Tag Archives: SL Events

BURN2 2015 in Second Life, 17th-25th October

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BURN2 2015 regions – 6 regions

BURN2 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 17th October through until Sunday 25th October 2015. BURN2 is community supported in Second Life this year and as many know it’s an extension of the Burning Man festival in real life. The theme for this year is Carnival of Mirrors and it’s going to be fascinating to see what happens this year.

This year there are six Burning Man regions to explore and the final preparations are underway currently. There will be fire, entertainment, live music and attractions to visit this year. There will be greeters at the welcome gate ready to help around the clock.

I’ve been attending the annual BURN2 / Burning Life events since 2009 in Second Life and it’s one of the biggest events on the grid. I have enjoyed viewing the builds, watching the burns of the man and the temple along with other live events. I have enjoyed blogging about the annual BURN2 events since 2009 and I will continue to blog for years to come because it’s one of my favourite events.

Spread the word cause you don’t wanna miss it. If you have never been then I strongly recommend you visit the annual BURN2 event in Second Life.

Here are some of my snapshots from BURN2 in Second Life from the past.

Day 6 at BURN2! 2010 in SL

BURN2! 2010

BURN2 Spring Event 2011 Opens

BURN2 Spring Event 2011

 BURN2 2012

BURN2 2012

BURN2 2013 - Lamplighter Procession

BURN2 2013 – Lamplighter Procession

The Temple

The Temple 2014

BURN2 Burnal Equinox 2015

BURN2 Burnal Equinox 2015

More info at burn2.org

SL Christmas Expo 2015: Volunteers Needed

The fifth annual Second Life Christmas Expo will be held on 3rd December through until 14th December 2015. This is a mega event that means you will be able to raise funds for Relay For Life of Second Life. The theme this year is A Frozen Christmas.

The 2015 SL Christmas Expo organizers are looking for dedicated volunteers to help out with this year’s event. If you are interested in volunteering for Second Life Christmas Expo 2015 then there is a application form to fill out, see here.

There are many volunteer positions available including the following…

  • Sponsorship & Merchant Registration
  • Merchant Support & Technology
  • Special Events
  • Events & Entertainment Support
  • Santa & The Elves
  • Design & Infrastructure
  • Expo Ambassadors
  • Press & Media

More info here


New Art Park is about to open in Bay City

Sneak preview

Sneak preview

At 2pm PDT on Saturday 19th September 2015 there will be a grand opening of a new Pop Up Art Park over at Bay City in Second Life. The art park is set up and everyone is welcome to visit in advance of the opening to preview the new exhibits.

Here is the press release…

Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade invite you to the opening reception for their latest exhibitions on Sat, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. in Bay City, with Pippa Exonar as our featured entertainer.

This time though, it’s not in a formal gallery.

We’ve watched as galleries flicker in and out of existence, and had shows at several. Two things are consistent: nothing is permanent, and even with the most relentless, ongoing promotion, visitor numbers drop off dramatically after the opening and reach near zero long before a month – the usual length of gallery shows – is up.

Instead of fighting it, we’ve decided to embrace the ephemeral nature of Second Life and experiment with pop-up galleries. It goes like this: Rent a piece of suitable land, set up our work and open it to the public, but just for a couple of weeks.

The short time frame is key. For the patrons, it gives them more incentive to get out and see the show; no putting it off because “There’s plenty of time.” For us, it gives us the freedom to experiment and not feel tied down.

We can set up when and where we want, with whatever style we want. They might happen in different places once a month, or once every six months – whatever feels right.

This was Derry’s idea, by the way, so she’s the one to talk to about it. Our first location is in Bay City, on the Falconmoon sim. We discovered it quite by chance; we had been looking at several commercial properties all around SL, but when we randomly decided to poke around mainland, we found a property we decided would be perfect for a pop-up art park.

Derry is calling her exhibit Double Vision, and she’s paired up her images: one created in real life, one created in Second Life. In some cases, it’s difficult to tell which is which. (Frankly, that worries me a little. They look so alike, so does that mean that Second Life is actually a virtual copy of New Jersey?)

As always, Derry’s images are filled with bright colours so the park setting highlights them beautifully.

Mine, of course, are not so colourful. (You’ll note another difference – I just drove in some fence posts to hang my images from, but Derry insisted on having hers prettily arranged on easels)

The work I am showing this time grew out of my Lonely Streets of Second Life project (which I showed at my former gallery in Avalon). I call this exhibit Solitudes.

Like Derry, I’ve included — for the first time ever in Second Life — a few of my real life images, though I haven’t matched them one-to-one. I am a photojournalist in real life, and the images I have included here are tiny vignettes or scenics, often made on assignment while I am waiting for something else to happen.

The little art park is mostly set up, and you are welcome to drop by in advance of the opening to preview the exhibits or gather images for your blog, but we are hoping you can also make it to the reception on Saturday.


Spread the word about the new opening of the art park happening tomorrow. :)

The Arcade celebrates it’s 3rd birthday in Second Life

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Happy 3rd Birthday!

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On 15th September 2015 The Arcade reached its third birthday in Second Life and it’s time to celebrate this amazing milestone.  The Arcade was founded in September 2012 by Octagons Yazimoto, Katharine McGinnis, Emery Milneaux and Umberto Giano. The Arcade is OPEN during September 2015 and it’s really worth visiting this month.

Wow 3 years!

Three years ago today, The Arcade opened its doors! We’re so honored to see that the event continues to be well-loved by you, our patrons. Thank you for your continued support!

We’d also like to thank our vendors and sponsors. The Arcade would not exist without your love, dedication and loyalty. We so appreciate your help in bringing our vision to life!

Here’s to many more years of gacha fun!

The gacha events have been really popular over the years and I have to say that the arcade is a great destination for shopping. The build is incredible and it’s a really lovely location for snapshots. :)

Here are some of my high rez snapshots that I took today of The Arcade to mark it’s third birthday in Second Life.

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Hot Bay City Nights, 12th to 20th September 2015

Opens Today!

Opens Today!

The 4th annual Hot Bay City Nights event starts Saturday 12th September through until Sunday 20th September 2015. The event will be happening over at the Bay City Fairgrounds area in the North Channel region in Second Life.

Hot Bay City Nights main focus is on the top Second Life classic car makers and vintage showcasing many vehicles between 1940 to 1965. There will be many exciting events taking place including charity car washes and the winner of Miss Bay City 2015.

The funds go to support Child’s Play which is a charity providing games and toys for children in hospitals around the globe. Please spread the word about Hot Bay City Nights and everyone is welcome to attend.

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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 Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

Bay City Fairgrounds area

SS Galaxy gathering with Lindens and Moles

SS Galaxy gathering

SS Galaxy afternoon gathering

On Thursday 3rd September 2015 during the afternoon there was a small gathering event at the SS Galaxy in Second Life. Many Lindens attended including Xiola, Michael, Patch, Dee, Shaman and Guy along with moles. Around 30 avatars attended and I hope there will be more meetups in the future.

SS Galaxy opens

SS Galaxy regions are open

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The pool on the SS Galaxy

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Drink time!

Check out the revamped SS Galaxy today! :)

Popular events happening during September 2015 in Second Life

It’s already September and there are many popular events happening this month. Spread the word and add these events to your calendar.

If you know of any other events happening in Second Life during September 2015 that you are excited about then please comment below.

Have a great month all :)