Showing posts with label London City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label London City. Show all posts

Friday, November 17, 2017

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life.  Her hits include, Mr Rock & Roll, Poison Prince, Let's Start a Band and Run.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Philip Rosedale visits London City - The video




Philip Rosedale (formerly Philip Linden), the founder of Linden Lab and Second Life and CEO of High Fidelity, visited London City on Thursday to hang out for a couple of hours with the community and find out a bit more about our visitors.

For the last half hour of his visit, Philip took to voice to talk more about the history of Second Life, the complexities of the platform, possible improvements and his ambitions for High Fidelity.


Philip Rosedale, Creator of Second Life visits London City




Visitors to London City had the pleasure of meeting my friend, Philip Rosedale, the founder of Linden Lab and creator of Second Life on Thursday evening.

Philip talked at length about the creation of Second Life and his ideas on getting it started and then went on to explain his visions for the VR High Fidelity platform he now works on.

He wanted to know how Residents felt the mainland compared to private islands, ideas for improvements of avatars, keeping regions up and running all the time without throttling them.  All in all a very interesting visit.

He was also very interested in the London City community and how this estate retains its users.  He was very complimentary to our team and our master builder.

What's more at the time of this article, Philip is still in the region.




And here is the definitive answer to which preoccupies us.. sort of:

[12:12] Elise Banx: ok i want to know philip... is second life a game?
[12:12] Philip Rosedale: not in my mind Elise.  But I think it's a hard/deep question.  Is RL a game?  Are careers?


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Switching on the Illuminations



It was the opening night of the London Illuminations last night.  Thanks to everyone who came to see the Big O in concert, and the switching on of Billy as we shoved 30 thousand volts through his nipple electrodes.





Friday, November 10, 2017

Roy Orbison in Concert on Saturday




Join us on Saturday in Regent's Park for Roy Orbison in London City.

Roy Orbison, The Big O, was an American singer/songwriter best known for his songs, Crying, Only The Lonely, Oh Pretty Woman, Running Scared, You Got It and many more hits.

Contrary to popular belief, the reclusive Orbison wore big black sunglasses not  because he was blind or cross eyed.  He adopted them because he suffered terrible stage fright (which prevented him touring) and found them to be a useful shield between himself and the world outside.

Roy died in 1988 aged just 52.  A year later, You Got It became the final song of Roy Orbison's to chart inside the top ten.

He has a brand new Album just released with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which hit the record stores on 3rd November.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the Concert and hour later at 1pm SL.

Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Gunpowder, Treason and Plop




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of  old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Let's have a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his croanies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

Join us for an indoor firework show today at Substation, 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Of Gods and Monsters



We hope everyone had a wonderful time at the London City Halloween Party.  Thanks for coming.

Thank you also to Bailey and Katty for providing us all with 4 hours of top tunes of a Halloween theme and our Linden friends who popped in to spook the revelers,  on Second Life's busiest day of the year.








Wednesday, October 25, 2017

War of The Worlds Stage Show, Saturday 28th
































On 30th October 1938 long before television, CBS broadcast a radio version of The War of The Worlds.

They mentioned several times at the start of the show that it was a dramatization.

The format of the show was that of a light music program, constantly interrupted by reporters giving an account of the aliens progressive invasion.

What the network had overlooked was that the average radio listener to jump stations throughout the evening.

As the play continued, more and more people tuned in to the War of The Worlds broadcast without realising it was a play. Furthermore the radio broadcast had used real town names instead of fictitious ones, and one by one each town fell into the hands of the Martians.

Panic ensued as whole towns, swept in waves of hysteria, packed their possessions and fled to surrounding areas.


A suicide was reported as one woman said she would rather die than be taken by the Martians. In another town there was a fatal stampede as residents desperate to leave trampled each other.

The following morning CBS were forced to hold a press conference to explain themselves and to apologize for the duress they had subjected their listeners to.

Ultimately with such intense press coverage, this catapulted the actor who has played the lead reporter, a young and unknown Orson Welles, into super-stardom.  Just three short years later, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.


Join us in London City on Saturday 28th October for the interactive stage show version of this most famous of classics.

Our evening begins with a huge mass of luminous gas erupting from Mars and heading towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, is the first of the missiles that will bring so much calamity.

Be part of this show.  Come dressed however you like, but to be in the cast and to dance on the stage, please wear turn of the century or steampunk clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles or bonnets, or as maids.   Circa anytime between 1880 to 1940.


The event starts at 12pm SL Time (8pm UK)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Best in Zombie - Michael Jackson on Saturday



The legendary Michael Jackson is appearing in Concert at London City Party in The Park on Saturday.

With Halloween rapidly approaching, we thought you might enjoy something spooky.. This week, the theme is Halloween, win 250L for being the best Zombie!

The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Jacko on stage at 1pm SL.

Please come dressed as a ZOMBIE if possible for tonights party, we will want you up on the stage for certain parts!

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/114/24

Friday, October 06, 2017

Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday



Remastered up-tempo Simon & Garfunkel in Concert on Saturday at London City.

Simon & Garfunkel shot to fame in 1965 after composing and recording the musical score for the film "The Graduate".   Their hits include, The Sound of Silence, Homeward Bound, I am a Rock, Cecilia, Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water and many many more.
at London City.

Enjoy the show here on Saturday at London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert and hour later at 1pm SL.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Trash or Treasure? OJ



People are always throwing things away in the litter bins in London City.   You never know quite what you will find in there.  A useful gadget or even some cash?   By walking up to the bin a random gift will be given to you.

To commemorate the release of OJ Simpson from prison yesterday, after a nine year stay for armed robbery, this lovely OJ Halloween Mesh Mask is now available to collect!

It makes a lovely add-on accessory to any Halloween costume.


You can visit the litter bin in Regent's Park here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/205/23

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Bailey's Bizarre Jumble Sale




Madame Bailey has been at it all week!   She has been boxing up her old tat ready for sale, and today is the day!

If you are looking for a glamorous new look, then this is the place for you.  All Madame Bailey's pre-loved frocks and hairdo's are on sale at the yard sale in her own private mansion, to aid the fading star.

This jumble sale assures quality clothing at next-to-nothing prices.   So sharpen your elbows and head on over to the Sale of the Century, on now!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/147/85/23

Friday, September 29, 2017

London City's 8th Birthday Party and a Night of Stars!











London City is celebrating its 8th Birthday on Saturday 30th September.

We have a brand new and absolutely fantastic show for you to enjoy - A whole night of top party music courtesy of the Toppers.

The Toppers are a dutch MEGA band who invite famous performers to sing their songs whilst running the entire event as one non-stop live concert mix, with surprise guests throughout.

This two-hour spectacular show features all of the 70s disco bands, solo acts and superstars and is a dance party not to miss!

It includes Sister Sledge, Leo Sayer, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, The O'Jays, Donna Summer, Baccara, Tina Charles and many many more artists!

The party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK).    Contest is Best in DISCO!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday - Elton Returns



For the first time in 2 years, singer/song writer, Elton returns to Party in The Park this Saturday.

With fifty top 40 hits, selling over 300 million records, Elton is one of the biggest selling artists in the world..

Come and enjoy a dazzling evening showcasing all his most popular songs, at London City on Saturday.   The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.





Friday, September 15, 2017

Spice Girls on Saturday



British sensation of the '90s, The Spice Girls are in concert in London City on Saturday.
Spice up your weekend as the girls sing all their famous hits in this musical extravaganza.

Party in the park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK), with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Eyes down for bingo at The Worlds End Pub




Come on over and join us for a session of cash prize bingo.  Bingo starts at 11am SLT (7pm UK time).  And it runs for 2 hours.  The first person to get a line up wins Lindens.

DJ Katty will be entertaining you with her tunes.  So get your dabbers on the ready and try your luck at winning some bingo!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/41/29/23




Thursday, September 07, 2017

Resolved! Grid problems and a London City roll back



Last night there was a grid outage which kept residents off-line for about 3 hours.

When logins were re-enabled there was an unexpected anomaly in the prim accounting system, where some regions would report less available prims than there should be.  This also meant that where the calculation had been applied incorrectly and a region appeared to run out of prims, certain content was returned to owners in what appeared to be a random fashion.

London City Estate was affected by this problem.  To remedy this issue, we have rolled back all four regions to their state as at 6pm PDT on Wednesday 6th September, which is immediately before the grid outage.

We have conducted a full inspection of the estate and we are satisfied that all is now as it should be.   Please get in touch with with us if you have any concerns.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Sunday, September 03, 2017

London City - Official Community Gateway




Almost Two years ago, London City, and Firestorm became the first of the next generation Official Community Gateways to come on-line.

Since then over 300,000 new residents have begun their journey in Second Life, via the portal operated by London City.

The gateway has the emphasis on quick-starting a resident by showing them the basics of walking, running, camera controls and jumping.  These are the bare bone essentials needed to begin their adventure, and if they decide for a more in-depth tutorial, they can take a tour of the full region and follow the examples - or - they can choose to jump right into the community region London City and meet other residents.

From there, our Support team will show them how to customize their avatar, dance, shop, create landmarks and search for places and events of interest.  For those who want to take it to another level, London City also offers building and scripting classes.

This video shows the kind of group events enjoyed by residents being born into London City Official Community Gateway.