Welcome to the Annual Ball Host Club! As you walk in to the brightly decorated cafe the hosts and maids greet you with cheerful smiles and delicious refreshments. The room has been strung up with flamingo pink banners and all manners of paper cut-out hearts. There are plenty of tables draped with lace for guests to sit at. The corners of the room hold plush pink couches for our guests who like luxury. The hosts and maids make their way around the room while guests mingle with one another.
This event is hosted by the same group that puts on the user run Annual Ball every year! We hope to see you there as well. For more information, visit our About the Annual Ball post!
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1. Follow Gaia TOS! As always!
2. Please be kind to other guests of the host club!
3. Do not impersonate hosts or maids!
4. Please listen to hosts and maids~ we're out to make sure everyone has a good time!
5. Do not cheat in the King and Queen avatar contest. Please submit only your own work!
6. Please do not quote long posts! (Especially front page posts!)
7. Please try not to have a giant signature or post gigantic images!
8. Please use your classy language~ keep the crude stuff to a minimum so our younger guests can enjoy the ball too!
9. Never give your password out to anyone! Sometimes people post phishers to try and get the passwords of guests at our events. These look like pop up windows. Don't enter any information into any pop up windows! They are most likely not from Gaia Online.
10. I reserve the right to add more rules as I see fit.
11. Have fun, lovelies!♥
The hosts and maids of this club are here to entertain you, our most valued guests.
MAID:Princess Angelishia PLAYED BY:Princess Angelishia ABOUT:A strange but kindly princess intent on everyone having a good time. She seems to be obsessed with magic, and during this season, the magic of love. Something about her seems otherworldly.♥
MAID:Aphrodite PLAYED BY:Gwendolyn Barrett ABOUT:Named after the goddess of love, this fae is the faerie of love and passion. She is always around but never seen except on Valentines day. It is the only time of year she is aloud to let others see her true form, or the form she chooses to let them see. ♥
HOST:Pan PLAYED BY:PinkieKitty ABOUT:A imp of sorts, Pan loves to play Cupid, quite literally; He loves setting people up, whether they want to or not. And Pan is good at setting people up... ♥
MAID:Eran PLAYED BY:eran no shi ABOUT:Eran is very sociable and can be a little bit hyper, if anyone gets on her bad side though, they better watch out for pranks!! ♥
MAID:Cheri PLAYED BY:Spottedteddybears ABOUT:A glimpse of a fairy, of sorts, a vision, Cheri is only seen in true form on Valentine's Day. Other days, when seen, she is an omen of true love. Cheri is also an avid follower of Aphrodite. ♥
HOSTJack PLAYED BY:SorceressJacklyn ABOUT:Money. Looks. Personality. Jack has all the marks of the rich ladies' man. He's not looking for love, just some dirty, naughty fun. If a couple hearts get broken afterwards, well... That's just how the dice roll. ♥
HOSTMr. Charles Dupree, Librarian PLAYED BY:iNk_mAy ABOUT:While he may be versed in various subjects of study the one he knows nothing of is love. Though what with Vaelentine's Day approaching it would seem Cupid has found his mark. Charles comes off as coarse and refined, but when it comes to matters of flirtation and the like he becomes easily flustered. Ask him whrre to find a text and he will gladly show and lecture. Ask him on a date and he may just pass out in a dead faint. ♥
MAIDEstelle Lumiere PLAYED BY:x_Silver_Starlight_x ABOUT:Estelle is convinced she'll never find love. It's not that she doesn't want it, but with a drab sense of fashion, awkward social skills, and round midsection, she is convinced no one would be interested in starting a relationship with her. Her friend Lola however, convinced her to tag along, even if the outcome seems bleak at best. ♥
MAIDMira Sullivan PLAYED BY:Hoshina_Utau120 ABOUT:Mira is a kind and confident girl. She is sweet and sometimes shy. She loves to dance and sing. She thinks that no one will ever like her.♥
HOSTSir William the Dragon Slayer PLAYED BY:Cielne ABOUT:He's a lonely soldier who fights for peace, honor, and romance. He enjoys mystery novels and long walks on the beach. He's extremely witty, and knows how woo an unsuspecting lady.♥
HOSTNico PLAYED BY:Anonypanda ABOUT:Hello ladies, I'm a cat boy with a love of all things kawaii. Treat me gently as I am a bit fragile. Please don't pet the ears, they are a bit sensitive. Be nice and take care of me please!♥
MAIDLola PLAYED BY:Rogue_Logan ABOUT:Sultry, likes every gender (but she LOVES the ladies), loves to flirt and show off ♥
HOSTMoo PLAYED BY:A Glass Passenger ABOUT:Shy boy, incredibly nervous, but also incredibly lonely. A deadly combination.♥
HOSTBastien Wolff PLAYED BY:BasiWolff ABOUT:Bastien is a poet at heart, love-drunk with love, and enamoured of everyone around him. He's a well-trained gentleman, ready to regale any lady with a whirlwind of compliments and laudation or champion her honour in any sport of nobility.♥
HOSTDonovan Michaels PLAYED BY:AmantNoir ABOUT:"Allow me to introduce myself, my lady. I am Donovan Michaels, and I do hope you will allow me to enjoy the pleasure of your company... come, may I offer you a drink? Or perhaps...something more?" Donovan, as you can see, is one of those gentlemen that perhaps enjoys women more than is needed. A roguish young man, he's had his fair share of fights for seducing young women away from their would-be lovers - and of course...dealing with their angry fathers after the poor young thing becomes smitten with him after.♥
HOSTRobayn PLAYED BY:Sean McNair ABOUT:Nochi is a roguish young wolf interested in anything that brings a laugh or some excitement. He's "rough and tough" and looking for a good time. Just remember, they're "love bites."♥
HOSTAelius Helios Theron PLAYED BY:broken_bleeding_angel ABOUT:A warrior among the elves of the Sun God tribe. He is charming towards the ladies and can be quite a dashing young brute. Rough and wild, he is often unpredictable and spontaneous. He loves to have a good time. >;D♥
HOSTÉros Asher PLAYED BY:Eros Asher ABOUT:Éros seems like a wild and completely outgoing guy, changing his lovers on what seems to be a daily basis, although at heart he's just another guy trying to find his love in this lonely world. No one truly sees him as he is, and is waiting for that one person to finally shed light on themselves.♥
Are you one of the beautiful people? Of course you are! And that means this contest is for you!
This is an avatar contest, so sorry, no tekteks allowed!
The winners will be dubbed the King and Queen of the Host Club!
How to Enter 1. Dress your avatar up following the theme of Valentine's Day and romance.
2. Right click on your avatar and save it to your desktop.
3. Upload that picture using an image hosting site (like Photobucket.) Please make sure your image is 120x150px! This is the default size of Gaia avatars, so it shouldn't be too hard.
4. PM Princess Angelishia with the title: I Want to be Royalty and the image of your avatar.
5. Entries will close Feb 14th, 11:59pm EST!
6. The Hosts and Maids will chose and announce a winner by Feb 15th, 11:59pm EST!
7. Good luck, lovelies!
Entries Closed! Judging Now!
Both the King and Queen will receive their very own first generation Runcible Spoon!♥
Enjoying the event? Are you an artist? We'd love to see your rendition of some of the hosts, maids or our guests!
If you'd like me to put your fanart here, post it in the thread and quote me, or shoot me a PM!
If we fall in love with your art, you might even get a tip!♥
Q) What is the Annual Ball?
The Annual Ball is the first and one of the largest user run events on Gaia Online. This tradition dates back to March 2003 when a user by the name of Misao decided to host a Ball for his fellow Gaians. The 1st Annual Ball was the first user run event on Gaia and received a great deal of support from the site administration. Since its conception, the Annual Ball has grown into a much larger celebration with more diversified themes each and every year. The Annual Ball has experienced many changes throughout the years, but the one thing that remains the same is the great friendly atmosphere that Gaians have come to love. The Annual Ball is considered a place where Gaians can come together to meet up with old friends and make new ones. This commemoration is deeply rooted in role play elements, but for many the Annual Ball is considered a wonderful excuse to hang out and share fond Gaia memories.
Q) How does it work?
This is a 4 day roleplaying event. There is usually a main host that oversees and coordinates the entire ball and then there are several rooms that fit under the main theme of the entire ball. Each of these rooms have their own co-hosts that run their respective rooms with their own mini themes. All main rooms will have their own thread in the ball's forum, but users are free to make their own threads in the forum, as well. These will not be official, though; the ball's official rooms will be stickied for convenience. Guests are encouraged to hang out in these rooms, but will not be limited to them.
Q) Is this an official event?
This isn't an official event from Gaia as it is user-run. We are merely supported by the admins (ie. giving us the forums).
Also please keep in mind! This is not the anniversary ball or prom, those are Gaia run events, and we are in no way affiliated with them.
Q) Will I get a free item related to the event?
That is a tricky question to answer since the first two years yielded items, yet the last few years didn't.
But it is safe to say that no, we will most likely not be getting ball-specific items. The choice to give out items for this ball is purely up to the administration and we have no say in that (as far as anyone knows).
The Ball has plenty of games with a ton of neat prizes though, so don't worry you will still have a chance at some great rewards!
Q) When's the next one?
The date for the next ball is undecided, but will most likely be in June or July of 2012.
Q) What have previous balls been like?
The Annual Gaian Ball is an event made by and for the users of Gaia Online. It's about hanging out and having fun, RPing a bit and getting to know the other users in this huge community we call Gaia.
In 2003, Misao made the first ever Annual Ball. The admins were so impressed with what she'd done that they released the red rose corsage and black bow tie for her ball. Note that these were the first non-store items on Gaia ever!
In 2004, Misao refused to make the next annual ball convinced that the greed on Gaia was far too much to yield it. In light of that challenge, Setzer appeared. He made a topic in QnF calling for people to help out and make the 2nd Annual Ball. This year, instead of one host there were many each with their own distinct rooms. It gained so much popularity amongst the users that Setzer decided to ask for our own forum to party in. As some of you know, the answer was yes. This was the first time Gaia had ever opened a Forum up for a user run event. Really this ball is extraordinary. Not only that, but again the admins seemed to be impressed and decided to release the G-pins (much to everyone's surprise since we (the hosts) didn't think there would be ANY items involved.
In 2005, it was that time again. Setzer passed the torch onto Razumi Yazura to host the 3rd Annual Ball since Setz thought that it would be best to change the main hosts every year (a very wise decision). That year we developed a theme which was planetary. All the rooms were based off of planets, but they each had their own underlying themes. Again the ball gained popularity and of course we asked for a forum. But this time we were getting the mansion! This of course was the first and last time the mansion was going to be opened for a User event. No items this year, but it was still a HUGE success!
In 2006, the fourth annual ball was hosted in a guild since the admins didn't want to open up the mansion any more for the ball. Needless to say it was a quiet year that year, but it was the first ball that had a plot totally made by the users! Quiet but still a success and fun!
In 2007, Leyna hosted this year's ball and the moderators allowed the ball the have it's own forum for the 5th Annual Ball for the public to join in on the fun. The Ball's theme this year was Elements and it was quite exciting being able to make it public once more to a new generation of Gaians. It was a huge success and helped to open up the Ball to more people to help.
In 2008, with the Ball so successful as the year before everyone wanted to make this year's the biggest and best of them all. This year's host was chosen to be Freaksrus! Again for the 2nd time in a row the Ball was able to successfully gain a forum for the 6th Annual Ball. The ball was able to gain new ideas with the publicity of the last year and the ball's theme was chosen to be Time Periods after a quick change. Despite being a previous theme chosen for the 2ndd Annual Ball all that participated had a ton of fun especially with a fun twist on the plot and the Ball's first time have it drawn out Manga style!
In 2009 Dolly14 was the host, and she created a fantasy world, with a fairy tale themed 7th Annual Ball! The ball brought in a ton of new guests and featured some of the prettiest layouts! Each room embodied a different genre, from a magnificent castle to a wild underwater scene!
In 2010, hosting responsibilities were passed between Valiae, xTrueBlissx, and Psycho Sabs due to real life complications and generally busy lives! The 8th Annual Ball was greek mythology themed! It featured a highly interactive plot with evil chaos goddess Eris going into rooms and messing with guests and NPCs.
In 2011, We had seven rooms to embody each of the sins and their virtue counterparts. In the 9th Annual Ball we had an interactive plot for guests to participate in, and lots of extravagant prizes! We of course got our own forum for the event again. And the whole event was hosted by our lovely Princess Angelishia.
Q) How can I help?
We work hard planning this event all year! We need plenty of roleplayers, artists, and other creative types! To help, join the planning guild. Be warned! The guild contains spoilers of the ball to come!
If you'd like to donate, please send all donations to our mule Annual Ball.♥