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One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

For the fifth year, on February 14, 2017, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

One Billion Rising first began in 2013 with the fierce struggle against sexual and physical violence – taking on the advocacy against rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex trafficking that V-Day campaigns over 18 years have been at the forefront of. Over the last five years, as One Billion Rising has grown and the local campaigns deepened, it has also brought in economic violence and the violence of poverty, racial violence, gender violence, violence caused by corruption, occupation and aggression, violence caused by environmental disasters, climate change and environmental plunder, violence impacting women in the context of state sponsored wars, militarization, and the worsening internal and international displacement of millions of people, and violence created by corporate greed, among so many others.

RISE! RESIST! UNITE!

This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.

The Second Life event will feature a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry and dramatic productions, and informational exhibits. A variety of performers will play over the 24-hour period and poetry and dramatic events will be held at different times, enabling people all over the world to attend this virtual event no matter their timezone. The regions will have a General maturity rating to allow all residents an opportunity to participate. Pictures are welcome on the event’s Flickr group.

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you would like to volunteer to support the event, go here to find out how you can join in.

If you would like to report on the event as a member of the press, go here.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness, not to raise funds; however, information about real-world organisations will be available for those wishing to donate.

We will be announcing the sponsors for One Billion Rising shortly. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, go here (please note, as we are not a fundraising event, we have a limited number of sponsorship spaces to cover costs of the 4 regions used for the 24 hours of music, dance, poetry, literature, art installations and shows).

One Billion Rising in Second Life, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2017, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Additional links:
Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Billion-Rising/493344827375934
Our Second Life Group: One Billion Rising
Our Twitter Stream: https://twitter.com/OBRinSL
Our Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2169739@N23/
Main One Billion Rising page: www.onebillionrising.org/

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Winter Citadel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter Citadel, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 18th December, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, as we explore some of the regions that are great places to visit to get you in the holiday mood!

Groenland Kangamiut, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Groenland Kangamiut, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

First of all we take a trip to Groenland Kangamiut, better known to many of you as Greenland, created by Kaelyn Alecto. Then we move on to Banditoswald Citadel, a beautiful winter region created for the season by Andrej, which contains some great rides, skating lakes – and even dragon rides – as Elrik finds out! We should point out, however, that this region is flagged adult as there are some private romantic spots that people can discover.

Dickens Project, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Dickens Project, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we visit The Dickens Project on LEA 7 and talk to the two people behind it – Caledonia Skytower and Aoife Lorefield before we take a super tour of the whole region. Then finally we visit the Linden Winter Wonderland region (accessed through the Portal Park), and talk to Xiola Linden about some of the treats that the region offers (and we try out the snowball fight and the snowboarding course) – and other Linden plans for Christmas, especially Second Life’s annual Holiday Shop & Hop event. It’s a chance to fill your stockings and your shopping bags with clothing, hair, furniture, decor, and more. Event held Dec. 15 to Jan. 1.

Winter Wonderland, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter Wonderland, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And that’s the end of this season – although we have a Designing Worlds session on Monday January 1st 2018 at our usual time of 2pm SLT. Watch this space for more information!

 

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Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

Designing Worlds Christmas Ball 2017

 

The ballroom is decorated, Mr Merlin’s and Ktahdn Vesuvino’s dj rigs are in position, the Raglan Shire carollers are eyeing the mince pies, Oscar the Tookie is ready to greet you – all is prepared for the Designing Worlds’ Christmas Ball.

All that is missing is YOU! Come and join us – 2pm – 5pm SLT, Sunday December 17th 2017.

 

 

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Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – when we visit the fabulous Burn2, the Second Life representation of the famous Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert – is now on the web!

The theme this year was Radical Ritual, and the Burners celebrated that theme amazingly!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia was unwell for the filming of this episode, so Elrik is joined by our old friend Caledonia Skytower. to explore the art and the iconic events that form essential parts of the Festival. We talk to artists and organisers, and we also have footage of the amazing Burns themselves – the Man Burn and the Temple Burn, with extracts from the dances of the Lamplighters.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 6th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we visit the fabulous Burn2, the Second Life representation of the famous Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.

The theme this year was Radical Ritual, and the Burners celebrated that theme amazingly!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saffia was unwell for the filming of this episode, so Elrik is joined by our old friend Caledonia Skytower. to explore the art and the iconic events that form essential parts of the Festival. We talk to artists and organisers, and we also have footage of the amazing Burns themselves – the Man Burn and the Temple Burn, with extracts from the dances of the Lamplighters.

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

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, 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.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Find out more
Burn2 on the web: www.burn2.org/
Burn2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS
The Burning Man Festival in Nevada: https://burningman.org/

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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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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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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