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Designing Worlds returns to the Home and Garden Expo 2018

H&G Decorating Contest House 1
H&G Decorating Contest House 1

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 11th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, when we pay the second of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo.

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.

H&G Decorating Contest House 4
H&G Decorating Contest House 4

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

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.

H&G Decorating Contest House 3
H&G Decorating Contest House 3

Make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.


Designing Worlds pays a first visit to the Home and Garden Expo 2018

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

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 4th June, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams in Second Life, when we pay the first of two visits to the Home and Garden Expo.

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

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!

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

Make sure you don’t miss it – by joining us at 2pm SLT.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist – or catch it later in the week on the channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Prim Perfect or Designing Worlds blogs.



@ THE EXPO ~ June 2nd

KONA Radio has the airwaves this morning here at the Expo!

Family Feud is also going on on the Expo Center region, this morning!. Played in tournament style, there WILL be a winner today!


!! ON STAGE 2!!

the AMAZING Luciano Lionheart takes the Expo stage today!

at 1 pm, back on Home expo 6 we have the fantastic Luciano Lionheart on stage 2.  Luciano Lionheart is a Norwegian crossover singer, known for his interpretations of musical, classical, and jazz standards. He has a famously powerful voice which stretches over four and a half octaves and has been dubbed “The Voice” by his loyal SL followers. He has won multiple awards for his SL performances, including the very prestigious “Favorite Male Singer” award at the Avi Choice Awards 2016.

at 3 is the Avilion MerBallet presenting, The Dreaming Tree!



at 5 pm, on the Center Stage, we have Saffia Widdershins with another Talks & Discussions chat.

at 6 is the wonderful DJ Gem spinning the tunes
at 7 is live performer Djembe Dragonfire
at 8, to close out the Expo, is Savannah Rain

Savannah Rain wraps up the Home Expo entertainment for the 2018 event!

@ THE EXPO ~ MAY 31st

The Relay For Life kiosks are at almost L$1,885,000 today!  WooHOO… We’re getting there!

Reven Rosca is in the spotlight today when she is a guest on Prim Perfect’s ‘Talks and Discussions‘ hosted by Saffia Widdershins.  Located at the Main Center Stage at the Home Expo, Saffia will bring to guests a look at Reven’s longtime business in Second Life.  As always there will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions and come on out!

At 6pm tonight Beryl Strifeclaw will present the class ‘Building For Roleplay’ in the Expo classroom.  Plan for approximately an hour presentation.. all materials are provided.

It is the last day to vote on the Home Decorating Comp located on Expo 6.  There are so many great entries to choose from.  Voting is done by dropping lindens into the RFL kiosk of your favorite.

Family Feud signups are underway.  Four teams will compete in tournament style until we have a final champion team.  Teams consist of 5 players each and the entry fee is 500L per player to the Home & Garden Relay For Life vendor.  Please visit the game show area of the Expo and click the sign to sign up or IM Random Padar Darrow today.  The game begins Saturday morning, June 2nd.

Nina Bing is one of tonight’s performers at the Expo!
the fabulous Porter Paquot takes the Expo stage tonight!

At the Expo Center Stage today beginning at 4pm we have lots of music kicking off.  Here is the schedule for tonight’s wonderful performances from the Expo!

4-6pm: DJ Shayla Juran
6pm: Nina Bing
7pm: Porter Paquot


Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition Voting Ends Tomorrow! Come out and VOTE for your favorite.

Voting is well underway in the first annual Expo Decorating Competition.  Every vote is a linden toward our fundraising goal, so come vote for your favorite!  What a fun comp this has been.

We are getting so close to $7500 dollars raised for The American Cancer Society at this point and have four days to push to get to our $10,000 goal.  It’s going to be challenging but we can do it!  If you haven’t been to the Expo yet, come out and enjoy it while it’s still here!

Finalists in the Beat the Clock comp waiting to log in their time for a final attempt. Pictured are: Trader Whiplash, Kitty Gumbo, Arizona Ballinger, Nikki Mathieson, Random Darrow, Ari Spark, Nuala Maracas, Adam Spark and TS Darrow.

Beat the Clock game show wrapped up last night and what fun it was!  The finalists were Adam and Ari Spark, PrettyKitty Gumbo, Trader Whiplash and Nuala Maracas.  It was a close race and the girls gave those guys a run for the money!  Beat the Clock was an obstacle course and contestants paid 300L each to the Expo RFL kiosk, to enter.  That entry fee gave them three attempts to beat the clock.  Two of their ending times were thrown out and their best time saved.  The course required skills in golf, basketball throw, hopscotch, zip lining, steering a hamster wheel and driving a tiny car to the finish line.  So much fun to watch!  The winners, in first is Nuala Maracas, second place went to Trader Whiplash and third place is PrettyKitty Gumbo!  Prizes included a 2500L donation to an RFL kiosk of the winner’s choice.  That donation went to The Home and Garden Expo!  Thank you, Nuala!

Family Feud gets underway on Saturday, June 2nd at 9am SLT.  Four teams will compete in a tournament that will end with one winning team!  The family feud set is located on the Expo Center region.  Come out and cheer on the teams!

DJ Gem Sunkiller takes the Expo stream today at 5pm.  Gem is a longtime Relay For Life volunteer and well loved SL DJ who can also be heard on T1 Radio.  Gem will take us through the evening with fun music and dance, at the Center Stage.. so hopefully we’ll see you there!


Longtime online and inworld radio broadcast T1 Radio takes the spotlight today at the Expo!

Today is T1 Radio day at the Expo!  T1 has been a longtime broadcaster of Relay For Life of Second Life.  In fact, T1 has been a HUGE part of RFL since 2005!   T1 takes the stream throughout the day on all of the Expo regions.

Beat the Clock game show gets underway today.  Individuals will race through an obstacle course trying for their best time.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins for this competition and the prize purse includes linden cash for first place!  C’mon out and compete or even just hang around and cheer on the competitors.  9am

at 2pm today, we are having show and tell as part of the the Expo’s ‘Talks and Discussions’.  Expo exhibitors are encouraged to bring samples of their latest creations and have a chat with Saffia Widdershins and the T&D audience.  At 5pm Saffia returns to the Expo Center Main Stage with a second ‘Talks and Discussions‘ interview today!  She’ll be sitting down with the Relay For Life of Second Life Event Leadership Team of Nuala Maracas, MamaP Beerbaum Alter, Random Padar Darrow, Nikki Mathieson and Stingray Raymaker.

Also at 2pm today Petlove Petshop will present her fantastic class on Machinima..  (can take up to 2 hrs).  This class is full of everything you need to know to create video production in our online world.  This class fills up!  Come out to the Expo classroom.

At 3:30 today T1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash brings Relay Rap to the Expo Main Stage!  This radio show has been a popular fixture for about 5 years now.  Today’s show will feature MamaP and Trager Alter who will talk about their new project (since spring 2018) called Relay Refresh.  Joining them to talk about the Home Expo will be Expo coordinator Nikki Mathieson.

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition Voting Begins Today

Voting begins at the Home Decorating Competition on Home Expo 6 today.  There are 12 homes to look through and we vote with lindens dropped into a RFL kiosk located at the home of your favorite choice.  It’s a full day of fun at the Expo today.. grab  your landmarks and come on over!



a favorite SL performer for many, Quartzz kicks off the LIVE music entertainment today at The Expo Main Stage!

We have lots of fun activity in store today at The Expo!  The game shows get revved up with the trial run sessions of Beat the Clock!  Entrance is on the Expo Center region, there is a sign with info inside or you can IM Random Padar to learn how you can join us in this year’s Game Shows, Beat the Clock and Family Feud!  Proceeds benefit Relay For Life!

Located on Home Expo 6 at stage 2 today we feature the amazing show called, “MJF’s MoonwalKING” by Second Life entertainer MichaelJACKSON Follet.  This is a show not to be missed, if you have never seen an MJ Follet presentation. 

MICHAELjackson Follet came to SecondLife on July 14, 2009 with a mission to be a tribute for grieving fans in the wake of the death of the King of Pop in June of the same year. Over the past six years since, he has worked to continue MJJ’s mission of love and healing the world by devoting his time and energy to producing the most accurate and true-to-life tribute to the King of Pop in SL.

In addition to his work for the fans, he has supported several charities, with his main focus being raising funds for the Francesca Rava Foundation N.P.H. ONLUS in Haiti.

Working together with Viviana Houston and CLE Productions he has produced virtual versions of many of MJJ’s music videos and concerts, as well as created new and innovative tribute shows to keep Michael’s spirit alive here in Second Life.  His crowning achievement however, is the beautiful and detailed recreation of Michael Jackson’s own NeverLand Ranch, which is open to the public year round. His work has ensured that this historical place will live on in this virtual environment.

MJF’s latest production is called MoonwalKING. It is an exciting and innovative tribute where the greatest hits of Michael Jackson’s career, take flight into outer space. Join us for a unique MJ experience that should not be missed!

Come early to grab your spot!  The show begins at 2

This show will be followed by DJ Tazzie who will take us through a couple hours of great music and dance.  DJ Tazzie is a T1 radio deejay.


Today’s ‘Talk and Discussions‘ series features a chat with Eku Zhong of Culprit.  Saffia Widdershins returns as our host for another entertaining information session.  The show begins at 5pm on the Expo Center main stage.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~At noon on this holiday weekend Saturday, you can stop in at the Expo classroom for a class presented by Prim Perfect’s Saffia Widdershins.  Today’s instruction will be around building a brand identity.  Seating is limited so come grab yours early.


and.. on the Expo Main Stage this evening, we have another GREAT lineup of LIVE music. Beginning at 6 we’ll all meet on the main stage and dance the night away. Bring your requests, your dance shoes, your friends and come on out to the Expo! THANK YOU to all Expo entertainers who encourage any and all tips go to Relay For Life.

6pm – Quartzz
7pm – Ororo Munroe
8pm – Dirty Dee Sweetwater

@ The Expo ~ May 25th

Here’s today’s line up for the Entertainment Stage at The Expo! It’s going to be another day with great music, discussion and shopping across the event.  Be sure to stop in and check out the Raffles, Auction and Gacha Building while you’re here. So much here that benefits Relay For Life of Second Life.

Wolfie Starfire is one of the entertainers in tonight’s Expo line-up

at the Expo Center Entertainment Stage!
6pm: Harper Messmer
7pm: Melenda Baptiste
8pm: Wolfie Starfire
9pm: Stratus Mactavish

The Expo stage sim gets in go mode today at 2 when Prim Perfect’s Talk and Discussion series introduces us to Expo Platinum Sponsor, SkyeRyder Varriale of Varriale Designs. Saffia Widdershins will continue this interesting and informative series with an interview first, then open it up for audience questions. We hope to see you there!

@ The Expo ~ May 24th

Shaye Dezno takes the stage today at The Home Expo!

There’s quite a lot going on today on this 6th day of the Home & Garden Expo with the Breedables Fair!  Since opening last Saturday it’s been a blast, catching up with old friends and meeting lots of new ones.  Thank you for visiting our event and showing your enthusiasm for some of the BEST home life creations in Second Life along with visiting the stages and enjoying the amazing talent that we are so lucky to have in our virtual world.

Today we’ll start with the Expo classroom.  At 5pm, on the Expo center region, today’s class will be presented by Beryl Strifeclaw , who will be instructing guests in building for roleplay.  The class will last approximately an hour and seating is always limited for the Expo classes so plan ahead to get in and get your seat!


On the same region, at the main stage area tonight’s musical entertainment kicks off at 5 with the incredible sounds of Erik Kottzen at the mic.  Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, his shows feature pop, rock, hard rock and more covering bands from Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Guns’N’Roses, Journey, Metallica, Mr. Big, Whitesnake, Queen to Originals and more.

At 6pm the incredible Shaye Dezno will continue to move us with her delightful vocals.  Streaming in from Ontario, Canada Shaye has an incredible range of music on her songlist from country to rock and she is sure to include her endearing personality as she draws her audience in close with her charming giggles and wit.  Her shows are such a treat and we’re happy to have her at The Expo!

At 7 pm DJ Titan Hawksby takes us through the next 2 hours while he spins the tunes from the main Expo stage.  Titan Hawksby has been a popular DJ in Second Life for many years and he is sure to keep us all in party mode as we wrap up another fun and exciting day at the event that benefits RFL of SL.


On the Home Expo 6 region at 5 pm today we have another interview in our series ‘Talks and Discussions‘ with Prim Perfect’s Saffia Widdershins.  Today she sits down for an hour with H0neyheart of Elite Equestrian.  Bring your questions and come out for an interesting conversation with one of SL’s popular horse creators.

Following this chat, at 6, DJ Tristan of WHIP radio will close out today’s entertainment on Stage 2 while he spins the tunes and dances us through the end of another wonderful day at the Expo.  Much going on today and it’s a great day to continue browsing through all the many displays!

Talks at the Home and Garden Expo: Cain Maven of Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes

Join us  on the Expo Center Stage at 2pm SLT for the today’s Talk at the Expo.

We’ll be talking to Cain Maven, the designer behind Maven Homes and Quantum Luxury Homes, about land pricing, increasing fees, cute puppies and rainbows. We might even mention the odd duck …

Cain tells great stories and is always a good  and fun guest to have on the sofa (or in the armchair) so come along and join us at 2pm today!

@ The Expo ~ May 23rd

Prim Perfect’s, Saffia Widdershins, interviews longtime Second Life builder Cain Maven on the Expo Center Stage at 2pm today.  As always there will be the opportunity to join in on a Q and A time during this ‘Discussions and Chat’ Home Expo series.

Hogan Baily brings his energy and talent to the same stage on the Expo Center region at 5pm.  If you haven’t been to a Hogan Baily show now is the time to come check him out.  Hogan gets his audiences dancing and partying with his high energy performances.  With a long list of songs Hogans shows always leave the audience wanting more.

Following Hogan is the incredible Savannah Coronet at 6 !  Savvy’s main genre is Country… but also adds a mix of some Rock…Blues and Pop. #1 Priority @ a Savvy show is YOU having a GOOD TIME!!!  Her incredible voice is a competition winner in her hometown real life.  Her personality on the stage is warm and friendly and everyone has a great time with Savvy on stage.

Don’t miss todays line-up..  it’s gonna be a great time!

The Finalists for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest are …

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

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 12 noon SLT on Sunday 27th May. After that, voting will begin!

We had a huge response to the contest, and a lot of entries – sadly, with only 12 houses to decorate this year, we had to make a selection.

The final group were chosen by a raffle draw made earlier today by Nikki Mathieson, the organizer of the Home and Garden Expo, who drew the names 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 you have inspired us to set up a bigger contest next year, when we hope you’ll feel encouraged to enter again!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

But now the drum roll ….

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