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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.
New details have been released from AvaCon about the 1st annual OpenSim Community Conference which will be held on 7th-8th September 2013. Apparently it will include keynote speakers, presentations and topic based panels. This conference is open to opensim developers, admins, users of all opensim grids. The conference will be free to attend and registration for the event will be free on a first come served basis.
The Overte Foundation and AvaCon are pleased to announce the first annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013, to take place on the OpenSimulator Conference Center grid on September 7 – 8, 2013. The OpenSimulator Community Conference will be a celebration of the platform and of the large and varied community using and creating it. It will feature two days of keynote speakers, presentations and panels on different topics, and an expo area to showcase community activities and projects.
The conference will be held in OpenSim and it’s expected there will be around 150-200 attendees during the conference. The conference will be live streamed on UStream which sounds good if you can’t attend inworld. Hypergrid will be enabled and there will be a chance to move between different opensim grids during social hours.
Tickets for the conference will be free during June 2013 and the aim is to reach 200 users in total. It’s a first come first served basis process and registrations open on 17th June 2013. Wooooot!!!!
Volunteers sign up here
Speakers sign up here!
Sponsors apply here!
This sounds very exciting indeed for OpenSim users and its going to be interesting learn more at the conference about OpenSim. A historical first and most likely if it goes to plan there will be many more in the near future.
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.
The World Goth Fair event for 2013 has just opened in Second Life to explore two regions. The event started on Wednesday 15th May and will last until Friday 31st May 2013. All money proceeds will help to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Apparently there will be two weeks of creepy, delicious and fun. There are over 75 SL merchants who are taking part in World Goth Fair 2013 and it’s really worth checking out the goth market. View my snapshots here of the World Goth Fair 2013.
The World Goth Fair is an annual Second Life event, officially sanctioned by the folks at World Goth Day to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The event runs from May 15th through the 31st and features a massive amount of vendors, musicians and two huge areas to explore.
When I arrived there were more than 40 avatars in the Port Seraphine region and not so many in the WaterWorks region. There is alot to see and do with low lag in the region which was good so far. The sims look amazing and they are really detailed everywhere you look. There is a radio stream playing goth related music. There are many booths around the outside which is worth a visit I think. Donations so far: L$1, 675 and it’s expected the number will rise much higher within the next two weeks.
World Goth Fair, Port Seraphine arrival area
World Goth Fair 2013 Map
New visitors arriving at the main point – ready to explore the two regions
Snapshot from the sky above of the World Goth Fair 2013
Walking down the path
Are you ready to explore this amazing event ?
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.
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 ?
The Raglan Shire ArtWallk 2013 is now open to everyone and the event lasts until 6pm SLT on 26th May 2013. This is the 8th Annual Raglan Shire ArtWalk and there’s over 100 artists this year. There is plenty of amazing artwork of SL and RL which is really worth seeing if you are into second life photography. Start exploring the art at the main welcome area of the raglan shire artwalk festival 2013 and enjoy!.
Raglan Shire ArtWalk 2013 display areas
Walk the amazing artwork at the festival
Click the board to teleport to key locations of the artwalk 2013!
This year has been very successful and more popular than previous years I think. Elizabeth posts a big Thank You post on the Fantasy Fair 2013 official blog. I personally enjoyed walking around the ten sims and seeing unbelievable builds.
There has been good blog coverage on Fantasy Fair 2013 and on other social networks. The sims were fully packed with people and everyone seemed to be very friendly to each other.
New records have been set and Fantasy Fair 2013 was stronger this year than in previous years. Elizabeth mentions the SL community coming together and breaking new records.
In the past ten days, we as a community have done what we never expected to do. One by one we blew through our goals. We broke records. We proved that even though economies may be struggling, commitment has never been stronger.
Elizabeth mentions the Fantasy Fair 2013 came within a half of a million lindens which amazing news.
We are within half a million lindens of being the most successful fund raising event to ever take place within a virtual world.
Fantasy Fair 2013 raised funds so far as of 1st May 2013
- Total: L$ 8, 783, 157
- Kiosk Total: L$ 15, 741
Fantasy Fair 2013 was the best so far in my experience and hopefully future events will break records in Second Life. Did you visit the Fantasy Fair 2013 and what are your views about the event this year ?
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.