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Bloodspell Premiere - Rockin the House!

Hey, my first post! And what better topic to honor it than with pics and a recap of the Machiniplex premiere party for Bloodspell, followed by a conversation with Hugh Hancock about the movie, production, and cooking.

First, let me just say how wonderful it is to (virtually) see so many of our machinima friends, as well as many new faces from the Second Life machinima community. I tried to capture close-ups of all attendees though I don't know everyone's name, and some people popped in and out too briefly for me to snag. Hathead's sky tower is a great place to have a party, and although the screening bit was acting up, we enjoyed the live stream from Skype into Second Life as Ricky and Hugh chatted and fielded questions from the in-world group.

I must say, it was funny to hear Hugh, strung out on coffee from a long night of uploading and preparations for the premiere, as lively as ever, while watching his avatar slump over in AFK mode. Combined with the lack of lip-sync, the experience was a bit surreal.

Following the Q&A we danced - and we danced - and we danced. It may not seem like such a big deal, virtually dancing and watching your avatar Tango, but there's definitely something amusing about it. Meanwhile you can chat and catch up with other friends.

Here are some photos from the event. Click to view the large versions.

In-world preparations, decorations, and tests began on Friday.

I had the impression Hugh was hobnobbing with a TV Producer.

Ricky lookin' stylish. The irony here, is that he has more hair in real life.

I find it amazing how Hugh managed to get an avatar that resembles himself.

I had the honor of the first dance...

And more snapshots from the party...

  1. Blogger Ricky Grove | October 26, 2007 at 11:43 AM |  

    Nice post, Ingrid! You got some pretty amusing snaps. I've got to look at your coding to get the "click to enlarge" function (nice touch).

  2. Blogger Hugh "Nomad" Hancock | October 27, 2007 at 3:55 AM |  

    Yeah - dancing with someone in Second Life is weirdly sweet. It's an unexpectedly actually more emotionally-connected experience than you'd think.

    Must have more SL Machinima parties! Also, having an actual party with dancing and stuff, and all the great and the good of the Machinima world, gives it a bit of a "showbiz" glitz feel - like having a virtual Cannes premiere.

    (Which, incidentally, is one of the things I think you guys are doing great here.)

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