Witchy Wednesday@ Geeks’N’Nerds

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Of course, an event like Geeks’N’Nerds is going to be filled to the brim of a witch’s hat with Harry Potter references, and there are plenty to find if you look for them. For the blog  I try to find something that can be used to create a more authentic Pagan ambiance in-world, and I found just the thing at Geeks’N’Nerds. I’m desperate to find more witchy items made from mesh, but they are hard to come by. Sure, you can find some amazing altars (Poppy Teskat has always been a favourite creator of mine) but they tend to be prim-heavy, and these days I much prefer the mesh alternatives.
Fortunately, BLUEBERRY HILL has crafted a rather lovely mesh piece. It’s a table-top altar, and it features magical books, a wand and some Tarot cards. There are spell bottles on there too, and I think it’s a rather sweet way to declare your Witchy inclinations for Just L$150. If you’re a witch that likes to cast circles with swords, then you should also pick up the ‘Sword Wall Mount’ at L$125. Both items have a bang-tidy land impact of just 1 too, what’s not to love? Both pieces and more besides are available from BLUEBERRY HILL at the GEEKS’N’NERDS event until December 10th.

GEEK GIRLS ARE EASY!

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GEEKS ‘N’ NERDS is in full swing, and to my surprise I managed to get into the sim without any problems, which to be honest, I really didn’t expect at all. Of course, it was busy, but now the majority of creators have set out their wonderful wares it’s even more enthralling than it was yesterday. Something I didn’t expect though was to fall in love with a skin at this event.  I’m loving NAR MATTARU pretty exclusively these days,  so don’t really feel the need to look further afield (with the exception of the odd BELLEZA or GLAM AFFAIR number), but by ‘eck, I spotted this LUMAE skin and I did the cardinal sin..I bought it WITHOUT TRYING A DEMO!! (What is it that I tell you guys to do all the time? DEMO ALL THE THINGS!) But, at L$100 per tone I was feeling, shall we say ‘adventurous’, and something in me just knew this would be a good investment. Turns out to be an EPIC investment; in fact I’m absolutely delighted. This skin has everything I’m looking for, beautiful tone and detail and even comes with options that I wouldn’t expect for the price. I normally wouldn’t have gone for such a slim brow either, but  I took a risk and it has actually paid off! I look bloody lovely, even if I say so myself!

This skin will be worn a LOT by me, and here’s why; the lips are scrumptious and the perfect shade of red.  It will look blinking brilliant when I wear it with my favourite make-up and eyeliner layers. At the moment I’m sporting it with my go-to eyeliner (the ever awesome Black Eyeliner Series 8 from MONS) and it looks ruddy fab doesn’t it?!

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I’m also wearing the rather fabulous new necklace, ‘Timey Wimey Things’,  from CAE, which is an absolutely essential item for any self-respecting DOCTOR WHO fan. Of course, there are tonnes of Whovian-inspired goodies at this event, but this double necklace is incredibly special.  It features a little Tardis-style charm, along with one that looks rather like a sonic screwdriver, and there’s a fez and a bow-tie, because we all know that they’re the epitome of cool. There’s also a key on a separate strand, could that be a Tardis key I wonder? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that CAE always makes beautiful jewellery that looks totally authentic and is worth every single Linden spent. This is beautifully made, and a pleasure to wear. Incidentally, the necklaces are HUD controlled too, so you can change the colour of chains and pendants to suit your wishes. Choose from Gold, Silver and Bronze options to mix ‘n’match to your heart’s content.
Last but not least the wee jewelled choker that I’m sporting is a free gift from HASTE.  HASTE is a new brand tome, and they have some beautiful items at GEEKS’N’NERDS which I’ll share with you later this week. As freebies go though this is a wee corker. I’m really into chokers at the moment because apart from looking awesome they’re excellent for hiding neck seams from mesh bodies, and this one is perfect. It’s so delicate and intricate yet looks great, and is easy to resize too.

So what are you waiting for? Make haste! (Oho, look what I  did there!) and trot off to the GEEKS’N’NERDS fair and get ready for the most epic of nerdgasms. There’s so much to love about this event that I’ll be coming back to it all week!

Kitty wears: 

SKIN: Evie – P-P-P-POW! (Tone4) by LUMAE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

EYELINER Black Eyeliner, Series 8 by MONS

EYES Hope Eyes Denim (M) by IKON

HAIR Mila V2 by CHEMISTRY

EARS  Gen 4 Ear Heart Plugs by AITUI

LASHES MC Falsies  (MP Item, no longer available)

JUMPER Raspberry Angora Pullover by GAWK

JEANS Love Him Boyfriend Jeans by LE PRIMITIF (MY ATTIC)@THE DECK

SEPTUM PIERCING Style 1 (Gold) by MONS

CHOKER Diamond Choker (Black) by HASTE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

NECKLACE Timey Wimey Things by CAE (GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014)

CALLING ALL GEEKS ‘N’NERDS!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if an event is worth doing it is worth doing well. As regular readers know I’ve written about my dislike for half-hearted events on these pages more than once (I’m very repetitive) and I still stand by that statement. Events require effort, planning and most of all they require PASSION. The events that fail are the ones where the motivation was making a few Lindens, rather than getting together and actually creating something awesome in Second Life. But if you succeed, well that’s a different story altogether.

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I think the GEEKS ‘N’ NERDS FAIR 2014 will be absolutely pigging huge, because the effort that has gone into creating the setting is plain for all to see. Guys it’s pretty fabulous, a space age shopping metropolis that you access from a tube station, with nods to all things Sci-Fi and Geeky dotted around. There’s even a spaceship, some shady looking newspaper vendors (they were asking for socks for some reason..) and a coffee house that sells really ‘fowl’ lattes..

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This is going to be a fab place to take pictures but of course I know what you’re thinking, what about the content?! When I visited earlier (Blogger preview day, waheeyy!) about 40% of the vendors hadn’t set up shop yet, but what I did see I absolutely adored. This is one occasion NOT to miss, and I predict it’s going to be packed. There were fabulous desks and chairs, brilliant home accessories that will really enliven your living space along with fashion, hair and skins. It’s a veritable banquet on a stick of geekery, and the references are there for all to see. Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Harry Potter..all the big names are covered with lots of designers contributing their takes on these brands (whilst being incredibly careful about copyrights, naturally)

Stores that will be in this round of Geeks’n’Nerds include:

Boom – Consignment – Culprit -Diesel Works – Exposeur – Every Pixel is Art (EPIA) – Fate Play – Fishy Strawberry – Junbug – Lark – Tea S. – Wimey –  22769 – Cheeky Pea- Wasabi Pills – Sweet Thing – Hopscotch – *Katat0nik* – !Bang Poses – TSG – Kalopsia – Elephante Poses – Bella Elephante – Frogstar- Pixel Mode – .:Buttery Toast:, – Alouette – ieQED – [the Skinnery] – Sari-Sari – Peqe – Noodles – Miseria – Lassitude & Ennui – Blueberry Hill – |CerberusXing| – Breath – Moon – Lumae – Pure Poison – Due – Haste – Decoy – Unrepentant – xin. Second Spaces – B.C.C. – Convair – Damselfly Hair – [Fetch] – Double Take – Floorplan. – Nani – .Arcadia. – ANE – Orion – Alice Project – Fri.day – Cannibelle – Random Matter – Distorted Dreams – Lost Junction – Cae – L. Warkwick Handmade Shoes – Oyasumi – .Storybook. – Forever Famous – Atooly – Casita – .{yumyums}. Kaleidoscope – Brixley – Luminary – Hate This – The Secret Store – Snips & Snails – Razzberry Inc. – The Hive  Altair* – Trinket 

So, what did I spot on my quick visit? Well, let’s be honest, YOU NEED ONE OF THESE:

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Yup, it’s a cat on a Roomba. Ever heard of Max Arthur and Pit-Bull Sharky? Those guys are some of the original internet pioneers of cute, and Max Arthur is the cat that started the whole Roomba-cat movement off. (My friend in RL has bought one of these JUST SO she can try and get at least ONE of her six cats to do a Max Arthur and sit on it. It’s slow progress..)  Luckily,you don’t need to train your kitty in real life, just invest in one of these ‘Prrrmbah Cats’ from CULPRIT and watch it zoom around in a mad and happy fashion!

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Yup, ‘Prrrmbah Cat’. It’s INSANE. Mesh cats in costumes or with flying goggles and scarves zooming around all over the place.

I was laughing hysterically at these and it’s really hard to choose which one to have. They’re L$300 apiece, so NOT cheap, but hella worth it for the guaranteed laughs and nonsense, and of course the continued cleanliness of your virtual abode.

These cats are sure to be some of the stars of GEEKS’N’NERDS 2014 when it opens at the stroke of midnight on the 24th. Keep your eyes glued to the official blog for location details and keep one of your other eyes on this blog, because I’ll be featuring more items from the show this week, because it’s rather chuffing brilliant:)