Thursday, April 22, 2010

The First Annual Alternative Fair in SL

Today I visited the first annual Alt fair in SL. This fair sponsored by Sn@tch, Nomine and friends runs April 22 through May 2nd and benefits NothingButNets. Additional information can be found at

There are a lot of freebies and specials on items and I felt compelled to take one of the specially made free Alt Fair t-shirts being given out, as I had dropped into the fair in the gown I had on in the the flower field just before this visit. I felt just a tiny bit out of place among the many shorts, Neko, punk mowhawk hairstyles, etc. When in Rome and all that, plus my girl Kara likes to walk the walk in all types of SL settings. I recognized many of the stores as some I enjoy frequenting in SL. This fair that covers over 4 sims has some very cute items in the over 50 vendors that specalize in alternative clothing, hair, skins and accessories. While I was there they were having some cool live music and I would guess there is entertainment lined up throughout the event.

Nothing But Nets is a global campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria and provide malaria bed nets to countries in need. Send a bed net and save a life. Each long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net costs $10. 4-24-10 is the National Sleep Out to end malaria and to gain government attention for the issue. According to the site video Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds. 40% of the world's population lives in malaria endemic countries and it's treatment consumes nearly 40% of these countries' public health resources. The Alternative Fair is another good opportunity to get in some fun shopping in SL for a great cause. Check it out.

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