Paint SL Purple 2016 Press Release


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On Sunday 28th February 2016 Paint SL Purple begins and everyone is welcome to participate in painting the entire grid purple for 7 days. Paint your stores purple, houses, wear purple clothing, wear purple hair, purple skin to show support for the event.

If you are a blogger why not change your blog text and background etc to purple.

Starting Sunday 6th March 2016 marks the start of the 2016 Relay for Life of Second Life season. Over 2.5 million (USD) has been raised so far for Relay for Life of Second Life in the fight against cancer.

Relay Weekend will take place on 16th & 17th July 2016.

Check out the latest press release below for more details.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 22, 2016

PAINT SECOND LIFE PURPLE

WEBSITE:WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG

For Immediate Release:

February 22, 2016

The 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life campaign is kicking off on March 6th 2016 and to prepare for this the Relay For Life volunteers will be painting the Second Life Grid Purple.  This is a community effort to raise awareness throughout Second Life about Relay For Life and you are invited to join us on February 28, 2016 from 1 – 6 pm SLT for our kick off party!

Since 2004, Relay For Life has been growing through the virtual worlds and raising money for the American Cancer Society.  In the past 12 years, this signature fundraiser has raised over 2.5 million USD leading to assistance globally in funding programs and global partnerships in the fight against cancer.

The announcement to the Second Life grid that Relay For Life is about to start comes from the launch of our Paint SL Purple campaign that begins on February 28th. Sims, businesses, communities and a flood of volunteers will celebrate the power of HOPE by turning the entire grid purple for 7 days. This will be a good opportunity to visit with new survivors, caregivers, volunteers and other who might not know about our mission and get the excitement of our journey in the forefront of the minds of all of Second Life.

Mark your calendar for Feb.28th and come out in your purple to join our fight!

About Relay For Life of Second Life
Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 10 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5000 teams worldwide in donations received. We have brought in close to 3 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. This year our Relay weekend will be held on July 16th and 17th.

About the American Cancer Society
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health, and international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

For More Information:
www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Home & Garden Expo 2016: come and visit


The 8th annual Hope & Garden Expo 2016 in Second Life is open featuring so many great creators of Second Life’s Home & Garden products. The Home and Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) and this year there are ten regions to explore.

Home & Garden Expo 2016 will be open until Sunday 6th March 2016. If you haven’t been yet, you have to go and see incredible things. 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2016 Map

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New One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016 Video


To the entire staff, Chain Breaker dancers and supporters – thank you for your hard work and time.

Over two days 110 women dancers from within Second Life took part in making a brand new video for the upcoming One Billion Rising event in Second Life for 2016. Many others donated their time to make this video possible. Great work! 🙂

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016 opens to the public on Sunday 14th February 2016. Head to the OBR regions on the Map and dance to show your support. There are many interesting exhibitions around the outside of the regions worth checking out.

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First preview of OBR 2016 in Second Life
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OBR 2016 Regions Map 
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OBR 2016 Main Stage

Ebbe Linden reveals some new screenshots of Project Sansar


During the past week or so Ebbe Linden CEO of Linden Lab has posted some new screenshots of Project Sansar on Twitter. These new screenshots show some examples of what environments (Mars & the Moon) can look like inside Project Sansar.

Ebbe Linden mentions that it takes a few hours to create a multi user VR experience with Project Sansar. These screenshots look nice so far and I would imagine there will be more new screenshots showing more environments in the weeks or months ahead.

The Moon

The first screenshot shows a possible moon / desert environment featuring a classic looking cinema, realistic shadows and amazing graphics with realistic lighting over objects. In the bottom left corner there are shadows of avatars which is rather interesting.

Posted on 10th February 2016

Mars

The second screenshot shows a realistic multi-user Mars VR experience. This is an example of how a landscape can be made in just a few hours and then brought to life.

Posted on 4th February 2016

What do you think about these new screenshots from Project Sansar ?

What kind of environment experience would you like to see created ?  

8th Annual Home & Garden Expo Opens 14th February 2016


The 8th annual Home & Garden Expo opens in Second Life on Sunday 14th February through until Sunday 6th March 2016. This year there are 9 regions to explore, along with a fresh new Expo experience and events planned for the week ahead. 🙂

Home & Garden Expo is one of the longest and largest running event dedicated to home and garden in Second Life. I have attended this event in previous years and for me it’s been a really good experience. It’s just incredible and pretty amazing each year. 🙂

There will be a series of Meet the Designer events where designers will be showcasing their new products and answering questions about their work. These sessions will take place at 2pm SLT and 5pm SLT between 15th February to 5th March).

Upcoming Key Dates & Times – (SLT)

  • Display setup time: February 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm – February 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm Start time is not exact
  • Press Preview day: February 12, 2016 – February 13, 2016
  • Regions closed for setup checks: February 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • 2016 RFL of SL Home and Garden Expo / Breedables Expo: February 14, 2016 at 12:00 am – March 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm
  • Lantern Release from the Theatre roof: February 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“The Home and Garden Expo 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 find more information about RFL of SL at http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/“.

“100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. Gachas are a new opportunity to the Expo this year, and 50% of the proceeds from these will be paid to RFL”.

More info can be found on the Home and Garden Expo website

Linden Lab announces the return of Isle of View


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Linden Lab have today announced the return of Isle of View for Valentine’s Weekend 2016. This year it’s set to be bigger and better than before. The return of Hug a Linden and Dunk a Linden will be happening this year. See times below!

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This year there will be virtual roses, candy hearts, chocolate, teddy bears and more. You can send these gifts to your friends and family if you wish. All L$ proceeds from the sales will go to Team Fox – The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Isle of View is back for 2016 

In this age of modern love it’s important to stop and enjoy the finer things of your Second Life – smell the virtual flowers and dream a little. The Isle of View is the perfect place to discover that the truest hallmark of love is time spent with our loved ones. This year it’s bigger and better than before – with some rebooted classics and new festivities! Read on to find out everything we’ve got in our box of chocolates this year! We’re fairly sure you’ll fall in love with the fireworks, gaze deep into the waters of the Swan Boat ride, and tiptoe through fields of botanically beautiful landscapes! There isn’t an inch of Isle of View that you and your amor will want to miss.

Times for Dunk a Linden & Hug a Linden

Mix It Up at Our Mixer

We understand that love is sometimes complicated. You have got to work hard to make it work – and we’re not afraid of a little tough love. On February 12 from 10am – 12pm and 2-4pm SLT we’ll be mixing things up with the return of Dunk-a-Linden and Hug-a-Linden booths! You may just meet your virtual Valentine while waiting for a chance to dunk or hug a Linden – and if you don’t – hey you still got to dunk or hug a Linden! It’s a win-win situation.

With music, festivities and love in the air – solo or soulmates – The Isle of View Second Life Mixer is sure to be fun for everyone. This region is so scenic, you may want to snap some pics and enter our Leap into Love Snapshot Contest.

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Spread the word and save the date > 12th February 2016

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