Friday, October 31, 2008

Grand Opening of Midsomer Meadows

A big celebration is planned for the grand opening of Zanza Marx's Midsomer Meadows on November 1, 2008 at 9:00 AM SLT. Festivities include live music, an art show, a photography show, and free gifts!

Project Jason in Second Life

Yesterday, I appeared at the Autumn Writers Exhibition to do a live reading of an excerpt from my serialized novel "Borders of Our Lives" and to discuss in an open forum journalism in Second Life. Prior to the journalism discussion, I chose to read a story I'd written for the SL Newspaper about a year ago. It is a story of a woman and her efforts to bring into SL information on the "Missing". Ronnie Rhode and her "Garden for the Missing" are an excellent example of what can be done with the medium of virtual worlds in communications and creating awareness for noteworthy causes. Ronnie had recently informed me that she is involved now with Project Jason in Second Life. If you have the opportunity please stop by and see what she has done at the site.

Also, she's written an article about Project Jason, her story appears on page twenty of the October 2008 issue of the Omaha Family.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Secondstock Music Festival Underway

My latest article in the SL Newspaper, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Amy Ferguson and Erik Silverstar, two of the three organizers of "SecondStock". I caught up with both on Saturday for brief chats about the event. The attendance has been phenomenal. There were 99 people on the SIM at one point today and the music has been awesome. The event runs one more day, finishes up on Sunday, the 26th be sure to stop on by.

Check out their blog for performers and schedule. Secondstock Music Festival

1st Pub Crawl Event

I had met Nasus at an event on Saturday. She was kind enough to pass along the following information about the 1st Pub Crawl Event she's organized. Sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon in SL and meet some great people and see some great places.

"Welcome to the October 2008 Pub Crawl organized by Nasus Dumart of Molaskey's Pub, on Oct 26, 2008 12-3pSLT. The purpose of the Pub Crawl is to become familiar with the quality and variety of Pubs in Second Life®, the events they offer and the diversity of participants.

Here's what you do:

Make sure you are wearing a 'Pub Crawler' title from your group. A role has been established within each group of the participating pubs. Ask a manager of a participating pub to include you in the Pub Crawl. Wear that title during the scheduled Pub Crawl.

When you visit each place, a host will recognize you as a 'Pub Crawler' from your tag and drop a file on you. The file will contain a landmark and an original item (no mod/ no copy) created for the pub crawl (such as a drink, pennant, novelty hat, 2D glasses, potted plant with Pub logo on it, talking parrot, whatever). You don't have to wear the item if it conflicts with your existing wardrobe, but it is encouraged. Feel free to look around each place and mingle, but not for too long! You have 9 pubs to visit in 3 hours - that's 20 minutes or less in each place!

You may go to the locations in any order you wish within the 12-3pSLT time frame. Your goal is to collect all 9 folders. Participants are also encouraged to make notes of their impression of each place (interesting features, overall character, etc.) and of people they meet.

Try to find a person that is geologically furthest from your RL location and closest to your RL geological location. Create a note card about your experience and drop it on Nasus Dumart. These interesting notes will be selected to receive mention in the story to be featured on - and any other publicity that may come of this.

Participating Pubs:

The Blarney Stone - Proprietor - Ham Rambler

Lilly's Irish Pub - telehub landing spot - (Touch Lilly's Pub poster to tp to the Pub from here - there's the Irish Pub and the Pub Club) - Proprietor - Lilly25 Connolly

Nessie's - telehub landing spot - Nessie's just around the bend from here. - Proprietor - Lacy217 McLuhan

Coach & Horses - use the door on the corner- to the left of this landing spot. This Pub is under construction preparing for their Grand Opening! - Proprietor - Seany1235 Blinker - London Sim owner Debs Regent

The Crown and Pearl - Proprietors - Bailey Longcloth and Prad Prithivi

Taff's - Proprietors - Kirsty Oherlihy and Fred Kenorland

The Bushy Beard - Walk through tunnel. First alley on your left, walk through phantom door. Proprietor - Zeeblebob Voss

Prop Spinner's Pub - Sky City with telehub. Follow signs to Prop Spinners. Proprietors - Katrina Puglist and Thadicus Calgari

Molaskey's Pub - landing in the Pub - concert stage out back on Bonfire Beach - Proprietors - Katydid Something and Apple MacKay

Have fun! Tip your hosts and venues along the way!"


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Photoartist Em Larsson

I had a chance to interview Em Larsson in SL a few days ago, the article is posted in the SL Newspaper.

"I am a photoartist. I capture images of the beauty I find around me and I bring it into SL for you to enjoy. – Em Larsson"

Here's a list of gallery's and showings where you can view her photography:



Gallery M and EMinent Interiors Mystic Village in SL New England

Gallery M in Avalon Town, Tabula Rasa

Gallery M in the Labyrinth

Gallery M in Landon Arts

Eris Island The Golden Apple




Woodland Mushrooms - Lar's Place (Em has uploaded her prize winning photograph from RL Gallery for SL viewing)

Beautiful Day (Hemerocallis) A.R.t Galerie - New Boston Art C

Nude Figures Cybertopia Art Centre

Springtime Baths of Caracalla Gallery

Monday, October 13, 2008

Suzy Yue and Running Lady Productions

SSC&C Suzy's Super Cast and Crew - Founded by Suzy Yue to provide cast and crew for Machinima productions.

One of the most pleasurable aspects of being a journalist is in meeting and talking to people like Suzy Yue. The interview I did with her has been posted in the SL Newspaper. The note below is to highlight her production company and to include a listing of sites where the Machinima she's directed can be viewed. She is indeed a "Running Lady".


Running Lady Productions is an SL/RL video and Machinima production company. Partnering with companies such as Popcha!, Sound'r Machinima, and Ariella Languish Machinima Productions, RLP & its casting arm - Suzy's Super Cast and Crew Talent - is helping to raise the standard of all aspects of Machinima production within Second Life. From casting to shooting to editing, we strive for, and achieve, artistic excellence, professionalism and quality of product.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Enniv Zarf at Zurich Opera House

I'd been waiting for an opportunity to see and hear Enniv Zarf perform since having heard his live recording "Rebirth" and I finally had the opportunity to do Sunday afternoon. Enniv brought his freestyle piano improv to the Zurich Opera House on Sunday, the 13th of October, playing live from his RL home in Los Angeles. Playing the improv's in pairs as is his style, Enniv provided a highly entertaining hour as he shared with us the sounds of his acoustic piano.

Zurich Opera House owners Silelf Fisseus and Ligeia Westwick, have created a marvelous venue for the residents of SL, many thanks to them both for creating a the venue and hosting superb events. I had the chance to meet with and interview Silelf Fisseux, the article ran in the SL Newspaper.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Autumn Writers' Exhibition

"The Written Word's biggest event of the year, the Autumn Writers' Exhibition, is well under way. Come along to visit and take a trip on the magic carpets from both towers for a bird's eye view. It's fun! If you aren't displaying yet, and it's all free for writers. IM Jilly Kidd in world."

Nazz Lane was first to write up the exhibition here: