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Thursday, December 11, 2008


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Vint Falken

Rezzable is proud to announce the opening of our 'Rezzable Alpha Grid' - based on the OpenSim system - for testing by our fellow virtual world citizens, and invite you to take part in it. Currently we are running eight sims, including a replica of Greenies Home and a bunch of empty ones with plywood in them. Our stress tests will take place at Greenies OpenSim Home and takes the form of a giant party, with host Angelina Rhode. (Yeah, we've duplicated her too! ;)) Theme: Find the 7 Differences. Dates are Wednesday December 17th and Thursday December 18th starting 1PM SLT.

More information on how to register, create your avatar and PARTY! at http://tr.im/alphagrid


West of Ireland Storytellers:
Raise Awareness of PROJECT CHILDREN through
Presentation of Holiday Classic

West of Ireland, Second Life – The talented West of Ireland Library staff is dedicated to promoting quality literary works from around the world with special emphasis on works from Irish and Celtic sources. The Library's staff of Storytellers will be joined by other notable WOI personalities to form a cast of eleven readers to present Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol for two performances only: Sunday, December 14 at 11am (slt) and Monday, December 15 at 7pm (slt) at the West of Ireland Library and Cultural Center.

All the performers are volunteers and donations are accepted to support Project Children, a real world non-profit positively affecting the lives of children in Northern Ireland: Second Life activity, with meaningful Real Life results. "A Christmas Carol is my absolute favorite Christmas tale" shared Aoife Lorefield, Storyteller and creator of this adapted version, "It's is a story about how changing our hearts can change lives ... what better way for the West of Ireland Library to celebrate these holidays and support Project Children?"

Popular Storyteller Shandon Loring is currently slated to voice the famously flinty and curmudgeonly "Ebeneezer Scrooge", and will be joined by Storytelling regulars Aoife Lorefield, Derry McMahon, Elder Priestman, Caledonia Skytower and others. Also joining in the merriment will be popular DJs including Spyot Denima as "Fred", Dave93 Nieuport as "Christmas Present", and Keira Colclough as "Belle" and "Tiny Tim." West of Ireland CEO Sioban McMahon will voice "Christmas Past."

Storyteller Aoife Lorefield has written an adaptation from Dicken's original with an eye and ear to capitalizing on the musical "Carol" nature of the classic tale. Lorefield's adaptation focuses less on individual characters, with the exception of a few main significant voices such as Scrooge, and more on the choral aspect of the storytelling.

The success of the library staff's group/choral story reading of Bram Stoker's Dracula in October, with capacity audiences for the two performances, inspired them to take on this new project for the December Holidays.

For information on the West of Ireland Storytelling: www.irelandslstory.blogspot.com <http://www.irelandslstory.blogspot.com>

The West of Ireland is a Second Life simulation (sim) created to support the programs of the South Texas Celtic Music Association (STCMA), a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States. Additionally, the West of Ireland has been approved by Linden Labs, the creators of Second Life, as a certified nonprofit.

The mission of the West of Ireland is to promote Irish and Celtic culture within Second Life and raise awareness of Project Children, while providing guests and community members with an entertaining and welcoming environment and to raise funds for Project Children.

For information on the West of Ireland sim: www.irelandsl.org <http://www.irelandsl.org>

Project Children is an international organization that takes children from Northern Ireland on summer trips to stay with host families in the United States. Catholic and Protestant children are brought together in a calm and multi-cultural environment in an effort to overcome the stronghold of prejudices that have burdened Northern Ireland for so long. The STCMA raises funds for Project Children at its annual Celtic Music Festival and through the Second Life West of Ireland sim to pay the transportation costs for children participating in Project Children.

For information on Project Children: www.projectchildren.org <http://www.projectchildren.org>

Loki Eliot

At Goony Island they have decided to do away with the over commercial Santa Claus and instead invited Egnog the Christmas troll. Hes a big cuddly Furry troll who if you ask nicely will tell you a riddle. When you correctly answer the riddle you get a free christmas present :)

So far he is a favourate with SL families who take their SL kids to see him and collaberate in solving the riddles which range from very easy , to hard ones that require you to explore the Openspace Sim for the answer.

On top of this, almost the entire island is frozen so you can put on free steam powered ice skates and skate to your hearts content.

Start your fun at Nemo Beach - http://world.secondlife.com/place/9d500351-6545-ab12-981c-97e55daa01ba

Crap Mariner

Heron Island/Teal Island is doing Christmas Carol on saturday at 10am: http://breebirke.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-carol.html (I am Ghost of Christmas Present, Nephew Fred, and one of the chorus of non-mourners)

West Of Ireland is doing Christmas Carol on Sunday: http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/2008/12/special-event-dickens.html (Shandon Loring as Scrooge? WAY COOL!)

And the first gift certificate giveaway for the Tunes inSL project is Sunday. Name will be drawn from the subscribeomatic list.


Hamlet Au

Good stuff, keep 'em coming!

I'll announce this officially later on, but tomorrow at 6pm, Iris and I will announce the people's choice for hot guy avatars at the 7 Ultra Lounge:


Bevan Whitfield

Metanomics - Monday Dec 15 - Noon SL - Immersive Workspaces with Justin Bovington of Rivers Run Red.

Get a sneak peek inside the new Immersive Workspaces™ platform with Justin Bovington, founder and CEO of Rivers Run Red™. Bovington joins host Robert Bloomfield to discuss the challenges to enterprise adoption of virtual worlds, recent improvements in data display and collaborative tools designed to create a more familiar business and branding environment, and the company's experience in collaborating with Linden Lab®.



Watch Live on the web : www.metanomics.net/WatchNow

Bevan Whitfield

Metaverse Week in Review - Live with Malburns and Tara : Sunday, Dec
14, NOON SL - http://www.metaverseweekinreview.com

Running for over 18 months now, MWIR is a metaverse news programme hosted by Mal Burns (Malburns Writer) & Tara Yeats.

Informal by nature, it has nonetheless feaured highly interesting discussion and is now embdded live in multiple locations. To watch with active chat, the above address is best.

Bevan Whitfield

Mon. Dec 15 - 6pm - Legal Forum with Hawc Decosta (Rockcliffe Courtroom / Rockcliffe X)

Virtual Crimes - Can crimes in the virtual world be crimes in the real world?


Bevan Whitfield

Wed, Dec 17 - 5pm SL - Rockcliffe University Business Forum

Metanomics Redux: Join Phelan Corrimal as we open up the Metanomics back chat in an open forum of questions and issues that never made it to air.

(Classroom B /Rockcliffe I)

Bevan Whitfield

Saturday, Dec 13 - 12:45 PM SL - Eshi Otawara’s Winter/Spring Collection at BOSL Patch Thibaud Auditorium

Eshi Otawara’s Winter/Spring Collection - her first Collection in the “Eshi Otawara” line - incorporating elements born of spring, power, strength and light from within, while embracing softness, curves, blossoms, and lightness.

There are symbols from Japan throughout the collection, from airy blooms to powerful petals, all with a wonderful blend of coloration, patterns, and contrasts. They present a collection rejoicing in rebirth, celebrating longevity and stylizing courage and ability. These living jewels bring a collection which will delight the visual senses in every way.

****Limited Edition KABUKI Dress:

Eshi Otawara announces her first Limited Edition dress under her new “Eshi Otawara” label. This “KABUKI” dress is a mix of traditional and postmodern inspiration, which uses regular prims to the fullest extent, taking simple elements to create a complex design. It is reminiscent of Akira Kurosawa’s visions. This dress combines elements of Japanese umbrellas, futuristic prosthetic arm jewelry, delicate skin, sharp edges, and soft feathered extensions, all of which come together in an apposition in this dress.

The incredible Eshi Otawara Limited Edition “KABUKI” dress will be for sale on Saturday, at the BOSL theatre, the site of her Winter/Spring Collection premier. One of these dresses has already been spoken for; only 5 of the remaining Limited Edition “KABUKI” dresses will be available for purchase for L$50,000. To see a picture of the dress, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33275787@N03/

East Entrance - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Casablanca%20Boulevard/172/230/3015

West Entrance - http://slurl.com/secondlife/PATCH%20THIBAUD%20AUDITORIUM/230/174/3015


Eshi's lovely boutique "Chambre du Chocolate" can be found at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Blumfield/239/193/27

Bevan Whitfield

Sunday, Dec 14 - 11 AM SL - Nokia Connected Worlds - December Edition - The Future of Business and Education in Virtual worlds

Hydra Shaftoe (Host and Moderator)
Digistar Brouwer (Nokia Corporation)
Darla Madsen (darlamack.com)
Pathfinder Linden (Linden Lab)
Frolic Mills (Best of SL)
Saloman Salomon (Honda Corporation)

Nokia Corporation is proud to announce its December edition of Nokia Connected Worlds. This will be a panel-style moderated discussion about the future of education and business in virtual worlds, so we welcome the audience to prepare questions for the panel to address. Feel free to send those questions to Hydra Shaftoe ahead of time in notecard form! The panel is 1 hour, and there will be an after-party with Beatles music. We hope to see you there!

Nokia Connected Worlds - December Edition
11 am Second Life (Pacific) time, Sunday, Dec 14

Any questions about the event - please direct these to Hydra Shaftoe.


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Scenarios USA & Global Kids Present.... The Virtual Premiere of the 2008 Real Deal Youth Films
December 17, 2008
12:30pm PST / 3:30pm EST

On Wednesday December 17, Scenarios USA and Global Kids will be hosting the virtual premiere of the three youth-written short films produced by Scenarios on the subject "What's the Real Deal about Masculinity?". Taking place on both the Teen Grid and Main Grid of Second Life, both youth and adult residents will be able to watch excerpts from the three films, listen to a live interview with two of the youth writers, and ask questions about the films.

International Justice Center, Main Grid, Second Life (click here to teleport)

See http://virtualpremiere.holymeatballs.org and http://scenariosusa.org for more information.

Ina Centaur


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