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Celebrating 2 Years! Join In – There’s Still Time!

lfg2wtextReserve Your Space Now for the Littlefield Anniversary Expo!

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!

Littlefield Grid

2nd Anniversary Expo

April 4-30

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!

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Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Announcements, News

 

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An Invitation to our First Anniversary Bash

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!

Camryn Darkstone

LFGrid Management

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Announcements, Events, News

 

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Littlefield Grid Community Meeting – 3 Jan 2014

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.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Announcements, News

 

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Littlefield Grid Community Meeting – Nov 8th 2013

LFgrid Community Meeting Minutes

November 8th 2013

Hello everyone, for those of you who missed the meeting here is a brief run down of the meeting.

LFgrid now has an events calender page, see link below, here you will find upcoming events on the grid.

Be sure to bookmark this page so you can keep up to date with grid happenings, you can also access the page via www.lfgrid.com

Events Calender page: http://www.littlefieldgrid.com/lfeventcal.html

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November Events:

Atlantis Diving Expedition – Saturday 9th Nov 2pm grid time – Atlantis region

Speakeasy’s Saturday Night Dance Party – Speakeasy Region – every Saturday 8pm grid time

Working with Mesh – with Aaack Aardvark – OBA region – every Sunday 1 – 2 pm grid time & Friday 2 – 3pm grid time

Also starting Friday 15th Nov 8 – 10pm grid time – Veronica Weksler LIVE at Speakeasy – Speakeasy region

Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Dance Party – Saturday 23rd Nov – 8pm grid time – at DrWho region

Thanksgiving Dinner at Stonehaven Patio! – Thursday 28th Nov – 6am – 10am grid time – – Stonehaven region

So as you can see a lot going on for the month of November.

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From Omen Crow – (welcome to the grid) – Omen Crow is setting up part of his region as a art gallery,

“I have I think 16 plots set aside for artist to put up their work, between 250 to 500 prims each, then I will through a big event so artist and people can meet and talk an art opening, I hope to get enough participation to switch out artists every two months”
Please contact Omen for more information.

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Amy Storm is also working on her new store, she is hoping to have some men’s clothing out in the coming month- Thanks Amy for your hard work 🙂

Also Ada Wong is setting up a new skin & make up store, look out for more information about that.

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Classifieds & search – if you have a store or public sim please remember do make a classified for each of them so people can find you when they do a search in classifieds. “Show in search” has some bugs right now, and doing a classified in LFgrid is FREE.

How to do a classified – in about land type in keywords in land description – then whilst you are on the sim or in the store go to your profile then click on the “classified” tab then hit the little + symbol at the bottom and your plot will come up then click on publish. (these are instructions for Firestorm viewer, it may differ on other viewers).

To search classifieds click on the “search” button then click on the “classifieds” tab then you can search there for a word eg: mesh and anyplace that has mesh will show up, this is why keywords need to be entered in to about land description. If you have any questions please let me know 🙂

Don’t forget if you are having any issues on your region please log a ticket http://www.littlefieldgrid.com/osTicket/ you can also find this link on www.lfgrid.com.
The next LFgrid Community Meeting will be Friday December 6th 1.30 – 2.30pm grid time at Smithville region.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Announcements

 

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LFgrid – Littlefield Garden Center

LFgrid are proud to announce the opening of Littlefield Garden Center @ Littlefield GC region.

We have created a whole region dedicated to a garden center   We have world of garden supplies to help our residents create wonderful sims/gardens.

The Garden Center design was the creation of Camyrn Darkstone & Walter Balazic

We have quite a range of mesh trees and other items, thanks to Ada Wong.

We also have a range of outdoor furniture provide be me.

Again this has been another community effort to get this new region up and running, thank you to all that participated in creating it. Hope you enjoy the pictures below, and please do stop by our new Garden Center @ LFgrid www.lfgrid.com

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Posted by on June 9, 2013 in Announcements

 

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Kei Chasal – newest creator at Littlefield Mall

This edition of our creator’s blog I am introducing you all to Kei Chasal. Kei has just recently joined us at Littlefield, she has opened a store with some wonderful creations, she is truly a fabulous mesh artist.  Welcome to Littlefield Kei, it’s a pleasure to have you join our family.

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Tell me a little about yourself?
I’m Kei! I spend a lot of time in-world, creating things and just hanging out. I love mesh, and feel like there isn’t enough freely available, so I make things to offer to the community.

How long have you been creating items in virtual worlds?
From the first box I rezzed in SL to now, it’s probably been about 7 years since I first started. That first box led to a super basic cube-house, and took off from there.

What other virtual worlds have you live in?
Until recently, I’ve only been on Second Life, though that account is only left to grab my old work if I want it.

How did you find your way to OSgrid?
To be completely honest, I’m not really sure. I can’t remember if I was searching for a new grid, or if I just stumbled across some information, but I made my avatar immediately, and have made my Home here.

What bought you to OSgrid?
The Open Source aspect was a huge draw for me. I’m all for freedom of information, and sharing creations within the community. I love that you can come here and exist in whatever capacity you want, completely free, and without the restrictions and drama that LL brings to the whole thing. Essentially, it feels how SL did that first time I logged in, except here, the feeling stays.

What type of items do you create in world?
I create primarily furniture and prefab structures, at the moment. In the future I hope to offer more in the way of attachments, though that will probably wait until I’ve got enough of a product base to warrant the extra time involved. I’d rather get a variety of products out before I start the higher quality, more time intensive works.

What was your initial reaction to OSgrid when you first arrived here?
It’s empty! At first, I didn’t see many people around, and figured the grid was kind of dead. But, I wandered around a bit, and found enough cool people to warrant sticking around. I was also surprised at the quality of available items. I expected an open source grid to be rather full of low quality freebies, but ended up seeing a lot of cool stuff, and some things that I can’t imagine even trying to improve upon.

What makes OSgrid different from other virtual worlds like Second life?
The community is much more giving, as a whole, and people are willing to spend a lot of time helping each other. It feels more like a proper community to me, and with no currency to bog things down, people seem to feel more free to create whatever, without needing to think about if they can sell it. It’s a more personal side of content creation, to me.

Any tips for those wanting to start creating content for virtual worlds?
I always recommend tutorials. My best learning method has always been video tutorials, and you can bet there’s one out there specifically for what you’re trying to do. Beyond that, create what you like. You’ll end up more willing to invest time in things if it’s what you’re into, and you don’t want to dread continuing a project, just because it’s for someone else.

Where do you draw on for your inspiration for creating in virtual worlds?
Everything around me. I’ll see something, or hear people talking about a product, and decide to see what I can do with the same basic idea. My hard drive is full of 3d sketches of things. From that basic idea, if I feel like I can offer something new, or better, I’ll work out my own design. I keep Blender and Photoshop up at all times, and sketch things out constantly.

Where can we find your store in OSgrid?
hop://login.osgrid.org/Littlefield/166/147/22

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I do work by request, as long as I’m free to distribute a basic version of the product.

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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Announcements

 

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Littlefield Adult Region

Hello Everyone

We are pleased to announce a new Littlefield region, we have moved all the adult stores from the Littlefield mall area to a new region for adult items.

So now you can find all your favourite BDSM/Adult toys & supplies in one spot.  Search Littlefield Adult on the grid map

All the wonderful art deco style buildings are the creation of Camryn Darkstone.

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Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Announcements

 

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