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Join Prim Perfect’s Cake Against Cancer 2014!

Original post @ Prim Perfect.

WBCMlogo2014-Do you have a favourite cake recipe? Share it with Prim Perfect – and you can help us raise money to fight against cancer!

Every September, the UK charity Macmillan Cancer Support holds the biggest coffee morning in the world – and this year, we’ll be holding our own event for the second time – and we want YOU to join in!

It’s Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where they ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million. In the UK, people bake cakes to sell at coffee mornings that they host at their homes, their places of work, their schools, colleges and universities …

And here in Second Life, people organise coffee mornings too.

Last year, we held a very special coffee morning at Prim Perfect, where we raised £85.00 (over US$ 100) through the sale of virtual cake – and we will be doing it again this year.

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But this year we are inviting people across the grid to join us by holding coffee mornings of their own – in their stores, cafes, and virtual homes. We will either supply cakes for you or you can donate your own – and get your friends to share their favourite recipes too!

We’ll be holding an event – a party at the Prim Perfect offices. We’ll be posting more details about times closer to the event!

How do you sell virtual cake?
Well, we thought our virtual cake was rather good value! We asked people to give us their favourite cake recipe, and put it inside a virtual cake. Then when someone bought the virtual cake, they received a real recipe – so they really had whole cakes, that they could make over and over again – and there were a lot of really delicious cakes to try!

Some people made really exquisite Second Life cakes that you could take to display in your own kitchen.  Others made simple cakes following our instructions, or even simply gave us a recipe and we made the cakes for them. So, you see, anyone can take part!

We’ll be printing instructions on how to make a simple Second Life cake in the new issue of Prim Perfect, and giving away tools to help you make a cake with the inworld copies of the magazine.

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On the grid, all the money we raise from cakes and donations will go to an avatar we have created especially for the event – Macmillan CoffeeMorning (with a registered name of CoffeeMorning Resident). But if you host your own event,  you can donate to our Just Giving page. or directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

How can I contribute?
1. You can come to the coffee morning and buy some cake!

2. You can make a cake, add your favourite recipe, and send it (full perms) to Macmillan CoffeeMorning (coffeemorning Resident), who will be putting them out on offer for the coffee morning.

3. Or you can send your recipe to Macmillan CoffeeMorning inworld or at [email protected] – and we will bake a cake for you!

4. You can host your own coffee morning anywhere on the grid – and send the money to our Just Giving page. This money will be registered (so we can see how much we raise through the coffee mornings) and will be sent securely and directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

5. Or you can simply make a donation through our Just Giving page, or directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.


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Do you have news for the new Prim Perfect?

Original post @ Prim Perfect.

We are re-launching the new Prim Perfect in September, with a whole new look, a new website and … the chance for you to share YOUR latest news!

You can take advantage of our FREE news service to share your latest news with us.

Just complete this simple form at the end of this post and and submit it. To include an image, send it to [email protected] clearly marked to associate with your news story!

The deadline for your news stories for our next edition (which will be launched at the Home and Garden Expo) is August 30th.

And over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing trailers and teasers about our re-launch – so watch out for those!



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Prim Perfect talks at the Second Life Birthday today – Casa, UWA and Timelords!

Original post @ Prim Perfect.

Today, Friday 27th January, we are delighted to have three fantastic interviews with leading Second Life  residents in our sessions of Meet the Designer. Meet the Artist and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (either Stage 1 or Stage 2).

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

First of all, at 2pmSLT, Saffia Widdershins will be talking on Stage 2 to Kaerri Rae of Kaerri and Reven Rosca of Prime as they talk about their new venture – Casa – which is planned to be a monthly home and garden event with a difference!

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Secondly, at 4pmSLT on Stage 2, Taralyn Gravois will be talking not to an artist today, but to someone who has been extremely important for encouraging art in Second Life – JayJay Zifanwe of the University of Western Australia, by creating an environment for display and an extremely important series of challenges for 3D art, scripted art, and machinima – to say nothing of projects such as the Freedom Project to promote art by people with disabilities finding a voice in virtual worlds.

Meet the Community

Meet the Community

And finally, at 5pmSLT on Stage 1, we will be having a talk that is becoming something of a tradition here, as Saffia will be talking to the Dr Who roleplay community about life as Timelords!

How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 

 


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Four Prim Perfect talks today at the SL11B Community Celebrations: style, sound, art – and mer!

Original post @ Prim Perfect.

Today, Saturday 28th January, we are delighted to have four fantastic interviews with leading Second Life  residents with two sessions of Meet the Designer, then Meet the Artist and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (either Stage 1 or Stage 2).

And another one not to be missed today is Carl Metropolitan’s talk at 3pm on Remaking the Second Life new user experience.

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

First of all, at a special time of 9am SLT on Stage 2, Saffia will be talking to two of Second Life’s leading Home and Furniture designers – Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft, and Froukje Hoorenbeeke of Dutchie about their work, their plans and their feelings about the announcement of the planned new generation of Second Life.

Meet the (Sound) Designer

Meet the (Sound) Designer

Next, at 2pm SLT on Stage 2, there will be a slightly different type of design to discuss.  Lorin Tone, sound designer extraordinaire, will be talking to Saffia about his work and Second Life sound – and it’s entitled “A Silent World: Rant, Lecture and Discussion”.

Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist

Then (after Carl Metropolitan’s talk at 3pm on Remaking the Second Life new user experience), at 4pm SLT on Stage 2, Taralyn Gravois will be talking to the artist Van Caerndow about how is real life art has carried over into sales in Second Life – and vice versa.

Meet the Community

Meet the Community

And finally, at 5pm SLT on Stage 2, Saffia Widdershins will be talking to Grace Wrigglesworth (and possibly some pirates too!) about the Safe Waters Foundation and life the the Fanci’s Deep – as a mer or as a pirate!

How do I find out more?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 


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Prim Perfect talks today at the SL11B Community Celebrations: Mesh Creative and Fantasy Faire!

Original post @ Prim Perfect.

Today, Sunday 29th January, we are delighted to have two fantastic two sessions of Meet the Designer, and then Meet the Community Talks in the Auditorium on SL11B Fascinate (on Stage 2).

Meet the Designers

Meet the Designers

First of all, at 2pm SLT on Stage 2, back by popular demand, the team of leading Second Life designers that is Mesh Creative. They will have hints, tips, information and ideas – not least about keeping Second Life going while eagerly anticipting the new grid.

Sadly, our 4pm Meet the Artist talk has had to be cancelled.

Meet the Community

Meet the Community

But at 5pm SLT on Stage 2, we will be talking to Elizabeth Tinsely of Fantasy Faire, who will be talking about the ways in which Fantasy Faire has grown from an idea into and event and now a community. Fantasy Faire is one of the most loved annual events of the Second Life calendar (rather like the Birthday) so come along and find out all about it!

How do I find out more about the SL11B Community Celebration?
You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

Or you can get the Guide – on the web or inworld.

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/sl11b/

 


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