HALLOWEEN IS COMING
We hope your favourite way of exploring the Grid is in pursuit of our passport stamps, using the GOTG (Gazette Online Travel Guide) or StaFi (Stamp Finder HUD). Not everywhere issues a stamp though and many residents of SL rely largely on the Destination Guide to find out what's going on.
Most of us go right to it in the viewer, rather than visiting the website. It's found in the WORLD menu or by clicking the icon shown below (in Firestorm).
We always check out the EDITORS' PICKS section. The guide's editors see every location that's submitted so their suggestions are well-informed and usually good.
Their picks at the moment predictably have a Halloween flavour. Our American friends seem to love this creepy holiday. Conversations around the Grid are currently dominated by residents discussing plans for ghoulish redecoration of their homes and creepy costumes they're going to wear.
Interestingly, the wearing of costumes on Halloween was originally a safety measure. It was believed that the souls of the dead wandered the Earth until All Saints' Day. Therefore, the night before – All Hallows Eve – was their last chance for vengeance on living enemies. So people wore disguises to avoid being recognised by ghosts with grudges!
If Halloween is your thing, why not get into the seasonal mood by putting on your spookiest costumes and checking out the Destination Guide to find your favourite haunts?
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
|If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'll be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.
... Pookanthimbusille's Impervectly Pervect Fantasy Home
A tavern whose theme is loosely based around Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures novels
... Zombi Boo Ghoul's Boo Gallery and Cafe Newbrooke Modern Home
Small Art Gallery and cafe, Some games, fine art, and espresso
The BBB is looking for an all-round Man/Girl/Droid Friday to assist Amanda with organising events, rallies and entertainments as well as helping with stamp design and stamp terminal production as needed. This is a role that will involve a lot of personal contact with our users. We offer long hours, no pay and regular 1,000% pay increases!
Please apply to our CEO Jezebel Bailey (Bel).
Impervectly Pervect is a tavern in Fantasseria's Retief region loosely based on Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures novels. All are welcome here for music, dancing, and camaraderie.
The collective noun for a group of butterflies is a kaleidoscope and that's the reason for the name of the next location on the private island of Pebble Isle: the Kaleidoscope Monarch Education Project. Follow the nature hike to learn about the importance of this beautiful butterfly and its wintering grounds.
Second Life® founder Philip Linden is famously a enthusiast for the Burning Man event in RL. Perhaps that's unsurprising as at Burning Man, as in SL itself, the participants design and build all the art, activities, and events.
BURN2 is the first sanctioned Burning Man regional in the virtual world. Burning Man has always had a presence in Second Life since its beginning. BURN2 occupies a region in Second Life year-round called Deep Hole, with extra regions added to their virtual space during special events. It is run by a group that includes people involved directly with Burning Man, along with seasoned Second Life programmers and digital artists with a genuine interest in Burning Man.
The particular event for which this stamp is issued is the Burn2 Animalia Fall Event and runs from October 6-15.
Baking Bunny Tea Room in the Mieville region is a quaint tea shoppe of the old-fashioned style that commands archaic spelling! What with all the bunny involvement, there's definitely a Beatrix Potter vibe going on.
Walden Walk in the Blue Moon region's Botanical Holiday Home & Garden is a reference to Thoreau's Walden - or Life in the Woods. There are milestones around this SL version of Walden Pond. Touch them as you explore to receive a note card with a quote from the book.
Cara's Crab Shack in the mainland region of Swansea bills itself as an Interactive Dock and Dine, XeoLife compatible, roleplay restaurant where you can meet for a casual fish dinner, tend bar, cook, fish or enjoy a boat ride down the river.
Boo's Gallery and Café in Bellisseria's Newbrooke area Coin Toss region is a small art gallery with some games and a café.
At time of publication this stamp terminal was still not deployed.
|Kaleidoscope-Monarch Education Project PE
October 6 - 15
|Baking Bunny Tea Room PE
|Walden Walk PE
|Cara's Crab Shack ML
|Boo Gallery and Café BE