Yesterday was the Coopersville Flotilla on Kitely, and after many weeks of planning, devising, testing and of course building, nine waterborne vehicles and about 20 people gathered to enjoy the show!
The event was coordinated by Koshari Mahana on her VAR region, Coopersville.
Coopersville is a historical region, with an emphasis on the early 20th Century American style - lots of clapboard, gambrel roofs, and opulent villas, and although this is not a RP region, it offers the opportunity to dress up in your jazz-age finery, or your best Edwardian top hat and tails, and soak in the atmosphere.
Coopersville offers opportunities for people to take up residence, or open a shop on the region, provided it's in keeping with the look of the place, so if you're thinking about sampling life on Kitely, it could be an option worth considering! Contact Koshari Mahana in person for more details.
|Koshari Mahana - Beatles Yellow Submarine - Four Winds|
|Rosa Alekseev - DJ Rosa|
|Cooper Swizzle & Everyone from Education Consortium - VWEC|
|Mike McHugh - Hang Glider Boat|
Not just unsinkable, but gravity defying! This entry to the flotilla by Mike McHugh took to the skies with three bright parachutes. As you can imagine it was quite hard to get good shots of all these moving parts - to be honest, we were suffering a wee bit of lag, over on the Observation Desk - but luckily Mike is a master multitasker, so he took a video which will fill in some of the pictorial gaps found here.
Valibrarian Gregg of the Virtual Worlds Education Consortium will soon be posting her video on the VWEC Youtube channel which is also a great source for updates and info about the many events they hold to enhance, encourage, and evangelize the educator in places like Second Life and Opensim.
It was so surprising and great looking that of course I forgot to take a photo. But plenty of other people were filming, so hopefully there is a record of that! I did, however, remember to snap this pic of Kimm Starr, dressed up as Jeannie, from the iconic 1960s TV series with Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman.
|Kimm Starr - I Dream of Jeannie - Virtual Vignette|
|The flotilla sails past the observation dock|
Coopersville is a vast network of waterways and islands, as well as the funfair, the Edwardian town and so very much more. Built by Koshari, it's worth a visit any time.
HG Address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Coopersville