It's that time of year | Inauguration Party at Jeogeot Embassy | Events & Announcements | New Locations
IT''S THAT TIME OF YEAR
As an Englishman, your editor never knew how much Americans love Halloween until he came to SL. They got it from the Irish and Scots who emigrated there, but they've really run with it until it's one of their most-celebrated holidays.
Fortunately, they don't take it very seriously. Indeed they clearly find it fun. SL's Halloween traditions are very much in that weirdly jolly vein.
It's coming up to that time of year again and the grid is already getting spooky. Halloween builds are everywhere and our beloved Moles' contribution to the creepy, eldritch, ominous vibe is already in place at Millbank, which has become a kind of Necrosseria. Why not stop by and give yourself a fright?
Here's an inside tip for you. There's a stamp terminal nearby, which isn't listed in the Gazette Online Travel Guide and doesn't feature on the StaFi HUD. Unless you stumbled upon it by accident, you'll only have it if you've ever taken part in one of our stamp rallies. It won't be easy to find in the stygian gloom of the current lighting at Millbank (the EEP that makes you go "eep!") but it's there.
Whether you collect the elusive stamp or not, there's plenty to see, explore and (not sure if this is the right verb) enjoy. Pick up your free flashlight near the start of the creepy balloon tour and take care out there.
INAUGURATION PARTY AT JEOGEOT EMBASSY
Her Excellency Bel invites you to the Embassy next Tuesday, October 11 for her official inauguration as Honorary Ambassador to Jeogeot. The event begins at 12 noon SLT with the official presentation of the keys to the embassy to the new ambassador, which will be made either by Abnor Mole or Boo Rojyo. A party will follow inside. Bel told the Gazette;
I look forward to introducing the residents of Jeogeot and all their continent has to offer to the residents of Bellisseria (and vice versa). I am excited to be working with the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy again. It has blossomed into even more than I ever imagined it could. The policy was always to bring SL residents, wherever they live, together. With the development of the Embassies we now have that chance!
We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the event. It will be an excellent opportunity for residents without passports to acquire one. If they live on Jeogeot, they can obtain a local passport at the embassy itself and if they're from private estates or don't have a permanent home they can also get a generic SL Passport from the passport terminals there.
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Our very own Amanda, an artist who works on our stamp designs, has two art events this weekend. Today (8th October) she has an exhibition opening at Picara Resort & Spa entitled The Artwork of AmandaT Tamatzui. The party starts at 2pm SLT and music will be provided by Shamrock D. – an excellent singer your Editor highly recommends – and DJ Vivi.
Tomorrow (9th October) the second phase of her massive art installation at the Second Life Endowment for the Arts opens. It's the realisation of a long-cherished vision to allow visitors to walk into (and by taking photographs be part of) her art.
The opening party, with music by DJ Yifu, begins at 12 noon SLT. And of course there are two passport stamps to collect. Amanda being her generous self, there's also a gift hunt. Enjoy!
Everyone in SL loves a sandbox. Even if you have your own land, you don't always have the space or prims available to experiment with new builds or check out the contents of the dark depths of your inventory. The owners of the Milehouse Public Sandbox in Corsica have provided 2048 square metres of space for you to play in and have set auto return to three hours to accommodate larger builds. You can now commemorate your creative achievements during your time there by collecting their new stamp.
You can also now collect a stamp when you visit the Snug Harbor estate on the Blake Sea where you can enjoy weekly live performances, a board walk and public parks.
There are more lighthouses in Second Life® than you can shake a broken mast at, but you don't need to be in distress off a lee shore to find a Bellisserian lighthouse helpful. They indicate the location of key boat rez zones and are useful waypoints when navigating. Your Editor likes to circumnavigate Belli every month or so to check out what our beloved Moles have been up to. He programs all the lighthouses into his navigation HUD so he can pause voyages there and resume them by re-rezzing his boat later.
Kuga Lighthouse is an important Bellissarian landmark. It's a good spot to rez a boat or helicopter to visit the SS Galaxy, the historic cruise ship now anchored off our shores. I wonder if that stately craft will one day have its own passport stamp terminal?
|Milehouse Public Sandbox CA
|Snug Harbor BS|
|Kuga Lighthouse BE|