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Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Have you seen our Designing Worlds exploration of Halloween sites on the grid?

Here it is … for your Halloween pleasure …

DW424 Hallowe’en 2020 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We kick off with a visit to Linden Lab’s Portal Park, from where you can join the special Linden Tour – with new extensions this year.

Then it’s on to Bellisseria, to visit a strange new region that’s appeared there – and to meet the inmates of the Millbank Asylum with our guide – Prudence Anton.

Halloween in Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Our next port of call is an extraordinarily detailed experience inspired by the country song, “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” telling the eerie tale of Lucius Clay. We’re joined by the creators, Aleriah and Mathias Laurent, who help us explore the beautifully detailed swamp and its mysterious inhabitants – and they share a few secrets with us too!

Halloween in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Next we visit Haunted Hollow in the company of one of its creator, Honey Heart, which features skeletal horse-riding, Russian folk-tales, the odd Headless Horseman who may lob a pumpkin at you, readings under the Hallowe’en Tree and a rather whimsical tower that’s full of fairytale left-overs under the auspices of its skeleton crew.

The episode ends with a visit to Frightened Pink – a region that combines scariness with fund-raising to fight breast cancer.

Halloween in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Places we visit on the show:
Portal Park – Halloween entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%202/119/77/53
Millbank: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/173/71/23
“The Legend of Wooley Swamp”: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairytale/237/237/21
Haunted Hollow: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Island%20Of%20Joy/241/12/97
Frightened Pink: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westone/116/147/2201

Plus, of course, there’s a slideshow of fabulous images of Hallowe’en across the Grid created by Wildstar Beaumont.

Halloween Portal Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Portal Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Wildstar visited the Linden Halloween Tour (accessed via the Portal Park) and explored beautifully decorated Halloween Homes in Bellisseria. In addition, he visited:

Rosehaven starting point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Laudanum/64/164/23
Darkwood: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Rock/22/13/22

Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In our new episode of Designing Worlds, we visit some of the scary regions you can visit around the Second Life Grid for Hallowe’en 2020.

Join us at 2pm today Monday 26th October for our special Hallowe’en edition when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds. Or join us for our Watch Party in the Designing Worlds studios at 2pm SLT.

Halloween Portal Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Portal Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We kick off with a visit to Linden Lab’s Portal Park, from where you can join the special Linden Tour – with new extensions this year.

Then it’s on to Bellisseria, to visit a strange new region that’s appeared there – and to meet the inmates of the Millbank Asylum with our guide – Prudence Anton.

Our next port of call is an extraordinarily detailed experience inspired by the country song, “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” telling the eerie tale of Lucius Clay. We’re joined by the creators, Aleriah and Mathias Laurent, who help us explore the beautifully detailed swamp and its mysterious inhabitants – and they share a few secrets with us too!

Halloween in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Rosehaven, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Next we visit Haunted Hollow in the company of one of its creator, Honey Heart, which features skeletal horse-riding, Russian folk-tales, the odd Headless Horseman who may lob a pumpkin at you, readings under the Hallowe’en Tree and a rather whimsical tower that’s full of fairytale left-overs under the auspices of its skeleton crew.

The episode ends with a visit to Frightened Pink – a region that combines scariness with fund-raising to fight breast cancer.

Halloween in Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Bellisseria, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Plus, of course, there’s a slideshow of fabulous images of Hallowe’en across the Grid created by Wildstar Beaumont.

It all makes for a great scary show – so do tune in or join us at 2pm SLT at the Watch Party in Garden of Dreams!

Halloween Haunted Tour, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunted Tour, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Places we visit on the show:
Portal Park – Halloween entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%202/119/77/53
Millbank: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/173/71/23
“The Legend of Wooley Swamp”: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fairytale/237/237/21
Haunted Hollow: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Island%20Of%20Joy/241/12/97

Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween in Darkwood, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds have recorded a special show for Halloween – Gifts in the Library – and it’s available on the web!

DW407 – Gifts in the Library – A Hallowe’en Tale from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

You can also see the show on YouTube or on SLArtist.

Tak’s a thief – one of the best pickpockets in Old Bart’s gang in Top Town. It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and young Tak is on the look out for what she can steal. But is she wise to visit the mysterious library? And what will be her her own special experience of Trick Or Treat?

Tak meets the Professor inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak meets the Professor inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Gifts in the Library, a special tale for Halloween, written by Saffia Widdershins.

Readers, in order of appearance:
Saffia Widdershins
Corwyn Allen
Aisling Sinclair
Elrik Merlin

Performers:
Tak was played by Alethea Denimore
Mikey was played by Arvid
Old Bart and the Professor were played by Lambda Actor

Tak and Old Bart, the fence, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak and Old Bart, the fence, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Extras:
The Second Life Cheerleaders Squad
The Urchins of New Babbage
Wildstar Beaumoont

Lambda Actor appears courtesy of the Faireland Players

Old Bart's Den, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Old Bart’s Den, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Locations:
The Looking Glass, Horizon Dreams
– this link takes you to Tak’s Top Town – but don’t forget to visit the store as well!
Street-Rat Den, Jadida Mondrago – this link takes you to Old Bart’s lair, created by Beryl Strifeclaw.
Pandemonium – Aged Dungeon (privately owned) – this link will take you to the rezzer at Pandemonium where you can see – and buy – the dungeon

Many thanks to:
Sharni Azalee
Beryl Strifeclaw
Aisling Sinclair
…and the very patient Extras!

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Still Photography:
Wildstar Beaumont

Videography & Editing:
Elrik Merlin

Music:
Moonlight Liaison by Paul Mottram
Courtesy of Audio Network

Mikey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Mikey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Produced and directed by
Saffia Widdershins

 

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Note for non-US viewers – as the European clocks have gone back, the show will be an hour earlier for non-US viewers (still at 2pm SLT)

Tak makes a dangerous journey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak makes a dangerous journey, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak’s a thief – one of the best pickpockets in Old Bart’s gang in Top Town. It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and young Tak is on the look out for what she can steal. But is she wise to visit the mysterious library?

Tak, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds presents Gifts in the Library, a special tale for Halloween, written by Saffia Widdershins.

The show goes live on Monday 28th October at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel – and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist. And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak spies on the Trick or Treaters, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The tale was filmed largely amongst the mysterious streets and hidden rooms high above The Looking Glass (Horizon Dreams region) – and in other locations in the region too. Additional scenes were shot at Street-Rat Den (Jadida Mondrago) and Pandemonium – Aged Dungeon (privately owned).

The Tale is as mysterious as its setting … join us to discover Tak’s story among the rooftops of The Looking Glass – and learn the secrets of the Gifts in the Library!

Tak looks inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Tak looks inside the Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The show was recorded with the readers Saffia Widdershins, Corwyn Allen, Aisling Sinclair and Elrik Merlin, and features stunning illustrative photographs by Wildstar Beaumont.

Make sure you don’t miss this … ah … spellbinding story by tuning in or joining us at 2pm SLT.

The Mysterious Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Mysterious Library, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 15th October for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for an all-new episode as we visit some popular Halloween locations – and learn about a popular Halloween event!

Linden Portal Park, decorated for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Linden Portal Park, decorated for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Firstly we visit the Linden Portal Park, all decked out for Halloween, to take a look at the always popular Halloween ride created by Linden Lab. And Saffia met Vee Tammas, one of the 2018-2019 Team Diabetes Coordinators, to talk about their special Scare Me Silly event, running from 19th till 27th October.

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then it’s off to the fantastic Octoberville, which has a very special introduction this year, and loads of scary stuff to explore – and an amazing hunt to learn about.

And finally, we visit the beautiful and very scary Maze which is this year’s Halloween location at Calas Galadhon.

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel – or catch it later in the week on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.

For more information on Scare Me Silly and Team Diabetes, visit their website: https://www.teamdiabetessl.org/home
https://www.teamdiabetessl.org/scare-me-silly

To travel to the Linden Halloween Ride, visit the Linden Portal Park and find the right door!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Portal%20Park%202/118/75/53

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Octoberville, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To visit Octoberville, go to: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pixeltrix/188/7/3816
and visit their website to learn more: http://octoberville.com/

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Calas Galadhon Maze, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

To visit the Maze at Calas Galadhon, go to: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ERIADOR/221/76/1
And visit their website to learn more: https://calasgaladhon.com/
https://calasgaladhon.com/maze-2018-calas-halloween-sims/

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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

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The new episode of Designing Worlds –a very special story for Halloween – is now on the web!

Written by Judith Cullen (in Second Life Caledonia Skytower of the Seanchai Library), it’s read by Caledonia herself and Corwyn Allen, together with Saffia and Elrik. With haunting photographs by Wildstar Beaumont, this is a real Halloween treat from us to all our viewers.

A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 31st October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams  –  and a very special story for Halloween!

Written by Caledonia Skytower (of the Seanchai Library), it’s read by Caledonia herself and Corwyn Allen, together with Saffia and Elrik. With haunting photographs by Wildstar Beaumont, this is a real Halloween treat from us to all our viewers.

So join us for today’s show at 2pm – you won’t want to miss it!

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.

And we also have news of a special show coming this Thursday, November 3rd at 2pm – with discussion of an announcement from the Lab that will impact all our Second Lives!

And Patch Linden will be in the Designing Worlds studio after the show on Thursday to discuss the announcement.

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The new episode of the new season of Designing Worlds –as we explore three different stunning locations – each with a very individual take on Halloween – is now on the web – and now we’ll tell you how to get there!

Our first destination offers a collection of beautifully constructed Halloween locations, followed by the Fright Ride to end all Fright Rides! Yes, it’s the special Linden Halloween experience, accessed from the Portal Parks and created by Patch Linden and those amazingly clever Moles – some of whom pop up on the show!

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunts: Linden Portal Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can find the Linden Halloween Experience (with lots of free gifts) here.

Then our second location is a beautifully dark re-interpretation of a classic children’s tale – Neverland. It’s been created by Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith for their gorgeous Calas Galadhon estate, and Ty says it’s his first venture into major fantasy. It’s gorgeous, with little sinister touches, located over two regions. Do go and explore – but perhaps you don’t want to enquire too deeply into what happened to the Lost Boys!

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Start your exploration with a stunning boat ride here – although you’ll need to carry on on foot is you want to reach the final destination – the ballroom!

And our third and final location is a stunning region that draws on a wide variety of horror tropes – can you spot them all?

It’s the Ironwood Hills – a a beautifully spooky region that is available for exploration throughout the year, but currently with some special Halloween touches.

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can begin your exploration of Ironwood Hills here.

So enjoy the show – and don’t forget to visit the places too this Halloween weekend!

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