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RFL of InWorldz raises over one million izzies


RFL of InWorldz reached the one million izzies mark last week which is incredible news and this marks a big step forward in trying to find a cure for cancer. Well done to all those that donated izzies and helped out to reach one million izzies for InWorldz. Woooooooot!!!!!!

As many know already back in 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life reached the $2,000,000 milestone for the American Cancer Society. Every year a new record is being set with history being made in Second Life and InWorldz.

IW Team Totals so far

  • Team 1 General Account: Iz $359,677
  • Team 2 Fashion for Life: Iz $163,961
  • Team 3 Tiny Steps for a Cure: Iz $295,950
  • Team 4 Tri Group Team: Iz $30,711
  • Team 5 Roleplay for Life: Iz $179,693
  • Team 6 Tsuki Mura for Hope: Iz $75,139
  • Team 7 Dragons for Life: Iz $7,740
  • Total raised: Iz $1,112,871

More information can be found on the RFL of IW website.

InWorldz FrightFest 2014: Call for Volunteers


InWorldz will be hosting FrightFest 2014 on the InWorldz Event Sims starting on Friday 17th October through to Friday 31st October 2014 to celebrate Autumn and Halloween. FrightFest 2014 needs volunteers to make the event successful and this is a call out announcement.

Volunteer Roles:

  • Live Performers, DJs, Entertainers
  • Builders
  • Photographers
  • Artists for art exhibitions

To Apply 

  • Join the InWorldz Events Committee group > Open Group Notices > Open FrightFest is coming up to apply for a role!

Event Details:

As the summer breezes roll out and the Autumn winds roll in we begin our preparation for this year’s FrightFest 2014

The celebration of Autumn and Halloween on the InWorldz Event sims will begin on October 17th and run through Oct 31st.

We need volunteers for many areas. This year we will have a blend of light hearted fun, a variety of entertainment, spooky builds, and some thought provoking art installations. Below is the breakdown of the areas in which we need your assistance. We are working on a shorter time frame this year so we need to set a deadline of FRIDAY SEPT 26 to receive all your requests for spaces. While we may accept requests after this date we will not be able to guarantee a spot after this date. Requests will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

NOTE— All builds will need to be completed by Oct 15th for inspection and final resource approval/adjustments by Wolf Hartnell and EventsCoordinator InWorldz.

Event Team

  • Astoria Luminos – Entertainment Scheduling and Bookings manager
  • Mike Chase – Stage and Sound Manager
  • Nickola Martynov – Adult Community Build Lead
  • Nine Septillion – Builder for Storytelling area and Crypt interactive project
  • Nyx Breen – Builder of Special Project “Surprise build”
  • OldeSoul Eldemar – Tiny/Dinky Community Build Lead
  • Rhiannon McKenna – Art Installations Lead
  • Wolf Hartnell – Script, Landscaping, Resources Manger, Events Assistant

Ebbe Altberg joins the list of speakers for Expand NY 2014


Ebbe Altberg 

On Friday 7th to Saturday 8th November 2014 Engadget Expand NY 2014 will be taking place and Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab will be speaking at the event. I would imagine we will hear more about the next generation platform (SL2,0) that Linden Lab are working on and the latest updates on Second Life. Hopefully there will be a live stream to watch Ebbe speaking at Expand NY 2014 which would be most interesting.

Experience the Future of Technology

Engadget Expand is designed from the ground up for technology fans. The consumer event gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite technology and science luminaries on stage, talk directly with Engadget editors, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices at the show floor exhibition. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.

I hope to post more about this event during November 2014. Stay tuned for updates. :)

Home and Garden Expo 2014 Maps


Check out maps of the Home and Garden Expo 2014 happening now in Second Life. Enjoy!

Home and Garden Expo 2014 Master Map

H&E 2014

Regions now OPEN!

7th Annual Home & Garden Expo starts today


The 7th annual Home & Garden Expo starts today and runs through to the 28th September 2014. There are nine sims to explore featuring over 85 designers, design products and creator tools. This year’s Home & Garden Expo is supported by nine Platinum Sponsors and eight Gold Sponsors. During the 2014 RFL of SL season, $415,000.00 USD was raised. Incredible!

The grand display of Second Life’s Home & Garden creators benefiting Relay For Life!

Home Expo regions 2014

Home & Garden Expo regions 2014

About Home and Garden Expo

Home and Garden Expo (HGE) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

 

 

Registrations now open for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference


OpenSim Community Conference 2013

OpenSim Community Conference 2013

Great news to hear is that registrations are now open for the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference and tickets can be found here. Registration is a first come first served basis until the maximum number of tickets is reached. This year the conference will be live streamed via UStream for those that can’t get a ticket.

The 2014 OpenSimulator Conference will take place on 8th and 9th November 2014 on the OpenSimulator Conference Centre grid.

Keynote Speakers

  • Philip Rosedale – Talking about the opportunities to develop an open platform for virtual reality
  • Dr. Steve LaLalle –  Talking about ways to bring the Oculus Rift headset to the mass consumer market
  • See more Speakers here
OpenSim Community Conference 2013

OpenSim Community Conference 2013

About the OpenSimulator Community Conference

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.  Organized as a joint production by the Overte Foundation and AvaCon, Inc., the conference features two days of presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2014 features four themed tracks and a Learning Lab for hands on hackerspaces, speedbuilds, and more:

 

Former Joe Miller at Linden Lab recently passed away


Former Linden Lab executive Joe Miller (Joe Linden) passed away on 27th July 2014 after he lost the battle with cancer its been reported. Joe Miller was the VP of Platform and Technology Development from 2006 to 2010 at Linden Lab. Joe introduced 3D voice to Second Life back in 2007 and many remember his inworld visits as a friendly robot inworld.

Joe Linden

Joe Linden

The lab have posted a tribute blog post looking back at his life called Remembering Joe Miller.

Joe passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014 surrounded by his family and loved ones.  

This is a huge loss for Second Life and he will never be forgotten. My thoughts and condolences go to Joe’s family and friends at this very sad time. :(

Joe Linden Bear

Joe Linden Bear

RIP Joe Miller

http://www.josephbmilleriii.com/

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