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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 5th June, as we pay a visit to Fantasy Faire, and visit 11 of the fabulous 22 regions that were part of the Faire this year.

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams.

Szystrum Synod, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire is now, sadly, over for another year. But this year the event, held in support of Relay for Life, raised an astonishing L$29,884,100 ($119,536 USD) by the end of the Faire, the highest total ever.

So do join us as we explore the remarkable regions that made up this years Fantasy Faire, with the aid of our brilliant roving videographer, Bain Finch, and our wonderful photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

Spirits Crossing, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It’s going to be a wonderful show that you won’t want to miss, so tune in at https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds or come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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To learn more about Fantasy Faire, follow the website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Khumbala, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Flambois, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we explore Fantasy Faire, and visit 11 of the fabulous 22 regions that were part of the Faire this year, which took place recently in support of Relay for Life of Second Life, the major Second Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society!

Fantasy Faire is now, sadly, over for another year. But this year the event, held in support of Relay for Life, raised an astonishing L$29,884,100 ($119,536 USD) by the end of the Faire, the highest total ever.

So do join us as we explore the remarkable regions that made up this years Fantasy Faire, with the aid of our brilliant roving videographer, Bain Finch, and our wonderful photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

Sipala, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And Part 2 of our explorations will be shown on Monday 5th June at 2pm – you won’t want to miss that!

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To learn more about Fantasy Faire, follow the website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Sialdor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Giggenwhirl, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 29th May, as we pay a visit to Fantasy Faire, and visit 11 of the fabulous 22 regions that were part of the Faire this year.

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams.

Fantasy Faire is now, sadly, over for another year. But this year the event, held in support of Relay for Life, raised an astonishing L$29,884,100 ($119,536 USD) by the end of the Faire, the highest total ever.

Safe Haven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So do join us as we explore the remarkable regions that made up this years Fantasy Faire, with the aid of our brilliant roving videographer, Bain Finch, and our wonderful photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

It’s going to be a wonderful show that you won’t want to miss, so tune in at https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds or come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Fungalmire, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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To learn more about Fantasy Faire, follow the website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Giraphoria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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All Images of The Looking Glass by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 10th April, as we visit an old friend, Marcus Inkpen of the Looking Glass, who has just launched an exciting new building system that allows for creation of mesh buildings within Second Life itself. And we also take a look at the twelve years of spectacular regions that the Looking Glass has created.

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams.

We find out about the MOD!it Building System that Marcus has created, which will give people across Second Life the opportunity to build homes, buildings and much more with pre-fabricated elements, available in a series of building packs.

And we take a look on things that have been filmed on The Looking Glass itself (as well as looking at a stunning range of Wildstar Beaumont’s images of The Looking Glass).

Then we explore The Looking Glass builds at Fantasy Faire from 2012 until 2022 – the 2023 edition of which, of course, is coming up shortly.

And we end with one of Marcus’ lesser known builds at Fantasy Faire – and a rendition of one of the Fairelanders’ favourite songs.

It’s going to be a wonderful show that you won’t want to miss, so tune in at https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds or come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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You can visit The Looking Glass at: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizon%20Dream/20/23/25

And you can find out all about Fantasy Faire 2023 at: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

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All inages by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 3rd April, as we take the fifth of a series of peeks into the past of Designing Worlds – and Second Life! This year we’ll be exploring 2012.

You can see the show here, or on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/258414723

Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams, where we’ll be discussing our peep into the past – and our own Second Life memories.

This was the year when the Lab stepped further back from the grid, even stepping back from the Birthday celebrations. But it was the year when residents stepped up – and organised SL9B for themselves!

We’ll also be looking back at some of the fabulous places and events in Second Life – and we’ll be re-visiting one of the other Prim Perfect projects that started in 2012 – The Blackened Mirror. And there’s also the chance to see part of one of the much-loved Babbage Christmas Tales …

Plus there’s another overwiew of the year in Second Life as Saffia talks with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.  And Wildstar Beaumont shows more photos from his archives!

Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams, where we’ll be discussing our peep into the past – and our own Second Life memories.

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Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 27th March, as we take the third of a series of peeks into the past of Designing Worlds – and Second Life!

You can see the show here, or on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/254913585.

Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams, where we’ll be discussing our peep into the past – and our own Second Life memories.

This was the year when mesh began to enter the grid – although there were still many who couldn’t see it! Saffia will be discussing this – and other issues with our resident historian, Marianne McCann. And Wildstar Beaumont will be showing more photos from his archives!

And there will be plenty of other things to see and remember too, as we re-visit shows about various Second Life phenomenon, and art on another platform too. As it says in the Beatles’ song – some are gone, and some remain – so look for links below!

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Places on the show that you can visit:
Grendel’s: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avaria%20Tor/134/134/302
Garden of Dreams: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Garden%20of%20Dreams/167/84/36
Insilico: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/INSILICO/150/140/3595
Fantasy Faire 2011: https://fantasyfaireslarchives.wordpress.com/past-fantasy-faires/fantasy-faire-2011/
(and Fantasy Faire 2023: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/)

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All images by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we explore the Second Life Living Expo, which took place recently in support of Relay for Life of Second Life, the major Second Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society!

In this show we talk to Roxy and Cody Chronotis, the organisers of the event, Kess Crystal, designer of the Country region, and Morningstar Finesmith, sponsor of the Coastal region to learn about how the event was set up, and what it was like to be a part of the Expo.

And we take a look at the amazing room decorating competition.

his show was filmed by Elrik Merlin and Bain Finch – and the photoshoot is by Wildstar Beaumont.

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The Expo has finished now, but Fantasy Faire will be coming up shortly! You can find out more about that here: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

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Second Life Living Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 20th March, as we explore explore the Second Life Living Expo, which took place recently in support of Relay for Life of Second Life, the major Second Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society!

From 2pm today you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams.

Second Life Living Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we talk to Roxy and Cody Chronotis, the organisers of the event, Kess Crystal, designer of the Country region, and Morningstar Finesmith, sponsor of the Coastal region to learn about how the event was set up, and what it was like to be a part of the Expo.

And we take a look at the amazing room decorating competition.

Room decorating contest, Second Life Living Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This show was filmed by Elrik Merlin and Bain Finch – and the photoshoot is by Wildstar Beaumont.

You won’t want to miss it so tune in or come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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The Expo has finished now, but Fantasy Faire will be coming up shortly! You can find out more about that here: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Closing Lantern Ceremony at the Second Life Living Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 13th March, as we take the third of a series of peeks into the past of Designing Worlds – and Second Life!

You can see the show here, or on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/254913585.

Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams, where we’ll be discussing our peep into the past – and our own Second Life memories.

In this episode we look back to 2010. It was billed by Linden Lab as the Year of Delight – and whether or not that was a true prediction will, we hope, emerge within the show. But here are some clues – two changes of CEO, massive lay-offs, viewer wars, rows at the SL7B … it all makes for a fascinating discussion with our resident historian, Marianne McCann.

And there are other treats in the shape of extracts from shows in 2010, including not just Second Life but visits to other grids like the Reaction Grid and the beautiful Heritage Key, as well as fascinating Second Life locations.

And there’s even a little fore-warning of the coming of mesh, with what was a very rare occurrence in those days – the appearance of a Linden on the show!

Again, many places in this show have vanished – but there are a few you can visit!

Places to Visit:
Insilico: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/INSILICO/36/181/523
The Golden Oriole: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Verdigris/66/43/71

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from Wildstar Beaumont's archive
from Wildstar Beaumont’s archive

Join Designing Worlds today, Monday 6th March, as we take the second of a series of peeks into the past of Designing Worlds – and Second Life!

You can see the show here, or on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/254913585.

Or you can join us for our Watch Party in the beautiful Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams, where we’ll be discussing our peep into the past – and our own Second Life memories.

In today’s episode we’ll be helped by Marianne McCann, Second Life historian, who will share with us some of the features that arrived and frictions that enraged the residents of Second Life in those years, and by Wildstar Beaumont who has ransacked his photo archive for us!

Saffia talks Second Life History with Marianne McCann
Saffia talks Second Life History with Marianne McCann

And you’ll have a chance to see extracts from those early shows, including our very first visit to the Home and Garden Expo, a glimpse of the 2008 Relay for Life builds, our very first Babbage show … and much more!

Discussion deep underground in New Babbage
Discussion deep underground in New Babbage

And we end with one of the most moving regions we have ever visited … and it’s still there!

Places to visit featured on today’s show:
Most of these have gone, but you can still visit New Babbage (although you’d be wise NOT to explore any tunnels that run under Clockhaven)
1st World War Poetry Archive

1st World War Poetry Archive
1st World War Poetry Archive

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