This Week in SL – Week of August 12, 2012

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Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:

Special Upcoming Event:
2012 Burn2 Event: Burn 2 is fast approaching and will take place October 20 to October 28, 2012 in Second Life! This year’s theme is “Fertility” You can now purchase non transferable parcels for Burn 2, 2012!  Just log into Second Life, and tp to the Burning Man sim.  Burn2 is also looking for volunteers! Click here for volunteer information. For more information about Burn 2 in Second Life, please check out their official blog, Facebook, and Twitter sites. For information on the real life Burning Man Celebration, please click here.

Leonardo’s Machines: “Leonardo’s Machines” by Sniper Siemens gives newcomers the opportunity to discover up close the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. See how virtual worlds can join together art, education and architecture at this exhibit, available through August at the MIC – Imagin@rium

2012 Año de los Mayas: Learn about the “year of the Maya” in this Mexican history exhibit, held at the Pabellón de la Cultura in the Instituto Espanol through Aug. 29.

Vintage Fair 2012: Vintage Fair, held through Aug.29, showcases 250+ designer brands with each exploring inspiration from the vintage eras of 1920-1980. There’s also “antique” fashions (pre 1920s). Discover new and exclusive items from every brand while enjoying live music and deejay performances each event day. More information at

Zodiac: Zodiac is a monthly themed discount sales event focused around the 12 signs of the zodiac. Each month, a new group of top SL designers will create a new and exclusive item inspired by the month’s zodiac sign. It all begins in July with LEO, featuring 15 creators through August 17.

The Pink Ribbon Fair: The Pink Ribbon Fair, held Aug. 4-25, is a fashion charity event that aims to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to help the fight against breast cancer. Learn more at

Menstuff & Homestuff Hunts:  Calling all hunt lovers! The team behind one of the biggest hunt brands in SL brings you Homestuff and Menstuff: two hunts for home décor addicts and male fashionistas. There are over 200 designers taking part in both hunts, so happy hunting! Runs August 3 -September 3.

Dragnopia Street Fair: The Dranopia Street Fair event, held Aug 14-19, features a special hidden egg hunt, live concert, costume party…and, of course, dragons! More details at

Transylvania Turns Eight:  Transylvania, Second Life’s oldest vampire community, will celebrate its 8th birthday in true Gothic style with a series of music events, award ceremonies and a lot of partying. Everyone is welcome (not just Vampires and Lycans!) Event held Aug. 10-13. More info at

New London Village’s Summer Festival : This year’s Festival will soon be upon us, taking place from Friday 17th August through to Sunday 19th.  Please contact Kat Kassner or Laredo Lowtide in Second Life, for more information about this event.

You can find more events by checking out the official Second Life Destinations web site or the official Second Life Events’ Calendar, which lists events posted by residents of Second Life and the official Second Life Upcoming Events and Activities forum.

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