DBDigital Epsilon who is the managing director of the SS Galaxy cruise ship in Second Life announced on Sunday 26th April 2015 that the ship will be closing down on Sunday 3rd May 2015. This is extremely sad news and it will be deeply missed within Second Life. The reasons for the closure are due to incidents during recent months and are complex apparently. Tier problems is not the issue this time for the closure.
For those that have not yet visited the SS Galaxy is a full scaled and full featured cruise ship in the southern Blake Sea that expands three regions with eight decks of great entertainment.
The Management and Crew of the SS Galaxy would like to thank each and every one of you for helping make the Galaxy community one of the most thriving, vibrant and welcoming on the Second Life grid.
Together with your help, we have been building wonderful memories since February 2007.
All good things must come to and end, and in the Galaxy’s case, we will be closing the ship on May the 3rd. All current renters will receive a 100% refund of your most recent payment. Please help us by picking up all your items as soon as possible; before the 3rd we will be doing room by room returns throughout the week as well if anything is left.
For us as the Crew, the privilege has been ours to meet and interact with each of you over these eight years. The memories we have from these experiences, will continue to inspire us and our values, long beyond 2015.
Many of you have become more than our cabin tenants – we consider you a part of the Galaxy family as well 🙂
In the many diverse strands of lifestories, God has granted us the blessing of having our respective stories intertwine, at least for a time.
As we prepare to go on beyond April 2015, the Crew wish you that the strength in bonds will continue to sustain each and every one of you, along life’s way.
The seventh annual Fantasy Faire in Second Life has officially opened it’s doors to the public and this event is one of the most popular events of the year. Fantasy Faire runs through until 3rd May 2015 featuring the best fantasy designers on the grid to help support the American Cancer Society.
The portals to the Fairelands are now open, the camouflage enchantments dispelled, the whole continent of fantasy worlds awaits visitors to come and explore, enjoy and perhaps shapeshift into one of the Faire Folk.
There will be live music, hunts, auctions, concerts and much more happening during the days ahead. This year there are 13 regions to explore and enjoy. Start your adventures at the Fairelands Junction and get ready to be amazed. 🙂
Exciting news today is that the SL12B Community Celebration applications have now officially opened, see here. If you are interested in giving a presentation, performing, building an exhibit or volunteering at SL12B then now is the time to apply. This will be the biggest birthday party on the grid and everyone to welcome to attend.
The SL12B Community Celebration starts from Sunday 21st June through until Sunday 28th June 2015. The theme for SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come”. Read more about the theme choice, see here. Press Day for SL12B willl be held on Saturday 20th June 2015.
“From June 21 to 28 attend performances at our 4 stages venues, stop by the auditorium for talks, interviews, fashion shows and performance art. From June 29 to July 4, view exhibits and the stages across 15 sims.”
Timeline for SL12B – Key Dates
Wednesday, April 22: SL12B Announced!
Wednesday, April 22: Performance, Auditorium and Volunteer Applications Open
Wednesday, April 22: Exhibitor Applications open
Wednesday, May 13: All applications closed
Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27: Exhibitors notified via email
Monday, June 1 to Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT: Sims open to exhibitors for building
Wednesday, June 10: Performers notified via email
Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT to Thursday, June 18: Sims closed for walkthrough
Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 20: Extra time for adjustments
Saturday, June 20: Press day
Sunday, June 21 at noon SLT: Sims open!
Tuesday, June 23: The Birthday!
Sunday, June 21 to Sunday, June 28: Sims open with performances
Monday, June 29 to Saturday, July 4: Sims open for viewing