Paint SL Purple 2015 Press Release


RFL Paint Second Life Purple 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is time to paint the grid purple!! Paint SL Purple, the official lead in to the 2015 Relay For Life of Second Life season, will take place between February 21 and March 7, 2015.  Throughout this time, Second Life avatars are invited to paint their homes, businesses, clubs, and land purple, wear purple clothes, purple hair, and even purple skin!

Second Life avatars  can pick up the official Paint SL Purple kit at the American Cancer Society Island. This special kit contains purple freebies to help you celebrate the week. Avatars can  contact Nuala Maracas or Leala Spire in world to obtain a copy of the free kit or they visit the following slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/219/138/26

The official Paint SL Kickoff party will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015  on American Cancer Society Island from 4pm – 9pm. DJ Dee Wolfe will kick off the party at 4 pm slt, followed by Special Guest’s Satin & Erin. DJ Dianne Wycliffe will close the part out from 7pm to 9 pm slt. All parties will take place at the following location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/42/211/609

Search for Paint Second Life Purple (PSLP) in the Second Life event listings to find other parties that are taking place all over the grid throughout this special week.

About 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 10 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. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5000 teams worldwide in donations received. We have brought in over 2 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. This year our Relay weekend will be held on July 17th and 18th.

About the American Cancer Society

For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health, and international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention: the final countdown


SL Sci Fi Convention 2015 Map

SL Sci Fi Convention 2015 Map

Today marks Media Day for the 2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention and the sims will open to bloggers/news media at 12pm SLT through to 8pm SLT. There will be tours and opportunities to take snapshots of the wonderful sci-fi builds.

The sims open to the public at 12:01am SLT on Friday 20th February 2015 and will close on 1st March 2015. The opening ceremony begins at 12pm SLT. This is the 8th annual SL Sci-Fi Convention event and it’s in support of Relay For Life of Second Life, an official charity of the American Cancer Society. The theme is The Future is Now! :)

There are over 100 exhibitors from across the galaxy, many days of activity adventures, live music events, theatre presentations, parties and much more. Join in with the scavenger hunt, have fun in the amusement park, check out the orbital Space Experience and see the shops.

Spread the word and attend the 2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention. I will be exploring the regions and sharing snapshots/blogging in the days ahead. Stay tuned for that. :)

SL Sci Fi Convention 2015

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! :)

My answers to Have you ever SecondLifed Meme


Strawberry Singh posted a new “light and entertaining” SecondLifed Meme this week and in the blog post there’s 15 questions to answer on the subject of “have you ever…?” in Second Life.

Here are my responses marked in green, see below. 

  1. Have you ever owned a sim in Second Life? – I was a estate manager of one region before 2008. 
  2. Have you ever created content in Second Life? – Yes.
  3. Have you ever driven a vehicle in Second Life? – Yes. A plane, car, helicopter, hot air balloon, space ship, ufo and more.  
  4. Have you ever gone sky diving in Second Life? – Not yet, hopefully soon. The owl goes sky diving sounds good. 
  5. Have you ever played a sport in Second Life? – Not yet. 
  6. Have you ever gone clubbing in Second Life?Many times in Second Life and I love the live music/entertainment. 
  7. Have you ever fangirled/fanboyed someone in Second Life? In the past yes. 
  8. Have you ever taken a picture of your avatar in water in Second Life?Yes, see here for underwater office hours and trying out underwater windlight settings. 
  9. Have you ever taken a picture of a sunset in Second Life? – Yes, many times. See here.
  10. Have you ever taken a nude picture of your avatar in Second Life?No. 
  11. Have you ever dated in Second Life? – Not yet. 
  12. Have you ever had or attended a wedding in Second Life?I’ve attended a few virtual weddings in the past. Maybe the owl will get married in Second Life ? haha lol 
  13. Have you ever drank, smoked or taken drugs in Second Life?The owl did have a drink back in 2012 lol 
  14. Have you ever engaged in sexual activity in Second Life? – Never. 
  15. Have you ever been to Bukkake Bliss in Second Life? – No.

Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments so others can come by and read your answers as well!

New Video: The art of One Billion Rising in Second Life 2015


Watch this new video showing many art exhibits from the 2015 One Billion Rising event happening now in Second Life. The video runs for 11 minutes and 19 seconds.

Check this out!

Enjoy!

One Billion Rising 2015 in Second Life is now OPEN


One Billion Rising 2015 in Second Life is now OPEN, so head over to the OBR regions to dance and help support the global one billion rising campaign. Join in for 24 hours of live music, performances, art and much more. This year OBR are calling for a revolution for change and hopefully more progress will be made. Spread the word and come over! :)

OBR 2015 landing points

OBR 2015 Event Schedule 

Listen to The Drax Files Radio Hour with Jo Yardley Show #55: One Billion Rising, see below! :) 

 

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Live 24 hour music at the main stage at OBR 2015

OBR 2015 opens

OBR 2015 Map

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The welcome area at OBR 2015 in Second Life

About One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.

On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014 OBR called on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice. In 2015, OBR are calling for a revolution for change.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Press Day: One Billion Rising 2015 in Second Life


Today is press day for One Billion Rising in Second Life and I managed to take some great snapshots of the OBR regions. The press tour events today start at 10am, 2pm and 4pm SLT.

The grand opening of One Billion Rising in Second Life for 2015 starts at 12am SLT and will last for 24 hours on Saturday 14th February 2015. I’ll be blogging more during opening day, so stay tuned for that.

Teleport to OBR 2015 in Second Life.

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Teleport to OBR 2015 in Second Life.