By Gemma Cleanslate
Getting ready for the Second Life Birthday is always a busy time. The exhibitors are busy building and never would end if they did not have inspections coming. Some build on the regions, most though leave a parcel holder and do their work off the regions so they will not be seen too early.
The Moles can be found anywhere working feverishly on the infrastructure of all the regions and the tiny details that need to be in place.The Welcome area , the general area, and other parcels that needed their attention consumes their time for weeks before the opening. Here you see Alotta Mole working while Patch Linden confers with him. The Music people are busy with life performers , djs and other shows that need to be scheduled.
I will be a greeter again this year so had to get to training before the event to be prepared. Jackstir did the training session and reminded us of all the knowledge we needed to do a good job of helping people at the Welcome Area .
We greet them, tell them to pick up their gift which includes a flag, lanyard, and a cute visor in many colors.
We also remind them to check the teleport board that will get them to their chosen area, or offer a notecard including information and a list of important landmarks they do not want to miss. Especially, we do not want them to miss the gift area where many exhibitors have put some terrific presents for all attendees .
I took my horse sugar for a ride around some of the regions and checked out a few of the lovely installations. I was glad to find dirt roads that are very welcome to horses, Many come to the parties and miss the exhibits . Try to get to see all that wonderful work after the party. I know the first few days will be super busy with avatars arriving so quickly it is hard to keep track of who needs what !
Thursday for the first time in my recollection the Lindens and Moles arranged for a pre party event for all the members of all the groups involved . There were many moles and Patch Linden in attendance at the Welcome Center with great music playing and we had a terrific time and greeters practiced their chat with the arriving people .
It is going to be a marvelous party from start to finish I can already tell. The theme of vacations and travel is a relaxing one and there is a lot to do traveling just around the regions . There are relaxing regions for you too. Ask for the information notecard when you arrive so you will have all the important landmarks to visit. Take a pod ride while you are there too. Say hi to me if you see me at the welcome area or at a stage or on the road.
See some more scenes below... check out the website for information .