In April 2015 we celebrated Littlefield Grid’s 2nd anniversary, we put up a VAR region for our community to display their creations, thoughts and ideas, it was a wonderful event, thank you to all that participated in the event.
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At Littlefield Grid we love nothing more than a party/celebration….
Our fabulous Anniversary Expo is back! We would like EVERY Littlefield Resident to participate this year. After all, YOU ARE THE GRID. You are one of the wonderful people who is the life blood of our community. This party is for you!
2nd Anniversary Expo
It is easy to join in the celebration. We have a variety of spaces this year, from very small to very large. There are places for all different kinds of contributions. Building is encouraged but is not required. You can do something as simple as a photo… or build an epic installation.
The Expo opens April 4 so you’ve still got two weeks. Come on over to Littlefield Anniversary region, claim your space and pitch in!
HOW BIG ARE THE EXHIBIT SPACES?
This year we are offering four options:
Poster 2×2 – holds 1 photo and an optional short text message. Super easy!
Booth 12×12 – perfect for a small creation, a photo wall or a few small objects. Quick!
Field 60×60 – enough space for your epic build. Big!
Gallery – small building to display a collection of images and/or a few small objects. Thought provoking!
HOW DO I CLAIM A SPACE?
If you are a Littlefield resident you can simply help yourself. Come to the region Littlefield Anniversary. Maps are at the landing zone. Find an empty space that you like, rez a prim on it, notify an admin and start building. First come first served.
If you don’t see any empty spaces in the size you want, ask an admin and we’ll make one for you.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING EXHIBITS?
The Anniversary Expo is April 4-30. Please complete your exhibit by Friday, April 3.
WHAT DO I PUT IN MY EXHIBIT?
Be creative – make anything you want. Say something about yourself, about our community, or tell a story on a theme that is meaningful to you. Share something cool that you made. Offer good wishes to the grid, tell about good times you had this year, or share your dreams about the future.
BUILDING NOT REQUIRED. You can create an exhibit using photos, or even text. We can help you with a display for photos, and even a way to display plain text. Or, if you have an idea, but don’t know how to make it, team up with a builder buddy and collaborate.
I NEED SOME IDEAS!
Here are a few to get you started.
TELL A STORY. Use photos and objects to tell the story of your life in the virtual world. Maybe it’s about your relationship, or your adventures (or misadventures), or your RP community. We ALL have a story. We want to know yours!
SHOW YOUR INTERESTS. What are you passionate about? Gardening? Decorating? Fashion? Music? Use your exhibit to share your passions.
PROVIDE SOMETHING FUN FOR PEOPLE TO DO. It doesn’t have to be “about” anything. Some of the most popular expo exhibits are just fun activities that give people a smile.
PLAY WITH AN IDEA. Choose a theme, and create a “collage” that expresses your thoughts about it. Some possible themes: Friendship. Dreams. Community. What do these things mean to you?
PROMOTE YOUR CAUSE. If you represent an organization, a lifestyle, an RP community or something similar, create a small poster or exhibit to let people know why it’s so great.
GIVE A GIFT. If you have a store in Littlefield, make a new exclusive item to share only at the Expo.
Just a reminder: We will be sharing photos and video of the Expo all over the internet. As always, please make sure that everything in your exhibit is an original creation. If you obtained some of your content from another grid, please be absolutely certain that you know exactly who the original artist was, and that the original artist gave permission for the item to be shared.
Remember, Littlefield is about people – about YOU. We want to celebrate the best of what Littlefield is, and what it can be. We want to celebrate you.
If you have any questions, please ask Camryn Darkstone, Toy McBride, Dirk Mathers or Walter Balazic.
Thank you for a wonderful second year, and here’s to an even more spectacular third year!
Littlefield will be one year old in April! It has been a wonderful first year, and we would like to invite you to celebrate it with us!
All Littlefield residents are invited to participate in our Anniversary Expo which will be held from April 6-12. This is a chance for all Littlefield residents to get to know each other, and celebrate this wonderful community that has grown to 1,000 members in just one year. We would like you to create an exhibit to share something about yourself, your creations and/or your interests.
Any resident may contribute an exhibit for the event. Free space for exhibits is available, with parcels up to 80×80. Spaces are available now. Exhibits should be completed before April 6.
Exhibits can be just about anything. We hope everyone will contribute! Here are some possible ideas:
- BUILDING NOT REQUIRED. You can create an exhibit using photos, images, or even text. I’ll be happy to provide a small open-air structure if you need a way to display photos or small objects and you’re not a builder. You can even just write notecards to put into something that can be clicked on to give information to a visitor.
- COLLABORATE WITH A FRIEND. If you have an idea, but you think you aren’t a builder, why not collaborate with another resident who does build?
- TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR INTERESTS. What are you passionate about? Gardening? Fashion? Music? Use the exhibit to share your passions with us. Show and tell!
- DISPLAY YOUR CREATIONS. Have you created interesting builds, or clothes? Are you good at landscaping, or interior decoration? Are you an artist, or musician? Make an exhibit with your creations, and let us celebrate your creativity with you.
- TELL A STORY ABOUT YOU. Use photos and objects to tell the story of your life in the virtual world. Maybe it’s about your relationship, or your adventures (or misadventures), or your RP community. We ALL have a story. We want to know yours!
- PROVIDE SOMETHING FUN FOR PEOPLE TO DO. It doesn’t have to be “about” anything. Some of the most popular expo exhibits are just fun activities that give people a smile.
- PLAY WITH AN IDEA. Think about a broad theme, then create a “collage” that expresses your thoughts about it. Some possible themes: Friendship. Hope. Community. Renewal. What do these things mean to you?
Be creative! Let your imagination go! Remember, Littlefield is about people – about YOU. We want to celebrate the best of what Littlefield is, and what it can be. We want to celebrate you.
Here are more details:
LFG Anniversary Week is April 6-13. Please complete your exhibit before April 6 so that we can photograph it before the opening.
Parcels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a parcel, select any empty parcel, rez a prim on it, and notify one of the Littlefield Admins. We will then put the parcel in your name and you can start building.
Parcels are 80m x 80m with 2929 prims allowed. But you don’t have to use the whole thing. Don’t feel obligated to create a huge build just because there is all that land. It’s okay to create something small. If there is land left over, we’ll help you landscape it.
Parcels are located on the four regions: LFG Anniversary E, LFG Anniversary S, LFG Anniversary W, and LFG Anniversary N. You may claim any vacant parcel on any of these four regions.
Terraforming is allowed on your parcel +/- 3m only.
Please make sure that everything you place on your parcel is either your own original creation, or legally licensed for this grid. We will be taking photos and publicizing them all over the internet so it’s important to protect our grid by using only legal content. All exhibits will be inspected and unauthorized content will be removed.
Please be considerate of other exhibitors. Please don’t build things that would detract from or interfere with other residents’ builds.
If you have any questions, please ask Camryn Darkstone, Toy McBride, Dirk Mathers, Ashton Nobilis or Walter Balazic.
Let’s get all 24 exhibit spaces filled, and make this anniversary the best party yet!
Hello again from the Adventure Club, we did our monthly tour of Phoenix Rising – Garden on the Rising Phoenix.
We had a brilliant turn out today of 12 adventurers, we met up, as usual, at the club tree house on Arcadia North.
Once we were all dressed and ready to go, we began our tour, we boarded the adventure club plane and parachuted down to the island, where we were met by Enigma Namaste, he would be our tour guide today.
If you have not met Enigma please do, he is a very kind and thoughtful person, who has taken time and such care to create this wonderful island for all to share.
Throughout the island there are small arches to touch, and when you touch it, it speaks to you in local chat, this is what the initial greeting was.
Welcome to the Garden of the Rising Phoenix
At the entrance to the parks feel free to strike the gong to announce your arrival.
Throughout The Garden you will find the Self Tour Toriis or arches. When clicked each will read the tour details for that area in Local Chat. Click or touch it again to stop the reading of that tour card.
Ever wonder about the arches in Japanese architecture? A torii (鳥居?, literally~”bird abode,” is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, The torii symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred
Each Mediation Area has a single focal point to guide the meditation. Focal Points may include visual, audio, motion or wisdom quotes. Many focal points of the Garden are designed to be enjoyed in mouse view or alt-click to cam in close in order to help keep distractions to a minimum.
The music of the Garden can be changed at any time by “touching” the gramophone located at the Beach Cuddle Gazebo in the southwest area of the Garden. Visitors can change the station from anywhere in the garden proper.
The Garden of the Rising Phoenix is built as a living, evolving place to relax, meditate or bring your friends to chat, explore or even to dance
It is my hope that you will enjoy The Garden of the Rising Phoenix often and bring your friends to explore.
As you wander about the island I advise you to enable music as it adds to the ambiance of the island, it was very much like the music you hear when getting a massage, I felt like I was being massaged throughout the whole tour. The Island to me anyway is full of peace and relaxing energy, a fabulous place to go if you want to be alone with your thoughts or to meditate.
Unfortunately with so many people on the tour this time, I am unable to give a full exacting report of the island, I do know that I enjoyed it, as did my fellow club members, I will definitely return one day and wander around the island alone so I can fully absorbed all that is there. So I will end this with Enigma’s own words about his garden.
Namaste _/\_ Welcome to the Garden of the Rising Phoenix.
It is my hope that you will find the Mediation Gardens to be a peaceful place to relax and bring your friends.
Below are pictures from our wonderful tour….thank you very much Enigma for your wonderful tour, you were a great host.
The monthly grid meeting took place as usual on the First Friday of the month, January 3, 2014.
Walter presented our new Community Connect Project, to provide the resources that smaller virtual communities need, at nominal or no cost. Communities and groups with at least ten active members can apply for the Community Connect Project and receive a 50% discount on Littlefield Grid region rentals, paying just $10.00 per month per full region (30,000 prims), for a minimum of four regions. Alternatively, groups who prefer to run their regions on their own hardware can, if accepted into the program, connect their regions to Littlefield Grid at no charge; the usual $5.00 monthly fee will be waived as long as the group remains active and their regions remain available 24×7. The Community Connect Project allows groups to use the Littlefield Grid infrastructure, saving them the overhead of maintaining a set of asset, inventory and group servers and maintaining the robust portion of the Opensimulator environment. We know that running a grid can be a very difficult and trying experience. The Community Connect Project means that small communities need not struggle with underpowered hardware and spend all their time to keep the world running. They can just enjoy each other. We have the resources to support them. We are hoping to assist other communities and share our resources.
In the past few weeks, live music performances came to Littlefield Grid! To encourage attendance, we will have one or two per month. There will be a monthly event at Sound City, the new club in Littlefield East. We were also very fortunate to get Joaquin Gustav, the popular guitarist, to play for us every Second Sunday at 3pm grid time. His next performance will be Sunday, January 12.
Also in Littlefield East, the new roller rink will open soon with a special event.
The Littlefield Art Gallery opening will be January 16. Talk to Omen Crow for details.
The Adventure Club will have its usual meeting the day after the grid meeting. This month’s tour will be of Phoenix Rising, the garden meditation sim designed by Enigma Namaste.
This Sunday, Luminaria region opens with the Festival of Lights for Twelfth Night, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. This is a stunning new winter region that will be decorated for the event with a dazzling display of lights. Ice dancing and ice skating will also be available.
We are having scheduled hangouts several nights a week at 8:00 p.m. grid time. Check the calendar for the evening’s location.
We have our regular weekly dance at Speakeasy on Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. with DJ Walter Balazic. In addition, Omen Crow DJ’s on Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m., and Elric DarkStorm is considering organizing a dance on Friday nights.
Toy McBride is going to create a photo board to display photos from events, helping to show visitors and newcomers who we are and what goes on here on Littlefield Grid. There was some discussion about the best place to display it.
In Opensimulator news, avatar physics will soon be available for us. In addition, there has been a rumor that there may soon be offline IM-to-email support.
The next grid meeting will be held on Friday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. grid time.