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Gaalthyr, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, Designing Worlds paid a first visit to Fantasy Faire, one of the mega events raising money for Relay for Life of Second Life.

Fantasy Faire closed last week, having raised this year L$25,834,863 ($103,339 USD) by the end of the Faire, its highest total ever.

Doriath, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the first of two shows dedicated to the Faire, we talk to Elizabeth Tinsley, her High Faireness, and then explore ten of the beautiful regions that made up the Fairelands this year, with the aid of Bain Finch, our camera person – and the other ten and some of the fabulous events that were such a feature of the Faire, captured by our photographer, Wildstar Beaumont.

The Clouded Mountain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a stunningly beautiful show – make sure you don’t miss it.

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The Faire is finished now, but you can read more about it here:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

The Chrysalis Gardens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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All images by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday 7th March, Designing Worlds visits the One Billion Rising in Second Life event, which was held on February 14th. This was the tenth year of this 24 hour event of art, music, poetry and dance, which draws attention to to the campaign to end violence against women and girls.

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!

Saffia is one of the organisers of the event, and she talks about the background of One Billion Rising. We also talk to some of the organisers: Briony Writer, who organised the music events (and built the corner parks); Cherryblonde Scribe and Meegan Danitz, who were the dance leads, Adele Ward, who was the Poetry lead; Jenny Anatine, who led the greeters; and AvaJean Westland, who designed and researched the Hall of Heroes (as well as the information kiosks). Saffia, who was the art lead, interviews Daark Gothly about her striking installation.

It makes for a fascinating show that you won’t want to miss, so come to the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams or tune in to watch on the web!

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You can learn more about One Billion Rising in Second Life here: https://onebillionrisingsl.wordpress.com/

You can also find out about the worldwide campaign here: https://www.onebillionrising.org/

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Today, Mon 28th June, Designing Worlds pays the second of two visits to the beautiful campsites and design regions that were created for the Relay Weekend that was the culmination of the 2021 Relay for Life of Second Life.

From 2pm today Monday 5th July 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 begin with an interview with Nuala Maracase, Relay for Life Co-Ordinator, who tells us all about the five days of Hope Fest in the run-up to the Relay Weekend, and we explore the regions that were created for this event. We also talk to Silver Howler, who created the Main Stage, and also the Pursuit for a Cure team site (which we saw on last week’s show when we interviewed Stingray Raymaker).

Then we talk to several people as we explore their campsites – Arizona Ballinger-Whiplash of Relay Rockers, and Melina Furehawk of Heroes Helping Heroes, as well as looking at the Designer Area created by Isabella and Jackson Trig, RFL Win, and – a campsite to delight Saffia’s heart – the mer campsite belonging to Sol Existence.

It makes for a beautiful and fascinating show – so do tune in from 2pm, or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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If you missed Part 1 of this show, you can see it here:

You can learn more about Relay for Life of Second Life here.

All images of Relay for Life Weekend captured by Wildstar Beaumont.

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In the this episode of Designing Worlds, we paid the first of two visits to the beautiful campsites and design regions that were created for the Relay Weekend that was the culmination of the 2021 Relay for Life of Second Life.

We begin with an interview with Stingray Raymaker, Director of the American Cancer Society in Second Life, and the Ambassador to the American Cancer Society, the charity behind Relay for Life. At the Home and Garden Expo, earlier in the year, we talked about his hopes for the 2021 season – and now he tells us whether those hopes were fulfilled!

Then we talk to several teams as we explore their campsites – the One Life team,Grove Country Club Estates, and Dragon’s Nightfall, as well as the beautiful (and unexpectedly colorful) designer region created by Fiona Fei, as well as Latte Stark’s Bixley’s Turnkey Area (and she tells us what a Turnkey Area is!).

You can learn more about Relay for Life of Second Life here.

All images of Relay for Life Weekend captured by Wildstar Beaumont.

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The Seventh Valley, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today Designing Worlds pays the second of two visits to the stunning Fantasy Faire that took place this year from April 22nd till May 12th (thanks to a special extension from Linden Lab).

From 2pm today Monday 24th May 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 at 2pm SLT today!

Ling Xiao Long, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We begin with an interview with Elizabeth Tinsley, the Executive Director Team Captain for Fantasy Faire in the amazing setting of Ling Xiao Long, the region that hosted the Literary and Film Festivals. The Faire this year has raised the astounding total of L$23,794,648 (US$95,178) by the end of the event, and we talk to Elizabeth about how this was being achieved, among other matters.

Somniatoris Arx, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we take a look at some of the wonderful individual Fairelands that formed the environment of this year’s Fantasy Faire.

It makes for a gorgeous show, so do tune in from 2pm, or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

J’adoube, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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For more information about Fantasy Faire 2021, don’t miss the extensive web-site: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Vahalla, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Welcome to the first episode in the new season of Designing Worlds, as we pay the first of two visits to the amazing Fantasy Faire that took place this year from April 22nd till May 12th (thanks to a special extension from Linden Lab).

From 2pm today Monday 17th May 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 at 2pm SLT today!

Featherfall, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Featherfall, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this first show, we talk to Zander Greene, one of the founders and co-ordinators of Fantasy Faire, and learn something about how the Faire this year has raised the astounding total of L$23,794,648 (US$95,178) by the end of the event, and also about how the Faire is organised, with many people coming together to create this fantastic and much-loved event.

Ostara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Ostara, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we take a look at some of the wonderful Fairelands that formed the environment of this year’s Fantasy Faire – which was an especially draconic one – as we hope to show!

It makes for a gorgeous show, so do tune in from 2pm, or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

A'Dracunus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
A’Dracunus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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For more information about Fantasy Faire 2021, don’t miss the extensive web-site: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Peaville Goes Nuts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Peaville Goes Nuts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the most recent episode of Designing Worlds, we paid a second visit to the Home and Garden Expo. The Expo ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

DW432 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Watch the show above, or you can see it on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/529033647

In this show, we explore the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe, in a building created by Danny Bourne, and landscaped and decorated for us by undercoverlady, visit the fun location of Waffleville (created for tiny.dinkie/petite designers and shoppers) with Kaerri Rae, organiser of the Expo, and talk to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Second Life.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also take a look at the Home Decorating Contest, talking to four of the contestants: Prokofy Neva, Terra Tepper, Madison Granger and Corvi Ashdene. Wildstar Beaumont has also supplied one of his wonderful slideshows of the decorated homes too! To find out the results … see this post!

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony, having looked at some of the Talks that Saffia hosted in the Theatre.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds Cafe at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we are paying a second visit to the Home and Garden Expo. The Expo ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 29th March  when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show, we explore the beautiful Designing Worlds cafe, in a building created by Danny Bourne, and landscaped and decorated for us by undercoverlady, visit the fun location of Waffleville (created for tiny.dinkie/petite designers and shoppers) with Kaerri Rae, organiser of the Expo, and talk to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society in Second Life.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we also take a look at the Home Decorating Contest, talking to four of the contestants: Prokofy Neva, Terra Tepper, Madison Granger and Corvi Ashdene. Wildstar Beaumont has also supplied one of his wonderful slideshows of the decorated homes too! To find out the results … see this post!

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Houses in the Decorating Contest at the Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Finally, we take part in the beautiful lantern ceremony.

It makes for a gorgeous show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

And if you missed last week’s show – which was the first part of our visit to the Home and Garden Expo, you can see it here:

DW431 – Home & Garden Expo 2021 – I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

To find out more about the Home and Garden Expo, visit the website: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/ – and discover how you can be part of it next year!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we visit the Home and Garden Expo which ran from 27th February to 21st March, and was a fabulous event with amazing displays of homes and furnishings, gardens and landscaping, and a range of art displays.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 22nd March  when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios in the Garden of Dreams at 2pm SLT.

In this show, we talk to Kaerri, the organiser of the Expo, talk to Danny Bourne or reBourne prefabs, a popular designer who has returned to Second Life after a long hiatus (and who could be seen on last week’s archive show), and see a range of exhibits, talking to some of their designers – Christiana of Needful Prims, silkiss of oobidoo, and Mizou Vavoom of Carpe Diem Design.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also have a whistlestop tour of some of the places that really caught Saffia’s eye as she raced around the Expo very early each morning performing rolling restarts on the regions (or, as she referred to it, taking the regions for their early morning showers!), and, of course, a glorious slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. Finally, we end with the traditional lantern ceremony that marks each day of the Expo – as it has done since 2012.

It makes for a fun-filled and well-packed show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To find out more about the Home and Garden Expo, visit the website: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/ – and discover how you can be part of it next year!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Next week, in Part 2, we’ll be looking at the Designing Worlds cafe, created by undercoverlady, exploring the role of the tinies in their own village of Waffleville, looking at the beautiful houses decorated for the Home Decorating contest (and talking to some of the contestants), and talking to Stingray Raymaker, Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Another show not to miss!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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The Telethon Studio from Treet at RFL 2009

The Telethon Studio from Treet at RFL 2009

This last weekend saw the fantastic Relay for Life of Second Life weekend, the culmination of a wildly successful RFL season. We will be looking at that in more detail on the show in a few weeks … but this week, Monday 8th June at 2pm SLT, we are taking a look back to the builds of the Relay for Life weekend all the way back in 2009!

Unavailable on the web for a number of years, it recently found a home on our new Archive channel (which is full of goodies!).

#051 The Builds of Relay for Life: 21 July 2009 from Saffia Widdershins on Vimeo.

You can watch it on this blog, and you can also see the show on the Designing Worlds Archive Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/371357132. And you can join the special Watch Party (at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The New Babbage Exposition at RFL 2009

The New Babbage Exposition at RFL 2009

And it was a classic year for great builds: from the New Babbage team we saw the exploration of Mars, and an imagining of an Exposition Universalle, based upon that of 1889 in Paris when the Eiffel Tower was first revealed; we visited the Elf Circle, the Wonders of the World region, and we finished at Anatomica, the most amazing region, which combined information and a great interactive learning experience about the physiology of cells and cancer – with a fast and furious game where you got to dress in a red suit for surfing the bloodstream and blast cancer cells yourself!

Anatomica at RFL 2009

Anatomica at RFL 2009

It is a fascinating show – so do come and join us at 2pm at our studio on Garden of Dreams.

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