FIRESTORM’s 5TH BIRTHDAY!
Join us today as we celebrate crossing into our 5th year of providing the most popular viewer in Second Life and virtual worlds! Five years we’ve been together as a team developing and supporting first the Phoenix Viewer and then the Firestorm Viewer used in Second Life and on other grids. It is a testament to the character of each individual on the team as they have all donated their time on a volunteer basis to provide the best experience possible for our end users.
We have a huge party planned starting at 1pm today (regions open at 12:30, so come early!) We have some amazing gifts to give out too!
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1PM – 2PM. We open the event with a live performance by the ever popular Seth Regan (Mankind Tracer), who has been performing live in Second Life since 2006. Seth Regan, a native New Yorker now residing in California, is a singer/songwriter who writes music that speaks to his audience through very relatable experiences and insights. His sound combines classic and progressive rock influences with a modern pop/rock vibe.
2PM – 2:30PM A Light, Life & Love performance by the amazing Changhigh Trinity Sisters Fireshow! These folks have created and designed a unique and extremely powerful fire-dancing show, full of lighting effects of many different kinds, all created, scripted and available inside Second Life, using fire balls, prims, particles and poofers, lasers, sparks, smokes and other kinds of realistic light displays.
2:30pm – 3:30PM DjQuad Radio will be spinning up the dance tunes in an hour long DJ set!
3:30PM – Whenever! Ed Merryman, will start his traditional marathon DJ set, taking requests until there are none left! Last year he ran for 17 hours!
Once again we have some wonderful collectible gifts created by generous vendors just for you on this anniversary occasion!
KittyCats! has created a stunning FireFlurry commemorative cat for our 5th birthday!!! This fully interactive pet is loaded with features. You can hold it, play with it, pet it, have it walk around with you and more! We’re thrilled to have this limited edition item for our 5th birthday as a gridwide gift and hope you will enjoy this “great ball of fire”! It’s a purrfect pet for this occasion and for your Second Life! You can pick up FireFlurry at the party locations or at the KittyCats! in-world location. Re-delivery here.
The Fennux Breedables are giving us a couple of hassle-free pets this year! The Holdable version allows your avatar to hug in your arms this never-before-seen, limited edition Firestorm Fennux. The Running Pet will follow alongside your avatar no matter where you go in SL. Both of these Fennuxes do not require any form of maintenance to keep around as they are made to be completely free. You can pick yours up at the party or have it delivered to you via the Marketplace (not live until 12:30).
Desert Morning Motors
adds, “This is to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Phoenix-Firestorm Project; it is my pleasure to present to you this Modified 1941 Cafe style racer. Thank you not only for having taken the time to come fetch this magnificently designed bike but for your support and use of the Firestorm Viewer, as it is for you that we work tirelessly to create the best possible experience for you, here in Second Life.” Get the bike at the party locations, at the Desert Morning Motors in-world store, or on Marketplace (not live until 12:30).
September 3rd is our 5th year anniversary, and as with previous years we’re going to celebrate with a bang!
Stay tuned to this blog on the 3rd for more information!
Remember OnLive? The company that brought you the streaming service which gave you the ability to run SL on older computers? Well there is a new kid on the block named Bright Canopy and they’re aiming to fill the void left behind by OnLive!
Released this weekend, Bright Canopy is offering SL streaming services for $17/month with a 14 day trial period, with no contract and 24/7 support. Their high performance spec servers will stream SL to you with ultra high graphics and no visible lag!
Yes! It will run on windows XP machines and Mac 10.6 who can no longer run the latest versions of Firestorm or LL viewer.
Check them out at Bright Canopy’s website! http://www.brightcanopy.com
See the Linden Lab post about Bright Canopy HERE