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Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2

The monorail
The monorail

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying the second of our two visits to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The show goes live on Monday 8th April at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The auction
The auction

In this show, we take the monorail to talk to Reven Rosca about the auction and other entertainment that took place at the Expo, we explore some of the designs on display and talk to undercoverlady, who designed our lovely Rainforest Cafe. We also take a look at the homes that were created for the Decorating Contest (and if you want to find out who the winners were, you can read all about them here: http://bit.ly/2YZksoj)

Casa Miraflores
Casa Miraflores

And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

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

Sunday 7th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Main Theatre
Main Theatre

It’s the last day of the Home and Garden Expo, the last day to check out all that Shopping!

But there are still events you don’t want to miss as well.

The Grand Auction
There’s the main auction today, starting at 1pm in the Main Theatre with some fantastic OOAK (One of a Kind) artefacts and offerings – including:

Bryn Oh's The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
Bryn Oh’s The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
  • An original artwork – The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears by Bryn Oh
  • A product photo session with Kess Crystal
  • 4 hours decor with consultant Tahiti Rae
  • 20.000 L$ Gift Card – Reina Photography
  • Artworks by Marcel Mosswood, Artemis Corner, illicit Sculpture and more
  • Your own episode of the TV series Desigining Worlds (on a place, event or organisation of your choice)
  • The Winter Palace of Altheim by Cassie Writer
House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Before the auction itself starts in the Main Theatre, we will be announcing the results of the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest!

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Music Theatre
Music Theatre

Today’s Entertainment at the Home Expo Music Theatre!

10am: Home & Garden Brought to Life by L’Amour Productions! Come and enjoy this fabulous runway production! L’Amour Productions is bringing the fabulous ‘fashion meets home & garden’ show, Home & Garden Brought to Life! This annual show is an eye catcher and one not to miss!

1-3pm: DJ Gem Sunkiller
3-4pm: Nuala Maracas or Madelyn Majestic
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

Later on in the day, grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage again with DJ’s Gem Sunkiller, Nuala Maracas (or Madelyn Majestic) and Trader Whiplash. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo! It doesn’t get much better than that, as we wrap up the Entertainment at the 2019 Home & Garden Expo!

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4pm SLT: Last Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

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

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.

But the LAST Lantern Release is very different – a time to celebrate the Expo and all we’ve achieved. And we RIDE those lanterns into the heavens!

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

The Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction -for Breedables at 12 noon SLT

Zooby's
Evo Fairies at the Auction

We have an annual Breedables Auction at the Home and Garden Expo, but this year it’s very special.

It’s named in honour of Nita10 Greywolf, a long-standing breedables fan, a strong supporter of Relay for Life of Second Life, and a very courageous woman.

Perhaps only her closest friends in Second Life realised quite how ill Nita herself was. Once a powerful DJ, she had lost her voice to throat cancer, and it had spread.

Nita Greywolf
Nita Greywolf

Several nights ago, she made a call to the RFL Volunteers group, asking for help. And OldeSoul Eldamar took her call.

She was clearly in great pain. In real life, she was surrounded by her family, and she and they knew she had very little time left. But she wanted to do one last thing in Second Life. She wanted to make sure her breedables went to benefit Relay – and also go where they will be loved.

She passed them all – ultra rares that she had been breeding especially – to OldeSoul. And he arranged for them to be passed to the Auction, which we have named in honour of a very brave lady, who thought at the end of how she could help others through her gift.

OldeSoul ended the call with a hug, and much love. Afterwards, he learned that she died about an hour later.

She has donated Barnyard Duck Nests, Amaretto Horses and Evo Fairies. There will be other breedables on sale – Kittycats and Fennuxes, and we thank their donors too.

And there will be a very special Evo Fairy, created in her memory.

RFL Evo Fairy
RFL Evo Fairy

KhrysT Lords of Evo has organised the creation of a special limited edition Evo Fairy, shown in the picture above. There are only 50 available, and 20 will be sold at the Auction today (the others will be available at later RFL events).

So please come and join us at 12 noon today … and make this an auction to remember.

Breedables Auction being set up!
Breedables Auction being set up!

Friday 5th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We’re getting ready for the last weekend of the Expo – and things are already starting to come to a head.

Firstly – some of the Silent Auction boards are closing TODAY, so get down to Hope 7 and put your bids in – there are some fantastic bargains still to be had.

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

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

There are two Live Auctions planned – the Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction which will be for breedables, and will be held on Saturday 6th April at 12 noon SLT

Then there will be the OOAK (One of a Kind) Live Auction on Sunday 7th April at 1pm SLT. Highlights includean original artwork by Bryn Oh, two unique Teager animesh horses, and your own Designing Worlds show on the subject of your choice.

Both Live Auctions will be held in the Main Theatre: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

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The Classroom
The Classroom

Classes
12:00 noon – Ava Jhamin – Photography for Bloggers
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Talks and Discussions
2pm SLT: Sandie Slate
Sandie will be talking about the programs & services from the American Cancer Society available within Second Life.
Voice

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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.

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

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

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Linden Homes Preview
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 4th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,168,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the last few days!

Incidentally, the Home and Garden competition has ALREADY raised more than 200,000 Lindens – in fact, at the moment it stands at L$214,414 – which is approximately US$869!

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

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

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Show and Tell at the Expo!
Show and Tell at the Expo!

Discussion:
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!
Text and Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

Valentino Armani
Valentino Armani

5pm SLT: ValentinoArmani
Valentiono will be talking about mesh and Script X LAG for vehicles in Second Life – and there will be the opportunity to take a test drive.
Text

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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.

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

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

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Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

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

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

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

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

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

We have set up the auction boards for the silent and live auctions, and WOW, we have some amazing gifts.

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

Wednesday 3rd April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 14 - Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage
House 14 – Atlantis Lava Beach Cottage

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,100,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the next week!

Incidentally, the Home and Garden competiotn has ALREADY raised more than 20,000 Lindens than it raised last year – a jump from L$155,817 to L$179,740! That’s over US$730.

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

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Classes
11:00 am – Wolfsong – Building a Working Mailbox
1:00 pm – Kryptonia Paperdoll – Photo Tips
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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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.

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

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

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Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

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

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Linden Homes Preview
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

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

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

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!

Tuesday 2nd April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

House 13 - Old Savannah Rowe House
House 13 – Old Savannah Rowe House

And we’re into the final week (sob) of the Home and Garden Expo. So far we’ve raised over L$2,000,000, and with bids coming in for the Auctions and votes for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest, that will be rising over the next week!

So keep on shopping – but don’t miss these other wonderful events today!

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Classes
1:00 pm – Deyanira Yalin – Jewelry 103
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/224/110/27

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Relay for Life of Second Life
Relay for Life of Second Life

Talks and Discussions:
2pm SLT: The Relay for Life Team
Today we’ll be joined by Stingray Raymaker from the American Cancer Society, and senior members of the Relay for Life of Second Life team. We’ll be talking about how they got involved, what their work entails, and their hopes and plans for this year’s Relay
Text and Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

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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.

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

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

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Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

5-7pm: T1 Radio Rock n Roll Stew with Nuala Maracas
Today at the Expo Theatre it’s Rock n Roll Stew with Nuala Maracas. Nuala is co-founder of T1 Radio and longtime Relayer. She served as the chair for Relay For Life of Second Life for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. She’ll be on the expo stage as a T1 Radio DJ. Come on out for some great Rock n Roll!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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

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

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

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

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!