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Eighth Year! EIGHT YEARS, Firestormers!

Holy smokes! Can you believe it? It’s been EIGHT years now since we began this project. Over eight, really, since our actual anniversary date was September 3rd. In those eight years we have accomplished a lot, and we look forward to much more in the years ahead.

But to celebrate the past eight, our events coordinator, Jolie Serendipity, has put together an awesome lineup of performances and a wonderful gift from Kajaera. We are celebrating our accomplishments, yes … but we’re also celebrating YOU—our users—because we couldn’t have lasted a month without the ongoing support from our community, much less eight whole years!

We hope to see as many of you join us as we can fit into four regions! If you can’t get in, KEEP TRYING!

Firestorm Anniversary Celebration!!!

Sunday, September 23rd, starting at 3 pm and going until 6 pm SLT

SLURLS:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Dow%20Forest/224/232/3902
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Ghost%20Town/19/247/3903
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Aerodrome/251/21/3903

What an event it’s going to be!

FREE GIFT FROM KAJAERA!

WILD KAJAERA has generously created and is donating a unique, beautiful, FIERY, Forever Pet, Mustang Horse for all Second Life residents to enjoy. WHAT A GIFT! It’s so magical that it needs no food to keep it healthy and happy. PLUS, if you want, you can convert it to a breedable (imagine the offspring). Thank you SO much for this gorgeous gift, Kajaera! I encourage everyone to check out Wild Kajaera’s website as they have a huge list of other animals to offer, too.

https://portal.wildkajaera.com/

This gift will be available at the party area during the party and for a week or two afterwards. Use the SLURLs above to find it.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCES!

Noma Falta will be performing an amazing live concert for us from 3 to 4 pm SLT.
http://www.nomafalta.com

DJ Trick Rembrandt will be spinning and mixing some GREAT tunes for us from 4 to 5 pm SLT.
http://hotwaxradio.com/

CHANGHIGH SISTERS FIRESHOW will be ending this event with a magical show of Light, Life and Love around 5 pm.
Check them out on Facebook!

 

Happy Anniversary, Firestormers!!!

Jessica Lyon and the Firestorm Team.

 

Whoa! So much generosity, fundraiser complete!

Once again I find myself flabbergasted by the level of community support we receive from our users. In just over two weeks we have raised just over L$1.3 million lindens between Gacha sales and donations! This will be more than enough to keep us going for a few more years.

Our server admin has already upgraded us to one new server and you should see faster download times as a result. He’s now very busy working to upgrade and migrate all our other things over to a better server too. There is even enough now to cover our Kakadu license renewal, possibly for two years!

The Firestorm team and I are forever grateful and appreciative for the support we receive from our community.

However, we must put a stop to this madness … for taxation reasons anyways. So we’re going to stop stocking the shelves with gachas and call this fund raiser successful and complete—but there is still quite a lot of stuff still available! You can find it from this slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Sandbox/30/193/2702

Special thanks to all who gave donations, many were very generous! Special thanks to Kio Feila as well for all her hard work trying to keep the shelves stocked. Thank you also to all our Gateway volunteers and managers for enduring the additional traffic!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your support!

Jessica Lyon
Project Manager
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.

Gacha! A Firestorm Fund Raiser!

On January 29th, 2016, we ran a fund-raiser by selling custom Firestorm-branded jackets and were absolutely blown away by the community support. We’ve been covering our increasing overhead and operating costs with those funds ever since, but those funds are running low now.

We need to replace our our main server, which hosts our Jira, web site, wiki, code repository, etc as it is long past its prime, and we’ve had plenty of outages over the past year as a result. We also continue to provide the Kakadu codec to the Firestorm viewer to bring you superior rendering, but this comes at a hefty annual licensing cost. Finally, we use some of the funds to pay recurring (subsidized by LL) estate fees as well as commissions for the Firestorm Community Gateway, where we are doing amazing work in the area of new-user retention and new-user help.

To raise needed funds for Firestorm, we bring you…

Gacha Fund Raising!

For months now we’ve been collecting and categorizing hundreds of unusual and interesting gachas from around SL in hopes some of you may be interested in buying them. Prices are as varied as the selection!

Although we may sell out quickly, this will be an ongoing, long-term project. We hope folks will continue to donate gachas to us and will return to buy gachas in turn, so check back often!

The gacha sales location can be found in world here!
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firestorm%20Sandbox/30/193/2702.

There is also an option there to provide L$ donations OR you can still buy Firestorm jackets at our marketplace store!

For gacha donations please send them to Kio Feila in world.

All funds raised will be used directly and solely towards our operating costs and overhead. (Firestorm personnel are volunteers and receive no compensation.)

 

On behalf of myself, and the entire Firestorm Team…

THANK YOU for your support! We love you all!

Jessica Lyon
Project Manager
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.