Radio Riel Players Tonight @ 6 pm SLT

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tonight at 6 pm SLT I invite you to tune in to Radio Riel to enjoy the re-launch of Radio Riel Players, with some spooky tales read by Rowan Derryth, Tricia Aferdita and myself. We might even have a tale from Miss Riel herself, who is handling all the creepy production!

Miss Derryth will be reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, while Miss Aferdita offers up "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain and I share Poe's "The Raven”

Better than just tuning into Radio Riel, come and join us for a listening party at Harmony Cafe in Avalon – costumes welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Primgraph Issue 13 on Newstands!

Well, The Primgraph has sailed the seas with pirates, soared above both land and sea in airships, and now, in Issue 13, with a very exciting addition to their roster of writers, The Primgraph plunges beneath the waves to encounter mermaids and sundry strange craft that lurk in the deep blue.

The exciting news: Jess Nevins, the author of the seminal Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, and well known for his Concordances to the works of Alan Moore (especially The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and other comic books, joins The Primgraph team to share with us his love of pulp fiction. This issue he explores tales of underwater craft in America, Europe, India and Japan in a fascinating article on The Super-Submarine in Fiction after Verne.

Miss Ceejay Writer explores our chosen stretch of water - The Vernian Sea (and its Deeps) in New Babbage, while Mr Linus Lacombe ventures farther afield in search of some spectacular underwater architecture. Miss Beq Janus discovers what the wonderful troupe of Belly Up Mermaids Dancers have been up to since we last encountered them performing over a year ago.

Another fabulous issue beautifully laid out by the very talented Terry Lightfoot.

This issue also includes the latest episode in the epic adventure, The Quest for the Golden Prim. Find out what is happening with our group of academics, adventurers and villains as they continue their quest in Steelhead.

My thanks to all of our intrepid actors and extras for their great work in helping to bring the Quest for the Golden Prim to life. It is such a fun and creative journey under the direction of our intrepid publisher Saffia Widdershins.

I am so tremendously fortunate to be involved in this epic adventure as photographer and designer and love the challenge of bringing this story to life. Catch up with the characters and story on the Quest blog and read the latest episode in this issue of The Primgraph.

Issue 13 of The Primgraph is available online at


Animals in the Scribbled Wild by Scott Rolfe

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here is a totally awesome calendar created by everyone's favourite otter Scottius Polke!

One of the most creative and interesting people I have met in my almost 4 years in Second Life, Mr. Polke's talent seems to know no bounds.

I have been honoured to have him exhibit some of his work at Exposure Art Gallery and of course, some of the neatest places you can find in Second Life, like MUSHroom and Lunamaruna are the results of his boundless creativity.

This gorgeous looking calendar features "scribbles" created by Mister Polke, Scott Rolfe in RL. These were created in Scribbler interactive drawing tool on the web at

For more fabulous art by Scott, visit his blog at

More information about ordering this calendar and/or greeting cards, visit

Prim Perfect 29 on Newstands

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Halloween issue of Prim Perfect is now on newstands! This spooktacular issue comes jam packed with great articles and stunning photographs from around the grid! Featuring the Epic Toy Factory and a plethora of scary places to visit just in time for Halloween, be sure to check out the latest issue!

Even more fun is had by Miss Rowan Derryth and myself as we head out on assigment for the gets a little intense but I did my best not to lose my head! Check out our adventure in the Village of Nyght.

Congratulations to the entire Prim Perfect team for putting together another spectacular issue. I am so very fortunate to work with some of the most creative and talented people in the metaverse!

The latest issue can be read online by visiting

Subscribe in-world to get the new Intellibook version which gives you the exciting new choice of being able to link to the stores you see featured in Prim Perfect advertisements. There are landmarks embedded – and there is the possibility of embedding postcards too. And if you look carefully, you’ll find free gifts embedded on some pages – this is a treasure hunt of a magazine!


Nemo by Sextan Shepherd is Closing!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

For those of you who may not have heard, the stunning Nemo trilogy build at France3d Futuna will be closing on October 29th. This is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited in Second Life and the result of many hours of work by the immensely talented Sextan Shepherd.

Mr Shepherd has decided it is time to move on to other endeavours and while I am sad to see these amazing builds disappear, I am rather excited to see what he will come up with next!

Time is running out...and this is certainly a must see destination before it disappears. Get thee to Nemo...

For more photographs of Nemo, have a look at my Flickr photostream.

Heroines! Aether Salon w. Miss Bookworm Hienrichs

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do you know one? ARE you one? From self-rescuing princess to those daring gals who save the world and look fabulous doing so (hey, soot is IN), all the while cooking, cleaning, and raising brilliant children. Who isn't a little bit curious how they do it all? I mean, trouncing and squashing and humiliating Evil-doers is a huge job, right? For the Aether Salon's two-year anniversary, Miss Bookworm Hienrichs enlightened us all, and shared a few tips and tricks she picked up along the way.

What a memorable and eventful Salon with a special, and unwelcome guest!

Check out more photos from Miss Book's salon on my Flickr photostream.

For more information about the Aether Salon, please visit their official blog.

Metaverse Arts (Episode 5)

Episode 5 of Metaverse Arts saw host Tricia Aferdita interview Raven Haalan and Emcee Widget on the opening day of Burn2.

Photographs from Burn2 featured on the show can be found on my Flickr photostream.

For more information on Metaverse Arts, visit their blog at

BURN2 Opens Today!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Metaverse Arts celebrates the opening of Burn 2 with a special show tomorrow at 2 pm SLT.

BURN2 is the Second Life counterpart to the Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada High Desert every year. From the Burning Man website: ( “Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance”

This annual counterpart to Burning Man was originally called Burning Life. This year it’s organization was taken over by the Burning Man team, and changes have been made in its scale and in its adherence to the message and the community ideal of Burning Man.

Renamed BURN2 – this new, streamlined festival launches today at noon SLT. Metaverse Arts staff attended a press preview and came back with a cornucopia of photos from the festival site. Today at 2pm, we’ll meet up with two BURN2 staff members, Communications Manager Raven Haalan and DMV Department Lead Emcee Widget.

Learn a little more about the changes to the Burn and how it compares to previous years from Raven, then investigate with us the DMV, Department of Mutant Vehicles – a RL and SL Burn phenomenon – and learn about the fun, whimsical and creative Art Cars from Emcee.

All of this, plus we’ll highlight a few upcoming events and unveil this episodes featured gallery!

Metaverse Arts is filmed in Avalon Town at the Labyrinth Theatre (

See more photographs of Burn2 on my Flickr photostream.

Burn 2 by ColeMarie Soliel

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here is a great video by ColeMarie Soliel in preparation for the opening of Burn 2 on October 16th. I had the opportunity to visit yesterday during press day with host of Metaverse Arts, Tricia Aferdita. Lots of really interesting and cool builds to explore on the playa!

Burn 2 runs from October 16 - 24.

Designing Worlds Returns to New Babbage

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A return visit to New Babbage docklands uncover a new dangerous mystery for Saffia and Elrik to solve and keep the peace with Babbage factions - even if they ignore the Prime Directive.

Fallingwater by Camryn Darkstone

One of the greatest builds I have recently visited has to be Fallingwater by Camryn Darkstone. Set in a gorgeous location, the build includes informative and interesting facts about the home which are accessible by clicking the various cubes scattered throughout the sim.

This is a highly skilled and detailed build which I strongly encourage everyone to go visit and support. You can find Fallingwater at

Camryn was also recognized at the 2010 Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum Prairie Style Build-Off as a joint winner in the the pro building class.
For more images of Camryn's Fallingwater, please visit my Flickr photostream.

BoobieThon Art Auction Opens 6pm SLT Tonight!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The excitement builds as we approach the start of the Boobiethon Art Auction at Isle of Skye in Winterfell!

As part of this year's fundraising activities in Second Life for the 2010 Boobiethon, a number of fabulous artists have contributed unique works of art for auction.

It will run from October 1st through October 6th on Isle of Skye, Winterfell Anodyne in the family home of Eva Bellambi, Caisteal Teanacadh... [slurl]

Bidding starts at 6 pm SLT with the opening party at the auction site starting around 7 pm with DJ Frequency Picnic.

These Second Life fundraising initiatives for the Blogger Boobiethon have been organized over the last few years through dedicated and tireless work of Eva Bellambi, Serra Anansi and countless others. All funds raised are donated to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.

Please stop in at the auction and be sure to come back throughout its seven day run. Bidding will close on October 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm SLT. Please let all of your friends know and come bid on a great works of art! Donations will also be gratefully accepted at the auction site.

Participating artists include:

  • Gracie Kendal
  • Tricia Aferdita
  • Miso Susanowa
  • Ragamuffin Kips
  • Eliza Wierwight
  • Chrome Underwood
  • Fuschia Nightfire
  • Scottius Polke
  • PJ Trenton
  • AutoPilotPatty Poppy
  • Sledge Roffo
  • Monty Streusel
  • GM Nikolaidis
  • Callipygian Christensen
  • Ghosty Kips
  • Gleman Jun
  • Cee Edman
  • Winter Nightfire
  • Weston Graves
Come celebrate, art, friendship, and support a very worthwhile cause!