Return of the Aether Salon!

The Aether Salon in New Babbage is returning under new management!

From the new Manager:

What is ‘Salon’? According to Dictionary.com it is:

salon [suh-lon; Fr. sa-lawn]

1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
2. an assembly of guests in such a room, especially an assembly, common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.
3. a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
4. a shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, especially one catering to a fashionable clientele: a dress salon; a hair salon.
5. ( initial capital letter ) (in France) a. the Salon, an annual exhibition of works of art by living artists, originally held at the Salon d’Apollon: it became, during the 19th century, the focal point of artistic controversy and was identified with academicism and official hostility to progress in art. b. a national exhibition of works of art by living artists: Salon des Refusés; Salon des Indépendants.

We may extract bits and pieces of those definitions to answer an even more burning question: What is ‘the Aether Salon’?

The Aether Salon has, in its illustrious past, attracted speakers from all over the Steamlands to gather on the third Sunday of each month in its iconic building in the City/State of New Babbage. These interesting, talented, or sometimes simply lunatical speakers have enthralled and educated rapt audiences for an amazing 28 month run under the original ownership. The final ‘first edition’ Salon in August, 2011, ended with the unfortunate destruction of the building in a freak explosion, something quite rare in New Babbage.

But the Aether Salon is returning, now under new management, but quite respectful of the reputation and history of the Aether Salon. Soon, you shall again be able to soak up the knowledge and wisdom of a fresh crop of Salon speakers.

Or – shall you be amongst the speakers? Think upon it. What is your passion in life? What knowledge do you have to impart? Might your topic be suitable for the Salon? If you are able to put your passion into words, please contact Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander inworld) and describe your chosen topic.

The first ‘second edition’ Salon shall be Sunday, October 16th at 2 pm SLT as is usual; it will be celebrating the Anniversary of the Salon as a whole. All former speakers are requested and urged to attend (please wear your sashes if possible). The unveiling of the model of the new Salon building will also take place, so the first regular speaker of the new season will present in an eyecatching venue on November 20th.

Please join the Aether Salon group, free of charge, for notices of upcoming sittings:
http://world.secondlife.com/group/257bb953-2165-e1e9-c472-64f71873237d

Yrs.,

Klaus Wulfenbach, Baron
Manager, Æther Salon

Victorian’s Secret @ the Blue Mermaid!

Good heavens, it’s been 18 months since I’ve posted!

I take up the blog “pen” for a combination of self-promotion and promoting a really good cause!

Victorian's Secret event at the Blue Mermaid

As part of this week’s SL Boobiethon celebrations, the Blue Mermaid in Caledon on Sea will be having a special Wednesday night party!

Victorian’s Secret …where musical and other inhibitions will be shed

It’s a night of sexy music — with both mature themes and explicit language — and an even sexier audience. In addition to the usual burlesque and cabaret wear, avs are encouraged to start or end the night in their most lovely (or even their briefest) lingerie/underwear/unmentionables.  And if someone wants to go semi-bare to encourage others to donate to the Boobiethon kiosk … all the better!

Some caveats: Remember, this is a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Be adult, be responsible, be ladies and gentlemen worthy of the moniker “steampunk”.  Most of all, be generous and convival!

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011, starting at 7 pm SLT
Where: Second Life, Caledon on Sea, The Blue Mermaid

Hope to see you there!

DJ Magda K