- They said it couldn’t be done.
They said we would be gone after six months.
They said we wouldn’t last a year, then two years, then three….
They said the “Neualtenburg Projekt” (as was) would collapse under the weight of all the drama - they were a bit close on that one!
We have expanded. From a corner of one of the snow sims (Anzere) to five sims on the grid. From a few handfuls of excited pioneers to a community of 80 diverse, argumentative and passionate souls.
There is a lot to celebrate this year. We have ten years of history to celebrate with some momentous events to recall and, occasionally, regret:
- our first expansion - to Colonia Nova - which brought the community together in a splendid joint endeavour
the merger with Al Andalus - and the demerger as we went our separate ways
the “U-quake” in which citizens were left homeless as property was deleted and the city walls torn down
the rebuilding effort and assistance given to those who lost out
the sad passing of one of our founders - Kendra Bancroft - but the lovely things we learned about how creative she was in RL too (we had the voice of “Meowth” among us and didn’t know it!)
joining up our territory with the Alpine Meadow sim
the addition of the Monastery sim and regular exhibitions there
the pagan ritual we held to consecrate Locus Amoenus with gifts from our RL nations and the hiding of the ‘secret name’ of the sim
numerous parties, balls, Oktoberfests and other events
- Events in all of our sims (and Anzere). Let’s showcase our community for the whole of SL.
Oktoberfest - it’s got to be *big* this year!
Exhibitions on some of our history. There’s a lot to let people know about us.
Discussions on art, politics and community. We have people who are expert in all three.
Welcome back former citizens for the 10th anniversary. Some will have left SL but I’m sure they could be tempted back to see what’s been going on in the meantime.
Invite new people to join us. A year long showcase is going to generate interest, and demand for land, so maybe we should celebrate our 10th anniversary with a new sim?