Feb 212015
 

Magralthea

The 2015 Second Life Science Fiction Convention officially launched earlier this evening and there were no glitches. As a Dwarfin this was unchartered territory for me as I boldly went where no Dwarfin has gone before, to experience space, the final frontier.

New Vegas

The convention, which is part of the Second Life Relay For Life fundraising effort for The American Cancer Society spans six intergalactic sims, the links are the SLURL’s :

The event opened with an opening ceremony at Merciless Ming’s, which is based in Fhloston Paradise, but don’t worry if you missed it, there’s more entertainment planned for today.

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Feb 192015
 

Set your phasers to stun. Be prepared to go where no man has boldly gone before, well with the exception or the organisers, the builders, The Lindens and maybe some others. However besides them, the big news is that the 2015 Science Fiction Convention in Second Life opens tomorrow.

The event is part of the Relay For Life fundraising in Second Life effort on behalf of The American Cancer Society and as with many events there will be vendors, events and much more.

The event will be running February 20th Thru March 1st and features six sims :

Pern Sound
Source:
Pern – Planet, with dragons. And, Anne McCaffrey

Magrathea
Source:
Douglas Adams Magrathea will build planets specifically tailored for you. Want a planet made out of solid gold? What about one where everything’s made of jello? The pebbles on the beaches are all precious jewels?

Risa
Source:
The pleasure planet mentioned or featured in several episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In particular it was featured in the episode ʺCaptain’s Holidayʺ.

Fhloston Paradise
Source:
Fhloston Paradise was the name of the resort hotel/ship where Corbin Dallas/Leeloo went in 5th Element and got to see the Diva sing

New Vegas
Source:
Babylon 5, The Mars city New Vegas is very heavily implied to be such a place, right down to the name

Sihnon
Source:
In the TV series Firefly Sihnon is where Inara was taught the skills to become a Companion.

A good place to keep up to date with events is on the Sci-Fi Alliance website.

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Apr 112014
 
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Fantasy Faire 2014

Ok first of all a disclaimer, I’m not an organiser of Fantasy Faire 2014, so my information may be out of date! However as it stands, there are no opportunities left for sim sponsors, but there may well be opportunities for event sponsors.

The sim sponsors are :

Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Creators of Fantasy, Dwarfins, Fallen Gods Inc., Fuubutsu-Dou, The Looking Glass, NeoVictoria, Roawenwood and Solarium. The event sponsors are Curious Kitties, Dark Goddess Designs, Epic, .Luminary., L’Uomo and Spyralle.

View From Bridge

So what about creator spots? Well, back on March 15th Sonya Marmurek blogged : CREATOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! In that post Sonya links to the actual creator/Event Sponsor application form, which is a most important document to read as it details the costs and rules for participation.

In an additional blog post on March 26th Sonya wrote :

we do still have some limited space for creators of fantasy and steampunk. Yes, steampunk! We have several steampunk sims this year, so don’t think it’s only about magic and fairies here!

At this point I tried to hit Sonya with a curse of agony, steampunk in fantasy land! Pah! … Oh wait, this isn’t new for Fantasy Faire at all … hmm I better cancel that curse of agony.

Nemofloor

 

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Apr 112014
 
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Fantasy Faire 2014

I am miles behind with my coverage of Fantasy Faire 2014, Sonya Murmarek and the team are way ahead of me! For those who are not familiar with Fantasy Faire in Second Life, I advise you to take your time to make yourself familiar with it. On a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being pretty damn rubbish and 10 being awesome, Fantasy Faire rates as an 11! My favourite Second Life event by a country mile.

So in the next few posts I’ll start catching up with the news so far, hopefully I’m not out of date with the news, from what I can see there are still openings for merchants who want to participate.

The best place to start is with the official press release, which I’ll post below the cut.

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Apr 262013
 

Fantasy Faire is still running, but a group notice has been sent with a thank you letter from The American Cancer Society, details below.

Faireland Relayers,

 While I watch the tremendous success of the Fantasy Faire, I feel compelled to write a personal note of congratulations and thank you to the people who organize this wonderful event every year. Since Fantasy Faire began, you all have worked to raise almost $100,000 USD for the American Cancer Society and you should be proud of your efforts.

 I, and the American Cancer Society appreciate everyone who has donated their time, talent, and Lindens throughout all the years, and this year is no exception. This year, I have seen some of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in Second Life. I have heard from countless others who share the same sense of wonder and amazement. In fact, I can quote one friend who said, “I’ve never seen anything like this in Second Life.” And that’s from someone who is in Second Life every day, and has been for many years.

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Mar 082013
 

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life season is ready to launch. On Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10am SLT, the Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration will be held on 4 special “kickoff” regions bordering the American Cancer Society Island.

More than 107 teams have pre-registered to participate in this year’s Relay For Life fundraising season in Second Life, but there is plenty of room for more. Anyone who has registered, or is interested in registering a team is encouraged to attend the Kickoff Celebration to learn more about this year’s Relay For Life season. If you are interested in learning more, contact Gem Sunkiller inworld, or you can join the Relay For Life Volunteers Group, or you can visit   Relay For Life of Second Life.

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life theme matches that of the American Cancer Society’s 2013 campaign: Celebrating 100 Years of Hope.

“2013 marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society. Our teams voted last year to use this as an opportunity to align with the organization to celebrate the many successes that we’ve had over the last 100 years of fighting cancer…and to re-commit ourselves to doing as much as we can to finish the fight,” says Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society Manager of Digital Platforms. Continue reading »

Nov 082012
 

scifi3

I’m not big on the Science Fiction scene in Second Life, indeed most of what I read is to do with copyright issues, such as Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. However there is a thriving roleplaying scene for Science Fiction in Second Life and to exemplify this, we have the third Science Fiction Faire, which is open now. Like some of the other and arguably better known faires in Second Life, the Science Fiction faire is also a charity event, associated with the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life.The region being used for the faire actually neighbours the ACS main Island.

scifi5

 

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Mar 232012
 
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Fantasy Faire 2012

Fantasy Faire 2012, has issued a call for bloggers, which you can read here. There are some terms and conditions associated with this, you need to have been blogging for at least two months and update your blog once a week to be accepted. I’m not totally happy with restrictions like this but I imagine it’s because you can be assigned to sims and merchants, if you’re not a regular blogger you may not realise what this entails and how time consuming it can be. However I’d rather they didn’t have the restrictions, but they do, there is some logic in this when it comes to being assigned to a sim or store.

If you are assigned to a store, you will need to write about at least one item from each store you’re assigned to. This means you will need to be pretty sure you can meet these goals because if you’re assigned to a store and can’t blog, then that means someone else won’t be blogging about it either. However if the idea of being assigned to sims and stores is unappealing, you can still apply to blog about Fantasy Faire 2012 in general, you will get sneak previews if you go either route so if you think general blogging is better, go that route, if you do like the sound of it fill in the online form on the site I linked to above.

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Mar 232012
 
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Fantasy Faire 2012

Information is now appearing about Fantasy Faire 2012, this post will reveal more information, including a press release. This will give you an overview of the event, whom to contact, where to read more including websites, Plurk and contact details regarding those who are involved in organising this great event.

I have been handed a press release by my chief Elf, which I will share with you below the cut, if you’re already below the cut, you won’t see a cut, just read on!

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Mar 232012
 
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Fantasy Faire 2012

Fantasy Faire 2012 is on its way and I’m about to unleash some information, and copy stuff from press releases and their blog! Hurrah! Even if you’re not into fantasy roleplaying, this is a superb event, last year there was fun, games, live music and fabulous events along with beautiful scenery and it’s all for a good cause too, last year’s event raised a very impressive USD$26,917 for Relay For Life, which was a Fantasy Faire record.

This year the event will run between April 21st – 29th, but let’s get the ball rolling with some posts on what has been announced so far. I’ll start with reposting the blog post from the official site about the sims that will be at this year’s event, you can read the original blog post here.

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