At the 8th Home and Garden Expo, running from February 14th to March 6th, we are planning a series of talks with designers landscapers and artists. These talks will take place on the main stage on the Entertainment region (sponsored by Prim Perfect magazine).
We’re planning to host events at 2pm (and, if needed, 5pm) every day. If you would really LOVE to give a presentation, but can’t make that time, contact us and we will see if we can fit you in.
We are happy to host talks, presentations, interviews, question and answer sessions. It’s an opportunity for designers to share ideas, for people to meet their favourite creators, for communities to come together and talk about their culture and ideas. We’re very open to hosting what YOU want to tell us about!
If you would like to be a part of our programme at the Expo, please complete the form below with your topic and preferred dates and times. We will try to fit in as many people as we can!
We have opened two Flickr groups for the Expo.
Previews and ads can be posted to https://www.flickr.com/groups/2889040@N25/pool/
Blog pictures go in https://www.flickr.com/groups/2878750@N25/
Both groups are moderated and will be streamed to the Expo website
The vendors you have received will sadly stop to function before the Expo ends.
Please delete them and use the new vendors that will be sent to the group as soon as we have received them from RFL.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
We are soon ready for setup, and would like to thank all our exhibitors for your cooperation and hard work.
The Expo regions will come online Monday the 8th. February, and will be opened for the exhibitors as soon as we have the basic infrastructure in place. The regions will stay open until 6pm the 11th, when they will be closed for checks before we open the Expo for the SL press and official bloggers the 12th and 13th. The Expo will officially open 00:01 Sunday 14th February.
Exhibitor kits with vendors etc can be found in group notices in the “RFL H&G Expo 2016” group. Please IM Reven Rosca or Kaerri Rae for an invitation if you haven’t received yours.
We kindly ask you to drop all exhibitor info and shopping guide notecards in the mailbox here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tol%20Melian/128/128/3502 where you also can drop notecards with any inquiries you have if you don’t find us online.
We would like to remind you all about the timeline for the Home and Garden Expo and the Breedables Expo.
The sims will be available to us the 7th or 8th February, and we will do the initial layout and landscaping before we open the sims to exhibitors. Setup starts the 8th February, and all displays must be complete by 6 pm on 11th February, 2016, including the required donation vendors – loaded and ready to go. Blogger boxes must also be set out by this time.
Press Preview days are arranged to give you the best possible publicity, and are not set-up days.
The original plan was to set up a gacha garden at the event sim, but this is not possible.
The reason is simple: We have too many gachas to place them all on one sim. This means that they will be spread evenly across the Expo sims. They will also, as a rule, be placed in such a way that you will have exposure on two or more sims. In other words: Your gacha machine(s) will NOT be placed on the sim where your display parcel is, except for breedables gachas which will be on the Breedables sim.
Payment for your parcels and extra gachas should be done to the donation kiosk in the Home and Garden Expo office as soon as possible.
The 2016 RFL Home and Garden Expo team have taken over the responsibility for organising this year’s Breedables Expo which was in danger of cancellation.
The Breedables Expo runs at the same time as the Home and Garden Expo: 14th February to 6th March.
Please take a look at https://slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com/breedables-expo/ for more information and application form.
All inquiries should be directed to Kaerri Rae or Reven Rosca inworld.
The Home and Garden Expo (commonly called The Expo) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL at http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/
Expo exhibitors are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.
100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. Gachas are a new opportunity to the Expo this year, and 50% of the proceeds from these will be paid to RFL.