Portalarium Studio Grand Holiday Party (January 12, 2018) - hosted by players

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  1. Winfield

    Winfield Legend of the Hearth

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    Hear ye, hear ye!

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    Let it be known far and wide
    that a Grand Holiday Party will be held
    at the Portalarium Studios and in Shroud of the Avatar on:


    Friday, January 12, 2018
    at
    5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central Standard Time (US)
    (2300 UTC to 0400 UTC)


    Portalarium, Inc.
    3410 Far West Blvd
    Suite 275
    Austin, TX 78731 USA


    Google Map Link

    We are going to have a lot of fun and activities for people attending in Austin AND also all those online from around the world:
    • Meet the Developers and Players
    • Drinks and Food
    • White elephant gift exchange ($25 max gift value) - Rules - for Austin Party
    • Games, Storytelling and Jokes
    • Live in-game party in Shroud of the Avatar (Berek's Keep in Hometown)
    • Video live teleconferencing - 100 users! (NBNN Zoom): https://zoom.us/j/3995307038
    • Discord chat
    • Live music (Avatars Radio - Brazen Spirituality and Guest DJ Darkstarr!)
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    SEND CARDS AND GIFTS TO THE DEVELOPERS:
    Portalarium, Inc.
    3410 Far West Blvd
    Suite 275
    Austin, TX 78731 USA​

    DONATE:
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    Winfield is collecting DONATIONS for the Party. Minimum suggested donation is $5:
    • PayPal Pool (preferred method): https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/7ZBhj8F6S8 (reportedly, this may not work for non-USA people)
    • Direct to Winfield: winfieldpaxlair.funds@gmail.com (include comment like Holiday Party, and in-game avatar name)
    • All excess funds go to the Developers' snack fund for 2018.
    • Donate and receive an in-game "Grand Holiday Party 2018" cloak from Winfield
    ATTENDING THE PARTY IN PERSON:
    • Tell Winfield you are coming.
    • Please bring a holiday snack, dish, bottle, hand-crafted things, or donate.
    RECORD A HOLIDAY MESSAGE:
    • Amber Raine of Avatars Radio offers to broadcast your holiday messages to Portalarium and the Community, such as simply saying "Happy Holidays" or something longer and more unique.
    • Record your message in a wav or MP3 format and send to a_raine@avatarsradio.com by the January 8
    TELL YOUR FRIENDS!


    For Reference:
     
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  2. hammadowna

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    I'm going to try and make it to this event. It sounds like a blast! Are you heading this up, @Winfield?
     
  3. Winfield

    Winfield Legend of the Hearth

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    I am the lead coordinator with many people helping. So I keep things in motion.

    I don't know if there will be a limit on attendees ... the studio is not huge. Last year we had about 20 attendees and 35 developers/family members and it was fun. Mark the date and see if you can attend! We will get more information out about the "How To's" by November 27. 2017.

    Thanks for the question!
     
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  4. Sir Frank

    Sir Frank Master of the Mint

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    I will try my best to be there, and have a bag of coins with me.
     
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    Serafina Portalarian Moderator SOTA Developer

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    I guess... I don't have to come... if... if... there's not enough... *sniff* room.
     
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    Sir Frank Master of the Mint

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    You can stand in the hallway with me.
     
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    There are plenty of rooms to stand in and chat.
     
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    So what you're telling me Sir Frank, is that you'll be bringing your "coin purse" ;)
     
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    Hey, I still love ya! :)
     
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    Winfield Legend of the Hearth

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    If you want to send holiday cards, well wishes, even non-perishable food/snacks to the following address, we don't think the Devs will mind:

    Portalarium, Inc.
    3410 Far West Blvd
    Suite 275
    Austin, TX 78731 USA

    In January 2016, this came from Germany's @Sindariya and @Gaelis
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    People have also created Video or Audio holiday greetings in the past. This one came from @Woftam and @Selene for the 2016 Party

    NOTE: This was an Audio for January 2016, not this party... it's an indication of what we've done before. Perhaps there will be another audio Advert! If interested, shout out.
     
  11. liz_the_wiz

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    Its a shame it starts so late :( I will try to be virtually around depending on what options I get to do so :)
     
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  12. Winfield

    Winfield Legend of the Hearth

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    I understand, ... the Developers are working that Friday and some may work into the party time until they can break free.

    However, we will have NBNN 100-person ZOOM live video up and running probably ALL DAY!

    Yet the live part from the Studio may not start until around 4 PM CT US, just before the party officially starts. We hope to also have in-game events / party throughout the day if we can get them organized.

    Ideas?
     
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    The official party starts 11pm :(

    How about some form of treasure hunt.
     
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    Winfield Legend of the Hearth

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    The Holiday Party at Portalarium planning is continuing! I updated the Donation information - I learned non-USA people could not use the PayPal Pool, so try using my PayPal incoming funds email address shown below:

    Party Date: January 12, 2018

    Participate:
    • In Person at the Studio in Austin (tell Winfield you are coming)
    • Virtually on NBNN Zoom (100 person max)
    • In-game Party at Berek's Keep in Hometown
    Winfield is collecting DONATIONS for the Party. Minimum suggested donation is $5:
    • PayPal Pool (preferred method): https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/7ZBhj8F6S8 (reportedly, this may not work for non-USA people)
    • Direct to Winfield: winfieldpaxlair.funds@gmail.com (include comment like Holiday Party, and in-game avatar name)
    • All excess funds go to the Developers' snack fund for 2018.
    • Donate and receive an in-game "Grand Holiday Party 2018" cloak from Winfield
    Reply with any questions, or PM to me with anything more specific you want to discuss.

    Thanks!

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    Lord British got the boot, er. the Space Boot as his stocking (January 2016).
     
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    As a brit the paypal pool worked for me. I just wish I was able to go see them
     
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    @Winfield I will try to attend again this year. It will be great to see old friends again and make some new ones.
    See you there.
     
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    Winfield Legend of the Hearth

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    Hail everyone!

    We are getting close to the Grand Holiday Party at Portalarium in Austin on January 12, 2018 hosted by the players!


    We are planning to be on ZOOM, in game at Berek's Keep in HomeTown, and also of course in the Studio itself!

    Donations and Cloak:
    • https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/7ZBhj8F6S8 - this is the Party Pool where people can Chip In. I (Winfield) get the money and manage the budget. All is on track for a great party, some more funds are needed, and all excess goes to the Developers' Snack Fund.
    • Minimum suggested donation is $5.
    • Donate and receive an in-game "Grand Holiday Party 2018" cloak from Winfield (one per account of course) - indicate your in-game character name on the PayPal Pool comments - real life names are not revealed (everyone is anonymous).
    You can also send holiday cards, cookies, gifts, etc. to Portalarium - Address is:

    Portalarium, Inc.
    3410 Far West Blvd
    Suite 275
    Austin, TX 78731 USA

    If you have any questions or ideas, post them here or reach me on Private Conversation.

    Oh, WinOle and WinLena (They're Norwegians Yeah, Eh!?) snow-people were in San Antonio, Texas on Deccember 8, 2018 for Fishmas!!! They would have joined us at the Portalarium party, but alas, they melted *sad face*

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    Who has some other great holiday pictures??

    Thanks!

    -- Winfield
     
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    We are still in the Holiday spirit! We have a great Holiday Party planned at Portalarium on January 12th, 2018. There's still time for people to make donations to help provide food, drink, and presents, and fill the 2018 snack fund for the Portalarium developers.

    Donations can be made via PayPal Pool to me (Winfield).
    https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/7ZBhj8F6S8

    Comment your donation on the PayPal Pool donation with your in-game Avatar name and receive an in-game digital cloak for appreciation (one cloak per avatar/account). We suggest a minimum donation of $5. More helps more! Cloaks will be available 2-30 days after the party.

    If you are also donating for other Avatars, you can add those in-game Avatar names to a single donation (or make multiple donations), with a minimum of $5 per Avatar. That will help us provide more to the party and more to their Snack Fund 2018! Real life names are anonymous to the public.

    Here's the mock-up of the party cloak we submitted to @Berek.

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    proposed "Grand Holiday Party 2018 Cloak"

    The OP at the top has all the information about the party and how to participate.
     
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    Berek Senior Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    We can't wait to have so many community members visit us at Portalarium, and celebrate what's going to be an amazing 2018 online in-game!!
     
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    I wish I could come but alas - you folks are a world apart. I'll miss the fun of the misstletoe :)
     
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