Lanna's List for August 14-20: Surfing, Surreal Art at Caerleon, Gilligan's Island Opens, and more...
Second Life PeaceFest ’08 is broad scale event to promote worldwide peace. It starts at on Friday, August 15th at 9 AM and ends on Sunday, August 17th at 11:59 PM. This festival is spread across 10 sims and features more than 100 live music, theatre and dance performances as well as art exhibitions, panel discussions and a peace rally. The full schedule magnificent artists and events is available here and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
PeaceFest ‘08 is a 100% volunteer, global, interfaith, cross-cultural effort to create lasting peace through mobilizing support for and learning with real-life peace organizations. All proceeds from PeaceFest ‘08 will go to benefit Amnesty International, UNICEF, World Conference of Religions for Peace, Uthango Social Investments, and Kids for Peace.
(All times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)
Thursday, August 14
3 PM – Exhibit Opening: Technocolr,
the Harlequin Lodge
Australian artist Anita Fontaine has created a fascinating new build which is intended to be like a disorientating roadside attraction like the teacup ride at Disneyland or Snowhite's house off Route 66. Technocolr pays homage to experimental and fairytalesque architecture, and the ideologies behind creating these miniature fantasy worlds. In Odyssey (click here to teleport).
6 PM – The Briny
Come for an undersea soirée at the beautiful Tesla Lounge. In addition to dancing with music by DJ Bats, there will be an underwater costume contest, marine trivia, and other fun! At the landing point, click on the Tesla Lounge sign to teleport directly to the party. In Opus (click here to teleport).
7 PM – SL Photography Talks: Ciegna Soon
Ciegna Soon will be speaking about her work as a photographic lyricist. This lecture is part of a series presented on Tuesday and Thursday in August by The Photo Institute, a completely in world school for virtual photography. In Vehicle (click here to teleport).
Also this week: Chilbo Community Fair, Virtual Ability Island Opening, Legal Conversations and Libraries in Palestine. All that and more after the jump...
Friday, August 15
2 PM – Exhibit Opening:
This exhibit showcases the digital portrait work of Ahmad Hosho (Don Hosho in RL). Hamlet chronicled his work in a recent New World Tableau. In Little Andalucia (click here to teleport).
10 PM – Fine
Tuning Your Avatar
Come and learn some tips and tricks to tweak your avatar from the fine individual you are now into the stunning individual you always wanted to be. The course covers inventory control as well as editing and positioning attachments and accessories. In Tenera (click here to teleport).
Saturday, August 16
11 AM – Second Life
Surfing Association Shortboard Competition at Boneyard
The Second Life Surfing Association's (SLSA's) first competition of the 2008 Season II calendar, the SLSA shortboard competition takes place at Boneyard beach’s pipeline waves (which break over Boneyard's nicely exposed rocky reef!). Only SLSA surfers may compete. Open for all spectators. In Boneyard (click here to teleport).
11 AM - Walking Tour: History of the Chilbo Community
Fleep Tuque leads a walking tour of the Chilbo community and sim! The tour will poke into the nooks and crannies of the community, visit the places and spaces where Chilbo began, and explore the hidden treasures and artifacts of the community's history. This starts at the Town Hall In Chilbo (click here to teleport).
12 PM – Exhibit
Opening: Martha Margulis
Come to the opening of this exhibition of Martha Margulis' (1928-2003) work at the West of Ireland gallery. Her award winning abstract paintings have been exhibited and collected in the US and internationally. In West of Ireland (click here to teleport).
1 PM – Virtual Ability
Island Grand Opening
Come to the grand opening of an exciting sim with a new resident orientation center, advanced tutorials, and training facilities for individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions. The entire island is accessibility-friendly for new and experienced residents and will provide ongoing classes for people who want to search for and evaluate health information. In Virtual Ability (click here to teleport).
6 PM – Second
Francisco: Playing at the Flilmore
As part of the Summer of Love in Second Francisco, there will be dancing to videos of bands playing at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in a SL recreation. This session includes the legendary Grateful Dead, James Cotton Blues Band, Mothers of Invention, and Jefferson Airplane. In Belle Isle (click here to teleport).
8 PM - SL
Shakespeare Summer Ball: The Tempest
Come dance with nymphs and goddesses, sorcerers and statesmen, drunken fools, mishap en monsters, airy spirits, and other denizen's of Prospero's isle. Guests are invited to choose a character from the play to RP at the Ball, or simply to come in their magical, classical, or Shakespearean best! In Winterfell Libris (click here to teleport).
Sunday, August 17
11 AM – Exhibit Opening:
The Surrealist Dance Hall Artist
Come see this remarkable immersive art experience exploring surrealism at Caerleon Isle Artist Collective. The challenge: No right angles in a surreal environment that would encompass three distinct themes that cyclically morph from one to the other. In Caerleon Isle (click here to teleport).
5 PM – Silas
Scarborough at Grand Opening of Gilligans Island
Come see Silas Scarborough perform at the opening of this sim reminiscent of Gilligan’s Island. Silas rocks his originals on keyboards, bass, vocals, and guitar. In Gilligan’s Island (click here to teleport).
Monday, August 18
PM – Real Biz: Askpatty.com
As part of Real Biz on SLCN, Cybergrrl Oh interviews a company or organization representative and takes a tour of their build or sim. The guest this week will be Askpatty.com, a site for automotive advice for women. In Athena Isle (click here to teleport).
6 PM – Law010:
Legal Discussion Forum
Rockcliffe Legal Forums are presented by experts in the field of law on a variety of topics including intellectual property, Copyright, Basic Contract (tort) law, and other subjects relevant to both Second Life and the business world. In Rockcliffe X (click here to teleport).
Tuesday, August 19
4 PM - Livestrong
Livestrong, one of the surf spots owned by the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), has weekly surfing classes every Tuesday at 4pm SLT, with surfing instructor Mick Lunasea. Ranked in the top 20 of the SLSA competition rankings, Mick teaches beginners and advanced classes. Lessons are free, but donations to the Foundation are very welcome. In Livestrong (click here to teleport).
6 PM - Virtual Artists Alliance
workshop at the Chilbo Community Fair
Virtual Artists Alliance sessions are an opportunity for SL workshops in a casual atmosphere. The premise is simple: the host introduces a technique or concept used in SL building and the balance of the hour is dedicated to applying that idea. In Chilbo (click here to teleport).
Ahmad Hosho will be speaking about his work as a photographic illustrator. This lecture is part of a series presented on Tuesday and Thursday in August by The Photo Institute, a completely in world school for virtual photography. In Vehicle (click here to teleport).
Wednesday, August 20
11 AM - The
Palestinian Librarian: A View on Library Services in an Arab Place
Palestinian Librarian Heyam Enzo will discuss librarianship in the Gaza Strip, her experiences with opening a library in Second Life, and give a tour of her library on Cybrary City 1. Presentation will be a combination of voice and text. In Cybrary City (click here to teleport).
3PM - Virtual Worlds Day Panel
This panel will feature a discussion about the current state of virtual worlds and how they may evolve in the future. What do we hope to see? What would be a "bad" outcome? Panelists: Malburns Writer, Tara Yeats, Olando7 DeCosta. In Chilbo (click here to teleport).
The Wild Card!
Looking for fun and adventure? The Wild Card! highlights just the day, time and a SLurl for an event. The Wild Card! may be anything, but I’ll try to pick something that promises to fun, lively, or fun engaging.
Sunday, August 17 at 11 AM (click here to teleport)
Join Lanna’s group on Eventful.com to stay up to date on what's happening in SL-- info on submitting event notices below.
SUBMITTING EVENTS FOR COVERAGE IN New World Notes
Every Thursday morning, NWN highlights events for the upcoming weekend into next Wednesday. If you'd like an event to be considered, send the description and event link to Charlanna Beresford via IM or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Lanna through her Facebook profile, where she's listed as "Charlanna Beresford".
1 - Events for the coming week must be received by Tuesday Noon SLT.
2 - Include all the relevant info-- day, time, and especially the SLURL to the event location.
3 - Please send related graphics such as screenshots or photo of the event site, if available.
4 - Events with artistic, cultural, scientific, political, creative, and/or educational value preferred.
5 - Events sponsored or promoted by real world corporations are welcome, as long they serve and entertain the Second Life community, and/or foster Resident-made content (live music, builds, scripting, fashion, games, etc.) Events that merely promote the company or organization's Second Life presence are not generally appropriate; you may instead consider advertising your event or service on New World Notes.
6 - Mature-rated events are permissible, but listing descriptions should be PG-13. Political and religious events are encouraged, though those of an extreme or non-inclusive variety are rarely included.
7 - Bonus consideration given to game-related or machinima events, and for events with "I've never seen that in SL before" value.