Honorary Ambassadors | The Social Event of the Bellisseria Season | Mainland train passport tours | New Stamp Locations
We are about to recruit Bellisserian Honorary Ambassadors to the Mainland continents of Sansara, Satori, Nautilus, Gaeta, Corsica, Heterocera, and Jeogeot. We will be opening embassies on each continent Soon®. The first will be on Corsica.
The role of Honorary Ambassador will be an interesting and fun annual appointment. It's official only insofar as it's sanctioned by the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy, which is responsible for running the embassies. The role is open to all current Bellisserian residents.
If not already holders of a Bellisserian passport, Hon. Ambassadors will need to apply on appointment. A special diplomatic passport will be issued in due course.
Each Hon. Ambassador will have access to the Ambassador's Office in their embassy, which will double as a Function Room. They will represent and advocate for Bellisseria on the relevant continent. They'll be expected to get close to local residents and also to become their advocate within Bellisseria.
For example if that continent has an established railroad system they might want to join all the local and SL-wide Rail Groups to raise their profile. All embassies are accessible either by road or rail.
Hon. Ambassadors will be expected to organise an official event at least once every two months. This might, for example, be a 'grand ball' in the Embassy Function Room, or an accompanied tour of the continent. The frequency and type of events will be up to them. This is a new role, and they will have the the opportunity to develop it in their own style – as long as they represent Bellisseria in a good light.
Ambassadors will be appointed by, but not employees of, the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy as they need some level of independence. However they will have the full support of the BBB both in spirit and action. We will help with publicity for events and provide support where resources permit.
The salary is identical to that of all BBB staff, i.e. zero! However we can promise a one hundred per cent pay rise every month!! This should be a fun role for residents who enjoy networking and want to know SL better. Hon. Ambassadors will get the opportunity to dress up, look important, and have a groovy title!
Seriously though, if you are interested in becoming an Hon Ambassador for Bellisseria, watch for announcements in the BBBug Group and here at the BBB Gazette.
Article and photo by Boo Rojyo, Founder & CEO of the BBB
Article by Prudence Anton. Photos by Sinful Galaga.
MAINLAND TRAIN PASSPORT TOURS COMING SOON
At long last, the Heterocera Mainline SLRR track will have a BBB Passport touring leg going through it. It will cover a stretch of about one-quarter to one-third of it, from NorTon John's Biker Bar in Sweet Bay all the way up to SwiftWater Valley in Concinna.
There are 5 stamps to collect in all, and they are evenly spread out, so there will be little chance for boredom, as we pass through the quasi-industrial southwest area, up to the more remote parts of the region.
All of this in an attempt to recognize what Second Life residents have presented for public consumption on the SL Mainland.
Incidentally, the Heterocera SLRR main line is the longest stretch of railroad in Second Life. Stay tuned to the Gazette and the BBBug for more details.
Article and photo by Cranston Yordstorm
NEW STAMP LOCATIONS
You have just one day to collect the first of this week's new stamps. It's a special event stamp for the wedding described in our lead article. This stamp is so ephemeral, it's never even going to make it into the Online Travel Guide! It is available today only so don't miss it. There is no SLURL here as the region will not be released until the wedding starts, so monitor your Bellisseria Groups for the location!
We have a new art gallery / studio in Bellisseria – Shakti Studio. Shakti Adored is an American photographer, acrylic and digital painter. If you'd like to visit more art galleries in Bellisseria, there's a useful guide here – including some that (shame!) don't offer visa stamps to visitors.
The two new LDPW locations this week, where our beloved Moles have placed stamp terminals on public land, are at Libestus Pier and Seven Chickens Bridge.
[As always, please click on photos and stamp images to see full-sized versions]
Wedding of Riot Hax & Kalia Anatine
|Seven Chickens Bridge|