Fly me to reality

In die wirkliche Wirklichkeit. Dorthin möchten Alofan Haragieri und Lady Ida dringend, nachdem sie es über vierzig Jahre mit zwar reizvollen, jedoch schlicht unechten Realitäten zu tun hatten. Ihre Körper liegen auf Eis, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, während ihr Geist langsam die Nase voll hat. Der Zwerg Vamana muss helfen — und das tut er denn auch in altbekannter Keckheit …

Damit begann am vergangenen Freitag, den 29. April die Lesung von Markus Gersting aka Hydorgol im Rahmen des BB eBook Events 2016.

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Unterstützt durch Thorsten Küper und meinereiner machte Markus uns bekannt mit dem dritten Band seiner Trilogie in vier Teilen (also, äh, voraussichtlich vier, es sei denn ihm fällt dann womöglich immer noch mehr ein). Der Roman ist noch nicht erschienen und hat, soweit ich weiß, auch noch keinen Titel. Wir kamen also in den Genuss eines sehr privilegierten Sneak Peeks!

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Wir begegnen wieder guten alten Bekannten aus seinem Hydorgol-Universum, während um uns herum sehr anschaulich ein riesiger Plattwurm, Verzeihung, ein Hüne seine Runden um Die brennende Stadt zieht.

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Mit zwei Kollegen zu lesen, hat mir wieder so richtig Spaß gemacht! Beflügelt und vielleicht ein bisschen leichtsinnig habe ich mich denn auch anschließend zu einem Ausflug in den virtuellen Weltenraum hinreißen lassen … Up, up and away!

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Merry X-mas with the SL Sci-Fi Alliance

Jingle Bells, jingle bells … For the third time the SL Sci-Fi Alliance is set on making it a merry good time for everyone with their advent calendar. Everyday a new gift will be waiting for you under the christmas tree.

No group required.

(But beware — I am pretty sure, there is someone sitting in the tree snatching away all the gifts …)

„Don’t like what you got today? Come back tomorrow ;)“

And I know I am a little late posting this, but not too late! All previous gifts are still available.

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The Sci-Fi Alliance advent ft. Ed and Stuka Enyo

 

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Gift 03: Christmas Cloud Rider

Also … there are still some booths available for the SL Sci-Fi Con 2016! So while you’re there, you might want to check that out, too. The friendly people of the Sci-Fi Alliance will be happy to help.

TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/This%20Sim/18/96/471

Video: SL Sci-Fi Con 2015 – Highlights Part 2

All good things come to an end eventually. Even such a fantastic, mind blowing mega-event as the Second Life Sci-Fi Convention. This year participants surpassed themselves in creativity, sociability and solidarity in those sad days following the passing away of Leonard Nemoy — beloved Mr. Spock.

Live long and prosper and see you all again at the Con next year!

SL Sci-Fi Con 2015: Highlights Part 1

So you think Science Fiction is all about spaceships and death stars, about androids, cyborgs and nanobots, monsters and shapeshifters. About laser sword wielding heroes and mind crunching antagonists.

Think again.

On Wednesday afternoon Mirage Plaid and Tara De Vries of Bright Metallic invited everybody to a reading of Mary Robinette Kowals The Lady Astronaut of Mars published by Tor.com and nominated for the Hugo Awards in 2013.

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on the left: Trolley Trollop, sitting: Mirage Plaid, Tara De Vries, Ariadne Fall
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Mr. Senet, Trolley Trollop, Mirage Plaid, Tara De Vries

At 3 pm SL-Time (which was midnight where I live 😉 ) a group of literature friends gathered at Phloston Paradise at the SL Sci-Fi Convention 2015 to listen to Trolley Trollop putting all her heart into her fantastic reading.  More than one listener was brought to tears.

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One of the nice things in Second Life is the possibility to meet people from around the world. So, though for some of us it was way past our bed time and others were busy making the Con such an enjoyable event there was time for a little chat after the reading. I loved meeting you all and am looking forward to more exciting, fun, joyful events for the remainder of this year’s Con. See you! 🙂

A Spacers Holidays – Part 2

The SL Sci-Fi Convention 2015 – time to meet, greet and enjoy. Time to geek out! \o/

Are you a Trekker? Does your heart beat for the Firefly? Or is it a Blade Runner universe you seek? There’s something there for everyone. Whatever you do – don’t miss the Convention Tour onboard the LSI-Colibri.

TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Vegas/226/178/24

Up, up we go, and out, out — to the stars!

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Don’t worry, you can’t get lost in space — the tour is completely automated. It is absolutely safe …

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Wait … what in the world is that?

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Asteroids! They’re EVERYWHERE!

‚Red alert – hull breach. Red alert – hull breach. Red al…‘

We’re doooomed!

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Grab my hand! Hold on! Don’t let go!

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NOOO …!!!

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„Let’s go and see the stars, the Milky Way or even Mars … Flyyy awaaay … Yeah, yeah, YEAH!“