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2017 Simming Fall Festival

That’s right, FallFest 2017 is today.  See you over there.

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SciWorld 2016. June 23-24. Be there.

2016 SciWorld Online Convention

2016 SciWorld Online Convention

SciWorld 2016 is almost upon us!  Indeed, the 14th iteration of the original simming and online role playing convention will be held in chatrooms at www.sciworldonline.com on Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, the 24th.  We plan to kick things off at 5:30pm EST (10:30pm BST) on Thursday and at 4:00pm EST (9:00pm BST) on Friday.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the SciWorld Online Convention, it’s an extravaganza held annually in IRC chatrooms for everything that is simming and online roleplaying.  Typical events include discussions and workshops on issues within the greater simming community, interactive trivia games, and live-action role plays.  There’s something there for everyone!  As always, SciWorld is open to all simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation.  The first SciWorld was held in 1999 and sponsored by the Simming League.  Past SciWorlds have also been sponsored by other great organizations, including Ongoing Worlds and SimEnc.  This year’s convention is sponsored by Roleplay Wiki, which also sponsored the previous two.

So what does this all mean for you?

  • First, plan to attend yourself.  What better place to share your own ideas and learn the latest and greatest from the rest of the community?
  • Second, invite your friends.  Let them join in on the fun too!
  • Finally, if you would like to host a one-hour discussion, trivia game, or role play, contact Zania Ja’arda with this form.  But don’t wait too long–the schedule fills up quickly!

See you in a little over a week at SciWorld 2016.

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Whoever you are… you should be at FallFest today

FallFest V

2015 Simming Fall Festival
image by Jalana Rajel

That’s right, the 2015 Simming Fall Festival will be held today (5th Dec) from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST (1:30 PM to 10:30 PM GMT) in IRC chat rooms.  Host UFOP: StarBase 118 and chair James Drysdale have put together an absolutely fantastic schedule that features some of the most talented from among us leading multiple discussions, games, and trivias.

No matter who you are in the community–from an Ensign to a Fleet Admiral, a rogue trader to a Jedi, or an Orc to an Elf, there will be something for you!  FallFest is when the entire simming and online role playing community comes together to discuss our craft.  We talk about how to be better writers.  We talk about how to be better leaders.  We about how to better get along.  And most importantly, we have fun, and lots of it!  Those who have attended past FallFests will all agree: It is the highlight of the year.  And you can be a part of it!

Whether you’re an individual role player, a host, or a club leader, there’s something at FallFest for you:

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Announcing FallFest V

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2015 Simming Fall Festival
image by Jalana Rajel

That’s right, the 2015 Simming Fall Festival will be held on December 5th from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST (1:30 PM to 10:30 PM GMT).  Ongoing Worlds is proud to announce that UFOP: StarBase 118 will be hosting, with James Drysdale serving as chairman.  You may remember that UFOP also hosted the 2013 festival, which was wildly successful.

For a few short hours in December, the entire simming and online role playing community will come together to share ideas, role play, and join in a few trivia games–all in IRC chat rooms.  James and UFOP will be on point to make it all happen.  FallFest is not only open to all simmers and role players on the net, but all are also permitted to host one or more one-hour events within the festival.  So what does it mean for you?

  • First, plan to attend:  This is the premier community event of the year!
  • Invite all your friends:  Let them in on the fun too!
  • If you would like to host a one-hour discussion, role play, or trivia game, email James at renos[at]starbase118[dot]net

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2014 Simming Fall Festival

Fall festival ongoingworlds squid logoFallFest ’14 will be here in just a few short hours!  This year’s pinnacle event for the simming and online role play community is hosted by Phoenix Roleplaying and chaired by Misty Taylor.  Let’s give a special thanks to Misty and everyone at Phoenix for all the hard work they’ve done in preparation for today’s festival. Bravo!  As always, FallFest is open to all simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation elsewhere.

The schedule of events includes interactive discussions, dynamic role plays, and engaging trivia games. Read More

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It’s time to announce FallFest ’14!

Fall festival ongoingworlds squid logoEarlier this month, we asked the community for applications to host and chair this year’s FallFest.  The competition was fierce, but one team stood out above the rest.  It gives me great pleasure to announce that Misty Taylor will chair the 4th Simming Fall Festival, and her club, Phoenix Roleplaying, will serve as the host organization.  Congrats to Misty and everyone at Phoenix Roleplaying!  It’s a great honor to host the premier simming and online role playing event of the year.  For a few short hours, the entire community will circle around Phoenix and everything they have to offer us.  Indeed, it’s been one heck of a year for Phoenix. Read More

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2013 Simming Fall Festival

FallFest image by James Drysdale

FallFest image by James Drysdale

FallFest ’13 is almost upon us!  This year’s premier event for the role play community is hosted by UFOP: StarBase 118 and chaired by Diego Herrera.  As always, #OWFallFest is open to all simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation elsewhere.

The schedule of events includes interactive discussions, dynamic role plays, and engaging trivia games.  Be there later today at 1:45 PM Eastern Standard Time / 6:45 PM British Summer Time when Diego and co. kick things off with the opening ceremony!

Below you’ll find a complete listing of events and links to the applicable chat rooms and live audio feed. Read More

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Tentative FallFest ’13 Schedule

FallFest image by James Drysdale

FallFest image by James Drysdale

That’s right, we’re less than 48 hours away from FallFest ’13!  And we’ve got a *great* lineup of events ready for you and the rest of the role playing community.  In fact, that schedule is posted below.  Not only are there going to be a lot of interesting discussions, role plays, and trivia games, but Landon Wakeland will be DJ’ing his third FallFest.

Check out the facebook page for the latest news and information.  Be sure to let all your friends know about FallFest too.  And don’t forget to mention #OWFallFest in your tweets!

Other than that, we’ll see you at 1:45 PM Eastern Standard Time / 6:45 PM British Summer Time! Read More

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Star Trek Trivia: March 2012

Star trek ships1) The actor who played Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager previously played a guest in another Star Trek show, besides the actor, what else did these characters have in common?
A. Both were pilots
B. Both fought the Borg
C. They were both members of the Maquis
D. Nothing

2) In Star Trek: The Final Frontier Scotty said he knows every part of the Enterprise A and then something happens…what was it?
A. Spock dies
B. The cloaking device fails
C. He bangs his head on a panel
D. A Warp Core explosion Read More