One of the longest-running and most successful historical roleplay communities in Second Life is celebrating its tenth anniversary, starting today. Founder Jo Yardley (blog) and the many store owners and tenants in the 1920s Berlin sims gathered today at the Pariser Platz to drink champagne and dance!
Thursday 30th May 2pm Anniversary dance on Pariser Platz Performance by Sonatta Morales and DJ Myron Byron.
Friday 31st May 2pm Special event at the Hotel Adlon Hosts Tequila Krovac, Herr Clarrington & Berlin Ladies Social Club With Flapperettes dance troupe performance!
Saturday 1st June Noon opening exhibit “Neue Sachlichkeit” art exhibit at the Bibliothek Host; Florian Blaisdale 2pm Eldorado Cabaret Performance by Sonatta Morales and DJ Myron Byron.
Sunday 2nd June Noon opening Exhibit Retrospective of Adele’s work and the formal reopening of the Fotostudio Hostess Teruumi Simoneaux
2pm Opening Biergarten Der Keller’s daily happy hour moves outside for the season.
Monday 3rd June 2pm Miss Berlin Pageant Hosts; Henry Payne & Teruumi Simoneaux
Tuesday 4th June 2pm Military parade & ceremony Commander; Ernst Osterham 3pm Supporters & Long Term tenants dinner Special dinner at Restaurant Kranzler ONLY for supporters & long term tenants. Hostess Jo Yardley
Wednesday 5th June Noon; public parade Parade for and by Berliners, anyone can take part, but it has to be 1920s Berlin themed. Represent your workplace, your club, your sport your hobby, walk, use a vehicle, make a float, etc. We walk to Parisen Platz and when we arrive there we have a little celebration and then we start… Relaxed Rules day! After the official start we suspend our 1920s dresscode for 24 hours and everyone in SL is welcome to come explore our sim and join us in crazy going-ons. On this day we will also have Open House, which people can open their houses to anyone to visit.
Except for the final “relaxed rules” event, please note that a strict 1920s-era dress code is in effect for all attendees (there are free historical outfits for both male and female avatars at the entrance to the sim).
Here’s a wonderful video which really imparts the feeling of everyday life in the 1920s Berlin sims, created by Pepa Cometa:
The moment has finally arrived, for the 1867 project to move on to Sansar, where land is free, where we can have better graphics, VR headsets and real physical interactivity. Note that Sansar works very well on a normal PC, for desktop mode you do NOT need a gamer PC.
IMPORTANT! All the 1867 sims in Second Life will be shut down next Monday, on the 26th of November. Please pack all your stuff by then.
We will have a good-bye party, Saturday the 24th of November at 10 a.m. at Café Neuen.
Please join us in Sansar and be among the first to get a new house there! We have 4×4 km!
Now, this is notable because it is, as far as I am aware, the first (but probably not the last) such wholesale move of virtual land from Second Life directly to Sansar. I know that they’ve been working on the Sansar experience for quite a little while now. Obviously, they think they are ready to make the switch. However, there’s still very little Victorian-era period clothing in the Sansar Store.
Take a look at this 1950s inspired outfit I was able to put together for next to nothing!
This avatar is wearing:
Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, and you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it)
Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was a gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt)
I don’t blog about Second Life very often, but today I am making an exception. Vanity Fair paid a visit to Der Keller, a seedy bar in the basement of a building located in the ever-popular 1920s Berlin Project sim (here’s their blog). Proprietress Frau Jo Yardley tends bar, as usual, serving drinks to whoever comes in the door. Radio Desmuke is playing 1920s music.
As you can see, all of us are dressed in period 1920s costume (it’s required). Vanity is having a coffee instead of a beer:
Vanity is wearing:
A beige floral casual day dress by Eloise Baker
Brown Betty ballet flats by FATEstep (not seen)
Meadow hair by Magika
Kimberly Catwa head and lipstick
Maitreya Lara body and nails
Daria skin by The Skinnery
and my favourite forest green Darcey eyes by Suicidal Unborn
I’ll leave you with a nostalgic machinima of the 1920s Berlin Project, by Pepa Cometa, set to a song by Marlene Dietrich, Ich hab’ noch einen Koffer in Berlin: