The Raglan Shire Artwalk 2020 in Second Life takes place between Sunday 17th May until 21st June. The Artwalk features over 150 artists and it showcases work in 2D and in 3D across the regions of Raglan Shire. It’s a popular event every year among the community and artists.
- Applications close at 9pm SLT – Sunday 10th May
- Notification of exhibit space locations to 3D artists – Tuesday 12th May
- Artist set up – Friday 15th May
- Artwalk opens – Sunday 17th May
- Artwalk closes – Sunday 21st June
- Takedown – 21st & 22nd June
Check out this new press release….
RELAYSTOCK AND BID THE LINDENS BALD RETURN FOR 2020 RELAY FOR LIFE
(Arinultra Cay) The enormously popular annual ‘Gathering of the Tribes’ at RelayStock will return for the seventh year. Teams of the Relay For Life will hoist their banners above tents and campers as they come together for ‘3 Days of Peace, Love and Hope’, at the annual event hosted by the Relay Rockers.
The event which will run May 15th through the 17th highlights entertainment and camaraderie throughout the weekend. The main stage will be shared by entertainers from the various teams, as well as SL headliners Maxamillion Kleene, Turner Harbrough and, Todd Rumsford. The entertainment wraps up on Sunday evening with the Finals of the Celebrate Remember Fight Back Top DJ Competition, followed by T1Radio’s Time Machine and a Flash Mob dance with The Roo’s With a Dream.
VW vans and tents will once again be supplied by the Rockers for registered RFL teams to use as ‘team-sites’. The event is organized by Relay Rockers Co-Captain Arizona Ballnger. When asked about the success of the event she said, “RelayStock remains one of the most awaited events of the Relay season and offers teams a chance to hangout, listen to good tunes and dance in the mud. It’s a fun event for everyone and the Rockers love to see all the teams come together and take a breather before the sprint to the season finish.”
FOURTH ANNUAL BID THE LINDENS BALD
In addition to RelayStock, the Rockers are once again hosting Bid The Lindens Bald. For the 4th year teams made up from employees of Linden Lab will compete to see who can raise the most donations to Relay For Life, with the last place team going bald. The event will start on May 13th and wrap up on the 20th. The team losing its hair promises to go bald in Second Life until the opening of Relay weekend on morning of June 6th. Since 2017 Bid The Lindens Bald has raised more than L$ 2.5 million to support the Relay For Life of Second Life.
Linden Lab has provided a listing of the teams competing in this year’s event
Team 1: Darcy, Jet, Oz, Spots, Volo Team 2: Derrick, Kit, Patsy, TJ, Wendi
Team 3: Dottie, Kristin, Rocko, Vanessa, Whitney Team 4: Izzy, Madori, Patch, Roran, Vix
Voting for Bid The Lindens Bald is done by donation to Relay For Life kiosks, located at the barn in the RelayStock2020 region, and is open to ALL Second Life residents. (For a SLURL please visit relayrockers.org.
Teams wishing to take part in RelayStock 2020 can apply online for team-sites. To find out more and to register for team-site please visit www.relayrockers.org/relaystock .
Recently I found out that my friend Uccello Poultry in Second Life sadly passed away. I am heartbroken and shocked to hear about this. It’s upsetting as I write this blog post.
Over the years Uccello mentioned me on her blog which was really nice. We went on grid adventures across the grid and we had nice long chats. Uccello transferred over from the teen grid many years ago. She loved following my blog ❤️.
Uccello helped the Second Life community in so many different ways over the years and she was much loved by everyone that knew her.
This is a big loss for Second Life and in real life for all of her family/friends. Rest in peace Uccello. You will never be forgotten.
On Monday 20th April Linden Lab released the EEP (Environmental Enhancement Project) grid wide in Second Life. All regions on the grid now fully supports EEP and the default Second Life official viewer supports EEP now.
You can now expect to see prettier Windlight visuals as a shareable inventory item. Plus customisable sun, moon, clouds, and water textures and these will probably be the most noticeable differences to most people. EEP has been long awaited to launch grid wide and it’s finally here.
What is EEP ?
EEP is a major enhancement to the legacy Windlight environments, introducing new inventory object for defining the environmental settings.
What does EEP offer ?
- Environment objects that you can keep in your inventory and share with others
- Parcel-level control of environments
- Up to four different, independently controlled sky layers
- More options for customization
New LSL functions rolling out as part of EEP allow scripts to interact with parcels’ environments:
llGetSunDirection and llGetMoonDirection allow scripts to accurately track both the sun and the moon as they move through the sky.
llGetEnvironment gives a script access to all the parameters that go into generating the parcel’s environment. For example, flowers can change their color based on the ambient light color.
An experience script can set up a distinct environment for each visitor to the experience, using llReplaceAgentEnvironment and llSetAgentEnvironment.
Stay updated on the latest developments via the EEP section on the Second Life Forums.