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Bay City’s 2018 Tree Lighting


Bay City Tree Lighting Poster 2018

BAY CITY, SL (1st December 2018) – It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Once again, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event, now in its eighth outing.

The event will be held on Sunday, 9th December 2018 from 1-4 pm SLT. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel (SLurl) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer as well as live performances by Melinda M. Baptiste and Erika Ordinary. There will be ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and a great deal of fun to be had!

We will once again be supporting Child’s Play , a charity that helps kids still be kids when they are in hospital, with donation kiosks around the venue.

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.

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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.

Links to purchase the book are at:

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


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

Bay City 10th Anniversary Concert

Tenth Concert Poster 3-4 ratio

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


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10 Remarkable Second Life Women


Image of Marianne McCann from Twitter


Come Celebrate SL Women with us!

We ran a little late for International Women’s Day, but we’re making up for it by celebrating 10 Second Life women who have, through their work, have made SL a better place.

The celebration is this Sunday, March 18 from 10am to Noon SLT at The Art Cafe in Locus Amoensis (SLurl), a region that is part of the Confederated Democratic Simulators.

We will have a poster honoring each woman, a small women’s art exhibit, food, dance and music by pianist Sandia Beaumont.

We look forward to having you present on this occasion.

Our 2018 honorees are:

Bryn Oh
Nuala Marcus
Strawberry Singh
Caryl Meredith
Marianne McCann
Rosie Gray
Sudane Erato
Robin Sojourner Wood
Treacle Darlandes

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



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!


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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.