Second Life Day of Remembrance, April 17th, 6 am to 11 pm SLT
Have you ever lost an in-world friend? As years pass in Second Life, more residents will have the sad experience of logging in to find that someone they know and love in-world has passed away in Real Life.
Resident Katt Kongo recently lost a dear friend, SL resident Ginny Talamasca. In response, Katt conceived of a new community event that would commemorate the life, spirit, and creativity of all the residents who have left us. April 17, Ginny’s birthday, marks the beginning of the yearly ‘Day of Remembrance’ in Second Life.
The event is organized around the New Orleans tradition of the Jazz Funeral and the Second Line. Rather than a sad, solemn affair, a New Orleans funeral celebrates life with music and parading. Our parade will depart from historic Jackson Square and crash joyously through the Big Easy region four times–so that Residents in all time zones can participate.
Linden Lab has donated two regions to the effort, but in the best SL tradition, this is a completely Resident-created event. If the Day of Remembrance speaks to you, please join in the effort. All levels of participation are open!
- Are you a builder or scripter? Volunteer to help script some cool actions in our awesome memorial temple.
- If you are a musician or DJ (especially if you speak Jazziiness) who would like to perform on the main stage, get in touch!
The rest of you mark you calendars for the 17th– come by and join in the “second line” of the parade. Second liners spin parasols, twirl hankies, play various instruments and carry pictures of the dearly departed, all to a Jazzy beat.
For more information, please visit this web page to learn details about volunteer opportunities and the event schedule.
Let’s send our loved ones off in style.