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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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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/

 

 

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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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The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 9th October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be exploring the beautiful Riviera Estate – and the amazing funfair that is a part of it!

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.

Entrance to the Funfair

Entrance to the Funfair

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 us to the house itself.

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).

The concert area at the Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The concert area at the Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It makes for a lovely 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.

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Riviera Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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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Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams

Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 2nd October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be hosting one of our periodic episodes where we look into the past at some of our previous shows.

The whole team has chosen our favourites 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 have chosen their 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

We also took the opportunity of exploring the grounds of the recently redesigned Garden of Dreams, where, of course, our studio is located!

We think it makes for a great show, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

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.

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

The recently redesigned Garden of Dreams

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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

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 25th September, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, where we will be visiting the amazing Spoonful of Sugar Festival in support of Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières.

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking 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, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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 Octover 1st, so you still have plenty of time to come over and join in!

In addition, there’s a wide range of activities, and a full programme of events – you’ll find all the details on their website!

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival, Autumn 2017. photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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:

It all makes for an amazing start to our new season, so join us at 2pm SLT in the studio.

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.

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