Category Archives: SL Events

6th Annual Holidays of Hope Ball 2015

6th annual Holiadys of Hope Ball 2015

Here is the press release for the 6th annual Holidays of Hope Ball which will be starting Sunday 13th December 2015 from 3pm to 7pm SLT. Spread the word! :)

The 6th Annual Holidays of Hope Ball will be held Sunday, Dec 13th from 3 to 7 pm SLT as part of the 2015 SL Christmas Expo. This year’s theme will be A Winter Wonderland and is open to all residents of Second Life. Sponsored by T1Radio, the formal ball will once again feature raffles and door prizes provided by SL’s premier merchants.

The annual Holidays Of Hope Ball, established in 2010, is one of Second Life’s brightest holiday season highlights and brings together residents from all corners of the virtual community to celebrate the holidays and to support the American Cancer Society. Holiday Gift Basket Raffle tickets, purchased via scripted kiosks, benefit the Relay For Life of Second Life. Past raffle prizes, and the door prizes which rain down on party goers, have included gift certificates and gifts donated by merchants from throughout Second Life, with values exceeding L$50,000. SL Merchants are invited to become Holidays Of Hope benefactors by providing Gifts and Gift Certificates. For more information please see below*.

This year the ball will be held at the Wonderland Ballroom, created by Darkstone Aeon of Stone’s Works, high above the Christmas Expo. There is no charge for admittance.?

If you would like more information or would like more information about the Holidays Of Hope Ball please contact Trader1 Whiplash in world or email .

How To Become a Holidays Of Hope Sponsor
• If you wish to donate Gift Certificates, please be sure to enclose the certificate(s), a notecard with redemption instructions and a landmark to your store or Marketplace Link.
• If you wish to participate in the Gift Basket Raffle, please provide a coupon to redeem the item, a graphic of the item and a landmark to your store. PLEASE DO NOT SEND OBJECTS. This will allow you to control permissions.
• Please be sure to enclose a full perm business logo.
• All donors will be recognized by signage at the event and either On Air by T1Radio or by “object shouts” as the items are dispensed by the random gift givers at the ball.

Contact Renee Riva or Xyza Armistice for more information or to provide a gift or gift certificate for either the Holiday Raffle Basket or Random Door Prize.

The Drax Files Radio Hour Show 95: Lab Chat!

On 20th November show 95 was aired of The Drax Files Radio Hour and you can listen to the show here. This week it’s all about the recent Lab Chat Q&A event featuring Ebbe Linden talking about Second Life and Project Sansar. It’s most interesting to hear what’s going on and I have to say great work to the team that made this happen. Great engaging conversation for sure! :)

There have been many bloggers that have already blogged about the first Lab Chat event and I recommend that you should check it them out.

The full video of the event and transcript will be published soon.

First Lab Chat launches in Second Life

Over 180 people attended the first ever Lab Chat Q&A session on Thursday 19th November in the LEA Theatre in Second Life with Saffia Widdershins and Jo Yardley featuring Ebbe Linden.

Sadly I missed it due to RL but from what I can gather the event went rather smoothly and everyone enjoyed it. I heard that Torley Linden, Pete Linden, Xiola Linden and Danger Linden attended the session.

There will be a transcript published soon along with the full video replay featuring Ebbe Linden talking about Second Life, the marketplace and Project Sansar. I believe there will be a second Lab Chat Q&A session soon.

If you attended the first Lab Chat Q&A what did you think of it all ? 

Lab Chat starts this Thursday from 10.30am SLT

The first episode of Lab Chat will start at 10.30am SLT/PDT at the LEA Theatre on Thursday 19th November 2015. The show will be recorded to watch later just in case you miss it. In the past week or so questions have been submitted to the Lab Chat team relating to Second Life, Marketplace and Sansar.

Spread the word about Lab Chat and don’t forget to arrive early to get a seat.

The wait is almost over for the first episode of Lab Chat!

Virtual Ability’s International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference 2015

5th annual conference

Virtual Ability’s International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC 2015) in Second Life will be taking place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November.

The sessions start at 9am SLT through until 4pm SLT over at the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island. This year’s conference theme is “It’s All About the People.”

There will be presenters from Japan, United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Saudi Arabia. The full conference schedule including presenters bio and presentations can be found here.

You can stay updated on the latest news on the Virtual Ability Blog.

If you have any questions, send them to Gentle Heron.

Linden Lab announces First Lab Chat

On 10th November Linden Lab announced interesting details about a new Q&A show in Second Life called Lab Chat. On Thursday 19th November starting at 10.30am SLT the first Lab Chat will take place at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre in Second Life featuring Ebbe Linden. This is a great opportunity to ask Lindens your questions on Second Life, Project Sansar and more!

There is a special forum thread set up to add your questions. Get your questions into the thread no later than Friday 13th November 2015.

The event will be recorded and will be archived after the show ends. The Lab Chat production team will pick selected questions from the forum thread to ask Ebbe Linden. Hopefully there will be time for audience questions near the end of the event.

Meet the Lindens series and VWBPE Linden keynote talks have worked really well this year and I enjoyed watching them. I hope the new Lab Chat will work out well and hopefully there will be more Lab Chats in the months ahead.

We will have to wait and see.

LEA announces Round 10

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LEA Welcome Area

The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) have announced round ten this week and for those that don’t know the LEA Land Grant program seeks to promote the arts in Second Life through a six month land grant. Land grants are expected to be completed and then to be open to the public within the six month grant period.

The Linden Endowment of the Arts is an official Linden Community Partnership program whose purpose is to help new artists, cultivate art in SL, and foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration within the art community.

Important Dates

  • November 2nd – Round 10 applications open
  • November 30th – Round 10 applications close
  • December 10th – Notifications sent out
  • January 1st – Hand over regions to recipients
  • June 30th – End of round 10


There is no one ‘right’ project that qualifies for a land grant. All types of art builds are considered, including immersive builds, highly technical and scripted work, and projects embracing collaborative, curatorial, or education projects. ANYONE has a chance at getting a sim, provided you can demonstrate that you have an idea for a great project and that you are able to complete it in the 6-month grant period.

Recipients will also be expected to present at least one event at some point within their residency. This could be an art opening, or it could be lectures or demonstrations. It could be an ongoing event, as well.

Apply Here

Fill out form for Round 10 – more details here! 

LEA regions

LEA regions