On Sunday 26th October 2014 starting at 9am SLT the first ever Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Second Life and here are sneak preview snapshots of the regions with the schedule of events. There will be 9 hours of themed laps, live djs and live performances. Invite friends and spread the word! 🙂
Join the very first Strides Walk as everyone makes strides to promote awareness, honor caregivers and survivors and remember those lost. For more information, visit http://makingstridessl.org.
Schedule of Events:
9am to 10am SLT – T1 Radio
10am to 11am SLT– Opening Ceremony – 2014 Making Strides Committee
11am to 12pm SLT – T1 Radio – Survivor & Caregiver Hour (Survivors and caregivers are why we make strides! Help us honor these very special people)
12pm to 1pm SLT– Boot It Up Hour (wear your favorite boots as you walk around the Stride’s path) with DJ Gem Sunkiller
1pm to 2pm SLT – International Spirit Hour (Wave your country’s flag as you walk around the Stride’s path) with The Second Life Cheerleading Squad
2pm to 3pm SLT – Hat’s Aplenty Hour (Show off your favorite hat during this hour) with DJ Ben Vee
3pm to 4pm SLT – Let’s Get Hopping Hour (Grab one of our hoppers and hop around the path) with Millcreek Road
4pm to 5pm SLT – Remembrance Ceremony (Remember your loved ones that you have lost to breast cancer during this special hour) With the 2014 Making Strides Committee & T1 Radio
5pm to 7pm SLT – Time Machine Special (We are going back to the 1960’s with DJ Trader1 Whiplash)
Show 42 of the Drax Files Radio hour is now available on YouTube hosted by Draxtor Despres and Jo Yardley.The hour is filled with interesting discussions with great coverage on the biggest virtual reality stories of the week. More info here about show 42.
Torric Rodas has uploaded a new video this week on the new ghost train ride at London City Dungeons in Second Life which is really cool and exciting. The video runs for 1 minute and 51 seconds featuring scary scenes from the ghost train ride and more. Wooooot!!! 😀
Ride the Ghost Train through 10 crypts featuring the horrible history of Britain throughout the ages. Each catacomb relieves another era from Jack The Ripper, The Black Death, Boiling in Oil and other pleasantries that put the Great in Britain…. all from the comfort of your arm-chair!
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.
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! 🙂
Show 41 of the Drax Files Radio hour is now available and this week Salazar Jack aka Justin Esparza is featured on the show who has been active in Second Life for a decade. Salazar Jack aka Justin Esparza talks about the things that worked well and things that did not work out in Second Life. Interesting stuff! 🙂
BURN2 Caravansary 2014 opens officially today at 12pm SLT/PDT in Second Life through until Sunday 28th October at 11:30pmSLT/PDT. This year it’s going to be the best ever and bigger than before!
The annual event will take place at the Burning Man regions in Second Life as usual and again it’s resident community supported for the 4th year running. As many know BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival in real life and it’s all virtual in Second Life. This year there will be a caravansary that occupies the crossroads of a dreamland with many exciting places to explore and discover. There will be live performances, live shows, lamplighters, rangers, greeters, fire and much more.
This year, we will create a caravansary that occupies the crossroads of a dreamland: a bazaar of the bizarre, wherein treasures of every sort, from every land and age, flow in and out to be flaunted, lost, exploited and discovered. This is not a tourist destination, but a home for travelers who come here bearing gifts. Amid the twisting and the turnings of its souk, participants will come upon an inexhaustible array of teeming goods and unexpected services.
Anyone may pose as ‘merchant’ here, and anyone may play a ‘customer’, but nothing in this strange emporium shall have a purchase price — no quid, no pro, no quo — no trade at all will be allowed in this ambiguous arcade. According to a rule of desert hospitality, the only thing of value in this ‘marketplace’ will be one’s interaction with a fellow being.
Our desert inn will also be a scene of luxury and cultivated ease. An apron of fine carpets will spread out beneath the shade of portals that surround a courtyard. Here, travel-wearied pilgrims may relax, inventing pastimes as they watch the whirling world go by.
Workers of great wonders will be welcome here; fakirs, dancers, sadhus, seers and potentates will throng through this performance space, like figures that adorn the fabric of a silk brocade. The sounds of finger cymbals, chimes, and music of acoustic instruments will fill the air.
By night, bathed in the lambent glow of lanterns gently swaying overhead, fire spinners will perform around the Burning Man. This year’s Man will rise directly from the desert floor and tower many stories high. Its massive torso will evoke a tiered pagoda; its ornate head will be a lamp that welcomes people home.
Bystanders become participants; participants share in the burning, spinning cacophony on the virtual Playa.
Will you be attending BURN2 Caravansary 2014 in Second Life ?
Issued: October 15, 2014 PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library/StoryFest Events
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.
Linden Lab have released a new Project Viewer this week that integrates the DK2 kit with Second Life. The DK2 offers a better immersive experience than the DK1 kit and the new kit DK2 combats issues such as motion sickness / low latency 1080p display.
Linden Lab have announced another limited 50% premium deal including new gifts and halloween treats for everyone.
Perks for Premium subscribers include a a L$1000 sign-up bonus, exclusive access to Premium Sandboxes (special areas inworld where you can build objects, rez purchased items and meet other creative users), a weekly L$ stipend to spend on whatever you like, your own home, and special free gifts.