Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Surnames To Return



Whilst we listen to rumours, we don't often publish them... but here's something that is truly worthy of a mention and from the horses mouth.

Surnames are coming back to Second Life by January!

This means we won't need to see terrible account names with masses of numbers after them, just because the persons name is Bob!

Rodvik says,  "We are trying to figure out how to do it in a way which would be excellent, rather than just ok.  We want it intuitive with extra features.  Hopefully we will roll out what we are thinking of, early January.  Identity is very important so as we touch it, we need to make sure we are adding something great". 

This immediately throws open the questions:
Will residents with unfortunate account names be able to change them?   
What is the future of display names?

Just have to wait and see I guess.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekend in Review - -11 December



Hello kiddies, auntie Bailey here with the usual weekend roundup and what a weekend it was!  Christmas is definitely well underway in London City.

Things got off to a smooth start at World's End pub in the West End, with the amazing Joaquin Gustav and his guitar coming to us all the way from South America.  He played a selection of cool tunes, including some Christmas favourites given the Joaquin Gustav twist.

World's End pub
Joaquin Gustav in festive mood
Straight after World's End, we had Best in Tattoos at Bar Soho with DJ Billy Arentire, before a mad dash down the street to Madame Lala's London Revue with DJ Torric Rodas for camp Christmas!

Camp Christmas at Madame Lala's
On Saturday we had the return of Elton John to Regent's Park for the weekend tribute concert and Best in Festive Outfit.  Elton seemed to go down well with the crowd, even when he hurled himself from the stage and proceeded to circulate among the audience.

Festive audience in the park
On stage: Elton John and the Eltonettes
On Sunday I heard a commotion outside Comptons pub.  Investigation showed it was the launch of a new movie co-starring London City's very own Evie Falconer 'Griefbusters'.  Alas I was not able to get close enough to the stars for a clear shot as they were surrounded by paparazzi.

'Griefbusters' get papped outside Comptons
Later on Sunday, Comptons saw more activity with Best in Christmas Hat.  There was a great atmosphere and I for one felt proud to be associated with London City.

Revellers at Comptons
The awesome DJ Ruby Jones rounded off the weekend's musical entertainment with Best in Black at Lezbo.

Back to Black
Next week we are talking Bar Soho out in to the park for a week of outside broadcasts!  The concert in the park on Saturday is...Boney M!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Griefbusters the movie



We are absolutely thrilled and honoured that London City/Mainland London is so prominently featured in the new movie by Bunky Snowbear.

"GRIEFBUSTERS", was six months in the making and tells the story of how two people make a difference in SL after acquiring super human powers to overthrow the evil griefers going around the grid making people cry.

The stunning visuals, hilarious comedy and large amount of cast included in this film are the trademark of Bunky and are bound to ensure its success.

Enjoy the movie!


Griefbusters from Cinema Minima on Vimeo.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Your London Weekend Starts Here!



Mapoo Little LIVE on Saturday 1pm.
Does it seem like it's always winter and never Christmas?

Well good news, the Christmas Season in London City starts now!

Tonight, its Best In Tattoo's in Bar Soho from 1pm (9pm UK) and Best in Camp Christmas at Madame Lala's (what else?) 2pm (thats 10pm UK). 

As always, we offer modest but genuine cash prizes, to be won by real people, not bots!

On Saturday, join us at 12pm SL (8pm, UK) for Party in The Park, with the fabulous Mapoo Little Christmas Concert LIVE at 1pm (9pm, UK) with Prize for "Best in Festive."

Join us!

Setting the pace for London in Second Life.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Christmas Concerts at London City





Saturday 10th December, Mapoo Little is here singing LIVE at 1pm SL.
Saturday 17th December, The Boney M Christmas Concert at 1pm SL
Friday 23rd December, Demis Roussos at Christmas at 1pm SL
Christmas Eve, The Christmas Proms from 2.30pm SL seeing us into Christmas.

During the run up to Christmas and throughout the festivities, London City will have regular entertainment in all five of its clubs, Bar Soho, Comptons, Worlds End, Lezbo and Madame Lala's. 

Keep it London City this Christmas!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Weekend in Review - 2-4 December



Auntie Bailey here with the review of another fun packed weekend in London City.  On Friday we kicked off the weekend at three of the London City venues.  At World's End pub, we had live guitarist Joaquin Gustav to help soothe our weekday woes.

Live music at World's End pub
This was followed at Bar Soho with DJ Billy and a Best in Gothic contest that saw the audience unleash their darker side before we went to the other end of the scale at Madame Lala's London Revue with a touch of camp and a Best in Glam contest.  Once spinmeister Tor was done with the campness, the lovely Miss Ruby took over and treated us to some banging tunes to round the night off in fine style.

On Saturday we were paid another visit by Helvis Xue who crooned and rocked our socks off by turns in his fabulous tribute to Elvis.

Helvis lives!
The rabble!
While the party continued in Regent's Park, and featured a raffle for L$s, Ruby flung open the doors of Lezbo for a Best in Casual contest.

Partying the night away at Lezbo
Sunday at Comptons provided the perfect way to wind up the weekend with a Best in Lush contest, which had three very worthy winners!

Lots of lushes!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Transport for London - The Tube



Our first tube station, Regent's Park is open for business.
Although currently on strike, the trains are due to start running very soon, connecting all regions of London City.

You can visit Regent's Park statio here.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Elvis is Back - Performing LIVE on Saturday



Back by popular demand, Helvis Xue is performing a Christmas Concert at 1pm (9pm UK) on Saturday in Regent's Park.

Helvis is a LIVE tribute to Elvis, singing many of the most famous Elvis songs and some of his own.  You can request any Elvis song you like during the event.

There is a pre-concert Party at 12pm.  Helvis is an extremely popular event, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Don't forget that all five the London City clubs are open throughout the weekend with a mixture of music and events to suit all tastes!  Visit Bar Soho, World's End Pub, Comptons, London Lezbo and Madame Lala's!

London City ~ London by Londoners

London City Freeze Fest



London City Freeze Fest is now a Featured Second Life Destination.



London City's Freeze Fest

Enjoy the holiday season at London City's month-long Freeze Fest, held through Dec. 31. Enjoy weekly live concerts, meet Father Christmas and have your photo taken at Santaland. Don't forget to check out the sleigh rides and Christmas activities.
Visit in Second Life


Have your photo taken with Father Christmas




Ride the train

Wating for Father Christmas

Ive been a very good girl this year




Santaland in London City's Regents Park




Thursday, December 01, 2011

COX Leather



COX Leather shop in London City
Jed Sparta and Stan Storno
Looking for something a little different? Want to show off your masculine physique? Then look no further than COX Leather located in the heart of the London City shopping district.



Stan Storno and Jed Sparta, owners and creators of COX Leather, have created some of the best leather gear for men that I've seen in Second Life. Wrap yourself in the feel of sensual leather goods including a large range of chaps and leather trousers. Biker and Bomber jackets plus tank tops, jock straps and accessories help complete the range. Most, if not all, of the clothing available at COX Leather comes complete with sculpty bits to add a real 3 dimentional flair to your look.

I caught up with Stan and Jed to ask about Cox Leather and this is what they had to say:

'We started COX Leather in mid 2010.  Since then the business has grown to over 30 stores throughout SL, with a range that includes leatherwear, tanks, denim, underwear and accessories. I had always found it difficult to find quality leatherwear in SL.  I started making clothes for myself, then giving them to friends. The whole idea behind COX Leather is to design clothes that are very high quality, but also different to those available from other labels.  Everything is designed to make the wearer look HOT haha!' said Stan.

Jed added 'There was a lack of quality clothes in SL that would fit a muscular bodyshape – both of us are big guys, but a lot of clothes in SL are designed for smaller bodies.'

Fire Pants in Leather
I started to wonder what inspired the pair to create these excellent works of art. Stan said 'My man and business partner Jed has always been my inspiration.  He’s the first judge of what I design - if Jed likes it, chances are it will be a best seller. We both work in fashion in real life: I am an art director and stylist, and Jed works in fashion marketing.  So between us we always have lots of fresh ideas.'

'Hahaha, I’m blushing!  Stan’s being modest, the reason COX has been so successful is down to his design talent.  Stan is very good at taking a basic garment such as a pair of jeans or a tank, and giving the design a clever, cheeky twist.  That is the hallmark of COX clothes.'

Cowboy Tank Top
So with all the time and effort that goes into Cox Leather I started to wonder if the boys had any play time. Stand and Jed assured me that 'Apart from creating clothes, I love to build, so I am always adding to COX City and our club The Hole.  I also love exploring SL – there are so many creative and talented people in SL, and beautiful places to visit.  It’s always inspiring to see what other people have created. And of course we love to party – it’s always great to go to a club and see people wearing your designs!'

The pairs hard work and dedication is apparent so pop into COX Leather in London City and check out this amazing designing duo and their range of hot leather wear.

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