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Expo Activity ~ May 22

MtFB Radio takes the airwaves today at The Home Expo.
The radio station designed with the grid flyer in mind. Tune in to live broadcasts or listen to recordings of previous ones.  A nice mix of music that goes well with flying, boating or just about anything you are doing.

They are available to do a live broadcast of your next aviation event.  IM Luke Flywalker to set up a show.

Now available by popular demand 24/7 Music to Fly By parcel media stream sponsored by The SL Aviation Network. Now listen to the awesome mix of tunes from classic rock and country to techno and anything in between anytime on your parcel. Let Luke know if you would like an announcement for your airport, group or aviation event.  Happy to promote your aviation related activities free of charge.

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MtFB Radio is an RFL of SL media partner.


We start our day with 1,419,750L in the monies raised for Relay category.  WooHOOO!  How exciting for us and for RFL of SL.  If you’d like to join in on this year’s fundraising season, you could IM Nikki Mathieson for the official tools and set out kiosks at your mainstore locations.  This year’s RFL of SL theme is, ‘United We Relay’ and we’d love to become united with even more of you!


In the Expo classroom today we’re going to learn how to deal with good ole’  SL lag.  This class is presented by Bluezy Bleac, who is a member of the Firestorm viewer support team.  The class starts at 10 am SLT.


The Art Show @ The Expo!

While traveling through the Expo grounds, be sure to check out this year’s Art Show.  There are many wonderful works of art for sale here.  Thank you to the artists who have graced this event with their talent.


On the Expo Center Stage today!

Make plans at 4pm to come out and dance with us while DJ Nuala Maracas spins those tunes!  Nuala is this year’s Relay For Life chair (her second year) and part of the Event Leadership Team.  Nuala is also a co-owner and longtime DJ on T1 Radio!  Adding to her long list of accomplishments is coordinator of the annual Christmas Expo. Here’s your taxi:


Today at the Home Expo!

Mondays are awesome at the Home, Garden (and BREEDABLES!) Expo!  So much to see and do here.  Seven regions of seriously well done displays.  Today is a good day to just come out and walk around and SHOP, plan your own home design.. and support the amazing cause that is Relay For Life

As of this morning our efforts at this event has raised more than 1.3 million lindens and we are just thrilled.  That goes towards so many important things in the important fight against cancer.  WE ARE SAVING LIVES.  We are helping to educate on the fight that cancer is.  Let’s keep going.  Come out and join us.. we need YOU.  When you’re at the Expo, just north of Home Expo 1 region is the gorgeous American Cancer Society Island.  Visit it and see where some of the lindens we raise go.  The island is there all year round and house many features such as 24/7 support to cancer survivors, caregivers and more.

So, what else is happening at The Expo today, you ask?

Today ends the application process for the Home and Garden Decorating Competition!  Prizes will be announced shortly, but the prize pot currently stands at over L$35,000.  To get an application in go HERE!

Viviana Houston takes the Expo Stage at 1 today!

On the Expo Center Stage today at 1pm we have the INCREDIBLE vocals of Second Life performer, Viviana Houston. If you’ve not heard her sing yet, you really want to come out.

On the same stage at 5pm it’s Show and Tell time! Prim Perfect’s ‘Talks and Discussions‘ series invites the Expo Exhibitor’s to come to the stage and show us what’s new in their line. This has become a very popular part of the Expo series.


At 10 am in the Expo Classroom, today’s instruction is provided by the wonderful DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place Homes & Decor. She will be teaching Building Fundamentals – Sharing/Deeding/Permissions. Seating is limited in the class so come grab yours!


THANK YOU to the fantastic team of BLOGGERS who have been posting about our Expo.  You all just ROCK!  Check out all the posts so far.  Keep em coming, Team  – we love them!

Activities on Day 2 of the Expo!

Today WHIP Radio joins us as we applaud Second Life radio at The Expo! The WHIP will have the air stream on all regions from 9am to 1pm today. THANK YOU for your support of the Expo and Relay, WHIP Radio!

At 2pm today on Expo Stage 2 Alex Mays will kick off the LIVE music.    Bubbles Trinity Ermintrood takes the mic at 3 and KJJeff Kohn wraps up today’s line up starting at 4pm.


Also at 2PM, there’s a great class about how to create machinima given by Petlove Petshop. Pet will be talking about the essentials of creating machinima and videos in Second Life, looking at the stages of production and sharing tups and tricks for a successful machinima.


On the Expo Center Stage, Saffia Widdershins interviews the fabulous Rob Galland of Galland Homes!  This will be a great time with discussion about the many facets of a successful home design business in SL.  This always loved ‘Chat with the Designer’ series featuring Rob Galland begins at 5pm.

the Entertainment Begins!

Damian Carbenell returns to the Expo stage for a RARE and very special performance!

We have an INCREDIBLE line up of activity and entertainment at the Expo today!!!  Here we go – we’re rollin’!!

1pm – The Monarchs present Apparitions! – Be scared.. very scared

2 pm – Prim Perfect’s Designer Talks: Loz Hyde and Ria Bazar – come hear a story that is sure to make you TOTALLY smile!  oh..  let’s just add right here, CONGRATULATIONS Harry and Meghan.  🙂

3pm – Max Kleene takes the LIVE stage

4pm – Damian Carbenell returns for a one show LIVE show

5pm – Satin & Erin

6pm – Jacqueline Luik

7pm – Red Heaven

8pm – Rara Destiny

9pm – ΑяяΑ

10pm – Meeshy

Sponsor Spotlight

photo by Roman Godde



Sandi Glas has been a participant at the Home & Garden Expo for several years now.  She shares with us why she chose to sponsor this year’s Expo.

Q:  Hello! Thank you so much for sponsoring the Home & Garden Expo and for your support of Relay For Life!  Is there a particular reason you chose to sponsor this year?

A:  On a personal level, there is the connection to Relay For Life that I have as someone who has lost my father to cancer and as a survivor myself.  As a builder, the Home & Garden Expo is THE event of the year and an opportunity to have my work seen by more people than would just stumble across my store or my MP listings.

Q:  Have you been involved in other events with Relay For Life of Second Life?  Have you been to a real world Relay?

A:  This is my 7th year at the Expo, having taken part every year since 2011!  Yes, I have taken part in real world, local Relay events dating back to when I was much younger than I am now.

Q:  Tell us what you’re bringing to The Expo this year.  Especially about the items you created for Relay. Any other exclusive items you’re planning to release at the Expo?

A:  I’m bringing two new house designs to Expo this year.  One is a prairie style that, at 64 meters long, is the largest house I’ve ever built.  The other is, of course, a mid-century modern ranch because, well…MCM rocks. Those are two that I know for sure.  Anything else I bring I want to be a surprise to myself.

Q:  When did you first arrive in SL and what brought you to Second Life?

A:  I recently celebrated my 10th rezz day!  Initially, I came because I had read the notorious BusinessWeek article about Second Life and, being in college at the time, thought I might be able to get a paper out of the idea of SL’s virtual economy.  I stayed for the delicious guacamole.

Q:  Can you tell us a bit about how you’ve spent your Second Life, besides building and creating awesome products?  Hobbies, interests.. things you’ve learned along the way ?

A:  Besides building, I own a small, six region estate that keeps me quite busy.  I find that the satisfaction I get from meeting new tenants and providing them a place to build their dream home far outweighs the nagging fear that each month might bring financial ruin. 🙂  I do most of the things everyone else does in SL; I shop, I go to concerts, I shop, I go to dance clubs, I shop, I explore the amazing sims created by people with far more talent than I, I shop, I take part in some decidedly adult activities, and I shop.


Q:  Tell us about more about your SL business?  

A:  Glas Houses was established originally for the sole purpose of allowing me to compete as a pro in the build competitions put on by the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum.  Very much to my surprise, people actually liked and purchased my homes.  FLWVM is, sadly, long gone, but I continue to build houses and people continue to surprise me by purchasing them.  I have since branched off into doing custom designs, which I find delightful because I get to balance the clients ideas of what they want with the urgings of the ghost of Frank Lloyd, who seems to think I should build what I want and the client should shut up.  Frank said that, not me.

Q:   Are you looking forward to Second Life’s new Sansar and will you also set up shop there?  Do you have long-term goals for your business in Second Life, too?

A:   I’m a dinosaur who still prefers to build inworld with prims.  Okay, I have failed miserably when it comes to learning how to use 3D programs.  Also, I have a Mac, so the new gen platform isn’t interested in me.

Q:   Do you want to share a look at your life outside of  SL with us? What do you or did you do for a living? Does your family support your SL aspirations?  

A:    I’m a lawyer, but not the kind you call if you have a DUI or murdered someone or your neck hurts because someone ran into you.  I’m the kind you call if you want to merge your company with another one, or your company might have accidentally covered up disposing of nuclear waste by pumping it into the lake a nearby town gets its drinking water from.  I really don’t talk to my family about second life ever since my college roommates took to calling it “Sandi’s naked slavegirl game”.

Q:   Anything else you’d like us to know about you, or a special mentor, friends or  someone who has really inspired your business?

A:   I’d like to thank all my friends who have been patient with me and encouraged my building over the years, with special mention to Mechelle Oceanlane, Wendy Starfall, Elizzabeth Short, and Claire Sykes for their encouragement, and in the case of Mechelle and Wendy, their patience in teaching me basic building way back when.  I want to remember Frey Bravin and Rosalie Oldrich, both of the FLWVM and both of whom are no longer with us. And, lastly, I want to mention Cain Maven, who is a way better builder than I’ll ever be and still treats me like an equal anyway.


Expo News!

It’s Almost Time for the Expo!

Take a look at the list of fantastic builders and landscapers who have signed up to be part of this year’s Home & Garden Expo and Breedables Fair.  It’s shaping up to be an amazing event, once again, and it’s in support of Relay For Life of Second Life.  TWO spaces left for Expo and a few more than that for the Breedables area! Registrations close May 5th!  Head to this link for more info!


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