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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!

 

 

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
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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

Sunday 17th March: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

The total raised now stands at 1,512,536 Lindens.

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

At the Main Theatre:

2pm SLT: Show and Tell
A chance for creators to bring in some of their latest (or most loved) creations, and show them off to fellow creators and Expo visitors. These Show and Tell sessions are always fun – and a way of showcasing some remarkable creations!
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Text and Voice

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.

5pm SLT: Chelsea Malibu
Chelsea is going to be talking about that immensely useful tool – AVSitter for Consumers
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
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At the Music Theatre:
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

Have you entered the Home and Gardening Decorating Competition yet? Entries close at the end of March 18th, so you still have time to get yours in!

You can read more about the contest here.

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

 

What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Money raised for Relay for Life of Second Life: 1.4 million Lindens.

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

Lantern Release Ceremony
Lantern Release Ceremony
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.
Inside the Main Theatre
Inside the Main Theatre
5pm SLT: Discussion: Have gachas had their day?

Join us for an open discussion of gachas. Is their popularity on the wane? Have the rumours of exploits discouraged people from playing? Are they a form of gambling or a way of obtaining pretty treats? Come and join the conversation!
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/111/220/33
Text and Voice

The Music Theatre
The Music Theatre

At the Music Theatre:
5pm: Shaye Dezno
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27
6pm: AustinMoores

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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 March 18th, so you still have time to get yours in!

You can read more about the contest here.

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 Home and Garden Expo is now OPEN!

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

The Second Life Home and Garden Expo is now open – and it will stay open until Sunday April 7th.

There are ten regions, packed with stores ranging from small shops in malls to displays of mansions (old and new styles), with stores selling furniture and furnishings, building tools, plants and vegetation and so much more.

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

And then there’s an extra special region – a preview of the NEW Linden Homes!

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

And then there are the breedables (there’ll be an auction of rares).

Plus the entertainment with leading Second Life singers and DJs, classes, talks (details coming shortly),  the popular Home and Garden Decorating Competition, a Hunt and the Lantern Release at 4pm SLT every day.

The Music Theatre

The full Shopping Guide will be available shortly, but in the mean-time, here are your links to the Expo:

Hope 1 – Sponsored by Loggin’ Off Homes
Hope 2 – Sponsored by Prim Perfect & Swank Events
Hope 3 – Sponsored by NICE
Hope 4 – Sponsored by Varriale Designs
Hope 5 – Sponsored by Xplicit Furnishings
Hope 6 – Sponsored by PrimPossible
Hope 7 – Sponsored by LOVE
Hope 8 – Sponsored by Landscaping by FelixvonKotwitz
Hope 9 – Sponsored by Glas Houses
Hope 10 – Sponsored by Dictatorshop

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition

Places of Interest:
The Home and Garden Decorating Competition
The Theatre (where Talks and Discussions will happen)
The Music Stage
The Breedables Market
The Classroom
The Gachas
The Lantern Ceremony

Travel by Monorail at the Home and Garden Expo
Travel by Monorail at the Home and Garden Expo

The monorail will take you around the ten regions, reducing lag. There are stations in all the regions – just climb the stairs and click sit to board – it’s a great way to see what’s on offer. You know what they say – let the train take the strain!

 

 

 

 

 

Large displays are sold out

The 2019 SL Home and Garden Expo runs from 15th March to 7th April 2019, and if you haven’t applied already, now is the time to do it

Platinum and Gold displays are now sold out. Silver displays will also be gone in a few days, while about half of the Bronze displays are available.

We still have many mall displays left, but you must hurry if you need your own parcel to rez your own building.

Please refer to our Exhibitor options page for more information. Our application form can be found here.

Exhibitor Applications are open

Spanning 10 regions, the largest and longest running home and garden event in SL, The Home and Garden Expo returns the

15th March to 7th April 2019.

Exhibitors will have access to set up their displays from 11th to 13th March, and the regions will be open for preview for our blogger team on the 14th March.

The Home & Garden Expo is an event that seeks to support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as its exhibitors and guests.  Expo exhibitors are required to have two Relay For Life of Second Life 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  RFL of SL also benefits via the Gachas where proceeds are evenly split between the Creator and RFL of SL.

Applications are open for 

  • Creators of home and garden items of all kinds; from houses and landscaping to furniture, decor and knick-knacks
  • Breedables creators and markets
  • Builders’ resources aimed at the home and garden market
  • SL rental estates
  • SL Media covering the home and garden and/or art scene in SL
  • Building schools
  • Visual artists

The most popular displays sell fast, so don’t wait too long, and please prepare a secondary and third option. 

The Home & Garden Expo seeks to support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as its exhibitors and guests.  Expo exhibitors are required to have two Relay For Life of Second Life 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.  RFL of SL also benefits via the Gachas where proceeds are evenly split between the Creator and RFL of SL.

For your convenience, we have collected links to the information you should read before applying on one page 

Designing Worlds’ second visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018 – now on the web!

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW372 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We look at the Hunt (organised by the Meeroos and BeYou), the Breedables Fair, the Art Gallery andone of the great courtyard spaces that were prominent this year – this time for FIN. And we also talk to the designer SkyRider Varriale, who exhibited at the Expo this year, sponsored a region, and donated two houses to the popular Home Decoration competition.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take a good look at the twelve houses that were featured in the Decorating contest, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont. And we discuss the contest with Reven Rosca who was one of the organisers, with Kaerri Rae and Saffia.

You can read details of the results of the Decorating competition here.

Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo – Decorating Contest, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Designing Worlds pays a first visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018 – now on the web!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of this season of Designing Worlds – when we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo – is now on the web!

DW371 – Home & Garden Expo 2018 I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talk to the organiser of the Expo, Nikki Mathieson, and to Stingray Raymaker, the ACS representative in Second Life, who tells us about some of the changes Relay for Life in Second Life has seen this year. We also talk to two of the designers who were at the Expo – Robert Galland and Cassie Eldamar, and of course, there’s a lantern release to see!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there’s plenty to see of the Expo itself, including a fantastic slideshow from Wildstar Beaumont.

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont