Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay Clubs, The Fallout Shelter, and Furry Fashion Lounge


Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs, The Fallout Shelter, and the Furry Fashion Lounge.

Club Cutlass: Best in 'N', Sports Night, At the Disco

Happy Vixen: Canidae, Shades of Gray, Angels and Demons, Cats and Dogs, Bunnies and Feathers, Felines, Winter Clothing, Domesticated, Lace and Lingerie

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Xanadu: TBA, TBA
Montecito Bay: TBA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge: Cainines, Celtic, Magic, Sci-fi, Horns and Hooves, Late Night, Beach

Deathlands Fallout Shelter: DJ Wolfy

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

Club Xanadu Reopens


 Good news for fans of Club Xanadu. After a break of several weeks, the club will be reopening. Owned by Perri Prinz and RECoyote Mindes, the club has recently gotten a new manager to help schedule events, Kit Drago.

The club is doing three events over two days this week, Friday from 4-6PM and Saturday from 4-6PM and 6-8PM, but that may soon increase. DJ applications are being accepted.


Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


THIS WEEK: Dickens is coming! Join us this week for stories, presented LIVE in Second Life, on Seanchai Library's properties in Kitely.

All events at Nowhereville (203/43/26) , unless otherwise noted.

All stories told in open voice unless otherwise noted. All times SL/PT

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** MONDAY, November 30th 7pm: Jacqueline Kelly's THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE continues with Caledonia Skytower.

**TUESDAY, December 1st:

    ~ at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live! with music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen, live on stream.

    ~ at 7pm: Roger Zelasny's NINE PRINCES IN AMBER continues with Corwyn Allen, live on stream.

**WEDNESDAY, December 2nd, 7pm : William Bennett's JACOB T. MARLEY begins with Shandon Loring.

**THURSDAY, December 3rd:

   ~ 7pm : William Bennett's JACOB T. MARLEY continues with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   ~ 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT. Finn Zeddmore presents contemporary sci-fi-fantasy from such online sources as Light Speed, Escape Pod, and Clarkesworld magazines.

**FRIDAY, December 4th : THE DICKENS PROJECT 2020 opens.


Monday, November 30, 2020

Still More Christmas Shopping Places


Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Still more stores have opened, and Gemma Cleanslate has been looking around at places that offer holiday gifts and especially those with winter scenery. In her article today, she describes a few more: the Christmas Fair at Ancient Life, Snuggles, Erotic Shores, and Dench Designs.

Read Gemma's story in Places.

Press Release: Season of Love and Friendship Invite 2020


Today, November 27, 2020, the Third Annual Season Of Love And Friendship opened. The Season Of Love And Friendship is an annual holiday festival taking place from the day after Thanksgiving Day to the first Friday following New Year's Day in the Koss region in the Snowlands of Sansara. During this time, all of Second Life is invited to visit http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koss/90/82/123 and build or rez anything that they find meaningful for the winter holidays. All traditions and all faiths are welcome.

A special Christmas Day Show will take place on December 25, 2020. Volunteer DJs and live performers are currently being sought for the show.

"The holidays can be a lonely time for people. Even more so now that we have a pandemic keeping people apart," said Season of Love and Friendship founder Female Winslet, "I want to find a way of making people a little less lonely."

Anyone who wants to participate should click on one of the small potted Christmas trees located in the Season of Love and Friendship Land to receive an invitation and instructions. Participation requires joining the Season Of Love And Friendship group to rez on the designated parcel, but participants are free to leave the group as soon as they do so.

Located in a highly scenic area, the Season of Love And Friendship Land overlooks Lake Zermat and shares a view maintained by numerous fellow land owners and by Linden Lab. All are welcome to also enjoy the adjoining Snow Leopard Preserve and other facilities located nearby.

For questions, or to volunteer for the Christmas Day Show, please contact Female (female.winslet).

Urban Furry's Christmas Globe


Different clubs are doing different things for the Christmas season. Some just put up a few small decorations. But Urban Furry went all out. Whiskey (Thorrin Resident) made a huge snowglobe that people can dance in. To get there, go through the double doors between the candy canes near the main entry area. It opened on Friday November 27, and started having events that night.

It's not the first time the club did something big. In December 2018, they had a larger winter area.


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Caledon Newcomers Ball


So how does a community celebrate it's recent arrivals? For a large one like Caledon, Second Life's largest steampunk area, there's a number of new people every year. So they have an annual Newcomer's Ball. It took place last weekend. It had music, classy scenery, and plenty of conversation and chuckles.

Read the article in People.

SL Video: "Winter Christmas Love Valley"

 By InWorld Films, "The snow falls and the ground is oh so slippery..... time to grab your ice skates and take to the iced lake. Grab a steamy hot chocolate and watch the world pass you by. Take a brisk walk through the park and enjoy the scenery and ambient sounds of winter. A truly immersive region which will make you feel like your on a truly winter break!"

Friday, November 27, 2020

Reader Submitted: Turkey Protestor


Taken by Clarence the Crosseyed Lion (binghamton Resident). It seems one turkey has been trying to encourage people to have something else for Thanksgiving.

Black Friday Sale At Furry Fashion

With Thanksgiving over, it's the unofficial start of the Christmas Shopping season, Black Friday. And there's a place in Second Life having a Black Friday sale: Furry Fashion.

From now until 30th November you can get 50% off FF products at the FF Main store only (Sale is not on marketplace) , FF vendors belonging to Amethyst Crystal and Becky Doulton ONLY are doing the sale so make sure you check who owns which vendors before you pay (Amethyst's are purple, Beckys are teal/blue!

As the announcment says, the sale is inworld only. And only two merchants, Amethyst Crystal and Becky Doulton, are taking part in the half-off sale. While some other items may be discounted, only Amethyst's and Becky's are officially participating in the shopping event.


Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "Kuhn: A Primer in Scientific Paradigm Shifts"


"Kuhn: A Primer in Scientific Paradigm Shifts"

Saturday November 28,

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Thomas S. Khun is the author of "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: A brilliant, original analysis of the nature, causes, and consequences of revolutions in basic scientific concepts."

1. Stephen L. Gasior
2. Giuseppe Longo


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving from the Second Life Newser.

Taken at the Happy Vixen, feel free to grab a plate for yourself.


Press Release: 2020 SL Christmas Expo Opens Next Friday, December 4th


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the 12 Regions around the American Cancer Society virtual office in Second Life as Lindens and Moles join with Expo Elves, more than 225 Merchants and nearly 100 Live Performers putting the finishing touches on ‘Christmas Memories’, the 10th Annual SL Christmas Expo. The Expo, the largest holiday venue in Second Life, supports the Society and its fight against Childhood Cancer.

Ten Days of Holiday Shopping and Entertainment on Twelve Regions!

The 10 day event opens Friday December 4th through Sunday December 13th, features shopping entertainment and holiday activities including the annual Snowman Contest, Christmas Tree lots, Gachas, Raffles, Auctions and more.  Ride in Santa’s sleigh or pose for pictures on the Jolly Old Elf’s Lap.  Dance and enjoy live performances at the Holly Jolly CafĂ©, open 10am to 9pm daily or simply wander streets lined with shops decorated for the holidays.  It’s all at the Expo!

Linden Lab Joins The Expo!

Linden Lab will reveal the next edition of the coveted Linden Home series at the Expo and will be providing several special One Of A Kind Auction items and special surprises.  SL Residents can:
 •    Vote (by donation to a special ACS Christmas Expo Kiosk) for your favorite decorated Linden Home at the 3rd Annual Lights of Hope Home Decorating Contest
 •    Bid for a 6 Month Premium Membership, including a Private Bellisseria lot (for 6 months) with your choice of Linden Home style*
                (*Home styles maybe limited by lot location and availability)
 •    Bid to Create a New Linden Last Name to be added to the list of choices for new members
 •    Bid to Name a Future Bellisseria Region
 •    Purchase a Limited Edition Linden Christmas Ornament, specially designed for the 2020 Expo and only available at the Expo.

And Just Announced!  Pictures with SANTA PATCH AND HIS ELVES!  A very special opportunity to pose for a picture with Linden’s Boss Elf himself on Wednesday December 9th from 1 to 3 pm in the main SL Christmas Expo region.

Holiday Shopping Spree Raffles and Silent Auctions

Take a chance to win Gift Cards Galore! Check out all of our Raffles, including the MEGA
Holiday Shopping Spree.  Bid on Great Prizes at the Silent Auctions! Watch our website for mere details!

Lights of Hope Home Decoration Contest

Be sure to visit the Lights of Hope regions and vote for your favorite Holiday decorations provided by some of SL’s top home designers, Lindens and Moles and special guests. Vote often as you like! Vote for ALL Your Favorites by donating to the designated kiosks next to every home.

Holidays of Hope Gala Ball

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Holidays of Hope Gala Ball, Sunday December 13th from 1 to 5 pm.  featuring performances by Fly, Tamara Hayden and music by T1Radio On Air personalities. Be sure to dress in your fanciest Holiday Formal Attire.

One Billion Linden$!

Since 2005 volunteers in Second Life have fund raised to support the American Cancer Society and its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight For a World Without Cancer.  In this especially difficult year Society volunteers and the residents of Second Life have stepped up and helped raise more than $300,000 U.S. bringing the 15 year cumulative total to more than $3,970,000.  The SL Christmas Expo, which dedicates its proceeds to help fund Childhood Cancer research and support, has set its goal to bring that total to ONE BILLION LINDEN$ - $4,000,000! Join us at the Expo and help us finish this most trying of years on a positive note!

For Entertainment Schedules, Lists of Merchants, Landmarks and more information visit SLChristmasExpo.com or contact us at:  slchristmasexpo@slchristmasexpo.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Cartoon of the Day: Alternative Thanksgiving Dinner



Taken at the Happy Vixen. In 2020, with a Pandemic continuing to rage and kill thousands, people are calling off plans to see family for Thanksgiving. No doubt some will cook turkey at home. But for others, having the bird and stuffing with no one else around just isn't the same. 

By Bixyl Shuftan


Interview With Xirana Oximoxi


Among the artists showing their real-life works here in Second Like is Xirana Oximoxi (Nuria Vives). Her work is shown in a number of places inworld from landscapes to abstracts to illustrations books. Kayly Iali recently met up with her, and interviewed her about her inspirations, galleries, and her children's stories.

Read Kayly's story in Design.

Mutant Turkey Monster Prowls Montecito Bay


Thanksgiving has taken a strange and scary turn in the community of Montecito Bay. There have been sightings of a huge mutant beast resembling a four-legged turkey prowling the streets. While Montecito Bay has been the source of wild tales, this one has some pictures as evidence.

The beast shown in the pictures, and eyewitness descriptions, is a quadraped about twice the size of a normal human or anthro. Most of the creature is covered in turkey feathers, including a large plume of them in the back. Only the lower back legs, which resemble that of a feline, have any hairs. On the sides are two wings which are probably too small to small for it to really fly, probably. But it would be able to glide from someplace high to the ground. The head and neck are like those of a turkey, but much larger and stronger. The beak appears sharp and with the presumed size and strength of the creature is likely capable of tearing holes into someone or taking off limbs.

The creature has supposedly be sighted following people. And there are stories about a few people whom haven't been seen for a few days. Did they go ahead out of town for Thanksgiving, or did something else happen? Supposedly it followed someone into the city's Club 86, but left the people there alone. It is unknown what it would do if it encountered someone alone. But it has been seen consuming meat. Ironically enough, it seems to have a taste for turkey legs.

A number of Montecito Bay's streets have  dim to no lights. So residents in the city are advised to avoid traveling down these streets alone at night. And should you hear "gobble-gobble-gobble" sounds that don't seem right, RUN! You just might end up some mutant turkey's Thanksgiving dinner.


Stay tuned for further details.

Bixyl Shuftan

Note: The preceding article is for entertainment purposes, and residents aren't in actual danger.

Over 150,000 Lindens Raised at Veterans Isle Benefit Concert


On Sunday November 22, Veterans Isle held it's monthly concert for charity. From 4 PM to about 9PM SL time, various performers played music for the crowd. The event was to raise money for Homes For Our Troops. The event was organized in part by guitarist Frets Nirvana.

Thanksgiving week Homes For Our Troops benefit …that is what we are doing tonight!  What are you doing??  Come on out and kick off a real Thanksgiving…by supporting those who have sacrificed all for our freedom.  We have a great lineup tonight …

DJ Waya Snowpaw started things off at 4PM, playing music on stage. At 5PM, the live performances started starting with Stratus Mactavish. 6PM, it was Zak Claxton's turn to entertain the crowd. Jessi Janic sang away at 7PM. Last but not least, Lark Bowen had the last hour at 8PM.

As each perfomer entertained the audience, people donated to two house-shaped kiosk on either side of the stage, "Thanks for the kind donation for Homes For Our Troops, rest assured your donation will go directly to HFOT to help our severely injured veterans ..." Once in a while, someone such as Frets challenged them to donate a certain amount within a certain time limit, promising to match it when met.

At the end of the event, 157,000 Linden dollars had been raised in the two kiosks.

Veterans Isle holds these benefit concerts once a month, usually on the last weekend of the month. But it was held early this month due to Thanksgiving.

For more information on Homes For Our Troops, read the website at https://www.hfotusa.org.

Bixyl Shuftan