Thursday, April 20, 2017

9th Annual Fantasy Faire Now Open in Second Life

Visit Fantasy Faire Fairelands Junction here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairelands%20Junction/128/128/33

Official Web page here: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/press-release-2017/

The Fantasy Faire opens 4-20-17 and will run through the end of the month. Check their web page for event schedule, sim and store info.  There are 15 regions including a quest and entertainment area as well as the 13 unique and super cool main sim areas to explore and shop.  The event benefits Relay for Life.  I took a few pics and more are on my Flickr, but go see for yourself..  This is my fav SL annual event and they continue to impress!


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Light Thoughts 3 at Lea 21 by Mario Helstein

Visit Light Thoughts here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/128/128/21

This sim opened today and was featured on the SL Destination guide saying: "Light Thoughts 3 is an exhibition of mesh and prim forms, lights, effects and innovative scripting. This LEA sim is a stimulating example of artistic creation and technical scripting and innovation in Second Life."

The sim is filled with cool lighted 3d creations to explore and looks great in the dark natural windlight setting.  My favorite part is the rotating bubble wand Ferris wheel. Thing move and glow.Check it out.


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Haveit Neox's "Bleeding Books"

Visit Bleeding Books by Haveit Neox at Split Screen Installation Space here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amra/51/129/130

I visited the opening party at Split Screen for this large immersive build by Haveit a while back and took a few pics at the party to share here. For more info. check out SS owner/curator Dividni Shostakovich's blog here: https://dividni.blogspot.com/2017/03/haveit-neox-bleeding-books.html

Be sure to visit all 3 sky platform areas and the ground level fortress where you will see books bleeding letters, a sort of cages/prison area, fortress ruins, etc.

Haveit's exhibit info.states: "“It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language,” Haveit says of the piece. “What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm.”

"‘Bleeding Books’ begins in the sky, and drops to the large fortress at ground level. It is a story in my ongoing series on abuse as seen through the lens of language. What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood? There are avenues to properly sort facts in this information age, yet we easily turn a blind eye to certain evidence if it goes counter to our beliefs – even when our choices may cause immeasurable harm. In the exhibit, the texts of books bleed falling letters of the alphabet, for they can no longer contain any structure of value’."

This exhibit will be open through the end of April, but keep an eye on this art space as more new things are always in the works.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

10th Annual Virtual Worlds Annual Best Practices in Education Conference: March 29 through April 1

Visit VWBPE here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20South%203/128/128/5

Their web site with event schedule is here: https://vwbpe.org/news-from-vwbpe

The online watching site for some of the program: https://vwbpe.org/program/watch

Play, Explore, Engage, Immerse, Learn


                      10th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
                                             March 29 – April 1, 2017
                                               2017 Theme : Legacy

"The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments. Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference.

The conference is free to attend. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations."


                             * Play * Explore * Engage * Immerse * Learn *

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education officially opens 3-29-17.  Be sure to check out their official web site for conference session and events dates and times and all their info.  I took a sneak peek at press day and grabbed a few photos.  There is an Under The Sea mermaid area near the events stage area and you can pick up some cool free gifts including mermaid and merman outfits, AOs and more and the extended underwater areas are beautiful and make for great exploring. So besides learning a few things you can also enjoy the scenery and events.


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Fantasy Faire 2017, Coming April 20th! A Relay for Life Fun Benefit

Visit the official Fantasy Faire web site here:  https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

It's almost here! My favorite annual SL event, The Fantasy Faire.  Their press release explains it well, so I'm just going to copy their poster and press release here, but be sure to check out their site for tons of fun info. Blogger aps are now open too.  Check it out!

  Fantasy Faire 2017--Coming April 20th




"* * Fantasy Faire 2017, April 20 – 30* *

A Benefit for the American Cancer Society


Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire 2017 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday April 30, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, DJ parties, auctions, hunts, Literary Festival, dance and theater performances, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items are available from more than 200 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across ten stunning shopping sims designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the Second Life destination guide.

The Fantasy Faire 2017 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors, which will be detailed on our website with more information about them.

Fantasy Faire 2017 will be open to the public April 20 – April 30. The SLurl to the event can be found on the website on the opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.

For more information please contact:
Elizabeth Tinsley or Sonya Marmurek in world
or via email @: fantasyfairesl@gmail.com

Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-ACS-2345.

Email: FantasyFaireSL@gmail.com

Website: http://fantasyfaireSL.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fantasyfairesl/
Plurk: http://www.plurk.com/FantasyFaireSL
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyFaireSL
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfairesl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FantasyFaireSL
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife


American Cancer Society SLurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/127/103/21 "

Friday, March 17, 2017

Silver Islands, A 6 Sim Magical Place in Second Life

Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Silver%20Islands/128/128/21

It's been a while since I've really been overly excited about a new sim but this 6 sim/region put together by Lola Lionheart (Lolasirena) is so impressive.  I found it on the destination guide and just WOW!  Lola is still working on some of it but I saw huge areas rich in texture and detail, with something for everyone above and under ground and in the water. There are places to vacation, live, rent, or visit with plenty of pose and relax spots.  There are even a lot of caves and tunnels above and below ground level. There is beach, there is nature, there is city. Be sure to get a map hud with info. as there is a whole lot to see and tbh I got lost before I used the map.  There is so much beauty, so much to see and do.  I will simply show some of their note card information for descriptions as Lola says it best herself. Even my photos cant come close to doing this area justice but I hope they will pique your curiosity and you will go for a visit as everyone should see and enjoy this sim.

Silver Islands

Lola's information states: "Silver Islands a place for the individual who see magic wherever they go, who wants to live somewhere that challenges what we believe to be real, and where the norm dares not to travel.":

Highlights include the following main landing points and within each of these are multiple specific venues. As taken in part from their note card of information:
" The Old Town
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A village nestled into the mountains. This town features old stone buildings, a local marketplace, seating and dining areas, Harmonia Entertainment Lounge, The Hole in The Wall poetry lounge, and a sophisticated underground tunneling system that takes you to the docks and nearly forgotten bath house.
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 The Ruins & Scuba
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The first settlers of the islands thought it safe to make home in the deepest cave they could find. Unwittingly settling too close to a shoal of siren (at least thats what the old scrolls found described) the settlement was overran by the fin like humanoids and the treasure reclaimed. Inside the cave the siren left the trademark luring technique of lights to drown their prey. If you follow these lights I suggest you bring scuba gear. - Now above the cave rest a small airfield only dared by the skilled, brave, and crazy pilots.
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 The Living Sanctuary Palace | Resort
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Here built within the cliffs as an old Moroccan influenced palace now bought and refurbished into the Starlight Paradise resort. Guest to the palace can freely enjoy the spa or plan their destination wedding.
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 The Silver Islands Country Club
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The more posh residents and visitors of the islands enjoy spending their leisure time at the country club. Here you can dine (by roleplay or alone) at the terrace restaurant, lounge at the pool, play tennis, or enjoy the sand and coral reefs. By boat you can also access an entrance to the ruins.
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 SKIN - Bathhouse
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SKIN - Silver Islands underground bath house hidden beneath the old town.
Fully equipped with a gym and a hair/nail salon. Everything is clothing required with exception of the bath area where nudity is allowed (and preferred). Come experience a relaxing time in this hidden gem under the old town of Silver Islands.
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Vacation Village | Large Groups
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This village is suited for large groups looking for a vacation setting. You can book half the village which fits 13 people comfortably or the whole village with 26 people for your vacations!
TONAL Creative
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Here we believe in pure imagination and creating compelling, mind altering, and thoroughly exciting products for our clients within Second Life. We take all projects seriously and thrive to create the best finished product possible. Lola Lionheart(lolasirena) created TONAL as a way to express creativity for Second Life Residents through various mediums. Specializing in video production, set design, and public relations we offer you a company who has no limit in what we can work up to create a memorable campaign for you."







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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Skate O Rama at The Calas Galahdon Sims Through March

Visit the Skate O Rama at the Calas Galahdon Sims here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EREBOR/128/128/20http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EREBOR/128/128/20

Hurry and visit this fun outdoor roller skating rink on the ever popular Calas Galahdon sims area by Ty and Truck on their EREBOR sim.  They have been featuring live music and tonight I caught Savannah Rain who will also do their closing show in two weeks.  That's right, the rink is only here for 2 more week and will close the end of the month.  It is open only for the month of March.  They have the skates, skating animations, or you can just hang out and enjoy with friends.  It's a huge beautiful rink with plenty of room and Savannah had around 70 visitors for her show tonight. There are cool cars in the parking lot and if you use sim lighting it's pretty romantic but great fun for friends or singles too. Enjoy!.

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