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Schedule


Here's what happened and when: (mostly)


August 24th - August 25th All times Eastern Daylight Time



Open Hangout: Questions and discussion is open to the entire hangout at most or all times
Semi-Open Hangout: For performances, demos, and lectures. Questions will be taken from the hangout on a limited basis. Please remain muted until indicated.
Closed Hangout: People can join the hangout, but questions will not be taken. Please remain muted at all times.

TimeSegmentDescriptionGuest(s)
12:00Welcome
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Rustic Dragon & co. welcome you to The Hearth of Britannia Telethon of the Avatar, introduce the event, and get the party started.
12:15Guessing Game
Winners Announcment
(Closed Hangout)
Congratulations to all the winners who played the Guessing Game leading up to the event. Here's where you'll find out what you've won!
12:30Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
Join us as we welcome back Portalarium's Scott "Lum the Mad" Jennings for his second visit to The Hearth!Lum the Mad
13:00Tier I Prize DrawingLum the Mad
13:05Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
Join us as we welcome back Portalarium's Scott "Lum the Mad" Jennings for his second visit to The Hearth!Lum the Mad
13:30Ultima Trivia
(Open Hangout)
Join us in the hangout as Rustic Dragon tests your Ultima knowledge! More info...
14:00Tier I Prize Drawing
14:05Baking Bread
Round I Part I
(Semi-Open Hangout)
What's more Ultima than baking bread? Gather your ingredients and join Rustic Dragon as we bake bread together! More info...You!
14:40Treasures from the
Origin Museum
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Delve into the rich and complex history of Origin Systems with the O.M. curator Joe Garrity, as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of the awesome items in the Museum's collection. More info...Joe Garrity
15:00Tier I and II Prize Drawings
15:05Music Conservatory
Round I
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Come and share your musical talent! Play an instrument or use your voice, as long as it's Ultima related, it's welcome. Click to sign up for a slot or for more info...You!
16:00Tier I Prize Drawing
16:05Baking Bread
Round I Part II
(Semi-Open Hangout)
The bread has risen, now it's time to shape the loaf and prepare it for a second rising. More info...You!
16:30Dragonly Discussion
Open Hangout
Come share your Ultima story. Why do you play? Why do you love it?You!
17:00Tier I Prize Drawing
17:05Baking Bread
Round I Part III
(Semi-Open Hangout)
I hope your ovens are pre-heated to 350° F Because it's time to bake! More info...You!
17:15Special Guest
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Join us as we welcome Stephen Emond, author of Ultima: The Ultimate Collector's Guide to talk about his book and share fun stories and photos with us.Stephen Emond
17:55Baking Bread
Round I Part IV
(Semi-Open Hangout)
The bread should be done! Let's check it and if it's ready, put it on the table! More info...You!
18:00Tier I, II, and III Prize Drawings

TimeSegmentDescriptionGuest(s)
18:05Pen of the Hearth
Round I
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Join Rustic Dragon and David Peters as we design The Hearth of Britannia together! We will be supported by Stephen Daniele, Lead Concept Artist for Shroud of the Avatar and host of the original Pen of the Avatar, from which Pen of the Hearth is inspired. More info...Stephen Daniele
19:00Tier I Prize Drawing
19:05Introduction to the Weyrmount
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Did you know that there's an entire world for Ultima Dragons that many of us don't even know about? Come learn how to meet and interact with veteran fans in a classic way. More info...Sorceress Dragon
19:30Fanfiction Spotlight
Round I
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Have you ever written anything Ultima or SotA related? Come share it! Click to sign up for a time slot or to get more info...You!
20:00Tier I Prize Drawing
20:05Special Guest
(Closed Hangout)
Tune in as The Hearth welcomes the man behind it all, Richard Garriott!Lord British
20:30Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
If you've ever dreamed of asking Lord British a question, now's your chance We'll be cyling people through the hangout as much as possible to give people a chance to speak with our guest.Lord British
21:00Tier I and II Prize DrawingsLord British
21:05Special Guests
(Open Hangout)
Tune in as Portlarium's Geoff Mellon, SotA 3D Artist Extraordinaire, pays a return visit to The Hearth of Britannia and joins Richard Garriott for what should be a great chat.Lord British
Geoff Mellon
21:30Special Guests
(Open Hangout)
If you've ever dreamed of asking Lord British a question, now's your chance We'll be cyling people through the hangout as much as possible to give people a chance to speak with our guest. This slot may be replaced with an activity we can all participate inLord British
Geoff Mellon
22:00Tier I Prize DrawingLord British
22:05The Dark Unknown
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Goldenflame Dragonís browser-based RPG in the style of Ultima V which is a spiritual prequel to Ultima I. More info...Lord British
Adam Burr
22:30Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
If you've ever dreamed of asking Lord British a question, now's your chance We'll be cyling people through the hangout as much as possible to give people a chance to speak with our guest. This slot may be replaced with an activity we can all participate inLord British
23:00Tier I Prize DrawingLord British
23:05Treasures from the
Origin Museum
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Delve into the rich and complex history of Origin Systems with the O.M. curator Joe Garrity, as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of the awesome items in the Museum's collection. More info...Lord British
Joe Garrity
23:30Heroes of the Hearth /
Special Announcment
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Come listen as Rustic Dragon explains who exactly The Hearth of Britannia is and makes a special disclosure to Lord British.Lord British
0:00Tier I, II, III, and IV Prize DrawingsLord British

TimeSegmentDescriptionGuest(s)
0:05Lord British Comes Goes
(Semi-Open Hangout)
The Space Bards will be playing Lord British out and talking about their music.Space Bards
0:30Ultima Trivia
(Open Hangout)
Join us in the hangout as Rustic Dragon tests your Ultima knowledge! More info...
1:00Tier I Prize Drawing
1:05Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
Help us welcome William Edward Kirkman III, Game Designer and World Builder at Portalarium.Bill Kirkman
2:00Tier I Prize Drawing
2:05Fanfiction Spotlight
Round II
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Have you ever written anything Ultima or SotA related? Come share it! Click to sign up for a time slot or to get more info...You!
2:30Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
Please help us welcome Portalarium's Community Manager, Firelotus, as she makes her first visit to the Hearth of Britannia!Firelotus
3:00Tier I and II Prize Drawings
3:05Pen of the Hearth
Round II
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Join Rustic Dragon and David Peters as we design The Hearth of Britannia together! More info...
4:00Tier I Prize Drawing
4:05Baking Bread Round II Part I
(Semi-Open Hangout)
What's more Ultima than baking bread? Gather your ingredients and join Rustic Dragon as we bake bread together! More info...You!
4:40Special Guest
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Stephen Emond, author of Ultima: The Ultimate Collector's Guide, returns to share with us some of the nifty items he discovered during his research for his follow-up book, Ultima Online: The Ultimate Collector's Guide.Stephen Emond
5:00Tier I Prize Drawing
5:05Music Conservatory
Round II
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Come and share your musical talent! Play an instrument or use your voice, as long as it's Ultima related, it's welcome. Click to sign up for a slot or for more info...You!
5:30Treasures from the
Origin Museum
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Delve into the rich and complex history of Origin Systems with the O.M. curator Joe Garrity, as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of the awesome items in the Museum's collection. More info...Joe Garrity

TimeSegmentDescriptionGuest(s)
6:00Tier I, II, and III Prize Drawings
6:05Baking Bread Round II Part II
(Semi-Open Hangout)
The bread has risen, now it's time to shape the loaf and prepare it for a second rising. More info...You!
6:30Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
The Hearth of Britannia warmly welcomes Chris Spears for his inaugural visit to The Hearth. Chris is the Technical Director at Portalarium and is responsible for all things systems design as well as tackling Producer responsibilities.Chris Spears
7:00Tier I Prize DrawingChris Spears
7:05Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
Continuing our chat with Chris Spears This slot may be replaced with an activity we can all participate inChris Spears
7:25Baking Bread
Round II Part III
(Semi-Open Hangout)
The bread has risen twice, now it's time to put it in the oven. More info...You!
Chris Spears
7:30Special Guest
(Open Hangout)
Now that the bread's safely in the oven, let's continue our chat with Chris Spears This slot may be replaced with an activity we can all participate inYou!
Chris Spears
8:00Tier I Prize Drawing
8:05TBDTBD
8:15Baking Bread
Round II Part IV
(Semi-Open Hangout)
The bread should be done! Let's check it and if it's ready, put it on the table! More info...You!
8:30TBDTBD
9:00Tier I and II Prize Drawings
9:05TBDTBD
9:30TBDTBD
10:00Tier I Prize Drawing
10:05TBDTBD
10:30TBDTBD
11:00Tier I Prize Drawing
11:05Treasures from the
Origin Museum
(Semi-Open Hangout)
Delve into the rich and complex history of Origin Systems with the O.M. curator Joe Garrity, as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of the awesome items in the Museum's collection. More info...Joe Garrity
11:30Tier I, II, III, IV, and V Prize Drawings
11:45Closing Toasts
(Open Hangout)
As with all the Hearth of Britannia Dragonsmeets, we'll end this event with closing toasts. Everyone watching, grab the nearest mug and raise it while everyI in the hangout toasts whatever is on their mind. Cheers!You!

Open Hangout: Questions and discussion is open to the entire hangout at most or all times
Semi-Open Hangout: For performances, demos, and lectures. Questions will be taken from the hangout on a limited basis. Please remain muted until indicated.
Closed Hangout: People can join the hangout, but questions will not be taken. Please remain muted at all times.



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