The Firestorm team have announced that there will be a three-hour dance party happening today from 2pm SLT until 5pm SLT from many live performers in Second Life. The party will take place over at the Firestorm regions (SLURLs below). Jessica Lyon will be there along with many other Firestorm team members.
Here are the live performers scheduled for today..
2pm – 3pm – Savannah Rain
3pm – 4pm – Max Kleene
4pm – 5pm – Annette Seranade
Arrive early as the regions will fill up quickly. Apparently there might be a surprise at the end of the party.
Here is the full blog post by the Firestorm Team…
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and for whatever else you celebrate! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Please join the Firestorm Team as we host a 3 hour music and dance party on Saturday December 15th in the Firestorm Gateway regions!
Jessica Lyon will be there among many other Firestorm Team Members and we hope to see you too!
Slurls (click a random one so we don’t all end up in the same region!)
The OpenSim Festival 2019 will be taking place from 1st to 3rd March with live performances and there will be plenty of great exhibits to check out via the hypergrid. Above is a short new promo for OpenSim Fest 2019 which is going to be incredible.
A full festival schedule will be posted nearer to the time.
See below for more details…
What is OpenSim Fest?
From the ashes of AvatarFest it is with great pleasure we would like to announce Opensim Fest rising like a phoenix. OpenSim Fest is the celebration of the strength and diversity of the hypergrid user community. For the community, by the community. The format, the idea and the aims of OpenSim Fest will stay true to AvatarFest and we hope to be worthy custodians for Han and Eryn.
We do not represent corporations, companies nor grids – we are the customers, users, builders and dreamers who live out here, sharing our dreams and creations with one another.
OpenSim Fest Weekend and beyond
There are two parts to the festival, the first is the weekend of live performances on the Opensim Fest grid on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2019. and secondly you will be able to visit the region via the hypergrid to see the exhibits until the 6th April 2019. Nearer the time of the festival a full schedule will be posted and pages will be posted to the site with a full list of performers and exhibitors.
If you have been an exhibitor or performer and have anything on the festival region or in your grid avatar inventory you will need to export or transfer it by the 20th April 2019. All the grid databases, the region, website and grid accounts will be deleted on the 21st April 2019. The only thing that will remain throughout the year will be the main website as we will be using that each year.”
What can YOU do to be a part of OpenSim Fest 2019?
Creative Builders & Artists – there are build / Display areas waiting to be filled with unique creations! Please speak to Leighton Marjoramat email@example.com or Bill Blight at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours and receive guidelines information.
Live Performers, Live DJs – Performing Artists (Live Musicians, DJs) Please contact Cataplexia Numbers at email@example.com
Exhibitors, performers and volunteers will be asked to join the Discord server so we can communicate easier. To join the Discord server click follow this link in your browser https://discord.gg/T7QN2mZ (discord is a very useful real time collaboration tool and there is a desktop app you can download). We encourage all to participate and be a part of the Community festival.
You can come by and visit us at Expo region 5/Booth number 26 at this years OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC 2018) if you would like to ask us any questions or sign up as an contributor to Opensim Fest. Finally the grid will be open to the hypergrid so anyone can come and then in January 2019 the region will be restricted to builders (then the builds will a surprise at the fest in March).
Today Google has officially announced the social network Google+ will be shutting down in April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google apparently suffered another data leak effecting 52.5 million users. The shut-down of all Google+ APIs will occur within the next 90 days.
We will sunset all Google+ APIs in the next 90 days. Developers can expect to hear more from us on this topic in the coming days, and can stay informed by continuing to check the Google+ developer page.
We have also decided to accelerate sunsetting consumer Google+, bringing it forward from August 2019 to April 2019. We want to give users ample opportunity to transition off of consumer Google+, and over the coming months, we will continue to provide users with additional information, including ways they can safely and securely download and migrate their data.
For all Second Life and OpenSim communities that are on Google+ now is the time I think to start moving to other networks. The transition period starts now so download data and backup what you can.
Hopefully there will be a good social network big enough to reconnect everyone up again instead of everyone spreading out all over the place.
I’ve now removed Google+ connections from my blog.
Without going into details,” he e-mails, “our plans to make Second Life available on Steam hit some complications and so were put on hold. Since acquiring Desura, we now have our own distribution platform, and we recently made Second Life available there (blog post about that here), as well as on Amazon (in the US, UK, and Germany).