Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

This week I had the honour of welcoming the hosts of the Designing Worlds television show to a special dinner party at my home on the Avalon Estate. Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin joined myself and La Galleria's Pamela Galli, Table Service's Mavromichali Szondi and Prim Perfect's Aisling Sinclair for a special dinner party in honour of American Thanksgiving.

My recently acquired home designed by SkyeRyder Varriale is a beautiful Italianate villa which offers a fabulous environment in which to display my ever expanding collection of Second Life art. This was a perfect opportunity to have people over to share a meal during a very important week in holiday calendar.

It was also a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the great artists in Second Life including Fuschia Nightfire, Rik Zwiers, Tricia Aferdita, Gracie Kendal, AM Radio, Konrad Jansma, and Terry Woodward.

Designing Worlds, formerly Meta Makeover, is the live weekly show covering design and designers in the virtual worlds, brought to you by Treet TV and the people behind Prim Perfect magazine. From its roots as a makeover show, the programme has now branched out into a magazine format adding interviews and visits to some of the most impressive builds and locations in Second Life and beyond.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did playing host to one of the metaverse's great television productions.

Thanks to Saffia, Elrik, Texas, Truman, Mr. Mimms and the entire Treet production crew for a fabulous time.

Designing Worlds in Babbage!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Here was a totally fun production that I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate in. In the lead up to Halloween, Designing Worlds visited the steampunk region of New Babbage for a special show based on a short story by Aeolus Cleanslate. The full story is available in the October issue of Primgraph magazine.

The show was tremendously fun as I assumed the role of Mr. Biggins, the Babbage sand hog and foreman of the tunnel project. Great performances by Aeolus Cleanslate, and Ceejay Writer not to mention the hosts of the show Saffia and Elrik.

The tunnel build by Aeolus Cleanslate and Rip Wirefly are really amazing in detail as you will see during the show.

Hats off to the people at Treet TV who put in alot of work to make the final version of the episode which you see above. It is really an incredible production.

Step Up! Day - November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

In the wake of the wholesale theft of sims and content over the weekend, like many people we wanted to do something about it – and also about all the other content theft that we have been fighting for so long – in the Content Creators Association and in magazines and on TV shows.

Since then we’ve talked – and have come up with the idea of the Step Up! campaign, a campaign centred on a special day of action that everyone can become involved with, and that can empower and inform people.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 is Step Up! Day...a day to help focus attention on the issue of content theft. A wide range of parties and events are scheduled. Check the party news page for more details on who is performing where.

You can also obtain a free Step Up! Party Material on xStreet.