Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fashion & Fantasy Ball and Costume Contest to Draw Fashionistas and Residents to Sim

Elysian Isle is hosting a Fashion & Fantasy Ball on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 5pm SLT for Halloween and the event will include a Fashion & Fantasy Costume contest with celebrity judges. The event includes dancing, refreshments and Second Life celebrities and will take place on Elysian Isle in the Rose Garden.

The Costume Contest runs for 24 hours on Oct.31. To enter, residents must take a snapshot of themselves in their costumes anywhere on Elysian Isle. They can submit snapshots anytime on Oct.31 either by dropping them to Cybergrrl Oh with their avatar's name on it or emailing it to cybergrrloh AT including their avatar name in the email.

Snapshots will then be uploaded to the Elysian Isle blog ( and the Celebrity Judges will post comments and cast votes from Nov 1-4. Three winners will be announced Monday Nov 5 at the Get Rich Business Mondays meeting in the Rose Garden on Elysian Isle.

Grand Prize - L$6000 gift card to Vindi Vindiloo's clothing shops on Elysian Isle
Runner Up - L$3000 gift card
Honorary Mention - L$1000 gift card

Celebrity Judges for the Costume Contest are:

*Celebrity Trollop - Second Style Fashionista bloger -

*TheDiva Roc - Second Life Fashion Police blogger -

*Daphne Abernathy & Tamara Kirshner
- Going Broke with Daphne & Tamara podcasters -

For more information, IM Cybergrrl Oh or email cybergrrloh AT SLURL for the Rose Garden -

Friday, October 26, 2007

Can you hear me now? Text & Telephony in Second Life

Tried out the new Vodafone product for an article on

It took me 3 tries to activate my phone before I realized that I had to scroll down on the text message to get my special key. Doh!

Then trying to get someone else on the line was next to impossible. Nobody I know has the Vodafone. Finally convinced my friend Goldie to pop over to the Vodafone sim and give it a try. It worked for her on the first attempt. Smart chicky.

Basically, the Vodafone inworld connects both our mobile phones in the real world - so we get charged based on our calling plans. Kind of silly having our avatars standing next to one another and being on the phone together but even sillier using an inworld HUD to make it happen.

I'm on the fence about this utility personally. But I do like carrying my little Vodafone around inworld although people think it is an iPod!