Category Archives: SL Breaking News

Creepy Crawl 2016, BURN2 Da Vinci’s Workshop 2016 and VWBPE 2017


There have been various interesting Second Life event announcements made just recently and here is a recap of them if you missed any of them. Please spread the word about these events happening this year and next.ūüôā

Creepy Crawl 2016

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On 29th September the lab blogged about the Creepy Crawl event that will be taking place in Second Life on¬†31st October 2016. ¬†There will be live music, Halloween fun and the return of¬†the Halloween Shop ‚ÄėTil You Drop event.

The Shop ‚ÄėTil You Drop Halloween themed shopping event will be taking place on Friday 21st October through until¬†Monday 31st October 2016. Merchants that are interested in this shopping event can fill out the Halloween Shopping Event form here.

BURN2 Da Vinci’s Workshop 2016

The annual BURN2 event is coming up fast in Second Life and this year the theme is¬†Da Vinci’s Workshop. The BURN2 2016 festival in Second Life starts on 15th October through until 23rd October with entertainment and music.

  • The Man Burn will be on Saturday 22nd October¬†
  • The Temple Burn will be on Sunday 23rd October¬†

Press Day will be on Friday 14th October and if you are interested fill out the Press Pass Signup form to get special access to the BURN2 regions.

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm SLT
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm SLT

VWBPE 2017

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place in this community of practice. All educators are encouraged to present, attend and take part in this discussion of collaborative deeper learning and co-presence in virtual worlds and games.

The 10th annual VWBPE conference in Second Life will be taking place from Wednesday 29th March through until Saturday 1st April 2017. To mark the 10th anniversary the first annual  Virtual Science Fair will be taking place which invites all educators to participate.

VWBPE17 LEGACY: Call for Proposals

Which event are you most looking forward to the most ? Please comment below! :) 

 

Sansar Creator Preview invites are being sent on a rolling basis


The latest news according to the official Sansar Official Twitter page¬†is that Creator preview invites are still being sent out on a rolling basis up to public release.¬†There are now roughly three months until the official public launch of Sansar (January 2017) and I’m looking forward to trying it out early next year.

For those that have been invited to try out the Sansar Creator preview they must agree to an NDA and EULA¬†meaning they can’t say anything about what they have seen so far.

When Sansar opens to the public the platform will be optimized for amazing VR experiences and it’s going to be scalable for many different kinds of systems. Second Life will continue alongside Sansar for many years to come.

Are you excited about the public launch of Sansar in January 2017 ? 

Ladyslipper Constantine Has Passed Away


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I’m really upset to hear that¬†Ladyslipper Constantine who was my friend in Second Life sadly passed away on Saturday 17th September 2016.¬†Ladyslipper Constantine lost her battle with cancer and she was surrounded by loved ones.

I will personally miss her and she will be deeply missed by the Second Life community. It’s just not going to be same inworld again.ūüė¶

As many of you know Ladyslipper Constantine was involved with Virtual Ability events, Virtual Worlds Best Practices education events, One Billion Rising, BURN2 events and she was involved in past Second Life birthday celebrations.

SL8B BURN2 festival 2011 presentation

Ladyslipper at BURN2

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Me and Ladyslipper hanging out 

The Lamplighters blog reported about her passing on 18th September 2016 and they have posted a update about the Celebration of Ladyslipper Constantine life happening at 11am SLT on Saturday 1st October over at the northeast lawn of Virtual Ability Island (SLURL).

With a heavy heart we share news about a much-loved Elder, Lamplighter, Fire Dancer and longtime Burner, Ladyslipper Constantine.

Yesterday the 17th of September, after a valiant fight against cancer, she passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. She will be dreadfully missed, but we shall treasure our memories of this deeply passionate Burner. She takes a bit of our Lamplighter fire with her into the next life.

Celebrating the life of Ladyslipper Constantine…

UPDATE: There was a message shared inworld, sent from Virtual Ability, inviting residents in SL who knew and loved LS.

There will be a Celebration of Life hosted by Virtual Ability for Ladyslipper Constantine on Saturday, Oct 1 at 11am SLT, on the northeast lawn of Virtual Ability island.

The celebration will begin with some of her friends offering memories in text+voice, because LS was part of the deaf community in SL.

A slideshow will display photos of the many events LS participated in. If you have SL images, please send them to iSkye Silverweb for inclusion. There will also be music and dancing. LS loved a good party!

Celebrate Ladyslipper’s life with us. For more information, please contact Gentle Heron, Eme Capalini, or Treasure Ballinger in world.

RIP Ladyslipper Constantine 

05/29/2008 –¬†09/17/2016