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Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 16th October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be meeting the three people behind the Blogger and Vlogger Network (BVN) – Del Flower, Kess Crystal and Trouble Dethly and learning all about their work.

The Blogger & Vlogger Network (BVN) at http://www.bvnsl.com strives to provide bloggers and vloggers with the most pertinent, up-to-date, and interactive information available. They offer live discussion panels, interactive forums and tutorials on Second Life photography, windlight settings, photoshop, website maintenance, transitioning into vlogging, syndication, etiquette and much more are already scheduled.

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We show some examples from some of their presentations – and we also look at some of the technology being used in the Network and the blogging world, such as Discord and the inworld blog management tool Blogotex – which Kess demonstrates for us.

And then, of course we talk about the Bloggies!  We’ll be posting a full list of the results here after the show goes out!

It makes for a fascinating show – so do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find Out More:
Inworld location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspired%20Dreams/223/81/3003

Website:  http://www.bvnsl.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloggerandvloggernetwork/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BVN_SecondLife
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzs4x9_3FdURQc1Nv-BpscQ
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/bvnsl/

Tools talked about on the show:
Discord: https://discordapp.com/
Blogotex: http://www.blogotex.com/

 

 

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The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we explore the beautiful Riviera Estate, and the amazing funfair that is a part of it – is now on the web!

With the escort of the owner, His Royal Majesty King Brick Haworth-Masters, we will be exploring his lovely house and grounds – but we’ll also be visiting the amazing funfair he hosts up in the sky – and trying out a few of the rides.

The estate is attached to the beautiful – and exclusive – Grove Country Club, and the proper entrance to the Estate is located at the gates there – leading to a gondola trip followed by a carriage ride to bring you to the house itself.

The concert area at the Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The concert area at the Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Both the house and the funfair are open to the public, as are the concerts in the grounds (one of which we are able to join).

Places to visit:
The Gates to the Estate: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Park%20Circle/162/243/28 (walk through and take the gondola across to the island)
The House: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riviera%20Drive/154/156/51
The Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riviera%20Drive/80/65/22
The Funfair: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machias%20Seal/140/222/2002 (walk through the turnstiles and catch the special ride to take you to the full funfair!)

All the Fun of the Fair!

All the Fun of the Fair!

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 9th October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be exploring the beautiful Riviera Estate – and the amazing funfair that is a part of it!

With the escort of the owner, His Royal Majesty King Brick Haworth-Masters, we will be exploring his lovely house and grounds – but we’ll also be visiting the amazing funfair he hosts up in the sky – and trying out a few of the rides.

Entrance to the Funfair

Entrance to the Funfair

The estate is attached to the beautiful – and exclusive – Grove Country Club, and the proper entrance to the Estate is located at the gates there – leading to a gondola trip followed by a carriage ride to bring us to the house itself.

Both the house and the funfair are open to the public, as are the concerts in the grounds (one of which we are able to join).

The concert area at the Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The concert area at the Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a lovely show – so do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Places to visit:
The Gates to the Estate: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Park%20Circle/162/243/28 (walk through and take the gondola across to the island)
The House: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riviera%20Drive/154/156/51
The Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riviera%20Drive/80/65/22
The Funfair: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machias%20Seal/140/222/2002 (walk through the turnstiles and catch the special ride to take you to the full funfair!)

All the Fun of the Fair!

All the Fun of the Fair!

Dancing at Garden of Dreams

Dancing at Garden of Dreams

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we host one of our periodic episodes to look into the past at some of our previous shows – is now on the web!

You can see clips from our shows over the last year, some funny, some poignant, some informative and some, we think, very important in showing the potentials of virtual worlds. Aisling, Elrik, Saffia and Wildstar chose their individual favourites – and there were some that we all agreed had to be included!

And Wildstar has created a very special slideshow to accompany the show!

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

And we also took the opportunity of exploring the grounds of the recently redesigned Garden of Dreams, where, of course, our studio is located!

Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams

Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2nd October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be hosting one of our periodic episodes where we look into the past at some of our previous shows.

The whole team has chosen our favourites from our shows over the last year, some funny, some poignant, some informative and some, we think, very important in showing the potentials of virtual worlds. Aisling, Elrik, Saffia and Wildstar have chosen their favourites – and there were some that we all agreed had to be included!

And Wildstar has created a very special slideshow to accompany the show!

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

We also took the opportunity of exploring the grounds of the recently redesigned Garden of Dreams, where, of course, our studio is located!

We think it makes for a great show, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

Prim Perfect Coffee Morning

Prim Perfect Coffee Morning

Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and since 2013, we have held our own event in Second Life. The event in 2017 will be our fourth year hosting this.

DJ Elrik Merlin will be spinning the tunes at the Prim Perfect Head Offices from 1 – 3pm SLT.

The cakes will be available from today until Friday 6th October.

This year, our event is joined by the brilliant SL Cheerleaders (who will be baking even more cakes!).

Some of the cakes set out at Cheertopia

Some of the cakes set out at Cheertopia

Cakes will be available from now until Sunday 1st October at Cheertopia – and the Cheerleaders will be hosting a party (with door prizes) from 6pm onwards.

~~~ What is The Biggest Coffee Morning in the World? ~~~
The coffee morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2016, they raised an amazing £29.5 million. In the UK, people bake cakes to sell at coffee mornings that they host at their homes, their places of work, their schools, colleges and universities …

Just some of the cakes (and recipes) available at Prim Perfect's Head Offices!

Just some of the cakes (and recipes) available at Prim Perfect’s Head Offices!

And here in Second Life, people organise coffee mornings too.

Since 2013, we have held a very special coffee morning at Prim Perfect, where we have raised over £540.00 (over US$720) through the sale of virtual cake (packed full of recipes, not calories) – and we will be doing it again this year.

You can read more about Macmillan here – and more about the Cake Against Cancer event here.

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the amazing Spoonful of Sugar Festival in support of Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières – is now on the web!

We talk to Ever Courtois, founder and festival organiser, and to Kasslina Moonglow, the organiser for the Home and Garden Part of the event, as well as Teresa Matfield of T-Spot and Debil Skute of Dekute Decor who are two of the major sponsors of the event.

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival takes place on five regions – Spoonful of Sugar and the four SOS Shopping regions – you’ll find links to all the key locations here. There are over 150 stores, selling clothes, hair, jewellery – and a really great range of home and garden items. The event will continue until October 1st, so you still have plenty of time to come over and join in!

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, there’s a wide range of activities, and a full programme of events – you’ll find all the details on their website!

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

You can see more about their work here: