This weekend the _blacklibrary welcomes webcomic crimefighter of the future Tom Sparks, Atomic Detective and his creators Sean Belcher and Joey LaBartunek.
Saturday March 11th 8:00 pm GMT, that’s 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
This weekend the staff and writers of progressive online games magazine The Escapist are coming to see us at the _blacklibrary while we help them launch their Second Life site. And you’re invited to come along for a chat.
Saturday March 4th 7:00 pm GMT, that’s 2:00 pm Eastern Time.
Instructions on how to get to the _blacklibrary are here.
Come join us around the campfire!
Each week, the Telling Tales writing club will convene in the magnificent surroundings of the _blacklibrary to discuss story concepts and progress. The story parameters will be agreed each fortnight by the participants. This could be anything from a theme ‘a chance meeting with a first love’ to the first line of the story ‘As I sit gazing out of my parlour window, I notice….’. We’re not taking a novel here, just short stories of a maximum of 1000 words and completed in a two week timeframe. The aim of the game is to just see how diverse the stories are and have a bit of a laugh!!
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, a yearly event that sees thousands of aspiring authors try to hit a 50,000 word count in 30 days. This year 14 _blacklibrary members took part with varying degrees of success and three winners:
Mercen4ry (aka Jeffrey Gomez)
nothingspecific (aka Ben Hoyle)
Ben has kindly agreed to serialise his finished novel over the next few weeks, so look out for that in _blackbook.
Those of us that burned the midnight oil were greatly rewarded when Mr. Doctorow stepped into Second Life for his second visit. After a little account snafu, he showed up in the proverbial “white shirt” default avatar.
The Second Life Herald is an in-game newspaper covering the politics, society and events that occur inside Second Life and other virtual worlds. On 22nd October 2005 the Herald celebrated its second birthday at the _blacklibrary.
I’d started with a cube.
“OK, I’ll have it tell the local time”
(Wait, whose local time?)
“OK, I’ll have it tell time by time zone!”
(All 24 sure, but what about daylight saving time?)
“OK, it will look at the time of year, then the timezone, and depending on…”
*deletes cube… *rezzes sphere
After all the hard work the _blacklibrary opens to the public. Thanks to everyone who put the time and effort into making the place one of the most interesting places to visit in Second Life.