Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Last Days of Two Worthy Events

There are two benefits that have been running in SecondLife during the month of May 2016 that are coming close to their end.

The first event is the Visions of Hope, presented by Hope Haven Heroes, which is a benefit for Relay for Life of SL, and is a silent auction of photographs and sculptures donated by many of the best known artists in SecondLife. 
The event will come to a close on May 30th. 

Go there to donate and/or get your final bids in for the chance to win a work of art. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Take me to the exhibition Visions of Hope (SLurl).

The second event is the "Benefit for Bri", presented by The Starlight Ballroom, which is a benefit to help a young woman to fulfill her dream of one day becoming a teacher. 

To help raise funds several well known and reputable content creators have donated items for sale (some with discount prices) where 100% of the price goes to the fund to support the young womans dream. 

This event closes on May 31st, so you need to get there soon to get to donate and/or buy some of the good stuff.

Picture of the Day - 439

Snapshot - The Trace Too
"Snapshot - The Trace Too" by Johnzones Woodget (John)

If you wish to see more of John's photography, please visit his Flickr photostream by clicking his name under the picture.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Swedish Number

Do you wish to talk with a random Swede about anything you choose? Then you really must try this.


Apparently any random Swede can sign up to be "an ambassador" to take your call simply by downloading an app called "The Swedish Number". I haven't decided yet whether I should sign up or not. I'll let ya'll know if and when I do.

The Swedish Number webpage

The Second Pride Festival 2016

Some people have already asked me, if there will be a Second Pride Festival this year. I have been very happy to reassure them that there will indeed be one this year also.

Invitations to Sponsors and Vendors have already been sent out through the Second Pride Festival group, so to keep yourself informed it is an excellent idea to rejoin that group now (I know some of you have the extremely bad habit of leaving the group after the elections to rejoin again just before the festival. What, with 42 groups you don't have one to spare, huh?)

This is the information of the upcoming event that I have assembled from note cards in the group and information on the SP website.

As many of you perhaps remember the SP board has been struggling throughout the year by being understaffed already from the beginning. The fact that board members have jumped ship after being elected has severely aggravated the problem. So let's all do what we can to help the board out.

Here we go!

Sponsor and Vendor Packages can be purchased here: Second Pride sim - Sponsor & Vendor Packages (SLurl).

Sponsor packages can be purchased from the Sponsor Board across from the landing point. Below is a brief description of the sponsor packages.

Patron Sponsor 100,000L
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website     
  • Column ad with your logo on the website for the 2016-17 year
  • Main page banner on website for the 2016-17 year
  • ALL In world advertising on Main Sim Signage around Festival area, signage on shopping sim
  • Main Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
  • Main stage sponsorship
Diamond Sponsor 20,000L 
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website     
  • In World advertising Main Sim Signage around Festival area
  • Column ad with your logo on the website for the 2016-17 year
  • Main page banner on website for the 2016-17 year
  • Main Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
Ruby Sponsor 10,000 L
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website         
  • Secondary advertising on website during festival
  • Secondary Prime Time Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
Emerald Sponsor 2,500L
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website 
  • Secondary Non-Prime Time Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
  • In world directory listing
To Purchase a Vendor Shop package, follow the signage at the landing point to the South Sim model. Pick a shop you would like and simply pay the Vendor Shop Seller to reserve your shop. (full size shops can be viewed to the east of the landing point). Your Vendor Shop will be available for set up starting June 11th. Below is a brief description of the Vendor Packages

Platinum Vendor 25,000L
  • Prims 300, 400 Sq M .(Interior Dimensions 20 X 20 X 8)
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website         
  • In world directory listing on YOUR shopping sim    
  • In world advertising on YOUR shopping Sim
  • In World advertising on Main Sim.    
  • Column advertising on website throughout the 2014-2015 year
  • Banner ad on the Second Pride Website throughout the 2014-15 year
  • Main Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
  • Secondary Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
Gold Vendor 15,000L
  • Prims 200, 256 Sq M (Interior Dimensions 16 X 16 X 8)
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website        
  • In world directory listing on YOUR shopping sim    
  • In world advertising on YOUR shopping sim    
  • Column advertising on website during festival    
  • Secondary Stage Event with DJ of your choice or provided if needed
Silver Vendor  5,000L
  • Prims 100, 144 Sq M (Interior Dimensions 12 X 12 X 8) 
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website     
  • In world directory listing on YOUR shopping sim
Promo Vendor 2,500L
  • Prims 30, 64 Sq M (Interior dimensions 8 X 8 X 8)
  • Community Directory listing on Second Pride sim and website     

Requirements for stores
  • While not required,  we ask that you consider offering at least one free item at your store  that is of good quality. "Pride special giveaways" helps attract customers, increase traffic in your store, and helps assure that everyone has fun!
  • Please do not rez objects outside your allocated store space. This keeps the walkways free.
  • Do not use heavy scripted objects or rezzers. This is a requirement as many people will be on the sim and less lag is better than lots of lag. Do not use scripts that shout or emote in local chat. We reserve the right to ask you to remove scripts if they interfere with other vendors.
  • This is a moderate Sim. Second Pride is open and welcoming to the entire community. Please use common sense in your store design. Do not use obscene language or offensive images such as  images of sex with minors . Second Pride reserves the right to remove materials that may be in violation of SL Terms of Service.
  • You must stay within your allocated prim count.

Vendor opportunities
Vendor opportunities can help encourage customers to shop and increase traffic to your store. We encourage all vendors to participate in one or more of the following: 
  • Fundraiser Item- Create a fund raiser item that fits the theme of the festival with 100% of the proceeds going to Second Pride. This item will be in a special vendor provided for you and featured in an article in Prism magazine generating more buzz for your store and giving you a way to offer something unique at the event. 
  • Freebie Item- Leave a free gift in a special object at your store. This object will be provided for you to put your free gift inside. It will be advertised in PRISM to look for this object in the stores to collect free gifts.
For both Sponsor and Vendor Packages
Advertising Specifications
If your package includes any inworld or website advertising, please create your ads/logos with the specifications below.  Send your ads with FULL PERMISSIONS to the avatar named Second Pride. If you have any questions, contact Lledge Eames or Viktor Sandman in world.

The following are in pixels with a minimum of 100dpi and should be sent as .jpg:
Logo for column ad for website: 512w x 512h and 1024w x 1024h
Banner ad for website: 900w x 400h
Inworld advertising: 512w x 512h and 1024w x 1024h

Events
If your package includes a main stage or secondary stage event, please contact the Second Pride Events Director in world - Viktor Sandman as quickly as possible. Event times and slots are assigned on a first come - first served basis.

Information
For more information about the 2016 Second Pride Festival, please visit http://second-pride.com

Those with Event packages; our Events Director will be contacting you to arrange your event details.

If at any point you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact one of us.

LLedge Eames, Chairman Second Pride
Viktor Sandman, Secretary Second Pride

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Performer Registration Begins: May 28, 2016, 07:00 SLT.

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By the way, concerning performers and DJ's, I hope that we this year can go back to the tradition that all tips during this event are directed towards Second Pride. But that is just my own not so humble opinion.

Picture of the Day - 438

I wanna drown my sorrow
"I wanna drown my sorrow" by Primo Mio

If you wish to see more of Primo's photography, please visit his Flickr photostream by clicking his name under the picture.

Monday, May 23, 2016