Please come join Darkling Leechfinger (leechfinger) for a tour of London Village. This fun filled place is one part London, and one part English fandom. There are some famous landmarks such as the Tower Bridge, London Eye, and the BT Tower. In addition, there are tributes to English shows Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. We will check out the Doctor Who Dark Tower which is a maze to the center with freebies hidden along the way. If we have more time you might want to try the hot air balloon ride, Parachuting, or En Garde Fencing at the Docks, or have a drink at a British Pub - first round is on Spiff. Dress is casual. Hope to see you there.
Join the Virtual Pioneers on May 5th at 5:30 pm SLT for a culturally delicious tour of Italy. This tour is organized and directed by DrM Magic and her Teacher Education Students at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. We will visit many interesting places with each one featuring an original recipe from DrM ‘s personal collection. The tour will end in Sardinia, the home of DrM’s family ancestors. DrM hopes that by sharing her culture with us and her students - we will each will connect with our own cultural diversities. Hope you can join us on the journey.
April 7th at 5:30 pm SLT
Csteph Submariner will lead a tour of The War Poets Exhibition. This immersive experience blends the First World War Poetry Digital Archive within a training camp, communication trench, a casualty clearing station, a front-line trench, on into no-man's land. You will see items from the collection, hear interviews with veterans and poetry readings, and view contemporary photographs and film footage as you explore the area. Please join us to visit this amazing project.
March 24th at 5:30 pm SLT
Virtual Pioneers will visit Isle of Enlightenment on Opensim. Professor Illuminati (aka Spiff) invites you to visit the NY BOCES Sim that highlights two important times in history - the Holocaust and Medieval Times. The first part of the tour will include seeing the replica of Anne Frank’s Annex. If there is time, we will also visit the Heir of the King castle.
Participants in this VP tour will have two options:
#1 Guest accounts will be available for this tour, you can log in and experience the sim first hand. Please download the viewer Imprudence to your computer. The URL and directions how to set up a new grid be available at the meeting that night.
Or fill out the survey HERE to get an educator avatar.
#2 You can come to the Virtual Pioneer building in Second Life and view the tour on Youtube while it is happening via Google Hangout ~ synchronously.
Both options will include opportunity to see and discuss the possibilities of using opensim with students to engage in immersive historical learning opportunities. Hope to see you there.
March 10th at 5:30 SLT
Join Virtual Pioneer Beth Ghostraven for a tour of the Victorian sim of Caledon-. This tour will include many of the interesting sights there and will end at Beth's lovely Pub for some spirits and good old fashion conversations. Hope you come join the fun.
February 24th at 5:30 pm SLT - Learning From Role Play
Virtual Pioneer Augusta von Nassau (Gardengirl), will share her experience role playing at the 1920s Berlin Project. Augusta is a high school history teacher who has found that role playing has been a source of enrichment and professional development that has benefited both herself and her students. Please come to the VP building and enjoy this presentation.
February 10th at 5:30 SLT - Virtual Harlem
Join artist Indea Vaher for a tour of Virtual Harlem. The Virtual Harlem Project is a virtual representation of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age. Jazz period clothes would be fun, but are not mandatory. Highlights of this tour will include Harlem Hellfighters Museum, The Cotton Club, and the Apollo Theater. This is sure to be an interesting evening - please join us.
January 27th, 2013
Special TIME: 12 Noon SL time
Original Celtic Legends of the 1400'sOur Guide, Runa, will lead this tour of the Isle Of Dee, an Historical Medieval Fantasy Sim. This roleplaying community welcomes all kind of creatures: Human, Elves, Beasts, Goblins, Faeries, and all others found in European myths and legends. Dig out your finest costumes of Medieval Life, there are some freebie clothes at the VP building and at the landing area at Dee. Come join this fun and interesting tour!
December 16 - 5:30 SLT - Historical Costume Party
Come join your fellow Virtual Pioneer friends for an evening of Gala dancing and prancing. Everyone wear a historical clothes will be entered into a raffle for $Linden prizes. Our fellow pioneer Coz Okelley will be playing some lively tunes of the season for us. Hope to see you in the Winter Dome in the Virtual Skies.
Come Learn About the
+++ The Renaissance Hunt +++
at the Virtual Pioneer's Building
Sunday, December 9th at 5:00 pm SLT
Hunt organizer, Perryn Peterson, wlll discuss the second Renaissance-themed Grid-Wide hunt. He will offer some "Hunt Tips' for new hunters and answer questions. This exciting SL event will have Renaissance and Medieval gifts to find hidden in over 100 participating shops. Hope to see you there!