
I then donated that amount. This is the screencap of confirmation of that- Ive smudged my mailing address.
Finally, here’s the receipt from paypal for the donation. Again, I’ve smudged my mailing address.
The money is in their hands now.
Huge thanks go to everyone who helped pull this event together- Dare for building it, all the merchants for participating so eagerly, the bloggers for all their wonderful coverage, the staff of Gothika for pulling off that epic 13 hour marathon, and Lee and Martin for concocting this whole ridiculous thing in the first place.
Thanks a lot, everyone.
See you next year.
EDIT: 9:52am EST. I’ve gotten word from the Sophie Lancaster Foundation that they’ve received the donation. It reads as follows:
thank you so very much for this generous donation following your second life event, we really appreciate it
I will add a link to the news item to our f/b page to show people what you have done for us !
I don’t have a facebook acc0unt but if someone could shoot me the link to that, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.
World Goth Fair is fortunate to have a number of official bloggers, and a bunch of other folks writing about it! If you have a blog post about World Goth Fair, send it on in and I’ll post it.
We’ve also been featured in the SL Destination Guide here. If you’re one of those Facebooky type people, give it a “like” if you’re so inclined.
Shadowed Darkfury (<3) of SL Freebie Hunters has two posts up about the fair, showing as many of the charity items as she could get her mitts on:
Sonya Marmurek of Astalianda has several posts up, featuring her (always) fantastic photography:
We got really lucky when Ely Hynes of Sium jumped on board right away as one of the bloggers for Goth Fair. Even though the rest of the year she’s not a goth girl, she’s had so much fun making herself one for the fair and taking terrific photos to bring these wonderful posts to everyone:
Rudhmellowen Laguna from blog powerhouse Seraphim ran around the fair trying to get as many photos of the charity items as she could. She filed this report here:
Darkley Aeon of Guerrilla Avatar made several posts as well, with terrific atmospheric backdrops by Fox Nacht of *~By Nacht~* (that you can get at the fair too!)
Shyntae Demonista (who also owns Pin Me Down- another shop at the fair who’s responsible for a bunch of the terrific makeup everyone keeps blogging) wrote these two terrific posts:
Kitty DeVaux, who blogs from Black Mirror has made this post, kindly explaining the origins of the charity we’re donating to as well as showing off some stuff she got at the fair:
Sudevi Demonia of Sudevi put together some fantastic looking styles for her blog entries- go have a look at her lovely photos:
Poly Pistachio combined a bunch of looks and a ton of stuff available at the fair into two jam packed posts!:
Nicole Twigvald, aka Orc has been exploring Goth Fair as well, and brings back her spooky reports here:
Misty Harley of Thornes on Roses put together a bunch of fantastic looks for her posts:
Zombina Gunawan of Dead Dolls was tooling around the fair the other day (I saw her on radar as I was doing a set) and she filed these posts for everyone to enjoy:
Lizzie Gudkov and London Junkers, the owners of LnL Square (which really you should go see, that place is HUGE.) took the time out of their busy schedule of creating awesome stuff to make this post:
I got a call down to Cursed a few days ago to fix a misbehaving script, where I ran into Devin Vaughn and his lovely lady friend. He told me he was blogging the fair and both of them were just delightful people. I introduced them to the Gothika (and goth fair) mascot, Orvan (beloved by all, no eating him in ways he doesn’t like.) He filed this terrific post, and Im *thrilled* that Orvan and his namesake Batmoos got blogged. Thank you Devin!
Thanks to everyone who’s blogged World Goth Fair so far. If you have a post (or a bunch of posts!) you’d like to share, just let us know!
World Goth Fair 2012 is finally open. You can get your goth on across two sims worth of dark goodness.
Here’s some landmarks to get you started:
World Goth Fair Cursed (Adult)
World Goth Fair Dark Eternity (Mature)
And hey, we have a flickr group, too! You can find it here.
You can find out which stores are on what sim by going to this handy dandy page here.
Come on down and get your goth on!
Grab the goth and get moving- the WGD Nightstalker Hunt starts at MIDNIGHT tonight SLT/PST.
And for all you folks with questions, the FAQ is here.
I will try to keep the master list as updates as possible with any trouble spots noted.