Category Archives: SL Events

Haunted locations to visit in Second Life in 2014


Check out the Haunted attractions on the Second Life Destination Guide with over 80 locations to visit full of ghosts, scary surprises, zombies, goblins, screaming and much more. For Halloween shopping, check out the Second Life Marketplace listings.

On 31st October 2014 marks my 8th rezday in Second Life and this year i’m holiday in real life. I hope to celebrate during early November 2014. :)

Bay City Halloween Hay Maze

 

Spread the word and have fun during this Halloween season in Second Life. :)

First Ever Strides Walk 2014 Press Release


First Ever Strides Walk 2014 Press Poster

First Ever Strides Walk 2014 Press Poster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1ST ANNUAL MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER ACROSS SECOND LIFE STRIDES WALK

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/184/248/23

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 9 am slt, the very first Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Second Life.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is an annual event that place in honor of breast cancer awareness and fundraising in October of each year. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the official breast cancer charity of the American Cancer Society.

Second Life residents will make strides together to promote breast cancer awareness and to honor breast cancer survivors and caregivers. Stride Walk will kick off at 9 am slt with a special T1 Radio Warm Up Show and will feature 9 hours of themed laps, live djs and performances, and fun! The day will wrap up with a special Pink Power Time Machine Special event with Trader1 Whiplash from 5pm to 7pm slt. Below is a complete schedule of events with hourly themes:

Schedule of Events:

  • 9 am to 10 am SLT– T1 Radio
  • 10am to 11 am SLT – Opening Ceremony
  • 11 to 12pm SLT – T1 Radio – Survivor & Caregiver Hour (Survivors and caregivers are why we make strides! Help us honor these very special people)
  • 12 pm to 1pm SLT – Boot It Up Hour (wear your favorite boots as you walk around the Stride’s path)
  • 1pm to 2pm SLT – International Spirit Hour (Wave your country’s flag as you walk around the Stride’s path)
    2pm to 3pm SLT – Hat’s Aplenty Hour (Show off your favorite hat during this hour)
  • 3pm to 4pm SLT – Let’s Get Hopping Hour (Grab one of our hoppers and hop around the path)
  • 4pm to 5pm SLT – Remembrance Ceremony (Remember your loved ones that you have lost to breast cancer during this special hour)
  • 5pm to 7pm SLT – Time Machine Special (We are going back to the 1960’s with DJ Trader1 Whiplash)

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For more information:

BURN2 main landmarks to visit 2014


BURN2 2014 is open until 26th October in Second Life and here are some of the most popular landmarks to visit when exploring the six regions. Click the blue links to teleport to the selected destinations below via SLURL and enjoy! :)

BURN2 2014 Map

BURN2 2014 Map

Greeters Road

Burn2 2014

Welcome to Burn2 2014

The Man

The Man

The Man

The Temple 

The Temple

The Temple

The Lamplighter Village

The Lamplighter Village

The Lamplighter Village

LIVE STAGE / Temple Stage

Live Stage

Live Stage

DJ STAGE / Man Stage

DJ Stage

DJ Stage

The Casbah Stage

The Casbah Stage

The Casbah Stage

Ranger Outpost

Ranger Outpost

Ranger Outpost

And there is so much more to explore on the playa this year! :D

BOOFest 2014 Press Release


Boo Fest 2014

BOOFest 2014

Issued: October 15, 2014
PRESS RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACTS
Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library/StoryFest Events
thedede@comcast.net

BOOFest Celebrates Four Years of Scary Stories Benefiting Worthy Causes

Lavender Field, Second Life – A partnership which began with a single story-based weekend in March 2011 has blossomed into a series popular annual events, including this weekend’s BOOFest – a celebration of stories told around a blazing autumnal fire featuring a gathering of virtual story presenters at their spooky and scary best Sunday, October 19 from 10am to 3:30pm, SLT. All the performers are volunteers and the sessions are free to all Second Life residents, with tips this year benefiting The Lavender Field’s resident charity: Live and Learn in Kenya’s “Feed a Smile” program.􀀅
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feed%20A%20Smile/59/20/24

BOOFest features a wide range of stories within the broad genre of “spooky.” Story sessions will include everything from classic selections of authors such as Bram Stoker and H.P. Lovecraft; to works from more contemporary authors such as Neil Gaiman; and will also include original works by SL authors Freda Frostbite, Dubhna Rhiadra, Caledonia Skytower, and Moon Aerandir. Specifics on each performer, session, along with schedule updates will be available on the StoryFest Events Blogsite Friday evening, October 17th. http://storyfestsl2011.blogspot.com/
All BOOFest presentations will be live in voice.

Sunday’s event will be preceded on Saturday by an afternoon of musical delights produced by BOOFest partner, Branwen Arts. BOOStock will feature ghostly entertainments October 18th from 2-5pm SLT on their home sim of Bran. Featured acts will include Songbird Sorbet – the tiny opera singer, and The Frankentinies. If haunting on the grid gets a little intense for your pleasure, BOOStock is a great antidote for some spooky, silly fun. 􀀄

Both weekend events benefit Live and Learn in Kenya’s “Feed a Smile” which has been an active presence in Second Life since January 2010, currently resident in The Lavender Field. Desolation, hunger and thirst, poverty beyond comprehension, illiteracy, AIDS, child prostitution, and child rule the lives of the children living within the Rhonda Slums of Nakuru, Kenya. Live and Learn in Kenya is working to change this one day at a time, one child at a time. http://www.leben-lernen-kenia.org

Live and Learn in Kenya works to enable education of needy children, including all the necessities required for an active, effective educational experience. They provide medical and dental care to all LLK-children, including check-ups and vaccinations. The “Feed a Smile” project is a great success, assuring nutritious warm lunches for over 400 children every day. All programs are run exclusively on donated funds, and L$100 will provide meals for a child in Kenya for an entire day.

Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means “Storyteller” in Irish.) was born in March of 2008 as the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center. Nearly seven years and thousands of story session later, Seanchai Library remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations in Second Life and on the Hypergrid, as well as promoting the work of a variety of charitable organizations every year. “We bring stories of all kinds to life, in virtual worlds.” Contact Caledonia Skytower. http://www.irelandslstory.blogspot.com

Branwen Arts Cooperative is a group of artists who work singly or together with other artists. Their home base on Bran in provides a stage for performance and a gallery for exhibitions. Branwen Arts is always looking for artists, visual and performing, who want their work to be seen and appreciated: writers, storytellers, dramatists, visual artists, dancers, musicians. Contact Dubhna Rhiadra, Fae Varriale or Safi Farspire.

New updates on the next generation platform from Ebbe Altberg


Ebbe Altberg gave some new updates about the next generation platform that Linden Lab are currently working on during a recent interview with Designing Worlds to celebrate their 250th episode. In recent months the lab has been pretty much quiet about releasing further details until now.

  • So far progress is good but it’s far from a world yet. Technologies are starting to come together. 
  • Four months ago significant resources and work went into the new platform.
  • In three or four weeks time Linden Lab will hit it’s first internal milestone. The first milestone will be the ability to import content, script some stuff and cruise around as an avatar in that world. 
  • There’s a tremendous amount of technology that need to go into just doing that; just the networking, the physics, the lighting, the import pipeline, the server technology, client technology, cloud technology – so many things that we’re doing from the ground up.
  • The new platform will be in the spirit of Second Life, in that idea of the user-generated content, creating spaces, places, and things within it. Then making it easy to invite people into those spaces and communicate and socialise within those spaces.
  • The next milestone will be at the end of the year. 
  • The alpha release might be invite-only – somewhere middle of next year.
  • The next platform is still so early and the lab are still negotiating on time-frames.
  • Linden Lab have goals in mind for making it cross-platform including mobiles, PCs, HMDs and Oculus. 
  • Linden Lab are trying to create something that is a very strong evolutionary step forward over a lot of things that have been done before.
  • The new platform has a long way to go to even think about naming, branding and specific target audiences.
  • “don’t bank on full backwards compatibility for all content”
  • “mesh is something that is very likely to be importable, we’re working on that already”
  • “Scripts – we’ve said it’s going to be a completely different scripting language.”
  • “We would like to make it [so] it’s easy for you to move back and forth using your identity and your Lindens, so that you can hop back and forth, and do what you do here, the place you enjoy and love, and then go over and experiment and play over there.”
  • Linden Lab has a code name internally for the next platform but they don’t want that to leak out. 

It’s still early days for the new platform, good progress is being made with milestones coming up before the end of 2014 and there will be official releases in 2015.

Are you excited about the next generation platform ? Please comment below! :) 

 

 

Highlights: Ebbe Altberg interview with Designing Worlds


At 2pm SLT today on Monday 6th October 2014 the recorded interview went live featuring Ebbe Altberg talking to Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin about Second Life/the new platform.

You can watch the full interview here and for some highlights see below on the things that I found most interesting during the 250th episode of Designing Worlds. This show runs for 1 hour/38 minutes/14 seconds!

Introductions 

  • Ebbe talks about his experiences since joining the Lab 9 months ago
  • Ebbe joined the lab in February 2014
  • The energy at the lab has gone up
  • Wow factors: The communities, the variety, the interactions and user generated content

Updates

  • Linden Lab are working improvements to avatars, clothing issues and solving bugs
  • Second Life will be around for a very long time
  • Feedback for Second Life will be made easier soon
  • SL JIRA is back and it’s being monitored
  • Linden Lab are working on Group Chat lag
  • New projects rolling out within a month or so
  • Second Names is high up on the list and no details on time-frame
  • Linden Lab working on improving the meeting experience

New planned platform

  • Progress is good, technologies starting to come together, working in a different way, about 4 months in
  • 3 or so weeks away from reaching a milestone – 1st milestone will be the ability to import content
  • Next milestone will be before the end of the year
  • Alpha phrase will around mid 2015
  • Ebbe is happy with the Test World – early stages
  • It’s going to be a fun ride

SL Go

  • Ebbe has played with SL Go and thinks its a good experience
  • It’s a great solution

Special Show

Registration Open for Second Life Christmas Expo 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2014

2014 Second Life Christmas Expo & Winter Breedable’s Fair Registration

Registration for the 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo & Winter Breedable’s Fair is now open!  The following link is the registration page for the 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo:http://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/shop-registration/.  To register for the 2014 Winter Breedables Fair, please visit the following link: http://slbreedables.com/shop-registration/.  Both the expo and fair have a variety of merchant and non merchant sponsorships. You can view these sponsorships at the following link:  http://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/expo-sponsors/

The fourth annual Second Life Christmas Expo & Winter Breedable’s Fair will be held on December 4 to 15, 2014 and is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. Relay For Life of Second Life is part of the American Cancer Society and is a virtual version of the real life Relay For Life. You can find more information about RFL of SL here:  http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/ .

The 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo and Winter Breedable Fair will consist of both holiday and non holiday items from some of the best creators and designers in Second Life, spread across 8 sims! The Winter Breedable Fair will feature a special one of a kind (OOAK) breedables auction. Both the Expo and Fair will feature special events, including live performances, djs, the Holiday of Hope Ball, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, Ornament Auctions, and of course photos with Santa!

The 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo and Winter Breedable Fair  Coordinator will be Dawnbeam Dreamscape. Jessii2009 Warrhol will be the 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair Co-Coordinator.

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year.  Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay.  Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL.  In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For More Information:

http://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/

http://slbreedables.com/

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org

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