Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Welcome to the Second Life Community Convention (SLCC) 2009 registration page.
The SLCC is an opportunity for people of all interests to have fun and to learn about the many activities within the metaverse. Come to present and share ideas, learn about new and interesting technologies, explore what others are accomplishing within Second Life and to have a great time at the evening festivities. The Second Life Community Convention is the largest virtual world convention combining art, business, community events, education, music, non-profit, virtual technology, and great social events.
This year we have FOUR exciting evening social events! Thursday night we have the Linden Lab Luau hosted by Linden Lab 5pm-7pm and the Blarney Stone on Tour party hosted by Ham Rambler 7pm till you drop. On Friday night we have The Odd Ball 8pm- 12am hosted by The Future United and Tuna Oddfellow. On Saturday night we have an all live music event with music from many of your favorite SL live musicians (times and details TBA). Notably, there will be a cash bar at the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night events. To read more about all of these events please visit the SLCC web site news section.
We are also honored to have speaking at the convention Ray Kurzweil, Mark Kingdon (M Linden)| CEO of Linden Lab, Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden)|Founder and Chairman of the Board of Linden Lab and Tom Hale| Chief Product Officer.
Name badges: If you are registering for the convention after August 11, 2009, 12pm pst., you will not have a preprinted name badge. However, we will have blank name badges on site at the registration desk.
Hotel rooms : The special room rate block that we contracted at the Westin St. Francis Hotel has now ended. The hotel is compleatly sold out for Saturday. However, you can still book a room Wednesday through Friday for the best availbale rate the Westin St. Francis offers: http://www.westinstfrancis.com/. This would still allow you to stay at the hotel for the majority of the convention. If you choose to book a room at the Westin St. Francis, please be sure to tell the hotel that you are booking a room because you are attending the Second Life Community Convention.
A day pass ticket is good for any one day of the convention. Day pass tickets will only be valid on the day that you show up and register at the convention.
Refund/Cancellation policy: We will grant all refund requests that are recieaved by July 13, 2009, 11:59 PM. To request a refund please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be issued within 4-6 weeks from the date the request is received. NO refunds can or will be given/issued after July 13, 2009
The Second Life Community Convention (SLCC09) is organized and produced by The Future United, a not for profit organization. The board members are all volunteers and put their hearts and souls into the event for the love of the community. We are always looking for additional volunteers to help us run and produce the 2009 event.
This year the SLCC Education Track is going to look substantially different from previous years. We are putting together a track which will have a large emphasis on Community, Professional Development, and Participatory Interactive Presentations (PIPs). For the program to be a success we are looking for you to PIP up and tell us your story at the SLCC. What are you good at, what can we do better, what does your organization offer that will make that audience rock!
Please check out the following link for more information!
If you buy, sell, are involved or even slightly interested in learning about business within Second Life, you definitely need to attend this year’s Business Track!
Please check out the following link for more information!
We’ve got quite a prize for you Fashion Designers out there!
You will be treated to a hands-on workshop that will teach designs while learning to incorporate them into SL designs for the purpose of presenting them to a seamstress or manufacturer for production.
Running this workshop will be Second Life and real life designer MadamG Zagato of never30.com. In order to ensure there are available materials for this workshop, please register (at no additional cost) at http://never30.com/slcc/.
Here’s some useful information for getting into, around, and out of San Francisco.
We’re extremely honored and excited to announce this years introductory keynote speaker, Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil is known as one of today’s leading inventors, as the developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. read more here
Manx Wharton is an awarded SL activist across visual art, design, music, and literary circles. His work explores and blurs the lines between RL and SL, co-opting elements of each to enhance the other. Manx is one of the most widely noted poets on the Grid, featured in publications including Virtruvius and Blue Angel Landing anthologies. He is First Prize winner of The Learning Experience Memorial Day Juried Prize for Poetry, and reads regularly at open mic and invitational events on the grid. He is also an active and innovative original cross-genre live music artist in SL and a featured finale performer at SL6B for 2009. Manx is also a popular live(ly) interview guest for streaming broadcasts and podcasts, including guest appearances on Gaming Uncensored and Off the Shelf, as well as upcoming appearances on indie-spectrum internet radio. for more info visit..http://www.slconvention.org/convention-tracks-and-topics/manx-wharton-presents-sl-the-great-poetry-equalizer/
Manx Wharton, with Kolor Fall’s help, will present a panel that will provide an informal overview of the main theoretical and practitioner thinking on “plastic realities” (the synthesis of virtual and real art), as well as panelists’ firsthand reflections on the subject in the context of their own work. for more info please visit http://www.slconvention.org/convention-tracks-and-topics/plastic-reality-frontiers-in-slrl-combined-media-panel/
Draxtor Despres (Bernhard Drax in RL), with the help of Quill Wilber, Reed Steamroller and Gianna Borgnine, will be organizing this incredible workshop meant to explain the history and purpose of Californian Legacy and how machinima presentations have become a unique way to link cutting-edge technology with literature and performance and give a new audience eager to learn about California’s history and literature a place to meet and converse. Draxtor Despres writes music for TV, commercials and feature film. for the rest of this post please visit http://www.slconvention.org/convention-tracks-and-topics/california-legacy-%e2%80%93-from-out-of-print-literature-to-modern-machinima-workshop/
Jameslarkin Supply (James Larkin Smith in RL) will present a workshop which explores how Second Life enables those that would otherwise face obstacles in real life are enriching their lives in fascinating and even, rehabilitating, ways.... To read the rest of the post and get more info please visit http://www.slconvention.org/convention-tracks-and-topics/the-benefits-of-virtual-worlds-for-the-physically-disabled-workshop/
Organizer, Kate Linden, along with Jon Linden, Jeremy Linden, and Torley Linden, will present a mixed reality workshop that will discuss the Knowledge Base and their TNT blog. If you want to learn what the Documentation Team does at Linden Lab, you definitely want to stop by in real life or in-world with Torley Linden.
We are vedry excited to anounce that Mark Kingdon (M Linden) Philip Rosedale (Philip Linden) will be speaking at the 2009 SLCC.
To open the SLCC, Linden Lab will be hosting an opening Luau on Wednesday, August 12th, from 5 – 7pm at the Yerba Buena Gardens East Garden. During the party, sushi, pineapple pork, huli huli chicken, vegetarian delights, hawaiian macaroni salad, yummy deserts and non-alcoholic cocktails will be served! There will also be DJ’s and Leis for dancing and looking islandy.
The event is an 8 minute walk, 7 minute car ride from the Westin St.Francis, and right off the Powell Street Station!
“The Blarney Stone on Tour” comes to San Francisco. SL’s most famous Irish Pub is setting up home at Johnny Foleys, 243 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, on Thursday, August 13th at 5pm and is a short walk from the Westin St. Francis, the SLCC Host Hotel (view the directions via Google Map). This years event is an Open Mic, Live music session featuring the best of Second Life Musicians. The evening is sponsored by Dublin Tourism. Drop by the DublinVL & Dublin Tourism Stand at SLCC for more details.
SLCC presents the Odd Ball.
Join Tuna Oddfellow (Fish Fishman) and his beautiful assistant Shava Suntzu (Shava Nerad) for a night of trippy illusions and visual ecstasy as they present the mixed reality version of their famous Odd Ball to SLCC. In real life, Fish and Shava are creating a company around what they believe is Second Life's most promising export -- a visual presentation that changes brain activity, and produces relaxation and euphoria through pure visual stimulation.
Bring your laptop or your dancing shoes and watch Tuna Oddfellow's typist present the show on two laptops -- and get a peek at the "man behind the curtain" of the Odd Ball -- while Shava flies her space navigator through layers of hallucination projected on the giant ballroom screen. All to the spinning tunes of three amazing DJs, from 8pm till after midnight!
In 2007, NBC came into Second Life looking for our world’s most talented avatar — and found Tuna Oddfellow, magician Fish Fishman IRL. That summer, Tuna appeared in avatar form on two episodes of NBC’s hit show, America’s Got Talent.
Since then, he’s only gotten better.
Dancoyote Antonelli (renowned artist DC Spensley IRL) says: “a mighty spectacle!”, “hypnotic!” Bettina Tizzy says: “People like Tuna Oddfellow and Shava Suntzu who make creations such as this one… are truly transforming the future. In a very short while, the [real] world will be coming in [Second Life] to see the new world you have forged… You are our sherpas… YOU are leading the world by the nose. Creative GIANTS, you are!”
Others say: “I haven’t had this kind of sensory overload since I saw the Blue Man Group.” “This is Timothy Leary’s afterlife.” “Who knew enlightenment could be this entertaining?” — and more.
For more info on the Odd Ball, come to the in-world show at 11am SLT Sunday or 7pm SLT Monday at http://slurl.com/secondlife/research%20center/128/140/652, or check out their company web site at http://oddfellowstudios.com . and check our SLCC blog for more information at http://www.slconvention.org/evening-events/1357/
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