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Today is media and bloggers day for Home and Garden Expo 2013 in Second Life which goes on for 24 hours starting from 12pm SLT today. Many SL bloggers including myself will be exploring the sims and taking many snapshots.
This year there are “100 exhibitors showcasing the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interiors products on 8 sims, 30 breedables exhibitors on 2 sims and 1 sim with a full entertainment schedule and market stalls”. The Home and Garden Expo helps to raise funds and awareness for RFL/American Cancer Society.
The 6th Annual Home & Garden Expo – May 24th thru June 2nd. The Expo features all areas of home and land decor in SL. Returning for its 2nd season visit the BREEDABLES FAIR, too! Both in support of Relay For Life!
Home and Garden Expo 2013 opens at 12pm SLT on Friday 24th May 2013.
Home & Garden Expo 2013 SLURLS
Home Expo 1: Sponsored By: Roawenwood
Home Expo 2: Sponsored By: Cheeky Pea
Home Expo 3: Sponsored By: Park Place Home Décor
Home Expo 4: Sponsored By: Stonewood Homes
Home Expo 5: Sponsored By: Galland Homes
Home Expo 6: Sponsored By: Prim Perfect Magazine
Home Expo 7: Sponsored By: PRIME
Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Home & Garden Market
Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Wonderful World of Meeroos
Breedables Fair 1
Breedables Fair 2
American Cancer Society
Sneak preview of Home and Garden Expo 2013
More snapshots will be posted on my SL Flickr stream and my SL web profile feed.
According to the SL10B Community Celebration Blog applications have now closed for the resident run event and now the process starts on sorting through all of the applications. Acceptance notifications will be sent out in the coming days so keep checking IMS/emails.
It’s good to know there is still large support and excitement for the 10th SL birthday this year. There are now 25 days until the grand opening of SL10B Community Celebration takes place. It’s almost here!!!
Number of applications received for SL10B
- Over 500 exhibitor applications
- Over 470 performer applications
- Over 350 volunteer applications
Upcoming Dates for SL10B
- Sims open to exhibitors on 26th May 2013 – plots have 269 prims this year!
- Grand Opening on 16th June 2013
- Second Life officially turns ten years old on 23rd June 2013
- Final day of performances on 23rd June 2013
- Sims close on 29th June 2013
- Builds returned on 1st July 2013
Photo Contest for SL10B
- Deadline for contest is 6th June 2013
- Enter the photo contest here
- SL10B Website: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
- SL10B Twitter page: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
- SL10B Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SL10B/561781090521311/
- SL10B Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/slcommunitycelebration/
- SL10B Google+
If you have any questions or concerns etc about the resident run SL10B Community Celebration, please visit the Staff page.
Bay City in Second Life will be celebrating it’s 5th anniversary today (Sunday 19th May 2013) which is going to be awesome. The whole SL community is welcome to attend because its a historical milestone for the Bay City community. You really don’t want to miss this one!
In May 2008 Linden Lab announced Bay City on the Second Life mainland and now the Bay City group is very large in group members. It’s worth celebrating all the Bay City milestones and events that have been hosted throughout the years.
Join us in a parade on Sunday, 19th May, starting from the bandshell in Bay City – Harwich and traveling down Route 66 and Park Place to the Bay City Fairgrounds at North Channel!
- Parade staging starts at 12pm SLT at Bay City – Harwich bandshell
- Parade starts at 12:30pm SLT
- Parade ends at North Channel between 1pm-1:20pm SLT
- Live music starts from 1:30pm
Parade route Map 2013
Come and celebrate 5 amazing years of Bay City in Second Life this afternoon.
A new press release has been released for next week’s Home & Garden Expo 2013 which is a Relay For Life fundraising event. The sims open at 12pm SLT on 24th May 2013 which is a event you should not miss. This year there are “100 exhibitors of the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interior design products in Second Life, plus an additional 30 creators from the ever popular breedables sector” which sounds awesome.
Home & Garden Expo 2013 Regions Map
Home & Garden Expo 2013 Logo
Full press release for Home & Garden Expo 2013
Home & Garden Expo 2013: Relay for Life
From 24th May 2013 12PM SLT to 2nd June
Sims open: 12PM SLT on May 24th
Are you ready for the biggest home and garden event of 2013?
Bringing together over 100 exhibitors of the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interior design products in Second Life, plus an additional 30 creators from the ever popular breedables sector in the second annual Breedables Fair, the Home & Garden Expo for Relay For Life 2013 is a fundraising event not to be missed.
The Expo is an annual highlight for those that love seeking out the latest home and garden products and combined with a full entertainment schedule, hunts, raffles and silent auctions plus items designed just for this event – you can be sure of finding stylish new products to give your home a fresh look.
This year’s Expo will feature 8 regions full of home products, 2 sims just for the breedables fair and 1 entertainment sim where you can take a break from shopping and party in style: there is going to be a lot to see and do at this year’s Expo!
Shopping in Second Life is always fun and each Expo exhibitor will be selling special new items for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society so you can shop and help cancer patients and their families in real life too.
The Home Expo and Breedables Fair crew hope you will enjoy visiting this year’s event and wish you a lot of fun exploring the sims and decorating your homes!
For full information and all the latest updates, please visit the Home and Garden Expo website:
Additional Information for SL Press and Media
*Further information on this Expo including SLurls will be released in the coming days.
*Please include the official Home & Garden Expo logo and webpage where possible in your posts to help us promote this event.
RFL of SL 2013 Event Chair: Nikki Mathieson
Home & Garden Expo Coordinator: Heavenly Villa
Media/PR: Persia Bravin
RFL of SL 2013 Event Chair, Nikki Mathieson says of the Expo: “With the influx of mesh designs there should be a lot of ‘new’ at the Expo this year. We have new builders who will be at the Expo for their first time. Lots of fabulous entertainment, an amazing Breedables Fair, the Raffle For Relay will be the biggest EVER and it’s all for a wonderful cause, Relay For Life and the fight against cancer. Each exhibit will feature items being sold especially for Relay and all proceeds from the Raffle and the Silent Auction goes to the American Cancer Society, too. It’s a perfect opportunity to spend some fun time raising money for a great cause. You can’t beat it!”
Home & Garden Expo Coordinator, Heavenly Villa adds: “This event is for a great cause, we have all been affected by cancer in some way, personally or family members or friends. The Home and Garden Expo is an exciting and significant event where home and garden designers get to showcase their best work to a large SL audience. They love the opportunity to come together for such a good event and to meet new people and chat with other builders.”
Sound be very interesting this year and hopefully there will be new records set this year.
A new press release has gone out about Relay For Life of Second Life Halfway There event 2013 which takes place this weekend. Starts on Friday 18th through to Saturday 19th May 2013 which is going to be very popular hopefully in Second LIfe.
Celebrating! Rejoicing! Cheering! Exulting!
On May 18 – 19, Relay For Life of Second Life will celebrate the 2013 Halfway There point in a Mad Hatter kind of way!! We invite you to join us for the Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 4pm SLT. The Planning Committee (Nikki, Dwen, Serina, and Sting) will be announcing the the Halfway There awards both for in-world and convio totals! In addition, we will have some music and will be rejoicing just how awesome the 2013 season has been so far!
In addition to our events, there will be team events all weekend as well utilizing the sim. Just in case you can’t be there in person, T1 Radio will be broadcasting for us.
More details on the schedule will be published in the coming days… but for now… stay curiouser and curiouser and be ready to celebrate where we are, and be ready to stay strong to finish this season! We look forward to seeing you there!
Sounds very exciting and its time to celebrate the season so far.
Today Saffia and Elrik talked with Linden Lab about the latest developments in Second Life. This week was all about Server Side Baking and Materials on the Designing Worlds Show. The show was recorded (39 minutes & 11 seconds) and now the replay has been uploaded on YouTube to watch again if you missed the show.
Watch Brooke, Oz, Troy and Nyx Linden talk about Server Side Baking and Materials!
Details about this show
This episode, broadcast on May 13, 2013, Saffia and Elrik discuss the latest developments in Second Life technology – Server Side Baking and Materials – with the teams from Linden Lab who have been developing and implementing these new features: innovations that promise to significantly improve the quality of the experience in-world.
There is now 7 days left to apply for SL10B Community Celebration before applications closes on Monday 20th May 2013. So far there have been hundreds of applications for SL10B Community Celebration and many more are needed during the next week. There will be 20 sims for SL10B which will be full of exhibitions, art builds, events and information.
Roles that are still needed:
- Art builds
- Language speakers
- Hosts for the auditorium
Important Dates upcoming for SL10B Community Celebration!
|May 27||Sims open to builders|
|June 16||Grand Opening|
|June 23||Official Birthday|
|June 23||Final day of performances|
|June 29||Sims close to the public|
|July 1||All builds to be dismantled – sims go offline|
Will you volunteer for SL10B Community Celebration ?
There was a big announcement on the Kitely Blog today about the new Kitely Market which is now open to Merchants which is really good news to hear. This is a major milestone for the Kitely team and it’s the first phase of many still yet to happen. Kitely Merchants can now create a store and add products to the store. It’s not open to Kitely buyers yet but it will become available sometime within the next few months or so. Stay tuned for that!
We achieved a major milestone today with the completion of the first phase of the Kitely Market! Merchants can now create their stores, and we are offering a limited time promotion which can save you money and increase your sales with free advertising.
Currently the Kitely Market is not open to the public and its only limited to Kitely Merchants. This allows time to get ready for the main launch in June/July 2013. Very exciting!
First preview of Kitely Market
- Learn more – documention page with full official information
- Create Store – login details needed to create stores
- Link: http://www.kitely.com/market
There is a limited time promotion which is worth doing if you are interested in joining the Kitely Market.
Limited Time Promotion
Normally there’s a fee of 100 KC to add a product to the Kitely Market, and 25 KC to add a variation. However, we are offering a limited-time promotion to encourage merchants to add products now, so that they’ll be ready once the Kitely Market opens for buyers.
The promotion includes the following benefits:
- Add 20 products to your store for FREE (no listing fees).
- If your first 20 product listings adhere to our guidelines then you may request to be allowed to add an unlimited number of products to your store for free. The link that allows sending this request appears once you have added 20 products to your store.
- If you create at least 100 product listings that adhere to our guidelines then you’ll be considered for Featured Merchant status. Featured Merchants will be featured for free on the Kitely Market homepage, and they’ll get free in-world shops in the official Kitely Plaza.
The free listings promotion will expire once the market is open to buyers. However, Featured Merchant benefits will last for an entire year after the market opens for business.
See the Kitely Market Fees page for a complete list of fees, and additional details about this promotion.
Please note that there are no fees for uploading content in Kitely: only for listing products. Furthermore, if you don’t have a world of your own where you can create your products then you can use the free Kitely Merchants Sandbox.
Great progress is being made and hopefully there will be alot of people creating stores on the Kitely Market to make it very successful for years to come.
This month there are many big SL Relay For Life events happening in Second Life during May 2013. Recently the Fantasy Faire finished in Second Life raised over 9,000,000 Lindens to help the American Cancer Society which is a new event record. Overall Relay For Life in Second Life have so far raised over $2,000,000.000 Lindens during the past 7 years which is fantastic and really worth celebrating.
There are many RFL events to look forward to between now and the end of the RFL season in August 2013.
Upcoming May 2013 RFL Events
- Halfway There Fair > 18th to 19th May 2013
- Paint SL Purple > 19th to 25th May 2013
- 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society > 21st to 22nd May 2013
- 6th Annual Second Life Home / Garden Expo > 24th May to 2nd June 2013
- Breedables Fair > 24th May to 2nd June 2013
Which RFL SL events will you be going to this month/year ?
2013 Relay For Life season started in March 2013 and will last until August 2013.
This year marks the 9th year of Relay For Life of Second Life and the relay weekend on the main grid starts on Saturday 13th July through to Sunday 14th July 2013. The theme this year is Celebrating 100 years of Hope. There will be Wrap Up Party in August 2013 to end the RFL 2013 season.
- Check out the Relay For Life of Second Life SL wiki page for event details and historical RFL events.
- The main SL RFL website is worth visiting for the latest totals and teams.
New dates have been published for InWorldz 2nd season of Relay For Life for 2013.
- IW Kickoff – 24th August 2013
- IW Halfway Events – 28th September 2013
- IW Relay Weekend – 2nd November 2013
A lot of events to look forward to and hopefully more new RFL event records being set in Second Life/InWorldz. Wooooot!!!!
The well known Bay City in Second Life will be celebrating a big milestone of five years in Second Life during May 2013. There will be the annual parade down route 66 and music concert at Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel to make this special 5th anniversary. The 5th Bay City anniversary starts from 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th May 2013 and everyone is welcome to attend. Wooooot!!!
Bay City Fifth Anniversary Poster
BAY CITY MAP 2013 – snapshot taken at 3:16pm SLT on 7th May 2013
PRESS RELEASE: View the press release for Bay City 5th anniversary celebrations:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bay City Alliance
BAY CITY AT FIVE
Bay City Celebrated its Fifth Year
BAY CITY, SL (6nd May, 2013) – In May of 2008 the Linden Department of Public Works unveiled its first project, the themed city area on the Second Life™ Mainland known as Bay City. Now, as Bay City turns five, its community invites everyone to join us in celebrating this milestone.
Anniversary celebrations will kick off around noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 19th of May, with a parade lineup at the bandshell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will make its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, concluding at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.
A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds, featuring Christov Kohnke, CelticMaidenWarrior Lancaster, and RoseDrop Rust, and including GoSpeed Racer of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event.
All Residents of the Second Life grid are encouraged to participate. Celebration goods are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region, for those who wish to be a part of the parade, and able viewing area is provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend.
Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life™ and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.
For more information, contact: Marianne McCann
BAY CITY GROUP SNAPSHOT 2013
Will you be attending the big 5th anniversary of Bay City in Second Life ?
Mark these upcoming exciting SL events for May 2013 on your calendars/notepads. I’m always interested to find out about new SL events happening in Second Life. New events will be added to the list when I find out about them.
Check out the Event listings for May 2013:
- The Garden – Last day is 10th May 2013
- Raglan Shire 8th ArtWalk – 5th May to 26th May 2013
- The 100 Block: A Full Sim Block Party – 10th May 2013
- World Goth Fair 2013 – 15th May to 31st May 2013
- Bay City Fifth Anniversary – 19th May 2013 (more details soon)
- 6th Home & Garden Expo – 24th May to 2nd June 2013
- Tribute City Fashion Week 2013 – 31st May to 9th June 2013
- Also check the Featured Events on SL Destination Guide
Know of any other SL events happening in May 2013? Comment below!
Check out this new press release for Tribute City Fashion Week 2013 which is being held in Second Life from 31st May through to 9th June 2013. The fashion week will include amazing modern, spring, summer creations and much more. Sounds like its going to be fun and exciting this year. See announcement below!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tribute City Fashion Week 2013
Tribute City and L’Amour Management are pleased to announce Tribute City Fashion Week! The event will show off the best spring and summer fashions from some of your favorite designers in Second Life! The theme for the show is “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.
This show will feature and showcase designers who will present their modern, spring, and summer creations and accessories. In addition to the show, other festivities will include both a kick off and closing event and other entertainment.
Designers currently scheduled to present at the show include Allure, Evolve, Faboo, Flowerdreams, K-Code, Poposity, Shey, Syl’s, and Xen’s Hats.
Designers will be in Tribute City, from May 31, 2013 to June 9, 2013, to present their modern, spring, and summer creations.
L’Amour Management is owned and operated by Ava Jhamin. Ms. Jahmin has vast knowledge not only as model, but also Model Coordinator, Producer, and Director. Tribute City is a very busy shopping and entertainment sim in Second Life. The sim has an Italian influence and boasts 5 club venues, various shops, and monthly events and contests. Tribute City is owned and operated by Jessii2009 Warrhol.
For more information about this event, please contact either Ava Jhamin or Jessii2009 Warrhol in Second Life.