Second Life Events: Rik's Picks for October 25-28
Rik Riel's weekly round-up of upcoming SL events...
From October 26-28, the cultural traditions of the emerald isle will be on display at the Discover Ireland Festival. Sponsored by Tourism Ireland, the festival is the first in a series of in-world events held on the Dublin sim (click here to teleport) to promote tourism in real world Ireland. The festival will include five bands and seven DJs, a fashion show, photographic exhibitions of Irish landscapes, and promotional videos about Ireland. Failte!
Meanwhile, the US State Department is sponsoring a jazz festival on Friday October 26 called the "Virtual Vibe Jazz Fest" that will feature several SL jazz musicians as well as a panel discussion on the role of jazz in promoting American values around the world. That's this Friday starting at 6AM at Ilha de Intercambio Island (click here to teleport).
Also Coming Up This Week: an Italian film fest, authentic Greek music and dance, a contest to submit your worst machinima, Lunar techno, the World Bank means business, terraforming the Feng Shui way, and a benefit for a rare genetic disorder. All that and oodles more cool happenings after the jump...
(All listings in SLT, i.e. Pacific Standard Time)
Thursday, October 25
4PM - DJ Training for Beginners
Do think you have what it takes to spin for the masses? Come to this DJ training session to learn these essential DJ skills: how to use the SAM broadcaster, how to create a playlist, how to broadcast into SL, and how to create a voice over. Class fee: L$500. At Bear (click here to teleport).
Lunacast DJ Party
After learning about how to get started as a DJ, come check out some old pros in the biz. The DJ collective from Lunacast will spin original techno, trance, electro and ambient music mixed straight out of their "almost-sentient synthesizer rig" called The Borg. At Dimidiata (click here to teleport.)
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Friday, October 26
3AM - Italian Classes
Itching to learn some italiano? Come to this new group for people interested in learning one of the most musical of the romance languages. At SL Volunteer Island (click here to teleport.)
8AM - World Bank Briefing on Global Business
The World Bank and International Finance Corporation will present the "Doing Business 2008 Report", a study of 178 countries' business regulations practices. Representatives from the World Bank Group will be on hand in-world to discuss the implications of this report at the Activ8 Theater (click here to teleport.)
To celebrate the upcoming retail release of the new game "Cruise Control," the Insert Coin Arcade is throwing an all-night tournament. Slots for Zombie Meltdown, Cruise Control, and Fist of Discomfort are now open for signups via IM to Seven Shikami or via walk-in registration. All games that night will be set free play! At Insert Coin Arcade, Flotsam Beach (click here to teleport).
7-8PM - Ed Wood Festival Opener
Alt-Zoom Studios presents for the third year running the infamous Ed Wood Festival. To kick things off there will be a viewing of old Ed Wood machinima to whet your appetite. A theme will be announced on the 27th at midnight and you'll have until 11:59pm PDT on the 28th to turn in your film. On the 31st, at 7pm, check out the craptastic creations. At Lukanida (Click here to teleport.)
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Saturday, October 27
Who says you have to be quiet in the library? The Public Libraries in SL group invites you to a Halloween Party featuring a trick or treat scavenger hunt, an art exhibition by singuart Ballinger, spooky stories and a Masquerade Ball. All at Clearwater Beach (click here to teleport.)
1-3PM - Discussion on Sex in Second Life
Sophrosyne Stenvaag hosts her regular Saturday salon this week focusing on sex in Second Life, from economics to culture to love. At the Diversionarium in Pandoria (click here to teleport).
5PM - Introduction to Feng Shui Land Terraforming
"Feng shui" is the ancient Chinese belief that that the lay of the land such as the location of hills or mountains, bodies of water, and type of foliage influences your luck, health, and spirituality. Feng Shiu Consultant Talia Ling introduces Feng Shui principles for designing a harmonious island or plot of land. At Sede di Marte (click here to teleport.)
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Sunday, October 28
10AM - Introduction to Sculpties
In this introductory class taught by Jim Gustafson, you will learn: what is a sculptie, how to apply a sculptie map to your prim, how to create a sculptie with the free software "rokuro." Note: Before class, download the latest version of the free software "rokuro". At Sede di Marte (click here to teleport.)
2-4PM - Greek Music and Dance
Come hear authentic Greek music played on acoustic instruments, with Alexicon Kurka giving an introduction to ancient Greek music, illustrated by reconstructed music tracks. Then folk singer Marae Arizona will perform several of her own songs, followed by demonstrations of many musical instruments and a Greek dance party until 4pm. At Colonia Nova (click here to teleport.)
2PM - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Group
A talk about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Sheeznit Naheed, an educational psychologist working on building Second Life education communities. In the Auditorium of the American Cancer Society (click here to teleport.)
6-9PM - "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Relay/ Rally for Epidermolysis Bullosa
Come to the "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" relay and rally in support of those with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) a rare genetic disorder and their families. At Persenickety Isle (click here to teleport.)
SUBMITTING EVENTS FOR COVERAGE IN NWN
New World Notes often highlights events for the upcoming week. If you'd like an event to be considered, send the description and event link to Rik Riel via IM or e-mail him at email@example.com.
- Events for the coming week must be received by Monday Noon SLT.
- Events posted in SL's official listing board greatly preferred.
- Events with artistic, cultural, scientific, political, creative, and/or educational value preferred.
- Events sponsored or promoted by real world corporations are usually not appropriate to NWN Events. Instead, consider advertising your event on New World Notes.
- Bonus consideration given to game-related or machinima events, and for events with "I've never seen that in SL before" value.