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For my non-Second Life readers, a 24 hour event to coincide with the real world One Billion Rising campaign is being held inworld on February 14th. An awesome video has been made, easily found on Youtube or if you explore the topic here at wordpress.

press preview on the One Billion Rising stage

press preview on the One Billion Rising stage

This afternoon the organizers invited bloggers and journalists to preview the event sim and I was fortunate I had time to attend. Here, the women and men involved made themselves available to answer questions and provide links and information about the event.

The stage for dancing

The stage for dancing

The stage is huge. There are no stairs; it’s wheelchair accessible. You can pick up an OBR goodie box at the base of the ramp. It includes t-shirts for both men and women in 3 mesh sizes, in black or white. There’s also an OBR rising gesture. I picked up my t-shirt yesterday evening in front of Prim Perfect Headquarters as well as a clickable poster that gives an informative NC. I searched inworld for the teleport to PPH and landed in the water nearby, but I’m a girl who feels the sea instead of getting wet so it was fine.

I had to try out the dance machine!

I had to try out the dance machine!

I really like the dance machine; it has dances for singles as well as couples, dances for tinies and there are dance balls in the water under the stage for MerPeople. The water below can be seen thorough heavy glass in the dance floor.

The 24 hour event will be photographed and it will also be live-streamed. The schedules and details are well-covered on the One Billion Rising in Second Life blog.

No giant avatars, rlv restraints or leashes; there are plenty of other places available for those inworld. The event is General Maturity so those who are 16 and 17 may attend.

resting after looking at much of the art.

resting after looking at much of the art.

Besides the stage, there’s beautiful open space. I rested to gather my thoughts in a quiet corner of the sim. There is a script counter nearby and fortunately I’m almost always very low in scripts. Lag is something we all like to prevent as much as possible, no?

you can follow the walkway to see the art

you can follow the walkway to see the art

There are 18 amazing artists who’ve displayed work here. The green kiosks,  like the one in the left of the photo, are clickable to get NCs with bios of the artists.

I’ve taken photos of some of the art but I was enjoying my exploring and need to check my info as I was being somewhat of a sloppy reporter. There will be another two, possibly three posts about this preview because I took a lot of photos I’d like to share.

The sim will be open from midnight tonight until about noon tomorrow for residents to look at the art.

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