Fantasy Faire 2019 Press Release


Here is the full press release for the upcoming 11th annual Fantasy Faire for 2019. This year the event will open on Thursday 18th April through until Sunday 5th May. The Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers. Last year the Fantasy Faire relayed L$ 12, 500, 000 – ($50, 000) which is amazing.

The theme for 2019 is Builders Of Hope. The Fantasy Faire will be hosted on ten shopping regions hosting 200+ of Second Life’s top fantasy creators.

* * Fantasy Faire 2019, April 18 – May 5* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society

Celebrating its eleventh year, Fantasy Faire 2019 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 18 to Sunday May 5, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and role-playing as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Fantasy Faire has always officially lasted eleven days, and in recent years we’ve been fortunate to have a few extra days added. This year we’re making it official: our formal programming will still conclude with our One Team dance party marathon on Monday, April 29th, but now we invite you to join us for an additional week of shopping, questing, and exploring as the Fairelands will be open through Sunday, May 5th. That’s a total of eighteen days of the Faire – and you never know when something unexpected might happen in that final week!

As always, you’ll find fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items available from almost 200 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across ten stunning regions designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the Second Life destination guide.

In addition to the ten shopping regions there will also be six Faireland realms that take us beyond commerce, from a Memorial Garden to the Fairelands Quest, the Literary Festival, Performance Stages, from Art Galleries to the Worldling Collection. These bring the Fairelands count for 2019 to sixteen regions, just waiting for you to explore them.

Fantasy Faire 2019 will be open to the public April 18 – May 5. The SLurl to the event will, as always, be found on the website on our opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.

Fantasy Faire 2019 is made possible by the generous support of our Region and Event Sponsors, all of whom you can learn more about on the Faire’s website. For more information please contact one of the Faire coordinators:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/organizers/

Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-ACS-2345.

Email: FantasyFaireSL@gmail.com
Website: http://fantasyfaireSL.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fantasyfairesl/
Plurk: http://www.plurk.com/FantasyFaireSL
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyFaireSL
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfairesl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FantasyFaireSL
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

American Cancer Society SLurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/127/103/21

Please spread the word about Fantasy Faire 2019.

55 Days To GO!

New Firestorm Viewer 6.0.2.56680 Available


Firestorm Login Screen – 20th February 2019

The Firestorm team released a new version of the Firestorm viewer last week version 6.0.2 (56680) which comes with full Animesh support. The new version is now available to download on the Downloads page. This latest release will definitely help content creators and animators to create things like animated scenery features, moveable pets, vehicles, mesh objects and much more. This release comes with a number of various improvements and fixes.

Check out the full release notes here for version 6.0.2 (56680).

What’s New ?

  • Comes with full Animesh support
  • This Firestorm 6.0.2 viewer is now fully merged up to the 6.0.1 Linden code-base with a number of fixes made to it
  • Various improvements & fixes to the new mesh upload window
  • The context menu in scroll lists (LLScrollListCtrls) can now be opened with the Windows keyboard
  • Added shortcut Alt-Shift-R for the Refresh Attachments option
  • Improvement to FSExperimentalLostAttachmentsFixReport
  • Added bulk delete inventory links capability
  • For more changes and fixes see the change log

Important News

Please note: We WILL be applying a block to version 5.0.7 AND the Animesh public beta in 3 weeks time. This block will not impact OpenSim.
Also note that LL ‘may’ be removing UDP asset fetch server side support sometime in the near future which will deprecate 5.0.7 anyways.

Stay updated on the latest Firestorm Viewer updates here

OSSM TAKES TIME ? & New Orange/Green Development on SSP Continent


SSP Continent – February 2019 Update

SSP Continent – 19th February 2019

A few interesting visual changes this month on the new SSP continent which is worth mentioning I think. Firstly on the SSP124 region there is a new message saying OSSM TAKES TIME with a smiley face next to it. This is definitely a code for something more official in the works I think or it could be something relating to a hyperlink to OpenSim which would be most interesting. What do you think this could mean ?

This month there appears to be more houses built, more new trees and more docking points around the continent (see the map above). I hope the new SSP continent will be connected by many water regions to another large continent because that would be great.

A new orange and green development has appeared in the central area of the continent with a double lane road on the right side (SSP186, SSP187, SSP202 & SSP203) which looks like a new retail space. There is another double lane on the left which may be worked on soon.

A cute smiley face has appeared on the SSP2 QA Test region.

The moles have definitely been busy during the past few months building more and more. The bottom half of the content remains empty it seems on the map and who knows what that will become in the months ahead. Good progress is being made and I’ll post another update next month.

 

Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 Season Starts


Sneak preview 1

Starting at 10am SLT today marks the start of the brand new 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season. The event will be held at the Eternal Hope region and the theme for this season is “All Aboard For A Cure”. It’s going to be a great season I think and I’ll look forward to attending the annual RFL of SL events. I’m sure new records will be set this year and even more donations will be made to the American Cancer Society.

RFL Of SL Kick Off Regions

RFL of SL 2019 season starts today

Important Opening Ceremony Info

The “Kickoff Ceremony” will be preceded by a tailgate party with music and interactive experiences for attendees. The ceremony will highlight how the Second Life community benefits from the funds raised inworld and what exciting opportunities await the 2019 season. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life Season which will begin on Saturday, February 16th and culminate on Relay Weekend, June 8th and 9th. New this year will be the 5 Days of Relay, June 3rd through June 7th, as Relay Goes MC.

On Saturday, attendees are also invited to attend the after party and are encouraged to explore the regions and participate in our interactive experiences. Entertainment will be provided by DJ’s from various Relay For Life Teams before closing at 8:00pm SLT.

The regions will also be open on Sunday, February 17th from 12:00pm SLT until 6:00pm SLT.

Sneak preview 2

RFL of SL 2019 Useful Links

Sneak preview 3

Snapshots of One Billion Rising & Isle of View 2019


Here are my newest snapshots below of the 7th annual One Billion Rising event and the Isle of View regions in Second Life for 2019. I enjoyed attending both this week and I recommend everyone to check it out.

One Billion Rising 2019

OBR 2019 regions from above
24 hour dancing
Great entrance this year
The main stage in the background
Walking around is pretty fun

Isle of View 2019

Isle of View 2019 regions from above
Love is in the air
Amazing regions this year
The cool swan boat ride
Looks amazing this year

I have upgraded to a PRO member on Flickr, see my snapshots here.

One Billion Rising 2019 Starts Tomorrow In Second Life


Preview of OBR 2019

The 7th annual Second Life One Billion Rising event starts at 12am SLT on Thursday 14th February 2019. The event will be held on four OBR regions on the map and it’s expected there will be a large gathering this year. The event lasts for 24 hours featuring many DJs, performances, poetry and much more.

The main stage is central of the regions surrounded by an area of art installations and informal exhibits. It’s definitely worth checking it all out.

About OBR

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.  We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.

Map of OBR 2019

Preview of OBR 2019

OBR 2019 Dance Video

Check out the new OBR 2019 dance video choreographed by JenzZa Misfit. The Break the Chain song was chosen for this years special dance video for OBR 2019.

Stay updated on the One Billion Rising website.