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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Celebration of the life of Fran Serenade at Savoy Ballroom in Creations Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11AM to 9PM, featuring some of Second Life’s very best performers.

April 29, 2019  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EVENT DATE:  May 11, 2019



On March 3rd, 2019, Creations Park lost its original inspiration, and Second Life lost its most celebrated senior.  Fran Serenade passed away at 92 after a lifetime of loving and serving others in both of the worlds she lived in. Fran was beloved by all who knew her, including her Linden friends. Her daughter, Barbie Alchemi, and son, AlmostThere Inventor, built Creations Park in Second Life to be a wonderworld to stimulate the mind, specifically for Fran and others with Parkinson’s.   The Draxtor video about Fran and the medical research into Parkinson’s done at Creations Park was called one of the most important ever made about Second Life by Linden Lab’s CEO Ebbe Linden.  

A Celebration of Fran’s life will be held at Savoy Ballroom in Creations Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11AM to 9PM SLT.  Some of the very best live singers in Second Life will be performing in her honor.  Most knew Fran and some had performed at her 90th birthday party, also at Savoy. All talent will be performing for tips only, and like all events at Creations Park, this will benefit Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research.

By June 1, 2019, a memorial honoring Fran and this celebration will be located in-world at the Savoy Swing Era Museum, and will be available online at SavoyBallroom.org/fran



Shorter Version 3:40m     Fran’s story, with Barbie and scenes of Creations for Parkinson’sParkinson’s patient exploring virtual world
Living in a Modem World  Posted on April 12, 2015 by Inara Pey



ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

TIME ARTIST AGENT/SL CONTACT
11:00 AM Samm Qendra direct
12:00 PM Putri Solo (putrisolosinger) Jamila.lanley  
1:00 PM Luciano Lionheart Helen (Helendar Bailey)
2:00 PM Phil Setner Alessia Setner (alessia.rodeyn)
3:00 PM Agatha Knowles Troy Nelson (troyjaimes)
4:00 PM Savoy Dance Troupe Jackie Brown (antarctica.ferraris)
5:00 PM Max Kleene Kat Vargas
6:00 PM Ronnie Artano Missy (lilmiss54)
7:00 PM Savoy Stars Showcase Carlyle Chaparral
8:00 PM JaeSands direct

Second Life Official        @SecondLife Mar 7         Replying to @draxtor
  
Our hearts are broken. We will always remember her incredible enthusiasm for life and what a joy she carried with her everywhere.

RESOURCES



VIDEO
  
The Drax Files: World Makers 5:00m [Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson's]
Draxtor  Despres November 1, 2013

Living the dream in Second Life  2:00m   (People with disabilities in a virtual world)
Colorado Public News    July 4, 2013

  
ABOUT FRAN
  
Farewell, Fran       Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World  March 7, 2019

Daniel Voyager   March 8, 2019

Second Life Newser  December 29, 2017

FRAN & PARKINSON’S RESEARCH
  
Wired.com  Backchannel - Kristen French  February 13, 2017

Anthropologist studies Fran in Second Life
UCI School of Social Sciences   John Wescott February 6, 2017

New World News September 10, 2015

Terry Meisenback  September 8, 2014

Virtual Connections - Nancy J Smith  November 7, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Pam Kragen September 24, 2013

New World News February 13, 2013


CREATIONS PARK
  
Creations Park Blogsite

Creations for Parkinson’s  SLNewser   Deaflegacy February 19, 2018

Eddie Haskell  Saturday, May 25, 2013

New World News  Hamlet Au February 8, 2013

BOOKS
  
An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
Tom Boellstorff   2009 Princeton University Press

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