Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 PEOPLE: Think Pink Week (In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Think Pink Week 
(Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
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October 1, 2014 is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In honor of this occasion, the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Second Life (MSABC In SL) committee invites you to "think pink".
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From October 1 to 8, 2014 avatars in Second Life will spread the message of pink throughout the grid, in order to raise awareness about breast cancer. During this special week we will have fun themes, events, and contests to make you think pink! Below is a schedule of committee ran events and contests:

Pink Ribbon Day – Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 1 is the start of breast cancer awareness month. Show your support for breast cancer awareness by wearing a pink ribbon throughout the day in Second Life.

Stomp Out Breast Cancer – Pink Shoe Day – Thursday, October 2, 2014

Help us stomp out cancer by wearing pink shoes, boots, flip flops, or pink feet!

Pink Denim Day – Friday, October 3, 2014

In real life the American Cancer Society and Lee Jeans have National Denim Day, where Lee Jeans donations 5 dollars of every sale to the American Cancer Society. You can visit Denim Day here:  http://www.denimday.com/.  In Second Life we ask that you wear denim attire and/or buy the special pair of mesh jeans for only 5 lindens each at the Strides Booth at ACS: 

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Pink Your Parcel Day – Saturday, October 4, 2014

Still want more pink?? If so pink your parcels today, turn your house, grass, and trees pink! Send us a photo and enter our special Pink Your Parcel photo contest. (Please see the notecard inworld* to submit your photos for this contest)

*Get the Think Pink items from the cupcake at:

Pink Spirit Day – Sunday, October 5, 2014

Join us at the American Cancer Society Island for a day long party. With live djs and music, this pink rally will be pinkreffic!

Mission Pink – Monday, October 6, 2014

Learn about the mission of Making Strides and help us spread the word of Strides throughout Second Life, by placing your mission posters at your home or business.

Pink Swag Day – Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Put on your best pink attire and show off your pink swag throughout the day. Go entirely pink and enter our Pink Swag Day photo contest!

Pink Honor & Remembrance Day – Wednesday, October 8, 2014

As Think Pink Week ends, we honor and remember those we have lost to breast cancer. Honor a loved one by place the special pink ribbon at your Second Life home or business. Enter a special dedication that will be displayed on our website to a loved one.

Individual or Business Events:

Please let us know if you are having any events during Think Pink Week, so that we can promote these events on our official social media sites and on our Strides Fundraising Event Boards in Second Life! All events must meet our fundraising guidelines before we post them. You can submit your events here: http://makingstridessl.org/submit-your-event/

About Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and race money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

About the American Cancer Society:

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
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Skeltonic Verse Poetry Workshop-Tue 9/30 -7pm SLT   This week the Short Poetry Workshop revisits the Skeltonic Verse, which was created by John Skelton in the 16th century. It features short, irregular lines with multiple rhymes, or monorhyme, written in a tumbling, helter-skelter style. There are no restrictions on lines, but we’ll focus on writing some shorter ones. So come join us to learn, write and share some Skeltonic verse. 

CALL FOR STORIES for BOOFest '14, October 19th
2014 Project SciFi Competition in partnership with Screen My Shorts and sponsored by the Parramatta City Council is giving filmmakers, Machinima makers and animators 30 days to write, shoot, edit, produce and upload a 3-10min short film with $5,500 (Australian Dollars) in cash prizes. -All films that enter into this years Project SciFi will be screened at Riverside Theatres.  Teams must register by 3rd October 2014 and nominate 2 scifi subjects that they would like to make their film about. For registrations visit ... 

Subjects for Machinima makers, 2014 Project SciFi Competition

  • Sci-Romance – Love between Aliens, Robots and more! (Can be Happy, Sad or Tragedy) 
  • Sci-Comedy – Science fiction that is humorous in nature. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a good example of SciFi Comedy. 
  • Save the Environment – A theme focuses on saving the dying planet and/or ecosystem 
  • Zombie / Disease – A theme focuses on the effect of a disease in the future. 
  • Apocalyptic / Post-Apocalyptic SciFi – Stories about the extinction or near extinction of humankind either by forces of nature or by our own means. Post- focuses on telling the tale of the survivors of an apocalypse. 
  • Spy-Fy – Science fiction about futuristic spies and espionage, and the effects of technological advancement on their professions. 
  • Super Hero – Stories related to super heroes who get their powers from technology or because they are from another world. Often focuses on futuristic superheroes. 
  • Robots / AI – Fiction in which the science of Artificial Intelligence and robotics is a central theme, typically relating to Robot stories. 
  • First Contact / Alien – This sub genre imagines the various scenarios in which humanity makes contact with other civilizations. 
  • Social Science Fiction - Fiction in which future societies are extrapolated, explained and often criticized, usually for the purpose of social satire. The social sciences are the overriding theme in this type of fiction; however, science and technology will usually play a central role in the structure of the extrapolated society.
National Agenda 2014 focuses on the battle for control of congress midway through the Obama second term, with some of the biggest and most experienced names in American politics
Midtown Arts Museum is launching its first participation storybuild on Monday, 9.1.2014, Wear Your Goggles to the Goldrush. All elements are ready for visitors, explorers and amateur sleuths to plunder. A storybuild mystery is not an event that is attended. Rather clues and story are collected, assembled and written by the participants who journey through it. It is writing via pictures and conversation - - the natural, entertaining and effortless way. Oakes Valley blog
Hypergrid address:  grid.kitely.com:8002:Oakes Valley  
Kitely World page:  http://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Ruby-ODegee-2/Oakes-Valley
Companion websites:  http://oakesvalley.blogspot.co.uk/http://immersivestorybuilder.blogspot.co.uk/
Longer summary and pictures on HG Destinations website:  http://destinations.virtual-memoirs.co.uk/kitely-oakes-valley/
The theme is 'TRANSCENDING BORDERS.' Artists & filmmakers can interpret the theme as they see fit. Whether transcending borders between time and space, past and present, one nation and another, one language and another, a culture or civilization or any other of the innumerable borders that present themselves as we navigate our lives. You the artist... You the machinimatographer...You decide.
Entries Close at Midnight SLT 31st October 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014.   
UWA Art & Film Challenges 2014 with L$1.03 Mil in Prizes, early entries 
And don't forget the many imagined borders, walls, that we make for ourselves.   Those are the worst kind.--TKR

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