Monday, June 13, 2016

Book of Condolence for the victims and families of Orlando Florida




If you would like to sign our Book of Condolence for the victims and families of the tragic event in Orlando Florida, click the book in-world and leave your message.

We will send your messages via email to the management of  'Pulse Club' at the weekend to be shared with the families and friends.

Sign the book here:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/118/5/23

Hillary trumps Trump



In March we assumed that it would be a Trump v Clinton race to the White House and asked you to cast your votes.   At the time it was Trump 64 (43%), Clinton 85 (57%).

Now that it is definitely a Trump v Clinton election, we polled you again at the weekend to see if your opinion had changed.

Almost no change at all in your opinions with Trump scoring 62 (42%) and Clinton scoring 87 (58%).

It is worth noting that Trump seems to score much better in the middle of the night UK time which would be USA prime time.  This could indicated that he is more popular in the USA than in the UK.



Victims in Orlando Florida



It is with great sadness we learn of such a shocking event in Orlando Florida.  Our thoughts are with the victims and families and everyone affected.







Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pride in London City



Pride runs through June here in London City.    Next week is the main event with Judy Garland in the afternoon, Pants People, One Night in Heaven and Donna Summer in the evening!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Happy Official Birthday to The Queen



Her Majesty the Queen turned 90 in April, but today is her official Birthday.   This cunning tradition of doubling up on pressies, originated after a bleak wartime childhood where she would receive just a tangerine and maybe the odd country or two to add to her Empire.

Happy 180th Birthday ma'am.  

See you at London Pride tonight,  for the Bee Gees in Concert.

HRH tries out new Tonka Toy

Friday, June 10, 2016

This weekend at Pride in London City: The Bee Gees




Enjoy a night of Disco around the Pride theme, as we welcome the Gibb Brothers, Barry, Robin and Maurice, better known as the Bee Gees.


Apart from the hundreds of songs that they are so famous for, the Bee Gee's have also written for other artists including Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, and the musical scores for films, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Titanic.





Selling more than 220 million records, it is estimated that the brothers, wrote just short of one thousand songs and scores, averaging one a fortnight for  40 years.

The Disco begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and you can enjoy the Bee Gee's concert here at 1pm SL on Saturday.

Win 250L for Best in PRIDE

Tammy also sings!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/110/23



Sunday, June 05, 2016

A look back at London City at Second Life Birthday





London City is the official London of the Second Life 13th Birthday celebrations.  This is our seventh year at SLB.   Here are some of our previous exhibits:  SL13B opens 18th June.


Friday, June 03, 2016

Pride Begins with Erasure on Saturday



Show some respect and party as Jan would have wished.
Back in 1985, singer/songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter Vince Clarke formed the band Erasure.

With the release of the single Sometimes the band established itself as one of the most successful bands in Britain during the 80s to mid-90s.  By the end of the 80s they had broken into the American market and to date have sold over 25 million albums.

Always popular with the LGBT club circuit, the band still performs today to a more mainstream audience.  They are best known for the songs, Oh L'amour, Victim of Love, Blue Savannah and A Little Respect .

Enjoy a tribute to Erasure here in London City on Saturday.  Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL time.  Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

PRIDE FESTIVAL at London City




Celebrate Pride Festival throughout June in London City.

Top Turns this year include, Judy Garland, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Abba, The Bee Gees and many more!

With Concerts every week, a funfair and Pride Memorabilia to collect, we think you'll agree that our 7th Pride here at London City is the best one yet!

With London City now an official Community Gateway, many newer residents will probably not have experienced this festival in-world before.  You can see what to expect at London City Pride, from the links below showing some of our previous Pride events:

Pride 2012    Pride 2013    Pride 2014    Pride 2015

The Festival gets under way on Saturday 4th June with Erasure, 11th June with The Bee Gees and the Main Event on Saturday 18th, to tie in with RL London Pride is all day long, featuring Donna Summer, Pants People, One Night in Heaven, Gay Anthems and a surprise LIVE cabaret artist.

Don't forget to check notices from all the London City clubs throughout the Pride season for great events, especially from Madame Lala's, our longest running gay/trans club celebrating its 6th Birthday.

You don't have to be gay, lesbian or trans to enjoy Pride with us.  It's a festival or freedom for open minds.  So get shopping for some great costumes.   It is positively inexcusable to looks drab!

'Project Bento' now on the Main Grid



Project Bento has been in development for over a year and  since the end of 2015 the lab has been rigorously testing this new system enhancement.

Yesterday they announced a much wider test.  See the blog announcement here.

The addition of 90 extra bones to the skeleton will mean a revolution in realism for the avatars. Also, 30 extra face bones which can be  tied into appearance sliders will make for super realistic expressions.

Initially you will need to use the Project Bento viewer until these changes are implemented in the viewer of your choice.

Although it is still in testing, the rolling of the code to the main grid, indicates the project is nearing completion.

See the video below for more details: