Friday 22nd March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the seventh day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo. Is ir really the end of the first week already?

Yes, it is!

The Classroom
The Classroom
Classes

11:00 am – Josain Zsun – Preserving Your Digital Work Presentation
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Main Theatre

Kess Viiperi of the Bloggers and Vloggers Network (and much else besides)
Kess Viiperi of the Bloggers and Vloggers Network (and much else besides)


2pm SLT: Kεss Vιιperι

Kess will be talking about landscape and home blogging, related to her terrific web series – Speed Edits and Top 10 Lists.
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

Robert Galland of Galland Homes
Robert Galland of Galland Homes

 

Friday 22nd March
5pm SLT: Robert Galland
Robert will be talking about Galland Homes and discussing his latest creations.
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony

Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.
Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

The Kent Spring Cottage
The Kent Spring Cottage

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Thursday 21st March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the sixth day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Silent Auction
The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

We are setting up auction boards as we receive objects and/or notecards, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

Come along to view these amazing offers – and place your bids!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Classroom
The Classroom
Classes

10:30 am – DeAnn Dufaux – Using local textures
12:00 noon – Christina Bellamora – Design and Inspiration
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Main Theatre

Talk with Carrie Tatsu poster
Talk with Carrie Tatsu poster


2pm SLT: Carrie Tatsu
Carrie will be talking about the fantastic new release from Zooby’s, her long established store – animesh babies
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.
Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.

Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

Music Theatre
5-7pm: T1 Radio Mixed Bag with Fiz Underwood
Today at the Expo Theatre T1 Radio is bringing DJ Fiz Underwood and his Mixed Bag of Tunes. Get those dancing shoes on and head on over!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Home and Garden Decorating Contest
The winners of the sixteen houses in the Competition are listed here. – and they are now hard at work, planning and decorating their homes.

Home and Garden Decorating Contest - No.8 - The Iolaus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Decorating Contest – No.8 – The Iolaus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Come and see how they are getting on – you will be able to start voting on the results on March 29th!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Linden Homes Preview
And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

Linden Homes: Traditional - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Traditional – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

Wednesday 20th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the fifth day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

The Classroom
The Classroom
Classes

11:00 am – Wolfsong – Building a Working Mailbox
4:00 pm – Eku Zhong – Texturing in Substance Painter
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

Main Theatre - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Main Theatre – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Main Theatre
2pm SLT: Reven Rosca
Reven will be talking about Taking It Easy in Second Life
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Voice

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.
Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

Music Theatre
5-7pm: T1 Radio Rockin Happy Hour with Trader Whiplash

Today at the Expo Theatre it’s time for T1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash who will be playing some Rock n Roll! Trader is co-owner of T1 Radio and longtime volunteer with the Relay For Life of Second Life.
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

The New Linden Homes - previewed at the Expo!
The New Linden Homes – previewed at the Expo!

 

 

The Finalists for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest are …

Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes
Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes

The results for the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest are in and we are proud to announce the finalists!

They will now be building until the end of Thursday 28th March. After that, voting will begin!

We had a huge response to the contest, and a lot of entries – sadly, with only 16 houses to decorate this year, we had to make a selection.

The final group were chosen by a raffle draw made earlier today by Robert Galland, Jasmin Viqueen Morningstar, Cain Maven and Saffia Widdershins, who in turn drew the names for the individual houses to decorate out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

We are sorry to say that that all those who entered haven’t made the finals but we will be setting up a new contest next year, when we hope you’ll feel encouraged to enter again!

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

But now the drum roll ….

FINALISTS

  • House 1: Hayashi Loft by B I G B U L L Y will be decorated by ana1isa (aka Ana)
  • House 2: Del Mar Farmhouse by Redgrave Homes will be decorated by Denise Rowlands
  • House 3: La Casa Blanca by also Known as will be decorated by smallxbig (aka LilCutie)
  • House 4: The Rothko House by Kaerri will be decorated by KharmaObscura (aka TwistedFetische)
  • House 5: The Palomar by Maven Homes will be decorated by Chant Lyric
  • House 6: Casa Miraflores by Spargel & Shine Homes will be decorated by Sarabi2theextreme (aka ڪαЯαßϊ Ğєяαяd ڪt.Cℓαíяє™)
  • House 7: The Treehouse by Loggin’ Off Homes will be decorated by Petals Jinx
  • House 8: Iolaus by Vicious Decay will be decorated by TeylaGrace (aka Tey Murphy)
  • House 9: The Anini by Galland Homes will be decorated by Ava Jhamin
  • House 10: The Stacey by Glas Houses will be decorated by Sabina Valeska
  • House 11: Stone Cottage by Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store will be decorated by DevinVaughn
  • House 12: Kent Spring Cottage by Funky Junk will be decorated by Engelsstaub (aka Staubi Reilig)
  • House 13: Old Savannah Rowe House by Parke Ave. and Posh will be decorated by Kavita Carnell
  • House 14: Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage by Moco Homes will be decorated by Lizzy Gracemount (aka Lizzy Austen)
  • House 15: Villa Sirocco by Culprit will be decorated by Prokofy Neva
  • House 16: Getaway by Painted Pixels will be decorated by willahmina (aka Wιʟʟα Cαʟʟιdoяα)

If any of the houses are unclaimed after 48 hours (by mid-day Thursday SLT) then they will be offered to the reserve candidates, in the order shown here.

The three reserves are:

First reserve: Cameron Messinez
Second reserve: angeleise
Third reserve: Sophie72 Congrejo

If any of the houses are unclaimed after 48 hours (by mid-day Thursday SLT) then they will be offered to the reserve candidates, in the order shown here.

Tuesday 19th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the fourth day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo. And a new strand starts – our Classes!

Classes
As most years before, we will offer various sorts of classes at the Expo. The classes will be related to the Expo’s theme, but wil not be restricted to building.

The Classroom
The Classroom

One of the things that we most enjoy offering at the RFL Home & Garden Expo each year is the schedule of classes for everyone in whatever areas of interest there might be, not only for builders but for the everyday SL resident who just wants to learn how to cope a little easier in this virtual world.

While we do offer classes in simple building projects just for you to have fun with, we also include things from inventory organization, to dealing with lag, to the easiest way to move your furniture around in the living room to digging a hole in your front lawn, and more.

The Classroom
The Classroom

Tuesday, March 19
11:00 am – Bluezy Bleac – Dealing With Lag
1:00 pm – Deyanira Yalin – Jewelry 101

 

Main Theatre

Main Theatre - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Main Theatre – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.
Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

5pm SLT: LozMac
LozMac will be talking about her art, inspirations and chosen media forms
Text

Music Theatre
5-7pm: T1 Radio Rock n Roll Stew with Nuala Maracas

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

Linden Homes: Traditional - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Traditional – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Remember – applications for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest close at midnight SLT today, 18th March

 

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Don’t miss your chance to apply to decorate one of the sixteen beautiful homes forming the Home and Garden Decorating Competition!

Applications close at midnight SLT today, the 18th March.

Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes
Looking towards the Theatre and the Decorating Contest homes

You can read all the details here – and you can apply inworld by posting in one of the blue mailboxes you’ll find close to the houses. or online here: https://goo.gl/forms/facGk3jkQHnfFH1k2

Monday 18th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Today sees the third day of our programme of events at the Home and Garden Expo.

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Have you entered the Home and Gardening Decorating Competition yet? Entries close at the end of TODAY, so you still have time to get yours in!

You can read more about the contest here.
At the Main Theatre:

4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there will be a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.
Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

Main Theatre - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Main Theatre – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

5pm SLT: Ample Clarity
Ample will be telling us all about the evolution of his amazing one prim creations – and how he dedicated the last 9 years to it!
Voice

And finally, have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes?

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The grand display of Second Life's Home & Garden & Breedable creations!