'The Music Cafe' is a great feature the grid, and well worth a listen, even if you're not inworld!.
|Zinnia demonstrates the sled race game|
|Meeting point on Alpine|
Zinnia.Frenzy: We just were taking off when a tragedy struck and Terry had to leave. So he left the grid with a resident, Trucker, who stepped in. Things didn't gel very well tech wise and so Laz Pooraka joined in 2009. So with Lazuli at the helm things started to pick up. At that time it was still a closed commercial grid. We made the decision to go hypergrid 4 years ago. Terry is still with us as technician but none of us anticipated what came next. 2 years ago Lazuli decided it was time to retire, and his greatest wish was to turn 3RG into a not for profit grid... So a shocked 5 of us were offered the opportunity to take that forward.
|3rdRock Welcome Region|
Thirza Ember: YaY we like no profit ...who are the 5?
Lucy Afarensis: all that dirty money
Zinnia.Frenzy: The 5 are Dolfke Barbosa who also runs New Grid Nirvana so we had a good start, Kira Tiponi whose background is in programming and the like, Thoria who is a software developer, and the only one of us in the USA. There is Kered my husband who is really a hobbyist lol until he got thrown in here, he is a lecturer in computing and was doing research in SL with the open University. Then there is me, I am the janitor, I organise and do a bit of everything, I am here daily and just keep the place running... and shout help!
|Aime Socrates, skiier|
Zinnia Frenzy: I forgot to mention Eldovar Lamilton. He is our mesh expert and paddles about in the servers with Kered - no idea what they do I am not allowed in LOL. So we have come a very long way in 10 years, and we hope to be celebrating 20 years. We may be smaller in number as the amount of grids increase but the loyalty we have here is what keeps us going, we have the best bunch of people who are friends in RL as well as virtual
Kered.Owl: Hi All
logicamp immo: Hi Kered
Mal Burns: Hi Kered
Zinnia.Frenzy: hello this is the guy who keeps the grid going
logicamp.immo: Do you organize some concert ?
Mal Burns: more festival than concert i think
Zinnia.Frenzy: We used to have a Live Music and DJ show but we have diversified on many levels, we have Art exhibits, poetry ,storytelling
logicamp immo: yeah
Zinnia Frenzy: yes we are going into year 11 of the event. Last year, we changed the name to NO Borders ROBstock. The charity is Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). It is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. We are committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising awareness of the plight of the people we help. How year eleven? Well, it started in SecondLife and so its year 10 on 3RG. It was brought from there by Lazuli and I have with my team carried it on for the last 4 years
Mal.Burns: what dates for next robstock?
Zinnia Frenzy: This next year we are set to go March 10th and 11th. After entering HG we dropped the Sl stage but by popular demand this year we go multigrid again. So we are having 2 stages this year with cross grid chat and MOAP is some cases. So we are looking forward to a bumper event, and some great music, we are so lucky once the word goes out I get swamped... in the old days getting a live singer out of SL ws like pulling your own teeth, Opensim was not taken seriously, and we played almost all artists in Sl, Then they realised there was life outside... and so we are so grateful to those who come and play for us, we raise approx $1000 US over 2 days, and have done for every event organised last 5 years. We appreciate not everybody can donate, but we still want you to come, so keep your eye open as we get organised and the word goes out!
George Equus: Médecins Sans Frontières is a great cause
Zinnia Frenzy: yes it a truly worldwide apolitical charity, and that's why we support it.
Our second stop was a load test on HIE expo.
We are all looking forward to the event this weekend on Craft Grid, where you can hear talks in 4 languages, translated into English and many other languages, and also explore the many Booths and Stands on the Auditorium region.
HIE Event program, and come be part of the fun !
Alpine on 3rd Rock Grid grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:alpine
HIE Expo craft-world.org;8002:hieexpo - Portals lead to the Auditorium