RFL Mega Events have grown to be some of the most amazing events in Second Life. They are attended by thousands of guests and shoppers, SL residents and fans who expect and receive the best show(s) of the year. Exhibitors at these Mega Events continue to provide support and backing to Relay year after year, event after event and these events wouldn’t be as successful or as popular, as they are, without them. Second Life performers are always quick to sign up, as well, bringing top notch entertainment to the stages of these events. It takes MANY volunteers to put these events together and Relay For Life of Second Life definitely has that. These volunteers band together to put out events that are talked about and anticipated all year-long. All of these people, volunteers.. Relay friends.. Relay family.. are deeply appreciated. These events add a big push to the fundraising campaigns of the American Cancer Society in Second Life and those supporters/volunteers are such a valuable part of the Relay and that punch against cancer. THANK YOU to you all. The following mega events are currently being planned for the remainder of 2016 and for the upcoming 2017 fundraising year. If you are a coordinator of a Mega Event and would like to learn how to bring it to Relay For Life of Second Life please contact Nuala Maracas in-world . Learn about our program and how we work with you to deliver a successful event, including land rental, fundraising tools, activities and more.
MEGA EVENTS: 2016-2017
the Xmas Expo ~ December 1st – 12th, 2016
Coordinator: Nuala Maracas
The holiday-themed, offseason, mega shopping event that brings the magic of the holidays to SL and to Relay is returning for its 5th year! Entertainment, raffles, auctions, the Holiday Ball and more awaits guests, young and old, to the splendor of the Xmas Expo. Come enjoy the shops, a surprise visit from Santa, find the Stocking Stuffers, the annual Holidays of Hope Ball and much more. For more information visit: https://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/
Fashion For Life ~ March 5 – 19, 2017
Coordinator: Rose Mikaelson
Featuring everything Fashion in SL. Another HUGE shopping event to fight cancer. Multiple sims and fabulous builds along with some of SLs best designers, who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! This Relay For Life mega event had its beginning in 2007 when it was called, “the Clothing Fair”. For more information visit: http://fashionforlifesl.blogspot.ca/
The Sci-Fi Convention ~ March 24 – April 2, 2017
Coordinator: Ariadne Fall and Kirk Wingtips
Returning for it’s 8th year, this event brings together a wide range of RPG communities and merchants to raise funds for the Relay For Life and to celebrate the creativity, innovation and spirit of community within the genre of Science Fiction in Second Life.
With many activities, events, & even notable guest speakers from the REAL world! Past guest speakers have included Garret Wang (Ensign Harry Kim, Star Trek: Voyager), Richard Hatch (Apollo, Battlestar Galactica TOS), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari, Babylon 5), and Rod Roddenberry (Son of Gene).
Check out the website at http://slscificonvention.wordpress.com
Fantasy Faire – April 20 – 30, 2017!!
Coordinator: Elizabeth Tinsley & Zander Greene
You are cordially invited to step through a magical doorway, and into the biggest celebration of Fantasy Art, Artists, Roleplayers and Enthusiasts in the Metaverse! Fantasy Faire 2017 will feature a Who’s Who of SL’s best Fantasy Merchants and Designers, along with ten days of Roleplay events, live Dance and Particle performances, DJs and more Special Events than ever before. Whether you are aligned with the Elves, Mer, Fae or one of the countless other Fantasy Cultures of SL, Fantasy Faire is the magical world you’ve been dreaming of!. For more information, visit the website at http://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com
The Home & Garden Expo ~ May 19 – June 4th, 2017!!
Coordinators: Kaerri Rae, Cain Maven, Plato Novo
The largest Home & Garden Event of its kind benefiting Relay For Life, this Expo features the great creators of Second Life’s Home & Garden products. The first Expo was held in the summer of 2008. Joining in with the Home & Garden Expo this year is the RFL Breedables Faire. For the 6th year the Breedables are back, intermingled with the Home & Garden shops, and holding auctions galore!
For more info visit: https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/