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New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 25th May for an episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be showing a repeat of our show on one of the best known Dr Who/Timelord roleplay regions of New Gallifrey.

The word “adult” can mean many things – primary is, perhaps, behaving like grown ups. This sometimes seems to be forgotten when Adult is applied to ratings, in film, tv, or games, where Adult is sometimes treated as meaning “extreme sexual and violent content”. And this mis-conception is extended to Second Life regions too.

Well, no. In many cases, Adult means Adults (i.e. grown ups) making the decision that they may, occasionally, want to show a naked image. Or actually use swear words in chat. Or that they don’t actually want to have to worry about these things at all, and using the Adult definition means you don’t have to. You’ve created a place for grown ups.

And such a place is New Gallifrey (as Honour McMillan has pointed out in her article on this issue: http://bit.ly/1JR1T9I – which is well worth a read).

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

This region houses several timelords’ privates Tardises (Tardes, perhaps?) but also the Panopticon, the focal point for the adventures of the Timelords who, after the Time War, found themselves trapped in Second Life. Time travel adapts rather well to Second Life – but in this episode we’ll be concentrating on New Gallifrey itself. The old Panopticon, which we visited way back in 2008 was destroyed as part of a summerlong storyline. Now the new New Gallifrey has emerged, and it really is spectacular.

We are given a guided tour by Sen Pixie, former Lord President of the High Council of New Gallifrey, Kylie Todriya, who in the New Gallifrey multiverse is the Pythia of the Sisterhood of the Jade Dreamers, and also Chancellor of New Gallifrey, and Rowan Thursday, the High Seeress of New Gallifrey and also Sister Dreamweaver to the Pythia. They are also the primary builders of this magnificent edifice, and of the landscape that surrounds it.

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we are given a tour of the darkly stylish Tardis belonging to David Abbot, aka Deimos, head of the Celestial Intervention Agency.

This is a show for everyone who loves good design, the potential for roleplay in Second Life and – of course – the universe of Dr Who! So join us, at 2pm today, to travel once more through time and space.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the AviewTV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit New Gallifrey at:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Gallifrey/186/146/47
(Please note that this is an ADULT region)
Learn more about the roleplay at: New Gallifrey Public Record: https://ngpublicrecord.wordpress.com/

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the sumptuous Angel Manor Estate in the company of its owner and creator, Kaya Angel. – is now on the web.

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The Estate consists of nine regions that contain public areas including the famous Rose Theatre, the Rose Art Gallery, a ballroom, an opera house, a library, and function rooms of many kinds including a fabulous Banqueting Hall. There are residential apartments and some private homes set in the beautiful gardens that surround the central buildings.

The design work is fabulous. The core buildings are reminiscent of a Hapsburg palace; the entrance to the main building reminded me of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the magnificence extends to the rooms within.  The Art Gallery is fascinating; it seems closer to the much-missed Dresden Gallery than to most art galleries in Second Life – and proves unequivocally that there is a place for realism within a virtual world.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We will be exploring some of the main function rooms with Kaya Angel and looking at the techniques and the underlying philosophy that has gone into their creation, looking at the beautiful private apartment belonging to a long term resident, Marcus Lefevre, and exploring the gardens, formal, informal and Japanese!

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit Angel Manor Estates for yourself, or find out more!
Angel Manor Estates: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor/19/185/21
Website: http://www.impl.org.uk

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Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 18th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visiting the sumptuous Angel Manor Estate in the company of its owner and creator, Kaya Angel.

The Estate consists of nine regions that contain public areas including the famous Rose Theatre, the Rose Art Gallery, a ballroom, an opera house, a library, and function rooms of many kinds including a fabulous Banqueting Hall. There are residential apartments and some private homes set in the beautiful gardens that surround the central buildings.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The design work is fabulous. The core buildings are reminiscent of a Hapsburg palace; the entrance to the main building reminded me of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the magnificence extends to the rooms within.  The Art Gallery is fascinating; it seems closer to the much-missed Dresden Gallery than to most art galleries in Second Life – and proves unequivocally that there is a place for realism within a virtual world.

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We will be exploring some of the main function rooms with Kaya Angel and looking at the techniques and the underlying philosophy that has gone into their creation, looking at the beautiful private apartment belonging to a long term resident, Marcus Lefevre, and exploring the gardens, formal, informal and Japanese!

This is a show packed with magnificent beauty – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Angel Manor, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Angel Manor, 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 on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the

SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Angel Manor Estates: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angel%20Manor/19/185/21
Website: http://www.impl.org.uk

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the second of our visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web.

 

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This week, we talk to Zander Greene and Gabrielle Riel who, with Elrik Merlin, were behind Fantasy Faire Radio (and Zander also played a major part in Faire organisation).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Aurora, designed by Beq Janus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Aurora, designed by Beq Janus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also talk to some of the people who were involved in the event: Garnet Psaltery, who was one of the organisers of the Literary Festival; Aelva, who organised the amazing Night Theatre shows (which packed the region every night of the Fire); Stevie Basevi and Belial Darwinian, who were behind the Sanctuary Roleplayers whose roleplay The Trial of Lut ran throughout the Faire, just one of three highly successful roleplays that invited visitors to watch and to interact.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon's Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon’s Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we talk to Corvi Ashdene. owner of The Dark Fae, about what is involved in bringing a store to the Faire.

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Fantasy Faire 2015: Odyssey, designed by Alia Baroque: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Odyssey, designed by Alia Baroque: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 11th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be paying the second of our visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire.

In last week’s show we talked to organisers and developers of the Faire and its different aspects. This week, we’ll be talking to Zander Greene and Gabrielle Riel who, with Elrik Merlin, were behind Fantasy Faire Radio (and Zander also played a major part in Faire organisation).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon's Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poseidon’s Abyss, designed by Haveit Neox: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to some of the people who were involved in the event: Garnet Psaltery, who was one of the organisers of the Literary Festival; Aelva, who organised the amazing Night Theatre shows (which packed the region every night of the Fire); Stevie Basevi and Belial Darwinian, who were behind the Sanctuary Roleplayers whose roleplay The Trial of Lut ran throughout the Faire, just one of three highly successful roleplays that invited visitors to watch and to interact.

And we’ll be talking to Corvi Ashdene. owner of The Dark Fae, about what is involved in bringing a store to the Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015: YoZakura, designed by Nya Alchemy: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: YoZakura, designed by Nya Alchemy: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once again, we have some outrageously beautiful things to show you – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poppetsborough, designed by Luna Barak, Alrunia Ahn and Kyra Reiter: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Poppetsborough, designed by Luna Barak, Alrunia Ahn and Kyra Reiter: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we pay the first of two visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire – is now on the web.

 

 

This beautiful and incredibly popular event – which to date has raised over L$7,911,835 (US$ 31,647) – ended on May 3rd, and you can find out more on the website at: fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

 

Fantasy Faire 2015: Spires of Andolys, designed Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Spires of Andolys, designed Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

We talk to Faire organiser, Elizabeth Tinsley; event sponsor and Literary Festival co-organiser, Judi Newall; Aisling Sinclair, the producer and director of the Hunt; and Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords, the designers of the awesome Spires of Andolys region (which sold for L$370,000 at the Live Auction at the end of Fantasy Faire!).

 

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ravenshold, designed Rynn Verwood: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ravenshold, designed Rynn Verwood: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Fantasy Faire 2015: Ichi-go Ichi-e, designed by Sharni Azalee: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ichi-go Ichi-e, designed by Sharni Azalee: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 4th May for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be pating the first of two visits to the fabulous Fantasy Faire.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Vallacia, designed by Mayah Parx: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Vallacia, designed by Mayah Parx: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

This beautiful and incredibly popular event – which to date has raised over L$7,600,000 ended yesterday – although you will still be able to visit the regions until at least Wednesday. You can find out more on the website at: fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/

Fantasy Faire 2015: Fairelands Junction, designed by Saiyge Lotus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Fairelands Junction, designed by Saiyge Lotus: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to Faire organiser, Elizabeth Tinsley; event sponsor and Literary Festival co-organiser, Judi Newall; Aisling Sinclair, the producer and director of the Hunt; and Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords, the designers of the awesome Spires of Andolys region (which sold for L$370,000 at the Live Auction at the end of Fantasy Faire!).

Fantasy Faire 2015: Spires of Andolys, designed Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Spires of Andolys, designed Jaimy Hancroft and Eowyn Swords: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We have some outrageously beautiful things to show you – so so do join us, at 2pm today!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ravenshold, designed Rynn Verwood: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Fantasy Faire 2015: Ravenshold, designed Rynn Verwood: photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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