Fantasy Faire 2013: store registrations and FF Hunt

The fifth annual Fantasy Faire is due to kick-off on April 20th and run through until April 28th inclusive. While the website has yet to be updated and the theme for this year announced, the team behind the event have issued an in-world announcement that store registrations for the event are now open.

Fantasy Faire 2013 will run across ten regions, offering a showcase for all of fantasy-related creations and activities across Second Life, as well as featuring special events, fundraising, concerts, and other activities all in aid of Relay for Life and the fight against cancer. Last year, Fantasy Faire 2012 raised $25,000 USD for RFL; the hope is that this year, even  more can be achieved.

A view across a corner of Shadow's Claw, the Fantasy Faire 2012 build by Laufey Markstein
A view across a corner of Shadow’s Claw, the Fantasy Faire 2012 build by Laufey Markstein

Store Options

The announcement outlines the options for content creators wishing to participate in the event:

  • Featured Creator Store (L$8,000): 30m x 25m store with 700 prims. These are centrally placed near the region sponsor’s store and region landing point – SIX units available per region
  • Featured Creator Store + Event Sponsor L$33,000: As above, but with advertising at all events including the Fantasy Faire Hunt, on the FF blog, on Fantasy Faire radio & in any promotional materials
  • Themed Store (L$2500): 25m x 15m store with 350 prims – TEN units available per region
  • Event Sponsor ONLY (no store) L$30,000: advertising at all events including the Fantasy Faire Hunt, on the FF blog, on Fantasy Faire radio & in any promotional materials (can be combined with either of the store options above, if desired – EIGHT available for the event.
Fantasy Faire 2012: A street in Devil's Locket, by Lauren Thibaud
Fantasy Faire 2012: A street in Devil’s Locket, by Lauren Thibaud

Creators wishing to apply should complete the Fantasy Faire Store Registration Form.

Special Notes on Participation

  • Creators applying for store space must provide at least three new and exclusive (for the duration of the Faire) items for sale, the proceeds from which go directly to Relay for Life. Vendors for these items will be supplied to merchants by the event organisers, who also ask that merchants consider offering four such exclusive items
  • All creators participating in the Faire are asked to consider donating one new item to the Fantasy Faire Hunt – see below
  • The regions will be open for set-up on Thursday 18th through Friday 19th April, and all take-down must be completed by April 30th
  • All content for this or any RFL event must be PG. No adult content allowed (although there is a special allowance for skins). Event liaison personnel can help with any required verification of suitability
  • No copyright or trademark infringement (includes real life or virtual name brands, logos, sounds or graphics that aren’t owned by exhibitor)
  • For the full set of participation guidelines, including notes on prim allowances, lag management, etc., please refer to the Fantasy Faire Store Registration form.

The Fantasy Faire Hunt

This year’s Fantasy Faire will include an immersive, story-driven hut which will take place on a dedicated region. The Hunt will run alongside the Faire and also remain open for a few weeks after the Faire has closed. The aim is to provide an entertaining and memorable event which can help raise additional funds for RFL, and to this end work is already underway writing, scripting and building the experience. To help the event achieve its goals, all content creators participating in Fantasy Faire are asked if they would consider designing one new item specifically for the hunt and donating it to the event organisers as a hunt prize.

One of the imposing structures featured in Elicio Ember's Nu Orne build for Fantasy Faire 2012
One of the imposing structures featured in Elicio Ember’s Nu Orne build for Fantasy Faire 2012

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Viewer release summary 2013: week 9

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information as the week progresses
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: March 3rd, 2013

  • SL Viewer updates:
      • Beta viewer rolled to on February 27th – core update: CHUI integration
      • Development viewer rolled to on February 26th – core update: CHUI integration (wiki page)
      • Cocoa project viewer (Mac) released on February 28
      • Sunshine (server-side baking project): on March 1st – core update: fix for z-offset issue
  • Dolphin updated to on March 1st – core updates: bug fixes
  • Kokua updated to release 3-5-1-27234 on February 28th – core updates: CHUI integration
  • Niran’s Viewer updated to 2.1.0 on February 26th – core updates: UI updates; slight changes to the rendering system
  • Cool VL updated on March 2nd to:
    • Stable version:
    • Legacy version (v2.6 renderer):
    • Experimental version:
    • Release notes
  • Pocket Metaverse for the iPhone updated to 1.8.0 on March 1st – core update: fullscreen support and bug fixes.

Discontinued Viewers

  • Phoenix officially reached end-of-line for SL on December 31st – read more here
  • Zen viewer was withdrawn from the SL TPV directory and all repositories shutdown on January 27th, 2013.

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