Sunday, January 31, 2021

Cartoon of the Day: Rocket Cart


 Pictures from Matt Carlton. So what would have gotten a go-cart to take off like that? Well, yours truly could think of one way.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Baja Cove


Recently a reader of the Newser notified us that a favorite place of hers, Baja Cove, was about to shut it's doors. By the time we took a look, there was only one sim that could be accessed. But the scenery was great. As it turns out, the last sim is not going to close. But in staying up, much of the scenery had been changed.

Read and see more in Places.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Help Wanted: "Fly On The Wall" Needs DJs, Host/Hostesses


Fly on the Wall is  hiring Country/Rock DJ's and Hosts.  We are a drama free club with a one set minimum requirement.  All avi's must be at least 30 days old, no kid avi's.  If interested fill out one of our applications located on the links below or pick up an application at the club and return to the club owner: мαк αттαςк (makenzie.heartsong)

Come see what the buzz is all about!!

DJ Application -
Host Application -        

Bella Brook (143,191,20)

Winter Burn Starts Today


Today is the start of the Winter Burn event in Second Life, with three days of art and music in the Burning Man- Deep Hole sim. The theme is "Bubble Gum and Duct Tape."

Yesterday was the "Burn2 Unplugged" event, with some hours of music.


Balloon Festival in Lavender Lake


I heard there was a Balloon Festival in the Lavender Lake area. So I headed over, and was surprised by the number of them in the air around me. There were dozens of them in the air. There were a couple on the ground that had directions to click on the rezz another. They didn't work for me, but they did work for others. 

Supposedly, the festival ends after Sunday, so if you like balloons, hurry on over.

Hat Tip: Daniel Voyager

Press Release: HFOT January 2021 Benefit


Frets Nirvana and US Military Veterans Group announce 2021’s kickoff benefit for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life for January 31, 2021!  

Frets Nirvana, longtime supporter and contact for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life in conjunction with the US Military Veterans Group, announces the 2021 kickoff benefit for the Veterans Support Organization Home For Our Troops at Veteran’s Isle .  

Frets Nirvana states:  “HFOT is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic or suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Since its inception in 2004, over 90 cents of every dollar spent by Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans. DURING THAT TIME HFOT HAS BUILT 313 SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOMES NATIONWIDE FOR WOUNDED VETERANS.”

In 2020 the community in Second Life sent  $15,750 to Homes For Our Troops, thanks to many kind hearts and great Second Life performers.  23 Veterans and their families received the keys to their forever homes in 2021 and the donations received in Second Life were part of that effort.  Currently HFOT has 62 projects underway for extremely wounded veterans.

Home for Our Troops benefit concerts feature premier Second Life talent monthly at Veteran’s Isle.  The January 31 concert for 2021 is scheduled from 4 PM to 9 Pm PM PST.  Featured artists will be DJ Waya Snowpaw, Zacch Cale, Suzen Jule, Rapid Randy and Johnny Bellows.

Sponsored by Frets Nirvana and the U.S. Military Veteran’s Group of Second Life.  To learn more about Homes for Our Troops visit

Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "Advances In DNA And RNA Science"


"Advances In DNA And RNA Science"

Saturday January 30

10 AM to 11:30 AM SL time

By Mathew Burr

1. Dr. Stephen L. Gasior
2. Dr. Mary Anne Clark

For more information, Click Here.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Arcadia Asylum Library in Sunweaver Estates Closing


Some sad news for the fans of the Arcadia Asylum Library in HV Community, just down the road from the Newser office. The building will soon be closing. Possibly as soon as today.

Earlier Prof. Grey (BrianL61 Landar) had announced the upcoming end of the place.

Dear Friends,

    It saddens me to announce that the Sunweaver branch of the Arcadia Asylum Library and freebie center will be closing on Februrary 1st 2021.

Due to Real Life demands the $1000.00 U.S. Dollars I spend each year in world must now be diverted to home repair and maintenance.

Eventually, someone approached Prof. Grey about the upcoming close, Cynthia Farshore. Yesterday, Wednesday January 27, I met up with them at the Arcadia building and they told me about the plans they had made. Prof Gray told me, "I'm shutting down this location and have turned over control of Anilis to another curator. In real life, my father in law (85) is starting chemo and the money i would spend in Second Life is needed in real life. ... He's a tough old goat, he'll make it through this."

As for what happens to the freebie store, Cynthia informed, "I am about to rebuild the old Puddle Jumper (mall) back on the (Farshore) airfield. So one section will be the Library. The new build will have a center lobby and wings opposite each over. One side is the freebie the other various sellers. So there will be a gap but in the end the freebies will still be around." She had plans for the items other than just the Sunweaver lands, "Also I'll have to check but hopefully I can also add the freebies to the Emporium in Caledon.

Prof. Grey added, "With a selection of 9487 free items she can rotate the goodies when ever she wants and keep it fresh, so to speak. Hazelee Haller is the new owner of Anilis Library she is expanding her current land holding and will be relocating Anilis to that sim. I will be taking this location down starting tomorrow (Thursday January 28) most likely."

Eventually, Prof. Gray had to check up on his father-in-law, and had to go. And so that may have been the last time I set foot in the Sunweaver Arcadia building, of which some of Gray's builds across the road have made the Newser a few times. While the Arcadia Asylum Library may be going away, the freebies will remain as part of another store.

Bixyl Shuftan

Press Release: 2020 HFOT Donations

Hello to all supporters of Homes For Our Troops.  I and HFOT would like to give a great big thank you to each and everyone of you who have helped with our efforts in Second Life in 2020 for Homes For Our Troops.  We sent $15750 to HFOT as a result of these efforts.  

Jamie Crossman, Philanthropy Advisor for Homes For Our Troops made this statement regarding these efforts:

"I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season and is safe during this challenging time. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for the amazing revenue generated during 2020, a challenging fundraising year.  The challenges of 2020 could definitely take over and cause a natural shift in focus.  Not with the wonderful Second Life Community!  In 2020, 23 Veterans and their families received the keys to their forever homes and enjoyed the holiday season safe, in their environment, with everything they need to continue rebuilding their lives...BECAUSE OF YOU!   From everyone at Homes For Our Troops, THANK YOU!”

Please take note of all the folks that have invested their time and energy for this great cause in 2020.

First those excellent performers and their managers:

Aaron, Abby, Agatha Martin, Ambrosia and her manager Jon Huntsman and all his staff at Kultivate Music Management, Amforte Clarity, Austin Moores, Bad Setner and all the folks at Bad Management, Bella, Charice, Charice, Chillee Hernandoz, DJ Waya Snowpaw, Dimivann Ludwig, DJ Hale Compton, DJ Waya Snowpaw, Donn Devore, Dudecansing, Erika Ordinary, Erin Frog and Satin Gali, Harmonia Trefoil, Hogan Baily, Hogman, Ichie Kamachi!, Idella Quandry, James Olmos/Acousticenergy Nitely, Jesie Janic, Kat Vargas, Keeba Tammas, Lark Bowen, Laurie C and all the folks at Keys Management Group, Maximillion Kleene, Melenda Baptiste, Naughty, Neomaximus Brandenburg and his manager Tim Allagash, Nina Setner, Paul Nowles, QuadRadiX and their manager Carol Greenwood, Quartz and his great manager Duplicat, ReggieSunset Rookswood, Ry Anne, Samm Qendra, Sassy Nitely, Savannah Coronet, Savannah Rain, Senjata Witt, Seth Regan, Solana Python, Stratus Mactavish and his manager DancinGigi, The Vinnie Show and his manager Daallee, Tone Uriza, Toxie Darkmatter, Troy James and the great folks at Music Speaks Management, Turner Harbrough, TwoStep Spiritweaver and Dennymac duel streaming, Waya Snowpaw DJ, Wolfie Moonshadow, Wolfie Starfire, Zak Claxton and his manager Maali Beck

Next are all those folks who made the time investment for special events and placement of donation kiosks throughout the grid.  Thank you:

EastbayRay, Octavia Rejan , Cattleya Lovette,  LadySmack Gears, Lily Bender and the Legion of Vets MC
Cayleen Linette and everyone at Cay's at Woodland Lake
RGHangnLo Resident DJ efforts with Pop's Crue
Joi Shepherd and all the folks at Runaround Sues
JulesA Flow, Salonios Koolhoven and DOOWOPS FOREVER at Gigli Isles
P0PsGraham Fluffpaw and all the folks Rockin Country Roads
Tammaryon Galicia and all the folks at Dandy’s place
Fire Bonfire and everyone at Boots and Lace Country Rock Club
Hayanah Resident and everyone with Tor-Tu-Gor Caravan
All the folks at Clubmojo
All the folks at Southern Fried Country Club
Bixyl Shuftan and all the folks at Purrfection estates
Creed Bimbogami aand all the folks of Patriots of War MC
Creed Cloud  and ON THE ROCKZZ MUSIC
DJ Morph and all the folks at Snowy River Saloon
DL Skytower and The Hacienda Club
Donovan Dallas and The B Side Blues & Rock Club
EdgeSteel Resident and everyone at  Black Velvet Ballroom & Tennessee Whiskey Country Club.
Ev Canadi and everyone at Rockin Robin
Fay Wild and the Wild☠Ones 1%
J.J. Fired Roseblood and all the folks at Roseblood Rogue Nation MC
JacksonTrig and all of his DJ efforts
Kyle W Forrester and all of his DJ efforts
Lainey Thorne,DJ Hale Compton, all the folks at Sanctuary of Rock and all of their supporters
Rockin' Robin VIPs and all their great Staff
Russell65 Resident at Serena Casablanca
Wizard2016 Resident  and Midnight Renegade Country Club
All the folks at Sanctuary of Rock
All the folks at Tobacco Road
Altarraum and Sanctuary of Rock
And again we have to give thanks to Bri Mcmahon and Gjackie Winkler for their dedication and help at our monthly event at Veteran's Isle.
Ashley Steele and all the folks at Saddles Live Music Venue & Retreat
Bandit Longfall  and LONGFALL  RANCH
Boo Chant  at Coconut Grove
Boo Chant at Coconut Grove
Brian Obivistrum  and and all the folks at Renegade Country Club
Clay Darkwatch and all the folks at Midnight Renegade Country
Devil Loordes and all the folks at Shooting Star Entertainment
Dilah Halostar at Bluemoon Island
Dirk danger and the All Breedable market
Doris Johnsky and her gallery at Deneb
Each and everyone who has taken the time to place a donation kiosk somewhere on the grid for HFOT
Everyone at The Whiskey Junction  at Whispering Willows
Eythel Popstar and E's OASIS & RESORT
Irish Breen and all the folks at Whip Radio
Jay Sparowtree and the folks at Gorean Whip Radio.
Jaztone Resident and all the folks at HAVOK Entertainment
Jesie Janic and her manager Jon Huntsman and all his staff at
Kat Gracemount at Meadow Field
KittyCat Ninetails and Kittycat’s Creations
Mrs Tara Ἤᾄяяἷşὄᾗ   and DJ Tim
Noνα Mαgnoℓια Dανιѕ and the West Valley SIM
Octavia Romano and Miller
Sensei Veeks Mureaux and all at the Oblivions Shangri La SIM
Shaunny Stovall and Waterfalls Jazz Club & Lounge
Snuppelure Resident at Xanadu Isle
Sw33tSugar Resident and HILLBILLY HILL HELL at Touch N Go
TuliaWindspirit Resident and Twisted Syndicate Wolves Club MC
Đąń Ŕõşşí вøṉεʐ  and Death Riders MC
ϿϮ LʊƇɑ  L.B.A  AŢσмσS-Foxwood Premier SL Wrestler and all of the folks that support his effort

And thank you Bri Mcmahon and Gjackie Winkler for all you do with support for our monthly event at Veteran’s Isle.

Lastly once again folks, please keep our good friend Dahlea Milena in your prayers as she fights cancer into this New Year.

It is an honor to be affiliated with so many kind hearts with this effort in Second Life.  In these crazy times it gives me great faith that good things still happen irregardless of challenges and differences in opinion.

All the best in 2021.

Frets Nirvana and all the folks at Homes For Our Troops.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Cartoon of the Day: Catching the Bus

 Picture from Avariel Falcon. He had taken this picture of his friend Per going after the "Coolbus," which while going down the 2016 Relay Weekend track slipped off. Fortunately, everything turned out fine.

By Bixyl Shuftan


Moya, The Artist and Location


One artist who's been part of Second Life for eleven years is Patrick Moya (Moya Janus). A friendly man, Moya was happy to take Gemma Cleanslate on a tour of his four-sim area. Moya is known for his light-hearted work, often putting his likeness in it. And there's much of it to be seen of many varieties, both at his sim and other places on the Grid. Gemma was impressed, calling him one of the most interesting people she met in Second Life.

Read Gemma's article in Places.

EOTB: "Second Life Destinations: COVID-19 Resources "

 This week, Second Life Destinations looks at the Coronavirus info center on Inspiration Island.


"Lissena, who also goes by Wisdomseeker, guides us through the colorful and comforting realm of Inspiration Island, which she created with several other volunteers to promote wellness in a fun and accessible way. In this region you can also find Whole Brain Health, which Lissena describes as 'the virtual arm of our nonprofit Ageless Mind Project. Our mission is to give people the tools to stay sharp, active, and healthy, based on research coming from neuroscience, gerontology, positive psychology, and creativity.'

"The COVID display in the courtyard was built by Lady Brielle, a medical librarian who maintains the text as new data becomes available. Lady Brielle has been a tireless essential worker throughout the pandemic, and her work has not gone unnoticed. Lady Brielle us that 'our outreach work in Second Life has been recognized by the National Library of Medicine and won an award in Research by the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association.'

"Information on COVID-19 is displayed in Spanish, American Sign Language, and  English. The creators of Inspiration Island took a multidisciplinary approach to presenting information so that as many people as possible can be positively impacted by visiting. In addition to medical data there are stories submitted by other Residents about their personal experiences of social distancing to remind us that what we’re feeling is totally natural, and we’re not the only ones who feel that way. There are also many activities to facilitate mental stimulation and help people feel connected.

"Lissena wants us to know that even the scary parts of sickness are addressed here: 'Once a month Rob, a member of the Collective in Germany, hosts a Death Café -- something he is trained to do professionally outside SL -- conversations that help make death less {of} a forbidden subject. Amazingly, we laugh a lot there.'

"This vibrant region is the labor of love of a devoted community. Marly Milena, a volunteer who provides 'programs focused on creative expression on Inspiration Island. I have introduced a way of working with arts-based processes, called Symbolic Modeling (SymMod for short). We use the building tools so people can make art in SL, and then we guide them in exploring meanings, new ideas, feelings, etc'

"Thuja Hynes, the associate director of the project, builds educational exhibits and tours. Two of his current projects are called Simply Imossible and Hero Walk. There are also many weekly events. Faust hosts the Positive Change Circle at Whole Brain Health on Sundays at 3pm SLT, and Arisia Vita plays piano in the gaebo every Monday and Wednesday. Priceless contributions are also provided by community members Catseye Tennen, Ghaelen D'Lareh, and Marylou Goldrosen.

"Second Life is proud to host a space that incorporates elements of education, creativity, and community, and Inspiration Island is a living example of the positive it can bring. Lissena feels that the activities found here “give you insight into yourself, encourage your creativity and your sense of purpose and reduce loneliness, which is really important.” It is open to people from all walks of life, so stop by for a visit today."

 Video by Draxtor Despress

Tuesday, January 26, 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 "X, Y, and Z", Denim Day, Shiny Clothes,

Happy Vixen: Feathers and Fur, Black and Blue, Country, Rebels and Rouges, Raccoons Panda and Wah, Leather, Crazy Hair, Food Fight

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ TBA, DJ Kit Drago, DJ Blazewing

Bouncing Bunny Club: Foxes and Bunnies, Lace
Montecito Bay: CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge: Anime, Under the Sea, Felines VS Canines, Purple, Horror, Late Night, Retro

Deathlands Fallout Shelter: DJ Wolfy, DJ Dita Vee

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

Urban Furry Club to Close

 Sad news for fans of the Urban Furry club. The Newser was recently informed the city-themed venue will close at the end of the month. The final event will be on Saturday January 30.

It's a sad duty when it comes to having to announce the closing of a great club. Sadly, Urban Furry will be closing after Jan 30. DJane Maliit will be the closing DJ that night. Please, come out, show support and help Whiskey turn the lights out one final time in a great SL furry club that will surely be missed by all. I hope to see you all there.

DJ Maliit would say of this last event, "We want to shut this place down with the sim crashing there are so many people saying good bye."

The Newser first heard about the venue owned by Whiskey (Thorrin Resident) in Summer 2018. It made news that year for it's "Furry Prom" event, taking part in the FCA Halloween Club Crawl, and it's winter area. But the club would close it's doors in March 2019. About a year and a half later, it would reopen in July 2020. It would make some news in the winter for it's Christmas globe and taking part in the FCA New Year's Eve Club Crawl.

Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


THIS WEEK:Our January series continue, with one concluding this week. Join us 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

 *  *  *  *  *

 **TUESDAY, January 26th:

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

    ~ at 7pm: Ursula K. Le Guin's GIFTS begins with Willow Moonfire, live on stream.

**WEDNESDAY, January 27th, at 7pm : IN WALT WE TRUST, "An Obvious Fact" continues from Craig Johnson's Sheriff Longmire Series with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower.

**THURSDAY, January 28th:

~ at 7pm : evermore, with Shandon. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World

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



Press Release: Burn2 Unplugged

Burn2 is pleased to announce the first annual Burn2 Unplugged event, which will feature acoustic music streamed live to you in the virtual world of Second Life.

The following musicians have generously donated their talents to this event: Wolfie Starfire, Kitzie Lane, Suzen Juel, Zorch and Lexie, Gypsy Dhura, Reno Jones, Thunderfoot, Fly Kugin, Twostep Spiritweaver, and Grace Loundon.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Burn2, which is a nonprofit regional of Burning Man. Below is the official times for each performance:

11 am alt - Wolfe Starfire
12 pm slt - Kitzie Lane
 1 pm slt -  Suzen Juel
 2 pm slt -  Zorch and Lexie
 3 pm slt -  Gypsy Dhura
 4 pm slt -  Reno Jones
 5 pm slt -  Thunderfoot
 6 pm slt -  Fly Kugin
 7 pm slt -  Twostep Spiritweaver
 8 pm slt -  Grace Loundon

Burn2 is the virtual extention of Burning Man and community into the world of Second Life, spreading Burning culture and the Ten Principles all year round. We are one Burning Man regiona among more than 100 first world regional groups.


Monday, January 25, 2021

Top Five Webcomics of the Sunweaver/Angels Community


So what does a Second Life resident do when not going about Second Life, or perhaps do when taking a short break from clubbing or exploring or listening to a science discussion? One activity some do is browse Internet comics, either check up the latest on a favorite strip or browse one they just came across. Among them is Nydia Tungsten, whom decided to see which were the favorites of the others in her community in Second Life, the Sunweavers/Angels. So what were the results?

Read Nydia's story in Extra.

New Sponsor: Coral Estates


Coral Estates is born in 2007 renting private islands in Second Life. We love to manage our estate where you will find full prim islands, homesteads, commercial, or residential even light residential or even land parcel from 1024sqms to 65536sqm.

All days we are on Second Life to provide the best land to our new customers or a good daily help to our continued residents which trust in Coral Estates.

Come in and visit us at :

We be happy to find you the best land in Second Life for your second life for the best prices in market.


Kristaki Hudson

Scenes From The SLEA Celebration of The Arts


 Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24 was the First Annual International Celebration of the Arts in the Second Life Endowment of the Arts. Over the two days, there were a number of events. Among those on Thursday was the "Misfit Follies."

Sitting down in the seats, people in the audience got a HUD that helped them keep an eye on the show. Over the course of their set, the dancers appeared as anthro birds, to firey figures to dancing rolls of toilet paper on a stage made to look like a bathroom.

On Sunday January 24, among those performing that day was Chapman Zane. He was a "Live Folk/Americana/Appalachian" singer whom performed for the crowd.

Stay tuned for stories on SLEA exhibits, and further events.

 Bixyl Shuftan

"Bernie Mittens" At The Relay


 One of the latest memes to take the Internet by storm is that of a picture of Senator Bernie Sanders at the Presidential Inauguration a few days ago bundled up and wearing a pair of handmade mittens. They've been both a success for the Vermont woman who made them, and others have made a lot of use of them. For the Relay for Life in Second Life, Trader Whiplash and Stingray Raymaker have had a little fun with the meme as well, showing pictures of the bundled Bernie as a Relay supporter.

Bernie Sanders is a rare character in politics. In an era in which those on one party usually treated as vermin by supporters of the other, the Vermont Senator gets respect not just from other Democrats, but also Republicans as well. And of course the Relay is something both liberals and conservatives, as well as progressives and populists, can get behind.

Image credit: Stingray Raymaker, Trader Whiplash

Sources: New York Post, Fox Business 

 Bixyl Shuftan

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Cartoon of the Day: Geek Humor


 Taken at the Happy Vixen. This lady's obviously at least a bit knowledgeable about Star Trek and electronics.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Saturday, January 23, 2021

CSA Announcement: "Hie Ye to The Highlands" Celebrating Robert Burns Birthday

Come join us for a Celebration of Robert Burns Birthday (a day early!)Featuring maggi morpath's songs and tales. Haggis and whisky will be served.

Sunday, January 24,
from 11am to 12noon SLT


Press Release: SLEA - First Annual International Celebration of the Arts


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                 SATURDAY JANUARY 23   and   SUNDAY JANUARY 24
                                          Sponsored by
                        Տҽƈօղɗ líƒҽ Ҽղɗօωɱҽղƭ ƒօɾ Ƭɦҽ Ɑɾƭʂ
                ⱭƖƖ Ƥҽɾƒօɾɱąղƈҽʂ held at ՏlҼⱭ Ƥҽɾƒօɾɱíղɠ Ɑɾƭʂ Ƈҽղƭҽɾ
                                    Saturday January 23, 2021
                                           All Times ~ SLT  
1:00PM   Blue Oleander and Wizardoz Chrome ~ Machinima Artist Presentation and Screening

2:00PM   Moondance Parx ~ Visual Arts Particle Show
3:00PM  Arimo Teixeria ~ Spanish Acoustic Guitar/Sponsored by Cats MusikCircus

4:00PM  Caledonia Skytower of Seanchai LIbraries ~ INTERSECTION:Prose and Poetry of the Moment

5:00PM  "Misfit Follies" ~ A Showcase of Theater Dance ~ Misfit Dance and Performance Art
         SLEA7 (127/172/3000)    (Special Location) 

                                    Sunday January 24, 2021
                                              SLT Time  

6:00 AM  Thet and Wheelbyte ~ Indie-Folksters

7:00 AM  Keeba and The Tiny Maniacs ~Theater and Creative Arts and Shenanigans!

8:00 AM  Delia Lake ~ Literary Arts ~ Live "Art and Ecosystems"  Prose, Poetry

9:00 AM  Suzen Juel ~ Acoustic Soul and Blues sound, Composer and Artist

10:00AM  Lyric Serendipity ~  Live Rock 'N Roll, Pop, Blues ~ Sponsored By Kultivate

11:00AM  Sandia Beaumont ~ Performing Arts ~ Live Classical Jazz Pianist
12:00PM  Prowess Rayna ~ Performing Arts ~  Live Pianist ~ Composer

1:00 PM  The Imaginals and Mad As Dance ~ Theatrical and Performing Arts  

2:00 PM  Chap Zane ~ Live Folk/Americana/Appalachian

3:00 PM  Rapid Randy ~ Live Country Live Singer/ Sponsored by Kultivate

4:00 PM  Saxman66 ~ Live Jazz Sax

5:00 PM  KalenVanKalen ~ Live Singer Songwriter

6:00 PM  Thoth Jansen ~ Media Arts Premier of "Quantum Field Theory"  Experience ~ TJ is our DJ

7:00 PM  Thoth Jansen's "Quantum Field Theory"  Media Experience continues with DJ Verdant

SL Video: "Horse Sport"

 From W.L.F./MsYogurt on May 2016


Friday, January 22, 2021

The Relay Celebrates 4 Million USD Raised


On Sunday January 17, the Relay for Life in Second Life celebrated it's recently having passed the four million US dollar mark of it's total fundraising throughout it's history. The party lasted from 10 AM to 1 PM, and took place on the border of the American Cancer Society sim, and the temporary Christmas Expo sim. The ACS sim had been recently decorated, with pictures marking each year of the Relay's history in Second Life.

There were some things of note about the event. Among them, Patch Linden was there, seated among the members of the Relay Committee. There was also a copy of the first Relay kiosk. Among the announcements were that last year, the Relay for Life in Second Life was the fifth largest chapter in the entire Relay, both real life and online. It was also announced that Nuala Maracas was awarded a place in the RFL in SL's Hall of Honor. She responded by giving a speech (1:45:30 in the video below), "The Relay for Life has given me so much over the years."

Members of the Relay also thanked the Second Life Newser for it's coverage over the years, considering being named its "Volunteers of the Decade" a badge of honor.

There would be a Youtube of the event (Click here if the video above does not play). Wildstar Beaumont would have a number of screenshots on Flickr.

The Relay season in Second Life officially starts with it's kickoff on Saturday February 20. Soon after is the start of the Home and Garden Expo, which lasts from Saturday February 27 to Sunday March 21.

Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "Fireside Chat: Covid-19"


"Fireside Chat: Covid-19"

 Saturday January 23,

10 AM to 11 AM SL time

Fireside chats are intimate gatherings with the last speaker to have a free-form discussion. Audience drives the discussion with their questions or topics. This additional opportunity for the audience to receive answers to questions will be scheduled a few days after the last presentation.

This week the open introduction of this new addition, central today Covid-19. The questions are answered by Phil Youngblood Ph.D. and Robert Hendrix MD.

For more information, Click Here

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Book Island Book Reading


On Tuesday January 19 at 2PM, Selina Greene had a book reading at Book Island, reading an excerpt from the dystopian classic "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. In the novel, "firemen" do not put out fires but are tasks with burning books as the government has outlawed them. The main character is a fireman who comes to question what he has been doing. 

Book Island (209,214,38)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Cartoon of the Day


 Picture by Luna Soledad in Facebook's Second Life Friends group. The avatar's skin had turned blue due to a glitch, which her posting about it resulted in a few comments.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Aneli Abeyante And Maison d’ Aneli


Second Life artist Aneli Abeyante has been exhibiting her work in the virtual world for a number of years. Her most recent exhibit is at her Gallery in Virtual Holland named Maison d’ Aneli. There, the works of nine different artists can be found, in addition to her own art. Kayly Iali went there to take a look.

Read Kayly's article in Design.

EOTB: SL Destination Guide Still Being Worked On

Although Linden Lab completed the move of it's data from old servers to The Cloud a few weeks ago, the job isn't quite finished. A few days ago in the official blog, Strawberry Linden stated that the way the Second Life Destination Guide is updated developed bugs and glitches in the move that are still being worked on. There will be no new updates "for the foreseeable future."

On December 22nd I announced that the Second Life Destination Guide was being uplifted to the cloud. That process is still underway, however, we have run into some errors. For this reason, the web publishing tool that allows us to update the Destination Guide is still unavailable and will be for the foreseeable future until these errors can be corrected. I am hoping it won’t be much longer than another week or two. I will continue to update you on this status every Friday.

The submission form for the Destination Guide is also giving errors because of this, so please continue to email your submissions to and we will add them as soon as we have access again.

To read the blog post in full, Click Here.

Inauguration Day


It's Inauguration Day in the United States, when the outgoing President steps down from power and the new one is sworn into office. In London City, I found a display for the incoming President Joe Biden, at London City (75/226/23). Next to it, there was another display poking fun at the soon to be former President Donald Trump, showing him in a missile launcher with his now former lawyer Giuliani hiding in some bushes. But some little touches here and there suggest not all the poking is at Trump and his men.

There will be events that day in the sim for the Inauguration, and earlier in the day for the former President's departure. Someone in the sim told me the first events will be at 8AM, but this is unconfirmed.

Tuesday, January 19, 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 W, Down South, High Class

Happy Vixen: Pets, Flight, TBA, Mix and Match, Cute and Fluffy, T-shirts, Ears and Tails, Military and First Responders

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ TBA, DJ Kit Drago, DJ Blazewing

Bouncing Bunny Club: Magic, Next to Naked
Montecito Bay: CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge: CAYA, Disney, Neon, Rave, Video Games, Late Night, Royalty,

Deathlands Fallout Shelter: DJ Wolfy, DJ Dita Vee

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

Press Release - Burn2 Winter Burn 2021: Bubble Gum and Duct Tape

  Opening 5:00pm SLT, Friday, 29 January 2021
Ending Midnight SLT, Sunday, 31 January 2021
SLURL:​​Burning Man- Deep Hole (174/32/25)

Winter Burn 2021: Bubble Gum and Duct Tape

With Winter Burn, we welcome 2021 buoyed by a measure of hope and optimism, perhaps with a touch of caution. ​The Ten Principles​ serve as our framework for how we want to live and do things together. We chose a theme: ​Bubble Gum and Duct Tape​.

When you ponder this theme, think about what makes things stick together, if it helps. Love, support, respect, chain, a guy rope, tie,wire, clasp, screws, nails, bandage, cord, harness ... and of course, Bubble Gum and Duct Tape. Basically, think outside of the box, beyond bubble gum & duct tape.

Life has begun to stir on the virtual playa. Trucks are hauling in the prims needed for infrastructure and various builds. Interesting creations are sprouting up out of the frosty dust. Performers are booking their slots for the stages. Preparations are well underway!

The event opens on the 29th of January at 5:00 PM SLT, when the Lamplighters will arrive with their usual fiery enthusiasm for a walk-on. Everyone is welcome to walk along on a tour of the art installations and camps until finally arriving at the Main Stage. Lamplighters love to let loose a little fire to properly start things off, and start they do with music and much dancing!

Burn With Us!

The moment you step onto the dusty playa, you will not be a mere spectator; you become part of the spectacle. Welcome Home!

SHARE the News and Plan to Come!

We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and the community. Experience Burn2 once again. Enter the playa through the Gate, and if you are a virgin Burner, ring the bell! Walk-on with the Lamplighters; visit the Rangers, see the effigy that shall be burned. Wander, explore, climb, interact. Visit the stages, where DJs and musicians bring music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance. You will be surrounded by art, music, fire and welcoming Burners! See the (continuously updated) BURN2 Calendar at​ for the event’s schedule.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Palmwood City to Close


In May 2019, the Newser wrote about Palmwood City, "a thriving furry Second Life community themed around a 'retrowave' city aesthetic." Sadly, we were just informed Palmwood will soon be closing down. Jimmy Talon stated the following:

I know this may not be the most shocking thing to hear given how quiet things have been for a while now but still having to put it in writing officially does give it some weight.

To put it plainly I do not want to run this project any more. It requires a lot of time, effort, energy, and patience that I have not possessed for a few years now. Not only that but the fluctuating costs of adding expansions, updating buildings, and maintaining a strong presence in Second Life can sometimes be too much for a guy who doesn't have alot of spare money to begin with. Palmwood has always sustained on a break even business model which can only stay good for so long before things just add up and people lose interest.

I’m glad I’ve been able to make friends and meet cool people through this project over the years but I’ve been less and less active in Second Life as the years have gone by due to work, school, and also just simply not relying on it for a bulk of my social life as I did when I was younger.
Much of this is coming from personal reasons. It's not a project that excites me anymore and I’ve sadly just lost all passion and aspiration for it. But even then the technical issues have also begun to show their ugly head as years have gone by. Things I could have done better, things I just didn’t think were important at the time but definitely were, etc. Palmwood was always kind of a pretty sim first and everything else an afterthought. That only gets you so far.

I’m sure it would be possible to find help and get things running in a positive direction again before turning in my keys. Sadly that won’t happen overnight and would require me to stay invested in the project for an indefinite amount of time longer before turning it over to a person or group who may or may not stick with it and that just seems like it would be more borrowed time from my perspective.

So on January 16th, 2021, we will no longer accept money for the remaining rentals in Palmwood and let the sim be re-claimed by the covenant its hosted by.

I’m sorry to everyone this comes as sad news to. All good things come to an end sometime.

Jimmy did say he was "working on a smaller, more manageable and less involved project in the spirit of Palmwood" with the help of some fans, "Thank you for almost 5 long years of fun. It’s been a ride."

Hat Tip: Cyfir (Cyfiremmerich Resident)

A Busy Weekend


 Quite a bit happened this weekend. The Relay for Life in SL had their party to celebrate having reached the four million USD mark in their history (during which they thanked the Newser for their coverage over time). Also, the Museum of Contemporary Art in the C.D.S. held an event to celebrate a new exhibit of pictures. The Aether Salon in New Babbage had their monthly discussion, the topic being Dieselpunk.

 Stay tuned for more info later.

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


THIS WEEK:Our regular 7pm sessions plus a bouquet of special readings and activities hosted and lead by Shandon to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday. Join us this week for stories, music, and more 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, January 18th at 7pm: Patricia Wrightson's THE DARK BRIGHT WATER continues with Gyro Muggins.

**TUESDAY, January 19th:

    ~ at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live! with music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen, live on stream. Nowhereville (194/131/21)

    ~ at 7pm: Ursula K. Le Guin's GIFTS begins with Willow Moonfire, live on stream.

**WEDNESDAY, January 20th, at 7pm : IN WALT WE TRUST, "An Obvious Fact" continues from Craig Johnson's Sheriff Longmire Series with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower.

**THURSDAY, January 21st, at 7pm : POE STORIES & POEMS, with Shandon. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World


Sunday, January 17, 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Announcement: Stormhold Rising Art Gallery Opening Invitation

Opening Event for the Stormhold Rising Art Gallery
Saturday 16th of January 12pm SLT

Live Music - Poetry Reading - Introduction into Art Therapy and a Raffle!

Come as you are and everybody welcome!
Newbie friendly, PG rated event with voice.

Stormhold rests upon the rugged northern mountains of Caledon, hosting incredible natural beauty and a magnificent skyline. The Stormhold Rising Art Gallery, a community project between likeminded Residents, offers Second Life creators from all over a chance to display their talents and explore SL's many creative outlets. The gallery's theory is to shine light upon the positive side of second life and encourage mental well-being. That is why inventive, ambitious, & mysterious characters come from all over to make Stormhold Rising an amazing community project and venue.

Program of Events:
12:00 - 12:30     Opening Remarks
                         Spoken word Artist, Kaneha
12:30 - 01:00     Titi Therapist (Kristiina McKenzie):
                         "SL as a form of Art Therapy"
01:00 - 02:00     Thet & Wheelbyte, live music
                         Raffle draw at the end of the gig
02:00                 Onward Gallery is open tours available

SL Video: "Body Like a Back Road"

From Fierce Cutie on April 2017

Friday, January 15, 2021

Trump Twitter Ban Raises Questions About Roles and Responsibilities of Social Media


It's been about a week since US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter. Trump has been a controversial figure in American politics, and his takedown from the social media platform was greeted with applause by his opponents and criticism by his supporters. But some, including people whom have been critical of Trump in the past, expressed concerns about him being removed. The head of Twitter himself felt while they did the right thing, the move could have repercussions in the future for free speech online.

Read more in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.