Saturday, May 15, 2021

Relaystock Stage Schedule

  


Saturday May 15

  • 9:00AM -Shay Dezno-Gary Jonstone-LIVE
  • 10:30AM- DJ Kayla
  • 12:00PM – DJ Corruptor 
  • 1:30PM – DJ Selene Jashan
  • 3:00PM – Todd Rumsford – LIVE 
  • 4;00PM – DJ Jennylynn Capalini
  • 5:30PM  – DJ Cynthia Farshore
  • 7:00PM  – DJ Toocool
  • 8:30PM – DJ Stephanie

Sunday May 16

  • 9:00AM – DJ Caesey Sawson
  • 10:30AM- DJ Rora
  • 12:00PM – Brisas Ar – LIVE
  • 1:30PM – Max Kleene – LIVE
  • 2:00PM – CRFB FINALIST – DJ Tanis
  • 3:30PM – CRFB FINALIST - DJ Stormy
  • 5:00PM – Trader Whiplash – Time Machine
  • 7:30PM  – DJ Mattie Carlson

Go Relay!
  

SL Video: "Fantasy Faire 2021 an Epic Walk"

Click here if the video fails to play

From Pryda Parx on April 25, "I walked through all 21 regions in Fantasy Faire 2021 in Second Life. I saw a huge dragon skeleton with an egg, a dodo, a phoenix nest, big statues, tiny fairies, memorial candles, a giants tomb, knitted grass and buildings, a surreal game of chess. I watches shooting stars in the snow, petted a dinosaur, listened to monkeys and fell in the water several times. So much fun!"

"The timeline: 0:00:00 - Valhalla, 0:00:52 - Fairelands Junction, 0:06:05 - The Seventh Valley, 0:19:23 - Fairelands Junction, 0:26:38 - The Cerulean Bombora, 0:34:31 - Tempest Bay, 0:47:17 - The Amethyst Rift, 0:54:52 - Mithlumen, 1:04:11 - Somniatoris Arx, 1:14:00 - Isles of Tarrin, 1:23:03 - Featherfall, 1:27:54 - The Wandering Woods, 1:32:11 - J’adoube, 1:39:05 - The Dark Awakening, 1:43:05 - A’Dracunas, 1:47:15 - Peaville Goes Nuts, 1:55:37 - Paer Thura, 2:03:16 - Líng Xiāo Lóng, 2:10:11 - Ostara, 2:18:35 - Khol Dracys, 2:26:52 - Scrimshaw Warrens, 2:31:45 - Yin Yang, 2:36:44 - Valhalla " 
    

Friday, May 14, 2021

Fanci's Deep Mer Mall

   

For Second Life residents interested in the more aquitic side of virtual life, one place aimed at them is the Fanci's Deep Mer Mall.

"When we opened the sim, there were to be three parts, all mermaid based - because the sim was built in honor of Fanci," Grace (GraceSWF Wrigglesworth), the head of the Safe Waters Foundation explained, "The three areas were  Residential Area, Mer Mall and the Safe Waters Foundation headquarters - sort of a full service concept. Our residential lands are always sold out. When a parcel becomes available - it rents within days. Safe Waters Foundation manages the area for the owners, and has grown to be quite a good resource. We've expanded into what we call aquatics because divers like our areas - as well as all sorts of creatures."

While the mall is made to look like "an old ruin," the build is "modern, high tech, great for fun and exploring." There's a teleport system that can take people to other places in the vicinity such as the "the Chat Pavilion, Cuddle Area, Free Merfolk tail, (and the) entrance to the mermall and residential areas."

Of the shops in the mall, "We have two of the top Mermaid AO makers at the mall already. Kami Hitoe is there,  and Tala AO. The aquatic clocks are one of my favorite shops. Tir Na Nog is there. They have lovely mer tails."

For a limited time offer, a special pricing offer is available for anyone interesting in getting a booth: two months for the price of one. The offer is valid until May 15, 2021 or until all the booths are rented (whichever happens first).

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Union%20Passage/230/192/2

Bixyl Shuftan
  

The RFL Sunbeamer (And Roos) Air Show

  

Last weekend, the Eight Annual Sunbeamer Air Show took place. Much was happening from a performance by Roos With A Dream, whom partnered with the Sunbeamers, there were balloon rides, there was parachuting, there were aircraft on display, there were smaller attractions, and this being an air show, planes flying around.

See the pictures in Events.
 

Announcement: Raglan Shire Artwalk Starts This Sunday May 16


Raglan Shire is hosting its 16th ArtWalk starting May 16, 2021. A 5-week long, multi-sim art festival, it is one of the art highlights of SL. Residents of Second Life show their artwork during this time.  Reproductions of RL original artwork (painting, drawing, art photography, printmaking, collage, and digital fine art that can be imported and put on a prim) are exhibited, along with SL artwork including virtual photography and sculpture. In past years, we have over 150 artist participants exhibiting in spaces over several sims. This year, we hope for a good turnout and have included space in Raglan Shire tree city, in Heron Shire forest, Morning Shire park and Athen Shire village. The 2D artwork will mostly be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculptures in designated areas of Heron, Morning and Athen Shires. 

DATES: Sun May 16 - Sun June 20, 2021
LOCATION: Raglan Shire Sim Cluster

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raglan%20Shire/30/222/77
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raglan%20Shire/68/148/58
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raglan%20Shire/13/160/79
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raglan%20Shire/75/245/22
  

Relaystock Opens Today


A fun annual Relay event is starting today, promising three days of music, fun, and mud. The Relaystock. Organized by the Relay Rockers, this has become a multi-team event involving dozens of teams. There are numerous campsites for teams, some with kiosks with items to buy. In the northeast corner is the "Bid the Lindens Bald" area where people can donate to determine which Lindens keep their hair and which loose it. And of course there's the music at the main stage.

The music starts at 1PM SL time with the following schedule:

  • 1:00PM – DJ Zen Greywolf 
  • 2:30PM – DJ Melinia Firehawk
  • 4:00PM – Keeba & Maniacs – LIVE 
  • 5:00PM – Quartz – LIVE
  • 6:00PM  – DJ Sasha Fairywren
  • 7:30PM  – DJ Kewl

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RelayStock%202021/245/128/23
 
Go Relay! 
  

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sci-Fi Con Starts Today


The Sci-Fi con is going on. This Relay for Life spinoff event started today, May 13, and will go on until Monday May 24. There are nine sims with various exhibits: Lost Colony, Alien Star System, A Quiet Town, Floating First Contact, The Mainframe, Mjolnir, Alien Invasion, and Broken Promise. 

There will be a number of events over the next eleven days from music parties to discussions on various topics of science-fiction, to roleplay classes, and more. There are also shops, in which the proceeds will be going to the American Cancer Society.
 
For more information, check out the Sci-fi c
on blog: https://scificonventionsl.wordpress.com/ 
 
Bixyl Shuftan
 

SL18B Update


The Second Life 18th Birthday, or SL18B, is a little more than a month from now. So where are the sims? It looks like they're up, but most are still labeled SL17B from last year. Including the still unlabeled ones, there are a total of 22, though this could change.  There's another sim called "SLB Dev" a little to the north of these, though is likely just a place for building things and not to be part of the exhibit.

The celebration will be held from  Thursday June 17 to Thursday July 1, though the sims will probably be up for a few more days.

Stay tuned for more updates.
 

Crew Meeting


Saturday May 8 was the monthly crew meeting of the Second Life Newser. It took place at Noon SL time at it's main office in HV Community. Present (from right to left were Kayly Iali, Dancerina Starlight, Gemma Cleanslate, Bixyl Shuftan (myself), and Rosie (RougeRedHead01). We talked about some articles that had gotten attention, and hot topics at present and the near future.

We've been busy in both real life and Second Life, and because of this some of us haven't finished some articles we've been working on. But we'll finish those soon. We just need to tackle a few things on our side of the computer.
  
Bixyl Shuftan
SL Newser
 

Press Release: Bay City Thirteenth Anniversary

 
BAY CITY REACHES ITS TEEN YEARS

Mainland community turns thirteen this May

BAY CITY, SL (6 May, 2021) - It was thirteen years ago that the first project of the Linden Department of Public Works was opened on Second Life®. To celebrate, Bay City's Residents are once again hosting their annual parade down the city's Route 66, followed by a live music event in the Bay City Fairgrounds.

Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with auctions for land in the city beginning soon after. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 16th of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City - Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ GoSpeed Rasere of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Mimi Carpenter from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Parker Static from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Noma Falta from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend -- not only Residents of Bay City

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
  

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Fantasy Faire Ends Tonight


After twenty fun-filled days, the Fantasy Faire is coming to a close. Starting on April 22, the Faire offered 21 sims with well-crafted scenery to explore and see, and numerous events.  But nothing lasts forever, and like so many of the flowers on the sims, the Faire blooms for a short time, then fades away. After Midnight tonight, the sims will close to all but the volunteer staff, and soon after will once again fade back into the virtual nether from whence they came.

So if you haven't before, come by and explore the sims. While the event might not be as publicized as much as the Second Life Birthday and Relay weekend, the beauty and design of the areas make it a should-see event. And there are fun interactive events, such as the Fairelands Quest, and a couple sims have some quests of their own.

Yours truly has been exploring them, which means a little less time to write. For now. Later I should have something more about the Faire.

For Relayers, there are many other events later this season, such as the Relaystock this weekend, and the Relay weekend next month. But the Fantasy Faire has gotten many fans over the years. So with the closing of the sims, there will be a few tears that it couldn't be longer, thanking of the designers for what they made this year, and looking forward to what the next Faire will bring in April next year.

Feel free to see the pictures others have taken on the Fantasy Faire Flickr page (or add a few of your own): https://www.flickr.com/groups/fantasyfairesl/pool/

Bixyl Shuftan
   

Cartoon of the Day: Fox In The Fridge


Taken at Sunweaver Space. If foxes ever got intelligent enough to the point of understanding money as a concept and how to make it, chicken coop raiding would mostly become a thing of the past. But it would probably be an old joke for quite some time.

By Bixyl Shuftan

    

Press Release: RelayStock And Bid The Lindens Bald Opens Friday May 14th

 

·         Multi-Team Relay For Life Event

·         Six Teams of Lindens & Moles Compete to Save Their Hair

·         Limited Edition Bid The Lindens Bald Linden Bear

·         Live and DJ Entertainment

·         CRFB Top DJ Finals

It’s Back! The 8th Annual RelayStock Multi-Team event opens this Friday, May 12th. Relay For Life teams will once again hoist their banners above Hippie Vans and Tents as they gather together for the annual festival in support of the American Cancer Society.  

The three day event also features the popular fundraiser Bid The Lindens Bald (BTLB).  In its 5th year, BTLB pits teams of Lindens and Moles who challenge each other to raise the most money to support Relay For Life.  ‘Bidding’ opens on Wednesday May 12th and concludes with a Haircut Party from Noon until 2pm on May 19th.  Governor Linden will oversee the haircuts, given to the team with the least amount in their kiosk.  That team will remain bald until SL18B in June.


A special commemorative, Limited Edition Linden Bear will be available for purchase during the weeklong event with all proceeds going to Relay For Life.


RelayStock and Bid The Lindens Bald is located at RelayStock 2021 adjacent to the American Cancer Society virtual office. Access to the Bidding area will open at 12 noon on Wednesday May 12 and RelayStock opens on Friday May 14th.

A limited number of tent and van sites are still available to Registered RFL of SL teams wishing to take part in RelayStock. Team Captains can visit relayrockers.org or more information and to apply for a site.

 

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, wish to learn more about cancer screening. survivor and cancer services or want information about cancer,  the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life please visit cancer.org, relayforlife.org/secondlife, call 800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society region in Second Life.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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,' Outer Space, Short Shorts

Happy Vixen: Flight, Sharknado, Villains, Dragons, Pastels, Steampunk, Doctors and Nurses, TBA

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Best in Black, Stripes,

Montecito Bay: CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Fursonas, Wings, Retro, Hats and Hooves, Rave, Magic

Deathlands Fallout Shelter: DJ Shapes, DJ Wolfy

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
 

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

   

THIS WEEK: Our May series continue, with some new adventures on the way and the return of Teatime. Join us for stories all week long, presented LIVE in Second Life, on Seanchai Library's properties in Second Life.

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

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

* * * * *

**TUESDAY, May 11th at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live! with music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen, live on stream. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21

**WEDNESDAY, May 12th at 7pm: Tae Keller's WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER. This year's Newbery Medal-winner continues with Caledonia Skytower

**THURSDAY, May 13th at 7pm: MONSTER'S & MYTHS: Anteus, Part 2. Shandon is back with the legend of this monster, anti-hero from Bernard Evslin's compendium of lore. (Also in Kitely)

***
COMING MAY 16th @ 1:30pm slt: The Return of Teatime featuring L. Frank Baum's "American Fairytales"

***
  

Monday, May 10, 2021

EOTB: SL18B Shop and Hop Applications Open, Last Day For SL18B Exhibitor And Performer Applications

     

For merchants wishing to take part in the Second Life 18th Birthday shopping event, now's your chance to ask. A few days ago on the official Second Life blog, Linden Lab announced they were accepting applications for the SL18B Shop and Hop event

Our annual multi-region inworld birthday shopping event is coming back this summer, and we’ve just opened up the new application form for merchants who want to participate! 

The SL18B Shop & Hop event, to be held June 17th through July 1st, is the official multi-region shopping event of the 18th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL18B). This event brings together many of the top merchants across SL for exclusive items and discounts on some of the best creations in Second Life.

Merchants wanting to take part in the event are asked to fill out a form (link). Among the guidelines:

* All items displayed and/or advertised in the store MUST be for sale at the Shop and Hop for the duration of the event.
* Merchants are required to have at least a 20% discount on ALL items, including gachas.
* Merchants are required to provide a new and exclusive, for the duration of the event, non-group gift.
* Stores are highly encouraged to limit themselves to 3 gachas. Gacha resellers will not be permitted.
* Items need to be appropriate for a moderate audience and adhere to the Linden Lab ToS.
* Content should not contain or reference political issues or figures.

The participants' set-up time is June 9-13. The Shop and Hop itself will run from June 17 to July 1.

Also, exhibitor and performer applications are no longer being accepted after today, Monday May 10. Originally, the deadline for both was Friday May 28. Applications for volunteers are still scheduled to be accepted until May 28. 

Bixyl Shuftan
  

RFL Sunbeamer And Roos With A Dream Airshow Raises Over 50,000 Lindens

On Saturday May 8, the Relay's Team Sunbeamers held their 8th Annual Air Show. This time, the event was held in cooperation with the team Roos With a Dream. The air snow ran from 8AM to 4PM SL time at Farshore Field in Sunglight Bay. 
  
Near the end, Cynthia Farshore, announced the totals raised. 32,143 Linden dollars had been raised for the Sunbeamers, and 20,100 Lindens for the Roos. This makes a total of 52,243 Lindens. 

Both the Sunbeamers and Roos With A Dream are top-ranked teams. As of the writing of this article, the Sunbeamers are firmly in Jade rank with 586,288 Linden dollars raised. The "little team that could" ranks 13th among all Relay teams in terms of money raised this year. Roos With A Dream has raised a total of 1,410,047 Lindens, at Ruby level and sixth among the teams.

May will be a busy month as far as Relay events go. This upcoming weekend from May 14 to 16 is the Relaystock, of which the Sunbeamers will have both a camp and at least one DJ playing. Later this month the team has plans for a festival. The Relay Weekend will take place next month on June 12 and 13. 

Go Sunbeamers! Go Roos! Go Relay!

Bixyl Shuftan
   

CDS Declares Members of Next Representative Assembly

  

The Confederation of Democratic Simulators, or CDS, is unique among Second Life communities in that it has procedures for choosing it's leaders. Twice every year, there is a call for candidates to run for office. If there are more candidates than offices, then there is an election with voting. This time, the number of candidates matched the available offices.  On Friday May 7, Delia Lake, the Dean the Scientific Council announced the news to the community.

We have a slate of candidates for the CDS 35th Term of Government. Candidates who declared for the 1 Chancellorship and the 5 RA positions are:

Chancellor - Samara (Kyoko) Barzane

Representative Assembly -  Almut Brunswick, Laure Levenque, Rosie Gray, Tailsworth Horsley, and Tor Karlsvalt.

We have the exact number of candidates as we have available government positions. Therefore the CDS will not hold voting for this next term. The candidates will be officially installed in their respective offices on June 1, 2021, the first day of the new term.
Thank you all for declaring and volunteering to serve our community!

The Scientific Council of the CDS would make it official the following day, Saturday May 8. With this, the election becomes a formality as there will be no campaign or further voting. As the announcement states, the new Representative Assembly begins on Tuesday June 1.

Bixyl Shuftan
  

Weekend in Brief


A number of events took place this weekend.  On Friday afternoon Mat 7, Linden Lab announced a few limited edition last names in theme for Mothers Day, but they would only be available until Monday May 10 (today). It would be the last weekend of the Fantasy Faire, and some portions such as it's Literary Festival would hold their last events. There were various Relay events such as Songbird Sorbet's live music performance for Team Meli's Maniacs (above) and the Sunbeamer & Roos With a Dream Air Show, both on Saturday May 8. The CDS declared it's members for the next Representative Assembly. The SL Enquirer hosted the 2021 "Slammy Awards."  And more. 

Read more on some of these events later.