Thursday, 5 July 2012

postheadericon "Paper Boats in a Paper Sea" Returning With Second Life Relay For Life


Click on the banner for the Relay for Life Second Life website.

I have officially nine days to finish my display for Second Life's major Relay for Life event.

I have never done this event before, and I am stoked.

40 sims large (that's a lot of sims) and packed with artistic displays and themed events, users follow a gigantic track that spans through the sims in a large circle. Users continue to raise money and follow the track over a 24 hour period.

I've been invited to display on one of the major campgrounds along the side of the track. Once more, Kadmon Wytchwood and his incredible scripting talents is making sure "Paper Boats in a Paper Sea" can return for the 24 hour event!

As the event only lasts a day, people won't have enough time to customize their own boat textures, so the boats are being limited to a dedication that will broadcast over instant messages.
After you make your donation to the vendor and receive your boat, you'll be able to wear your boat and click on it. This will rez a boat that will go out on the water. Follow the instructions to make your dedication with a chat command, and click on the water to place your boat. The boat will then remain on the water until the end of the event.

If there is one grid-wide event that I can completely get behind, it's Relay for Life in Second Life. Many donation events in Second Life are questionable in terms of where the donations actually go. There are quite a few individuals who have used donation events in Second Life as a means to scam residents, taking their money for charity and transferring it right into their own bank accounts.

Relay for Life in Second Life is one of the handful of charity events that are not only backed by the American Cancer Society, but use very specific donation vendors that go directly to their custom-legacy-name avatars (in other words, avatars with last names given specifically by Linden Lab), which you can obtain from the American Cancer Society's very own in-world sim.

If you're interested in joining the in-world event on July 14-15th, be sure to check out the Relay for Life in Second Life website. It's sure to be a lot of fun, with themed walks every hour and prizes for most outrageous costume or how many times you can lap the track in the 24 hour period.


Oh, and I almost forgot! The Nightly Netting from my Relay for Life: Fantasy Faire 2012 display is now on sale. I'm not exactly sure when I'm going to get the skybox finished, as it's been giving me 'issues',  but we'll see once this current event is over.

- Hooked Lanterns -

I also released the lanterns from my 'Dancer's Triad' separately and seemed to forget about announcing it. They're $30L for a set of 3 sizes. So if you need some cheap mesh hanging lanterns, they're definitely something to pick up.