Archive for the ‘Parties’ Tag

Party Here, Party There, Everywhere

…On disco lights, your name will be seen
You can fulfill all your dreams
Party here, party there, everywhere
This is your night, baby, you’ve got to be there….

  • Kool & the Gang, “Ladies Night”

Sweet Blue 1 Sweet Blue 2

It’s Friday again, and time to party!  And how do you do so?  Well, it all depends on what you want to do and where you want to go.  How do you party?  For some, familiar tried-and-true stuff, like big bands and waltzes are the route to release and romance.  For others, though, they want something a little more…relaxed.  And you probably can’t get much more relaxed — legally — than at Club Zero, featured right now in the opening screen guide; it’s a place where the music runs from new wave to industrial, the avatars don’t have to be human (as you can see from the white dragon getting down behind me), and you can dress as you like.  (Or undress, apparently, if you prefer; it’s an adult sim, and there are “cheeky” warning signs scattered through the club.)

I decided to go for my Alien Princess look, and put on my gold skin; but the rest is simply pretty party wear.

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Gracie Kendal Launches 1000 Avatars Book

It was my pleasure and privilege to attend a launch party tonight for a RL book.  Gracie Kendal, the photographer who set out to shoot 1,000 Second Life avatars, has published her work, and her book was released for sale today.

I came in late on the proceedings, but had a chance to grab a glass of champagne and do a little dancing with the packed house.  (How often can you dance with a werewolf and a blue whale in the same location?)

This is quite a difference from the Gracie who was reeling off photographs for a month or so, dressed in paint-stained jeans and shooting photos with an old Polaroid SX-70 camera.

Here’s a look at the cover of the book.  The smaller copy below is a THiNC copy of the first few pages, with the introduction.  If you teleport to the new home of her in-world exhibit, at the sim home of Cal State Northridge, you can get a notecard explaining things, and instructing you how to put in an order for a signed copy.

Congratulations, Gracie; here’s hoping the book does well!!

May 25 is Towel Day

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from science fiction it’s this:

Don’t Panic!

Tomorrow, May 25, is Towel Day, when we remember the author of the five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy — yes, that number is right; it’s a long story…. — and the insanely accurate commentary he delivered back in the 1980s on modern society.  Official celebrations begin at 12:00 noon SLT, and will center on Milliway’s, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.  See the Second Life Destination Guide for more particulars, or drop in before the festivities start.

And remember, frood:  always know where your towel is!  If you can’t find your towel, or you can’t get to the SL version of Marks and Spencer, there is a free towel dispenser in the lobby at Milliway’s, along with a few other goodies.

If you run into Zaphod Beeblebrox while you’re running around, tell him hi for me….

5th Annual Beltane Celebration In World

By the grace of Her Ladyship Eva Bellambi, Lady Chief of the Clan Bellambi, Patron of the Order of the Red Rose, & etc.:

Poster for 2011 Beltane

Lady Eva Bellambi is pleased to invite you to a celebration of the Celtic holy night of Beltane, to be held in Winterfell Anodyne on the evening of April 30 at 6:00 p.m. SLT (0100 UTC/GMT, 1 May).  This will be the fifth annual Beltane feast held by Lady Eva, and will include music May poles, and the lighting of the Beltane fires.

More details, including a synopsis on the tradition of Beltane, may be found at her Ladyship’s blog article.

A Taxing Affair

Maxie Mostel at Pixeltheatre reports about getting a notecard today with an invitation to a party:

Tonight I’ll be DJing at H&R Block from 5:30ppm (sic) – 7:30pm for the 2008 Tax Season. While I’m DJing, H&R Block will have 2 tax advisors answering your questions with free tax advice!

Let’s see: a party thrown by accountants. How Ben Stein….

Actually, that’s not a bad idea, and I’m planning on dropping in to see what happens. I’ve already filed our taxes, and gotten our refund back (Hal-le-LOOOOOO-…jah!!!), but who’ll turn down a good party…? I assume the times are in SLT (Pacific Time, for those who don’t believe in the virtual time zone).

Here’s the SLurl.

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Posted February 12, 2008 by Harper Ganesvoort in Business, Events, Humor

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A Vicious Saturday Night

Vicious Studios was celebrating a grand opening, or re-opening, this past weekend. I was asked to do some guest-blogging for them while they were busy with the building and decorating, and Gidge Uriza invited me to the festivities in thanks for my small contributions.

Me at the Vicious PartyI was able to take her up on the opportunity for a party last night, the venue being their dance floor on top of a shark pen. (Well, they are Vicious.) The theme of the party was “Come dressed as you’d appear on American Idol,” and I’ll admit I stretched it quite a bit. I showed up in the “silver appliqué” top and pants I found in the Canada in SL mall (which I’ve been favoring quite a lot in my less formal times lately), hair like a celestial biker chick (Omayrah Silver from Sinsation), and the excellent dark silver skin from chroma — yes, that’s how it’s spelled if you search them up. Gidge said I looked fantastic, and I think I heard at least one jaw drop — virtually, of course.

The music was hot, spun by disc jockey DJRobyn Writer, and Robyn was hot herself in a set of royal blue silks that had me voting for her in the best-dressed woman contest. And whoever programmed their dance system was a master; I was doing moves I’ve never seen, or dreamed of, before, while the entire crew danced along in almost simultaneous formation. Partway through, Vic, the owner, put in an appearance, complete with his guns; Vic likes guns, you see (grin). When he started shooting them — over our heads, I emphasize; the man’s not a lunatic to drive away his customers — I rezzed up a katana and wore it on my belt for the rest of the night. It actually seemed the thing to do, since the rest of the Vicious staff had all pulled guns as well, and were dancing with them. I felt a little undressed without some weapon, even if it was a prop sword….

En fin, a splendid time was had by all, many sweepstakes prizes were awarded from the sim’s merchants, and I ended up in a 3-way time for best-dressed woman with Arcadia Nightfire and one of the Durants (I can’t remember which, but congratulations!)!! A cool £300 and several of the raffle-ball prizes, plus that dancing, made for a very nice night.

More photos are available at my Flickr stream.

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