Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween

It looks like we thwarted another invasion by those pesky Martians.  Earth is safe once more and in time for the Halloween party today at Substation from 11am SL time.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Martians Arrive!


At midnight, on the 12th of August, a huge mass of luminous green gas erupted from Mars and sped towards Earth. Across two hundred million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, came the first of the missiles that were to bring so much calamity to Earth. As I watched, there was another jet of gas. It was another missile, starting on its way...

And that's how it was for the next ten nights. A flare, spurting out from Mars. Bright green, drawing a green mist behind it; a beautiful, but somehow disturbing sight. Ogilvy, the astronomer, assured me we were in no danger. He was convinced there could be no living thing on that remote, forbidding planet...

Join us for The War of The Worlds interactive stage show, today.  London City at 12pm SL time.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Halloween - War of The Worlds Stage Show - Saturday

      The 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 24, 2021

Going Wacko for Jacko

Here is the scene from last night's Party in The Park with the MJ concert.
Details of next week's show to follow shortly..

Friday, October 22, 2021

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.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Halloween Places

With well over a hundred Halloween destinations to choose from in the Second Life Destination Guide, we have whittled them down to what we believe to be the Top 25 haunts to visit!

Go through the scary Halloween Portal located in the London City Hub, to enjoy some great builds and frighten yourself silly.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Newswire! William Shatner in Space and Bill Clinton with the Clap

It's the Newswire!
Earth Shatnering news as TJ Hooker blasts into space, Bill Clinton gets Clap and Superman goes mincing.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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  

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

William Shatner's mission in space, a success

Astronaut, William Shatner, lands on Earth.

It was so exciting to see William Shatner, aged 90, become the oldest man in space today, as he blasted off aboard the Blue Origin starship.

The six man crew under Kirk's command, naturally returned safely.

Visibly awestruck, perhaps shaken and very emotional, Shatner touched back down to earth 12 minutes after take off.

He stood alone, from the other astronauts, collecting himself and processing what he had experienced.   He was speaking aloud his thoughts, which gave huge insight into the emotions involved with this, the most extreme sport he has ever been involved with, and there have been many.  

On landing he said, "I hope I can maintain what I feel now. I don't want to lose it. It's so much larger than me and life." 

He was already a Starfleet legend before blast off,  so the only title we can bestow on top of that, is that of Astronaut.

Watch the stream below to see the take off, and the landing footage and interview, from 22 minutes in.


To Boldly Go.. The Shat in Space

William Shatner beaming with pride

Due to forecasted winds on Tuesday 12 October, Blue Origin’s mission operations team has made the decision to delay the launch of NS-18 and is now targeting Wednesday 13 October,” the company said in a statement.

Stardate: 111021.2.30pm BST.

Wishing William Shatner and the rest of his crew aboard the Federation Starship USS Blue Origin, the very best of luck as they blast into space today on a top secret mission.

The Captain, 90 year old Shatner, has come out of retirement once more, to save the world as we know it.

James T. Kirk and his crew of just three (presumably Spock, Dr McCoy and Scotty), will launch at 1.30pm GMT which is 2.30pm in the UK on Tuesday!

Hailing frequencies are open thanks to Lt. Uhura, so you can watch it live everywhere on this planet on every news station.

Good luck Jim!

Watch it live here:  Live Stream on Youtube

Friday, October 08, 2021

Premiere: Fleetwood Mac on Saturday

British-American Rock Band, Fleetwood Mac,  appear in London City with a brand new show.

The band was originally formed in the late 60's, but became world famous in 1977 with their album "Rumours", and had a procession of chart hits with tracks released from that album, including, Sara, Gypsy,  Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and more.

You are invited to the premier performance of the London City Players, performing their tribute to Fleetwood Mac this Saturday.

The Party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the band on stage an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Friday, October 01, 2021

P!NK on Saturday

Born Agnes Grimes, but better known as Pink....  (actually she was Alecia Moore), she is an American Singer/Song Writer who really hit it big in 2000 with her song Just Like A Pill.

Winning her first Grammy in 2003 cemented her place in popular music and she soon followed up with other songs, Don't Let Me Get Me, So What, Raise Your Glass, Blow Me and Just Give Me A Reason.

With a net worth of over $70m, this young lady can afford Embassy no.1 but has recently quit smoking to preserve the soft purr of her voice!

Catch her in Concert this Saturday in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) And the show begins at 1pm SL prompt!


Oktoberfest at Madame Lala's

It's time to celebrate the jolly music of German Bands (oomph paa paa) as Madame Lala's celebrates Oktoberfest on Friday night from 1pm SL time (9pm UK).   Free Beer, Jolly People and no mention of Angela Merkel or Brexit.

Madame Lala's