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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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Elemaria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Elemaria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode, we pay the second of our two visits to Fantasy Faire 2020 in aid of Relay for Life of Second Life.

DW418 – Fantasy Faire 2020 Part 2 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to Aisling Sinclair, who is in charge of the famous and fabulous Fairelands Quest, and Fantasy Faire Co-Founder and Co-Captain Zander Greene about this year’s Faire, and what the running of an event like the Faire involves.

Lunafae, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Lunafae, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a look around the eighteen regions of the Faire – nine through excursions by Elrik Merlin and his camera, and the other nine through the beautiful photographic images captured by Wildstar Beaumont!

Mistakes Were Made, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mistakes were Made! photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

By the time the Fairelands had faded into the mists, Fantasy Faire 2020 raised the astonishing (and record-breaking) sum of US$75,312!

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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For more about Fantasy Faire, we would urge you to follow the wonderful Fantasy Faire website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Zodiac, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Zodiac, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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FaireChylde at the Isle of Shadows, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

FaireChylde at the Isle of Shadows, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today, Monday June 1st, we are paying the second of our two visits to this year’s Fantasy Faire! Join us at 2pm  when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.

And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Melusina's Depths, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Melusina’s Depths, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Aisling Sinclair, who is in charge of the famous and fabulous Fairelands Quest, and Fantasy Faire Co-Founder and Co-Captain Zander Greene about this year’s Faire, and what the running of an event like the Faire involves. And we take a look around the eighteen regions of the Faire – nine through excursions by Elrik Merlin and his camera, and the other nine through the beautiful photographic images captured by Wildstar Beaumont!

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

By the time the Fairelands had faded into the mists, Fantasy Faire 2020 raised the astonishing (and record-breaking) sum of US$75,312!

Join us at 2pm to see the beauties of the Faire – and relive some memories! It’s a stunning show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Lunafae, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Lunafae, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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For more about Fantasy Faire, we would urge you to follow the wonderful Fantasy Faire website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Zodiac, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Zodiac, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Isle of Shadows, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Isle of Shadows, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We closed out the last season with a look back at Fantasy Faire 2011, and we are opening this season with the first of two visits to this year’s Fantasy Faire!

 

DW417 – Fantasy Faire 2020 Part 1 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

The twelfth annual event of its kind in Second Life, Fantasy Faire 2020 was the biggest yet – and by the end of the Faire in early May the event had raised over US$75,000 for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society to support its international efforts to bring about a world without cancer.

Sirens' Lore, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sirens’ Lore, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to organiser Elizabeth Tinsley and head of operations David Abbot, and we take flythroughs of nine of the eighteen regions created by Second Life’s most brilliant creators. captured by Elrik Merlin and his camera, and the other nine through the beautiful photographic images captured by Wildstar Beaumont!

Heliodor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Heliodor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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For more about Fantasy Faire, we would urge you to follow and explore the wonderful Fantasy Faire website: https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Spirit of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Spirit of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can now see both shows from the Second Life Home and Garden Expo on the web.

At a very difficult time for the world, the Home and Garden Expo raised more than 2,272, 300 Lindens for Relay for Life of Second Life (as of today). That’s approximately 8,900 US dollars.

DW415 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In our second show,In the show, Saffia talks to Mike of Loggin’ Off Homes, one of the organisers of the Expo, and she and Elrik look around some of the amazing exhibits at the Expo, including talking to Cassie Eldamar of Little Big Designs.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We take a look at the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest, which was then in full flow, and we talked to a couple of the decorators, Prokovy Neva of Ravenglass Rentals and Dee of Dictatorshop.

The Competition raised raised 159,288 Lindens – that’s US$615.93 in total!

And you can also still see our first show!

It’s available here:

DW414 – Home & Garden Expo 2020 I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this show, we explore our beautiful Designing Worlds cafe at the Expo, created by undercoverlady.

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Kaerri, the main organiser of the Expo, about the work that goes into the event, and Maxwell Graf, an old friend who’s recently returned to Second Life with a stunning new build.

And we take a ride on the monorail to explore a special selection of Linden Homes. All this, and more – including a selection of Expo photos from the wonderful Wildstar Beaumont.

The Second Life Home and Garden Expo has now ended, but you can still read about it here … and be among the first to find out about next year’s event!

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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All photos by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

In the first episode of our new Season, we pay a visit to the fantastic event of One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020!

Note that this programme includes still images representing violence against women, which some viewers may find upsetting.

DW413 – One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to the organisers of the event (and Saffia was one of them!), Briony, Dawny Daviau, Stevie Basevi and AvaJean Westland.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

Stevie tells us about the vital role of volunteers, while Dawny talks about dance – and we have clips of the various dance acts, and Briony tells us about the amazing music this year. Kess Crystal talks about the special photography installation “I Rise”, and we talk about the Poetry and Prose events organised by Adele Ward.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

We discuss the art installations, and we take a look at these, as well as visit the amazing Heroes’ Pavilion with its contents created and curated by AvaJean.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

And Dawny and Briony talk about the wonderful promotional video, which this year was filmed by Chantal Harvey – and which also has a very special remix version.

To find out more about One Billion Rising in Second Life, visit the website.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

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One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

All photos by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds is back! And in our first episode, we pay a visit to the fantastic event of One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020!

From 2pm today, Monday 2nd March, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

We talk to the organisers of the event (and Saffia was one of them!), Briony, Dawny Daviau, Stevie Basevi and AvaJean Westland. Stevie tells us about the vital role of volunteers, while Dawny talks about dance – and we have clips of the various dance acts, and Briony tells us about the amazing music this year. Kess Crystal talks about the special photography installation “I Rise”, and we talk about the Poetry and Prose events,

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

We discuss the art installations, and we take a look at these, as well as visit the amazing Heroes’ Pavilion with its contents created and curated by AvaJean.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

And Dawny and Briony talk about the wonderful promotional video, which this year was filmed by Chantal Harvey – and which also has a very special remix version.

It’s a very impressive show, so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

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To find out more about One Billion Rising in Second Life, visit the website.

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2020

 

 

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Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Today we visit Nonprofit Commons, the location for a number of not-for-profit organisations in Second Life, and learn about how Nonprofit Commons works, and also look at the projects being undertaken by the individual organisations.

From 2pm today, 11th November, you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Nonprofit Commons: the ampitheatre, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to Buffy Beale who, together with Rhiannon Chatnoir, is one of the people behind Nonprofit Commons, and about her own organisation – Bridges for Women Society, based in British Columbia, which has a location on the Nonprofit Commons estate.

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Bridges for Women, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we talk to the Co-Chair of Nonprofit Commons, Zinnia Zauber of Peninsula College, about the courses she runs for her real life students in her area on Nonprofit Commons and to Namaara MacMoragh, of the Brain Energy Support Team and also the Treasurer of Nonprofit Commons, who shares information about their work – and also her thoughts on nonprofit fundraising in virtual worlds. We also meet up with talkswithmarie (also known as Red!) to talk about her G.I.R.L.S projects, and Dancers Yao who talks about the Elder Voices project and the work they are doing with the United Nations on Lyme Disease.

Elder Voices

Elder Voices

Finally, we leave the Nonprofit Commons estate to visit Virtual Ability, and speak with Gentle Heron. Gentle shares with us the benefits the wider not-for-profit community draw from Nonprofit Commons – they good that they do spreads far and wide not just across the grid, but into real life too.

This is an amazing and important show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Brain Energy Support Team, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Brain Energy Support Team, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

 

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we revisited the fabulous Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend.

DW402 – RFL Weekend 2019 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this episode we explore many of the amazing builds, and talk to organisers and builders, among the Nikki Mathieson and Stingray Raymaker (from the America Cancer Society); MamaP Beerbaum and Trager Alter, who tell us all about Five Days of Relay; Elizabeth Tinsley, who talks about the One Team initiative, and Jenneh Micelf of the team Meli’s Maniacs.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, there is a wonderful photo display from Wildstar Beaumont!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we revisit the fabulous Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The show goes live on Monday 1st July at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode we explore many of the amazing builds, and talk to organisers and builders, among the Nikki Mathieson and Stingray Raymaker (from the America Cancer Society); MamaP Beerbaum and Trager Alter, who tell us all about Five Days of Relay; Elizabeth Tinsley, who talks about the One Team initiative,  and Jenneh Micelf of the team Meli’s Maniacs.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, of course, there will be a wonderful photo display from Wildstar Beaumont!

It all makes for a beautiful  and fascinating show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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You can find out more about the Relay for Life of Second Life here. 

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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