.. In Just a Few Short Days …

The 2014 Second Life Home and Garden Expo will open to the public.  The Home and Garden Expo is a fundraising event for Relay For Life of Second Life for benefit of the American Cancer Society.  This year, the Home and Garden Expo will have nine (9) regions full of wonderful items from 90+ creators all for your virtual home and garden.  In preparation of the event, I wanted to give you a sneak peak of the regions and provide some maps to help you get started when the sims open on September 16th!

The 9 regions are all laid out and Fallacy DeCuir has snapped up some awesome shots around the sims:

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So that you can prepare to visit the Expo, take a look at the below maps of each region.  While you will want to visit every sim, these will help you plan your visit wisely!

 

2014 Home and Garden Expo - Master Map

2014 Home and Garden Expo – Master Map

 

Home Expo 1 - Sponsored by Potomac Signature Homes

Home Expo 1 – Sponsored by Potomac Signature Homes

 

Home Expo 2 - Sponsored by Dutchie

Home Expo 2 – Sponsored by Dutchie

 

Home Expo 3 - Sponsored by Roawenwood

Home Expo 3 – Sponsored by Roawenwood

 

Home Expo 4 - Sponsored by Studio Skye

Home Expo 4 – Sponsored by Studio Skye

 

Home Expo 5 - Sponsored by Prim Perfect

Home Expo 5 – Sponsored by Prim Perfect

 

Home Expo 6 - Sponsored by Galland Homes

Home Expo 6 – Sponsored by Galland Homes

 

Home Expo 7 - Sponsored by Meshopotamia

Home Expo 7 – Sponsored by Meshopotamia

 

Home Expo 8 - Sponsored by Maven Homes

Home Expo 8 – Sponsored by Maven Homes

 

Home Expo P - Sponsored by Black Tulip

Home Expo P – Sponsored by Black Tulip

 

 

On September 16th, the 2014 Second Life Home and Garden Expo will open to the public.  If you want to visit any sim, just click on the map of your choice above for the SLURL!   But don’t try before then, because you won’t be able to get in.  Happy Shopping!!

 

For more information, be sure to visit the website where you will find interviews, shopping guides, information about the hunts and other programs:

http://slhomeandgardenexpo.com/

 

For more info about Relay For Life of Second Life, check out these links:

http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/

https://twitter.com/RelayForLife_SL

http://facebook.com/rflofsl

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/relayforlife-sl

 

For more info about Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society, visit these sites:

http://www.cancer.org/

http://www.relayforlife.org/

 

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.. the art of Relay ..

2014 RFL of SL Silent Art Auction

 

 

The 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life Design/Events Division is proud to present a Silent Art Auction to benefit Relay For Life of Second Life. The Auction will feature the work from 20+ wonderful photographers/artists of Second Life and will be held on the Activities Regions during the 2014 Relay For Life event.

The Auction will open to the public on July 19th when the RFL of SL regions open. The Auction will close at 1pm SLT on Sunday, July 20th at which time the winning bidders will be determined based upon the highest bid.  100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life benefiting the American Cancer Society.   Landmarks will be provided closer to the event day.

This Silent Auction takes place during our 2014 Relay For Life event so there will be upwards of 3,000 avatars milling about as they take to the track to experience all the builds along the track.  In addition there will be entertainment on the Activities regions with DJs, Live Musicians, Productions, Snail Races, other Auctions and Raffles, along with Team Merchant Areas.

The SL photographers/artists that plan to participate include:

Awesome Fallen
Blue Six
Bryn Oh
Darys Laine
Domitalia Jinx
Fingol GreyHaven
Hezekiah Jouvenet
Jewell Wirefly
Journey McLaglen
Kayleigh Lavender
Lam Erin
Max Romero
Miles Cantelou
Murdock “Doc” Beningborough
Rhea Choral
Rose Arisen
Sare Ethaniel
Serei Guena
Silvermoon Fairey
Wildstar Beaumont

 

Thank you to all that are participating!!

 

*If you would like to participate and donate a piece to be auctioned for this charity event, please contact Sunshine Zhangsun before July 14th*

.. the building has begun ..

 

 

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The regions were delivered recently for the 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life.  The Build/Design team – Grace Loudon Devin and Sean Devin – were immediately busy setting up the track and preparing the sims for the designers and teams that will be participating for the event.  Grace is our awesome Build Lead and the change in the region/track layout required a lot more work than last year.  She managed it like a pro and got the track laid out and everything moving forward.  We have several designers building some very creative spaces which is always fun to watch.  The RFL of SL Teams, the heart of Relay, were given access to start their campsite builds this week.  All I can say is WOW!

 

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Within 24 hours, there was an amazing amount of building completed, and in 48 hours, even more!  Fuzzball Ortega mentioned that he loved to see the build start-up because it just is so cool to see it from nothing to something amazing.  I agree!  Watching the team builders standing there and creating their space can be inspiring.  Seeing the team’s interpretation of the 2014 theme “A Journey of Promise” is really awesome.  The varied genres make it even more exciting to see.  From futuristic SciFi to the westerny steamy sub-genre of Steam Punk; continuing to the merfolk, elven circles and all of Fantasy; passing to the fun and kid friendly Family groups; crossing to the ancient in Medieval and the historical West; finding the life of Breedables; and carrying on through any number of clubs and groups of friends sharing their own visions…  all volunteers that give so much each year to Relay For Life in Second Life.  We will have 81 teams around the track this year.  We will have representation of all of the 2014 season Mega-Events that have supported RFL of SL.  We have at least 11 wonderfully talented sim designers/builders joining us. And we have 4 audio media partners plus our wonderful video telethon crew!

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The regions will be coming to life and will open to the public on July 19th.  The Opening Ceremony starts at 10am SLT and we will be on the track for the following 24 hours as we CELEBRATE our Survivors and Caregivers; REMEMBER those that are no longer with us; and pledge to FIGHT BACK in our own way against cancer.  We hope that you will walk with us… and continue to support, honor, encourage and give to an amazing event – the 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life – the 10th Anniversary!

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Relay For Life of Second Life is a fund-raising event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

 

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For more information about Relay For Life of Second Life:

website

Facebook

SL wiki

Twitter

For more information about American Cancer Society or Relay For Life, in general:

American Cancer Society

Relay For Life