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RFL of SL snapshots from the past


Here are historical snapshots of Relay for Life of Second Life that I have attended so far and wanted to share with you today.

This year marks 11 years since the first Relay for Life of Second Life event and later on today we will relay around the track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Come and make a difference! :)

RFL sims 2011

RFL of SL 2011 regions

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RFL of SL 2012

2013 RFL of SL Wrap Up

RFL of SL 2013 Wrap Up party

RFL weekend 2013 SL

RFL of SL 2013 fireworks

RFL 2013

RFL of SL 2013

RFL Kickoff 2014

RFL of SL Kickoff 2014

Ten years of Relay Weekend

Ten years of Relay for Life of Second Life 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

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RFL of SL 2015 season starts

RFL of SL 2015 season

RFL of SL 2015 season starts

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RELAY WEEKEND 2015 is here!

RFL of SL 2015: The Relay Weekend Preview


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View of the relay weekend welcome area

RFL of SL 2015 relay weekend starts tomorrow at 10am SLT with the opening ceremony at the main stage. The first lap of the 2015 relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony starting at 11am SLT. The exciting fun-filled weekend will then be underway to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society including theme laps, the Luminaria ceremony, event activities and much more.

RFL of SL 2015 Map

RFL of SL Map 2015

 

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Welcome area starting point

 

It;s almost time to RELAY!

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The starting point of the RFL Activities regions

 

The closing ceremony of RFL of SL 2015 relay weekend will start at 10am SLT on Sunday 19th July 2015. Please spread the word about relay weekend in Second Life and let’s make a difference. :)

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View from above of the RFL Activities regions

 

The RFL regions look really nice this year and they are ready to host the 11th annual event. YAY!

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The owl gets ready for RELAY WEEKEND

 

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A great view of the relay track and central areas of RFL of SL 2015

 

Stay updated on RFL of SL 2015 here. You don’t want to miss RELAY WEEKEND 2015!

Dr. Phil talk show will be featuring Second Life and Ebbe Altberg on 14th July 2015


Linden Lab have announced today that Second Life will be featured on the popular Dr. Phil talk show along with Ebbe Altberg (CEO of Linden Lab). This special episode will be airing on Tuesday 14th July 2015 shown in the United States and the times can be found on the Dr. Phil main website.

Ebbe Altberg will be speaking about some of the positive ways that Second Life is being used from around the world. There will be footage of Dr. Phil adventures in Second Life in this episode.

Dr. Phil will be shown on the largest monitor (40 feet wide) controlling his avatar in Second Life. The episode features a young man who is struggling with many problems and his addiction to playing online games.

Won’t Work, Won’t Go to School: “My Son Just Wants to Game All Day”

Sarah says her 23-year-old son, Justin, is so consumed with playing video games that he dropped out of college, can’t hold a job and is neglecting his health — losing more than 50 pounds — and she fears he’ll die if he doesn’t stop. Sarah says she has tried cutting off Justin financially and giving him ultimatums, but he always finds a way to continue gaming to excess. Justin admits he can play 16 hours a day — sometimes lasting up to 30 hours straight — and says he would rather live in the virtual world than the real world. What could be driving his behavior? And, has his hobby become an addiction that could eventually kill him? With the help of Dr. Rachael Ross, co-host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, Dr. Phil opens Justin’s eyes to the potential health dangers he faces. Will it have an impact? Plus, how can Justin regain traction in his life?

Check out the bio about Dr. Phil here

RLF of SL 2015: Relay Weekend is fast approaching


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RFL of SL 2015 Regions

Relay Weekend starts on Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015 in Second Life and the excitement is building up for the 11th annual event. The RFL regions have arrived and preparations are being made. This year the hope is to reach the 2.5 million dollar mark which would be absolutely incredible.

This year there is so much packed into Relay Weekend to remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Take part and mark a difference! :)

What is 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 11 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. Five years later, in 2010 the Relay For Life of Second Life raised over $220,000.  The 1 MILLIONTH US dollar was raised in 2011 when more than 2000 volunteers raised over $375,000.  In 2012 we passed the 1.5 million dollar mark. In 2014, we passed the 2 million US dollar mark and we are approaching the 2.5 million dollar mark quickly.

The event schedule listings are now available for Relay Weekend. please see below!

Saturday 18th July 2015:

  • Opening Ceremony – 10 am – The fun-filled weekend begins!
  • CELEBRATE – 11 am – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony. A Survivor/Caregiver honor walk. Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.
  • REMEMBER – 9pm – the Luminaria Ceremony – a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate. Please walk the track in silence.

Sunday 19th July 2015:

  • FIGHT BACK -6am- Pick up your Fight Back Kits and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Information Stations along the track, and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year – your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet. Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.
  • Closing Ceremony – 10 am – Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.

Relay Weekend Theme Hours

Saturday 18th July 2015

  • 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 AM Survivor/Caregiver – CELEBRATE
  • 12:30 PM Teams Lap
  • 2:00 PM Crazy Hats & Hair
  • 3:00 PM Movies & Musicals
  • 4:00 PM Holiday Road
  • 5:00 PM Hawaiian Beach Party
  • 6:00 PM Space Cadets Fight Cancer Too
  • 7:00 PM Health Matters
  • 8:00 PM Purple Power
  • 9:00 PM Luminaria Ceremony – REMEMBER
  • 10:00 PM Meet & Make A New Friend
  • 11:00 PM Your Relay Heritage
  • MIDNIGHT The Random Hour

Sunday 14th July 2015

  • 1:00 AM Get Active – Sports !
  • 2:00 AM The 60’s
  • 3:00 AM Hoppy Ball Bounce
  • 4:00 AM Relay Around The World
  • 5:00 AM Heroes – Every Day & Super
  • 6:00 AM FIGHT BACK
  • 7:00 AM Happy More Birthdays
  • 8:00 AM Coffee, Tea, or Relay
  • 9:00 AM Formal Hour
  • 10:00 AM Closing Ceremonies
  • 11:00 AM Victory Lap! – Walk the track and meet the Relay Committee.
    Celebrate YOUR Relay. Take THAT, Cancer!
  • 12:30 PM RAFFLE Draw!
  • 1:00 PM SILENT AUCTION Closes!
  • 2:00 PM Enjoy Walking the Track and Visiting the Builds

Relay Weekend Activities

Visit the Relay For Life Museum and see the changes over the past 11 years of RFL of SL history. There are many activities happening during Relay Weekend on the 4 Activity Regions and the Water Region including…

  • Torch Of Hope
  • Raffle For Relay
  • Silent Auction
  • Art Show and Sale
  • Live Music
  • DJs Music and Dancing
  • Stand Up Comedy
  • Tribute Bands
  • Snail Races
  • The Body Is A Fortress Hunt
  • 4 (sim) Corner Ceremonies Stage
  • Teams Vendor Markets
  • Sailing For Relay

The LUMINARIA

  • 50 – 999 – Green
  • 1000 – 2499 – Orange
  • 2500 – 4999 – Blue
  • 5000 – 7499 – Yellow
  • 7500 – 9999 – Pink
  • 10000 or more – Purple + fireworks

I’ll be posting more next week on RFL of SL 2015. :)

SL12B the final party


The SL12B community celebration ended last week with a huge final party where the cake stage exploded over the central regions. There was a large attendance for the party and I thought it worked rather well. The SL12B community celebration was a huge success and everyone should be very proud of the work created this year for the birthday.

This week the SL12B exhibits have been put away for another year and the break down process has started.  The SL12B regions will be going offline this weekend and the countdown for SL13B will then begin.

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SL12B regions as of 9th July 2015

 

Here is a message from Doc…

Thank you SL12B Community

We would like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered and exhibited. All the DJs and Performers and the builders. It took an army of volunteers to bring this year’s birthday celebration together. 

If you enjoyed this year’s event and want to be a part next year, keep an eye on this blog and stay in the SLB Community Group for notification of next year’s festivities.

 It is always my pleasure to work with all of you.

Press Release: Digital Lisbon gets 144 regions & seeks new crowdfunding


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Carlos Loff, an experienced virtual worlds builder and community manager since 2007 in Second Life, has re-launched a crowd funding campaign for $2,250 now to expand and build a 144 regions Digital Lisbon on Aviworlds  the new mega-project partner and supporter. Lisbon foundations open to visits next July 15th. Part of the money raised, or $600, will cover the first year hosting fees, $1,000 for events, and $500 for purchasing content and building the virtual recreation.

“Digital Lisbon is now by far the biggest city replica in the whole Metaverse, with nothing less than 9 clustered Megaregions of 16 regions each” said Loff.

According to Loff, it will have an almost 70% degree of geographical scale accuracy and structural continuity, and will cover the equivalent to 9 square kilometers of virtual land. 

“People will be able to furnish their own homes, attend concerts, fairs and workshops, explore virtual museums and monument replicas, rent a store or office and run a bar, theater or school,” he added.

“What makes Lisbon special are elements such as unparallel city size and continuity, building and texturing accuracy, full usage and interactivity of buildings, objects and living things, everything brought alive with many community activities and dynamics, including hiring many artists and lecturers,” said Loff.

Loff’s campaign offers special access and uses to backers and a free piece of land to top supporters, with freedom to develop their own vision of business, education or entertainment activities.

Visit the crowd fund campaign, help make a difference on the metaverse and get your piece of Lisbon at http://www.gofundme.com/digital-lisbon

The Drax Files Radio Hour Show #75 with Philip Rosedale


Check out the new special Drax Files podcast @75 featuring Philip Rosedale talking about High Fidelity and a little on Second Life. This show was broadcasted from within High Fidelity for the first time and the show runs for 1hr/29 minutes.

Skip to 54 minutes to listen to the special interview between Draxtor and Philip Rosedale talking High Fidelity. I found the interview pretty much interesting and fascinating.

Give it a listen if you are interested in learning more on High Fidelity.