These are exciting times for Austin.
I've only been at the sim regularly for a bit more than a year now, but at no other time did I ever see so many advanced trainees of such high caliber.
I have grown to know and appreciate all the trainees. I frequently bump into Peter and his girl Cara (Cara Olivieri) late at night as they hang out in the Cafe, and LG, Fia, Aisha, and Sage-D are all regulars in voice chat. I can say honestly that they are all first class people who are quite deserving of our respect and encouragement (not to mention all the girls have awesome sexy voices!)
It was in this spirit that the Austin Events Committee organized a house party on November 19 to honor these advanced trainees, which include (in no particular order):
LG (Lord Glasswing)
Fia (Fiammetta1981 Resident)
Sage D (Desertwoman Glasswing)
Dakota (Dakota0therbee Resident) helped organize the event, which was originally an idea from Crux Maximus. Aria Vyper provided the posters and schedule, and Naughty Glimmer created the decorations.
The DJ was Jonathon Carbenell, and Melinda Nyn and Sage Avedon (Sagewisdom) helped as hosts.
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the event, but people were encouraged to share little tidbits and stories about the trainees, and I'm sure a lot of fun was had by all.
According to Dakota, "the girls that were there did provide some insights as to what they'd learned so far in their journey and they all had such great comments. Naughty had an awesome beer keg nearby and we had to explain to the non-US folks what the significance of a solo cup was....then Sage mentioned there was a country song by the same name and Master Jon played it...was the funniest thing ever."
In the end, Crux noted the reaction to the event made the entire thing worth it.
Below are some great pics taken by Aisha. Thanks Aisha, and enjoy!