Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Time to retire the hunt

Z&A Productions first conceived of The Femdom Hunt back in 2011 and since then, with the help of the wider femdom community on the Second Life grid, we've had seven very successful and highly-enjoyable hunts spanning seven years. Starting with the second hunt, the hunt has always been announced on August 1st. Because of this I wanted to write a little post for anyone expecting one today.

The hunt has always been very important to me and I've proudly taken a lot of care over creating a framework in which femdom owners and store owners can come together and make it the brilliant event it is. However, since the previous hunt, my RL has changed quite a bit and the time that I can dedicate to an event like this just isn't enough any more.

With this in mind, I think it's time to retire the hunt. I'd much sooner we go out on a high, having had many years of fun, than try and keep it going and not be able to do as good a job -- as the organiser, as a store owner and as a femdom location owner.

I’d like to thank everyone — location owners and hunters — who have ever taken part and made the hunt the event it is, with the good name it has, and with the expectation of fun that it has created. If you were making plans for taking part this year, in any way, please accept my deepest apologies.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

TFHVII: Thank you

And that's it! Yet another successful Femdom Hunt is over. This means that, for the seventh time, I wanted to write a short note of thanks to everyone who has helped in making it happen. I say this every time, and I feel it's important to say it every time: there would be no hunt without everyone involved. The hunt only happens thanks to the vendors and Femdoms that are involved; and the Femdom Hunt is a Femdom hunt thanks to the involvement of the many and varied Femdom regions and locations that exist in Second Life.

Also, there's no hunt without the hunters. In combination with the vendors and Femdom locations you've made the in-world group, and the business of organising the hunt, so much fun. I can't thank you enough.

Anna and I would especially like to think Eve Terr for being an invaluable extra set of eyes and ears, keeping an eye on things when we've not been in-world (or have been in-world but dealing with something else). The same thanks goes to everyone else who has alerted us to any issues that have cropped up. Your help and support in that way makes everything run smoother.

As for what happens now: over the next few days I'll be tidying up the blog and hiding the pages that aren't needed any longer. I will leave the location list in place should you want to go back and find a particular location. I do encourage staying with the group, especially if you're a vendor, as that will be the first place that any future Femdom Hunt will be announced, if and when dates are decided.

And... that's it. For this year, at least.

Anna & Antony.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

TFHVII: Closing dance photos

Yesterday afternoon we gathered on Raven Park to celebrate the impending end of The Femdom Hunt VII (no, don't worry, as of the time of writing, there's still about one and three quarter days left to hunt). You can find an album of photos from the dance over on Google Photos. Here are some highlights:

Many thanks to everyone who came along and made the dance so much fun, and a special thanks goes to Miss Eve for a fantastic couple of hours of music. Happy hunting everyone! :)

Monday, 23 October 2017

Save the Date: The Femdom Hunt VII Closing Dance

As with the weekend of the start of The Femdom Hunt VII things coincide with the usual fortnightly Raven Park dance. So, once again, we're making it a Femdom Hunt dance. This time to celebrate the (almost) end of the hunt.

And the theme? Just like the last couple or so hunts, it's:

I finished the Femdom Hunt!
(or not, but I'm close, or hope to)

The idea being that people come along wearing outfits, or restraints, etc, from or inspired by this (or previous) Femdom Hunts. Everyone is welcome. Dress up, dress silly, dress totally fetish, whatever takes your fancy, and come and swap your Femdom Hunt hunting and unboxing stories. As always there'll be a fun mix of tunes from Eve Terr.

Here's the details:

Date: Saturday October 28th
Time: 3pm to 5pm SLT
Where: Raven Park
Music by: Eve Terr

Sunday, 15 October 2017

TFHVII: Opening dance photos

Yesterday afternoon, on Raven Park, we held a dance to celebrate the start of The Femdom Hunt VII. Tunes were provided by Miss Eve (including some track suggestions from the hunt group), natter and laughter were provided by everyone who joined us, and photos were grabbed by Antony. You can find them all over on Google Photos. Here's a few highlights:

Many thanks to everyone who came along and made it such fun. Now back to the job of hunting for gifts, and we'll see you in a couple of weeks time for a dance to celebrate the end of the hunt!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Current known issues

Here are the current (and past) known issues on the hunt:
  • #04 - Velvet Thorn Femdom Community - The hint in the sign isn't the correct one and needs updating. The correct hint is in the location list. Fixed.
  • #06 - Dictatorshop - There is a "test version" of the shoe in front of the sign. Please ignore this and hunt for the shoe that actually has the gift in. It also seems that the hint is not in the sign. Please see the location list for the hint. We've let the owner know and will update when this is fixed. Fixed.
  • #27 - Get Duck'd! - There doesn't appear to be a gift out at this location yet. There is, however, a "test" shoe in front of the sign. Use that to get to the next location and we'll update everyone once we know more. Fixed.
  • #29 - The End of the Rainbow - This location still has a pair of "test" shoes out in front of the sign. These aren't not the gift shoes. Do please still hunt here normally, while ignoring them.
  • #30 - RSDC LABS - It seems there's currently no gift inside the shoe. Please use the landmark in the shoe to get to #31 (Shack) and we'll update when we know more. Fixed.
  • #40 - Alter Autos - This location is currently missing. We've contacted the owner to find out what the issue is and will update as soon as we know. Meanwhile, please skip to #41 (Fapple).
  • #43 - Beaumont Manor -  There appears to be an issue with the content of this shoe, such that it's not giving the correct content and isn't giving the gift. Please skip to #44 (WS Creations) and watch for updates here and in the group. Fixed.
  • #47 - Beez Kneez Club - There appears to be an issue with the content of this shoe, such that it's not giving the correct content and isn't giving the gift. Please skip to #48 (Abrasive) and watch for updates here and in the group. Fixed.
  • #49 - Warm Animations - We can confirm that the gift is out; we just don't have a hint right now and one isn't set in the sign. We've contacted the owner and will update as soon as we have a reply. Meanwhile, as you wait, we'd suggest you find a nice place to sit and ponder what the hint might be *hint hint* Fixed.
  • #50 - d&b deviant and bizarre - This location has had to take their gift in a little early, please skip to #51 - Future Femdom
  • #54 - X-CLUSIVES ANIMATIONS - There is a test shoe out near the sign that can be ignored, and no hint in the sign. There is a gift hidden here and you can find the hint in the location list. Fixed.
This blog entry will be updated as issues are fixed or other issues turn up. Please also be sure to keep an eye on the status column of the location list.

We'd also like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has been keeping us updated of what they've found. We really appreciate it.

The hunt is on!

Finally, after a lot of planning and building by many people, the time is here. It's the 13th, The Femdom Hunt VII has started! We're glad you could join us.

Now that you're setting out on the hunt we just wanted to remind everyone of the resources that are available to you:
Now for a serious moment: please remember, this is the first day of the hunt. The first few hours of any hunt almost always throw up a hurdle or two. The people who have made this hunt possible are spread out across many different timezones, and they all have an RL that demands their attention too. Because of this we ask that if you find a problem, if there's an issue, you let us know, skip to the next location, and pop back later. The latest news will always be available here on this blog and in the location list. We understand and appreciate that it can be frustrating (we love to go on hunts too), but any early problems will be fixed and we'll be letting people know when they are fixed.

Don't forget, there's a whole two weeks (and a bit -- the hunt is designed so that you get three weekends) to get everything.

And, remember, the hunt group is a great place to report issues, find out about issues, seek help if you're stuck or, of course, offer help to your fellow hunters.

It's also a great place to have a natter with the Femdom Hunt community too.

And, above all else, do remember: have fun. We are. ;-)

PS: Don't forget that we're having a dance to celebrate the start of the hunt. We'd love it if you could join us.