InWorldz founders, development team, “EventsCoordinator InWorldz” (referred to as EC or Eve) and a large number of InWorldz residents have put together an incredible experience for South by Southwest (SXSW) attendees who visit the InWorldz March 8th to March 10th. SXSW is a real world conference in Texas.
You DO NOT have to be an attendee at SXSW to visit the regions. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in virtual worlds to see what InWorldz has to offer. We have a very large number of artists and creators in InWorldz. We also have roleplay communities, in addition to a number of diverse regions including the 40+ regions of Elf Clan. While these are too numerous to list, most are represented in the 49 regions of SXSW on InWorldz.
The Community Library is represented with a build on the Education sim of SXSW and Prax and Alexina have a build, “Safe Haven”, on the Arts and Literature sim.
Update March 6 – Schedule of Events on the 49-sim block was posted:
Forum posting comments: http://inworldz.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14918&hilit=SXSW
PrimPerfect posted an overview to their blog.
Many of you are aware that InWorldz is a small business, and as such, one of our absolute biggest challenges is balancing funds with things that are needed for the grid. Paying out payroll, license fees, contractors, not the easiest thing to balance. Our bank, Chase, has an offering for small businesses and we’re going to need YOUR help. They are offering 12 small businesses a $250k grant to help them grow. To do so, we have to fill out an application, then we need 250 votes from our customers. So we’ll be bombarding Twitter, FB, and the site with the information when we’ve finished the application. I think we can all agree on there’s lots of opportunity there for us to push growth more and more help for our grid with that type of help.
Peladon posted the link to vote for InWorldz on a 2 June 2012 forum posting:
On the right hand side of the parchment, it doth say:
“Log in with facebook to support your community”
Once ye have, in that part marked “Business name”, set ye the mark ‘InWorldz’. All should then come clear :-).
There has been some problem with voting because the missionsmallbusiness.com seems to only take logins for Facebook accounts and some who would like to vote do not have Facebook accounts. However, the vote is increasing steadily. Everyone with a Facebook account who is also on InWorldz — please vote!
Also, Tiana Genesis, who built the wonderful Town Hall — a centralized information place in InWorldz — for her Where Can I Find It? (WCIFI) group, has put up a sign that explains what is needed, gives out the URL and it also gives you a button to wear. The Town Hall is located on Argomann at coordinates 112/122/3901.
Here is Alexina proudly wearing the button.
Kate Fosk gathers some of my favorite links about InWorldz happenings at http://www.scoop.it/t/inworldz-fun/
This week you will find links on Kate’s scoop.it page, called InWorldz Fun, to a number of the videos taken at the first InWorldz Conference. Prax Maryjasz and I really had a good time and learned a lot at the conference and meeting the founders and a number of people that make our InWorldz experience better, like Balpien Hammerer, Mike Chase, Raven Dulce, and Jim Tarber.
***The link for the archived videos of the presentations at InWorldz 2012 is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/inworldz-conference-2012/videos
We enjoyed having dinner with Mike Chase of the Cataplexia Numbers and Mike Chase team and Prax’s RL daughter, Marstol Nitely (IW and SL). Marstol bombarded him with questions but he did manage to eat some dinner. Thank you Mike for all your help! (Prax sneaks in here and sez….and for a great presentation!)
Bladax Kharg did a presentation about how he uses IW to show his RL clients how their kitchen or home will look and feel. He builds a model, complete with furnishings, and has his clients come into IW to walk around in the build to get the feel of living with the design before it is built in RL. Take a look at the video of his presentation archived at ustream.tv to see a lot of ideas for how to use IW to enhance RL and vice versa! (Prax loved the pirate outfit he wore at the Friday night reception and dinner.)
Prax takes over and writes: I have been to many conferences but none of them run even a close second to the InWorldz celebration and edification hosted by our founders. And thanks to the Nerd Herd, those techy marvels from the IW development team and volunteers like Balpien who made it come alive. It was great meeting the typists for the avatars we know and love…………..sign me up for the next conference…….now!
Visit our our Community Library and check out the new 4th floor that we will be using for board meetings, book clubs and whatever else fits this Victorian interior. Alex redesigned the roof to accommodate Emilie Seda’s vision for our fourth floor. See more photos at http://bit.ly/GEWsbV but it is much more fun to visit the library for the whole experience.
See you in InWorldz! –Prax Maryjasz and Alexina Proctor