Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 

Celebrate Halloween at Madame Lala's today at 2pm SL time (9pm UK) with Alva and our 'arald, playing spooky tunes!  Come on over for a right scary time!

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Surviving the martians

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.

Clocks go back in UK and Europe

As British Summer Time and Daylight Saving ends in the UK and Europe, our clocks went back by 1 hour this morning, October 30th.

So what was 8pm UK and 12 noon in SL, will be   8pm UK and 1pm SL Time.

This means for US Residents, events in London City will appear to be one hour earlier than usual (and hopefully not one hour later because everyone gets so confused at this time of year).

American clocks will go back (for the very last time) on November 5th and we will all catch up again!

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Genesis Viewer gets listed by Linden Lab as TPV.

Genesis Viewer becomes listed.

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.

Please dress in turn of the century clothing or steampunk if you would like to be with us on the stage for this interactive show.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Linden Lab lists Genesis Viewer

*** Press Release ***

October 28, 2022

Back in May, we began work on a modern and up to date version of a 1.23 style viewer.  Our aim is to offer the user all of the latest tech you expect to find in an SL viewer, but with a lighter footprint and with laptop computers as a focus.

We are pleased to announce that Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life, have enrolled the Genesis Viewer into the Third Party Viewer Program, as displayed in their TPV directory.

Work will continue this weekend to get our primary official release onto our site and we very much hope that Genesis users will be able to come to our launch party on Saturday 5th November, in London City, which will be used to raise awareness of this new viewer.

Thank you to all our Beta Testers who have given such great, useful and informative feedback and for their faith in helping test this product ahead of it being listed.

It was important to us to get the infrastructure up to date, but upon 'official release', we will begin to concentrate on the many suggestions you have made for subsequent improvements.

From the Genesis Viewer website, you can download the viewer, read the release notes and change logs and also visit our YouTube channel to see Genesis in action.
Genesis website:

SL, inSL and Second Life are trademarks of Linden Research Incorporated.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

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)

Were you frightened?

Some pictures from last night's show in London City.  These pictures were taken on Genesis, the low footprint, super-fast viewer for Second Life.

See more about Genesis here:

Friday, October 21, 2022

Michael Jackson in Concert on Saturday

The legendary Michael Jackson is appearing in Concert at London City Halloween 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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

World's End Pub - Bingo Night

You are invited to the most famous pub in town.. serving warm beer and cold pies.

Join Katty and Coffee at The Worlds End Pub on Wednesday.  It is the place to be for Bingo and Pub Quiz fans.  Games are free to join and pay a cash jackpot for the most skilled and often the most lucky!

Bingo and a dance, every Wednesday at 11am SL (7pm UK)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

London City South houses to rent


As well as vacant land plots for you to build your dream home on; London City Estate, now offers prebuilt houses with an additional 100 prims for you to personalise your home, in the London City South region.

These home rentals are priced at 199 L$ per week.

Check our the neighbourhood here

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Filmed on Genesis Viewer: Hazel O'Connor Halloween Show

This is a quick example of the performance you can expect in crowded places, with the Genesis Viewer.

Please watch in HD.  This video was filmed last night in London City, which as you know, is always very busy.   For information see 

Friday, October 14, 2022

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

Sunday, October 09, 2022

How to set up the built-in Animation Override in Genesis Viewer [AO]

How to use the built-in AO in Genesis Viewer

Scary Substation today

We hope you enjoyed a good scare last night at our second Halloween show of the season.  You can get even more of a fright today with Bailey and CoffeeQueen in the Substation with their retro tunes from 11am SL time,  followed by Katty on the beach from 1pm SL time.

Friday, October 07, 2022

Eurythmics on Saturday

Eurythmics is a British duo, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.

The band was formed in 1980 with little fanfare, but burst onto the scene with Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) in 1983 and went on to have many major chart topping hits including Here Comes the Rain again, There Must Be An Angel, Who's That Girl, Love Is A Stranger, When Tomorrow Comes, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves, I Saved The World Today... and many many more.

The duo split ten years later in 1990 but have reunited a few times since then to release singles, their last being I've Got A Life in 2005

Enjoy the music of the Eurythmics this Saturday in London City with our tribute band.
The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Telelport to Concert area

Thursday, October 06, 2022

New Halloween Freebies

FreeHalloween Goodies for All Body types!

Hooray for the lovely people at No-Shot for these fabulous his and hers spooky Halloween Hoodies!
Available for all body types including standard,  these hoodies will keep your chestnuts warm this scary season! 

For these and other Halloween Freebies, visit the Freebie Megastore!

Talking of fur coat and no knickers..
Imagine how shocked we were to discover a lack of ladies underwear for the Free Altamura bodies and clothing offered in London City.

Also, just imagine how we found out!   Well panic not!  Ladies no longer need to scurry around with a hand on their ha'penny fearing embarrassment from a gust of wind irreparably damaging their reputation.

The lovely people at No Shot, have made these wonderful undies especially for Altamura, complete with a colour change HUD, so your collars and cuffs can always match.  And they are available in the Freebie Megastore as a Free Gift.

Thank you No Shot for saving our dignity.

 Collect them here:

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Halloween Season

There be monsters here.. you know who you are! :)

Fancy a creaky old movie today, and in  High Definition?
Try this on YouTube The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb (1964 Hammer Horror)

Digging (up) Debbie Harry

Some pictures from last night's Halloween season party and concert in London City, hosted by DJ Bailey and Coffee McQueen.   Get scared again by the gruesome twosome today at 11am SL in the Substation, playing old hits by old bints.

These pictures were taken on Genesis.  The Low Footprint, High Performance viewer for Second Life.  Make your lappy happy and give it a test drive, see