Kitely Market opens for business


The Kitely Market is now officially open for business after an official announcement on the Kitely official blog made on Friday 30th August 2013. This is very good news for the Kitely community because so much hard work has gone into creating this new marketplace. The Kitely team have been working on this new marketplace for more than 6 months and the hopefully it will become popular like the SL marketplace in the months ahead.

Check out the new Kitely Market here.

Kitely Market opens

 

What are your views on the new open Kitely marketplace ? Please share in comments!

Event details released for AVN3B


Avination grid will be celebrating it’s third birthday anniversary this weekend from Saturday 31st August to Sunday 1st September 2013 which is open to everyone to attend. New/updated event details have been published for AVN3B which can be viewed below featuring top DJs who will be playing great music.

At the AVN3B regions there will be a 3D maze, amusement park, ski resort, racing, music, freebies and much more.

AVN3B regions 2013

Full Event Schedule 

Event Schedule Saturday August 31: (all times AVN / PDT)

7 am – 11 am DJ Servex Congrejo (oldis and goldies)
11 am – 1 pm DJane Kirsten Sweetheart (Gothic Bunker)
1 pm – 2 pm Torben Asp with his unique light show
2 pm – 4 pm DJane Melanie Milland
4 pm – end DJ Elferion Infinity

preliminary Schedule Sunday September 1:

7 am – 11 am Servex Congrejo (oldis and goldies)
11 am – 1 pm Elferion Infinity
1 pm – 3 pm Marielle Dunheved (Oldies/Rock)
3 pm – 5 pm unconfirmed special guest
5 pm – end Jeffrey111

Sneak preview of AVN3B…Visit AVN3B Landing Point to join the party!

AVN3B

The Avination login screen now shows a birthday message for AVN3B…

It’s getting closer…
The Party Of The Year. Avination’s 3rd Birthday on Aug 31-Sept 1. There aren’t many exhibit parcels left so come and get yours quickly. Contact Holger Gilruth (German) or Gord Devonshiire (English) for more information.  Share your wares at the best attended party of the year! Huge 3D maze, Amusement parks , Ski Resort, Racing of all kinds, Music and much much more!!!

For the latest news visit the official Avination Blog.

Trip to the OSGrid Welcome Station


Today I took a trip to the OSGrid Welcome Station where newcomers arrive the first time they log in. It’s a great welcoming station with loads to see along the pathway marked with green dots. The welcome station has freebies, shopping info and tutorials to get started on the OSGrid. Sign up to OSGrid or visit the inworld location to look around.

Hypergrid Business reported mid-August 2013 OSGrid has 3, 773 active users and 10, 971 regions. OSGrid is growing and recently there has been a increase in signups/visitors which is a good sign.

OSgrid Welcome Station 2013

OSGrid Stats (28th August 2013)

  • Users in-world: 61
  • Hypergrid Vistors: 13
  • Total Regions: 11140
  • Active users (last 30 days): 3676
  • Total Users: 92126

OSgrid Welcome Station 2013

The Opensource Metaverse, Powered by OpenSimulator and our sponsors and 100% open source software, totally free.
OSgrid Welcome Station 2013
Once completed the welcome station the journey begins on OSGrid with many places to visit….

New Trailer for The Blackened Mirror – Season 2


A new trailer for season 2 of The Blackened Mirror is now available to watch on YouTube which runs for 46 seconds.  The Blackened Mirror is a popular SL online series of short epsoides full of adventures, games and puzzles. Season 2 will include six episodes and many twists through season 2.

Follow the latest on The Blackened Mirror website

 

Lumiya 2.5.2 update


Alina Lyvette has released a new 2.5.2 update for the most popular and most used Lumiya android app for Second Life and OpenSim grids. Lumiya 2.5.2 is 5.0M in size and it costs £1.89 to buy.  Lumiya runs on android smartphones and tablets. It’s a great application to use on a daily/regular basis and reviews have been positive from across the SL community.

What’s New in 2.5.2

  • Advanced rendering mode for better visual quality;
  • Limited Windlight support (sky, clouds, stars, time of the day);
  • Drag-to-select pointer for easy selection of small objects in 3D mode;
  • Ability to purchase objects;
  • Fixed an issue with terrain not being rendered when 3D view is opened too early;
  • Fixed a crash with advanced rendering affecting devices with Adreno GPU.

Try It Out!

Lumiya big new improvements added so far in 2013:

  • Support for mesh objects and clothing.
  • Support for RLV.
  • Support for server-side baking
  • Inventory Search
  • Support for windlight support
  • And more!

What is Lumiya ? 

Lumiya is a Second Life and OpenSim client with 3D world view. With Lumiya, you can send and receive instant messages, teleport to your favorite Second Life locations, participate in local chat, interact with objects, manage your inventory, see and navigate the virtual world around you in 3D. Runs entirely on the phone, no special in-world objects are required. No hidden subscription fees. Lumiya supports mesh content, server-side appearance and is compatible with RLV.

Are you running Lumiya on your android device for SL/OpenSim ?

 

BURN2 2013 Plottery Winners Announced


This week there was good news for the BURN2 2013 group in Second Life because the plottery winners have been announced for this year’s big event. See the winners list below and upcoming important dates for BURN2 2013  The winners will receive free 512sm plot for this year’s BURN2: Cargo Cult. BURN2 2013 is resident supported and there will be many sims for the event this year.

Congratulations to all!

  • Neo Deezul
  • Calla Cela
  • Further Monday
  • Faewyn Silverweb
  • Xiija Resident
  • fredx resident
  • Professor Bimbogami
  • Zipper Moomintoog
  • mick lunasea
  • polkamatic feller
  • Andy Burroughs
  • Namor Xue
  • Isabelli Anatine
  • Alesha Hax
  • KT Syakumi

Important dates to note down…

  • BURN2 2013 plot sales end on 31st August 2013
  • Building for BURN2 2013 festival in Second Life starts on 17th September 2013
  • Building ends for BURN2 2013 festival in Second Life on 12th October 2013
  • BURN2 2013 officially opens to the public on 19th October 2013
  • BURN2 2013 officially ends on 27th October 2013

57 days to GO!

RFL of IW Kick Off Press Release 2013


A new press release has been published for the upcoming Re;ay for Life of InWorldz event, starting on 24th August 2013 on the Paradise by Design region. This will be the second season that InWorldz has hosted for Relay for Life and this year the theme is Many Worldz For A Cure. Hopefully new records will be set and more visitors will attend this year. 🙂

See below for full press release for more details!

 

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of InWorldz

Relay For Life of InWorldz 2013 Season 

COMMUNITY TO UNITE TO FIGHT CANCER
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of InWorldz Kicks Off

COMMUNITY TO UNITE TO FIGHT CANCER

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of InWorldz Kicks Off

InWorldz community members are uniting at a rally to officially launch their Second Relay For Life season of Many Worldz For A Cure. Hundreds of participants again are will ringing in the new season with a rally that educates everyone on how their involvement benefits the American Cancer Society’s goal to save lives and create more birthdays. Money raised will fight cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

Relay for Life of InWorldz Kicks Off its official drive on August 24th on Paradise by Design.

Designed by Hairy Thor

Come join us, as we meet the American Cancer Society organizing committee and a live performance by Russell Eponym. Come rally with us to begin a campaign we will not lose.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, picnic, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer.  The event opens as cancer survivors lead the way around the track and are honored with the Survivor Lap.  As the sun begins to set, the warm glow of hundreds of luminaria are lit the field in an emotional silent ceremony. Each bag lit is in honor of a loved one who won the fight against cancer or in remembrance of a special someone who lost their battle. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope in that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.

Started in 1985, Relay For Life began with one man who circled around a track for 24 hours raising $27,000.  This year Relay For Life has grown to more than 6,100 communities and over 25 countries worldwide.

August 24th, 2012, 9 am, InWorldz Time

  9:00 am        Hairy Thor Chair

  9:10 am        Neill McCullough Teams

  9:15 am        Bain Finch Co Chair

  9:30 am        Key Note Presentation

  9:45 am        Russell Eponym

http://places.inworldz.com/Paradise by Design/116/66/22

For more information please visit www.rflofiw.org

For media inquiries,

Contact: Wildstar Beaumont
RFLofIW.PR@Gmail.com

** We Celebrate Life, But We Fight For The Cure **

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives and help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early;  being a support system for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer; and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visitcancer.org.

 

Server Side Appearance will be grid wide this week


Linden Lab announced today on the Second Life official blog that Server Side Appearance will be grid wide this week either on Tuesday or Wednesday night if everything goes to plan. This is very exciting news and this roll out has been planned for many months now. It’s very important to update to server side capable viewers to see the full benefits of project sunshine.

Roll out phrases

Tuesday 20th August

  • Starting in the morning Linden Lab will start updating main channel regions with SSA
  • Progress will be made during the day in stages
  • Possible completion – TBC

Wednesday 21st August

  • The remaining regions will be updated with SSA
  • Server Side Appearance will be officially grid wide

The wait is almost over!!

 

New Promo Video & Map for OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013


A new promo video has been published for the upcoming first ever OpenSimulator Community Conference. The conference starts at 7am PDT on 7th September 2013 on the opensim conference grid. The preview video below lasts for 2 minutes and 40 seconds showcasing the main conference areas. The excitement is building up in the SL/opensim community with two weeks to go until the opening.  I log into opensim grids on a regular basis and the experience for me has been rather interesting. I’ll be interested to hear more about opensim during the duration and hopefully there will be big new developments announced.

On the OpenSimulator Community Conference there is now a Map page worth looking at showing all the conference regions for 2013. To visit the regions visit the Login page for more details.

Opensim Conference Map 2013

Will you be attending the first ever opensim community conference ? 

A visit to InWorldz Raglan Shire Beach Party 2013


Today I visited a rather cool and fun Raglan Shire Beach Party on the InWorldz grid to celebrate the summer of 2013. There were many tiny avatars on the beach having fun and tiny water boat races. Live music from DJ Xavian Starsider on the beach was great and the live musician Ganjo Mokeev was very good on the floating duck stage. Check out my snapshots from the summer party below!

Raglan Shire beach party 2013

Raglan Shire beach party 2013

Raglan Shire beach party 2013

Raglan Shire beach party 2013

Awesome summer party on InWorldz!