World of Comics 2017 In Second Life Press Release


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For Immediate Release

The Royal Angels announce a new Mini Mega Event held by the team for this 2017 Season. The event will take place on May 5th, 2017 and run until midnight on May 20th, 2017. This special event has been created by a team for teams. Any team big or small is welcome to join us.

Merchants are welcome to join us as well. Various packages are available for merchants. Please note your items must be appropriate. No adult theme items of any kind are allowed. Same rule goes for teams as well. Space is limited for shops. For Merchants the money donated through sales will go to The Royal Angels team.

The goal of the event is to provide an incredible shopping and entertainment experience. This mini mega event is unlike any other out there. It will bring the comic world to life in Second Life. Lend your support to Relay For Life, the largest and longest charity in Second Life.

There are various packages for teams. Teams may sell items, hire a DJ, participate in the comic book art cover contest, auctions and much more. If a team would like to do an activity not listed in the application may comment under Comments and Questions. Please note only Team Captains may sign up. Co-Captains may sign up in case the Team Captain can not.

Visit to http://theroyalangels.blogspot.com/ for more information
Flickr Group https://www.flickr.com/groups/worldofcomics/

Applications

Relay Teams | https://goo.gl/7nJ0dt
Merchants | https://goo.gl/S10M9v
Event Timeline

Relay Teams Application | March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Merchants Application | March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Merchant Photos of Due | April 21, 2017
Sim Set up for Teams & Merchants | May 1, 2017 – May 4, 2017
Event Opens | May 5, 2017
Event Closes | May 20, 2017
Sim Clean Up | May 21, 2017

My Top 30 Favourite SL Blogs For 2017


Here is a updated list of my top 30 favourite SL blogs you should check out and read regularly during 2017.

There are so many great SL bloggers out there covering the metaverse reporting about the latest grid news, fashion events, shopping events, grid wide hunts and much more.

  1. Inara Pey 
  2. New World Notes
  3. Firestorm Viewer Blog
  4. The Drax Files Radio Hour
  5. Jo Yardley
  6. Second Life Newser
  7. Prim Perfect
  8. London City
  9. Strawberry Singh
  10. Nalates Urriah
  11. Orca Flotta
  12. Linden Endowment for the Arts
  13. Feted Inner Child
  14. Ciaran Laval
  15. The Poultry Report
  16. Parktown Progress
  17. Echt Virtuell
  18. ZoHa Islands
  19. Bryn Oh
  20. Virtual Outworlding
  21. Honour McMilla
  22. Mona Eberhardt
  23. Harper Ganesvoort
  24. Canary Beck
  25. Pussycat Catnap
  26. iheartsl
  27. Seraphim
  28. Holocluck’s Henhouse
  29. Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd
  30. Prim Dolls

Back in September 2010 I did create my top 50 favourite SL blogs for 2010.

It’s impossible to list every blog relating to Second Life. I do read more blogs every week.

18 SL14B regions have already arrived on the grid


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SL14B regions have already arrived

In mid June 2017 Second Life will be celebrating it’s official 14th birthday and just recently 18 new SL14B regions arrived on the grid. Early preparations have already started behind the scenes for the birthday and it’s going to be interesting to see what the SL14B team/community comes up with this year.

No details have been released yet for SL14B important key dates, any open event positions or what the theme will be. I would imagine there will be announcements made within the next few months for those interested in participating in SL14B.

What would you like to see happen at SL14B this year ? 

SL14B: Infrastructure Build Applications Now Open


The SL14B Countdown Has Started

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SL13B Stage Left

There are four months until SL14B takes place in June 2017 when Second Life officially celebrates it’s 14th birthday. It’s been confirmed there will be 18 regions for SL14B and that the performance venues will be larger than in previous years.

If you are interested in building the core infrastructure for the SL14B regions or designing the main SL14B attractions like the Welcome Area, Auditorium or Performance Stage you will be glad to hear that Infrastructure Build Applications for SL14B are now open.

  • Deadline for sign up is 1st April 2017 at 12 pm SLT

SL13B last year was very successful and probably the best one I’ve experienced for sure. I can’t wait to see and experience SL14B. 🙂

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SL13B Cake Stage

I’ll post more SL14B updates soon on my blog when they come available.

New Second Life community platform coming soon


On 17th February Linden Lab announced A Fresh New Community Look is Just Around the Corner!. The next version of the Second Life community platform will have a new look and feel to it. It’s been some time since the Second Life community platform last got updated so it will be great to see the new look when it launches before the end of February 2017.

Read-only mode comes into effect soon

To go from the current platform to the new platform the forums will be put into read-only mode during the export process. During that time everyone will be able to read the forums but they will not be able to publish new posts until the export job has been successfully completed.

Upcoming changes that you know about:

  • Between 21st – 27th February: the forums will go into read-only mode
  • On 27th February: the new Second Life platform goes live and the forums are no longer read-only

First mock preview of the new platform

Here is the first mock preview of the new Second Life community platform which will go live within weeks. This is not the final look however it looks far better than the current look I think

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What do you think of the first mock preview of the new Second Life community platform ?

Michael Linden Has Officially Left Linden Lab


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Michael Linden – 28th January 2009

Breaking News

On Tuesday 14th February at the regular Bay City Alliance meeting Sylvan Mole confirmed that Michael Linden officially left Linden Lab. This is both shocking and sad news to hear about. Michael Linden will be greatly missed by all those that knew him inworld.

Michael Linden worked at the lab for over 13 years in a number of roles including becoming a in-world Liaison, then he moved briefly into the Governance role before finally becoming the head of the Linden Department of Public Works (the Moles) for many years improving the mainland of Second Life.

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Michael Linden Bear – 2009

Over the years Michael has worked on many successful projects, attended events and hosted his own weekly office hours with the community in Second Life.

Thanks so much Michael for all of your hard work and making Second Life ten times better. Personally I wish him the very best for the future. 🙂

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Michael Linden office hours – 3rd Feb 2010

Farewell Michael and good luck! 🙂

RFL of SL 2017 Team Registration Opens Sunday 12th February


Relay For Life of Second Life 2017 team registrations open at 6am SLT on Sunday 12th February 2017. This year teams are recommended to have at least 5 members and teams that meet the minimum fundraising levels will be eligible for a campsite and real life prizes/awards. See the press release below for more details.

The 2017 RFL of SL season officially kicks off on 5th March 2017. The theme for 2017 is Passport To Hope and it’s going to be another incredible season I think. RFL of SL is still the world’s largest virtual fundraising event and every year new records are being set.

Confirmed dates for RFL of SL 2017 Events So Far:

  • Paint SL Purple starts on 4th – 12th March 2017
  • RFL of SL 2017 season kicks off 5th March 2017
  • Relay Weekend 2017 will be on 15th – 16th July 2017

Here is the full press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017
WEBSITE: WWW.RELAYFORLIFEOFSECONDLIFE.ORG
For More Information Contact Serina Juran

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RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Second Life Residents Invited To Participate in the World’s Largest Virtual Fundraising Event!

Relay For Life of Second Life Team Registration opens at 6 am SLT on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Led by Event Leadership Team chair Nuala Maracas and co-chairs Leala Spire and Grace Devin, the 2017 season kicks off March 5th and continues through Relay For Life Weekend in Second Life on the 15th & 16th of July. The theme for the 2017 Relay season is “Passport To Hope”.

Team Registration Details
• Captains may register their teams beginning Feb 12th by visiting http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
and clicking the TEAM REGISTRATION button.
• Teams are recommended to have at least 5 members
• Captains will be asked to set a goal for their team.
• Teams who meet the minimum fundraising levels will be eligible for a campsite and for real life prizes and awards.

A new Supporter category has been created to give credit to non-team entities who in the past have raised funds for Relay using General Donations kiosks.These businesses, clubs or organizations can contact PrettyKitty Gumbo in world to be assigned a “Supporter” number and receive fundraising tools.

“This year we are not just going to think outside the box,” said event Chair Nuala Maracas. “We are going to Break The Box! Together we are going to make a difference. Together we are going to help our American Cancer Society finish this 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 13 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 ranked number 17th in donations received among more than 5600 relay events held worldwide. As of January, 2017 RFL of SL celebrated raising 3 million US dollars to support the mission of the Society to ‘Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for A World Without Cancer!

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and is the world leader in the fight to end cancer. Together with our global partners and millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

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

The RFL of SL 2017 season is almost here! 🙂

Hug and Dunk Lindens On Valentine’s Day 2017 in Second Life


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Isle of View 2017

On 10th February Xiola Linden announced a special valentine’s day event on the official Second Life blog about this year’s Hug and Dunk Lindens on Valentine’s Day at Isle of View!. The event starts at 10am SLT to 12pm SLT then again from 2pm SLT to 4pm SLT on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

This year there are four Isle of View regions to visit and explore. The love heart-shaped regions look incredible this year from the map and the regions are open if anyone wanted a first look around the regions.

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Isle of View regions 2017

The annual event is a great opportunity to meet the Lindens inworld and have fun sending them into the depths of the dunk tank. There are special areas to hug your favourite Lindens around Isle of View. There are kiosks around Isle of View where you can send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends or even family.

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Isle of View 2017 water area

The full blog announcement, see below:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Come hug and dunk some Lindens
At the Isle of View!

On February 14th from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm SLT, join us at the Isle of View for a chance to hug and dunk some Lindens. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your one and only – when else are you going to get the chance to cozy up to a Linden or send one shrieking into the depths of a dunk tank? An opportunity like this comes around about once a year — so don’t miss out.

Love is a complicated creature — inspiring poetry, prose, songs, and art of all kinds since the beginning of time. Despite her many facets, love still trumps the alternative — and there is no better place to appreciate the beauty of amor than at the Isle of View.

Flowers, fireworks, forested walks, and fleeting moments gazing into the eyes of your loved one while taking a boat ride — it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. There’s also a kiosk to send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends and sweethearts. Everyone appreciates a little acknowledgement that you’re thinking of them — so send someone special a valentine!

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.

Mark this special valentine’s day event on your calendars and please spread the word. 

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Bugs Bunny arrives on the Isle of View 2017

 

Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event Press Release


Kultivate Magazine have released a new press release this week announcing their first Spring Fashion Event featuring over 50 designers and creators will take place on 11th to 26th February 2017 in Second Life.

There will be fashion shows, two special hunts, around the clock entertainment and a shopping area with exclusives. Stay updated on the latest news from Kultivate Magazine Here.

Here is the full press release below with more details about the event.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event

Dates: February 11 to 26, 2017

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/63/131/2802

Kultivate Magazine is pleased to announce it’s very first Spring Fashion Event! The Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event will take place February 11 to 26, 2017.

This event will feature over 50 designers and creators, a variety of fashion shows, a shopping area with exclusives, two special hunts, entertainment, and more! The Fantasy Angels will also present a special themed show as the finale on February 26, 2017.

The modeling company that will produce the fashion shows is Amazing Impressions Modeling (AIM) and the charity partner for this event is Feed A Smile. Feed A Smile is the charity of Live and Learn Kenya in Second Life. This nonprofit charity raises funds to provide educational opportunities for the children of Kenya. Visitors will be able to help raise funds for Feed A Smile via their official kiosks and by buying tickets to a special raffle.

Participating merchant sponsors are: Alpha Tribe, Bliensen + MaiTai, Blueberry, Chiffon, Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery, Closer to the Heart Fashion, DE Boutique, Dot-Be Fashion, EGOISME Milano, Emerald Couture, Entice, Feyline Fashions, FlowerDreams & Nile Karas, Gabriel, Ghee, GiuliaDesign, Mahlberg Tailors, Prey, Prism and Prism for Men, Sachas Designs, Snowpaws, Sonatta Morales, Spyralle, Sweet E’s Designs, Tameless, Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions, The Bohemian Underground, Virtual Diva, White Room Couture, Zibska, & Zuri Jewelry. Other participating merchants include: .:Jullytobe:., {Aluetia}, *DBS* Designs by Soosy, AnyB Poses, Balderdash, Cosmos Boutique, EED Home & Garden, Get Frocked, IT! (Indulge Temptation!), Just Ordinary, Mara’s Mysteries, Moonstar, Pink Ice Boutique, Pin Up, Portofina Stile, ProPose, Steelhead Outfitters, Stone’s Works, Sweet Dreams, Sweet E’s Designs, TASHI, TRS Designs, & Winterwood.

The Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event has the following media partners, all who have generously agreed to promote this event: ModelS Magazine, Model’s Workshop, Port Elysium News, Radio Riel, SL Live Radio, The Miss SL Organization, The SL Enquirer, The SL Parade, & Virtual Diva Magazine.

About Kultivate Magazine:
Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, The Windlight Art Gallery, The Red Gallery, The Bailywick Gallery, The Kultivate Select Gallery, Ristorante Ivanna, & The Tribute and Crown Pub. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association.

For more information:

Spring Fashion Event

Spring Fashion Show Schedule 

East River Community Going Through Tier Crisis – Tier Donors Needed


Breaking News

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East River Community – (6th February 2017)

I have received word that the East River Community in Second Life is going through a tier crisis and they are looking for tier donors to keep East River Community on the grid. Indigo Mertel who is the founder of East River Community confirmed the news today via notecard, see below.

I hope someone can help and donate tier to the East River Community very soon otherwise it faces closure and it will be a huge loss for Second Life.

I have been contributing to the East River Community with large swaths of land at a considerable monthly cost for years. Many things have changed in my RL these past months and I am now in the sad position to inform you that I am no longer able to contribute to the community. I have procrastinated this decision for a long time because I was very unconfortable with the idea of dilapidating all the hard work we all put into building our beautiful community. But, eventually, I had to come to a decision.

We all want the East River Community to survive, so rather than just pulling the plug I’ll hold off for a limited time in order to find donors willing to donate tier to the group.

To anyone willing to donate tier to the East River Community, please contact Indigo Mertel.

Thank you.

Indigo Mertel
East River Community – founder

Teleport to East River Community Here

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East River Community

The East River Community (ERC) is a federation of groups located on the Sansara continent in Second Life. It was founded on April 28th 2008, though the community traces its roots back to 2006 as a sailing friendly community with the MBYC Community Land Trust group, of which it is the direct descendent. Sailing activities are still part of the community charter.

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East River Community

The ERC offers to its residents and visitors art galleries, a cafe, public venues, nice scenery, a vast area to explore, horse riding on our horse tracks network, shopping and residential areas, music concerts, nautical and community events, a safe harbor for Mainland cruises and an airport.

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East River Community Map – June 2014

Lets Save East River Community Before Its Too Late! 

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River House