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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Are you ready for the Home and Garden Expo?

Overview of part of the Expo
Overview of part of the Expo

It’s opening today at 8am SLT and there’s so much to see!

And so much to do.

There is, of course, Shopping. From small cosy malls (located at the four corners of the estate) to luxury mansions and wild fantasy builds, to ultra sleek ultra modern living choices – the Homes and Gardens Expo has it all.

And then there’s gardens.

There’s also the Breedables Market (and yes, you can shop here too).

There are Talks. And Classes. And Shopping. And entertainment from great Second Life musicians and djs.

Overview of part of the Expo
Overview of part of the Expo

There’s a Hunt. There’s the Decorating Competition – enter yourselves or feel inspired by what you see!

And when you’ve been inspired, you can of course … go Shopping!

There’s the daily Lantern Release (at 4pm SLT) – a quiet time to reflect and remember what this event is all about – raising fund for Relay for Life of Second Life – and supporting survivors and caregivers.

There’s a monorail to ride so that you can travel easily between regions. And Shop.

Overview of part of the Expo
Overview of part of the Expo

And there are surprises still to come.

Did we mention the Shopping?

And it all opens at 8am SLT today!

 

Calling All Designers! Join the Conversation at the Home and Garden Expo with Prim Perfect!


Prim Perfect and Designing Worlds have run talks at the Home and Garden Expo since (gulp) 2011 … and we’d like to invite YOU to be a part of this year’s series of talks with designers, landscapers and creatives within the Home and Garden market.

We’re planning to host events at 2pm (and, if needed, 5pm) every day. If you would really LOVE to give a presentation, but can’t make that time, contact us and we will see if we can fit you in.

We are happy to host talks, presentations, interviews, question and answer sessions and show and tell events. It’s an opportunity for designers to share ideas, for people to meet their favourite creators, for communities to come together and talk about their culture and ideas. We’re very open to hosting what YOU want to tell us about!

We are also planning to have some of our popular “Show and Tell” events and hopefully some panel discussions on Second Life.

This year's Theatre is waiting ...
This year’s Theatre is waiting …

If you would like to be a part of our programme at the Expo, please complete the form below with your topic and preferred dates and times. We will try to fit in as many people as we can!

Closing date: Tuesday March 12th.

It’s BACK! the Home and Garden Decorating Competition will be returning!

And it’s bigger and better than ever!

Last year for the first time, we introduced our Home and Garden Decorating Competition – and we were blown away by the standard of work you all produced!

H&G Decorating Contest House 1
H&G Decorating Contest House 1 – from 2018

Not only that – the competition also raised the amazing sum of 137, 142 Lindens, a little over US$551.

So this year it will be back, bigger and better than ever with sixteen homes for our finalists to decorate!

Continue reading It’s BACK! the Home and Garden Decorating Competition will be returning!

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 ….

Continue reading The Finalists for the Home and Garden Decorating Contest are …