Sunday, May 20, 2007

May Festivals A Success!

Over the last three days, citizens of ROMA celebrated four different festivals- those to Fortuna, Mercury, Lemuria, and the Bona Dea. Images from all eight of the special events can be found on our Flickr page.

Many thanks to the members of the Collegia who organized all of the events!

Here are the competitors and winners of the Fortuna Chariot Races:

First Race:
  • SirTimothy Chevalier (Winner)
  • Vespasian Cortes
  • LauraXXXXXX6of7 Demina

    Second Race:
  • Enamabala Towradgi (Winner)
  • LauraXXXXXX6of7 Demina
  • Charlemagne Allen

    Third Race:
  • Enamabala Towradgi
  • SirTimothy Chevalier (Winner)
  • Vespasian Cortes

    Final Race:
  • SirTimothy Chevalier (Winner)
  • Jo Soler
  • Vespasian Cortes

  • Congratulations!

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    May Festivals Start Tomorrow! (Thursday)

    ROMA will be celebrating the Festivals of Fortuna, Mercury, Lemuria, and the Bona Dea over the next three days. We're going to have a theater performance, chariot races, combat demonstrations, games, carnival, ceremonies, picnic, market, ghost stories, dancing, and a grand feast! Join us in celebrating the May Festivals in ROMA.

    Here is the full schedule:
    (Note that all times are in SL/Pacific time)

    Festival of Fortuna (Thursday 17th May)

  • 9 AM - 'The Bacchae' Performance
    The Festival of Fortuna was often celebrated with dramatic performances. There will be a group viewing of the Bacchae in the Theatre of Dionysus in ROMA to open the festival. Come and have a seat then we will start the automated performance. It lasts about a half hour.

  • 12 PM (Noon) - Chariot Races
    Come take part in chariot races in the ROMA Circus. A sign-up board will allow you to throw your hat into the ring.

  • 3 PM - Combat Demonstration
    The Amazons of Legion XIII will be fighting for your amusement in the ROMA Arena.

  • 6 PM - Games in Fort Legio Augusta
    The ROMA Fort will be opened and turned into a carnival with many games. This will including a special competative contest with a prize.


    Festival of Mercurius
    (Friday 18th May)

  • 1 PM - Blessing of Trajan's Market and the Macellum
    This blessing of the Markets in Mercury's name will be performed by the ROMA Collegia of Priests & Priestesses. The ceremony will be led by Flaminia Sugar Zurah. This will be a roleplaying event and all are welcome.

  • 2 PM Subura Picnic & Open Market
    There will be an informal feast/picnic in Subura's public gardens (the one with the lake). All welcome! A Pan-ROMA Market Stall will also be set up in Julian Plaza (the first square over the sim border in the Subura).


    Festival of the Bona Dea & Lemuria (Saturday 19th May)

  • 4PM - Lemuria Ghost Stories
    The Lemuria placated the spirits of the dead. Bring your favorite spooky tale or poem to the ROMA Odeon to share with the group!

  • 6 PM - Grand Feast of the Bona Dea
    This will be held in Subura's public gardens, right outside the Collegia. Dancing!
  • Thursday, May 10, 2007

    Collegia Members Graduate

    On 8 May, Yvonne Gastel & Kobas Torok took their robes as full members of the Collegia. Amalthea McMahon also was appointed Domina Dea of the Vestals. Congrats to all!

    Images from the ceremony and the partying afterward can be found on our Flickr page.

    Thursday, May 3, 2007

    Snapshot Contest Winners!

    The contest was judged by ROMA Officers of the Collegia and the Senate, and the Prefect. All entries were evaluated in an anonymous state. Each judge ranked their top 5 choices in each category. Each choice got from 1 to 5 points based on where they fell on each judge's ranking. Total points were tallied for each entry and the 3 entries with the highest scores were named the winners in each category. One judge entered one of the categories and they were ineligible for voting within that category.

    Congratulations to the winners! Many thanks to the judges and everyone who took the time to enter! We have some talented (and photographic!) Citizens in ROMA!

    First place winners got L$1000, second place L$500, third place L$250. Category 2 had a tie for first place, so each of them got their own L$1000.

    Category 1 Winners (Portrait):

    Fac ut vivas (Get a life)- Lef Leven

    Alexandria Library Wall Fresco- FigBash Snook

    Wireframe Abstract- Enamabala Towradgi

    Category 2 Winners (Landmark):

    Jupiter- WaterFall Semyorka / Basilica- Cristalle Karami (Tie)

    Statue of Dionysus- Meliora Lilliehook

    Flying Over rome- Veronica2vixen Devoix

    Category 3 Winners (History and Culture):

    At the Slavemarket - Rich Ladies Looking For A New Toy - Remus Lupino

    Entry 3- Angelia Rees

    IdesofMarch- WaterFall Semyorka