The Eighth Gaian Annual Ball began July 23, 2010, and was a Member Run Ball sponsored by Gaia HQ, made by users for users. It hosted by Annual Ball and II Hermes II. It took place in a created forum, the theme was Olympic Gods and the forum contained themed sticky threads.
- July 23: Join Gaia's 2010 User-Run Ball! 
Dust off your finest formalwear, Gaians: it's time for the 8th Annual User-Run Ball! Every year, industrious Gaians get together to put on a massive role-playing soiree, totally planned, funded and hosted by your fellow members.
2010's magnificent ball is starting right now! It's a great chance to get all gussied up and meet and mingle with thousands of attractive partygoers, plus get in on some games, contests and even some awesome prizes.