eventually, the gears began to turn on their own… (also, the day two total.)

A Clockwork Spiral, by Achariya

(this photo makes me so happy, first because it’s just terrific and second because Acha is back :D)

One of the things about organizing big events is there gets to be a point where they just sort of power along under their own steam (no pun intended, actually.) You spend weeks and weeks frantically working, and then once they get going it pretty much runs itself, with minor steering corrections.  This always feels strange, after so much work, though I must admit the ability to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time (cat willing) is most welcome.

That said, if you’re a true perfectionist, event organization isn’t your game – really.  You’ll find yourself obsessing over things and not being able to just say “run with it. We’re out of time.”  I think the ability to just make the call to go ahead even though it’s not *exactly* as planned is a crucial event management skill.  Because it’s genuinely never going to be “perfect”.    That has to be something you accept as being okay. All you can do is try to plan better for those eventualities next time out. Each time is a learning experience in “stuff you never expected to happen”

But enough philosophizing about stuff no one cares about.  Tonight is the big event party on the GAS Blimpy (that’s Gothka Air Ship.  Lokii keeps saying it’s named Ophelia but really, it’s Blimpy. Honest.) You can’t miss it. It’s the big blimp holding the event up in the middle of the build.   It starts at 8pm, and Lokii is the DJ (this is the one time I get to sit it out.  I won’t say Im not grateful!).  Gothika’s own Eden Malik is hosting (she also owns that cute Ampersand Photography gacha that’s sitting outside the Oceania Breedables booth too – it’s good stuff, check it out!), and I’m sure everyone at this point knows Lokii owns .{MV}.

The contest is Best in Steampunk, and the prize (winner take all- there’s only ONE box) is a box full of gift cards to a whole bunch of different stores.  Stuff! Things!  You know the drill.  The contest itself will go from 8-10PM PST though Im sure Loks will play longer than that. So come and get your best steam gear together and  raid the blimp!  All money collected tonight goes to the National Kidney Foundation. 

As I said yesterday, my goal for this event was modest and sensible, given its short duration (and when it happens to occur.)  We’re closing in on it, though!  The day 2 total (which is higher now, I grabbed this total right at noon PST) is 135,158L.  (the truth is it looks like we’ll shatter the event goal by tonight at some point.)

Return of Clockwork Angel, by Aarya Phantomhive

One more thing – I really want to thank our blogging team.  The posts we’ve seen and the photos they’ve shared have been nothing short of spectacular. Blogging an event is hard work (trust me, I wouldn’t do it if you paid me.) and the blogging teams (and our own bunnyherder, Sonya Marmurek, who is my blogging manager for all things, ever) always go above and beyond to get us great coverage. Thank you all so much – really, we could not do what we do without you.

As always you can check out our flickr group for more great images – or add your own!

See everyone at the event tonight – hopefully the airship stays up!  More total coverage tomorrow.

AK

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About bronxelf

NYC Native. INTJ Poster Child. Carbon Based. Designer.

2 thoughts on “eventually, the gears began to turn on their own… (also, the day two total.)

  1. […] day two total: 135,158L. That and more ramblings can be found here: eventually, the gears began to turn on their own… (also, the day two total.) | A Clockwork Spi… Also, don't forget the big event party is tonight! […]

  2. […] There’s also a Best in Steampunk Event with music provided by DJ Lokii Violet, ACS’ builder as well as owner and proprietor of MalfeanVisions. The stage is located right off the landing point and starts at 8pm SLT this Saturday September 21st.  (Sorry folks.. I mistakenly put Saturday, but apparently it is tonight, September 20th) […]

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