Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Halloween - War of The Worlds Stage Show - Saturday























































War of The Worlds comes to London City on Saturday!

On  30th October 1938 long before television, CBS broadcast a radio version of The War of The Worlds.

They mentioned several times at the start of the show that it was a dramatization.

The format of the show was that of a light music program, constantly interrupted by reporters giving an account of the aliens progressive invasion.

What the network had overlooked was that the average radio listener to jump stations throughout the evening.

As the play continued, more and more people tuned in to the War of The Worlds broadcast without realising it was a play. Furthermore the radio broadcast had used real town names instead of fictitious ones, and one by one each town fell into the hands of the Martians.

Panic ensued as whole towns, swept in waves of hysteria, packed their possessions and fled to surrounding areas.


A suicide was reported as one woman said she would rather die than be taken by the Martians. In another town there was a fatal stampede as residents desperate to leave trampled each other.

The following morning CBS were forced to hold a press conference to explain themselves and to apologize for the duress they had subjected their listeners to.

Ultimately with such intense press coverage, this catapulted the actor who has played the lead reporter, a young and unknown Orson Welles, into super-stardom.  Just three short years later, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.


Join us in London City on Saturday for the interactive stage show version of this most famous of classics.

Our evening begins with a huge mass of luminous gas erupting from Mars and heading towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, is the first of the missiles that will bring so much calamity.

Be part of this show.  Come dressed however you like, but to be in the cast and to dance on the stage, please wear turn of the century or steampunk clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles or bonnets, or as maids.   Circa anytime between 1880 to 1940.


The event starts at 1pm SL Time (8pm UK)

Sunday, October 25, 2020

War Of The Worlds - A date for your diary!



On Saturday 31st October, London City invites you to take part in War Of The Worlds.

Be a member of the cast in this interactive stage show!


As part of the Halloween celebrations, we hope you will join us for some Sci-Fi Horror as we enjoy an interactive interpretation of H.G. Wells' famous classic, The War Of The Worlds.

The story so far...

A huge mass of luminous gas has erupted on Mars and sped towards earth. 

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us,  comes the first of the missiles that is to bring so much calamity to earth.

As we watched, there was another jet of gas, another missile, starting on its way.

The invasion has begun!



Come to the party dressed however you like, but to be part of the Cast (and dance on stage) in this Interactive Show, please dress in turn of the century clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles and bonnets or dressed as maids - circa anytime from 1880 to 1940.  

We do hope you will join us for this production of WOTW at London in Second Life.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 1pm SL time.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/108/24

Friday, October 23, 2020

Michael Jackson in Concert on Saturday




The legendary Michael Jackson is appearing in Concert at London City Party in The Park on Saturday.

With Halloween rapidly approaching, we thought you might enjoy something strange.. This week, the theme is Halloween, win 250L for being the Best!

The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Jacko on stage at 1pm SL.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/114/24


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Yesterday in the City



 Here we all are at last nights Hazel O'Connor concert, keeping it all safe and virtual!









Friday, October 16, 2020

Hazel O'Connor on Saturday



A special treat as we move towards Halloween..

London City's tribute to Breaking Glass, with Hazel O'Connor, from the 1980's Punk/New Wave scene.

The hit film starring Hazel O'Connor and Phil Daniels, and broke the UK box office in 1981.

The film was called Breaking Glass and charted the success of a post-Punk/New Wave singer 'Kate' from humble beginnings, singing in rowdy back street bars, to sudden super stardom and her eventual meltdown.

Hazel O'Connor wrote and performed all of songs from the movie and just like her character in the film, experienced a brief superstardom in the early 80s with songs, Black Man, Eighth Day, If Only, Writing on the Wall, D-Days, Who Needs It and her most famous of all, Will You, which remained in the charts for 14 weeks.

Come and enjoy the show on Saturday http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/113/23  

The Party starts at 12pm SLT (8pm UK), with the concert at 1pm SLT

Monday, October 12, 2020

London City Uplifted



This will not come as a surprise to the astute regulars at London City. We were moved into the cloud two weeks ago. 

We kept it quiet because we wanted to know about any issues out of the ordinary that we should report back to the Lab.  As we are sure you are aware, making this known early on, could have resulted in a lot of erroneous errors being reported, which are nothing to do with the cloud system.

What we know so far about our life in the cloud is that the region's performance and general health is exceptional and out performs the non-cloud regions.

We are actively feeding-back to the developers and they are working tirelessly behind the scenes to get the whole system perfect, with a challenging end of year target.

A couple of problem things you may have noticed during our testing is, profiles being slow to load, teleport in/out issues, and sometimes failing to attach a Hud or clothing when changing outfits in London City.

To workaround these issues, if teleport fails, walk into one of our connecting regions and try again, and the same with changing clothes.  It has never been a great idea to change outfits in a very busy region, so walking across to one of our others, is best practice anyway.

These issues are being worked on, and it is why we wanted to help with the testing phase.  

We hope this answers your questions.

This story has been published with the agreement of Linden Lab.




Sunday, October 11, 2020

Spooky



Here's some pictures of last nights Frightmare in London.  Thanks to the team for putting on this wonderful show whilst I was away having my ears permed.

Don't forget today at 11am SL (7pm UK) its Substation with Coffee and Bailey, and then it is Worlds End on the London City North beach from 1pm SL (9pm UK).






Saturday, October 10, 2020

World Mental Health Day



Have you noticed how much more open people are about their concerns, as we all pull together to help each other through this turmoil?  

If there is one benefit to this sudden new world of ours to take forward with us, it is this wonderful community spirit and support that being a Resident in Second Life, has given to us all.

All of us have been profoundly affected this year. At times our brains have felt like a burnt out old walnut, but we plough on.  World Mental Health day is for everyone, more so than ever this year.

Have a great day, and let us celebrate our solidarity and the care we have shown each other.

Friday, October 09, 2020

The Cranberries, on Saturday



Image courtesy of Soundcloud
Appearing in London City for the first time, we have another Tribute Premier for you.. The Cranberries.

The Cranberries were an Irish rock band. They rose to international fame in the 1990s.

The band remained active until 2018, when lead singer Delores O'Riordan, who was touring at the time, tragically drowned in her bath in a London hotel room.

Their most famous hits include, Zombie, Salvation, Dreams, Ode To My Family, When You're Gone, Pretty, Hollywood, Linger, Dreaming my Dreams and many more.

Enjoy The Cranberries show here in London City, with DJ Santis presenting Party in The Park at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) and the show an hour later at 1pm SL.




Monday, October 05, 2020

And the winner is..



Last week we asked you to vote in our fictitious Election poll, to decide who should be President.

We included one-term Jimmy Carter as the only living former president who could in theory have another term in office.

Jimmy was added as a protest vote.  A candidate you could vote for, when the alternatives were lacking.

We knew that some people would feel so strongly for Trump or Biden, that they would log Alt's to vote twice, but we seriously doubted anyone would feel so strongly to log an Alt to vote Carter.  

With this in mind, these are the results of the London City, Presidential Election.

136 votes were counted before the machine jammed.. of which:

Trump: 47  (35%)
Biden : 54  (39%)
Carter: 35  (26%)

So with 39% of the votes Biden wins our election, even if some people did use some skulduggery in their voting.

It also speaks volumes that so many voted to give Jimmy another chance. Presumably they thought that neither of the real candidates is up to it.

Thanks for taking part.  Another fun poll soon!


Sunday, October 04, 2020

Substation today



More scary goings on with Bailey and Coffee at Substation today at 11am SLT and Worlds End at 1pm SLT.  

The ghoulish Dorothy Squires was last nights show and here's some pictures from the event..