Starting at 10am SLT today marks the start of the brand new 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season. The event will be held at the Eternal Hope region and the theme for this season is “All Aboard For A Cure”. It’s going to be a great season I think and I’ll look forward to attending the annual RFL of SL events. I’m sure new records will be set this year and even more donations will be made to the American Cancer Society.
RFL Of SL Kick Off Regions
Important Opening Ceremony Info
The “Kickoff Ceremony” will be preceded by a tailgate party with music and interactive experiences for attendees. The ceremony will highlight how the Second Life community benefits from the funds raised inworld and what exciting opportunities await the 2019 season. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life Season which will begin on Saturday, February 16th and culminate on Relay Weekend, June 8th and 9th. New this year will be the 5 Days of Relay, June 3rd through June 7th, as Relay Goes MC.
On Saturday, attendees are also invited to attend the after party and are encouraged to explore the regions and participate in our interactive experiences. Entertainment will be provided by DJ’s from various Relay For Life Teams before closing at 8:00pm SLT.
The regions will also be open on Sunday, February 17th from 12:00pm SLT until 6:00pm SLT.
Here are my newest snapshots below of the 7th annual One Billion Rising event and the Isle of View regions in Second Life for 2019. I enjoyed attending both this week and I recommend everyone to check it out.
The 7th annual Second Life One Billion Rising event starts at 12am SLT on Thursday 14th February 2019. The event will be held on four OBR regions on the map and it’s expected there will be a large gathering this year. The event lasts for 24 hours featuring many DJs, performances, poetry and much more.
The main stage is central of the regions surrounded by an area of art installations and informal exhibits. It’s definitely worth checking it all out.
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.
And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.
OBR 2019 Dance Video
Check out the new OBR 2019 dance video choreographed by JenzZa Misfit. The Break the Chain song was chosen for this years special dance video for OBR 2019.
On Monday 11th February Linden Lab announced the new Second Life Mini Series called “Love Made in SL”. This new limited run mini series will be “showcasing the many real stories of romance in the virtual lives of the Second Life community”. This is great news I think.
In the next few months the lab plans on unveiling a series of short video profiles that tells the stories of couples finding love in Second Life.
Here is the first episode featuring the first couple named Teal from the United States and Wolf from the United Kingdom. They both met 10 years ago at the Tiny community of Raglan Shire in Second Life. Wooooot!!!!
After a few years of a long distance relationship Teal decided to move from the US to the UK to be with Wolf. They are getting married this week.
This is lovely news and I hope they have a great wedding this week. I wish them all the very best for the future in SL and in real life.