Friday, December 7, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: ART: From The Ashes Of AvatarFest, Opensim Fest Rises


From The Ashes Of AvatarFest, 
Opensim Fest Rises
 AvatarFest has been a creative effort which has celebrated the people of Open Sim for years, and AvatarFest 2018 was it's final year. In the spirit of this incredible yearly festival, OpenSim Fest begins with our first festival starting in March 2019.



What can YOU do to be a part of OpenSim Fest 2019?


You can come by and visit us at Expo region 5/Booth number 26 at this years OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC 2018) if you would like to ask us any questions or sign up as an contributor to Opensim Fest.

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What is OpenSim Fest?

"From the ashes of AvatarFest it is with great pleasure we would like to announce Opensim Fest rising like a phoenix. OpenSim Fest is the celebration of the strength and diversity of the hypergrid user community. For the community, by the community. The format, the idea and the aims of OpenSim Fest will stay true to AvatarFest and we hope to be worthy custodians for Han and Eryn."-"We do not represent corporations, companies nor grids – we are the customers, users, builders and dreamers who live out here, sharing our dreams and creations with one another."

OpenSim Fest Weekend and beyond

"There are two parts to the festival, the first is the weekend of live performances on the Opensim Fest grid on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2019. and secondly you will be able to visit the region via the hypergrid to see the exhibits until the 6th April 2019. Nearer the time of the festival a full schedule will be posted and pages will be posted to the site with a full list of performers and exhibitors.
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If you have been an exhibitor or performer and have anything on the festival region or in your grid avatar inventory you will need to export or transfer it by the 20th April 2019. All the grid databases, the region, website and grid accounts will be deleted on the 21st April 2019. The only thing that will remain throughout the year will be the main website as we will be using that each year."

What can YOU do to be a part of OpenSim Fest 2019?

Creative Builders & Artists - there are build / Display areas waiting to be filled with unique creations! Please speak to Leighton Marjoram at leighton@opensimfest.org or Bill Blight at bill@opensimfest.org to reserve yours and receive guidelines information.
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Live Performers, Live DJs - Performing Artists (Live Musicians, DJs) Please contact Cataplexia Numbers at cataplexia@opensimfest.org-
Spoken Word Storytellers & Poets - Poets & Storytellers contact Leighton Marjoram at leighton@opensimfest.org or Cataplexia Numbers at cataplexia@opensimfest.orgExhibitors, performers and volunteers will be asked to join the Discord server so we can communicate easier.
To join the Discord server click follow this link in your browser https://discord.gg/T7QN2mZ (discord is a very useful real time collaboration tool and there is a desktop app you can download). We encourage all to participate and be a part of the Community festival.
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You can come by and visit us at Expo region 5/Booth number 26 at this years OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC 2018) if you would like to ask us any questions or sign up as an contributor to Opensim Fest. Finally the grid will be open to the hypergrid so anyone can come and then in January 2019 the region will be restricted to builders (then the builds will a surprise at the fest in March).

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