Rock Your Rack: theme and designer registrations

via Rock Your Rack

Rock Your Rack, the annual fund-raiser organised by Models Giving Back (MGB) in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), will again take place between Saturday, October 5th through Saturday, October 19th, 2019, inclusive.

Officially endorsed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Rock your Rack is a combined fashion and entertainment event, offering the best in both to visitors, with designer booths, fashions shows, live performances and DJ sessions. In addition, there will be a range of supporting activities, including:

  • A silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from Rock Your Rack designers who will give 100% of the sales to the cause
  • A Rock Your Rack Hunt featuring collectables offered by participating designers at L$10 each – with all proceeds going directly into the fund-raising.
  • An Art show and auction.

The theme for this year’s event is Celebrate Diversity with the organisers noting:

We want to celebrate the diversity of Second Life and reach all areas of second life with this event. So let’s start thinking about that and how you can be involved to celebrate the diversity of Second Life.

Rock Your Rack 2018

Designer Registrations

At the start of May 2019, the event opened applications from designers wishing to participate in Rock Your Rack. These are available to any content designers and SL established businesses. Those interested in participating are asked to meet the following high-level requirements:

  • Provide an Exclusive item not for sale anywhere else during the time of the event and has never been previously sold or given away (designer keeps 100% of sales from this item).
  • Provide a Limited Edition item which can be a new design or a remake of an old favourite. 100% of proceeds from this item must go to Rock Your Rack for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the item must be marked as such and retired from sales after the event.
  • Offer either the Exclusive item or the Limited Edition in keeping with the event’s theme Celebrate Diversity.
  • Provide one item of the designer’s choice for the event’s L$10 Hunt, which gives 100% of funds raised to the NBCF.
  • Sales of all other items can be offered at 100% of proceeds going to the designer, or can be set to give a percentage donation to Rock Your Rack, entirely at the designer’s discretion.

For a full run-down of the designer participant guidelines and rules can be found on the designer’s information page at Rock Your Rack, and also on the registration form.

Pricing for participating in the event as a designer starts at L$2,000. This provides a Regular booth with a 50 LI allowance which can be used for vendors and decoration; the designer’s logo displayed on the booth and on the Rock Your Rack website, and a SLurl listing to the designer’s in-world store; event advertising on social media and with in-world groups alongside the Rock Your Rack website; and paid advertising through Seraphim and other outlets if approved by those outlets.

There are then a series of options available at additional pricing which designers can opt to take advantage of in order to maximise their exposure in this event. Again, please refer to the information page for full pricing details.

Rock Your Rack 2017

Media Partners

Rock Your Rack is currently seeking media partners to help promote the event. There is no fee for becoming a media partner, but those applying are asked to help in one or more of the following ways:

  • Spread the word about Rock Your Rack via Facebook, social media, an advert in a publication or via in-world groups.
  • Advertise the event in the months leading up to Rock Your Rack by running the RYR monthly advert in their publications.
  • Continue to promote the event via social media and in-world groups when Rock Your Rack opens.
  • Offering any support that will be helpful to RYR fund-raising: interviews, articles etc (early access on Media Day can be provided for photos).

In return for this, Rock Your Rack / Models Giving Back offer:

  • Listing as Media Partner on the official Rock Your Rack website.
  • Logo placement on all official RYR adverts for partners joining prior to July 31st, and in the shopping areas/runway/DJ Dance Party areas on media partner designated boards during the event (all partners).
  • Information giver placement at the event’s landing point.
  • Mention in the opening of all fashion shows held during the event as a media partner.

Interested parties should contact Jamee Sandalwood in-world.

Related Links

Rock Your Rack 2018 in Second Life

Rock Your Rack is the annual fund-raiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) opened its doors September 29th, 2018, and remains in full swing through until Sunday, October 13th, 2018, offering shopping, music, fashion shows, entertainment and art.

Some 1.7 million women – and men – were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, the year in which Rock Your Rack was founded by Jamee Sandalwood and the team at Models Giving Back. Today, the figure still stands at around 1.6 million world-wide. NBCF’s mission is to help women in the United States by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. NBCF is also joining hands with organisations around the globe to provide breast cancer education. Rock Your Rack aims to raise funds to support all of these activities.

Rock Your Rack 2018

Located on a single region, the event is sponsored by {ACD} Anam Cara Designs, Digital Farm System (DFS), Evolve, Heartsdale Jewellery, and MOZ Designs, with a further 60+ designers taking part – see the full list on the Rock Your Rack website.

As with previous years, supporting designers have been asked to provide a limited edition item, of which 100% of all proceeds of sales go towards Rock Your Rack. In addition, and to encourage visits to the event, designers have been asked to offer an exclusive item their customers can only purchase via Rock Your Rack.  You can find out more about the limited edition and exclusive offers at the event here.

Rock Your Rack 2018 Art Show

The theme for the event is Music Through The Decades, and reflection of this, the Rock Your Rack Art show has taken on a distinctly 50’s Rock’n’Roll diner look.

Sponsored by Kultivate magazine, the Art show presents work by CybeleMoon (Hana Hoobinoo), Sheba Blitz, Eleseren Brianna, John Brianna (johannes1977), Eucalyptus Carroll, Ilyra Chardin,  StorieS Helendale (GlitterPrincess Destiny), Vee Tammas Shocker (Veruca Tammas), JolieElle Parfort, Pipit Peacedream (retroye), jamee Sandalwood, Vee Tammas Shocker (Veruca Tammas), FreeDom Voix and Myra Wildmist.

Full details on the entertainment – music, fashions shows and more –  at the event can be found on the Rock Your Rack calendar, which I’ve taken the liberty of embedding below for ease of reference here – you can also see it on the Rock Your Rack website, together with a list of performers and performances. All times at SLT.

For those who like a challenge, there is also the Rock Your Rack hunt.

A part of the NBCF’s work is that of breast cancer education. This is something I strongly support having learned through my own experience just how important it is to be aware of the risks cancer presents, and the need for early identification and treatment. Caught early enough, it can be dealt with, as my own experience shows. As such, I encourage everyone to visit and support Rock Your Rack over the next two weeks and contribute to the NBCF’s work.

Rock Your Rack 2018

SLurl and URL Details

Rock Your Rack: designer registrations and more

via Rock Your Rack

Rock Your Rack, the annual fund-raiser organised by Models Giving Back (MGB) in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), will again take place in 2018. The dates for the event are Saturday, September 29th through Saturday, October 13th, 2018.

Officially endorsed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the event is a combined fashion and entertainment event, offering the best in both to visitors, with designer booths, fashions shows, live performances and DJ sessions. In addition, there will be a range of supporting activities, including:

  • A silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from Rock Your Rack designers who will give 100% of the sales to the cause
  • A Rock Your Rack Hunt featuring collectables offered by participating designers at L$10 each – with all proceeds going directly into the fund-raising.
  • An Art show and auction organised by Kultivate Magazine on behalf of Models Giving Back.

The theme for this year’s event is Music for the Decades with the organisers noting, “We envision areas of the build that fit different decades of music and that our DJ’s, live artists and other entertainers will work this theme into their sets for the event.”

Rock Your Rack 2017

Designer Registrations

At the start of April the event opened applications from designers wishing to participate in Rock Your Rack, and is open to any content designers and SL established businesses. Those interested in participating are asked to meet the following high-level requirements:

  • Provide an Exclusive item not for sale anywhere else during the time of the event and has never been previously sold or given away (designer keeps 100% of sales from this item).
  • Provide a Limited Edition item which can be a new design or a remake of an old favourite. 100% of proceeds from this item must go to Rock Your Rack for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the item must be marked as such and retired from sales after the event.
  • Offer either the Exclusive item or the Limited Edition in keeping with the event’s theme Music for the Decades.
  • Provide one item of the designer’s choice for the event’s L$10 Hunt, which gives 100% of funds raised to the NBCF.
  • Sales of all other items can be offered at 100% of proceeds going to the designer, or can be set to give a percentage donation to Rock Your Rack, entirely at the designer’s discretion.

For a full run-down of the designer participant guidelines and rules can be found on the designer’s information page at Rock Your Rack, which also includes a link to the application form.

Rock Your Rack 2017

Pricing for participating in the event as a design starts at L$2,000. This provides a Regular booth with a 50 LI allowance which can be used for vendors and decoration; the designer’s logo displayed on the booth and on the Rock Your Rack website, and a SLurl listing to the designer’s in-world store; event advertising on social media and with in-world groups alongside the Rock Your Rack website; and paid advertising through Seraphim and other outlets if approved by those outlets.

There are then a series of options available at additional pricing which designers can opt to take advantage of in order to maximise their exposure in this event. Again, please refer to the information page for full pricing details.

Entertainment

If you are DJ or Live performer wishing to donate your time to the event, registrations will be open in the summer – so keep an eye on the Rock Your Rack website. However, a number of special invited entertainment guests have been announced by the organisers:

  • The Hiess Project and Johnathan Hiess will be staging at least three tribute concerts.
  • The Dazzlers dance troupe will be performing a very special dance event.
  • The Fantasy Angels will be making their first appearance at Rock Your Rack, including a meet and greet session.

Related Links

 

 

Rock Your Rack 2017 charity art show opens in Second Life

Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction

The 2017 Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction in support of Rock Your Rack opened on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, and will run through until Saturday, October 14th, alongside the main Rock Your Rack 2017 events.

Rock Your Rack is the annual fund-raiser started in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood and the team at Models Giving Back for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Founded in 1991, NBCF’s mission is to help women in the United States by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. NBCF is also joining hands with organisations around the globe to provide breast cancer education.

Curated and coordinated by Kultivate Magazine on behalf of Rock Your Rack, the art show features 32 2D and 3D artists, all of whom are offering one or more items in their art displays with 100% of proceeds going to Rock Your Rack.

Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction

The participating artists are: angyel Resident, artandsoul constantine, Astrid Zhangsun, Beth Pentewyn, Booyakashaka Resident, CalystiaMoonShadow, captainofmysoul, chanasitsayo, Daruma Boa, DrusillaGwind Resident, Eleseren Brianna, Elle Thorkveld, emberdearheart Resident, Eucalyptus Carroll, FreeDom Voix, ilyra chardin, Inquisitor Titanium, Jamee Sandalwood, John Brianna, Karma Weymann, Kerry Streeter, M8ty Resident, Meishagirl Resident, Myra Wildmist, NaTaS Janus, retroye resident, Sandi Benelli, Sheba Blitz, tisephone resident, Veruca Tammas, Vivienne Darcy, and Wintergeist.

Events accompanying the Art Show include the return of the Pink Art Ball with live performer SaraMarie Philly on Saturday, September 20th at 16:00 SLT, a special gift card raffle, and a special art auction bundle, featuring work by Cica Ghost and Bryn Oh. The art show will participate in the Rock Your Rack hunt, where hunt goers can search for hangers throughout the art area and the rest of the region.

Rock Your Rack

As well as the Art Show, Rock Your Rack features shopping, a silent auction, live entertainment, DJs, the aforementioned hunt … all in a beach themed location so those of us facing the approach of winter can enjoy a last moment of sunshine for 2017, and those in the southern hemisphere can greet the forthcoming arrival of summer!

The complete schedule of events can be found at the Rock Your Rack calendar, and on the entertainment page of the website, together with details of the hunt and auction, and a list of participating sponsors.

SLurls and Links

Rock Your Rack Charity Art Show in Second Life

Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction
Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction

The 2016 Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction in support of Rock Your Rack opened on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, and will run through until Saturday, October 15th, alongside the Rock Your Rack 2016 events.

Rock Your Rack is the annual fund-raiser started in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood and the team at Models Giving Back for the National Breast Cancer Foundation ((NBCF). Founded in 1991, NBCF’s mission is to help women in the United States by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. NBCF is also joining hands with organisations around the globe to provide breast cancer education.

Curated and coordinated by Kultivate Magazine on behalf of Rock Your Rack, the art show features 23 2D and 3D artists, all of whom are offering one or more items in their art displays with 100% of proceeds going to Rock Your Rack.

Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction
Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction

The participating artists are: Adi4guam Resident, Aradia Aridian, Artemisgreece Resident, Brooklynleigh Resident, Bryn Oh, Byrnedarkly Cazalet, Calystiamoonshadow Resident, Cica Ghost, Eleseren Brianna, Erikoleo Resident, Glitterprincess Destiny, Inara Pey, Iquisitor Titanium, Iskye Silverweb, Johannes1977 Resident, Kodymeyers Resident, Leah Mccullough, Lucia Tophat, Retroye Resident, Tisephone Resident, Sandi Benelli, Sheba Blitz, and Slatan Dryke.

While the Art Show opened along with the rest of the Rock Your Rack events, there will be a formal Art Show opening on Monday, October 3rd from 16:00 SLT, with further events to mark the closing on the show on Saturday, October 15th. Two special raffles are also being held, featuring special bundles of work from Bryn Oh and Cica Ghost respectively. The main schedule of events comprises:

  • Saturday, October 1st: Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction opens, and Bryn Oh & Cica Ghost 3D art bundle raffle tickets go on sale
  • Saturday, October 1st through  to Wednesday October 12th: Art Auction bids open
  • Monday, October 3rd: formal Art show Opening with live performer Talleysin
  • Thursday, October 13th: Art auction winners announced and Bryn Oh & Cica Ghost 3D art bundle raffle winners announced
  • Friday, October 14th: The Pink Art Ball featuring DJ John 16:00-17:00 SLT and live performer Sam Quenda 17:00-18:00
  • Saturday, October 15th: Rock Your Rack and the art show ends.

During the event, visitors can also tour the wider Rock Your Rack activities taking place in the region and support fun-raising.

SLurls and Links

Support Rock Your Rack in Second Life

Image via Rock Your Rack
Image via Rock Your Rack

Rock Your Rack, the annual charity event to raise funds for the US National Breast Cancer Foundation, and which organised and presented by Models Giving Back, will this year take place between Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 16th inclusive – and the organisers are currently seeking designers, entertainers and bloggers wishing to both take part in and support the event.

Rock Your Rack is a combined fashion and entertainment event, offering the best in both to visitors, with designer booths, fashions shows, live performances and DJ sessions. In addition, there will be a range of supporting activities, including:

  • A silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from Rock Your Rack designers who will give 100% of the sales to the cause
  • A Rock Your Rack Hunt featuring collectables offered by participating designers at L$10 each – with all proceeds going directly into the fund-raising
  • And Art show and auction organised by Windlight Magazine on behalf of Models Giving Back.

Designer applications at the event have been open since mid-June, and will remain so until Sunday, July 31st or until the remaining slots are taken. If you are fashion designer and would be interested in participating in Rock Your Rack, please visit the Rock Your Rack Designers information page.

If you are DJ or Live performer, and would like to donate your time to the event, registrations are now open, and will run through until Tuesday, August 30th (unless all slots are filled before then).

  • DJ slots are available on the Saturdays and Sundays of the event only, and are available for either dance parties or fashion show. Those interested should check the Rock Your Rack Entertainments page, and then complete the DJ registration form
  • Live entertainment slots are available for the Saturdays and Sundays of the event, and weekday events. Those interested should check the Rock Your Rack Entertainments page, and then complete the entertainer registration form

Note that all DJ and entertainers applying must have their own music stream, as none can be provided.

Bloggers interested in covering the event have from now until Sunday, July 31st to apply. Do note that given the event involves both fashion and entertainment and requires both are covered, Rock Your Rack has a detailed set of blogging requirements. Those interested in applying to be an event blogger are asked to read the Rock Your Rack blogger’s information page prior to submitting an application.

Artists who would like to participate in the Rock Your Rack Art Show and Auction should refer to the entry requirement for participating on the Art Show application form.

For more information on Rock Your Rack, including a complete time line covering the run-up to the event, as well as information on Models Giving Back, please visit the Rock Your Rack website.