Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thank you for your support!

Because of all of you who help make the Alternate Gender fair so awesome, we raised $79 for the Point Foundation, our chosen charity.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Party at FLAP to benefit the Alternate Gender Fair Charity!

The Halloween Party!

Fun Fun Fun with Pumpkins and more... :)

This is a Charity Event together with Taki's Alternate Gender Fair.  This round benefits the Point Foundation, who empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.   Additionally, Point Foundation provides programs that affect social change by challenging attitudes that contribute to social stigma and its resulting prejudice, which is often experienced by those in the LGBTQ community.

More information can be found at the Point Foundation website here: http://www.pointfoundation.org

Saturday 26th October 12pm SLT till whenever!

Trivia
at least 4 Hours FUN FUN FUN and...

Samstag 26. Oktober 12pm SLT (21 Uhr GMT+1)

Halloween Party!

Spass mit Kürbissen und mehr :) Diese Party ist ein Benefiz Event für die "Point Foundation" welche sich für Bildung bzw Ausbildung von Homosexuellen und Transsexuellen einsetzen. Mehr dazu hier: http://www.pointfoundation.org

2 Djs
Einzigartige Dekoration nur für dieses Event
Trivia Quiz
mindestens 4 Stunden Spass und...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Alternate Gender Fair is now OPEN!

That's right my pretties, the forest path has opened to reveal the way to the graveyard where many treats await those brave enough to wander in...







 




Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

A note to creators and the confused...

I've been told by a few that the theme of 'horror & gothic' is too restricting, especially with the 'alternate gender' portion of the theme.

This basically means nothing strictly male or female. I think a lot of people over think this because they are so set in the gender binary rules of society. Think more of it as lifting the restrictions of gender. Boys wear dresses, girls wear suits, unisex and androgyny can be both. The items are not restricted by the physical sexual organs of the two main sexes.

The words 'unisex' and 'gender free' and even 'gender bending', are not things to be afraid of, but rather something to embrace to challenge your creativity, stretch your imagination and defy gender stereotypes, which are running abundant and breeding like bunnies in Second Life, despite the fight to break free of their shackles.

This part of the theme of the Alternate Gender Fair will never change. Our goal is to challenge and dismember these stereotypes and pre-conceived notions of what gender is. Your gender is not restricted by your sexual parts, only by your imagination and personal freedom you give yourself.

The only thing changing about the fair, is the secondary theme, and the fact that due to popular demand, next round all creators will be welcomed, not just those who make clothing, accessories and wearable items.

If ever you have any questions, leave a comment, or contact me in-world via NC.

Taki ❤

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Alternate Gender fair Invitaiton and App

▨ ▨ Alternate Gender Fashion Fair▨ ▨
▨ Sponsored by NOP~ Events ▨

▨ DATES: October 1st to November 1st
▨ REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 10th
▨ THEME: Gothic & Horror in Classic Literature (pre 1930's world inspiration)
▨ SPACES AVAILABLE: 40
(Direct LM coming once the area is built!)
▨ FEE TO JOIN: None, but we are asking for donations, all of which will go to the event's chosen charity. All charity events are for gender equality & LGBTQ rights & education. (The Point Foundation: http://www.pointfoundation.org/)
▨ ACCEPTED ITEMS: Clothing, poses, hair, make-up, accessories, body mods, appliers, etc. Anything else that can be made to fit the theme, but this is primarily a fashion fair. Furniture and stores selling other items may be accepted if we think your creations will fit the theme. Full perm creators are welcome also!
▨ ▨ This is an ALTERNATE GENDER FAIR, which means all genders, unisex and everything in between. Please try to have something to fit each in your available items. If you only have womens stuff, you also have to make something unisex, if you only have mens stuff, you have to have something unisex, etc. Have fun with the theme and don't be afraid to bend genders in your creations!
▨ Extra theme info: October 2013Alternate Gender Fair
▨ COMPANION EVENT: October 2013Modern Horror Hunt
▨ Blogger Applications can be found at the NOP~ Events Main Headquarters

This is an official invitation to participate in the Alternate Gender Fashion Fair from October 1st to November 1st.

We are happy to announce the 2nd Alternate Gender Fashion Fair will be in October of 2013. The Alternate Gender Fashion Fair is a charity fashion fair for the alternate gender and sexuality communities of Second Life. Our goal is to raise awareness for gender equality both in and outside SL, with themes to raise awareness of other important issues having to do with gender identity and gender equality.

The theme, to keep with the season, is 'Gothic and horror in classic literature'. This means old, classic stories, fairy tales, etc. Nothing from movies, current urban legends, Creepy Pasta's or anything of that nature. Anything before the 1930's, from any culture or in any traditional form. See the attached NC above for more information and examples!

▨ NOTE: You do not have to do both October events, but you can if you choose to =D

You will have 6 prims for simple box vendors. Once you've been accepted, an invitation to the Nihon Ongaku Publishing group will be sent. All accepted creators will be sent scripts to add to their vendor boxes to donate a part of their sales to the chosen charity. You must have at least one item set at 50% and one at 100%.

We ask that you make at least one --new item-- for the fair, to be sold exclusively during the duration of the event. You may set at new, old or discontinued releases, but no freebies in your split profit vendor.

To reduce lag, we ask that no group joiners or other scripted marketing items be set out. LMs to your store should be put in each item, so buyers have a copy when they make a purchase. You will be allowed to set out a simple LM/NC giver, but this will be included in your prim limits.

Please complete the registration form and rename the notecard:

                          ▨              AGF App - YOURSTORE- -YOURNAME-                ▨
                        
then return it to Taki Kujisawa or drop it in the mailboxes at the NOP~ Event Headquarters (LM above) by September 10th. Set up will be September 27-28th and the fair will open to bloggers September 29th-30th, with the fair open to the public on October 1st. Details will be sent through notices in the Nihon Ongaku Publishing group. If you are not already in the group, an invitation will be sent upon acceptance.

▨ ▨ SPONSORSHIP: Please indicate below if you are interested in being a sponsor! ▨ ▨

▨ Premium Sponsor: We have 5 premium sponsorship slots. The fee for premium sponsorship is 400L. You will receive a 'PREMIUM SPONSOR' event sign, posting rights to the Femboy Hunt & Events group, and a separate sponsored page of items on the Alternate Gender Fashion Fair and NOP~ Events blogs for 4 of your items. One of these items MUST be your NEW ITEM FOR THE FAIR. You'll also get your company logo on the website with SLURL to your shop and advertising at the NOP~ Events Headquarters as well as at the other planned events. You will also receive one of the first 5 spots at the fair entrance. (1 left!)

▨ Normal Sponsor: There are 8 normal sponsor slots. The fee for normal sponsorship is 200L. You will receive a 'SPONSOR' event sign, posting rights to the Femboy Hunt & Events group, your company logo on the website with SLURL to your shop and advertising on the NOP~ Events Headquarters.

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▨ Avatar Name:

▨ Store/Sim/Club Name:

▨ LM for the Store/Sim/Club location or Marketplace URL:

▨ SLURL for your Store/Sim/Club location:

▨ Your store logo (Required):

▨ Are you a femboy/trans/other genderqueer/etc sim or club? YES or NO

▨ Have you participated in any other NOP~ hunts, fairs or events? If yes, which ones?
--Visual Hunt   ___
--Femboy Hunt   ___
--Alternate Gender Fair ___

▨ I understand this is an alternate, third gender, genderqueer fair for charity and am willing to set out split profit vendors to donate money to the chosen charity. YES or NO

▨ **Please contact me about being a sponsor!**  YES or NO

▨ Comments, questions, suggestions:

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Alternate Gender Fashion Fair! If you have any questions, please contact me via NC.
~Taki Kujisawa
[NOP~ Events Owner]
❤ Femboy Hunt ❤
❤ Modern Horror Hunt ❤
❤ Visual Hunt ❤
❤ Alternate Gender Fashion Fair ❤
❤ Femme Boy Fashion Sales Room ❤

Friday, July 19, 2013

October 2013 Alternate Gender Fashion Fair Announcement

▨ ▨ Alternate Gender Fashion Fair▨ ▨
Sponsored by NOP~ Events

▨ DATES: October 1st to November 1st
▨ THEME: Gothic & Horror in Classic Literature

Hello all!

We are happy to announce the 2nd Alternate Gender Fashion Fair will be in October of 2013. The Alternate Gender Fashion Fair is a charity fashion fair for the alternate gender and sexuality communities of Second Life. Our goal is to raise awareness for gender equality both in and outside SL, with themes to raise awareness of other important issues having to do with gender identity and gender equality.

The theme, to keep with the season, is 'Gothic and horror in classic literature'. This means old, classic stories, fairy tales etc, nothing from movies, current urban legends, Creepy Pasta's or anything of that nature. To make it easier to understand what we mean, we have included some examples below!

Anything before the 1930's, from any culture or in any traditional form such as:

▨ Grimm's or any other Fairy tales (Original, not Disney)
▨ Edgar Allen Poe
▨ Bram Stoker
▨ Mary Shelley
▨ Lord Byron
▨ H.P. Lovecraft
▨ Oscar Wilde
▨ Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
▨ Legend of Sleepy Hollow
▨ The Phantom of the Opera
▨ H. G. Wells
▨ Arthur Rimbaud
▨ Horace Walpole
▨ Ann Radcliffe
▨ William Beckford
▨ Matthew Gregory Lewis
▨ Charles Maturin
▨ The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
▨ Legend of Croatoan
▨ Penny Dreadfuls (any story that fit into this genre or were published in the Penny Dreadful publications)

The list goes on... Everyone knows what 'Gothic' and 'horror' are, so take your favorite scary story, classic book or poem and let it inspire you!

"Any traditional form" also includes legends, myths etc, from any culture, such as the Wendigo legends of the Algonquian peoples, to the story of Hansel and Gretel from Germany. You are not restricted to the examples on this list.

This does not mean that any classic literature or legend that was turned into a movie cannot be used, it just means that you must use the literature/story version as your inspiration. If you choose to do a fairy tale, keep in mind, the originals were not all Disney and happy ever after... Snow White put her step mother in hot iron shoes and made her dance in them until she died an agonizing death, Rapunzel's hair was chopped off and her prince made blind and both were forced to wander the world alone. These are the tales we want to inspire you!

Registration will open August 1st!

~Taki Kujisawa
[NOP~ Events]
Femboy Hunt & Alternate Gender Fashion Fair Coordinator ❤