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RFL of SL 2014: Relay Weekend stats


RFL 2014 regions

RFL 2014 regions

The closing stages are now underway of RFL of SL Relay Weekend 2014 and here are the final counts for this weekend. In 10 years of Relay in Second Life 11,594 avatars have walked 215, 366, 720 meters.  These are incredible numbers and it’s really worth celebrating this major success. It’s been a great weekend and it’s been one of the best yet. The regions have been full and it’s fantastic to see there is huge support for Relay Weekend in Second Life.

Wrap Up Party

It’s been confirmed that the annual Wrap Up Party event for RFL of SL 2014 season will be held on Sunday 31st August 2014. More updates in the coming weeks!

New Record

Relay For Life of Second Life 2014 broke the fundraising record with the current total being $406,104 so far.

Updated 2014 Stats

  • Avatars: 1, 365
  • Laps: 2, 672
  • Distance: 23, 653, 977 meters
  • Minutes: 133, 600
  • Course Length: 8, 853 meters

More interesting stats thanks to Dwen Dooley

  • Over 3000 people in the rosters on over 190 teams
  • 400 separate donations on the convio
  • Rezzed 9000 regular kiosks. Rezzed 13000 vendors. In the vendors there were 24000 products.
  • 280 random riot vendors, 1100 raffles, and sold 16800 raffle tickets.
  • Rezzed 26249 fundraising tools in total, and that does not include the luiminaria. 5200 luminaria lit on this track.
  • Since Wrap Up last August 2013 there have been 150,000 donations to RFL of SL fundraising tools
  • Rezzed 400 gotya vendors 
  • Dual team kiosks -  2059 of them
  • 623,000 lindens in dual team kiosks

Historical Stats for Relay for Life of Second Life

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

More snapshot of Relay Weekend 2014 can be found on my SL Flickr stream.

RFL of SL 2014: Relay Weekend – Ceremonies Schedule, Music Schedule and Event Laps Schedule with Themes


Ceremonies Schedule

Saturday 19th July 2014

  • Opening Ceremony10 am SLT – The fun-filled weekend begins! Join us at the Ceremonies Stage on the 4 Activities regions. If full, the ceremony will be broadcast in every region along the track!
  • CELEBRATE11 am SLT – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the CELEBRATE ceremony – the honor walk for Survivors and Caregivers. Please line the track and help our Survivors celebrate their victory over cancer, and to recognize the Caregivers that have given care to cancer patients. This lap and time is reserved expressly for these heroes.
  • REMEMBER9pm SLT – the Luminaria Ceremony – a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer, who are still battling it, or who have fought it in the past; As the sims darken, the luminaria bags that line the track glow to remind us all to remember. All are invited to participate in this lap but we ask that you please walk the track in silence.

Sunday 20th July 2014

  • FIGHT BACK6am SLT- Pick up your specially made FIGHT BACK ARMY CAP and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Stations, and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year -your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet. Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.
  • Closing Ceremony10am SLT - Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive. This Ceremony takes place at the center state in the Activities Regions but will also be broadcast throughout all of the sims.

Stage Entry SLURLS

Music Schedule

Saturday 19th July 2014

2PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Lightening Productions – Shinedown Tribute Band – STAGE 3

3PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Mer of Avilion – WATER – STAGE 3

4PM Lycen – DJ – STAGE 1
Eliz Watanabe – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

5PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Scarletta Roux – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

6PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Duncan Bagley – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

7PM DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Grace Loudon – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

8pm DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Lycen – LIVE – STAGE 2
Catalysis – STAGE 3

9PM LUMINARIA CEREMONY

10PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

11PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

12AM (Dia) Diaphoni Galicia – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

Sunday 20th July 2014

1AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

2AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

3AM Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

4AM Holocluck Henly – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

6AM FIGHT BACK CEREMONY

7AM (Bells) Belladonna Ravinelli – STAGE 1
Grace McDunnough – STAGE 2

8AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1

9AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1
Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 2

Event Laps Schedule with Themes!

10am – Opening Ceremony
11am – CELEBRATE – Survivor/Caregiver Lap
12:30pm – Teams on the Track

….And the Themed Laps Begin!
2pm – CRAZY HAT – wear the craziest hat you can find!
3pm – CARTOON CHARACTER/ANIME – become that cartoon character of your dreams!
4pm – BLACK AND WHITE – wear only black and white during this lap!
5pm – SCIFI/FANTASY – represent the Sci-Fi or Fantasy character that you wish to be!
6pm – PIRATES – arrgghhh mateys, pull out your eye patches, pirate hats, scarves and more!
7pm – BALD IS BEAUTIFUL – and so it is… let’s honor those that have gone bald for the cause or due to treatment and remove that hair!
8pm – PURPLE! – what is our favorite color? Yep! You got it…Purple from head to toe!

9pm – REMEMBER – this is our Luminaria Ceremony Lap, a time to remember those that are no longer among us. We darken the regions, and walk quietly with glow of the luminarias to guide our way as we listen to the Luminaria Ceremony Dedications

10pm – MOST COLORFUL – how many colors can you wear?!?
11pm – 10TH ANNIVERSARY – ONE TEAM! Listen to the Planning Committee as they entertain us through the hour!
12AM/Midnight – PJ PARTY – put your jammies on … but DO NOT go to bed!

JULY 20th – RELAY CONTINUES
1am – HOPPY BALL BOUNCE WITH US – let’s bounce bounce bounce around the track! Find your hoppy balls in the Relay Info Stations!
2am – SIXTIES (60’s) – it’s groovy dude! Tie-dye and mini-skirts! Peace baby!
3am – BEACH PARTY – beach party beach party there on the track… but be sure to wear sunscreen!
4am – KIDS and CHILDREN – dress up as a kid, become a toddleedoo, shrink your avi… let’s play!
5am – HEROES EVERY DAY AND SUPER – we all have those we consider heroes…who is yours? Superman, parents, doctors, Batman, WonderWoman, etc!

6am – FIGHT BACK – it’s time to make that pledge…what will YOU do to fight back against CANCER? Listen in to the special ceremony!

7am – INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATE YOUR NATION! – wave your flag, dress up in your colors, show us your costumes!
8am – COFFEE AND DONUTS IT’S BREAKFAST TIME! – good morning… we all need that shot of caffeine to keep us on the track…just a bit longer!
9am – FORMAL HOUR – time to put on your finest gowns and suits and walk the track in those dress shoes.. we are almost there!

10am – CLOSING CEREMONY – head over to the Activities Regions and tune in to the stream!

11am – VICTORY LAP – It is time to walk the track once more… meet the Relay Committee… Celebrate YOUR Relay!

12:30pm – RAFFLE DRAWS – be sure to buy your tickets before this time!

1pm – SILENT AUCTIONs end – did you place the winning bid?

Continue to walk the track, visit the campsites, the designer builds, the mega event campsites, the museum, etc.

 

RFL of SL 2014: Relay Weekend opens today at 10am SLT


Ten years of Relay Weekend

Ten years of Relay Weekend

The tenth annual Relay Weekend in Second Life opens to the public at 10am SLT today over at the 40+ “RFL” regions. Relay Weekend takes place from Saturday 19th July to Sunday 30th July 2014.

It’s the largest fundraising event in the virtual worlds. This is the 40+ sim event that features all of our teams, as we walk together for 24 hours around the track. Cancer never sleeps…and so for one night each year, we refuse to sleep, to show our commitment to the fight against cancer.

Great work so far

So far this year the RFL of SL volunteers, builders and the main organises of the event have worked so hard to fund raise and support RFL of SL. Good luck to all those taking part in this year’s annual Relay Weekend and lets hope new records will be broken.

RFL of SL 2014 Welcome Center

RFL of SL 2014 Welcome Center

New 2014 Media Partners 

This year there are new media partners who have teamed up with Relay For Life of Second Life and who will help to broadcast the Relay message across the grid. Great news!

  • T1 Radio and Aview
  • The Gorean Whip
  • SL Live Radio
  • The Best of SL Magazine
  • Krypton Radio
Welcome Center with the Relay track up ahead

Welcome Center with the Relay track up ahead

Music Schedule

July 19th, 2014

2PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Lightening Productions – Shinedown Tribute Band – STAGE 3

3PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Mer of Avilion – WATER – STAGE 3

4PM Lycen – DJ – STAGE 1
Eliz Watanabe – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

5PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Scarletta Roux – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

6PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Duncan Bagley – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

7PM DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Grace Loudon – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

8pm DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Lycen – LIVE – STAGE 2
Catalysis – STAGE 3

9PM LUMINARIA CEREMONY

10PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

11PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

12AM (Dia) Diaphoni Galicia – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

July 20th, 2014

1AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

2AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

3AM Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

4AM Holocluck Henly – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

6AM FIGHT BACK CEREMONY

7AM (Bells) Belladonna Ravinelli – STAGE 1
Grace McDunnough – STAGE 2

8AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1

9AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1
Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 2

Let’s RELAY!

Paradise Lost second season beginning 2nd August 2014


Paradise Lost returning soon for season 2

It’s been confirmed by Canary Beck that Paradise Lost will return for a second season beginning 2nd August 2014. Tickets are now available at the Basilique Box Office Marketplace for Saturday/Sunday performances between August 2014 and October 2014.

Season 1 was very successful with huge demand for every performance. It was so popular it was even featured on The Drax Files Episode 18: Paradise Lost episode. Check out the wonderful Paradise Lost immersive theatre production inworld today. Visit SLURL!

Tickets for season 2 cost L$1, 000 for each performance and please note that only 40 audience members are allowed per performance. The performance features 43 characters, took over 1, 000 hours of development and a huge budge of more than L$250, 000 to produce.

Back by popular demand after a sold out first season: The most popularly acclaimed theatre event in Second Life!

Get ready to be amazed by what immersive theatre in Second Life can look and feel like. Prepare to be emotionally moved, blown away, and completely immersed in the epic, classic story about love, lust, temptation, loss, revenge, sacrifice and redemption.

Be electrified by the beauty of breathtaking sets and sensual choreography. Feel the spine tingling sounds of one the world’s most memorable pieces of music. Be astonished by the magic made possible within Second Life.

This is a totally unique event and you have never seen anything like this before. Ever.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to watch season 2 of Paradise Lost starting next month. Book Today and invite your friends to experience the fantastic performance.

 

OSGrid hits 100, 000 registered total users milestone


OSGrid hits 100, 000

OSgrid hits 100, 000 total users milestone

Great news for OSgrid today, the grid reached a new milestone of 100, 000 total registered users. OSgrid is the 2nd OpenSim grid to reach the 100, 000 total user’s milestone. This is a great day for the OSgrid community and for the founders too. Wooot!!!

OSgrid is the second largest grids by land size and it’s one of the oldest OpenSim grids today that’s still active. OSgrid will be celebrating it’s 7th birthday on 26th-27th July 2014. I’ll be blogging and sharing snapshots during the birthday weekend. Stay tuned for that.

See here for my previous OSgrid blog coverage.

Two weeks to go until Relay For Life of Second Life Weekend 2014


RFL of Second Life 2014

RFL of SL logo for 2014

There are now two weeks left until Relay For Life of Second Life weekend kicks off and this year marks its big tenth anniversary. All funds go to the American Cancer Society to help fight against cancer. The theme for 2014 is A Journey of Promise and there will be more than 40 sims to explore this year. For updated news join Relay For Life Volunteers group in Second Life for free

In 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life reached a new milestone of having raised $2,000,000 since 2004 for the American Cancer Society. Over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life. If you haven’t registered for a campsite for relay weekend, now is your chance to register your interest. :)

RFL of SL 2014 Event Details

  • Opening Ceremony – 10am SLT on Saturday 19th July 2014
  • Relay Weekend runs for 24 hours
  • Closes on Sunday 20th July 2014

First preview of the 2014 RFL of SL Regions

RFL of SL 2014 sims

RFL of SL 2014 sims

More Information

More updates in the coming weeks on Relay Weekend, stay tuned for that. :)

Final goodbye to SL11B


Final goodbye to SL11B

Final goodbye to SL11B

Today is the last day for public viewing for the SL11B regions before the sims go offline next week. The breakdown of the sims will start from Sunday 6th July 2014 until mid next week. I decided to take one last trip to the sims this morning to take some snapshots of some interesting SL11B exhibits for the final time. See my SL11B blog coverage here and my SL11B snapshots.

For those that are interested in staying updated on future Second Life birthdays, join the new group called SLB Community Celebration. This group will be the new place for all SLB info and announcements. SL11B was a huge success from start to end with good coverage this year. The SL12B countdown has now started and planning for that will start in early 2015.

Remaining SL11B Timeline

  • SL11B sims remain open until 6pm SLT today on Saturday 5th July 2014
  • SL11B Takedown: July 6, 2014 at 12:00 am SLT – July 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm SLT
  • SL11B Sims Taken Offline July 9, 2014

My last snapshots from SL11B

Raglan Shire

Raglan Shire at SL11B

SL11B Free Gifts

SL11B Free Gifts

KittyCatS! at SL11B

KittyCatS! at SL11B

London City at SL11B

London City at SL11B

The Domino Theory at SL11B

The Domino Theory at SL11B

 

Phoenix Wave Team at SL11B

Phoenix Wave Team at SL11B

Goodbye to SL11B

Goodbye to SL11B

What are your thoughts on SL11B and what would you like to see happen for SL12B ? 

 

 

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