Irrespective of where you are around the globe, in our minds we all know that the holiday season has just begun. The symmetrical snow flakes falling on the Christmas tree reminds us that it is time for warm celebrations and to give gifts. Children wait eagerly for presents while elders wait for the family gatherings. Peace, white and warmth seem to surround us. One of Second Life’s ways of celebrating the lavish holiday season is with the Christmas Expo supporting the Relay for Life.
What is Relay for Life?
It is a nationwide program supported by American Cancer Society. Around 4 million people have come forward to donate funds for the treatment of patients and continued research for a cure . The society gives awards to people who donate their support.
The Cancer Survivors Group in Second Life was formed in 2006 to walk the first “survivor lap” at the second annual Relay for Life in SL. Since then, they have the honor of walking the opening lap. The Event Chair is Nikki Mathieson and the Event Co-Chairs are Dwen Dooley, himself a cancer survivor, and Serina Juran. Click here for more information on History of RFL in Second Life. This is the third annual Christmas Expo, which is spread over 4 sims for 10 days backed by gold, silver, event and sim sponsors.
What would you see at the Christmas Expo, 2013?
The RFL 2013 Christmas Expo is presented with the theme of Victorian Village. This village square covers 4 sims, with 82 exhibitors. The best way to explore such a vast place is by opening the map. With live entertainment at the stage on the sim of Wonder, or the theater and Santa on the sim of Hope, a tree lot on the sim of Peace, and Ice Skating and Builder’s Brewery Classes on the sim of Joy; the Expo will offer you fruits of festivities. The line up of events is possible because of the support of sponsors: Black Tulip, DaD Designs, LivGlam and PurpleMoon Creations and event sponsors: Dysfunctional Designs, Potomac Signature Homes, the House of Avro, and Bentley Homes.
In addition to the 4-sim village, there is a separate group of sims hosting the breedable fair. Also being held in conjunction with the Expo are the avi choice awards, Couture raffle, other raffles and auctions, a hunt for bells with free gifts, naughty and nice giveaway prizes, music, happy dances and formal balls.
SL Breedables Magic of Christmas Fair
The fair opened on 1st and will continue till December 15th,2013. This year’s RFL Breedable Collectors Auction presents one-of-a-kind items from the biggest names. All proceeds of the auction will benefit RFL. Over 30 exhibitors are participating. Click here to get the list.
Follow this link to visit in-world.
There will a Silent Auction from December 3rd to December 7th, 2013.The highest bid will be the starting bid for the Live Auction on Sunday December 8th, 2013. The Live Auction will be streaming live across Second Life. Apart from the auction, there will be entertainment shows.
Breedable Fair Music Schedule (SLT)
Avi Choice Awards
The Avi Choice awards is an annual awards presentation recognizing people with talent in Second Life. The rewarded people are nominated and voted for by residents. In the last two years, over 65,000 people voted. The awards ceremony will be held on December 15th at 3:00 PM SLT. It is a formal/black tie event. It is sponsored by Sweethearts Jazz Club, who have contributed 2.4 million lindens to charities like Creations for Parkinson’s, the Alzheimer Association and Relay for Life. If you wish to attend the function you probably should purchase the tickets as soon as possible.
- Balcony and Silver Level Floor = 200L$
- Gold Level Floor = 250L$
Buy tickets here. Vote here for your favorite designer, creator, photographer, etc .
There are four categories:
The well known personality Frolic Mills, CEO of BOSL (The Best of Second Life Magazine) and CEO of Miss Virtual World Academy, continues to be generous by donating the Miss Virtual World Couture to the Christmas Expo Raffle. A total of 62 designs have been donated by models on behalf of the designers.
Holiday of Hope Ball
The annual formal ball will expand on the Victorian theme. It will be held in celebration of hope on December 14th, 2013 at 4:00 PM SLT. Trader Whiplash and Nuala Maracas will be streaming the music for attendees to dance.
Yes, you read it right. There would be theater play on December 11th, 2013 at 4:00 PM SLT and December 12th, 2013 at 12:00PM and 2:00PM SLT. The play is produced by The Quill & Quarrel. They have entertained over 600 people with 31 performances and have a published a book called, “In-world is Our Stage.”
Margaret Edson, the playwright says “The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It’s about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It’s about compassion, but it shows insensitivity.” The play will be performed through text, voice and act.
- Morning shift 7:00 AM to 12:00 NOON SLT
- Afternoon shift 12:00 NOON to 9:00 PM SLT.
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|15th||Expo closes @10am|
Hope you enjoy the upcoming week and, at the same time, help give hope to our fellow human beings. You can post your pictures at the official flicker group Christmas expo, 2013.