13 Hour Encore

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The 13 Hour Encore held on Sunday August 4, 2013, was a multi team event to try to get us up and over 400,000 US Dollars for the 2013 Relay season. The event was staged at multiple venues with T1 Radio and RFL live DJs hopping site to site.

There were a ton of challenges. One was to “wipe” the name off the kiosk of the person who just hit that kiosk with their donation. This caused a bit of a frenzy with a lot of chatter in local and Volunteer’s chat!

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The event was sponsored by Relay Rockers. Trader Whiplash says, “it was a perfect example of what has made this season just so amazing… there were people from all different teams.  More than 20 kiosks were rezzed at the various venues. 

The Rockers had a phenominal season..and as the Legacy Team, as we have been called by Relayers, we wanted to do more for the one team that matters…and for all the other teams too! T1’s RFL DJ team stepped up and hit the ball out of the park with great music all day and the venue owners were so generous! It really was a great success!”

A special shout out to Nuala Maracas who put a trememdous amount of energy into organizing the event!!!

Nerd Tunes by Doc

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DJ DOC aka Holocluck Henly

On Saturday, June 22, DJ Doc aka Holocluck Henly of RFL ADvocacy played a special set of NERDTUNES, a mix of scifi and movie music, novelties, parodies, cult favorites and more. The venue was Merciless Ming’s at the SciFi Con. What a great set and we hope Doc will spin more again in the near future!

This was the 6th year of the Second Life SciFi convention with six regions of pure scifi bliss and many many scifi based RFL teams with booths. If you didn’t make it, put the event on your calendar for next year!

Peter Jurasik at SFA Con

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Zander Greene interviews “the voice” of Peter Jurasik

Actor Peter Jurasik, known for roles including Londo Mollari in Babylon 5 and Sid the Snitch in Hill Street Blues,  made a special apprearence at the Science Fiction Alliance Convention (a Relay For Life of Second Life Event) on Sunday, June 23rd. The live audio interview was moderated by Zander Greene, Teams Area Chair for Relay of Life of Second Life and broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio.

Jurasik addressed topics ranging from his work in television and film, the role that Science Fiction and technology play in a global culture, and his own personal reasons for supporting Relay For Life.

 “Peter Jurasik’s incredible talent as an actor creates characters that we feel like we know personally,” says Convention organizer, Ariadne Fall.  “His ability to tell a great story to his fans precedes him.”

 The SFA convention is part of the Relay For Life of Second Life, which so far this year has raised over $280,000 US. The convention brought together a wide range of RPG communities and merchants to raise funds for RFL and to celebrate the creativity, innovation and spirit of community within the genre of Science Fiction.

Home and Garden – post event blog – June 8, 2013

Welcome back, Relay Family!  Today I have a couple of homes to show you that were offered at this years RFL Home and Garden Expo.

CIRCA had two nice skybox-type houses in their vendors, ones that I like to call “starter” homes.  They are simple one or two room structures which will fit on a small piece of property.

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My favorite was the French Persuation (sic), with it’s muted earth tones and garden area in front.  Patio furniture was also available, which I rezzed inside the house.

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Their other house, the Orbit, is a two-story white build with lots and lots of windows.

Dorian‘s home rezzed from a little birdhouse, which was a pretty build all by itself.  The one-story home has four rooms, which I decided were an entry way, living room, bedroom and combination kitchen/dining.  There was also a nice back deck area.

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The inside is done in a soft rose tone, and includes a cute fireplace, which was also their hunt gift.

Separately, a delightful swing was available from Dorian, with multiple couple and single sits.  I found mine easily….perfect for the tired blogger.  I may never leave this swing…..

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Sim 4 was sponsored by Stonewood Homes, so be sure and visit them often.  Tell they Relay sent you.

GO RELAY!!!!!

Home and Garden – post event blog – June 7, 2013

As promised, I am continuing to show readers some of the items that were available to us at the 2013 RFL Home and Garden Expo.  This is both to let you know what is out there and to ask you to support the fine merchants that participated with their donations and time.

Chiana Oh became a favorite of mine during the Expo and hunt.  The Long Pine picture is haunting, and was their hunt gift.  The colorful Futon set won Bain’s heart, and will be placed on our back patio.  It has both single and couple animations.  I crashed a few times, trying to sit, but  think I just forgot to empty my very full cache.

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LaGalleria was already a favorite, and didn’t miss with their items this year.  I didn’t rez the house they had in the vendor, due to size, but it looks lovely.  ImageThe wicker hostess set comes in white or natural, and would look fantastic on any porch.  Bain and I love watching sunsets…imagine sipping ice tea from one of these lovely sets.

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Akaesha Designs had some great cuddle spots with the REAct Hud, including a flower, tree swing and raft.  No matter your home, one would work.  Can’t wait to run by the store and see what else is available.

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So, there you have it.  Check back soon and thank you for reading my posts.  🙂

GO RELAY!!!

Revelry for Relay

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Gabrielle Riel from Radio Riel presented a special edition of her monthly Revelry on Reverie radio show.  She played music from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and we all danced to Early Jazz, Ragtime and other popular music of the time. The event was broadcast on http://music.radioriel.org.

The Aether Chrononauts traveled back in time with the to 1913, the year in which the American Cancer Society was founded.  The event was formal with dresses and suits from the Edwardian era. Cassie, Wildstar, Olde and Gabi planned the stunning event in the Revelry 1913 Ballroom at Rosehaven. It was truly a formal tea for a great cause.

We thank Miss Riel for supporting the Aether Chrononauts and for supporting Relay for Life!

Home and Garden Expo – May 31, 2013

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And, here it is two days later.  Yesterday and today have been very busy RL and SL, but I wanted to get some more information out to you before the Home and Garden Expo closes.

The first is a drop top desk with chair from Park Place, who also sponsors Sim #3.  The chair has his and hers animations for both work and relaxing.

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Park Place also has a set of shelves which look like a fire escape, and probably could be used as such for petites.  Potted plants are also provided in the package (say that three times fast).

Speaking of petites, check out the garden patio available from Meadow Works.

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Meadow Works‘ items came in neat burlap bags, which I almost didn’t open because I liked them so much.  When I finally did, I found a lovely the lovely little garden below, with a ring of flowering plants around a dress model frame.

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Looking at this, I felt inspired to do the same with my old tomato cages in real life, thinking how pretty they would look draped in ivy and surrounded by red salvia.  Meadow Works also offered a lovely garden stone with a bronze texture.

Cobblestone gave us a ladder shelf and *Sunshine* pictures, grouped in two arrangements of four pictures.  They almost sing out the words of “You are my Sunshine” and I had another moment of Louisiana pride, remembering that our former governor, Jimmy Davis, wrote those words for posterity.

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It’s pretty obvious to me that I won’t be able to blog all the vendors prior to Expo closing, but I will continue to blog in support of these fine merchants that donated in support of Relay for Life.  Get to know them, go visit and buy from them in the future.  This is how we Relay!