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Catskills hosts their annual Benefactor's Dinner! Win $100 Gift Card!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Pandora_CoD, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Pandora_CoD

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    ~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~ IN CHARACTER EVENT ~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~
    The event will be held in the glorious Castle British to honor Lord British's contributions to the Britain Public Library and the establishment of the culture and class of the city. It will be held on January 31st, 2015 (BY 379) at 8 o'clock in the evening. Dinner and drinks will be served at the dinning hall and small tables and chairs will be set up in the Coronation Room, as well for more private dining.

    Please create your characters ahead of time on Catskills, if you do not have one, and message us to assist you with the basics. We can certainly help fund you to get some dresses/clothes that suit the event. It is a "Black Tie" formal event.

    Please remember that you MUST be in character at all times during the event.


    ~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~ CONTEST INFORMATION ~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~

    My fellow Sosarians! Come ye, come all to the Benefactor's Dinner for the Britain Public Library and enter a special contest is being held for those of you that have a passion for the written word. The winner will be chosen by some of our very special members that have some literary weight and talent. The rewards will be a GIFT CARD provided to us by NEWEGG for $100.00 (we will need your email address) and 100 million gold for the Grand Prize winner. Second and third place winners will recieve $20 GIFT CARDS and 20 million gold each.

    Here are the RULES for ENTERING:

    1) Must be an original story; must be in character. No plagiarism and believe me we can check! There is a database of such that we can run it through that we have access to.

    2) Must be submitted via EMAIL by either attaching it as a .DOCX/.DOC (Microsoft Word Document) or a .PDF (Adobe Portable Data File) file not later than 24 hours PRIOR to the event to [email protected]

    3) Story must fit into the 20 pages of a PROVISIONER BOUGHT in-game book; cannot exceed it. Any that do will not be eligible for the contest.

    4) Must come to the event and bring at least 10 copies of the book to share with other librarians of Sosaria. These are player-ran libraries so please be sure to use a "RED LEAF" on your books before submission.
    http://www.uoguide.com/Red_Leaf

    5) It will take us roughly two weeks to sort through the submissions and a winner will be announced here on STRATICS. The Winner will also receive an email and his/her Gift Card.

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    We hope to see you all there!
     
    #1 Pandora_CoD, Jan 3, 2015
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    Oh I wish I'd known I would have written something! I will be there though, sounds lovely!

    nvm I thought it was coming up...it's already passed. :/ sorry I missed it, hope it went well :)
     
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    Its not happening until January 31st! :) Do come.
     
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    I've never done anything like this but it sounds fun. I wonder, would the back story of an rp'ed character fit the type of writing you are looking for? When creating my characters and housing I like to make sure they "fit" within the greater UO story arcs and so I have some ideas, if this sort of thing would be allowed.
     
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    Oh geesh....I think I'm getting old lol I thought I read January 3rd then went back and thought it said December 31st...*shakes head*

    I will be there...I do miss RP'ing. My Char doesn't fit with UO...well originally she didn't...I've had a back story for Maharia for 15 years and I just melded her a bit for UO....Originally she was half human half elf...and we don't have *half-breeds* in UO so I worked that into her RP in the beginnings of Origin. (The shard)

    So Maharia will be there...rather timid and a bit strange but she will be there :)
     
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    If you'd like to work with me, you can come and play on Catskills part time to RP. I am (ask anyone on my shard) a VERY different type of RP that normally does not "fit" into UO, but we make it work. So I could help you build a character that suits. ICQ me!

    Also half-breeds are very much a thing on Catskills.... ask @Norrar --- he has a half-human, half-elf character. :)
     
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    It can be anything you want... as long as it fits in a 20 page in game book --- for the contest. However if you want to contribute a longer story or a longer "volume" of stories... PLEASE DO!!!! You are most welcomed to submit a story for the contest and then also come and "donate" other books you want to be "published" throughout our player-owned libraries. That's the whole point! ICQ me for details. ;)
     
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    #bumpformoreplayerauthors

    :heart:
     
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    Hey Guys! We've been starting to receive entries... so don't forget to enter!

    $100 could buy quite a few goodies from NewEgg. :)
     
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    Hey Pandy? Is there a vendor with red leaves? I am working on my in-game books and now I need some :)
     
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    ICQ me and I will give you what you need. No need to buy them. :) 608083009
     
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    [​IMG]

    Joining the event on Facebook is a great way to get alerts and reminders on events guys! :)
     
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    Curious as to who will be judging the entry's....?
    ;)
     
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    @Fusilli Zaitsev --- do add me as well on ICQ or PM me a time and place you'd like to meet to red leaf your books. I am really looking forward to seeing stories like that!! :)
     
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    Well, since we're hosting it and have the connections with NewEgg... CoD is judging the entries. And most of CoD in some way or another have had literary success IRL. For example, I run my own technology firm centered around intranet development, so I've written a few books or chapters within a book as co-author. Others in CoD have similar experiences, both smaller and larger.

    I have considered reaching out to Anne Rice herself, now wouldn't that be a hoot?!? :) Anne Rice is a very approachable writer and she actually answers all her emails, which amazes me. It is why a very long time ago, I decided to build an RP guild based on her books. I am just such a huge fan of hers!
     
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    Added you :) Thanks!
     
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    Thank you Larisa for coming over and getting set up to go to the grand event!


    Folks, if you need to do the same... please do hit me up, I will set you up nicely. ;)
     
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    It was a pleasure! I enjoyed it immensely and I am really looking forward to the event, thank you so much for all your help!
     
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    #DeadlineIsTonight

    Hey guys just a reminder, deadline to submit is tonight! :)
     
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