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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont in Octoberville

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont in Octoberville

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – with a spooky tale in a very spooky location (Octoberville!) – is now on the web!

We start by talking to Cherub Spectre and Master Kaos, the owners of Octoberville, who tell us all about the wonderfully spooky – and hugely popular – region they create for one month every year to celebrate Halloween. We explore Octoberville and learn something of its history – with roots in the real world, as well as its developments in Second Life. And we find out all about the amazing community that has grown up around it.

There’s still time to visit as Octoberville will be open till 5th November!

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In the second Part of the show, we have a spooky tale for Halloween (filmed largely in Octoberville). It’s the famous story by Washington Irving – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted especially for the show by Caledonia Skytower.

You can also view the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a standalone tale here.

Enjoy – and have a Happy Halloween!

 

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Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 30th October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for a spooky tale in a very spooky location – Octoberville!

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We start by talking to Cherub Spectre and Master Kaos, the owners of Octoberville, who tell us all about the wonderfully spooky – and hugely popular – region they create for one month every year to celebrate Halloween. We explore Octoberville and learn something of its history – with roots in the real world, as well as its developments in Second Life. And we find out all about the amazing community that has grown up around it.

There’s still time to visit as Octoberville will be open till early November!

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then, in the second Part of the show, we have a spooky tale for Halloween (filmed largely in Octoberville). It’s the famous story by Washington Irving – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapted especially for the show by Caledonia Skytower.

It all makes for a really wonderfully haunting Halloween show, so do come and join us at 2pm!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont in Octoberville

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont in Octoberville

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.

Find Out More:
Octoberville
in Second Life: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Topaz/236/87/37
Octoberville website: www.octoberville.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Octoberville/
Twitter: twitter.com/octoberville
Flickr: flickr.com/groups/4091016@N25/

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
CREDITS
Read by (in order of appearance)
Aisling Sinclair
Mavromichali Szondi
Aquaglo
Damien Vectoscope
Caledonia Skytower
Corwyn Allen

Still Photography
Wildstar Beaumont

Photocast
Ichabod Crane – Mavromichali Szondi
Brom Bones – Damien Vectoscope
Katrina Van Tasse – Evelyn Held

With
Alexandra Soderberg, Mikolish Orion, Lasairfion Silverstar, Caledonia Skytower and Saffia Widdershins

Horses by Elite Equestrian
Horse Handler – Honey Heart
Gunpowder – Cherry Lastchance
Headless Horseman’s Horse – Mystic Midnight

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we travel out of Second Life to visit the Inworldz grid, and discover non profit activities that are happening there – is now on the web!

Inworldz is one of the ‘walled garden’ alternative grids, which are based on the technology of Second Life, although many – like Inworldz – have developed their own alternatives to some of Second Life’s developments. But the ‘walled garden’ grids are different from the Open Grid and other associated grids like the Canada Grid, in that they don’t allow hypergridding – that is jumping from grid to grid.

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we look at some of the nonprofit communities in Inworldz, centred around Hope Island. We talk to Miss Eilidh McCullough and Bain Finch, and take a trip around the Hope Village community. And we also explore Relay for Life of Inworldz which was coming to its fruition the week we were over there.

RFLofIW 2017 - RFL Hope, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

RFLofIW 2017 – RFL Hope, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find Out More:
Inworldz web-site: https://inworldz.com/
Hope Village (you will need to be on the Inworldz grid to access this link): http://places.inworldz.com/Hope/161/165/22

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 23rd October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we will be travelling out of Second Life to visit the Inworldz grid, and discover non profit activities that are happening there.

Inworldz is one of the ‘walled garden’ alternative grids, which are based on the technology of Second Life, although many – like Inworldz – have developed their own alternatives to some of Second Life’s developments. But the ‘walled garden’ grids are different from the Open Grid and other associated grids like the Canada Grid, in that they don’t allow hypergridding – that is jumping from grid to grid.

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The advantage of the walled garden grids is that they offer the ability for creators to sell their work, and a measure of protection from copyright theft, and also, usually, at a cheaper price for land than Second Life. The downside is that for these grids to be sustainable, they need to attract a certain level of creators and residents – and that can be hard. But Inworldz is a grid that has succeeded better than most, not just in attracting residents but – and this seems to be the secret of successful grids – in building communities. Tinies, dinkies and elves all have strong communities here – and there are opportunities for ordinary human avatars – and creators too!

Hope Lodge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Lodge, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we look at some of the nonprofit communities in Inworldz, centred around Hope Island. We talk to Miss Eilidh McCullough and Bain Finch, and take a trip around the Hope Village community. And we also explore Relay for Life of Inworldz which was coming to its fruition the week we were over there.

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

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Hope Village, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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.

Find Out More:
Inworldz web-site: https://inworldz.com/
Hope Village (you will need to be on the Inworldz grid to access this link): http://places.inworldz.com/Hope/161/165/22

RFLofIW 2017 - RFL Advocacy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

RFLofIW 2017 – RFL Advocacy, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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

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/

 

 

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!