Events

2023 Events and Tours Page

Virtual Pioneer Tour of The Museum of Computing History

October 1st  - 5:00 - 6:00 pm SLT  - Beach Bash Event

Come join us as we take our first tour of the season.  Our Tour Guide, Brian Avatior will lead us as we explore this unique location.  The Museum of Computing History in Blackslough is a creative and educational space to learn about the history of computing. The museum currently features a number of exhibits including Pre-PC Early Computers, Personal Computers, Telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Influential People, Security, Data Centers, and Interactive Fiction.

We will start at Virtual Pioneers Headquarters and teleport from there:  

Rockliffe:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/192/103/24






Virtual Pioneer Event:  A Return to the Roaring 20's Beach Bash

September 17 - 5:00 - 6:00 pm SLT  - Beach Bash Event

"The Roaring 20's"  was depicted in H.Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".  This was an era of wealth, debauchery, and splendor that ended with the Stock Market Crash of 1929.  In America there was the "Gold Coast" on Long Island with huge mansions and plentiful beach parties. Please join us to relive these days by celebrating the end of summer and the arrival of fall with Roaring 20's Music by Koz Kelley.  

Feel free to grab your 20's style bathing suits which will be provided at Virtual Pioneers Headquarters and then join us at a 20's beach themed skybox.  Come prepared to enjoy good company and good music.

This our first meeting of a fun filled Virtual Pioneer year

The Roaring 20s VP Skybox: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/187/119/1015

Virtual Pioneers at Rockliffe:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/153/106/23




Special Event:

Second Life 20th Birthday Exhibit Meeting and Tour

June 25th, 2023. 5PM SL time

Please join us at the Virtual Pioneers Second Life Birthday Exhibit to chat and then tour some of the other great exhibits.  

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Fabulous/136/21/23

Virtual Pioneer Trivia Night!

May 21 - 5:00 - 6:00 pm SLT  - Historical Trivia with Kurt

This fun filled trivia game will focus on some of the historical themes we have visited this year. We will use the "smarty pants rule"... if someone answers two consecutive questions...they have to sit out the next question - to give others a fair chance. The game will be held using local chat. The top three finishers will receive prestigious "trivia award ribbons" to wear proudly!

This will be our last meeting before summer break. Hope you can join us!

At the VP building:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/153/106/23

Virtual Pioneer Tour of Bellezzamora

May 7th  - 5:00 - 6:00 pm SLT - Bellezzamora

Please join the Virtual Pioneers and Crito Galtier for a tour of the beautiful estate inspired by the Hatfield House , Hertfordshire, England. The RL house was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I. This reproduction was built by Romin McDonnel and Ica with great attention to detail. Our tour guide will use voice and provide a teleport HUD.  You will love the detail and ambience!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/La%20Dolce%20Terra/156/188/30

History Tour of Italy

April 16th 5:00 - 6:00 pm SLT - Self Guided Tour of Rome

Please join the Virtual Pioneers to explore all that Historic Rome has to offer.  We will follow a notecard guided Tour created by Asia Connell.  Please bring your camera skills and be ready to share your pictures.  

START HERE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/158/103/23

VWBPE Exhibits Tour

Apr 2nd 5:00 - 6:00 pm SLT - Visit VWBPE 23 Exhibits 

Please join the Virtual Pioneers to visit the exhibits at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference.. We will start at the VP Building and then leave together for Rainbow Basin and the VIrtual PIoneer Exhibit. From there we will explore together and visit other exhibits.. Hope to see you there.


START HERE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/158/103/23

Tour of New Victory

Please join the Virtual Pioneers and Haynes Beaumont for a Tour of New Victory, This is a lovely post-Victorian - Edwardian era Community based on 1890-1910. New Victory was inspired by the movie "Meet Me in St Louis"  They are included in the semi humorous monthly publication called Cogwheel which will be available as part of the tour. Please wear period clothing to add to the immersive quality of this tour.


START HERE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/158/103/23

THEN TP HERE:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Victory/123/129/27

Casterly Rock-Beekeeping in Medieval Times

March 5th at 5:00 pm SLT - Casterly Rock - Beekeeping in Medieval Times

lease join the Virtual Pioneers and Ser Dawn Swyft (Roxxcee Resident) for a tour of a tranquil medieval garden featuring the husbandry of bees. This medieval themed community offers a lovely environment, storytelling and a sense of belonging. Please dress in period attire for this tour.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Casterly%20Rock%20Roleplay/102/60/1503

Corner pub in a historic setting of London

Tour of London 1914-1918

Date:  February 19th, 2023. SPECIAL TIME:  1pm SL time.
***Due to our Speakers Time zone this presentation will be earlier at 1pm SL Time

Please join us for this special tour of London at the turn of the 20th Century.  Our Tour-guide will be from sim owner Mitch Charron.  We will begin at Virtual Pioneers HQ and get an introduction of how this sim came to be, its building considerations, purpose and status. Then we will tour around the sim, stopping at various landmarks and explaining the historical connections to WW1 and London/UK during that era. Last stop will be at the Victorian quarter, an overview of Whitechapel, Jack the Ripper, and Walter Sickert. We'll end up at the relaxing BlahBlah Cafe for Q&A.

START HERE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/158/103/23


THEN TP TO: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Raia%20da%20Pipa/46/253/2302

VWBPE Informational Meeting

February 5th at 5:00 pm SLT - VWBPE Informational Meeting


Join the Virtual Pioneers and the Executive Committee of VWBPE for the latest and greatest of the 16th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference, taking place free and virtually March 23 to 25, 2023. Come hear what is in the plans for the conference and the Immersive Experiences. 


This will be a time to get your questions answered by the people "in the know" This presentation will be mostly in voice with some scribing if needed. Hope to see you there!


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/158/103/23

Thai Cultural Society

January 22nd at 5:00 PM SLT  - Thai Cultural Society

Please join the Virtual Pioneers with Pom (PomSoom Resident) and Somyen Resident for a tour of their ongoing project about Thai culture. Their focus is on art traditions with historical context. The location is a flooded valley near the Tenessarim mountains of southern Thailand. Our tour my include a custom built museum and a reproduction of the Prayer Hall at Wat Suthat temple in Bangkok, We will be visiting on Chinese New Year! You won't want to miss this experience.

We will meet at the VP Headquarters first then proceed to location.

Virtual Pioneer Social

January 8th at 5:00 pm SLT

Come Join the Virtual Pioneers and DJ Coz for a fun filled hour of good music, conversation, and dancing. Dress warmly from your favorite historical time period to enjoy this beautiful wintry space! Put on your coziest dancing shoes and come join the fun!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Village/175/104/2001

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Image of Notre Dame Cathedral in Second Life

Paris 1900 Tour

December 11th - 5:00 pm SLT - Paris 1900

Bonjour! Please join the Virtual Pioneers for a Self Guided Tour of Paris. This is a 5 sim replica of the city of Paris, France. There is much to see and do. You won't want to miss visiting the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre. Dress in your finest Victorian garb for this adventure. We will start at the VP Headquarters. Hope to see you there!

Picture of Viking dressed avatar in Second Life

Viking Settlement

November 27th - 5:00 pm SLT 

Join us for a tour of a Viking settlement on the coast of Norway, based on 12th century Norse culture. The Vikings worship Norse gods, train in combat, fish, sail, raid and more. We will meet at the VP Headquarters. Costume recommended but not required!

Picture of book club meeting at headquarters

Anne Frank Book Club

November 13th - 5:00 pm SLT

You do not need to have attended previous meetings. We will review the book and then make our way to the Amsterdam sim to see the Anne Frank House re-creation.