Check out maps of the Home and Garden Expo 2014 happening now in Second Life. Enjoy!
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!
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/.
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.
- 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
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:
- Business & Enterprise
- Content & Community
- Developers & Open Source
- Research & Education
- Learning Lab
Today the Firestorm Viewer turns four and it’s time to celebrate with friends over at the Phoenix Firestorm Support region. Congratulations to the Firestorm team for reaching 4 years and thank you for all you do to make Second Life/Opensim lives better. There are special free gifts to collect and live entertainment during this afternoon. Follow the latest news of the Firestorm Viewer on the blog here.
More than 50 avatars at the party!
September 3rd we turn four! Hard to believe but it has already been 4 years since we started developing viewers! First the popular Phoenix viewer and now of course the crazy popular Firestorm Viewer. Firestorm is by far the most popular viewer used in Second Life and we have you to thank for that! After all… we couldn’t have done it without your support and encouragement! So as a show of our appreciation and with what is becoming a bit of a tradition for us… we have partnered with a couple of content creators to bring you some really cool free gifts AND organized a Rockin anniversary party with Rockin entertainment!
Come and enjoy the party!
Let’s celebrate 4 years of Firestorm!
You are invited to the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life (MSABC) kickoff event on Sunday, September 7, 2014, to start the official fundraising season for breast cancer research and awareness in Second Life. The 2014 MSABC Chair is Jessii2009 Warrhol and the theme for the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life is “Seasons of Pink”.
The kick-off event starts at 9 am slt Sunday, September 7 with a pre-show by T1 Radio, the official broadcaster of Making Strides in Second Life. The celebration will include speeches by the Making Strides Committee, live music, and performances.
Kick Off Schedule:
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9 am slt
9 am to 10 am slt – T1 Radio Pre Kick Off Show
11 am to 4pm slt – Musical Performances
330 pm slt – While you are dancing away at kickoff, join us at the special Making Strides broadcast booth for the premiere of the T1 Radio Show “Getting in Stride With Tee and Nuala”.
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 race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
In 1984, Massachusetts cancer survivor Margery Gould Rath wanted to find a way to celebrate fellow cancer survivors by raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Working with a committee of fellow survivors and other volunteers, “Margie” created a “move-along-a-thon” called Making Strides Against Cancer to bring people together in an event to move the fight against cancer forward. The first event, held in Boston, drew 200 participants and instantly became an annual city tradition.
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://makingstridessl.wordpress.com/
For media inquiries,
Contact: Jessii2009 Warrhol, 2014 MSABC In SL Chair
September 2014 Events Upcoming
- Celebrate The Arcade’s 2nd Anniversary – 1st to 30th September 2014
- FaMESHed – 1st to 27th September 2014
- The Chapter Four – 4th to 30th September 2014
- My Slink Obsession Round 2 – Starts on 5th September 2014
- The 24² – 5th to 13th September 2014
- 7th Annual Second Life Home and Garden Expo - 16th to 28th September 2014
- My Attic – September 2014
Grid Wide Hunts (September 2014)
Do you know of anything else happening in Second Life during September 2014? Please let me know via comments. Thanks! :)
On Sunday 31st August 2014 RFL of SL Wrap Up celebrations took place between 10am SLT to 1pm SLT. The attendance was even bigger this year than in previous years (45+ avatars). During the first hour many announcements and stats were released to the crowd by the core RFL of SL team. Following the first hour there was live music to celebrate the awesome success of the 2014 RFL of SL season.
- $415,422 total raised for RFL of SL 2014 season
- 2014 Relay Wrap Up Awards Winners
- 2014 RFL of SL Feedback
I was really happy and surprised to receive the 2014 RFL of SL COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD. Thanks so much and it means alot. :)
I found it most interesting this year from start to end of the 2014 season and I can’t wait for 2015 RFL of SL season to start.
Relay For Life 2015 Season
- Theme: The Future is Now
- Kick-off Date: 7th March 2015 through to August 2015
- Relay Weekend: 18th-19th July 2015
The countdown has started for RFL of SL 2015 season. Wooooot!!!!