I don’t know about you but I have always enjoyed a good scare. Needless to say Halloween is one of my favourite holidays.
This year preparing for the spooky season has been extra awesome.
Why? Because I’m lucky enough to know some wonderful people who don’t hesitate to donate a huge part of their spare time to charity.
The following text is copied from the official press release, kudos to krsna
“LA VILLE MACABRE
The nights are getting longer and the leaves are starting to turn… Autumn is upon us, and we all know what that means! It’s time for tricks, treats, and hair raising chills! This year have tons of spooky fun and help a great cause at the same time. The folks that brought you the Alchemy County Fair are back, and are proud to present IW’s horror extravaganza La Ville Macabre, an interactive haunted village, complete with Spooky Forest and Asylum of Terror. La Ville Macabre will be open to the InWorldz public on Chryssalis beginning October 15 through November 1, and will feature a variety of events for your enjoyment winding up with the Masque Ball, not to be missed! Be sure to visit our talented vendors while you are here! Remember, 100% of all proceeds go to Let Us Learn!
Sponsored by: OutOfWorld Forums (OOW) http://s15.zetaboards.com/Iforumz/site/ and Virtual Helping Hands (VHH) http://www.virtualhelpinghands.org/.
“Virtual Helping Hands is a non-profit organization helping individuals from all over the world by coordinating virtual and non-virtual resources to assist with mental, physical and spiritual health. The organization networks via the Internet to work within a global community that reaches out to impact the world around them.” http://www.virtualhelpinghands.org/
“Let-Us-Learn is an international project that aims to investigate the potential of a 3D virtual learning environment (3DVLE) designed to engage learners in collaborative, creative problem solving activities in which numeracy, literacy, life skills and creative activities are embedded in a motivating game-like environment. Projects are currently located in developing countries such as South Africa and Uganda, but our vision is to apply this technology to other developing countries. As technology grows more powerful and costs continue to drop, Let-Us-Learn sees enormous potential for 3DVLEs to play a significant role in the delivery of effective models for facilitating teaching and learning, especially in developing countries where both human and physical resources are scarce.” http://www.let-us-learn.org/
Please take a few moments to check out the Let Us Learn exhibit that’s part of La Ville Macabre while you’re there, and join their group, Virtual Helping Hands, in InWorldz for updates! For this event again they have submitted both paperwork and a charity avatar to Inworldz LLC. All donations will go through this avatar and proper documentation will be provided.
Forum: Welcome to post there and read up: http://s15.zetaboards.com/Iforumz/topic/7065139/1/
Direct in-world contacts for more information: Leanna Caerndow, Moon Satoshi, Cryptic Quandry, Freedom Astheta
Virtual Helping Hands contacts in InWorldz: Saxet Uralia, Charles Mountain ”
Most of us will be selling wares at Chryssalis but if you, dear reader, want to be a vendor at the Halloween fest, too, or of you know a merchant who might be interested, don’t hesitate to contact me inworld!
Information for volunteers:
Can you help for La Ville Macabre? Everything is appreciated and everything really does help the Let Us Learn project and InWorldz itself in a very real way. It’s not just a good cause that we’re helping to raise funds for, it’s about virtual worlds and using them as a vital resource to accomplish, improve, and solve problems – globally.
Below are some specifics of how it works to be a vendor, donate entertainment, etc., but honestly, every action from blogging, including the event in your picks, putting up a poster board at your store, mentioning it to others, coming to the event – everything individually makes a difference and added together becomes much larger and grows.
Thank you in advance for your contribution!!!
For helping us advertise in picks, blogs, putting up posters, etc, enclosed in the folder is a texture. Feel free to take a copy of the poster board if you can put it up on your land/in your store.
Vendors: Have something to sell or auction you’d be willing to donate the sales from to the charity? This can be anything, small to large that you’ve made. We’re again putting up vendor spaces and using pre-scripted vendor boxes, which will be available prior to set up (basically we’re working with signage selling). The script handles the sale in amounts of your choice and forwards it to the charity -simple as that. We also have an auction vendor that works independently in the same way. Contact us to get signed up!
Entertainers and event planners: Can you donate some time to DJ, plan a party, organize an RP event, perform? We’d love to have you – please contact Tormie Baarer, who is coordinating all things eventful! As with the vendors, proceeds from scripted tip jars forward to the charity (in fact all tip jars on the sim).
If you can volunteer for any or that or just want to donate some time to help out, we’d be most grateful for it! Please contact any one of us: Leanna Caerndow, Moon Satoshi, Cryptic Quandry, Freedom Astheta for more details and a group invite.
We’re trying to keep as much information as possible collected in one place, so please also see this thread in the OutOfWorld Forums, sponsors of La Ville Macabre with Virtual Helping Hands: http://s15.zetaboards.com/Iforumz/topic/7065139/1/