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Palace of Tears, designed by Rynn Verwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Palace of Tears, setting for the second stage of the Fantasy Faire Hunt, designed by Rynn Verwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This year we have been running two contests – one for Photographs of the Faire, and a Story Story/Poetry competition too. Both these contests will close at midnight today (May 31st).

In the Photographic Competition, we are looking for the photographs that best capture the spirit of the sims – and the winners will be included in a calendar (with credits for the photographers) that will be created in real life using Cafe Presse and sold to raise money for Relay for Life. So this year, people really will be able to take the Faire home with them – and share it with their friends and family too!

You can find full details of the competition here (and note that the deadline was extended from May 11th – May 31st).

Fairelands Junction, designed by Saiyge Lotus and photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, designed by Saiyge Lotus and photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For the short story/poetry competition, the top entries will be published in the summer issue of Prim Perfect magazine, coming out in September 2014.

You story/poem can focus on one region – Sanctum, or Hopes Horizon or Heavenslough, for example – and ignore all the others. Or you might use the juxtaposition of two regions, or even draw on more of the Fairelands, as a whole vast realm, perhaps surrounding an inland sea. It’s up to you. And your story or poem can be sad or happy, wise or witty. It can make us laugh, cry, gasp, nod with agreement … or do all of these things by turns.

But we must have it by midnight today!

You can find full details of the competition here,

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cinders & rosa
This week Host and Hunt Reporter Cinders Vale presents gifts from the Hipsters Hunt and the enMESHed into Summer 2 Hunt this week’s Hunt Report segment of Happy Hunting. In the Hunt Buzz corner Rosamoo Mendelsohn talks about the SL jump into summer coming this month.

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2014 SL Sci-Fi ConPoster

2014 SL Sci-Fi ConPoster

Starting Friday May 30th, The Sci Fi Alliance’s SL SciFi Convention begins a week of displays and events, this year benefitting Relay for Life.  Many fans of sci-fi gather in 6 sims showcasing builds on themes from Dr. Who, Star Trek, Stargate, Babylon 5, the world of steampunk, and all shades of imagination across the galaxies.

Take the overhead rail, follow lighted pathways, or take a tour dragon around the exhibits.  If you haven’t spent your last lindens already during Fantasy Faire you can pick up a cargo bay’s worth of goods from the exhibitor booths or the Zocalos – multi-vendor areas.

The opening ceremony is at 6pm today, Friday 30th, and the event runs till Sunday June 8th.  Start your exploration at any of the 6 hubs.  May you live long and prosper.

Entry Points:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emmerich/130/168/101

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Larson/128/146/101

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowlan/91/124/104

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Straczynski/132/173/101

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Verne/173/84/101

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whedon/128/166/102

With thanks to Garnet Psaltery

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If you have received your invitation to become an exhibitor at SL11B Community Celebration – Marianne and Saffia discuss what you need to know (the MadMan was detained in the future).

Haven’t heard yet? See this notice on the SL11B Community Celebration site.

And if you want to learn more …

 

 

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Entrance to Berlin

Entrance to Berlin

The 1920s Berlin Project are celebrating their 5th anniversary!

To celebrate this milestone, they are offering their regular tenants, guests and visitors a long weekend of events, but they are also inviting tourists, strangers and people who have not yet visited the sim to join in – and on Relaxed Rules Day you don’t even have to wear 1920s clothes or have a human avatar (on all other days of course, the regular 1920s dress code is in effect).

And we have a special jigsaw to join in the celebrations too.

You can find 1920s Berlin by clicking this link: http://slurl.com/secondlife/1920s%20Berlin/236/232/751

Schedule of events:
Friday, May 30
1:00 PM SLT – Kids’ Soap Box Derby @ Tiergarten *prizes*
2:00 PM SLT – 5th Anniversary Dance @ Pariser Platz (At the foot of the Brandenburger Tor) with DJ Myron Byron
4-ish PM SLT – After party @ Kling Studio

Saturday, May 31
11:00 AM SLT – Tea Dance @ Hotel Adlon
12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant rehearsal @ The Odeon
1:00 PM SLT – Happy Hour Talent Show @ Biergarten *prizes*
2:00 PM SLT – Eldorado Anniversary Special

1920s Berlin - with airship!

1920s Berlin – with airship!

Sunday, June 1
11:00 AM SLT – Scavenger Hunt @ Train station *prizes*
12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant @ The Odeon *prizes*
1:00 PM SLT – Flapperettes 2nd Anniversary Party @ Bauhaus rooftop, Unter den Linden 17
2:00 PM SLT – Benefit Auction Happy Hour @ Bauhaus rooftop, Unter den Linden 17 (as always, a lot of great items have been donated for your bidding)
4:00 PM SLT – Church Service *a prize for all attendees*
5:00 PM SLT – Movie screening @ Babylon
7:00 PM SLT – Flapperettes 2nd Anniversary Party (part 2) @ Bauhaus rooftop

Monday, June 2
Relaxed Rules Day: All day
Jo Yardley, owner of 1920s Berlin, says:
On this day we forget the 1920s Dress code and allow all kinds of avatars. But be warned! We also allow our tenants to ignore all the other rules of the sim and this usually means they will go a little nuts…

More information and up to date news can be found on the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265276560117/events/
and on the blog: http://1920sberlinproject.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/5th-anniversary/

But before you hurry off to Berlin … why not try our jigsaw?

Click to Mix and Solve

 

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There’s a different mood as the MadMan takes the opportunity to relax – and he explains why you don’t need to worry either!

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Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us today, Monday 26th May at 2pm SLT at the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams for a viewing party of our latest episode as we visit the amazing Art Walk in the heart of the tinies’ home of Raglan Shire.

There’s an amazing number of pieces on display, some by well-known artists … and others by artists at the starting of their careers. We explore the 2D and 3D art on display, spread over four different sims, in part from the back of the splendid hedgepillar (a cross between a caterpillar and topiary) created by Xavian Starsider, who joins us for part of the show.

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our hosts and tour guides for the show are Teal Freenote and Kaydge (Kage Stratten), who tells us not just about the art and the Art Walk, but also give us a fascinating insight into tiny culture.

And, of course, no event with tinies would be complete without a party, so the amazing tiny elephant that is Ganjo Mokeev plays us out with his band at the end of the show (which acquires an extra and possibly unexpected dinkie dancer!).

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm for a fun and fascinating show!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV, on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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Mesh Creative - Show and Tell

Mesh Creative – Show and Tell

Join us at 1pm on Sunday 25th May at the Prim Perfect Headquarters in Sund, Second Norway, for the latest of our popular talks, produced in association with Mesh Creative.

As you can see from the poster, we have a great line up of regular speakers and guests including Meshworx, Rustica Home, Botanical, Rustica, Heart Garden Centre, The Domineaux Effect and Shai. This session offers an opportunity for Show and Tell, with designers demonstrating their latest work (or work in progress) and discussing it with our audience.

And they will also be talking about their work in general, and discussing problems that they have encountered. They’ll give advice, share ideas and insights into the creation process. There’ll be ample opportunity for you to ask questions too.

And there will be a chance to explore Prim Perfect’s beautiful new offices …

So do come and join us at 1pm on Sunday 25th May on the garden terrace at the Prim Perfect offices on Sund!

 

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You can now see the recent Designing Worlds show discussing issues related to Second Life retention on the web.

In this show, we are joined by some of the people who’ve been involved in the ongoing web discussion of this issue – Carl Metropolitan Chancellor Emeritus at Caledon Oxbridge, Caledon Oxbridge Chancellor, 2009 to 2012; Executive Director of NCI/New Citizens Incorporated, 2005 to 2009, and Jo Yardley of 1920s Berlin and the Drax Radio Files, together with two people who are working on the production side of this at Linden Lab – Brooke Linden and DaveR Linden.

Second Life Retention Discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Second Life Retention Discussion, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We discuss three aspects of the retention problem – how Second Life is marketed, how the initial experience is managed and how to embed new residents so that they remain and become integrated. We share ideas – and learning more about developments at the Lab – including the introduction of the new avatars.

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SL11B-logo-512x512Here’s a little teaser pic from this year’s Community Celebration – where the land is being parcelled out ready for exhibitors and the stage and auditorium are being built ready for performers and presenters …

But no spoilers here – just a little fun jigsaw puzzle for you to enjoy!

And don’t worry if you haven’t heard about your application yet. They have a lot of applications to sort – and it will take a while to go through them all carefully and to notify those who have been successful. You can see more details here.

Click to Mix and Solve

How do I find out more?

You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/slcommunitycelebration/pool/

 

 

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