Librarians around the world, in Second Life are organizing a Literary Festival for Saturday, February 2. Author presentations, a murder mystery theatre, and dress your avatar as your favorite literary character are some ideas. Authors audio (and even video) presentations can be streamed to the teen grid.
Also, don’t forget to create an avatar for YALSA’s Midwinter Gaming Festival with the help of your teens or TAGs. Due January 4, 2008!
It can be a bit of a humbling experience to have teens help you with your avatar (av), but in the end, hopefully it will be all for the good. I’ll share my story, feel free to share yours. I was on Teen Second Life tonight and had a hairstyle on my avatar that other adults have complimented. One of the teen ‘regulars’ however said to me, “what is that black void on your head?” It was then decided that a teen should shop for my av and give me some much needed hairstyles and clothing. As I got the hair and tried to put it on, I was told my head was too big for the hair. Indeed it was. I was pretty determined to just stay bald but after a few adjustments, and shifting of the head size, was able to wear the style. And was told by another teen ‘regular’ that “I’ve heard of Chinese foot binding, but head binding?” Okay-so too small with the headsize. I increased it a bit and guess it passed for okay. Humbling but was it worth it? Yes, definitely, and I learned things on the way thanks to the teens and promoted YALSA and the contest to the teens and the adults nearby. And now I have an av to enter into the contest! (it’s not this av pictured btw).
Posted by Kelly Czarnecki