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Monday, February 24, 2020

PREMIER WRESTLING: THE PREMIER ENTERTAINMENT IN SECONDLIFE – JOSH (THOMAS1 BELLIC) REPORTING





Just when you think you have seen it all, heard it all, done it all in SL.  Guess what? You haven’t. I’m talking to the tens of thousands of you out there who have never observed a wrestling match in SL.  Premier Wrestling has elevated this contact sport to an art form seldom seen anywhere on the Grid today. Their uniquely modern treatment of a sport that is as old as mankind is truly worth your time to see. 


The owners Vince Aftermath and Trey Steele-Legendary™  (DrNeurotic Resident) have combined experience of almost 20 years in SL wrestling.  The Chief Operating Officer, Jasmine Tryce, has also been in SL wrestling for over 5 years. Recently I had the very real pleasure of meeting these folks, along with Premier wrestler Shereif “The Ace” and they shared with me some of the reasons for the success enjoyed by Premier Wrestling in SecondLife.

Josh Bellic (JB):  How long have you been involved with Premier Wrestling in SL? 


Vince Aftermath (VA):  I've been involved with Premier since the very beginning which was about a year ago. Trey Steele and I sat down together in real life and said “Let's do it”. While I was away for while dealing with the real world I had a tremendous amount of support from so many of my friends who wanted me to return in some way shape or form.  Some of you reading this may know me from the VAW days when I was the owner there. I believe when VAW was around it changed the game in many areas. We created the first Fan Interaction HUD and we were the only federation at the time to travel from Sim to Sim for almost an entire year all around Second Life. Now I’m back...Trey and I came back into the game with a different perspective on how SL Wrestling could be presented, taking our craft to a whole new level!





JB:  I understand there are several wrestling Sims in SL.  How is what you have here any different from all the other wrestling venues out there?


Shereif “The Ace” (SA):  Most wrestling shows are live shows only, fans go watch live.  Premier wrestling is different that its main focus is its YouTube channel.  We still have fans come and watch but with a limit of 15 tickets per show, every show we do is fully taped and uploaded online for our wider range fans to watch. Also a major difference is that we are the only federation that pays its staff and wrestlers per show


JB:  You limit your ticket sales for events to only 15 people? Why is that?


Jasmine Tryce (JT):  We only limit each episode show to fifteen people because we want to keep the lag down to a minimum so the wrestlers can perform their matches to the best of their ability, without being hindered by the monster called lag. We also do what is called a  “House Show”. This is a show we usually have off-sim and sponsor land. This is to help them not only bring traffic to their land but it also helps up get the word out about SL wrestling and Premier in general. Anyone can have a show at their land for a small fee, they just need to get in contact with me.


SA:  Since our priority is on the quality of the videos.. we don't want the sim or the performers to lag when too many fans attend at same time. You said we limit it to 15, but it's more like we removed the limit all together and upload to YouTube so even 100 or 200 can watch without any lag issues.





JB:  How can our readers learn of upcoming events? 


VA:  YouTube is our main network so please please please Subscribe. You can also follow us on our Website. So why are we pushing YouTube? By being on YouTube we are able to capture many fans across the world and not just in Second Life. This allows us to not only show them what Premier Wrestling can do but can also show everyone just how powerful the Second Life engine is. By doing this more people will come into SL for the first time wanting to participate in what Second Life has to offer. That is a good thing Josh!




JB:  Vince, who would you say is the greatest wrestler of all SL Time?


VA:  I'm not entirely sure, that is a very interesting question. There are three things that make a good wrestler into a star. First, you have to have the look..meaning that you have to stand out from the crowd.  Second, is voicing... You connect better with the fans when you are able to talk and show your emotion. A lot of people use text while calling out their foe but that doesn't have the same effect as voicing. Last but not least is in-ring performance.  Back in the day it wasn't such a big deal. Everyone had the same moveset for the most part but now, thanks to Team Wildfire and specifically the Prime Hud, you are able to do things that at one point seemed impossible to do in Second Life. If you have two out of three of these, you are on your way to becoming a huge star in the Second Life Wrestling business.





 JB:  Are there prizes for winning?  And if so, who funds those prizes?


Trey Steele (DrNeurotic Resident) (TS):  The prize for winning, is well.. You move up in standings. Each match you compete in could put you closer to the ultimate prize, the World Heavyweight Championship for the men and the Women's Championship for the women.


SA:  Winning or losing doesn’t matter in our business, it's not a competition, it's a performance.  We all work together (some in backstage and some in ring) to make the perfect show come to life every week so fans can enjoy it.  Everyone who works gets paid by Premier Wrestling. We have partners sponsoring us in return for getting promoted on our shows, on our social medias and in our videos. We can even go throw a show on their lands to bring them traffic.




JB:  In RL Wrestling, it is widely assumed that the matches are all "fixed"  and the winner is usually the one with the most elaborate costume. So, your secret is safe with me (and our 30,000 viewers each month)....Are the results of Premier Wrestling Matches "pre-determined"? 


VA:  Haha.  Well there is only one way to find out. To all 30,000 of you reading this  we are always hiring. We are always looking for that next star that is ready to make an impact in Premier Wrestling. If anyone wants to know, including you, Josh, sign up and tell me how your first match goes. Hahaha.


JT:  Well, let me ask you this? Would a magician tell you how he does his tricks? SecondLife Wrestling is an art form. It is a sport, it is also a skill that people work very hard to hone and perfect. Wrestlers work tirelessly to perfect their match and make it look flawless. They do it by hard work and dedication - Upgrading their moves, working on their ring skills and their presence. Are the results of Premier Wrestling matches pre-determined you ask? I ask you:  Does it really matter as long as the fans are enjoying what they are seeing and having fun at the shows?


TS:  Pre-determined?! I tell you what.. You step into the ring with me and I'll let you decide if its pre-determined or not. Lol


JB:  Thanks for that generous offer Trey, but I think I will take a “pain-check” on that, if its OK with you. Anything else you guys would like to share with our SLE Readers?


JT:  Join our in world group and go to a live house show and judge for yourselves. I think you will like what you see and if you would like to get involved we are always looking for wrestlers commentators, valets and also now extras for our shows. So if you would like to join the fastest growing wrestling federation in SecondLife, please IM me Jasmine Tryce and I can let you know how. And also check us out on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter and our in world fan group. Thank you for your time.




If someone is interested to be a premier partner they go to this website:


secondlife:///app/group/b1f4bade-86fe-6411-5332-1775958bc075/about





So, there you have it folks.  Premier Wrestling! Now available on a YouTube channel near you

SURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elston/97/184/23

Friday, February 21, 2020

GeekSpeak – Life in a large permanent space station. Join the discussion Saturday February 22nd at 12pm SLT



What would life be like in a big space station?  Imagine a huge O’Neill cylinder, revolving to create artificial gravity, where millions of people could live.  What would it be like to live there?
Will there be strict rules for every aspect of life, and no freedom at all?  Will the inhabitants feel safer than on Earth?  Will there be prisons, or will criminals be ‘spaced’?
How will the millions of tons of waste be removed?  Will there be animals there?  Birds flying around? Will the cylinder seem beautiful to those who live there?  Will there be factories in the zero-gravity part of the cylinder that make stuff for Earth?
Where will the permanent stations be?  In orbit around Earth, or Mars, or at a lagrange point or in the asteroid belt?

When will all this happen?  Bring your friends, and your furniture and move in to talk about it.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at the GeekSpeak auditorium at 1pm SLT, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Blast away the frigid winter with Exhale Dance Club and BRM Radio at Electric Ice - 2020 Winter Music Festival from February 21 to February 22, 2020.



Electric Ice - 2020 Winter Music Festival, sponsored by Evie, HEVO, Nero, Remezzo, Vagrant and Vision, elevates SL entertainment with 24 extraordinary live DJs.  Exhale and BRM Radio invites music enthusiasts from around the grid to join us on Friday and Saturday from 12pm until 12am SLT. Gift Cards from our amazing sponsors will be given away each hour during the festival.

Let the electrifying charge of every beat inspire you to new heights and thaw the frosty chill in the wintery air.  Join the exciting party where each DJ takes the stage and cranks the decks to heat up the airwaves. Explore the magical icescape to capture your memory of this unforgettable winter music festival.

Portions of the festival each day will be broadcast live on BRM Radio.  Times will be listed on BRM Radio’s Facebook. For more information on Electric Ice - 2020 Winter Music Festival, check out the Exhale Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ExhaleDanceClub/, BRM Radio Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brmradio and BRM Radio website at www.brmradio.com.     



Saturday, February 15, 2020

GeekSpeak – Disruption! Why does technological disruption happen? Join the discussion February 15th at 12pm SLT



A disruptive technology displaces an earlier technology and changes the society it exists in.  The car disrupted the horse technology, the telephone disrupted the telegraph.  What makes a technology disruptive?  And how can we see it coming?  What will be the next great disruptor?  Will it ever end?  Will there be something like the Last Disruptor?  Or will we forever move forward in big, unexpected shocks?  Or could we move backwards?
Is it only technology that is affected by disruptors?  Can there be philosophical, religious, political disruptors?

Come and discuss why we are so bad at seeing the future that we often get surprised by disruptions.  Bring your friends!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at the GeekSpeak auditorium at 1pm SLT, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valentine's Day at Serendipity 2020- All Day Event! February 14th from 11 am SLT-11pm SLT


Serendipity Weddings & Events is providing non stop entertainment for free to the public on Valentines Day.
Beginning at 11am thru 11pm SLT.

Here is the lineup:

DJ Sharna 11am - 1pm

Loreen Aldrin 1 - 2pm

Erika Ordinary 2 - 3pm

DJ Wendy 3 - 5pm

DJ James 5 - 7pm

Melenda 7 - 8pm

Ry Anne 8 - 9pm

DJ Leona 9 - 11pm

Serendipity will also be doing some prize giveaways like  a Dinner for Two, Suite or Date Night package!

As well as a few photo op areas set up for couples to take photos on their own and we will have flower vendors walking around to purchase for their dates.

Knowing how special Valentines Day is, we have set up several proposal areas and provided maps to those.


This is an overhead view of our dance floor and dinner tables. In the South East corner (the red circle) is a very special proposal area for those that want to declare your love in front of others and have a wonderful photo opportunity.



This is a photo of our Proposal Benches which are located literally all over the place in between tables if you want to do a more private proposal.

At this point we are at about 98% booked on Dinner tables but the Dance Floor will be open to all for the entire day and night.

TELEPORT NOW!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serendipity%20Cove/79/123/23




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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Shadowfall Grand Opening February 12th at 12pm SLT- Join the community!


Shadowfall is a new adult role play community. Police, fire criminals, and much more. Kidnappers and assorted criminals roam the streets. The local police have their hands full trying to keep law and order. 

Shadowfall is a city on the verge of total chaos. Police and criminals battle for control of the crime ridden streets.

Come to our Grand Opening to meet with members of our community to join and get involved. 

There will be demonstrations throughout the day from police chases to bank robberies. Daring rescues to fully involved fires. Come see why Shadowfall is THE place to role play.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadowfall%20Township/68/180/22

WBH: Relationship Empowerment in SL and Beyond- Join the discussion February 12th at 12pm SLT



Relationships in Second Life can be confusing and painful...or they can bring new joy and meaning into our lives.  

Positive relationships are one of the major contributors to everyone's well-being. That's why Whole Brain Health is beginning a series of conversations about relationships in Second Life and beyond, facilitated by Pet Karu.  These discussions came about through the efforts of real life coaches Jami and Marla Keller (of Invite Inc, a 501c3), with the assistance of Muza Waco.

Communication is trickier than ever these days, especially in SL, so it pays to have clarity about what you want and who you are in each situation you encounter. Join us to find out how you can empower yourself to have more satisfying relationships... with just a little practice. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/230/156/701



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

AMFORTE Clarity Live at The Breeze Beach Cafe February 11th at 5pm SLT


Sometimes there is no need to know where an artist is from or what their favorite color is. Sometimes all you need to do is simply experience the artist’s work because truly passionate artists will bare their soul to you. AMFORTE is one of those artists.  

So instead of writing a traditional biography, I think it is imperative to concentrate on the works of the artist.  

Gentle and emotive guitar strumming combined with a haunting mantra telling us that we have nothing concrete, AMFORTE emphatically pours her self-doubts and failed resolutions into the fan-favorite original song “Nothing Concrete.”

*** The Breeze Beach Cafe is a Live Music venue with a game patio and cafe on a tropical beach. Adults only!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paradise%20Desires/226/35/22

Monday, February 10, 2020

Valentine Formal Sponsored By: Sin Original @ The Gallery with D.J. Pixi- Monday February 10th at 7pm SLT



It's That Romantic Month. Let's Have A Valentine Formal. And Wear Our Best Formal Attire. .The Top 3 Are The Winners Only. And The Prizes Are.1st Place A $300L GC. 2nd Place A $200L GC. And 3rd. Place A $100L GC. Come see the Gallery dancers as they show off there dancing skills. Our Dancers and Escorts are the hottest and sexiest in all of SL and are here for your entertainment.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Gallery%20Isle/61/210/25

Sunday, February 9, 2020

You are cordially invited to the Club QQ TnT Valentine's Party on Sunday 9th February 2020 - Noon SLT.



As John Paul Young famously sang, "Love Is In The Air", and you can come feel the love at the annual Club QQ TnT Valentine's party. ♥

Two consummate singers to entertain us this year... the lovely Scandinavian singer Stinna Sky Light, and all the way from the Big Smoke, Mr Chris London.

L$5,000 in prize money for best dressed in the VALENTINE's theme... the prize money will be shared out based on votes.

Schedule of events:

Noon SLT (8 PM UK, 9 PM CET) - Party kicks off with Chris London,
1 PM SLT (9 PM UK, 10 PM CET) - Stinna Sky Light takes over at the mic,
1:30 PM SLT (9:30 PM UK, 10:30 PM CET) - Voting starts,
2 PM SLT (10 PM UK, 11 PM CET) - Results and conclusion of the event.

As always, 0x and I would like to extend our thanks to everyone for their continued support of the TnT Greedy Greedy game club. It is truly appreciated.

Take care and happy game playing everyone!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Palisades%20City/6/58/23

P3: How to be OK being alone- Join the discussion February 9th at 7pm SLT


Do you know how to be alone and be OK with it? What urges do you need to fight to be OK? This will be our discussion topic when the P3 Community gathers tonight to share insights and suggestions. Everyone is welcome. Friendly to new folks. In voice. Text OK. Quality D/s without the BS. 

Jae and Tricia
Owners, P3 (Pleasure Power Passion)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/230/156/701

Saturday, February 8, 2020

EVIL BUNNY PRODUCTIONS presents Sinners and Saints! February 8-29th.



Our month of love and lust event starts Feb. 8th and runs through the end of the month. Designers will bring you their sexiest, sultry and sweet designs, to help improve your love life!   Over 60 designers are participating this month.

It's not just about Valentine's Day....whether you HATE it or LOVE it, there is something here for you! Exclusives! 10L specials at every store! Gachas!

Evil Bunny also hosts 3 other events this month. The Gacha Life Born to be Wild Round, The Stupid Cupid Hunt 8 and TWE12VE February The Partner Box Round. Visit www.evilbunnysl.com for further details.





GeekSpeak – Is it time to revise the Drake Equation? Join the discussion February 8th at 12pm SLT


It has been many years since Drake produced his equation about how many intelligent, technological aliens there could be in the universe.  In 1961 we had not discovered a single exoplanet.  And we now have a much broader definition of life.
On the other hand, we now know of many more ways in which a civilisation can destroy itself. 
So is it time to review the Drake Equation?  Or the Fermi paradox? (Why don’t we see them?)  We are eager to discuss which of the 2, Drake or Fermi, will be dominant in our universe.  Come and join us and bring all your alien friends.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at the GeekSpeak auditorium at 1pm SLT, if you have ideas for new subjects.

You are cordially Invited to The JED Benefit at Sapphire Beach Club- February 8th at 3pm SLT



Jed foundation charity fundraiser, raffle winners announced, speakers, information,  music and more hosted by Sapphire Beach Club. FORMAL Attire please


What is The Jed Foundation?

The Jed Foundation is a non-profit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems- https://www.jedfoundation.org/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Skyhill/123/65/1441

Friday, February 7, 2020

WBH: Nutritional Resource Center @ Inspiration Island February 7th at 6 am SLT


Nutrition Resource Center, built and maintained by Jasmine Lordenwych, provides integrative holistic health information for every taste and dietary design. Recipes, menus and guidance on our quest to thrive!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/85/116/23

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Paintball Battle at Sacred Blood! February 6th at 1pm SLT



Sacred Blood is a group of dear friends who enjoy each other and the thrills of roleplay. Everyone is invited to come and hang out, regardless of genes or sl origin :)

Join us in our first free for all Paintball Battle at Sacred Blood. Bring your friends!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Guthrum/79/23/22

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fractured Realty Roleplay- Join in the Sci Fi Action February 6th at 4am SLT


The place that finally answers the age old question. What if 'Gilligan's Island' was a sci-fi, 'The Minnow' a space ship, the 'Uncharted Desert Isle' a fracture in interdimensional spacetime, the 'five passengers' actually escaped mental patients, the 'fearless crew' actually mercenaries & scientists with conflicting agendas, and it was produced for 'Cinemax Late Night'.

What is Fracturd Reality Roleplay?

The Fractured, a stranded, a spaceship, crashed in a time and space fold into Worlds. to explore,
Experience , RLV, Meter Assisted, Themed Role Play Area. No child, or non-human like Avatars in this erotic sci-fi area 
(Vulcan/Andorian yes, wookies, no)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Broo/251/250/1216

Saturday, February 1, 2020

GeekSpeak – Are we facing the next pandemic? Join the discussion Saturday February 1st at 12pm SLT



A new virus is threatening humanity. Will this be the big one?  Or will it be contained like Ebola and SARS? 
If we want to survive, what is the best course of action?  Can you really quarantine a city?  Should we see hazmat suits as the next fashion?
If humanity becomes extinct, will we leave a replicating technology behind us to continue our legacy?  A technology that is in a sense a virus itself, since it depends on humans to replicate it.
Can we win the war between humans and viruses?  Or are we doomed?  We all hope we can laugh about it in a few years and maybe today at GeekSpeak.  Bring your friends, if they are decontaminated.
IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class at the GeekSpeak auditorium every Wednesday at 1pm SLT, if you have ideas for new subjects.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

GeekSpeak – What benefits will we get from space in 5 years? Join the discussion Saturday January 25th at 12pm SLT


The new space race is really taking off this year.  We will see space tourism and we will see products made in space. There will be very precise chip manufacturing and better optic cable.  And we may even see 3d printed human organs. 
What do you think will make the biggest impact?  Will Space be a safe investment?   Or a rich person’s toy?  Will we solve world problems by going into space?  Or will we create new problems, like space wars?
Come and boldly discuss our very near future in the great unknown, where no geek has ever been before.  Bring your friends!
IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class in the GeekSpeak auditorium every Wednesday at 1pm SLT, if you have any ideas for new subjects.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

GoSpeed Racer releases an eBook. Simvie Loko Vignettes- a collection of short stories January 24th from 5-7pm SLT



What? : Release of an eBook anthology "Simvie Loko Vignettes."
Who?:   GoSpeed Rasere aka GoSpeed Racer
When?: January 24,  2020 5-7pm SLT

Long time Second Life Resident, GoSpeed Rasere, is self publishing a science fiction anthology on Amazon and Smashwords.

These stories feature several Second Life avatars as characters in the stories.

Simvie Loko Vignettes is a collection of 19 short stories that take place before, during, and after the events in my published series, Rasere's Awakening. These stories allow me as the author to answer a few questions about my world, do additional world building, and foreshadow future events.

I'll be available inworld to chat with readers, Friday, January 24th, 5-7pm SLT

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aracar/151/104/99


AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083H37BHM (Print on demand is also available)
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/998713


 
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