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Throughout the Home and Garden Expo, Prim Perfect will be running a series of talks at the Prim Perfect Temple on Home Expo 6.  You’ll see a full list of the talks at the bottom of this post.

Today, to begin the Expo, we have a trio of mesh-enthusiastic designers about their work (and, I suspect, other things as well!): Maxwell Graf of Rustica, Kriss Lehmann of Botanical and Loz Hyde of Meshworx.

Loz, Kriss and Max talk mesh!

Loz, Kriss and Max talk mesh!

People who came to the Prim Perfect Talks at the Xmas Expo might remember a talk by these gentlemen that lasted into the wee small hours – well, certainly for Saffia!  It started at 3pm SLT – she (the host bailed) at 7pm, whimpering it was 3am in the UK, and the guests carried on with the audience until 8pm!

So we’ve invited this energetic, informative, enthusiastic and hugely talented group back for a new session of talking to and with our audience.  And Saffia reserves the right to go to bed at a …erm … reasonable hour – after that, it’s up to you!

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We have a full programme of talks coming up at the Expo – make sure that you don’t miss them!

Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

Lanterns Rise at the Home and Garden Expo

Lanterns Rise at the Home and Garden Expo

Prim Perfect would like you to join us for a very special ceremony on our region at the Home and Garden Expo at 4pm every day that the Expo is being held.

Last year, Alchemy Immortalis created a very special item for Relay for Life – I’ll let Alchemy Cyannis tell you about it:

Traditionally in Asia, blue lanterns represent immortality and peace.  We thought this not only captured the spirit of the Blue Willow tale (which was the region theme at the Home and Garden Expo 2012), but honoured the undaunting spirit of cancer survivors, and of those family and friends we have lost, celebrating the immortality of their lasting legacies in each of our lives, and the peace that we all strive for during one of the most difficult journeys in any life.

Last year, the ceremony became very special to the people who attended, and we decided that we should hold it again this year.  So, we invite people to join us at the Prim Perfect platform on Home Expo 6 every day of the Expo at 4pm SLT for a communal release of lanterns both to celebrate the living and in memory of those we have loved and lost.

Lanterns Rise at the Home and Garden Expo

Lanterns Rise at the Home and Garden Expo

The view from the taverna

The view from the taverna

Yes, the Home and Garden Expo opens today, and I’ve been spending some time over there – at our beautiful Greek build.

Aisling Sinclair has created a beautiful Greek village on our plot on Home Expo 6, with a temple, a windmill, a church, village houses, a beach … and a taverna.

You can rezz a boat and sail down to the Prime Cantina (Hello, Winona and Reven!) on the next region. Or you can pause to wander around – many of the people on our region have been inspired to enter the spirit, and you’ll find elements of Greek buildings, temples and statues.  I’ll be writing more about this over the coming week but for now, enjoy the view from the taverna – and do the jigsaw!

The View from the Prim Perfect taverna at the Home and Garden Expo

The View from the Prim Perfect taverna at the Home and Garden Expo

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

SL10B Community Celebration logo

SL10B Community Celebration logo

Applications for SL10B are now CLOSED.

And there’s been a large number received: over 500 exhibitor applications, over 470 Performer applications and more than 350 volunteers!

Now they have to be sorted and approved, and that will take some time – but the team are on to it.  Acceptances for the exhibitors will start coming in the next few days and will continue all week. Please be patient as – as you can see – they have a lot to work through!

The dates that performers can expect to hear will be posted in a while, but that will be closer to the opening date of June 16 – at the moment, the priority is getting word out to the exhibitors.

Of course, if you contact all the people you know connected with the event to ask them when you will hear, things will slow down. So – please give them some space to get on with it, and you’ll hear all the sooner!

Bay City, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Bay City, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 20th May, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we set off to explore the retro world of Bay City, a mainland community in Second Life just celebrating its fifth birthday – and which is the result of an ongoing and unusual collaboration between residents and Linden Lab.

Although on the map Bay City may look like an island, it is actually a very special area of themed mainland, and we’ll be learning all about this from long-time (and very active) residents, Marianne McCann and Ever Dreamscape (who is editor of the Bay City’s own newspaper, the Bay City Post).

Bay City Funfair, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Bay City Funfair, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll also be visiting some fascinating builds – including the spooky Falmouth Hotel, the wonderfully retro funfair, the Aquarium and, of course, the offices of the Bay City Post – as well as stopping off at the Community Center and a great themed diner!

Bay City Community Center, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Bay City Community Center, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

So if you’re in to Bay City, retro or Art Deco style and strong communities … this is definitely the show for you! So come and watch the show at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Bay City Community Center, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Bay City, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

SL10B Community Celebration logo

SL10B Community Celebration logo

Just a quick reminder … today – Monday 20th May – is the LAST day to apply to be an exhibitor, a performer or a volunteer at the Community Celebration for Second Life’s 10th Birthday.

It’s going to be amazing – fill in the application form and join in!

More details here. Hurry – time is almost up!

Happy Hunting has another great show – with a review of some of the amazing gifts available on Hunts all around the grid – and talks to two people who are organising some very exciting hunts!

There’s news from Rosamoo of all the amazing hunts and hunt items out there for you to find – and you can find the details of all the hunts discussed right here.

Cinders and Rosamoo discuss some great Hunt prizes!

Cinders and Rosamoo discuss some great Hunt prizes!

Big Day Hunt logo

Big Day Hunt logo

Then Cinders talks to Nomiki Tremmor of The Big Day Hunt who tells us all about her her special wedding day themed hunt – and it’s not just for brides and grooms either, but offers a selection of things for participants and guests too!

Home and Garden Expo logo

Home and Garden Expo logo

Then Heavenly Villa tells Cinders all about plans for the Home and Garden Expo which will be featuring a Hunt created by those wonderful people at Whiz. Our next show will be coming from the event, but here’s a taster here now!

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