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October 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm #20811Mr TenkParticipant
The City State of New Babbage Engineers notes for October 24th, 2019
FROM THE PUMPKIN QUEEN, EDDA UNDERWOOD (edan borrelly)
IM her to get your copy of this years trick or treat punkin to put on your doorstep for trick or treat tours of the city. Edda will not be in town next week so if someone would like to lead a trick or treat tour in her stead, she would appreciate it.
BOOK CLUB is reading MOUSE TRAP by Carlton Mellick III
(note: Early readers are raving about it already)
For almost 20 years, Carlton Mellick III has been writing some of the strangest and most compelling novels the bizarro fiction genre has to offer. Described as one of the top 40 science-fiction writers under the age of 40 by The Guardian and “one of the most original novelists working today” by extreme horror legend Edward Lee, Mellick returns with a quiet, apocalyptic tale of young unrequited love in a dying world.
Paperback only, available at Amazon. Take a chance and discover a whole new genre!
Join us for a relaxing hour of book talk and tiny cakes on Oct. 27th at 1pm at the RF Burton Library..
ADVENT CALENDAR: Fauve Aeon is organizing gifties to put in an advent calendar. IM her directly or through the Discord server. If we can’t get enough for 24 days of advent, we’ll shoot for a 12 days of Christmas calendar.
WINTER FAIRE: Vic Mornington will be organizing the Winter Faire shopping event in Blackberry Fields sim. This will run from Krampusnacht to Epiphany. Details coming soon, or IM him directly to get your reservations in. This will be a widely publicized shopping event of general interest.
DID YOU KNOW that each of the 12 days has its own unique Babbagey name? But we seem to have forgotten them all. Discussion is ongoing on the Discord channels. And tip of the bowler to Fauve for putting her organizational touch on the Discord.
BAR/FORUMS update: Beryl has joined Junie and Cyan with wrangling the archives. Things are slowly being sorted and posted. There is a new function with posting events that will let folks ‘register’ and then receive and email reminder 24 hours before the event starts.
ATTENTION WRITERS — CHRISTMAS IN NEW BABBAGE SUBMISSION CALL
Submissions are open for winter holiday stories. Stories must take place in the NB world, may not mention unassociated sims (such as Caledon, for legal reasons), length up to 7500 words.
One story will be selected for broadcast. Other stories may be selected for inclusion in an anthology.
If you wrote one of the stories on a previous Christmas Broadcast, please resend it for the anthology.
Deadline: November 1st, 2019
Email as DOC or RTF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted stories will get contracts and $$ compensation.
Submission of a manuscript does not guarantee acceptance.
≡ EXHIBITS & ongoing events & other stuff to do
The Bridge of Thighs has appeared and this year, we have two Schpookies!
The Haus on Quarry Hill
And the Hotel in Wheatstone
Do you dare explore?
a little something to start off the Halloween season.
New artwork by Skusting Dagger
now on display at the Fonzerelli Docks, Babbage Canals.
MOVIES AT RUBY’S
This month’s selection is MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe. Click the big picture of the train on the back wall, which is the movie screen.
BABBAGE CHRONICLES is the longest running story line in town, and where a lot of the original lore came from. If you’re new to town and still feel like you are floundering, now is your chance to get caught up. Girl Meets Boy, a HUD based story hunt, is available at the Cobblestone House in Babbage Square (across the canal from Loki’s Absinthe). This HUD should be a lot less unobtrusive than previous systems.
≡ EVENT LISTINGS ≡
Here’s a list of recurring events so you can avoid conflicts. Note that Babbage events are traditionally designed to rotate so the calendar doesn’t get overbooked and everyone gets a chance to play.
Metal Monday – Monday early evening
Kunstchameleon Social Salon – Alternating Tuesdays 2-4pm
Game Night at Underwood Apothecary – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
Midweek Recharge – Wednesday 6-8pm
Steampunk Storytime – Thursdays at 7p
Foot Tappin’ Friday – Friday early evening (rotating location)
Breakfast/Bedlam in Babbage – 2nd Saturday morning/afternoon (due to seasonal time shifts)
Tall Tales and Outright Lies – Alternating Saturdays 6:30-8pm
Piermont Landing Presents (formal balls) – 3rd Saturday 6-9pm
Monthly dances at The Conservatory (formal dress) – 4th Saturday 5-7pm
Book Club – usually 3rd or 4th Sunday 1pm
Aether Salon – 3rd Sunday 2pm
Salty Sundays @ The Salty Dog – alternating Sundays 4-6pm
CITY EVENTS FOR THE NEXT WEEK
(check the Discord channel for up to date event listings)
FOOT TAPPIN FRIDAY: WEIRD AL 60th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
with Edward Pearse
Mr Pearse will be assaulting us with his comprehensive collection of Weird Al songs. You’ve been warned.
At the Clarendon in Iron Bay district
THE CONSERVATORY PRESENTS: A COSTUME BALL
with Capt. Killian
Get Your Costumes Ready! The Conservatory hosts a Costume Ball Saturday Night October 26th from 5pm SLT till 7pm SLT. Dark music by Nick Gentleman, dancing, free refreshing beverages. Costume Contest in the second hour, with a prize for the winner!
At the Conservatory on Speculation Lake
6:30-8p (might change until after the ball)
TALL TALES AND OUTRIGHT LIES
with Ceejay Writer
Tall Tales and Outright Lies!
Local writerly types share selections of their works in progress. A fine New Babbage tradition for long enough that you’d think we would know better by now.
At the CocoaJava
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
with Serafina Puchkina
Join us as we talk about Carlton Mellick’s book, Mouse Trap at the falling down, bug infested, loose tile, broken pipes, shambles of a public library in Babbage Canals.
at the RF Burton Public Library
with Baron Klaus
This will be the organizational session of the salon to set the topics for the next season. If you ever wanted to be a speaker, this is when you sign up.
At the Aether Salon in Palisades/Academy
with Dee Wells
GRAAAH! AAAHHHHHH!!!!! It’s MONDAAAAAAAYY. Shake that fine hair, bright son of Odin! At Chamber Three with Dee.
with Dee Wells
at Chamber Three in Clockhaven
STORYTIME AT THE BUCKET
with Mr Tenk
Bookworm will be reading a story about clockwork cats. Special appearance by “Princess” Lighthouse.
Audiofiction selections from one of Mr Tenk’s favorite podcast finds.
at the Bucket of Blood in the Gut
≡ STEAM WIDE EVENTS ≡
For other events, dont forget to check out the Aether Chrononauts
≡ LAND SALES/RENTALS ≡
Two 512s opened up in Palisades. If you don’t see what you are looking for on the list, make proposal to Mosseveno. Tenk and he might know where it is hidden. Not all lots are listed.
Contact Mosseveno Tenk or Jimmy Branagh to buy land. For the latest up to date land & rentals notecard and a map of the empty plots, click the spike on the map at City Hall front hall.
≡ TRIVIA TIME≡
(answers in next week’s notecard. send answers to Mr Tenk during story hour)
Who was the hanging man found in the Imperial Theater at the beginning of the Eliot Affair?
What was originally underneath Edward Pearse’s house in Babbage Palisade?
What did he keep in his garage?
What is the name of the family of “borrowers” who are rumored to live inside of the walls of our homes?
What item does the city’s Maceholder carry in civic ceremonies?
What was underneath the “golden compass” city hall?
What was the Academy of Industry before it was built up?
What is the name of the snakes that swarm into the canals when the waters are particularly warm in summer?
Why was it decided to call the body of water on the west side of New Babbage sim Iron Bay?
Name one feature of the New Academy of Industry sewer when it was first installed
Who is Django Canal named for?
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