The eleventh annual tree lighting event at Bay City in Second Life will take place from 1pm to 4pm SLT on Sunday 6th December 2020. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region. There will be dancing, ice-skating, live performances, refreshments and much more.
The silent auction is back again this year to support Child’s Play Charity. Bay City has raised over US$3000.00 for Child’s Play at the annual tree lighting events and charity car washes so far.
It’s time to celebrate Christmas in Second Life with friends and family.
Here is the full press release below…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marianne McCann Bay City Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org
BAY CITY’S HOLIDAY EVENT IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN
Eleventh Annual tree light, concert, and fund raiser coming in December
BAY CITY, SL (29th November, 2020) –
Coming to Second Life® for the eleventh year in a row is Bay City’s annual annual Tree Lighting event on Sunday, 6th December 2020 from 1-4 pm SL.
The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ) and will feature GoSpeed of KONA stream and live performances by Maximillion Kleene and Wolfie Starfire. The event will also feature ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and plenty of fun for everyone!
As part of the event, a silent auction will again be held to support Child’s Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) and a. We are asking Second Life® designers and artists to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferable items (or a no-copy object that the auction winner can give to you to redeem their prize, if the item(s) have to be no transfer). Please contact Marianne McCann to participate.
Auction will end at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child’s Play Charity. Child’s Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment. Bay City has raised over US$3000.00 for Child’s Play at the tree lighting and at charity car washes held in Second Life®
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.
On 19th November Linden Lab introduced a new Second Life public calendar where everyone can view upcoming Linden Lab sponsored events and user group meetings. I think this Google web based calendar will be very useful indeed for the Second Life community. It would be nice to see this calendar somehow built into the Second Life viewer etc under the Help menu soon.
Don’t forget you can click the +GoogleCalendar icon in the bottom right corner and add it to your Google Calendar which is very neat indeed. Click on any event on the Second Life public calendar to see when the event will take place, the location and description of it.
Here is the blog announcement…
We’ve heard your requests and we’re introducing a new public Google calendar that will have all Linden Lab official events listed. This new calendar offers a convenient way to get an at-a-glance look at upcoming User Group meetings and other Linden Lab-sponsored events (such as the Second Life Book Club and upcoming Winter Wonderland snow fight).
You can additionally use this ICAL feed link to add it to your own personal calendar. You can also click the +GoogleCalendar icon on the bottom right of the web calendar to add it to your Google Calendar. Or, copy over individual events that you are interested in by clicking on the event and click “copy to my calendar.”
The 14th annual virtual worlds best practices in education (VWBPE 2021) conference officially opens on 18th March through until 20th March 2021. The theme is Reconnaissance for next year’s conference. VWBPE 2021 will be held in Second Life and the conference will be focused on the “use of immersive virtual environments for educational purposes including virtual and augmented reality”.
VWBPE will again be using Linden Lab’s Second Life environment as our primary conference venue for meetings, exhibits, roundtables, and discussions. Participants are free to submit proposals and immersive experience tours on any environment for education using technologies for virtual or augmented reality. We actively encourage showcasing multiple technology platforms. This includes practical application, researched papers, conceptual, and content creation supporting those technologies.
Call For Proposals/Sponsors – Open early November 2020
Call for Exhibits – Open early November 2020
Call for Immersive Experiences – Open early November 2020
Registration – Open 9th November 2020
Exhibitors Region Access – Open on 12th February 2021
Conference Schedule – Published on 24th February 2021