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.
The tail sale (aka date auction) at Club Zero Gravity ends tonight. At a special party at the club at 6PM, over the next two hours, the bids will be declared final on each of the ladies one by one. The five ladies are, Brandi Streusel, Dusk Griswold, Megami Yuzuki, Skylark Lefavre (Snowy Sugar Blossom), and Nydia Tungsten. Already, the bids are in the thousands of Lindens. So come make your bids.
Tail sale ends tomorrow night at a special event at Zero Gravity. We will be using dice again this year to en the sale for each model in the sale. the event will be at 6 pm SLT to 8 PM SLT
SPOOKY TALES ARE POPPING UP EVERYWHERE!
And so will Seanchai Library as we answer the clarion call from colleagues all around the grid for seasonal tales. This week we stop in the popular Octoberville! Join us for stories all week at Holly Kai Park in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.
**SUNDAY, October 15th:
~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET continues THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place."
~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Caledonia concludes "The Black Cauldron" live at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park. - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31
**MONDAY, October 16th, at 7 pm: John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY with Gyro Muggins
**TUESDAY, October 17th, 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 19th:
~ at 7pm: THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS with Shandon Loring in a special session at Octoberville in SL
Octoberville, Topaz (236, 85, 36) -
(also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)
~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore
The "Druken Parrot" pub, although it's been around for a while in Sunweaver Bay, has mostly been a visual attraction, making the Newser only once when it was the location of where to get the basket for an Easter Egg Hunt. But Sunweaver Chieftess Rita Mariner told me that the pub would be active for events once a week at Sundays from 4-6 AM. The floor in the dance area is small, but Rita says patrons are allowed to dance on the tables, preferably after having a virtual drink or two.
Although most of you probably know this already, I'd like to remind all: DO NOT ACCEPT GIFTS OR ITEMS FROM AVATARS YOU DON'T KNOW. There have been many scams going around the last few weeks where stranger avatars try to give seemingly attractive items away -- these are dangerous objects! They can often ask you for permissions to take lindens, or give control of your avatar to another. Others are griefing objects that will disrupt sims.
It's October, and time to give some Halloween-themed places in Second Life a visit. Gemma Cleanslate came across Carolyn Avro's "List of Haunted Places," and decided to check a few of them out. She visited Aldergrove, Mieville Shelley-Magnum, Palenia, Echoes, and a few places not on it, Sheado, Gotham Island, and Halloween Town. Read Gemma's review in Places.
The Happy Vixen beach club is getting ready for Halloween. Besides the darkness that has fallen onto the club (unless one sets their viewer to daylight), Jasmine Dawn, who made a special Halloween area in 2013 for Club Zero Gravity, has made a haunted pumpkin maze.
Highly suggested to be in mouselook while in the maze. Turn up your speaker volume for that good surround sound effect. And above all, have fun and enjoy the maze.
Going inside, it's a dark twisty maze full of not just wrong turns, but it looks like the carved insides of a pumpkin, and occasionally some "pumpkin guts" will be dangling down. There's also an occasional skeleton, zombie, and ghost in the maze, some still, some animated. While they can't grab you, it's still pretty unnerving to run smack into one after going around a corner.
Jasmine has also been working on another special Halloween area, which was first used last night for "The Vix's" Pokemon and Creepy vs Cute events. Accessible from the Happy Vixen, one crosses a spooky haunted woods to get to the main building, which is where the dances will be held for the rest of the month.
To head to the pumpkin maze, head to the Happy Vixen and look for the giant pumpkin. For the dance area, look for the doorway with multiple arrows.
For the third year in a row, Linden Lab will be organizing a "Creepy Crawl" event. Xiola Linden posted the details on the official Second Life blog.
you unafraid of things that go bump in the night? Love a screaming good
time with fellow Residents, and dressing up in your Halloween best?
Well, it is that time of year when once more - a-haunting we will go!
again, we’re going to monster mash-up our annual Creepy Crawl with some
de-frightfully fun Costume Contests - but we need your venues to host
our stops on the crawl. This year’s Creepy Crawl will happen on
Halloween ( Tuesday, October 31st) from 10 am - 2 pm (PT).
you’d like to host a stop along the Creepy Crawl, own a spot that will
be decked out for the holiday, and don’t mind if a parade of Residents
and Lindens come through, then you might be just what the witch doctor
ordered. We’re looking for spots that will have music, are appropriate
for general and moderate audiences, and can handle a crowd.
For those who don't know, the event gets it's name from the term "bar crawl," in which a group of people go to a bunch of bars in a night, spending a little time (and money) in one before heading on to the next.
For those interested in having their venue up, to begin with they need to be listed in the Destination Guide.(for those who don't know how, you can find out here). To register for the crawl, click here and fill out the form before October 15. The Lab says to keep an eye out for either an email, a notecard, or both, and that not all of those who apply will be chosen.
Xiola says details of the Crawl's costume contest, and it's schedule will be posted soon, presumably between the 15th and Halloween.
“Gravitational Waves: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics” Presented by Rob Knop Ph. D, USA
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to leaders of the LIGO collaboration
for the discovery of gravitational waves. This phenomena was predicted
a century ago by General Relativity, but it was always known that
because they’re typically so small, they would be very hard to detect.
Indirect evidence for them previously came
from the decaying orbits of binary pulsars. In 2015, the LIGO detectors
announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves, a signal
resulting from the merger of two very distant black holes.
In this talk, I’ll describe the nature and
history of gravitational waves, and the work that the large LIGO
collaboration did to earn this Nobel prize.
Saturday October 7 was the day of the Newser's monthly crew meeting. Deaflegacy, Klaus Bereznyak, and Foxythejamie were there, along with a couple neighbors, ShadowRene Ivanova, and Rua Whitepaw, to discuss events and places to report on this month.
At one point, Foxythejamie brought up he had a maid outfit, and changed to it. Guess one could call it a "maid to order" situation.
The 7th annual Second Life Christmas Expo and Winter Breedables Fair
will be held December 1 to 10, 2017 and is held in support of the
American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of
The expo has a variety of merchant and non merchant sponsorship’s
available, as well as a variety of advertising options. Breedable
creators also have the opportunity to have a complimentary shop and an
additional display area at the Expo.
This year our theme is Holiday Windows with an over all Retro feel to
the streets (It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle On 34th Street). Merchants
have the option to participate in our Holiday Windows Display by
decorating their shop windows. Visitors to the Expo will vote for their
NEW for 2017 is our Christmas Showcase Collection. A special area
has been designed for invitation only SL designers which will showcase
New and Exclusive Limited Edition creations only for sale only at the
As always, we are excited to include the Winter Breedables Fair
in the Expo and we are so pleased to have the Breedables merchants back
for the holidays again. The highly anticipated One Of A Kind Breedables
Auction is back this year as well. Breedable Creators have given
generously of their time and of their hearts to create these special
OOAK Breedables. And of course, Breedable Auction Houses are welcome
and encouraged to one or more of their Auctions at the Expo.
T1Radio will once again be providing recorded promotional on air
advertisements prior to and during the Expo. Premiere Event Sponsor
Merchants will be mentioned in the recorded promotions as part of their
Expo sponsorship again this year. These generic radio promotions are
available for all Radio Stations, Clubs and DJ’s across Second Life to
use to help us promote the Expo. Premiere Event Sponsor Merchants will
also receive a copy to distribute as they like.
We are always looking for Media partners in both on air stations and in print. Interested parties should contact Nuala Maracas
Registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle,
auction, gotya and RFL vendor donation items are paid to the Relay For
Life of Second Life. Registration, sponsorship, and auction items over
$20 US (L$5,200) are eligible to receive a tax receipt from the American
Cancer Society if requested.
The 2017 Second Life Christmas Expo Coordinator is Nuala Maracas.
About the American Cancer Society:
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked
relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more
birthdays. Together with our global partners and millions of
supporters, the American Cancer Society carries out its mission to Save
Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.