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RFL of SL 2015: kick-off weekend schedule


2015 RFL of SL Kick Off

2015 RFL of SL Kick Off Event

Next weekend (6th-8th March) marks the start of 11th annual Relay for Life of Second Life 2015 season and to mark this special occasion there will be fireworks, live performers, games, fund raising events and much more.

This year the Kick Off Weekend is taking everyone back to 2005 and back to the first ever virtual relay in Second Life. It’s going to be great fun and everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday 8th March 2015

  • 9am – 10am SLT – T1 Radio Pre-Kick Off Show
  • 10am – 11am SLT – Kick Off Opening Ceremony (including speeches from the RFL of SL 2015 planning committee)
  • 11am – 7pm SLT – Live Performers and DJs continue the celebrations
  • 6:45pm SLT – Fireworks Show

Useful Links

Useful links for Relay for Life of Second Life 2015


For the latest news and events for Relay for Life of Second Life 2015, check out these useful links and stay updated. Don’t forget the kick-off celebrations start 7th-8th March 2015 for RFL of SL 2015 and this year marks the 11th season in Second Life. Woooot!

Official Website: http://www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

Official Wiki: http://www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/wiki

Official Plurk Page: https://www.plurk.com/relayforlifeofsecondlife

Official Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL

Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/rflofsl

Official Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/slrelayforlife/

Official Google Plus Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/114793851785833186058/114793851785833186058

Official Tumblr Page: http://relayforlife-sl.tumblr.com/

Official Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/jwarrhol/2015-relay-for-life-of-second-life/

Official Avatar Social Network Page: https://www.avatarsocialnetwork.com/ASNpage/relayforlifeofsecondlife

VWBPE 2015 updates and reminders


VWBPE 2015 coming soon

VWBPE 2015 coming soon

The 8th annual VWBPE conference starts 18th-21st March and the event will be happening on the VWBPE regions in Second Life. The theme is Crossroads this year and here are the deadline targets set by the VWBPE 2015 organizers, see below.

Latest VWBPE 2015 Updates

  • The VWBPE 2015 calendar is now live – see here for times, dates and info
  • Exhibit submissions extended until 27th February 2015
  • Post-conference VWBPE Virtual World Explorations submissions have to be received by 27th February 2015.
  • The Thinkerer Award – deadline for nominations is 1st March 2015
  • Registration is still open – attendance is free this year for SL/OpenSim platforms

I’m looking forward to attending VWBPE 2015 and I’m interested to hear more during the conference. In previous years it’s been a really good experience and the attendance numbers are pretty much high every time. I’m looking forward to hearing from Ebbe Linden and many more during the 2015 conference.

Just under a month to go until the event gets underway. Yay! :)

6th annual Mole Day celebrations takes place on 2nd February 2015 in Second Life


Mole Day 2015

Mole Day 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com

MOLE DAY COMING 2nd FEBRUARY 2015

Annual Event Honors Members of Linden Department of Public Works

BAY CITY, SL (26th January, 2015) – It’s nearly that time of year again when we look for furry little shadows. You do have your shadows enabled, no? It’s not about groundhogs — it’s about the Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works!

Initially honored in 2010 by Residents of Bay City, Mole Day is set aside to show appreciation for The Moles and their many contributions to Bay City and the rest of the Second Life™ Grid.

This year’s annual Mole Day will again take place at the Bay City Fairgrounds February 2nd commencing at 5:00 p.m. SLT. The event will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer of KONA stream followed by Marky Helstein performing live at 6:00 p.m. SLT.

“Moles” are members of The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). The LDPW is a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living on, or visiting the Linden Mainland. The LDPW organizes teams of Resident builders, artists, and scripters (the Moles!) to create new content on Linden Lab’s behalf and to the benefit of all. These Residents have the last name “Mole.”

Moles essentially build all of the grid’s infrastructure: the public roads and railways, items in our coastal waterways and protected lands, and even larger scale projects like the Linden Homes regions, premium content and experiences, and much more.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.

Here are some historical snapshots from previous Mole Day events in Second Life and every year it just gets better. Everyone is welcome to attend the annual event and please spread the word about Mole Day 2015 in Second Life. :D

Mole Day 2013 stage area

Mole Day 2013 stage area

Bay City Mole Day 2014

Bay City Mole Day 2014

Conga special at Mole Day 2014

Conga special at Mole Day 2014

Official Event Dates for RFL of SL 2015 Season


Here is the official press release and logo for the 2015 Relay For Life of Season in Second Life. This press release contains official special events and mega event dates for 2015.

Please spread the word!

RFL2015-OFFICIAL LOGO

RFL2015-OFFICIAL LOGO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JANUARY 21, 2015

OFFICIAL 2015 RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE EVENT DATES

Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society, is pleased to announce event dates for the upcoming 2015 season! 2015 marks the 11th season of Relay For Life of Second Life and this year’s theme is “The Future is Now”. Below is a list of the special and mega events planned for 2015 in support of Relay For Life of Second Life:

2015 RFL OF SL SPECIAL EVENTS:

Kick-Off Celebration -March 7-8, 2015

Join us as we launch the 2015 Fundraising season. Much is being planned for this awesome event that opens the official season of Relay fundraising.

Paint SL Purple-Feb. 21 – March 7, 2015

SPREAD the Relay message. Get ready for the new RFL season. It’s time to re-energize the fight… We’re BACK. Let’s PAINT SL PURPLE! We will celebrate the power of purple but turning the grid into the signature color of Relay For Life as we launch a new season.  Save the date Feb 21st for the Paint SL Purple launch party! CELEBRATE RELAY!!

Halfway There Celebration Week-May 15 – 17, 2015

As we celebrate our half way there point, we will take a few days to celebrate our achievements. Stay tuned for more information about our half way there journey.

Relay Weekend-July 18-19, 2015

It’s the largest fundraising event in the virtual worlds. This is the 40+ sim event that features all of our teams, as we walk together for 24 hours around the track. Cancer never sleeps…and so for one night each year, we refuse to sleep, to show our commitment to the fight against cancer.

Wrap-Up Party-August 2015

After everyone gets some much deserved rest, we come together one last time to recognize each other for a job well done. Here, we celebrate our success for the year, hand out various awards to teams and participants, and reveal some early news about the next Relay season.

2015 RFL OF SL MEGA EVENTS:

Fantasy Faire ~ April 23 to May 3rd

Coordinator: Elizabeth Tinsley

From fae to mermaids to sci-fi – this mega shopping event features some of the best avatars and accessories designed by the most talented creators in Second Life. Get your geek on! This RFL mega event opened for the first time in 2008. For more information, visit the website at http://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com

The Sci-Fi Convention ~ February 20th to March 1st

Coordinators: Kirk Wingtips, Ariadne Fall

Returning for its 8th year, this event brings together a wide range of RPG communities and merchants to raise funds for RFL and to celebrate the creativity, innovation and spirit of community within the genre of Science Fiction. Past guest speakers have included actors, Richard Hatch, Johnathan Frakes and Peter Jurasik. Check out the website at http://slscificonvention.wordpress.com for more information.

Fashion For Life ~  March 21st to May 29th

Coordinator: Frolic Mills

Featuring everything Fashion in SL, another HUGE shopping event to fight cancer. Multiple sims and fabulous builds along with some of SLs best designers, who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! This Relay For Life mega event had its beginning in 2007 when it was called, ‘the Clothing Fair.’ Please contact Frolic Mills in Second Life for more information.

It’s SummerTime! Breedables Fair ~

Coordinator: TBA

This annual Fair, in its 3rd year, brings together the creators of the top breedables in Second Life who create a spectacular display for fans and residents! Special and limited edition creations built especially for Relay are sold during this two week event and all proceeds generated by the LE creations, are donated to ACS.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-TBA

Chair: Jessii2009 Warrhol

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the official breast cancer charity of the American Cancer Society. Join us for the fight against breast cancer! For more info visit:

http://makingstridessl.org/

The Home & Garden Expo ~ Sept 13 to Sept 26th

Coordinator: BOSL Reign Congrejo

The largest Home & Garden Event of its kind benefiting Relay For Life, this Expo features the great creators of Second Life’s Home & Garden products. The first Expo was held in the summer of 2008. Please contact Reign Congrejo in Second Life for more information.

The Xmas Expo & Breedables Fair ~ TBA

Coordinators: TBA

The holiday-themed, offseason, mega shopping event that brings the magic of the holidays to SL and to Relay is returning for its 4th year! Entertainment, raffles, auctions, the Holiday Ball and more awaits guests, young and old, to the splendor of the Xmas Expo. Come enjoy the Naughty or Nice gifts, a surprise visit from Santa, a race for the Bells Hunt, the OOAK Breedables auction, the annual Holidays of Hope Ball and much more.

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year.  Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay.  Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL.  In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

For More Information:

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/special-events

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/event-day/rfl-mega-events/

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

www.cancer.org

2015 Fashion For Life in Second Life Press Release


Fashion For Life 2015

Fashion For Life 2015 

2015 Fashion For Life event will be going ahead in Second Life and this is will be the second mega event of 2015. This annual event is in support of Relay For Life of Second Life.

2015 Fashion For Life in Second Life will take place from 10am SLT on Saturday 21st March through until 11am SLT on Sunday 29th March 2015. This year there will be 9 sims full of enchantment and breathtaking magic. There will be music, entertainers, art and talented people at the event. Come along and take part! :)

The goal is to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and to promote awareness. Lets try and give hope to millions of people around the word battling with cancer. Back in 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life reached a new milestone by reaching the $2,500,000 milestone since 2004. I believe new records will be set during 2015 and the future is now! :)

See the full press release below and spread the word about this year’s Fashion For Life in Second Life event for 2015.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015

DATES: MARCH 21 TO MARCH 29, 2015

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 IN SUPPORT OF RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 opens for one week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events – the magnitude of which we guarantee you have never before experienced – beginning Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. SLT and ending on March 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. SLT with a colossal closing party!  Our goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE, the world’s (and SL’s) largest non-profit event which supports, promotes awareness, and gives hope to the millions of people around the globe battling the ravages of cancer on a daily basis – the patients, caregivers, families, research teams, and medical professionals at the forefront of the war against this abysmal disease.

For one week we will come together, celebrate life, honor memories, have a lot of fun, and make a difference.  Your jaw will literally drop when you behold architecture inspired by “Seven Fashion Capitals of the World” on NINE Sims designed and built by immensely talented and distinguished SL craftsmen – filled to capacity with art, beauty, color, music, entertainers that will permeate your senses with the captivating enchantment and breathtaking magic that is FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!

The following persons have graciously agreed to be sponsors and/or builders for the 2015 Fashion For Life Event Sims:

FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 CAPITALS, BUILDERS & SPONSORS:

TOKYO: Builder, Ryo Ixxel | SPONSORED BY: Takuya Jinn – GABRIEL

LONDON: Builder, Rebeca Bashly | SPONSORED BY: rika Oyen – Argrace

PARIS: Builder, Kaya Angel | SPONSORED BY: Belle Roussel – Chop Zuey

NEW YORK CITY: Builder, Frank Dexter | SPONSORED BY: Zzoie Zee – Zanze

BERLIN: Builder, Setsuna Infinity | SPONSORED BY: Azlyn Vaher – Yasum Designs

MILAN: Builder, MaximilianIII Massenberg | SPONSORED BY: Sage Pexie – Sage

LOS ANGELES: Builder, Regi Yifu | SPONSORED BY: Hunterminta – Zaodyeck Magazine

CENTRAL PARK: Builder, Spankmy Boucher | SPONSORED BY: Marcus Lefevre – MISS SL ORGANIZATION (BOTH SIMS)

One day cancer will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.  Be a part of making that dream a reality.

Please contact Frolic Mills, 2015 Fashion For Life Coordinator, if you would like to become a merchant or sponsor for this special event!

About Relay For Life of Second Life:

Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raise awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track that spans more than 40 virtual regions.

In 2014, Relay For Life of Second Life reached a milestone of having raised $2,500,000 since its fundraising beginning in 2004, for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and in SL. In 2013 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

LET’S RELAY!!!

For More Information:

www.relayforlifeofsecondlife.org

http://www.cancer.org/involved/participate/relayforlife/second-life

Snapshots from previous Fashion For Life events
Fashion for Life 2011

Fashion for Life 2011

InWorldz Fashion Fair Stage 2012

InWorldz Fashion Fair Stage 2012

Fashion for Life sims 2013

Fashion for Life sims 2013

Fashion For Life 2014

Fashion For Life 2014

Celebrating 6 Years of InWorldz – planning details released for 2015


InWorldz will be celebrating it’s 6th birthday from 28th March through until 5th April 2015 and this year there will be a grand birthday bash party on 1st April 2015. Also in April and May there will be contests and other interesting fun activities happening. ! :)

The organisers are still in the planning phase at the moment but they need your help to make it interesting, entertaining and fun. This year for the IW6 birthday the main focus will be on community and team builds.

Volunteers, Entertainers, Builders and Artists are needed. IM EventsCoordinator InWorldz for more details about the 6th birthday of InWorldz. Spread the word and lets all take part! :)

InWorldz 6th Birthday Call For Volunteers Announcement 

IW6 – Celebrating 6 Years Of InWorldz! Call for Volunteers

It will be time again to celebrate the anniversary of InWorldz soon and we need all of you to make it as fun, interesting and entertaining as possible.

This year we will be celebrating with entertainment beginning March 28th through April 5th. After that we will have contests and other fun activities available throughout April and May. We will be sending more info on the contests so stay tuned for that information.

We will have our grand Birthday bash party on April 1st.

The areas will include 5 full sims, 8-13 water scenics, 17-20 scenics for builds. though some of the water sims and scenics will be vacant in order to help minimize lag.

We would like to focus on community and team builds this year. While we will accept individual submissions for builds we will give priority to collaborations and teams/communities.

We are still in the planning phase and decided to wait before assigning all the sims until we get your proposals for builds. We do however have a few sims that we have designated.

FULL SIM ASSIGNMENTS
1. Events A will be a Marina/Airport sim – this will be the spot where water vehicles will be rezzed for sailing and boating and other water vehicles. We will also have airplane flights and helicopter rides.
There will also be water sims available for boating, sailing and other water craft activities.

2. Events B will be for small to medium community builds

3. Events C and scenic 10 will be for our “Then and Now Museum along with smaller “Then and Now” Themed builds

4. Scenic 21 will again be our Welcome/Info Hub

5. Events F will be our Main Stage sim where all the entertainment events will be held.

6. Events G will be our merchant sim

All the other sims will be used for your builds, so you guys get together with your favorite team, group or community and come up with some great ideas for building. We would love to see as many groups/communities as possible represented.

BUILDS
We did not want to limit your creativity by mandating a theme however we will have a few themed sims for builds. We chose a theme of “Then and Now”. We will have a museum on one of the sims to represent this theme with items from the past and present. The “Then and Now” theme takes several forms –
1. Then and Now InWorldz – Show a progression of things from the past to present – ie a photo exhibit of prim building to mesh. ie: grid experiences then and now
2. Then and Now Historical – ie: A comparison of two or more historical eras.
3. Then and Now Communities – ie: development of communities
4. Other themes ( you choose the theme of your choice)

Size Builds
Large : 10,000 prims – up to 100m x 100m
Medium : 5,000 prims up to 60m x 60m
Small : 2500 prims up to 40m x 40m
Light : 2000 prims : up to 80m x 80m (on a scenic, so light scripting only)

NOTE – DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSION FORMS IS JAN 22ND 2015.

NOTE – if we receive more proposals than we have space to allot we will prioritize by the order in which submissions are received with first priority given to group/team/community builds

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the areas below, go to the IW6 Welcome/Info sim and click on the IW6 Call for Volunteers poster.
http://places.inworldz.com/InWorldz%20E … 134/142/29

BUILDS
We are looking for submissions for community or individual builds. You may choose your own theme or use one of the “Then and Now” themes

MERCHANT SIM BUILD PROPOSALS
We are looking for someone or a team to build out the merchant area.

MARINA/AIRPORT SIM BUILD PROPOSALS
We are looking for someone or a team to build out the marina/aiport sim.

MERCHANT SHOP REQUESTS
We will have a market area for merchants to have shops. Submit to reserve a shop.

ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS
We need 2d(photographers/pics) and 3d(sculpture) artwork

PRIZE DONATIONS
We will be having contests throughout the event and will need some great prizes. If you would like to donate a prize please submit a form

ENTERTAINERS
We will need all of you talented entertainers for our week of festivities. We need Storytellers, Fashion Shows, Theatre shows, LIve performers, Musicians, DJs, Dance troupes and just about any type of entertainment you can think of. If you are interested in being a performer/entertainer for the IW6 celebration contact Astoria Luminos so that she can place you on our calendar of events.

IW6 POSTER CONTEST
We are looking for a great poster to use for the IW6 and we want someone from the IW community to create it. If you would like to submit a poster for consideration as our Main IW6 poster please fill out the form below and send to EventsCoordinator InWorldz. The creator of the poster chosen will receive a cash prize of 2500z

Thanks in advance for your interest and interest in participating and sharing your talents to the celebration of IW6

EventsCoordinator InWorldz

Here are some personal favourite snapshots from the past of InWorldz Birthdays! :D

InWorldz 3rd birthday

InWorldz 3rd Birthday

InWorldz 3rd birthday 2912

InWorldz 3rd birthday

InWorldz 5th Birthday 2014

InWorldz 5th Birthday

Will you be attending InWorldz 6th Birthday ?