Posted in Bay City, event, Press Release, Second Life

Book Release Party

We Built This City - eBook cover

Longtime Second Life Resident, GoSpeed Rasere, is self-publishing a science fiction novel on Amazon and Smashwords.

The novel features several SL residents as main characters living in a futuristic version of SL’s premiere community, Bay City.

We Built This City, is the second in a 3 book series. The follow-on novel, The Bounding Main, is currently being written and will hopefully be released by the end of the year.

A book launch party will be held on 12 May at noon SLT in at The Pen Bay City (SLurl). I will be entertaining questions about my writing and you will be able to meet a few of the characters depicted in the novel.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//76/49/25

Links to purchase the book are at: http://www.rjacques.net/bookstore/

I’m available for interviews on weekends and from 3-6pm SLT weekdays. Alternately you may submit questions via email gospeed@konastream.com

 

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Posted in Bay City, concert, event, Press Release, Second Life

Bay City 10th Anniversary Concert

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BAY CITY, SL (22 April, 2018) – As part of Bay City’s Tenth Anniversary, enjoy a music extravaganza in the Bay City Fairgrounds on the 20th of May!

Performing will be GOSPEED RASERE from 12:30-1:30 p.m. SLT, followed by PARKER STATIC from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., ERIKA ORDINARY from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT, and finally STRATUS MACTAVISH from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT.

GOSPEED RASERE (12:30-1:30 P.M. SLT)

“GoSpeed is a Second Life DJ and online radio station owner, providing KONA Stream since 2007. As well as spinning classic hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and today, she is a Published author and the current reigning “Miss Bay City.”

PARKER STATIC (1:30-2:30 P.M. SLT)

“Parker Static started singing at a very early age, being in a musical family her passion for singing was inevitable. With a sultry sound, Parker’s amazing voice has given her the ability to move from Pop to Ballads, Jazz, Country, RandB, Soft Rock and more. Parker has also won many awards for her singing, such as “Showtime Magazine TOP 10 performers in SL” and “The Soul Train’s Best Female entertainer of the year.” She’s fun and vivacious and her shows have something for everyone!”

ERIKA ORDINARY (2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT)

“Erika has a wonderfully expressive voice that can be powerful but also is pleasantly delicate and understated. She brings life to the songs she selects and a window to her soul in songs of her own. She plays several instruments, but primarily sticks with guitar and ukulele. She especially loves the juxtaposition of darker themed songs played on such a bright, happy instrument as the ukulele. Ask her to play In The Pines by Leadbelly or Henry Lee by Nick Cave, and you’ll get the idea.”

STRATUS MACTAVISH (3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT)

“Stratus sings and plays with an easy-going soft, smooth and intimate sound that draws his audience, occasionally bursting out with his powerful vocal range. Stratus has a light guitar playing style, showcasing bright acoustic arrangements of popular songs, plus a few atypical acoustic arrangements of songs outside the acoustic genre.”

Event held at the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel (SLurl), easily accessible by boat, car, walking , or teleport, and the end location of this year’s parade. Come on down!

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

 

Posted in Bay City, event, Press Release, Second Life

Bay City’s 10th Anniversary

Bay City 10th Anniversary Celebration

BAY CITY, SL (6 March 2018) –

Bay City, the first project undertaken by the Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW), turns ten years old this May, and in honor of this achievement, residents of Bay City will once again host an annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in the Bay City fairgrounds.

Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with parcels being auctions throughout the city soon after. In 2011, it’s land mass doubled, as it absorbed the copy of Bay City that existed on the former Teen Grid. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Parade participants are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 21st of May, to line up at the band shell in Bay City – Harwich (SLurl). The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds (SLurl) with DJ GoSpeed Rasere of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Parker Static from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Erika Ordinary from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Stratus Mactavish from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center (SLurl), in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend — not only Residents of Bay City

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life® and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

 

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Posted in Bay City, Second Life

The Official View

From my open mic time at The Pen’s “Espresso Yourself Night” this evening:

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My plan tonight isn’t really to share anything, but to ask you to share some ideas on a little project. Here’s the background:

Some of you may have seen my shout-out in the Bay City Alliance chat on Mole Day deputizing everyone as members of an ad hoc committee. The idea was to nominate and then vote on the idea of making the LDPW Mole the Official Mammal of Bay City. Much like American states have various official symbols: state bird, state flower, state virus, etc. During the vote, those not in favor were encouraged to move to Nautilus.

Needless to say, the vote passed and was deemed unanimous, in part by counting only the YES votes. Then at today’s Alliance meeting a few people agreed that the vote could be considered valid, so I’m proud to announce …

The LDPW Mole is the Official Mammal of Bay City!

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Now for your input. Should we have other official symbols? Reminder – we do have an Official Flag. If so, we’ll need categories and suggestions for each so some sort of actual vote could be held. Examples for Maine, USA are at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Maine_state_symbols

I propose these categories:

OFFICIAL MOTTO
“Bay City: Twice The Prims … Ten Times The Community”
“We Built This City”
“Thanks fer playin!”
“Community You Can Fit Into”
“We Rezzed This City”

OFFICIAL SONG
“We Built This City”
“S-A T-U-R D-A-Y Night” (an official city song during Ever’s era)
“Route 66”

OFFICIAL BAY WATERS DWELLER
Mermole

OFFICIAL BIRD
Black Kite

OFFICIAL FLOWER
Plumeria

OFFICIAL TREE
The Linden
Oak
Mushrooms

OFFICIAL BEVERAGE
Bay City Brew
Mola Cola

What do you think?

If you would like to make suggestions for new categories or for items in these categories, please leave a comment on this blog post. Please remember that Bay City is themed on the 1945-1965 American urban experience. I’ll be working on a public poll after a while and then try to run this through at a couple Bay City Alliance meetings. Thanks in advance!

Posted in Bay City, event, Flickr, Press Release, Second Life

Espresso Anyone?

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Espresso Yourself Night, every first Tuesday starting at 6:00 p.m. SLT at The Pen, located in the heart of Bay City – Mashpee, just off Route 66!

That’s http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bay%20City%20-%20Mashpee/77/52/26

What is “Espresso Yourself?” It’s a chance to take your spot on the stage and share. Tell a joke, share your poetry, read a chapter from your favorite book, sing a song. Just share! Voice or Text. Talent not required, but passion is mandatory. Also, no mimes.

The key here is to participate.
How can you participate?
Just choose an item off our menu!

1. ESPRESSO
Our main stock in trade: Read a poem. Poetry is always encouraged at the pen. Share one of your own or one by someone else. Read it on voice or type it out. You can even pre-record some sound files if you want to get really inventive.

2. CAPPUCCINO
Share a favorite story. Could be something you’ve experienced that you want to share. Could be a story out of a book that makes you think or that you just enjoy. Maybe it’s a story of your own, too, that you wish to share. All are encouraged.

3. CAFFÉ AU LAIT
Share a picture of something you’ve built recently – or something you’ve built in the past – tell us about it, what were the challenges? What was fun? Share the experience.

4. CAFFÉ AMERICANO
Free Advice. Tell Linden Lab how to fix Second Life, or tell us how to use it! This is soapbox time! Rant, rave, share.

5, CAFFÉ MOCHA
I read the news today: tell us something you read in the newspaper/saw on the telly/spotted online that caught your eye. Tell us what’s going on!

5. CAFFÉ MACCHIATO
Random beauty! Show us a photo of something that caught your eye. Share something of beauty and tell us about it. Maybe it’s a pretty thing from your first life, or maybe it’s a gorgeous place in here.

6. CAFFÉ CORRETTO
Surprise us: hand puppets,. juggling, wacky gags, etc.! Do something different, weird, and wild. Delight the audience by going outside the box.

Just want to hang out? We’ll let you can do that too: but you can still talk, still interact, and still be a part of the show. Everyone is a participant, even if you might not realize it.

Also, why not toss a few bones in the ol’ tip jar, too, or buy a fresh cuppa? It helps keep the lights on.

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A press release from Marianne McCann.

Click the image above to see it embiggened on Flickr.

Posted in Bay City, event, holiday, Press Release, Second Life

Mole Day 2018

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BAY CITY, SL (24th January 2018) – It’s nearly that time of year again when we look for furry little shadows. You do have your shadows enabled, no? It’s not about groundhogs — it’s about the Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works!

Initially honored in 2010 by Residents of Bay City, Mole Day is set aside to show appreciation for The Moles and their many contributions to Bay City and the rest of the Second Life® Grid.

Normally held on the same day as Groundhog Day, this year’s annual Mole Day will again take place at the Bay City Fairgrounds (SLurl) February 3rd commencing at 11:00 a.m. SLT. The event will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer of KONA stream followed by Stratus Mactavish performing live at 12:00 p.m. SLT.

“Moles” are members of The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). The LDPW is a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living on or visiting the Linden Mainland. The LDPW organizes teams of Resident builders, artists, and scripters (the Moles!) to create new content on Linden Lab’s behalf and to the benefit of all. These Residents have the last name “Mole.”

Moles essentially build all of the grid’s infrastructure: the public roads and railways, items in our coastal waterways and protected lands, and even larger scale projects like the Linden Homes regions, premium content, and experiences, and much more.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.

Posted in Bay City, Press Release, real life, Second Life, shopping, Virtual Reality

GoSpeed Gets Novel

From a press release received on 10 January 2018

raseres-war-book_cover-683x1024Longtime Second Life (SL) Resident, GoSpeed Rasere (aka GoSpeed Racer), is self-publishing a science fiction eBook novel called Rasere’s War on Amazon and Smashwords . The novel features several SL residents as main characters living in a futuristic virtual reality simulation. Rasere’s War the first in a three book series. The follow-on novel, We Built This City, is completed and will be released later in the spring.

Links to purchase the book are at R. Jacques – Author

Ms. Raeser available for interviews on weekends and from 3:00 PM to 06:00 PM SLT on weekdays. Alternately you may submit questions via email: gospeed@konastream.com