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Wicca Merlin May 31, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

MWGA HOSTS MONTH-LONG ANNUAL MEDIA EXPO IN JUNE

Norfolk Slim City – MWGA (Magazine Writer’s Guide Association) will be hosting the first in-world Second Life media expo June 1 through July 8, bringing together Second Life’s major media all under one roof.

MWGA Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Norfolk%20Slim%20City/56/27/24

“MWGA created an annual media expo to celebrate business as a whole in Second Life,” MWGA owner Lyric Navarita said. “This is a way for businesses, as well as the publishing industry, to get together and mingle with guests on a more personable level. I hope this expo opens a new form of communication and sparks interest to be more involved in what our platform has to offer – an opportunity to learn more about the publishing industry through our workshops, engage with those within the industry via social and networking activities and celebrate the achievements of businesses in Second Life.”

Several workshops will be offered on site from professionals in the media industry on a range of topics from their experiences in their fields, production and publishing and distribution technologies. A final workshop will also include applying guided imaginary to the SL experience from Pura Vida Wellness Resort.

“The MWGA Expo is a unique event raising awareness of the talent and diversity of media available in SL and will hopefully encourage new people to participate in this constantly evolving industry,” MWGA Media Expo participant MANIERA LLC’s COO Aphrodite Brianna said.

Performances will also be held by radio’s KHNY Honey 103 (June 16) and BoSL Radio (June 17) as well as dance troop Dazzlers (July 8). A media panel will be held later in the month to discuss various industry topics, and an awards banquet will finish off the expo July 8 and recognize elites in their fields at The Rose Theatre. Banquet guest speakers include Avenue Staff Writer Spruce Canning and MANIERA LLC CEO Topaz Joubert.

Media representatives will be available from some of the most prominent media in their fields, including: Metaverse Broadcasting Company/The Metaverse Tribune, Press Pass Media Group, SL Enquirer, Best of Second Life Magazine/BOSL Radio, AvCON Magazine, Too Sexy Magazine, ICON Magazine, MANIERA LLC, Zindra Expo, InWorld Magazine, Dandilyonfluff.com, Friday Night Talk Show, PlsRadio, KHNY Honey 103 and media distribution technology giant SasTech.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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MEDIA EXPO WORKSHOPS

Location: MWGA Workshop Area (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Norfolk%20Slim%20City/18/83/43)

June 1 @ 5p.m.  SLT
Speaker: Nox Deigan

WRITING WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

Real world journalist and Maniera LLC’s Nox Deigan will discuss different types of articles in the field, primarily focusing on human interest features with a touch of PR writing as these are the more prevalent writing needs in SL. In the time slot, Deigan will also discuss how to generate story ideas, identify sources and effectively identify what audience you’re writing for to determine your article’s “spin” in order to generate the most interest and feedback for your article.

Q&A will follow at the end as time permits. Voice must be enabled to hear the speaker, but voice is not required to participate.

 

June 2 @ 5p.m. SLT
Speaker: Sasun Steinbeck #

SasTech Workshop:
This workshop will demonstrate how to operate the new SasTech Publisher. Attendees will be navigated through the construction of a real magazine, given a copy of to play with and experience the possibilities first hand of what this system can do for you, your readers and advertisers.

About SasTech Publisher:
The system is a new layout and publishing system for magazine and book publishers. It is a new way of creating next-generation magazines that are more of a merge between a web page and the traditional static image. The layout board let’s you see all of your magazine pages on ONE board. It lets you easily adjust page order with simple clicks, or insert and delete pages anywhere in your page order.

In a SasTech magazine, all website links can be made clickable. All SLURLs can teleport you directly to that store. All entries in the Table of Contents page can be clickable that will take you to that page. Clickable buttons on a page can give you landmarks.

Advertising in the SasTech Publisher magazines is incredibly powerful with the support of shared media. Imagine clicking a page and watching a youtube video, or seeing a real product website – right on the magazine page – that you can interact with. Imagine buying a product from the SL marketplace – directly from your magazine.

Imagine a book of machinima, where every page is a beautiful video straight from the internet, playing – in correct aspect ratio – on your magazine page. Imagine a directory of the best SL websites where each page is the ACTUAL website that you can interact with.

All this can be done, easily. No complicated notecard settings to edit manually. All pages are set up, all links created and media pages configured by simple clicks on the SasTech Publisher layout board. Then with one simple copy and paste to a notecard in the magazine, your finished magazine is done and ready to give out.

Your magazine comes built-in with some powerful features. The primary problem with magazines in SL continues to be the horribly slow texture load times. SasTech Publisher magazines have a 5 page pre-load system so the next 5 pages are already rezzing, invisible to you, as you look at a page. The special slider at the bottom of the magazine gives readers a simple visual as to where they are in the magazine, and can be grabbed with your mouse and slid back and forth to navigate through the magazine in a very intuitive way. You can even stick postie notes on your pages, as bookmarks, to save special pages for later reference with a single click. You have automatic page numbers, too. No more wondering what page you are on!

It will re-energize the publishing business and make reading inworld faster, more fun to use with features like shared media, and better results for your advertisers. And best of all, it is not a “dead” product like the competition but a live, evolving, new product that will only get better in the future as I add the feature YOU need the most.

The SasTech Publisher will go into beta soon that will allow you to actually distribute unlimited copies of your finished magazine. This will be an OPEN beta and will be FREE. Stay tuned!

 

June 30 @ 10a.m.  SLT
Speaker: Paola Trizomu

SasTech Workshop:
This workshop will demonstrate how to operate the new SasTech Publisher. Attendees will be navigated through the construction of a real magazine, given a copy of to play with and experience the possibilities first hand of what this system can do for you, your readers and advertisers.

About SasTech Publisher:
The system is a new layout and publishing system for magazine and book publishers. It is a new way of creating next-generation magazines that are more of a merge between a web page and the traditional static image. The layout board let’s you see all of your magazine pages on ONE board. It lets you easily adjust page order with simple clicks, or insert and delete pages anywhere in your page order.

In a SasTech magazine, all website links can be made clickable. All SLURLs can teleport you directly to that store. All entries in the Table of Contents page can be clickable that will take you to that page. Clickable buttons on a page can give you landmarks.

Advertising in the SasTech Publisher magazines is incredibly powerful with the support of shared media. Imagine clicking a page and watching a youtube video, or seeing a real product website – right on the magazine page – that you can interact with. Imagine buying a product from the SL marketplace – directly from your magazine.

Imagine a book of machinima, where every page is a beautiful video straight from the internet, playing – in correct aspect ratio – on your magazine page. Imagine a directory of the best SL websites where each page is the ACTUAL website that you can interact with.

All this can be done, easily. No complicated notecard settings to edit manually. All pages are set up, all links created and media pages configured by simple clicks on the SasTech Publisher layout board. Then with one simple copy and paste to a notecard in the magazine, your finished magazine is done and ready to give out.

Your magazine comes built-in with some powerful features. The primary problem with magazines in SL continues to be the horribly slow texture load times. SasTech Publisher magazines have a 5 page pre-load system so the next 5 pages are already rezzing, invisible to you, as you look at a page. The special slider at the bottom of the magazine gives readers a simple visual as to where they are in the magazine, and can be grabbed with your mouse and slid back and forth to navigate through the magazine in a very intuitive way. You can even stick postie notes on your pages, as bookmarks, to save special pages for later reference with a single click. You have automatic page numbers, too. No more wondering what page you are on!

It will re-energize the publishing business and make reading inworld faster, more fun to use with features like shared media, and better results for your advertisers. And best of all, it is not a “dead” product like the competition but a live, evolving, new product that will only get better in the future as I add the feature YOU need the most.

The SasTech Publisher will go into beta soon that will allow you to actually distribute unlimited copies of your finished magazine. This will be an OPEN beta and will be FREE. Stay tuned!

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MEDIA EXPO

Location: MWGA Expo Center (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Norfolk%20Slim%20City/58/77/43)

June 16 @ 10a.m.-1p.m. SLT (Streamed by KHNY Honey 103)
June 17 @ 10a.m.-1p.m. SLT (Streamed by BOSL Radio)

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HEALTH & SPA

Location: Pura Vida Wellness Resort (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchant%20Wedding%20Isle/183/106/1499)

Date: June 22 @ 5p.m. SLT

About Pura Vida Wellness Resort:
Relax and pamper yourself in a world reknown day spa. Pura Vida Wellness Resort provides one-of-a-kind spa experiences including Bio-Acoustic Massage Therapy.  Spend time with your soul mate enjoying one of our many couple packages or relax with friends, renew your lifestyle with our body-mind-soul workshops, or celebrate your special event in our elegant and spacious meeting rooms-with-a-view.

We will take care of you by refreshing your body, mind, and soul.  Relaxation is the key to transforming the way we look, move, think and feel. Begin to relax and you begin to enjoy life to the fullest. Take a step closer to improving your personal health by taking time to “Relax…And Enjoy Life” at Pura Vida Wellness Resort.

Lecture: Applying Guided Imaginary (GI) in SL

Objectives:
– Understanding why people need relaxation in SL from RL.
– What is guided imaginary and how is it applied
– How PV is implementing GI to virtual massages
– Learning the different sensory systems targeted with GI

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FASHION SHOW

Location: inWorld Inc. (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/See/195/74/22)

Date: June 23 @ 11a.m. SLT
Featured Designer: Tres Beau Designs by Kimmera Madison

Featured Designer: Countdown by AntoniaXP Resident

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MWGA ELITE AWARDS

Location: The Rose Theatre Ballroom (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchant%20Wedding%20Isle/183/106/1499)

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MWGA GRAND OPENING

Location: MWGA Rooftop (Floor 5) (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Norfolk%20Slim%20City/58/85/68)

Date: July 8 @ 11a.m., 6p.m., 8p.m. SLT

For more information, please contact MWGA owner and media expo coordinator Lyric Navarita.

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ABOUT MAGAZINE WRITER’S GUIDE ASSOCIATION
An international association catering to SECOND LIFE® publishing industry. This association was founded September 2010 by Lyric Navarita under the principals of “unifying the community for a greater learning experience,” MWGA caters to the growth of this industry through providing educational workshops, social and networking events.

This non-profit association allows Elites (magazine/blog owners) to send members information about their latest magazine/blog issues, job opportunities, magazine/blog related events including fund-raising and ad rates. Members are encouraged to participate in social and networking events to engage our elites on a more personable level.

Every year, we invite businesses and publishers to participate in our Media Expo which allows guests to network and learn about this industry. During the Expo events we have engaging activities, workshops, a fashion show, awards ceremony to celebrate our elites and party.

MWGA’s mission is to establish an environment where professionals can learn, grow and celebrate creativity at its best. We are here to educate our guests and our elites selflessly participate to enhance the experience. MWGA has been featured in Avenue Inc, Maniera LLC, InWorld Life Style and Dope Magazines, and guest appearances on Ambrosia Live, Spotlight TV, Plsradio Live. Our membership has expanded from the USA to overseas regions as far as UK, Poland, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Italy to Australia.

For more information about MWGA contact Lyric Navarita or e-mail us at mwgasl@gmail.com.

MWGA GROUP INVITE secondlife:///app/group/8920a755-d480-9f31-13de-6224404d90f7/about

 

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