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OPENSIMFEST 2022

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Hi Everyone!

After a year-long hiatus and two sponsorship changes, OpensimFest is back on track this year in an extended format. The main events will run for 17 days and will include 90 hours of live performances. The grid will encompass over four square kilometers of virtual land we hope will be full of creative community exhibits and merchant stores, as well as donated and sponsored content. Official opening date is Jul 8, 2022 with live events happening through July 24, 2022. While the Fest officially closes on the 25th, the OpenSim Fest grid with exhibits and shops will remain accessible until July 31, 2022 for visitors.

OpenSimFest 2020 had 600 attendees from all around the Hypergrid with 40 exhibits and 20 merchant shops. It was held on four regions with a single weekend of events. The current plan for 2022 is to roughly expand to three times that size with fifty-five 64x64m exhibitor parcels, twenty-five 64x64m merchant parcels, and ten custom exhibitor and merchant parcels for those that need a large space for display or for interactive vehicles. We will expand those numbers as needed if interest exceeds capacity and additional sponsorship is provided. All parcels will be on a first-come first-serve basis and will be made available free to the Hypergrid community with three months of access available for builds and testing.

Currently, 24 performers, 41 exhibitors, and 25 merchants have signed up on our Discord server, and there are multiple opportunities for volunteers of all kinds as well. We also have a Supporter role this year for sponsors. All sponsor proceeds will go first to offset server and licensing costs, with the full remainder to be evenly divided among the performers.

Please go here: https://discord.gg/7M6zcxyQ to join the Discord server, then go to role_selection to select a role that you are interested in. You can also find additional information here: https://www.opensimfest.com/

Here are our organizers: Shelenn Ayres of IMA as the main sponsor, Exhibitor Organizer, and Volunteer contact; Oldesoul Eldamar and Rosa Alekseev as Performer Organizers; and I am the Merchant Organizer.

If you have general questions, or would like to be a Merchant, please feel free to contact me directly either here, in world, or on the OpensimFest Discord.
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Reserve your spot now. Registration for all roles is open:

https://www.opensimfest.com/post/reserv ... t7AZ4Un8Hs
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Here's the most recent notice from the admins on our Discord server, which is our main point of communication for all things OSFest 2022:

"We are in the process of bringing the OSFest2022 grid online with the latest NGC code. This is happening one region at a time while we are testing to be sure everything is working. We will let everyone know when it is ready for access and subdivided parcel location choices and group invites for each.

You can join the OSFest Discord server here: https://discord.gg/wuH93Ugj

You can also see information on the website here: https://www.opensimfest.com/
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For those who want to exhibit or be a merchant (or be notified via email of events), the way we are keeping track and reserving parcels as the grid is built is through a simple free ticket system on our website. If you haven't done so already go to this page and get a ticket!

https://www.opensimfest.com/register
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What exactly IS OpensimFest?

Many thanks to Doc Nolan for helping out with the FAQ's for the website! It's a really fun perspective so check it out at

https://www.opensimfest.com/faq
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looking forward to this event!! Quick question, how big of an area will we be getting as vendors? Would like to figure out how to set up beforehand. I have tons of really fun stuff but would like to try to figure out what I have to weed out. Thanks in advance for your reply. :0)
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Hi Kimm, just sent out an email yesterday to all participating merchants regarding those details and many more. I made sure you were on that mailing list :-)
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If you would like to actively participate in OpensimFest this July 8th - July 25th, there are a variety of openings still available to you, but time is running out:

There are still 10 performer slots open for the three weekends of events. Contact Rosa Alekseev or go here and register as a performer: https://www.opensimfest.com/register

There 5 merchant slots still available out of 30. Contact me directly (Luna Lunaria) or go here and register as a merchant: https://www.opensimfest.com/register

We are looking for a variety of volunteers for the Fest: Hosts and Hostesses for the performers, Videographers for events and general video capture, and Volunteer Greeters. To sign up as a volunteer go here: https://www.opensimfest.com/volunteer

Join our Discord here to keep up with all the latest announcements and meet the large community that is pulling this great event together: https://discord.gg/ANDmHhdb
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Thanks Luna, I got all the info now. I appreciate it.
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