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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
All photos in this article supplied by Wildstar Beaumont
The Winners of the Decorating Competition were:
1st Place (Gold trophy): House Number 1 ʙᴏʙ ᴋ ɴ ʟᴇᴇ ᴅɪᴤᴛʀᴀᴛᴛᴏ (Choiboiami) 28215 votes
Choiboiami won a prize pot from creators worth 28,950 Lindens
2nd Place (Silver trophy): House Number 4 Prokofy Neva 22060 votes
Prokofy also received a special commendation forhis blog.
Prokofy won a prize pot from creators worth 6,455 Lindens
3rd Place (Bronze trophy): House Number 3 MJ Zaurak 21823 votes
MJ won a prize pot from creators worth 4,055 Lindens
All the other finalists will receive a trophy for taking part.
A special prize goes to Flame Chaos Freeman and BlueGreyEyeGentleman. Our first reserves, they stepped in at the very last minute when one of our contestants withdrew, and they created a beautiful House 12.
All the finalists will receive a copy of the house that they decorated (so they can, if they wish, replicate it back home!).
The Decorating Contest raised 137, 142 Lindens, a little over US$551.
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!