Due to some unforeseeable circumstances and misunderstandings, the staff of the 7th Annual Second Life Home and Garden Expo deems it prudent to reschedule the event.
In October 2013, we announced that the 2014 Home Expo would take place May 13-27. Since then, other events announced their schedules, and the spring and summer are packed with high volume events which support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as other non-profit organizations, charitable institutions, and private interests.
As the event schedule unfolded, and things were brought to our attention, we, of course, experienced some chagrin and disappointment. The team has hundreds of man-hours of work already logged, and much of that will need to be revised. But we understand that organizing events, especially fundraisers, isn’t about us. It’s about what we want to accomplish.
As with all things, our primary concerns and considerations have been discussed and our decisions rendered, with the best interests of our esteemed exhibitors and valued visitors in mind. We want to host an extraordinary event which places no undue burdens on the community of builders and merchants who participate and are so generous with their time, talents, and donations. Likewise, we must consider, with all respect, the blogging community who is unfailingly generous in their supoort and coverage. And last but not least, we would be remiss to overlook the budgetary considerations of the Second Life residents who generously support RFLofSL and the Home and Garden Expo with their time, purchases and donations.
Therefore, we are very pleased to announce the new dates for Home Expo! Our Press Preview Days will be September 14 and 15. The main event will open to the public on September 16 and run through September 28! This will make the event an off-season Relay For Life of Second Life event, but as with all RFLofSL events, 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, and donations are paid to RFLofSL.
Due to first life considerations of the authors involved with Authors @ Expo, this event will be renamed, and the Fiction for a Cure readings, auctions, and raffle will take place May 16-26 on the American Cancer Society island in Second Life.
We apologize for any and all inconvenience, and look forward to serving you with a fantastic September event. We will be revising this blog to reflect the changes, so stay-tuned. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to IM me in-world.