The 2022 Sci-Fi Expo in Second Life opens to the public on Wednesday 18th May through until Sunday 29th May 2022. This year the Sci-Fi expo marks it’s 14th year and theme is Brave New Future. Please note the Sci-Fi website is under construction and the web pages will be updated once the main event gets underway.
There are many exciting events to attend from DJ events, fashion shows, movies, dunk a Linden event, Trivia and much more. Check out the Events page and note that all times are SLT. The SLURL for the location will be announced/published nearer to the time.
This annual conference is the largest gatherings of science fiction fans, merchants, entertainers, roleplayers, creators and more. The conference features sub genres from steampunk, post-apocalypse, cyberpunk, fantasy, superhero’s and more. The Sci-Fi expo is a good way to support the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Second Life season.
The Sci-Fi Expo is made possible every year in Second Life thanks to all the amazing exhibitors, builders, volunteers and the visitors who make it a huge success. Everyone is welcome to attend the Sci-Fi Expo and don’t forget to spread the word about this great annual event.
The Fantasy Faire 2022 in Second Life opened it’s doors to the public on 21st April and has been very popular so far. The event ends on Sunday 8th May 2022 so there is still time to visit the 2022 Fantasy Faire. The Fantasy Faire is one of the major events in the Relay For Life of Second Life season.
The Fairelands have returned from the Mists; twenty fantasy worlds forming a circle of lands, a chain of people across the many realms. Welcome home, Fairelanders!
The best place to get started is at the Fairelands Junction. This year there are 20 regions in total to explore full of awesomeness and nice scenery. Don’t forget “The Faire has long been considered the premier annual shopping event for fantasy-themed merchandise in Second Life, showcasing fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets, and exclusive items by 250 of the grid’s top fantasy creators”.
Great news to share today is that the Fantasy Faire 2022 blogger applications are now open and you can apply here. The Fantasy Faire is a huge charity event in Second Life benefiting the American Cancer Society. It offers live performances, immersive quests, auctions, Literary Festival events, roleplay, games, shopping and much more. There is a Discord group or the inworld group while we wait for the event to start.
The 2022 Fantasy Faire will open to the public on Thursday 21st April 2022 through until Sunday 8th May 2022. For more event details please read the press release below and spread the word around the grid. Thanks.
* * Fantasy Faire 2022, April 21 – May 8* * A Benefit for the American Cancer Society
Many Realms – One Vision. Fantasy Faire 2022: Building a World Without Cancer
Since 2009, Fantasy Faire has been the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players, and performers in the virtual world of Second Life®. It is also one of the most successful Relay For Life (RFL) fundraising teams worldwide. The 2021 Faire ranked 19th out of 5,000 RFL teams around the globe. Over its fourteen years, the Faire has raised close to $530,000 US Dollars, or over L$133,250,000 Linden Dollars.
For the past five years, the Faire has dedicated its fundraising efforts to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) global service and support programs, including the recently launched project BEACON (Building Expertise, Advocacy, and Capacity for Oncology Navigation).
A partnership with nine health institutions and organizations in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, BEACON builds on the success of similar ACS programs in the US and elsewhere. The project answers the call from healthcare professionals and cancer patients in those areas for life-saving information that can dramatically increase survival rates. “Fantasy Faire is one of the cornerstones of our vital work,” says Kristie McComb, Managing Director of Global Capacity Development and Patient Support at the ACS. “It’s an inspiring example of a global community working together to address a global challenge.”
The Faire has long been considered the premier annual shopping event for fantasy-themed merchandise in Second Life, showcasing fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets, and exclusive items by 250 of the grid’s top fantasy creators. In addition, Faire visitors enjoy dance and theater performances; attend auctions, art galleries, and a Literary and Film Festival; and share in an interactive quest and roleplaying events and classes.
Fantasy Faire Radio provides the soundtrack for visitors exploring the Fairelands, featuring music from blockbuster fantasy films along with a rich variety of world music traditions. A second radio station, “Live at the Fairechylde” features DJs spinning an upbeat, eclectic mix of tracks including classic rock, club music, jazz, blues, and pop hits. In 2021, more than 30,000 unique listeners tuned in from over 150 countries around the world.
It all comes to life again this year when the Fairelands return on April 21st. “I’m always deeply moved that a realm made of ones and zeros has become home to a global community capable of affecting positive change for all humankind” says Elizabeth Tinsley, Executive Director of Fantasy Faire. “It doesn’t stop at the border between the virtual and the physical. In fact, that’s where the real magic truly starts.”
Fantasy Faire 2022 will be open to the public April 21 – May 8. The SLurl to the event will be found on the website on our opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.
Fantasy Faire 2022 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) 800-227-2345.
The 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life season will be starting very soon and here are some upcoming important dates to save. The theme for 2022 is Heroes Of Hope and all events will be following this theme throughout the year. The usual annual RFL events will be happening like the Fantasy Faire, Home & Garden Expo, Sci-Fi Expo, SL Christmas Expo and many more.
Registration Open: Saturday 15th January 2022
Kickoff: Saturday 19th February 2022
Relay Weekend: Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June 2022
Second Life ACS posted a blog post on 8th June about three communities (MC, Bellisseria & GOR) in Second Life that have joined together for 10 Days of Relay and raised $50, 610. 10 days of Relay has been very successful and next year it’s going to even bigger.
MC = $25, 927
Bellisseria = $16, 740
GOR = $7, 960
Here is the full blog post…
June 08, 2020
Last year, the MC community led the way in coming together as a community to support the American Cancer Society.
In 2020, three communities joined together for the 10 Days of Relay and raised $50,610.
The MC’s, who pioneered the community concept, raised $25,927. The Bellisseria community worked together to raise $16,740 in their first year. And the GOR community joined together and raised $7,960 at their GOR Festival.
These significant accomplishments by three extraordinary communities were inadvertently not mentioned at our Relay 2020 Closing Ceremony.
The 10 Days of Relay was an incredible event with so many people participating in so many different ways. It has been instrumental in reaching new places and has enabled us to help people we would never have met without them.
As we look forward to our next Relay season, we see even more communities joining us in our fight for a world without cancer.
A sincere thank you for all that you accomplished and a big Relay For Life hug.
Well done to everyone that participated this year.
The 2020 Relay event weekend officially opens tomorrow from 10am SLT on Saturday 6th June 2020 through until Sunday 7th June over at the RFL regions in Second Life. So far RFL of SL 2020 have already passed the $250,000 USD goal and it’s set to break new records during this weekend.
Lab Gab episode 27 streams live today from 12pm SLT where Strawberry Linden will be speaking to the Relay For Life of Second Life 2020 team. Featuring Stingray9798 Raymaker, Trager Alter, MamaP Beerbaum and Nikki Mathieson. Apparently there may a surprise guest. You don’t want to miss this one.
Watch Live Below From 12pm SLT!
Here is the Relay Weekend 2020 Event Schedule…
10am SLT: Opening Ceremony
Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.
11am SLT: Survivor/Caregiver Laps
Sponsored by Relay Rockers
Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on. The 2020 Survivor/Caregiver Walk in Second Life will begin immediately following the Opening Ceremony.
12:30pm SLT: Teams Laps
Sponsored by GridPlay
2pm SLT:Roller Skating Hour
3pm SLT: Walk with a Friend
4pm SLT: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sponsored by Attention on Cancer
5pm SLT: Your Favorite Sports Teams
6pm SLT: Nerds & Geeks Unite!
7pm SLT: Your Favorite Video Games
Sponsored by Friends For A Cure
8pm SLT: Camping Hour
Sponsored by Camping For A Cure
9pm SLT: Luminaria Ceremony
10pm SLT: Candyland Hour!
Sponsored by SHB Gems
11pm SLT: Las Vegas Hour
12am SLT: TOGA Party!! Food Fight!
1am SLT: 80’s Hour
Sponsored by C&V’s House of Rock
2am SLT: Pac Man Hour
3am SLT: Monopoly Hour
4am SLT: Ahoy Matey!
5am SLT: Hero Hour
Sponsored by Heroes Helping Heroes
6am SLT: Fight Back Hour
Sponsored by Gavin Dionysus
7am SLT: Wear Your Coffee & Drink Your Curlers
Sponsored by Relay Rockers
8am SLT: Hawaiian Hour
9am SLT: Purple Power Hour
Sponsored by Team Shadow
10am SLT: Closing Ceremony
11am SLT: Victory Lap – Dancing With Your Sparklers!
Please spread the word about this weekend’s Relay Weekend 2020.