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Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we where we meet the three people behind the Blogger and Vlogger Network (BVN) – Del Flower, Kess Crystal and Trouble Dethly and learn all about their work. – is now on the web!

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.

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!

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Blogger and Vlogger Network Headquarters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And here’s a full list of Bloggie winners, together with details of their prizes!

Best Accessories Blogger
ηίмσє (nimoe.constantine)
Prize: 5000L gift card from MINIMAL

Best Hair Blogger
Volupturaptor Perl
Prize: 5000L gift card from Stealthic Hairstyles

Best Shoe Blogger
Volupturaptor Perl
Prize: 5000L cash gift from MainstoreSL

Best Pose Blogger
ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴠ. ʏᴜɪᴛᴢᴀ (jacquesvalentine)
Prize: 5000L gift card from GingerFish

Best Home and Garden Blogger
Wendz Tempest
Prize: 5000L gift card from Apple Fall

Best Kids Blogger
Skippy Beresford
Prize: 5000L gift card from Tiny Trinkets

Best Roleplay Blogger
Skippy Beresford
Prize: 5000L gift card from Wicca’s Wardrobe

Best Urban Blogger
Volupturaptor Perl
Prize: 5000L gift card from ::GABRIEL::

Best Destination Blogger
Strawberry Singh
Prize: 5000L gift card from floorplan.

Unboxing Vlogger of the Year
Strawberry Singh
Prize: 5000L merchandise credit from Blueberry

BVN Member of the Year
Alicia Noelle Zanzibar (alicia.chenaux)
Prize: 5000L cash gift from the Blogger and Vlogger Network (BVN)

BVN Founders Award
Iɴdια Aмαrι Eɴzo (indiaamari)
Prize: 5000L cash gift from the Blogger and Vlogger Network (BVN)

Best Humorous Blogger
Skippy Beresford
Prize: 5000L gift card from -RC- Cluster

Best Tutorial Blogger
Strawberry Singh
Prize: 5000L gift card from Jian

Best News Blogger
Strawberry Singh
Prize: 5000L gift card from Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery & 68 Main ~ The Event

Best Narrative Blogger
Strawberry Singh
Prize: 5000L merchandise credit from Seven Emporium

Best Flickr-Only Blogger
Skippy Beresford
Prize: 5000L gift card from Drunk Panda

Best New Blogger
Grace Sixpence
Prize: 5000L gift card from unKindness

Most Improved Blogger
Starr Ghost
Prize: 5000L gift card from Serenity Style

Best Blogger Manager (for creators and brands)
Hikaru Enimo | Gabriel, Gizza, RealEvil
Prize: 5000L gift card from Fancy Decor

Best Blogger Manager (for events)
JIM (celeste.forwzy) | Collabor88, The Arcade
Prize: 5000L cash gift from Seraphim

Best Male Fashion Blogger
xxStanxx (xxstanilasxx)
Prize: Spotlight feature in ECLIPSE Magazine

Best Female Fashion Blogger
JIM (celeste.forwzy)
Prize: Spotlight feature in ECLIPSE Magazine

Blogger or Vlogger of the Year (overall)
Miaa Rebane
Prize: Cover story in ECLIPSE Magazine

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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!

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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!

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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:

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Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The first show of the new season (Season 25) of Designing Worlds – where we look back to the Relay for Life of Second Life Weekend held in July – is now on the web!

The Relay for Life weekend is the pinnacle of the annual campaigning for Relay for Life of Second Life, with the track running around amazing builds created by the organising committee, and past the stunning campsites created by the individual teams. We share builds that were beautiful and builds that are informative … and builds that are a mixture of both!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we talk to just a few of the many, many people who were involved. It all makes for an amazing start to our new season!

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Relay for Life Weekend, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The final show of the current season (Season 24) of Designing Worlds – where we visit the special Second Life educational establishment that teaches you all about building (and much more) in Second Life – Builders Brewery – is now on the web!

We visit the Brewery with the owner Sensuous (Sen) Maximus who explains something of the history of the Brewery, and also the different elements on offer, including stores stocking materials for building, a sandbox and a terraforming area. We visit classrooms and Saffia actually attempts a class and discovers how to build a special summery creation!

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to Yen Verhoeven who is carrying out research for her Ph.D thesis on Virtual Learning: An Application of Constructivist Grounded Theory to Explore Emergent Learning in Second Life through studying what forms of learning emerge through the practices found at the Builder’s Brewery as part of her work towards developing a virtual theory of learning.

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

More information about Builders Brewery can be found on their website here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/
You’ll find the schedule of their classes here: http://www.buildersbrewery.com/calendar/index.php
And you can visit the Brewery itself here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/128/193/23
More information about Yen Verhoeven’s research here: http://bit.ly/2gWQDTw
A YouTube video about Yen’s work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCrHCWtu194

Builders Brewery - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Builders Brewery – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

As we said, this is the last show in the season, but don’t worry – we will be back with a whole new season in September!

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SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit some of the amazing builds and installations of Second Life’s 14th Birthday celebrations – is now on the web!

We explore some of the open public builds, including the Auditorium and Max’s Mystery Island and of course the amazing Russian fairytale Cake Stage, as well as the Welcome Area, where we speak to Darkstone Aeon and BB Woodford and the Left Stage (The Guardian), where we talk to Walton F. Wainwright.

SL14B: TJ's Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B: TJ’s Magic and the Cake Stage, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also take a look at a small selection at the wealth of the individual installations, including iSkye Silverweb’s Hippie Carnivalesque and Loki Elit’s The Stuff Inside His Head, and we talk to Baron Jiminy and xJessicax Harvy about the Shakespeare Theatre; to Daark Gothly about the installation she created with Dream Wrexen as a Memorial to Ladyslipper Constantine; and to Thoth Jantzen about his installation TJ’s Media Magic.

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

SL14B: the Guardian (the Left Stage), photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sadly, we only have time to show a small sample of what was on display at SL14B, but fortunately Wildstar Beaumont was on hand with his trusty camera to show much, more more!

In addition, you can see the talks Saffia did with Lindens from the Lab at SL14B on the Second Life YouTube channel.

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