Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Press Release: 2020 SL Renaissance Festival

SL Renaissance Festival Unites Medieval Role Play Communities to Crusade Against Breast Cancer

This September role-players are uniting kingdoms and realms for a new community based event to take up the crusade against breast cancer in support of the American Cancer Society Strides Campaigns in Second Life.

Opening on September 25th and running for 10 days the 1st Annual SL Renaissance Festival will feature merchants, minstrels and entertainment, melees and jousts, and other activities in a 15th century build spanning four regions.  Residents will be invited to take part in Role Play Classes, Jousts, Archery and more.  The Festival will include shoppes and booths for participating merchants, the Minstrel’s Corner entertainment stage, and the Conquer Trail highlighting breast cancer information and a daily King and Queen chosen from breast cancer survivors and caregivers.

The event is being led by former Relay For Life chair Nuala Maracas, who also serves as director of the SL Christmas Expo.  She states, “I am excited to introduce the SL Renaissance Festival to all residents of Second Life. The organizing committee is going above and beyond to make this a fun filled special event.” Nuala leads a team of volunteers from many different guilds who, as she says “have enthusiastically lowered their swords against one another and raised them in a united front against our common enemy - Breast Cancer."
The SL Renaissance Festival has something for everyone,From the opening Parade of Knights Ceremony though to the closing Royal Gala - Roleplay Classes, Learn To Joust, Best In Helm and Festival Princess contests and lots more, even pony rides for kids.  So polish your armor, saddle your steed and join us, September 25 through October 4th and prepare to stand together with Lords and Ladies and Knights and Squires from the 4 corners of the SL grid.

For sponsorships and merchant registration and information please visit slrenaissancefestival.com.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation. Strides unites communities in the fight against this deadly disease and helps to raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.

If you or a loved one has questions or needs help with a breast cancer diagnosis call the American Cancer Society 800 227-2345 visit cancer.org or the American Cancer Society region in Second Life.

CONTACT: Nuala Maracas, Festival Director

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