Filling the Cauldron in Second Life

Filling the Cauldron - click to visit the website
Filling the Cauldron – click to visit the website

On February 22nd, following a lead from Saffia Widershins, I wrote about the situation involving Second Life creator Elicio Ember and his family. In short, Elicio’s father has suffered a major stroke, and the family is struggling to meet medical costs associated with his treatment.

Since then various groups of people have been putting together ideas, and I’m pleased to announce that we now have THREE ways in which people can and will be able to help Elicio and his family.

Filling the Cauldron

Filling the Cauldron is a week-long in-world event to be hosted at Holly Kai Park on the beautiful Blake Sea.

When

Saturday, April 1st through Sunday April 9th, inclusive.

What

  • Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue
  • An art display inspired by Elicio’s work
  • A silent auction
  • A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize
  • A photo contest with special prizes
  • A market area
  • Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items and visit his main store.

Website and Information

The Filling the Cauldron website, dedicated to the event, is now up and running – please bookmark it! There will also be further updates through this blog, Prim Perfect and other blogs – so keep your eyes out for news!

Help Wanted

Right now we’re looking for people to get involved, including:

  • Musicians, DJs and performers willing to give up one or two hours of their time to perform on stage and help raise money for Elicio. Please see the Filling the Cauldron Entertainment Applications page for more details
  • Artists wishing to participate in our Art Show
  • Artists and creators willing to donate to our Auction
  • Merchants wishing to be a part of our marketplace and gacha
  • Volunteers willing to help run the event during the week

PLUS we’re also seeking artists and designers to participate in our Design A Garden Contest.

So if you are interested in any of the above, please follow the links and sign-up. And if you’d like to attend, make sure you bookmark / follow Filling The Cauldron to keep up-to-date with all that is going on.

Bloggers, we’ll have information on blogging the event available for you very soon! Watch the Filling the Cauldron blog for details!

GoFundMe Campaign

Available now is a special GoFundMe campaign organised by Vecchio Barbosa (Felix Büchler in RL), which is raising money to help Elicio and his family through physical world donations.

The campaign has Elicio’s full support  and endorsement, as he is unable to run a campaign himself from Mexico.

If you would like to donate to help Elicio RIGHT NOW, please visit the GoFundMe page. You can also reach it via a link on the Filling The Cauldron website.

Ember’s Cauldron Shopping Event

Ember’s Cauldron is a shopping event which will run for a month between March 16th through April 16th. Organised by Lerochelle Destiny, it is a store-based event in which people visiting participating stores can purchase special items in the knowledge that 100% of proceeds from the sale are going to Elicio and his family.

We will be supporting Ember’s Cauldron via the Filling the Cauldron website, where you will soon be able to see a list of all participating stores complete with SLurls.

If you are a creator / store owner and would like to participate in Ember’s Cauldron, please visit their sign-up page. Please note than all enquiries on Ember’s Cauldron should be directed to Lerochelle Destiny.

 

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Holly Kai Park: website makeover

Blogging here has been a little slow this past week as I’ve been working on a few projects, some of which will be appearing in these pages real soon™, while one is now available to see.

The Holly Kai Park website has been given a makeover with what we hope is a new, clean design with a splash page, tidier menu system and a lot of updated information following the recent changes to the park itself.

The new Holly Kai Park splash screen - click to visit the site
The new Holly Kai Park splash screen – click to visit the site

There’s still some tweaks to be done with the website, but with all that is going on, we wanted to get the new design rolled out – just don’t be surprised if there are some further small changes.

Because there is so much going on, our regular Art at the Park events had been put on hold for a time. However, these will be resuming in the near future, as will the Stories at the Park series which accompany them.

In the meantime, and as a reminder, the main SLurls for the park are listed below, and Caitinara Bar is open to all for our DJ sessions every Wednesday and Friday from 16:00 SLT through 18:00 SLT.

Holly Kai Park SLurls

Holly Kai Estate is rated Moderate.

VWBPE 2017: social programme

Image courtesy of VWBPE
Image courtesy of VWBPE

The 2017  Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) conference will be taking place between Wednesday, March 29th and Saturday April 1st, 2017 inclusive. A grass-roots community event focusing on education in immersive virtual environments, VWBPE attracts 2200-3500 educational professionals from around the world each year.

On February 27th, the VWBPE team issued information of the event’s social programme. The announcement reads in part:

This year the VWBPE social activities offer creative, fun events that take advantage of what is not possible in real life but is easy in a virtual world. For example, you will have a chance to swim as a mermaid or merman, fly off a mountain top on a hang glider, visit the Octopus’s Garden Palladium under the sea, jump on the Legacy Party Barge and tour the conference venue from a different perspective. You will not want to miss our opening and closing Lightning Productions Legacy tribute concert performances of the music of Bob Dylan with The Band, and the Beatles.

Activities will start with the Grand Opening ceremony, featuring the classical piano of Ari (arisia.vita). Throughout the four days of the conference there will be opportunities to appreciate some of SL’s best performers, including the The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow Circus and the renowned Ballet Pixelle.

The full conference schedule is available here. The social events line-up is as follows (all times SLT and correct at the time of writing):

Wednesday, March 29th
11:00
Exhibit Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with pPiano music provided by Ari (arisia.vita) – Exhibits open!
15:00
The Freewheelin’ Electric Tambourine Man Parade from the lighthouse across a bridge to the social sim. “Be sure to check your swag bag for your tie dye t-shirt!”
15:30
Lightning Production’s Bob Dylan and The Band Tribute Concert at the Social Building
Thursday, March 30th
05:00
“Good Morning, VWBPE!” – an exploration of the social sim.
12:00 Noon
Machinima with Gridjumper (tanya.smedley) at the fish pond. A chance to learn more about the art of making movies in virtual and digital game environments.
16:00
VWBPE Legacy Party Barge Excursion – relax and tour the whole VWBPE Conference by water.
Friday, March 31st
06:00
“Good Morning, VWBPE!” – another chance to explore the social sim.
12:00
Lunchtime Concert with Telima (Diamond Spiritor) in the Social Building.
14:00
Under The Sea – graba snorkel, become one of the merfolk for an underwater event (free outfits provided).
18:00
Ballet Pixelle Second Performance of Phylogeny.
Saturday, April 1st
07:00 “Good Morning, VWBPE!” – a final chance to play on the social sim and swim like a mermaid.
13:00 The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow Circus
17:00
KJJeff Kohn Pre-Closing Concert in the Main Auditorium.
18:00
VWBPE Legacy 2017 Closing Ceremony.
19:00
The Beatles Tribute Concert in The Octopus’s Garden Palladium – complete with a Yellow Submarine!
20:00
Dance The Night Away with DJ Coz OKelly

Volunteers Still Sought

The VWBPE organisers are still looking for volunteers in the following roles: hosts, technical support and stream team. Please visit the VWBPE Volunteers page for more information and to apply.

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