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Lanai began her journey in January of 2003 when she created “Lanai” in the virtual world, The SIMS Online. She quickly found herself in a unique world that was much like the real one. It was a place that stirred up human emotion and created long lasting friendships, even feelings of love, conflict and loss. It was an interesting atmosphere, one of many possibilities and even more stories to tell.
On October 4, 2004, she founded the original TSO Enquirer. The inspiration came from sitting around a campfire chatting with her circle of friends. She decided it would be a cool idea to create a newspaper to inform and entertain them. Next thing she knew, viral advertising had spread throughout the virtual world community with unexpected results.
In 2005 Lanai was invited to Second Life by amateur filmmakers from Paris after working on a documentary project together. She initially declined but decided to give it a second look a couple of months later. Since then Lanai has been running The SL Enquirer along with Team SLE and has been featured in multiple publications and exhibitions throughout the years. Most recently, Lanai was the recipient of the Echelon Award presented by Pulse TV Network in honor of her long standing media efforts with The SL Enquirer and recent appointment as head of operations for Press Pass Media. In her real life, Lanai is a fashion blogger and full-time student in media and communications.
You can contact Lanai via e-mail and in Skype (lanai_jarrico), and you can learn more about her at the following sites: Flickr, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace.
Shon Charisma is a Jacqueline of all trades on the grid. When she's not working for SL Enquirer, she's performing with Unity Productions, a faith-based organization that delivers well-developed, poignant productions. She's also an avid picture taker (she refuses to say photographer because she doesn't slave over pictures to make them purty), and an aspiring machinimatographer. Recently, she signed on with Digital Arts Talent Agency for representation and plans to be busy, busy, busy with developing her filmmaking skills. There are plenty of other things she does on the grid, and to learn more about these things, you can check out Shon on her blog and her Facebook and YouTube pages.
Pandora DrezelanI came to Second Life in December 2009. I started out as a dancer and part-time club manager then I decided to pursue a modeling career. I trained and graduated with Model Pages International and Baxton Modeling agencies.
I am a blogger and self taught writer. I like covering different events in Second Life. I am also creator of the social networking site Avatar Life, which I made for all residents of Second Life; creating the site has been a great learning experience for me.
Last but not least, I am like most women in Second Life. I love to shop and hang out with friends in my spare time. I do not regard Second Life as a game. I am me in both worlds and always will be. Learn more about me by visiting my blog and my Avatar Life, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
Allen is the Second Life persona that I've grown comfortable with. My rez date is July 13, 2009. This is my third time around in SL. But don't look for my previous lives. They're deleted forever. I decided to commit to learning the damn place this time! In the default world, I've settled down to wait for the Singularity. Ever feisty and opinionated, I visit web pages, news sites, and blog posts to expound on the wave of the future. I've tinkered with model railroads, toy robots, and a plethora of past-their-prime computers. I'm an avid science fiction reader, Anime watcher, and a HUGE fan of Vocaloids and Miku Miku Dance videos. I live in Gladstone, MI with my wife of 26 joyous years. You can learn more about me by checking me out at the following sites: my blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Lacy has been called “a writing fool…” by one of her editors. Not only does she write for the SL Enquirer, but she writes for the likes of MORE Magazine, the BOSL Magazine, and VMS Magazine. She also contributes to Ivy Maverick’s WomenStuff/MenStuff group blog and is estate reporter for The Costa Rica Sims of the DSE Corporation. It is Lanai Jarrico of the SLE who initially gave Lacy the opportunity to write and set her on the path she now finds herself in SL.
Lacy’s all-time favourite author is Dr. Seuss – “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
Out in the big bad real world, Lacy’s human form is attempting her hand at ‘penning’ an actual book. Learn more about Lacy at her website and on Facebook and Twitter.