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Saturday, May 21, 2022

FOLLOW THE SUN FESTIVAL IS BACK!

 


The fun & friendly festival that rocked Second Life in May and November 2021 will be back from May 18-22, 2022. We are proud to announce that Second Life Endowment for the Arts SLEAwill be sponsoring the third edition of the Follow the Sun festival! We are looking forward to welcoming you to our dance floor, our music stages and our Boulevard of Arts. Of course, there will be another unique transport system (who does not remember our UFO or our hand-held balloon?). And for the lovers of speed and competition, we have a challenging surprise! We have always called Follow the Sun a celebration of Second Life friendships and we hope you will join us again in that celebration! The Follow the Sun crew: Aeon, Dulcis, Dy1an, Kate, Renee, Resi and Toni

LM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA8/164/106/23 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SL.FollowTheSun/

Thursday, May 19, 2022

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 21st May at noon SLT: What if we could all understand each other?

 


Will we all speak just one language in the future?  Will that one language co-exist with thousands of local languages? Or will it be the only language we know?

Or will we understand each other because we have AI devices, either external or internal, that can translate anything?  Will that revolutionize the world?  Suddenly you can have a deep discussion about Shakespeare with your Iranian neighbour or watch a football game with your Norwegian friends.  People will even be able to invent their own languages.  Will this AI bring peace to the world or will it bring more problems?  What happens if the AI devices suddenly stop working?  Babel AI?

Come to GeekSpeak at noon SLT on Saturday to discuss the world of words.  Bring a dictionary and your friends!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.



May 22nd - Luciano Lionheart & Fly Kugin LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase



Join us on Sunday, May 22nd beginning at 10 am SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Luciano Lionheart!  

Performing his debut at Terry's this week, Luciano is a Norwegian crossover singer, known for his interpretations of musical, classical, and jazz standards. He has a famously powerful voice that stretches over four and a half octaves and has been dubbed "The Voice" by his loyal SL followers.

Luciano has also won multiple awards for his SL performances, including the very prestigious "Favorite Male Singer" award at the Avi Choice Awards 2016.

Last but certainly not least, following Luciano at 11 am SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from none other than the lovely and talented Fly Kugin, a professional violinist that will make your toes tap and your soul sing with her amazing music.  She performs traditional improvisation &  Jazz, as well as Rock and Pop tunes  With the help of high-quality instrumental tracks, FLY adds her violin to make beautiful music.  

Fly currently resides in Istanbul and teaches music when she Is not performing.  She has performed in the United States and Europe and looks forward to sharing her amazing talent with SL audiences from around the world.

So whether you looking for traditional classical violin pieces, Broadway tunes, Tango, movie soundtracks or the Scorpions, Queen, Sinatra or Leonard Cohen, Fly and her violin will make your heart soar.

Come support live music with friends, laughter and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

__________________________________________________________________________

Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

______________________________________________________________________

Live Performer Websites:

Luciano Lionheart - https://www.facebook.com/luciano.lionhaert

Fly Kugin - https://www.flyofficial.org/music

 


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Camping For A Cure presents Freedom Rock 4 - The Wild West

 


Camping For A Cure brings you Freedom Rock 4 - The Wild West 10 days of live music and DJs showcasing some of the best musicians and spinners on the grid.

With plenty of vendors, raffles, and theme nights there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. Dust off those cowboy boots, saddle up your horse, and come get your boot scootin on 20th - 29th May at ACS Island.

All proceeds raised from this event go to The American Cancer Society.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society2/168/79/3032

Friday, May 13, 2022

AND IT’S OFF TO THE RACES - ROYAL ASCOT STYLE: JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC), REPORTING



The other day I was bouncing around the Grid, making sure it was in good working order and checking out some of my favorite haunts, when I got a note from my editor to check out “Royal Ascot”.  With No idea what to expect – Disco Club? Book Club? Wrestling Match?  I decided to hop on over.  I learned it was none of these.  While there I met the delightful Liz Wilner, the champion behind the Royal Ascot Build, and she graciously deigned to help me understand the Mission and vision of the RA Build, and I gotta tell you…it sounds like fun!

Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) JB:    So tell me, Liz.  What is The Royal Ascot anyway?

Liz Wilner (LW): Royal Ascot is an annual horse racing event that takes place in June in England not far from Windsor Castle.  We try to stay true to as many elements of RL Ascot as we can, but we stage it in a more Victorian/Edwardian ambiance.  You will see ladies in their fancy hats, men in proper morning suits and top hats, a Royal Carriage ride that opens the event, the horse races themselves and a party to end the day.  There is a whole week of activities at the site including shops on the heath, entertainment, and the day before Royal Ascot Day, we have The Count’s Cup Races.  After all the racing, parties and fancy dress events are finished, we have an auction at the site where people can bid on the custom horses made for all the races.


JB:     What is your connection with Rosehaven?

LW:  Co-founder Oriella Charik and I have lived in the Realm of Rosehaven for fourteen years.  For the past several years, Rosehaven has generously hosted Ascot, specifically in the region known as Borderlands, owned by Ceejay Tigerpaw.  Rosehaven is a gorgeous estate and fits perfectly with the entire feel of Ascot.  We have been so blessed to have the support of Realm of Rosehaven owner Princess Selena Anansi and all the Denizens here for this event.  Many visitors to the yearly Ascot explore around Rosehaven … and then decide to stay!

JB:     And what is this “Team ACTS”.  Who are they, and what do they do?

LW:  Aether Chrononauts/Tiny Steps is one of many teams for SL Relay for Life, we are people from the Steamlands together with the Tinies of Raglanshire.

JB:     Do you have a fundraising goal for this year?

LW:  The mission of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Relay for Life in SL (RFL in SL) is to raise money to help in the fight against cancer, research for a cure and give support to those afflicted.  We have no specific goal; we just try to exceed what we raised last year (almost two million lindens in 2021) and provide a fun way for people to get behind the cause.


JB:     What sorts of incentives do you provide for people to donate?

LW:  We have several fun things for people to interact with Ascot.  You can donate to get the honor of naming one or more of the horses at the Royal Stables; or you can also donate to get your favorite horse in one or more of the lineups for the races.  Additionally, throughout the race days, you can enter raffles to win prizes and gift cards donated by shops from all over SL.  There are also opportunities to become a VIP Sponsor for Ascot, purchase a Royal Box ticket (very coveted seating), or, this year, enter a raffle to ride in the Royal Carriage to open Royal Ascot Day.

JB:    Horseraces, Horse Auctions, merchants, vendors of every kind?  I hear you even have a Wrestling Match scheduled? How is that working out for ya?

LW:  So much fun! To see it all come together with so many generous and creative people…it’s amazing.  We will have Premier Wrestling of SL put on some matches on the heath this year.  They are excited to do “old-school” bouts, complete with late Victorian uniforms and an old-style ring – and we are looking forward to watching!


JB:    This looks like quite an operation you have here.  Did you do this all yourself, or did you have help?

LW:  We have a great team of people to get this all up and running.  As I mentioned, Lady Oriella Charik and I founded the Ascot event for Team ACTS nine years ago.  Oyo Breedables creates all the custom horses, with our Royal Horse Master, Dirk Danger, heading up anything involving the horses, races, auction, and all the fun ways to donate at the stables.  Pazako Karu created the system for the naming and lineup activities.  Bain Finch has been expertly filming Ascot for the past few years.  Gerrard Winstanley is our superb Emcee for Royal Ascot.  Count Harlow Bloodrose and Arcadian Vanalten host The Count’s Cup Races.  Wildstar Beaumont, also C0-Captain of Team ACTS, photographs everything.  And I cannot say enough about the overall support we get from the RFL Committee and Community…Stingray, MamaP, Gem, Elayne, Cassie and Oldesoul Eldemar…all of the wonderful merchants and sponsors….too many to name.

JB:    I understand you have several events coming up in support of Royal Ascot?  What types of events, and when?

LW:  Yes.  Royal Ascot Season, as we call it, begins June 1 with an exhibit on some facet one might find at such an event.  This year, we will be honoring HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with an exhibit about Royal Jewels.  The exhibit will run through June 30.  June 13th, we begin Ascot Shops Week.  Merchants and vendors from all over SL sell their wares at stalls on the center heath of the racetrack site.  We typically ask that the wares represent things from the time period of 1700- 1910’s, but there are always some surprising items here and there.  During the Shops Week, we have various DJ’s and other entertainment offerings as well. June 17th is The Count’s Cup Race Day; June 18th is Royal Ascot Day; and finally, June 19th is the auction of the horses.


JB:    I understand you have a Dress Code here?  Does it apply everywhere on the build?

LW:  There is a dress code for the Grandstands, but everyday dress is fine for those who wish to come to the races and view from the General Seating areas or on the center heath.  Come shop and enjoy the entertainment…just be clothed!

JB:    Where can people go to find out more about Ascot and some of the events you have planned?

 LW:  We advertise via the ACS/RFLSL calendar and website, inworld groups, Discord, various news and events outlets inworld, and of course…SL Enquirer!

JB:    Is there anything else you would like to share with our SL Readers?

LW:  Just that it is a privilege to make Royal Ascot SL happen every year and work with the amazing people who help put it all together.  I am honored to be Co-Captain of Team ACTS…a fantastic team known for its unique events such as the Time Travelers Ball, Antiquity Fair Week, Privateer’s Ball, ROMA Spring Festival and Tinies Ball to name a few the team holds throughout the RFL season.

So, there you have it folks.  Guaranteed to be a rip-roaring time…even if that time is the late 1800s.  Grab your top hat or parasol and come one down.  Or, if you prefer, come as you are and snag a seat in the general viewing area for the races. Check out the special events and activities, everyone is welcome!  You’ll be glad you did.



Ascot main landing point:

·   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Borderlands/52/135/2203

Inworld Groups for notices and updates:

·         Aether Chrononauts

·         Aether Chrononauts RFL

·         Relay for Life Volunteers

·         Rosehaven Estates

·         Small Talk

 

Discord Channels for notices and updates:

·         Rosehaven

·         Caledon

·         New Babbage

·         ACS Second Life

·         SLN (SL Newser)

·         Aether Chrononauts Tiny Steps

Royal Ascot Exhibit

Chateau Trikassi Park

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Laudanum/47/159/2011

(All Photos provided courtesy of Wildstar Beaumont)

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 14th May at noon SLT: What will the first Space Factory look like?


 

Believe it or not, the first space factory will be launched this year.  It will be the start of a huge industry.  What will be made first in space?  3d printed kidneys?  Metal alloys that can be perfectly mixed in an environment without gravity?  Data centers?

How about space hotels for the new space tourism industry?  When will ordinary people start to go into space?  Do you expect to go, either as a tourist or as a factory worker?  If you are really lucky, you may get a job as a window cleaner.

What will space manufacturing look like?  Come to GeekSpeak on Saturday at noon SLT to discuss your future job.  Bring all the astronauts you know!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

LA GALLERY PRESENTS "CELEBRITIES... ALSO PAINTERS" GOING ON NOW ! MARCH 25TH - MAY 25TH

 


La Gallery presents “CELEBRITIES ALSO PAINTERS” a unique exhibition, dedicated to celebrities who are also painters, like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Row Wood, Paul McCartney, and many others: 60 artists - 150 paintings. This exhibition is sponsored by The Second Life Enquirer and the City of New Orleans At the same time, La Gallery presents a photo exhibition by Lalle Van Beeck-Na. We expect many of you in our large art space with a bar and good music. The Gallery is dedicated to all kinds of exhibitions and events: painting, sculpture, photography, design, performances... You are a creator, painter, sculptor... You wish to present or sell your works... Do you have some exhibition ideas? Contact : Lalle Vanbeeck-Na (Lallena Resident) Taxi : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chirico/172/179/2504 Interview of Lalle Vanbeeck-Na published in the SL Enquirer : http://www.slenquirer.com/2022/03/also-painters-exhibition-at-la-gallery.html

May 15th - Mark Taylor & Maribol Inshan DEBUT LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase

 


Join us on Sunday, May 15th beginning at 12 pm noon SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Mark Taylor!  

Debuting at Terry's this week, Mark has been a real life singer and acoustic guitarist for over 2 decades. He has a unique voice that grabs you and brings you into the music he is singing.  Mark can sing virtually everything from ballads to love songs and of course rock and roll.

Seen frequently performing on SL at the German jams, Mark's only intention is that when you leave his show you know you have seen a true performer.

Following Mark at 1 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from the amazing Maribol Inshan!

Also performing her debut at Terry's this week, Maribol is led to music and expression by what touches her heart and spirit, which can be anything from Patsy Cline to Lana Del Rey or  the Bee Gees to Robbie Williams or Adele to Melissa Etheridge.

The one constant you'll always find at Mari's show is passion and something a little sultry. The world is filled with beautiful things, which all influence her into creating a spectacular performance.

Come support live music with friends, laughter and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

__________________________________________________________________________

Terry's Place, a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJ's and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real life with friends, great music and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja (ninjaantwoord resident)

______________________________________________________________________

Live Performer Websites:

Mark Taylor - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Taylor-on-Stage-855520574656634/

Maribol Inshan - https://www.facebook.com/maribol.inshan.5

Friday, May 6, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SATURDAY, MAY 7TH - BIOLOGY CLUB'S LEATHER AND LACE TO FIGHT CANCER!!

 


WE'RE IN THE FINALS OF THE RFL CLUB CHALLENGE AND WE'RE GOING FOR THE WIN!! SEXY ROCK AND PRIZES! You do NOT want to miss this ROCK OUT filled with the sexiest party rockers on the GRID all comin out to support the RFL cause decked out in their LEATHER AND LACE for the occasion! Come out and join the party that's filled with auction and raffle items ALL for the sake of STOMPIN' OUT CANCER! Go to the Facebook event in the Biology Club group and click "GOING" !! We want to see the club FLOODED with RFL STOMPERS ready to END CANCER! Our Sponsors, IWE (InWorld Entertainment), Ligati Occasions, and BBX Builders are gonna be putting things up for Auction and Raffle with ALL PROCEEDS going to RELAY FOR LIFE! All the information you need can be found on the Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/3s9nrZTzh The venue is located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Scalisi%20Isle/115/121/2011 We look forward to seeing you there!!


The Darkness Event May round is now open!!


POSESION PRODUCTIONS INVITES YOU TO THE DARKNESS EVENT

The Darkness Event it's open!! We open the new Darkness event, new environment, more dark than ever and fashionable as always!!! Cos every one have a dark side...come to The Darkness Event and discover yours!!!! Clothes, shoes, hair, shapes, jewels, poses, tattoos, makeup, eyes, nails, piercings, accessories... More designers, more exclusiveness....come and enjoy The Darkness Event. May 5th-28th Don´t miss the group gift by Nosferatum !! Event Gallery : https://bit.ly/2JOsAoO Taxi: https://bit.ly/3Dkpvmd6

Thursday, May 5, 2022

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 7th May at noon SLT – Will China fall apart?

 


China has so many problems that it is possible that a big change is around the corner.  What form will it take?  Regime change, civil war, the country splitting into different regions?

When we hear about the social control in China, the vicious lockdowns, we may want to ask why China is so different from the rest of the world.  What is really happening there?  How can we find out?

Come to GeekSpeak on Saturday at noon SLT and let’s talk about why China might fall in the next few years.  What will happen to the rest of the world if it does?  Will it slow down human progress or speed it up?

Let’s talk China.  Bring all your Chinese friends!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.


May 8th - Evee Blackstar & Vampink LIVE at Terry's Sunday Showcase

 


Join us on Sunday, May 8th beginning at 1 pm SLT for Terry's Sunday Showcase, sponsored by the SL Enquirer!  This week's special guest is Evee Blackstar!

This Boston native is always seen practicing her vocals with an iced coffee in hand. Cutting her teeth on the renaissance circuit at 17, and getting her first professional gig at 19, she has been in the industry professionally for 14 years, and as a hobbyist for 23 years.

Trained by her incredible coach who has also worked with names such as Steven Tyler, Pink and the original cast of Rent, her musical taste is everywhere from 'mouse world classics' to Rock and everything in between (yes, even country).

Coming up next at 2 pm SLT, Terry's Sunday Showcase continues with a special LIVE performance from Vampink!

Performing her debut at Terry's, Vampink is passionate about collaboration, entertaining and performing. With an education and background in creative technical operations, she performs as an MC, host, and live singer in both SL and RL.  Vampink enjoys all types of music but really resonates with alternative, classic rock, and metal/rock.  A Vampink show is a roller coaster experience of delight and humor...sort of like a hooman jukebox!

Come support live music with friends, laughter, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!!!

__________________________________________________________________________

Terry's Place, is a hybrid live music venue and friendly neighborhood club where everyone knows your name! Now in its second year as well as home to some of the hottest DJs and live performers/musicians on the grid, there's a little something for everyone at Terry's when you just need to get away from it all. Dance as we spin tunes for all walks of life, show off your talents at Open Mic every Friday, or enjoy a live concert out in the park at Terry's Sunday Showcase!  With events now happening four nights a week, be yourself and escape the chains of real-life with friends, great music, and a whole lot of fun...ONLY at Terry's Place!

PUBLIC LANDMARK:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mystic%20River%20Cove/214/82/2501

VENUE SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/terrysplacesl

Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrysplace

Discord- https://discord.gg/WAP9RrtdcV

VENUE CONTACT:
Ninja 􀀀

______________________________________________________________________

Live Performer Websites:

Evee Blackstar - https://soundcloud.com/eveesmusicevolution

Vampink - https://tinyurl.com/FBVampink

Now Open - EverLove Maternity Clinic


Now open and servicing Second Life's Family Roleplay Community, Everlove Maternity Clinic strives to enhance your pregnancy experience through personal care and making each and every one of their clients feel like family.


Specializing in Mama Allpa and Hands on Mommy births, EverLove has several packages to meet each individual's personal needs (with payment plans available), as well as exclusive perks including a one of a kind Japanese Spa, customizable baby showers and more!



Offering 6 different birthing locations including Clinic Birth, VIP Suite, The Reef, The Waterfall, Homebirth, and a fully customizable option to make your birth the one of your dreams. Packages range from Mini Births, which includes intake and birth only to a no holds bar VIP package including photography, lamaze and massage.



At Everlove, care doesn't stop at birth. They take pride in offering two months of postpartum checks for both mommy and baby. This service they feel is one that is priceless- making sure mommies and babies are adjusting well after birth.  



Hit up Lydia at your consultation for a photography package that offers both pregnancy third-trimester photos as well as family photos following your birth.  Also offering a 45 minute Therapeutic Third Trimester Prenatal Massage and soak specializing in facilitating the comfort, health, and relaxation of their expectant mothers as well as an interactive, hands-on Lamaze-based comprehensive childbirth class to build your confidence, educate you about your options, partner participation and to empower you to have the safest, most satisfying birth experience. Don't forget to also check out the breastfeeding class to help answer any and all your questions from how to get your partner more involved to helping your baby latch better.


What makes EverLove different from the rest, you might ask?  The ladies that run it:


Dr. Ghostie Antwoord has been working as a midwife and doctor in SL for over two years!  With a true passion for roleplay combined with her RL medical experience as well as a deep love of family, Dr. Ghostie brings so much to the SL pregnancy experience, such as knowledge, love, humor, sass, fun and attention to detail. Dr. Ghostie considers it an honor and privilege to be a part of every client's pregnancy. Customizing her care for each mother to be, she will always go above and beyond to make your pregnancy memorable. Dr. Ghostie cares so much for every patient she sees that her clients constantly keep coming back for more.


By her side you will find Lydia Fairmount- midwife.  With two years maternity experience in SL and over 20 years of medical experience in RL- Lydia brings compassion to her work as well a cheer and love for all who she calls her friends.  Taking her patients not only as clients but making them too feel as family.  Lydia also carries with her credits as experience in pregnancy massage, lamaze classes and breastfeeding education to her clients.  Giving her clients the best and most realistic care in SL is what Lydia strives for each and every day.


Dr. Ghostie and Lydia built their clinic on the expectations that they as mothers themselves would want and expect with pregnancy and birth.  With the love and care that each of them bring to the table, each and every client becomes not only a name on a file, but a member of the EverLove family. Come check out EverLove Maternity Clinic today and make your pregnancy one to remember!




PUBLIC LANDMARK:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Everlove/116/193/995


SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/EverLove-Maternity-Clinic-105244225501637


EVERLOVE MATERNITY CLINIC CONTACTS:

Dr. Ghostie Antwoord (Ghostie Wildmist)

Lydia (LydiaFairmount Resident)






Spotlight on Scotch & Soda- An Experiential NFT project in Second Life - SLE REPORTING

 


NFTs are non-fungible tokens and are non-interchangeable units of data stored on a blockchain that can be sold and traded. In early 2021, interest in NFTs skyrocketed after a number of high-profile sales auctions netted digital artists hundreds of thousands of dollars. The highest amount paid for an NFT was The Merge bought by 28,983 collectors for a total of almost $100 million!  It was only a matter of time before residents of Second Life would showcase NFT art. 

Scotch and Soda Gallery is an Experiential NFT project that showcases established and emerging NFT artists in a mixed reality setting. Scotch and Soda is the culmination of two people's drive and passion for something more than hanging art as a display. Art is to be experienced. Second life is arguably one of the first metaverses of its kind and it was fitting for Scotch and Soda to open its first virtual reality 3D experiential gallery in that world. The gallery currently has three experiential installations open featuring Dark Pinkup, StarCards, and Ultra Rare. 

Interview with Scotch (scotch.darkheart)

SLE: HI Scotch, you are the first Second Life resident who approached us with an in-world NFT art gallery! Can you tell our readers about Scotch & Soda NFT Gallery and what types of artwork you currently have showcased?

Scotch: We feature a multitude of art stylings most notable are the artists that I have been working with for a few years now such as Starcards, Ultrarare, Exit Limbo and the newly added Dark Pinup. We also intend to host upcoming artists, to the digital space, that on’t have a lot of exposure but deserve it.



SLE: Is your gallery open to any digital artist to showcase their work? If so how can they get involved?

Scotch: Anyone that has an interest in having their art shown is welcome to reach out and start that conversation with us. We are an NFT experiential gallery, so we like to highlight digital art on the blockchain.

SLE: Is the NFT artwork currently on display available for sale?

Scotch: Yes it is for sale however we do not yet have an in-game marketplace that would allow us to sell art in Linden but that is in the works.

SLE: Since NFTs are non-fungible tokens, how can you ensure NFT protection so that they cannot be duplicated or copied by anyone in Second Life using a simple snippet tool or screenshots?

Scotch: The nature of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) is that they are, in fact, not a screenshot or a snippet. NFTs are a digital asset. NFTs can be multimedia with moving parts and music. They can also have utility in gaming and other platforms. Imagine playing a card game on your PC, but owning all the cards. Because of this, you would be able to take them to whatever platform you wanted and trade them for better cards, just like you would a physical deck, you might buy in your local comic book store.

The artists are paid for their work, not only the first time it sells but also as an ongoing percentage of every resale of that NFT. If set up correctly the artist will always get a royalty paid to them. This is a way to support artists that may never be given an opportunity to have their work shown let alone profit from it. Sure, anyone can take a screenshot or copy and save most anything they see on a computer screen but it’s always going to be just that. A copy, a fake. It's incredibly easy to verify if an NFT is a copy, far easier than detecting counterfeit physical goods. The fake NFT copies have no value. When you copy you are not showing support for the artist. Scotch and Soda value art. So should everyone.

 


SLE: Your gallery currently showcases several pieces that are very reminiscent of Garbage Pail kid cards and colorful hippie art.  Who are the artists?

Scotch: Interesting that you said that. One of the artists came over from the Garbage Pail kids NFT project so definitely some of the influence in those great pieces from Ultra Rare. The psychedelic-style NFTs are from the team over at Starcards.

 


SLE: I noticed there was a stage on your property. What type of events do you host?

Scotch: Soda and I are big fans of live music. We will be hosting everything from Acoustic to Zydeco (had to). But wait that’s not all we also utilize the stage for other events such as Queens of Burlesque, seasonally themed performances, and the best of them all, Puppy adoptions!  

 

SLE: Are you currently hiring? If so, what positions are available?

Scotch: We are always looking for designers, photographers, builders, stylists, and fashion designers. We generally work on a per-project basis but as we grow that could change.

 


SLE: Can you tell our readers why you decided to open Scotch & Soda? Was it to help promote fellow artists or just a love for art and to introduce NFTs to the second life community?

Scotch: Scotch and Soda Gallery is a collaborative effort between me and Soda. We opened the galley out of common interests. A passion for great art and killer music. (metal devil horns in the air) Soda and I had worked together on projects that always had a middle man or some outside interference that kept us from the potential that we could see in one another. We support and encourage each other to excel without envy. We wanted to bring that good energy to a metaverse that checked all the boxes for us. The mother of all metaverses. Second life.  We wanted to be the first to introduce the work of NFT artists that we have been following, and working with, in a way no one had done before.

SLE: Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

 

Scotch: Scotch and Soda Gallery is an experiential NFT project that showcases established and emerging NFT artists in a mixed reality setting. The art is shown, not on drab walls, but within a 3D environment. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself.  As always, if you like what we do, tell people about us.


Additional Information

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Volpert/122/175/22 


Group: Scotch and Soda NFT Art Gallery/  

secondlife:///app/group/84040208-e4fb-87cb-c1b3-f69f3f5ec3e3/about

URL: https://linktr.ee/scotchandsodagallery 

Preferred Contact: Scotch.darkheart



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

2022 Bid The Lindens Bald

 


PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

May 5, 2022
For More Information Contact: Trader Whiplash, Captain, Relay Rockers

2022 Bid The Lindens Bald Teams Set
Nearly 40 Lindens and Moles To Put Their Hair On The Line to Support Relay For Life

Governor Linden announced today the team lineups for the 6th Annual Bid The Lindens Bald (BTLB) fundraiser, sponsored by the Relay Rockers in support of the Relay For Life of Second Life.  The challenge takes part during RelayStock, the annual weekend gathering of Relay Teams for 3 Days of Peace Music and Hope, to be held May 13, 14 & 15.

Bid The Lindens Bald challenges the different Linden teams to raise as much as possible in support of the American Cancer Society.  The team raising the Most Linden$ during the week of May 12 through the 19th will be awarded a pair of scissors with which they will shave the heads of the team raising the least amount of Linden$. Last year the Linden and Mole teams combined to raise L$840,639, or $3361, raising the event’s all-time total to more than L$3.5 million and helping the virtual Relay held in Second Life since 2005, to be ranked 4th largest, out of more than 1600 Relay communities in the United States, with an astounding total raised of more than L$100,000,000 in 2021. 

2022 Bid The Lindens Bald Line Up

Team 1:
Grumpity
Oberwolf
Izzy
Oatmeal
KB
Hobbes
TJ
Itsa Mole

Team 2:
Signal
Kreide
Mister Mole
Madori
Chipper
Obi
Cosmic
Simon

Team 3:
Patch
Vanessa
Kady
CyndiB
Star Mole
Theresa
Whitney
Cammy

Team 4:
Derrick
Sequoia
Jbo
Milli Mole
Frosty
Wendi
Kit

Team 5:
Maximus Mole
Anna Mole
Vix
Volo
Spots
Dottie
Tommy


The BTLB Kiosks will be placed at the RelayStock region on May 13th. The final tally and haircut party will be held from noon until 3pm on Thursday, May 19th in the RelayStock region adjacent to the American Cancer Society office in Second Life

RelayStock, which is in its 9th season opens on May 13th with Live and DJ entertainment through Sunday evening May 15th.

The original Bid Me Bald event was created by the Relay Rockers in 2007 as both a fundraiser and a show of solidarity with cancer survivors. Bid Me Bald recognizes with respect and support that chemotherapy and other lifesaving treatments can lead to side effects, notably hair loss.  Bid Me Bald participants choose to ‘shave’ their heads as an act of support and fellowship with our honored heroes.  

Find out more about either event at:  RelayRockers.org


 
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