The 2022 Second Life Sci-Fi Con departed spacedock on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, and will remain in orbit through until Sunday, May 29th, 2022 in aid of The American Cancer Society.
Now in its 14th year, the Sci-Fi Con is taking place across 9 regions (including the main hub, and carries the theme of Brave New Future.
The Sci-Fi Con is … the largest gathering of science fiction fans, role-players, creators, merchants, and entertainers in Second Life! The Con covers sci-fi and all its sub-genres like horror, steampunk, post-apocalypse, cyberpunk, superheroes, and even a little fantasy thrown in for good measure. We all come together in peaceful unity to celebrate the things we love, the possibilities of the future, and most importantly, to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Second Life’s quest to achieve a world without cancer.
– from the Sci-Fi Con’s website
For this year, each of the eight shopping regions for the convention carries its own theme (the Hub region also feature the main event stage):
- Auxentios Barracks – Steampunk – merchant map
- Cheeseburger – Super Heroes – merchant map
- CircuitJanes – Cyberpunk – merchant map
- Forestalgia – New Future – merchant map
- Kaylon – Silver Tech – merchant map
- New Xantis – Space Western – merchant map
- Petrolgeist – Dieselpunk – merchant map
- Violet Streak – Eco-Tech – merchant map
All of the regions can be reached via the teleport kiosks at the main hub, or by walking between them, with most following a broadly similar layout with their landing point / info area towards the centre, and the merchant and group stores set out around it within an environment intended to reflect the region theme.
The best place to find out about planned events running throughout the convention – DJ sessions, movies, quizzes and more – is via the Event Calendar (all times SLT).
This year’s convention includes the Stargate Hunt: stargates are hidden in plain sight throughout the convention regions. Touching them when found will give you a number. Get all six numbers, and use them to dial a secret gate address at the main stargate dial home device (DHD) to travel to a secret location where you can claim your prize.
So, prepare your away team / landing party, set phasers on fun and head over to the Sci-Fi Convention.