RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU LIKE SPOOKY STORIES! Well, we have plenty of you to enjoy them between now and All Hallows, including sessions for Kultivate Magazine, at Innsmouth, the Time Portal, and back at Octoberville. Join us for stories all week in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.
**SUNDAY, October 22nd from 1-3pm: THE STORIES AT "SCARE ME SILLY" Kultivate magazine's Fundraiser for Team Diabetes at Water Haven Water Haven (183, 135, 22)
**MONDAY, October 23rd, at 7 pm: John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY continues with Gyro Muggins
**TUESDAY, October 24th, at 7 pm: Kai Meyer's THE WATER MIRROR continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)
**WEDNESDAY, October 25th, at 7 pm: SOMEWHERE IN MY MIND, THERE IS A PAINTING BOX with Aoife Lorefield (TBA in Kitely)
** THURSDAY, October 26th, at 7pm: TRUE LIFE GHOST STORIES with Shandon Loring in a special session at Octoberville in SL (also presented Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/145/129/29) Octoberville, Topaz (236, 85, 36)
** SATURDAY, October 28th: ~ at Noon: TALES OF THE SEASON AT INNSMOUTH Opera House. Innsmouth (87, 82, 47) - ~ at 3:30pm: VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES at The Time Portal Victorian Zone. Time Portal (200, 223, 1927)
Luskwood, considered Second Life's best known furry community and one of it's oldest, is having it's anniversary celebration, the LW14B, tomorrow, Saturday October 21. The event, which goes alongside it's sister community Trotsdale's anniversary, looks like it has a conspiracy/secrecy theme, if one goes by it's inworld group announcement and blog post.
SECRET//SCI-TK//COMINT//REL TO SL THIS IS A FALSE FLAG OPERATION.
A vast coverup will begin at 4pm on October 21, Saturday. Luskwood's 14th year coincides with Trotsdale's 6th. Bring enough groceries, some peanut butter, to last a couple of days
The schedule, and event monkiers of the performers, was listed as
The largest and longest running yearly art and music festival, Burn2, will be starting tomorrow. Originally called Burning Life, Burn2 is the inworld version of the Burning Man festival that takes place every year in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. It's notable that while coming up with Second Life, members of the early Linden Lab attended Burning Man, and the event was a partial inspiration for the virtual world's development. In recent years, the popularity of the event has resulted in smaller spinnoff events throughout the year, though the "Octoburn" as it's come to be called remains the main one.
This year's festival will take place from Saturday October 21 to Sunday October 29. The theme, which always reflects the real-life Burning Man, will be "Radical Ritual." There are five sims of artistic exhibits and music events: Burning Man - Mirage, Burning Man - Limbo, Burning Man - Alkali, Burning Man - Black Rock, and Burning Man - Deep Hole.
Sadly, the real-life Burning Man festival was marked by tragedy this year when one man ran into the flames of the "Burning of The Man," and later died of his injuries. While no harm will come to your avatar in the virtual event, all visitors are asked to comply with the requests of the volunteer staff.
Abstract: For more than a decade, a cadre of visionary educators have
called upon new technologies to help educate excluded peoples around
the globe. This Science Circle session provides an update and
prognostications on societal need, technological breakthroughs, course
design, administrative challenges, faculty support, and – most
importantly – student access.
Bio: Steven R. Van Hook (Kip Roffo) has a PhD specializing in
transcultural distance learning; designed online and mixed courses for
programs at several California universities serving international
students (including UCSB and UCLA); and published/presented extensively on global education issues.
It's the time of year when Halloween is in the air, and one place that's having plenty of Halloween-themed fun is Furry Fashion. For the owner, Amethyst Crystal, it's her favorite time of year. She and her staff have a Halloween-themed area above the main mall, which one can not just explore for some frightful fun, but also do a Halloween hunt and get some free items.
Shockwave Yareach's "Alien Egg Hunt" is back. In the past, it was a twisted take on an Easter egg hunt. But it fits in fine with Halloween. Players take on the role of someone searching the spaceship "Nostromo" for alien eggs and creatures. To play the game, you need a HUD, which can be picked up at the maze's start, and a gun that can function in the game. You can buy the one at the start for ten Lindens, or use your own. For the later, test it on the display egg to make sure it works.
Since writing earlier about a few Halloween-themed places on the Grid, Gemma Cleanslate has continued her explorations. She has found more scary locations, and here's her article on this additional "spook-tacular" fun.
The "Quest Fur Cover" event is open, a twice a year event organized by Furry Fashion and Squishy Fluff, and the first stop of the event is the Furry Fashion mall. The item the store says to look for: "Voodoo Kitty Plushies."
"Some stores may not be 100% ready yet plus check the blog if unsure!"
Sunday night was the end of the "Tail Sale," or date auction, being held at Club Zero Gravity. From 6-8PM SL time, the crowd danced as the final bids on the volunteers were made (due to that it was an "Undies" event, no pictures are being published). The auction netted a total of 15,422 Linden dollars , half of which went to the ladies. The highest bid on was Brandi Streusel, whose high bid was 6070 Lindens.
Thank you to all those that put themselves up for Auction. We grossed $15,422Ls. Out of that the club earned $7711L's.
Some of you have gone on the rides of the various amusement parks, some temporary for special events, some lasting, around Second Life. But who builds the rides? One fan of these rides, Nance Clowes, recently introduced me to Celeste Cazenove. Celeste has been making these kinds of rides for quite some time, and is continuing to design and build them.
Join in the fun events throughout the month, including:
Think Pink Thursdays: Wear pink and come join the fun from 4 to 6 p.m. SLT as DJ Noel Snowpaw plays the tunes.
Dance teams from across Second Life will perform 2 shows: 6 p.m SLT, Saturday, Oct. 14 and 1 p.m. SLT, Sunday, Oct. 15.
Strides Walk from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration is now open through Oct. 18 for the walk.
Survivors & Caregivers Gala from 1 to 5 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 28
And, if anyone would like to hold an event but needs a venue, we have an event area on the Strides sim. Reservations for use are first come, first serve. To reserve a spot they should contact Leala Spire, Sandie Loxingly or PrettyKitty Gumbo.
Hey, I’d like to help, is there anything I can do?
If you would like to help, you can:
Donate a One of A Kind Item for Auction at the Treasure the Chests Gala on Oct. 28.
Donate a small item to go into the walkers’ gift bags that they will be given after the Making Strides walk on Oct. 21.
Place a kiosk in your main store to accept donations from your customers. If you have a storefront and would like to donate a portion of your sales of a special item or if you would like to create a special item for the event to sale, with proceeds going to MSABC, you are welcome too!! Just drop your donation in the kiosk next to your shop or the kiosk at the Making Strides Office on American Cancer Society Island.
You may set items up on Marketplace with a split sell to donate and you can contact Leala or Sandie for more info on this.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.