Tuesday, July 15, 2014

7/15/2014: RFL: Fiction for a Cure

Hi all! I wanted to alert you to a new and different event in SL.  Fiction for a Cure is a unique fundraiser that Benefits Relay for Life in SL.  The Relay for Life movement, which is 4 million people and 20+ countries strong, raises funds for and promotes awareness of cancer and it's effects worldwide. The Second Life holds many events throughout each year, like Fashion for Life, Home & Garden Expo, Fantasy Faire, etc. and now includes this new event.

This is not your typical shopping event. Instead of the usual product-based event, we are offering for auction real world items in the form of books, all autographed or autographed/personalized by the authors.  Many of the books are limited edition or rare, and our donation authors are among some of the beloved of authors of today.  You will find among them award-winners, New York Times Bestsellers and international bestsellers. Our list includes Diana Gabaldon, Dana Stabenow, Kevin J. Anderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Claudia Christian, Michael A. Stackpole, Stephen R. Donaldson, the late Aaron Allston, and many more.

Other features of the event include:

- a writing class, taught by the award-winning novelist, editor, graphic novelist, screen-writer, podcaster, game designer, computer game designer, comics writer, and long-time Second Life resident Michael A. Stackpole.

-an intellectual property rights presentation written by Kat Alderson, and presented by Kat and Mike.

- readings

The event also offers a raffle with the opportunity to win a variety of packages, all of which are comprised of store credit or gift cards to a wide variety of recognizable SL merchants including: Exile hair, Pretense Poses, Exposuer Poses, Alouette, Park Place Home Decor, and Roawenwood, plus many more.  Each and every raffle ticket purchase will be rewarded with L$250 in store credit to Clutter for Builders.

To visit Fiction for a Cure teleport to the American Cancer Society region in SL.  To read more about the event and how you can participate visit the official Fiction for a Cure website!

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