Welcome to a very special issue of Prim Perfect!
The Annual Relay for Life of Second Life raises a fantastic sum of money for the American Cancer Society each year (and part of that sum is shared with other cancer societies around the world). This last year was record-breaking in many aspect: in June, the cumulative total raised over the last seven years passed the US $1 million mark, and this year alone, more than US$375,000 was raised.
But Relay for Life is not only about the money raised. It’s also about the people, and the creations, whether of builds for the various events, the designer builds at the Relay Weekend, and the wonderful campsites that the Relay teams create for that very special weekend in July. And behind those builds are the stories of the people we see at Relay, on the track, in the campsites… the people who have fought and survived, the people who have cared and nurtured… and the memorials to the people who are lost.
This year, for the first time, Prim Perfect “embedded” a reporter on the story — Beq Janus. Beq covered the big events, such as the Fashion for Life Fair, the Home and Garden Expo, and Fantasy Faire (from where she filed an awesome twelve posts in as many days!).
But Beq was not just an observer of the unfolding events. A long-time resident of the Steampunk city of New Babbage, she was also involved as a member of a Relay team herself, and filed a hilarious account of how New Babbage celebrated the RFL “Paint Second Life Purple” event — by turning the event into a terrifying attack by mysterious forces on their beloved grimy town. When it came to the Relay weekend, she was one of the builders of the wonderful Babbage created in the winter sims. Those soaring viaducts above the town? Those were Beq’s — and she also told the story that lay behind them.
This special issue draws heavily on the reporting that Beq did and links to the blog posts that she wrote. There’s also a peek behind the scenes at how the Relay Telethon was made, by bringing together a fantastic team from no fewer than three different broadcast networks, as well as a number of independents.
However, the glory of this issue is a fantastic range of photographs taken by a range of Prim Perfect photographers. PJ Trenton, GM Nikolaidis, Judith Lefevre, Wren Carling, and Wildstar Beaumont took a fantastic range of photographs from Relay weekend; in this special magazine edition you’ll see their photographs — and also images from Angie Mornington and Beq Janus as well. It makes, we think, for the most wonderful eyecandy that we have ever produced.
So please enjoy this special issue of Prim Perfect!
Special note: You’ll find all our regular advertisers in this issue, but none has been charged for placing an advertisement; this is our thank you to them for their loyalty in supporting the magazine.
So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 35 here – and please do leave a comment!
But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.
It is available through SL Marketplace (just search on the site for Prim Perfect). This will deliver you a copy in the form of an Intellibook that you can rez and read inworld.
We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life (these are taking over from our older vendors) – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!
Another inworld option is to buy from our inworld vendors (located at various stores). Sometimes we have had problems with these, but you can help! If you see a vendor still selling an earlier issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send someone to update it.
Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!
In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.
How to Join Prim Perfect Readers
- Inworld, open Search.
- Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
- Click to join
So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!