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New Year Eve Events in Second Life

Listening to music and having fun at a new years party

Happy New Year to everyone around the virtual worlds! I wanted to write a fast post on some of the special events in Second Life that I think would be fun to attend. There are many events happening today. I’ve found some of the best talent that I know of. There are lot of parties with DJ’s too but I’m looking for the live musicians mostly. Having someone play a live electric guitar or a piano just gives a virtual party that something special. So to anyone who isn’t attending a party in real life you can check out SL for some fun!

  • Tahoma – 12pm to 5pm SLT live music with a big ball drop at the end.
  • KaChing – open mic event starting at 1pm SLT. You can catch some great musicians playing sometimes here.
  • Noxious – A 10 hour party with live DJ’s starting at 2pm SLT with contests too.
  • Fire Island – Hollywood Glam New years eve party all day.
  • Clyde – Big event with live music starting at 6:30pm SLT.
  • Eclectic Dream – live music starting at 7pm SLT with some great musicians playing with a ball drop too.
  • Gannet Island – A magic and special effects show in SL. Something new I’ll probably try to attend starting at 8:30pm SLT.
  • Del Agua – “This Device” band plays at winterland at 10pm SLT with a live performer from japan after.

Christmas 2007 in Second Life

Spending time in Second Life for Christmas

It’s that time of year where we decorate our places for holidays. We also get in the spirit with new clothes for our avatar. This year I did some searches for Christmas places to go in SL. The interesting thing is the regular search for places didn’t give me the results I expected. Most of the places at the top were not about Christmas and even some had mature content. I even made sure it didn’t include mature content in the search and it still gave me them. Then I used the new search under the all tab and searched for Christmas stuff again. I was happy to see exactly the places I was looking for.

Merry Christmas from all of us at VTOR and have a great virtual holiday experience wherever you may go!

Here are some of the interesting places I found:
Using the new search function I found these:
  • Spring City – Really good place with plenty of Christmas items
  • Fortimus – Plenty of trees to get for your place
  • Buyeo – Another place with great Christmas stuff
Here are some Christmas live events for you to enjoy on Xmas eve day and Christmas day:
  • [Experience Island at 118, 22, 27 (slurl)] – religious experience event in Second life with video of a real life special event. All day (Dec 24th)
  • Kona dAlliez – Johnny99 Gumshoe plays live at 1:00pm. (Dec 24th)
  • Kona dAlliez – Andy Glasgow plays a rock show live 2:00pm. (Dec 24th)
  • [Edloe at 128, 114, 68 (slurl)] – Cylindrian Rutabaga sings at 5:00pm with great vocals. (Dec 24th)
  • Tryggvason – Scarlett LaRoux performs some holiday songs at 7:00pm. (Dec 24th)
  • Marimon – A Christmas party in SL at 8:00pm. (Dec 25th)

Halloween Time In Second Life

It’s Halloween time and there are plenty of places in second life to celebrate! First off we will be having a costume contest starting today at 6:36pm. Instead of me listing all the haunted houses I found like last year, I found a really good post listing the best! Check out Elfie’s Second Life Haunted Houses Post for plenty of information on these great places.

I personally liked Autumn Hollow and Octoberville which have the best mystery type games. The story from both of those places are fantastic and really gets you into the mystery finding objects around the sim. If you can’t go to all the haunted places in SL you really should try these out! You can also win prizes. The maze for Autumn Hollow is better this year too! I’ll probably write my own reviews later after I visited all these places.

Shopping in Second Life for Halloween stuff

Here are some places which have great Halloween costumes and avatars for you to try! I’ll be adding more if I find some good places.

  1. SiniStyle [SiniStyle at 56, 240, 24 (slurl)] – I love the different costumes at this store. Very gory and scary which will scare anybody I am sure! This store is even better this year now with lot of fun areas to fit in with Halloween!
  2. [Costume Depo at 31, 114, 131 (slurl)] – Plenty of costumes for you try and wear for your Halloween parties!
  3. B dazzled Island – Nice costumes for the ladies and some extra Halloween items to buy for your own sim!
  4. Liquid Heat Halloween Sim – This place has a great Halloween ride but also has a store with some great stuff to buy. A must visit for costumes and for objects you want for your own sim!

VTOR Halloween Avatar Costume Contest

All ready for Halloween with a pumpkin for decoration

Halloween is just around the corner and VTOR is going to celebrate it with a Halloween Costume Contest in Second Life! The event will take place at our VTOR Headquarters on Tuesday October 30th 2007, 6:36pm SL Time and will end after 66 minutes and 6 seconds. Visit us with your best costume you can make or buy! We’ll have music and dancing for some fun entertainment! First prize L$2,500 Second prize L$500, third prize: $L100.

Contest eligibility details:
  1. VTOR authors and their family ineligible
  2. VTOR authors will judge contestants on event day All judge decisions final.
  3. First avatar to use paid costume/avatar will count in the case of multiple avatars using the same purchased avatar.
  4. One Costume per Avatar. Wear your best costume!

Get your green out in Second Life for St. Patrick’s Day!

Wearing a huge St. Patrick's hat in Second LifeEnjoying events in Second Life on St. Patty's day

Today is St. Patrick’s day and it will be celebrated in Second Life as well as first life. I already went shopping and got a big green hat to wear from Winyah Forest Shoppe [SLURL]. A shirt with “It’s a green thing, you wouldn’t understand” written on it from Sanctuary Shops & Lofts. I am all ready to party with my avatar! There are other places who are selling stuff for this day but most of the wearable stuff are for women of course. If I find any more I’ll add on to this post.

The next thing I have to do is find the fun events so I can have some fun! There are some parties with live singing and dj’s playing irish music. I might attend some of these if I have a chance. If you do a search there are plenty to choose from so I picked some that I will be attending or the ones that look interesting. I am planning on listening and checking out the blarney stone party mostly.

  • 2 day party events in The Blarney Stone Irish Bar [SLURL] starting at 11am SLT. This event has a website at Dublin Virtually Live and can be listened to by pointing your music player to: 66.34.54.162:8000
  • Rave Party in The Munitions at 12pm SLT.
  • Another party in Love Harbor [SLURL] at 12pm SLT.
  • Another party in Sensual Excitement at 1pm SLT.
  • Irish bands in Bubblegum Music Factory at 4pm SLT.

If I find any other good places I will add more later today!