Any progress on creating own events? I think that would be a really nice development.
We are working on it. Most likely the first two options will be:
a) user with a Twitter account (maybe other accounts) can just be a oracle on their own.
b) all events that are offered by realitykeys.com can be used for markets.
More details especially on a) soon.
Some technical details for the oracle standard here: http://forum.groupgnosis.com/t/oracle-standard/90