Fantasy Faire 2013

* * Fantasy Faire 2013, April 20 – 28th * *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society

8592524591_6599ba7f0a_kCelebrating its fifth year, Fantasy Faire 2013 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Saturday April 20 to Sunday April 28, treat yourself to nine days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators come together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets, goodies and exclusive items are available from more than 130 of SL’s top Fantasy Creators, spread across ten stunning sims designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the SL destination guide.

The Fantasy Faire 2013 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: æros avatar, The Arcanum, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Dark Goddess Designs, Dwarfins, Epic Toy Factory, Fallen Gods Inc., Fanavatar & Moonstruck, FATEWear, F_cking Ninjas, The Looking Glass,  L’Uomo, Roawenwood, –= Solarium =–, Spyralle,  T R I D E N T.

Fantasy Faire 2013 will be open to the public April 20 -28 and accessible from the American Cancer Society sim. We welcome you to come and join the story.

For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Tinsley or Zander Greene in SL
or email us at FantasyFaireSL@gmail.com

Are you or a loved one battling cancer?  Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help.  Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-ACS-2345.

Email: FantasyFaireSL@gmail.com
Plurk: fantasyfairesl
Website: http://fantasyfaireSL.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fantasyfairesl/
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

SLurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/127/103/21

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 Press Release

IT TAKES EACH OF US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL OF US.”

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 opens for one week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events – the magnitude of which we guarantee you have never before experienced – beginning Saturday, March 9 at 12:00 p.m. SLT and ending on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. SLT with a colossal closing party!  Our goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE, the world’s (and SL’s) largest non-profit event which supports, promotes awareness, and gives hope to the millions of people around the globe battling the ravages of cancer on a daily basis – the patients, caregivers, families, research teams, and medical professionals at the forefront of the war against this abysmal disease.

For one week we will come together, celebrate life, honor memories, have a lot of fun, and make a difference.  Your jaw will literally drop when you behold architecture inspired by the “Seven Wonders of the World” on NINE Sims designed and built by immensely talented and distinguished SL craftsmen – filled to capacity with art, beauty, color, music, entertainers (including a fire and light show, and fashion shows by SL’s top agencies) that will permeate your senses with the captivating enchantment and breathtaking magic that is FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!

THE COLOSSUS OF RHODESSOME OF THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS:

◊    Well over 550 (and growing) never-before-seen fashion items have been created and donated by literally hundreds of preeminent SL fashion designers.  Style it right and get ready to bulk up your inventory with fashion wear, accessories and the hottest couture that promises to lift your spirit and make you stand out wherever you travel in SL!

◊    Take advantage of 50% off on all John Galliano Inspired Couture fashion items which will be unveiled at the March 16 Galliano Show presented by BLVD Agency.  These discounted items will only be available at half price for 24 hours beginning on March 16 at 12:00 p.m. SLT and ending at 12:00 p.m. SLT on March 17!

◊    Do not miss the numerous Gacha and raffle vendors at the International Plaza.  On March 17, ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen to receive many of the participating designers’ new releases, as well as other gift prizes and surprises – so be sure to buy your tickets early and often for this highly sought-after raffle!

◊    Who will be named the first “SL Top Model?”  The anticipation has rapidly been building over the past several weeks and will culminate with the Grand Finale on March 17 at 9:00 a.m. SLT!

◊    During FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK, you can enter the “Best FFL Photo Contest.”  ONE WINNER will receive items or a gift card from over 40 participating designers! Look for the special information kiosks across all 9 sims and join the FFL Flickr group here:        http://www.flickr.com/groups/2142896@N20/

◊    Join us for a memorable Closing Party on March 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. SLT where we will once again come together and rejoice, commemorate, honor, make merry, and applaud all of our efforts as we say farewell to this year’s FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK.

And so much more – too massive to detail here!  Here is your link (http://thebestofsl.com/ffl2013/) for landmarks, sim descriptions, an up-to-the-minute list of donated items and where to find them, our entertainment schedule, and everything you want and need to know about FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!

One day cancer will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.  Be a part of making that dream a reality.

Join us beginning March 9, at FASHION FOR LIFE 2013!

FASHION FOR LIFE

Executive Team

Press Release: Relay For Life of Second Life Kickoff

2013 RFL 100 Yrs Logo Square Alpha

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life season is ready to launch.  On Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10am SLT, the Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration will be held on 4 special “kickoff” regions bordering the American Cancer Society Island.

More than 107 teams have pre-registered to participate in this year’s Relay For Life fundraising season in Second Life, but there is plenty of room for more.  Anyone who has registered, or is interested in registering a team is encouraged to attend the Kickoff Celebration to learn more about this year’s Relay For Life season.  If you are interested in learning more, contact Gem Sunkiller inworld, or you can join the Relay For Life Volunteers Group, or you can visit www.RelayForLife.org/secondlife.

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life theme matches that of the American Cancer Society’s 2013 campaign: Celebrating 100 Years of Hope.

“2013 marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society.  Our teams voted last year to use this as an opportunity to align with the organization to celebrate the many successes that we’ve had over the last 100 years of fighting cancer…and to re-commit ourselves to doing as much as we can to finish the fight,” says Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society Manager of Digital Platforms.

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life Planning Committee is led by Chairperson, Nikki Mathieson and her two Co-Chairs, Dwen Dooley and Serina Juran.  To view the entire committee, visit www.RelayForLife.org/secondlife.

Relay For Life of Second Life Volunteers have raised more than $1.5 million USD since we began relaying in 2005.

“We come together each March determined to make a difference.  Each July we line 40 sims of virtual track and celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost and re-commit to finish the fight.  Over the past 8 years we have walked more than 8000 miles of virtual track together.  It is the largest, most amazing event in Second Life, bar none,” says Nikki Mathieson.  “We welcome new Relayers, we need you!  We are friends, we are family, we are caregivers, we are survivors.. we are supporters. Come relay with us!  You can do that by forming a team, joining an existing team, becoming a 2013 Sponsor and by joining our group.  Visit our RFL warehouse by teleporting in to the American Cancer Society sim and check out our website for more info. Join with hundreds of incredible Second Life Relay volunteers, all united in this important mission that truly affects us all.  Prepare to be amazed at the awesome work being done right here in SL.  You’ll never forget it!”

Getting involved in Relay is easy, says Serina Juran.

“Grab some of your friends and form a team,” she says. “You’ll meet a lot of fun, hardworking people and also get the satisfaction from helping a worthy cause. Teams can work together to raise funds and often do.”

Throughout the season, there are multi-team events to participate in that draw people from across the grid for exciting fun.

The Kickoff Celebration will showcase improvements made to the fundraising technology, some changes to the season activities, and an opportunity to learn about the American Cancer Society’s mission over the last 100 years.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.  Money raised in Second Life is automatically routed through our volunteers’ accounts and deposited directly into the Relay For Life’s holding account. “This ensures donation integrity while allowing our teams to receive recognition for their fundraising efforts,” says Stingray Raymaker.