OpenSim SciFi may seem like an odd fit at the Second Life Science Fiction Convention, indeed your first thought may well be “These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.” However you would be wrong because in a similar fashion to storytellers, SciFi spread across OpenSim and Second Life with the communities working together even if the technologies don’t. I caught up with Lani Global to chat about OpenSim SciFi.
First things first, I had to make sure that Lani wasn’t an evil sith Lord or lady, she frowned and then replied :
“I doubt that the OpenSim universe has been conquered as an empire yet, but there are many trying!”
However more importantly, how popular is SciFi in OpenSim, this was a question that received a warmer reply :
“Sci Fi is probably one of the most popular themes in OpenSim.” Lani told me, she also told me that she has her own Hypergrid enabled OpenSim location “My main region called “Lani” has been enabled for HyperGrid since 2010. It gets about 15,000 unique visitors per year, and about 20% of them are via HyperGrid.”