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DECADES FESTIVAL Opens at Midnight Tonight, Vahalla Island, Second Life!

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Celebrate History in Second Life!  The Decades Festival and Ball, June 27, 2015 starting at 12:01 AM SLT



EVENTS


All times are SLT (US Pacific Time)

1:00 AM
Pavilion Stage
Ceci Dover will perform like no one but Ceci does. If you have never seen her very high energy show, this is your chance. Ceci does a wide variety of music from many eras. Her voice is dazzling. AND she is wonderful to work with. She is one of Second Life's true professionals. (Streamed)

3:00 AM
Observatory Cafe
Coffee Break! Puss Applewhyte will host in the observatory coffee house. IC event. Come from your favorite time period. (Text)

4:30 AM
Decades Underground
*Lamentations of The Sabine Women* by Stephanie Mesler, performed by Avi Choice winner, Freda Frostbite. This poem cycle based on the mythology and history of early Rome will be published this summer in Mesler's book, *GodSongs.* Decades Underground. (Local Voice)

6:00 AM
Observatory Cafe
Coffee Break! The "mouth of the South" Trolley Trollo…

ONLY TWO DAYS 'TIL THE DECADES FESTIVAL!

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Second Life has so much to offer.  Right now, at locations all over the grid, we are celebrating the twelfth anniversary of this magical, marvelous world we have created together. 

The DECADES FESTIVAL celebrates all of the real life history one can explore here.  SL offers opportunities for education, creative study, and historical role play that are just not possible anywhere else.  Possibly, in real life, you could join a the Society for Creative Anachronism or several historical re-enactment groups.  You could play a lute at a RenFair or ride a steamer up Mark Twain's Mississippi.  But in SL, you can do it all! 

 Please join us Saturday, June 27, between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM to celebrate and learn with us! 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vahalla%20Island/158/9/24

There will be numerous exhibits at the Festival.  I hope you will explore all of them!
Performers of several kinds will perform on The Decades Stages!  I guarantee they will all be wonderful and urge you to …

More To Kill A Mockingbird with Trolley Trollop

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Wednesday, June 17, 12 noon PST To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Performed by Trolley Trollop The Haven, Molson, Second Life http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Molson/140/151/761 One of Second Life's greatest story-tellers, Trolley Trollop brings one of history's finest books to life.  Join us each week for more of To Kill A Mockingbird.  Harper Lee deserves to be read in a voice like Trolley's.

DECADES FESTIVAL -- One Week From Today!

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The Decades Fest is now less than a week off!  So many people are working tirelessly to support Historical education and RP!  And please, let me know if you would like a Decades Fest Poster to place on your virtual land or in some other appropriate venue.   The Decades Festival and Ball is set for June 27, 2015 starting at 12:01 AM SLT EVENTS All times are SLT (US Pacific Time) Performances:
1:00 AM
Pavilion Stage
Ceci Dover will perform like no one but Ceci does. If you have never seen her very high energy show, this is your chance. Ceci does a wide variety of music from many eras. Her voice is dazzling. AND she is wonderful to work with. She is one of Second Life's true professionals. (Streamed)

3:00 AM
Observatory Cafe
Coffee Break! Puss Applewhyte will host in the observatory coffee house. IC event. Come from your favorite time period. (Text) 4:30 AM
Decades Underground
*Lamentations of The Sabine Women* by Stephanie Mesler, performed by Avi Choice winner, Freda Frostbite. This…

Children Rebel, when Freda Reads Escape From PIg Hill at 6 AM at Molson in SL

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Friday, June 19, 6 am PST A Mystery Revealed and Teen Rebellion, Escape From Pig Hill by Stephanie Mesler Live Lit With Freda Frostbite The Haven, Molson, Second Life http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Molson/140/151/761 Join us as Freda shares two new chapters from her recently published book, Escape From Pig Hill. You can catch up on previously published chapters of the book by visiting  Ballad.  In this week's chapters, Donny stumbles onto a mystery and two teens plot rebellion.

The Countdown Begins!!!!!! Decades Fest is Just 15 days off!

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The Decades Festival and Ball is set for June 27, 2015 starting at 12:01 AM SLT Event Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vahalla%20Island/158/9/24 We conceived The Decades Festival when it became clear that money needed to be raised to support Historical RP and education in SL through The Historical Communities and Royal Courts website, http://royalcourts.ning.com/.   We wanted to help with the expense of running this site that supports all of us in sharing live history in the metaverse.  What started out as a simple request for donations drew all of our attention to the need to support one another in all we do in Second Life and elsewhere on the net to promote historical education and RP.  A little discussion led to a lot of planning and, voila! a Festival was born.  We chose the sunflower as the symbol for the DECADES Festival because their open faces that symbolize the sun speak to what historical communities and builds represent: warmth, happiness, admiration—and  …

Introducing Ermengarde of Obifobus

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Many years ago, I wrote a story called, Ermengarde The Expansive.  Many years later, I published that story.  (You can get your copy here:  Ermengarde The Expansive)  Recently, I have begun a novella which will cover the part of Ermengarde's life following the birth of her daughter, Princess Rosalie.  While working on this tale, I have introduced Queen Ermengarde to Second Life and begun building The Twelve Realms, of which Obifobus is one, in Kitely.  I am not at all sure how I will use these virtual worlds to further develop Ermengarde, but I'm having fun muddling through, playing with some ideas.  For the time being, there is no Ermengarde in The Twelve Realms, construction being barely begun.  Ermengarde in SL is housed at Freda's Girls' new home in UUtopia.  Feel free to drop in there and explore this build in progress any time.  Perhaps you will run into the queen herself while you are there.