Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Markets


Christmas means many things. There's friends and family coming together, the winter activities, the Christmas trees and lights, the church services and manger displays. And then there's the activity of Christmas in the past century, the shopping. While Second Life's residents can shop on Marketplace, there's no shortage of places to shop inworld. Some of these places to do one's Christmas shopping are nice to look at and visit as well. Gemma Cleanslate took a look at a few of them.

Read Gemma's story in Places.

Return Of Sonic’s New World: An Interview With Shadow and Kono


Sonic is not a new videogame character, the game having been made almost 30 years ago. But over time, he's maintained a following of fans over the years (and gotten a number of sequels). While it's old news there are residents with Sonic avatars, it turns out there's a community of fans of the character. Recently, Cyfir met up with two, Shadow and Konohatu Lahamaras Kalantu (Kono). whom have their own Sonic-themed sim they share with fellow fans. So how did they bring their love of the blue speedster's adventures to Second Life? They had quite a bit to tell.

Read Cyfir's interview in Design.

A Busy Weekend



Quite a bit happened this weekend in Second Life, from the Inaugural Ball at the CDS to the Bay City Christmas Party (above) to the Designing Worlds Christmas Ball to the Chateau Trikassi Holiday Ball , events at the Christmas Expo, and more.

More to come on these later.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Remembering Pearl Harbor



It was on this day seventy-eight years ago in which America, while debating whether or not to enter World War Two and attack Germany, found the war instead had come to it. At 7:48 Hawaii time, the US Military base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii found itself under attack by over 350 planes from an Imperial Japanese carrier force. Four battleships were sunk, numerous other ships damaged, almost 200 aircraft destroyed (on the ground) and over 2300 American servicemen had been killed. More than half of those whom met their end that day had been stationed on the USS Arizona, from it's forward ammunition magazine exploding from an armor-piercing bomb. The other three battleships would be raised and brought back into action. But the Arizona was left as a memorial to it's crew. In 1962, a memorial was built over the ship.


In Second Life at Oahu island, there is a replica of the USS Arizona Memorial. On board, one can sign a guest book, see pictures of the Arizona, and at the back see a list of those who perished on the battleship. Under the memorial, one can see the sunken ship.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oahu/189/19/23

SL/Opensim Video:




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From Ann Wuyts on January 2009, " Foolish Frost performs Lindens Lament, a Second Life parody song, "Live from the Cornfield" (banned inSL) as part of the OpenSim 2th birthday festivities. Download the track, or go read the lyrics via http://music.rezzable.com . Other great songs available: "Avatar", "Sweet Home on the Mainland" and "Prim in my Hand". Recorded at Techra, Rezzable's Private Grid Alpha (PGA), and Crimson Shadow, Second Life."

Friday, December 6, 2019

Montecito Bay's NuYu Modtacular Event


Christmas in Second Life is noted for a number of things, winter scenery, skiing, skating, Christmas trees and decorations, manger displays, and more. But of course, there's the shopping. Besides clothes, you can shop for modifications for avatars, or "mods." One place were you can get a lot of mods is the "NuYu Modtacular" in Montecito Bay. Yours truly went there, and had words with two of the women behind the event.

Read more in Design.

Press Release : Bay City's Annual Tree Lighting, Concert, and Fundraiser



BAY CITY’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, CONCERT, AND FUNDRAISER

Long-Running Event Returns on 8th of December

BAY CITY, SL (27 November, 2019) - Returning on Sunday, 8th December 2019 from 1-4 pm SLT, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ). The event will feature DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream and live performances by Mimi Carpenter and Wolfie Starfire. There will be ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun to be had!

As part of the event, a silent auction supporting Child's Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) will be held.

Second Life™ designers and artists who wish to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferrable 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) may contact ThomasHooker Resident 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 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.

Announcement: Team Diabetes Presents 4th Annual Winter Showcase


 The 4th Annual Winter Showcase, our last fundraising event of this season will take place December 6 to 14, and will feature two hunts, shopping, art, live performers, and winter fun!
Friday, December 6, 2019:
-2019 Winter Showcase Opens
-Reindeer Hunt Begins
-Santa Quest Begins
-7Seas Baited Weekly Begins
-7Seas Unbaited Weekly Begins
-Winter Showcase Photo Challenge Begins
4pm slt-Live Performer Melenda Baptiste
5pm slt -Live Performer Samuel Roberts
Saturday, December 7, 2019:
-4 pm slt to 5pm slt-Live Performer Ry Ann
-8pm slt to 9 pm slt-Live Performer Thunder Lovenkraft
Sunday, December 8, 2019:
-1pm to 2pm slt-Live Performer Wolfie Starfire
-6pm to 7pm slt-ThunderStar
Monday, December 9, 2019:
-4pm to 5pm slt -Christmas Storytelling & 1000L’s Gift Card Giveaway
Tuesday, December 10, 2019:
-4pm to 5pm slt-DJ John and 1980’s Party and Ugly Sweater Competition with 1000L’s Gift Card Giveaway
Wednesday, December 11, 2019:
-4pm to 5pm slt – DJ Vee and Ice Skating Party with 1000L’s Gift Card Giveaway
Thursday, December 12, 2019
-6pm to 7 pm slt-Live Performer Thunder Lovenkraft
-1159 pm -Winter Showcase Photo Entries are Due
Friday, December 13, 2019:
-4pm to 5pm slt-Live Performer TBD
Saturday, December 14, 2019
–4pm to 5pm slt-Live Performer TBD
-Winter Showcase Photo Winners Announced
-7Seas  Baited and Unbaited Weeklies End
1159 pm- Winter Showcase, Reindeer Hunt, and Santa Quest Ends

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas Expo Opens Today



One of the biggest events this Christmas in Second Life is starting today, the Relay for Life Christmas Expo. Counting American Cancer Society, there are 14 sims to go about. Over the next ten days, there will be numerous music events, contests, shops, ice skating, photos with Santa, and of course plenty of holiday scenery to look at. This is the ninth expo which has taken place inworld


The event lasts until Sunday December 15, ending with the Holiday for Hope Ball.

For more information, check https://slchristmasexpo.com/ .

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/128/1/23

Announcement: CDS Inagural Ball This Saturday



DATE: Saturday, December 7, 2019
TIME: noon - 2 pm SLT
PLACE: Neufreistadt Schloss Ballroom "The Land of Sweets" (think Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker)
ATTIRE: Formal attire requested
DJ Dino Viper - noon - 1 pm SLT with his pulsing Miami dance mix.
Singer AleyKat - 1 - 2 pm SLT will change it up with her gorgeous vocals.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Funny Picture of the Day



Taken in Caledon. Looks like these turkeys are a little upset about what's for dinner for the holiday season.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: Art 4 All Opening Today


There's an art exhibition opening today: "Art 4 All." Rasberia D. Parthicus (RasberryKiss Resident) would post the following in a group announcement:

Some time ago we have met a person, who owns the lovely and very creative made gallery - ArtCareGallery (fast TP to it you can find at the landing point of Wolvesland). Sharing similar interests, we could fast become friends.

Now she is starting a project in SL, which looks promising to turn into something big and lovely. It is called ART4ALL and is planned exactly as it name says - to bring art out from the galleries to the open sim lands.  


We are happy and even proud to announce that the start of the project will be on our sim and we hope this to inspire others to join too.


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This  movement  is about equal access to ART  for ALL the people in SL  who believe that ART must be for everyone  and contribute to make that happen.  The vision of this group is to make art inclusive and not  limit them to the galleries in SL.  This is a group of artists who are driven by the need to express themselves and create art for art's sake.

The artists will show their artworks in  public places others than galleries  in successive itinerant exhibitions.

 1. All artists interested in this movement are invited to join the group.  secondlife:///app/group/9c8a7e3a-deca-c6ec-9354-e906eba9a91f/about

2. Artists involved  will show only 5 pieces for each exhibition.
3. All artworks will be offered as free gifts.
4. Artists are allowed to install a tip jar, artist statement  and LM to their galleries or main exhibitions.
5. The  artworks have to be SAFE content .

Please note that these informations  only apply to group-related activities and do not apply to your exhibitions outside of this group effort.

For more infos, please, contact group owners :
 Carelyna
 Bohemio Love 


The event is Wednesday, December 4 (Today) at 10 AM SL time.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Cove/118/177/25

Press Release: Largest SL Christmas Expo Ever Opens Thursday


Shopping, Entertainment, Auctions, Raffles & Linden Homes

Believe in the Magic of Christmas, the 2019 SL Christmas Expo in support of the American Cancer Society opens across 12 regions Thursday, December 5th. The 9th Annual Expo runs for 10 days and concludes with the Annual Holidays of Hope Ball, Sunday Dec 15th. The Expo is dedicated to children with cancer, and this year will be providing 100% of its fundraising to help provide Virtual Reality Headsets to children undergoing treatment for cancer.

This year Linden Lab has joined the Expo, and will be revealing the 4th edition New Linden Homes, taking part in the popular Lights of Hope house decorating competition, introducing the first ever Ebbe Linden Bear and offering an epic ONE OF A KIND LINDEN HOME AUCTION  including a 6 month Premium Membership with Exclusive Seasonal Content.

Other Highlights of the Expo include:

    More than 170 Merchants across 9 shopping regions

    Nearly 100 hours of non-stop Entertainment at the Holly Jolly Cafe

    OOAK and Breedable Auctions

    L$300,000 Shopping Spree and Gift Card Raffles

    All I Want for Christmas Kids Fashion Runway Show

    Gachas Galore

    Stocking Stuffer Hunt

    Lights of Hope House Decoration competition featuring SL’s top builders and Linden Homes

    Snowman Contest - Christmas Tree Lot - Pictures With Santa


In addition to the Linden home reveal region, the American Cancer Society will showcase its new Second Life® campus, which will be connected to the Expo.  The new, open design region was created using buildings by Colpo Wexler of Digital Cult, features a special tree donated by Mitsuko Kytoni of Hayabusa Design, and is the virtual home of the American Cancer Society. The region provides residents of Second Life® with support for survivors and caregivers, information and help with cancer and includes a direct text link to trained cancer specialists.  It will also be home to the Society’s virtual fundraising activities, Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer as well as areas for teams. The Catt Gable Memorial Garden is also undergoing a redesign and the Relay Museum will make its home on the region.  Annual Mega-Events, the SL Christmas Expo, Fantasy Faire, the Home & Garden Expo and the Sci-Fi Con, which support the Society, will also have areas at the new campus.

The American Cancer Society is the world’s leader in the Fight Against Cancer. All proceeds from the 2019 SL Christmas Expo supports the Society and its efforts to provide research to end, and support for those affected by, childhood cancers. For more information about the 2019 SL Christmas Expo visit: www.slchristmasexpo.com.
Need help with cancer? Needs answers or information? Visit the American Cancer Society region in Second Life®, call 800-227-2345, or visit: www.cancer.org.

Destinations Video: "Tis The Season"




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From Linden Lab on November 27 as their Destinations Video, filmed by Draxtor Despres, "Happy Holidays from Second Life! Visit 'Tis The Season at Moochie for all things festive this winter. Old fashioned snowy sleigh rides, hot cocoa at the outdoor Christmas market, ice-skating on the frozen lake, visit Mrs Claus' Christmas tree lot, or just get lost pressing through the snow. Dress for a blizzard, you're going to need it!"

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay Clubs and Furry Fashion Lounge


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


Cutlass: Best in 'A' , Apples/Oranges, Winter Chill

The Happy Vixen: Jungle, Animal Kingdom, TBA, Scales and Horns, Leather and Lace, Country Christmas, Canines and Cannids, Deer and Skunks and Bunnies, Foxes, TBA

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Montecito Bay: TBA

Furry Fashion Lounge: CAYA, Fantasy, Monochrome, Metal, Royalty, Rave, Plushies, LNL, Disney

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.  

Reader Submitted: Sailboatin'




From Curzan Marikh Alexain (Curzan Marikh). He and his lady friend doing some sailboating across the Blake Sea.

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


HOLY CATS!  IT'S DECEMBER!
As our boots crunch in the frosty (or snowy) grass of December, we have stories and events happening at the now-opened Dickens Project! Join us this week for stories LIVE in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.

Check out the stories and the storytellers at www.seanchailibrary.com

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


*TUESDAY, December 3rd, at 7pm: Dark

*WEDNESDAY, December 4th, at 7pm: Craig Johnson's SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT continues with Kayden Oconnell.

*THURSDAY, December 5th:

~  at 7pm: Adalbert Stifter's ROCK CRYSTAL begins with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

~  at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore


THE DICKENS PROJECT IS OPEN: 
https://slnewser.blogspot.com/2019/11/press-release-dickens-project-returns.html

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change.