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
Pern – Planet, with dragons. And, Anne McCaffrey

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?

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

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 022013

FF2013 Poster [Elves]

Picture by Tamzin Xiglia

Design by Alia Baroque

Logo by Marcus Inkpen

A few days ago those of us in the blogging community … yes we’re all one happy family … found ourselves dumped from the Fantasy Faire group. This was due to some spring cleaning for this year’s event and a group notice was sent but I know from talking to some people that, for one reason or another, the group notice wasn’t received by all. However there was nothing malicious going on here.

Now a call for bloggers has been sent out for this year’s event which runs from April 20th – 28th and you have until April 5th to apply, which you can do by going here.

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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 »

Feb 082013

Bel2Hi out there! I know I know you haven’t heard from me for quite awhile, well here I am! Guess what! Its almost RFL time again in SL. So get ready for some amazing events and fund raisers and great deals as Second Life, once again, comes together to take a bite out of cancer! I will officially be blogging as we race into Relay!

*EDITOR Ciaran Laval* Oi Bailey, I was preparing a post!

Ignore him! Anyway, Team Registrations are now open and below the cut I’ll post information about that.

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Dec 142012

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned Dwarfins before, I may have talked of their drinking of mead and bawdiness, I may have mentioned that they’ve escaped their cave, I may have mentioned that two of the creators were interviewed by Prim Perfect … but besides that I’ve hardly said a word about Dwarfins and I currently have eleven of them on the go, ten purchased and one born! However, besides that I haven’t talked much about them, it’s not like I’m addicted or anything like that!

Anyway, Dwarfins are at the Xmas Expo, which is a promotion for Relay For Life and therefore a good cause. Dwarfins will be participating in  the one of a kind breedables auction, and I’m going to bring you details of that tonight! Hurrah! Here’s an edited copy of the inworld notecard:

Dwarfins are so excited to be donating two one of a kind Dwarfins for the OOAK Breedables Auction. These Dwarfins will be auctioned separately.

The Dwarfins package each include:

-One of a kind Elf Dwarfin
-One month supply of food for the Dwarfin (Candy Canes)
-One of a kind ‘birthrock’
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Dec 082012

Xmas Expo Tree

The sight of Dwarves didn’t completely put e off taking a look around The Christmas Expo. I managed to safely navigate some streets without any sign of a Dwarf with an axe threatening me. The expo is running on five sims, all nicely decorated with decent sized stores for many merchants as well as an entertainments venue.

Click here to take a look at the merchants who are there.

Stores at Xmas Expo

Kismet and Dysfunctional Designs neighbour each other.

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Dec 072012

It’s always dangerous to leave my home sim without the aid of my trusty chief Elf and so it proved tonight. I ran into some Dwarves, oh they start out looking innocent and charming:

Innocent Looking Dwarves

I mean they look kindly enough, homely, with treats and some storytelling going on that wouldn’t be out of place at Seanchai, however, don’t let that lull you into a false sense of confidence, you’ll soon find the buggers drinking mead and getting bawdy!

Dwarves on the lash!

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Dec 072012

Entertainment at Xmas expo

The Christmas Expo is now open, an event as part of the Relay For Life cause in Second Life, it opened yesterday but really gets grooving today with music and entertainment. The opening music schedule is:

FRIDAY – 7th December
2pm: Mankind Tracer
3pm: Anek Fuchs
4pm: Andreus ‘Anj’ Gustafson

All times are SLT.

SLURL to music venue: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xmas%20Expo%202/15/26/22

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May 032011

Relay For Life (ACS) Logo


The SL grid is turning purple!

From May 7 to May 13 the Second Life grid will be turning purple!

Thousands of Second Life residents will be painting their stores and houses purple, wearing purple clothes, purple hair, even purple skin, in order to show their support for the Relay For Life of Second Life and to spread a purple Message of Hope.

Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life® in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay. Continue reading »