Nicky Windstorm – 2018 – Archived
As the interim Event Coordinator for Second Pride 2018, I enjoyed the challenge of programming entertainment for the festival. With support from the current Second Pride Board, I coordinated over 100 hours of entertainment covering 10 days including 2 dance troupes, 2 live singers, over 40 unique DJs and countless hosts & hostesses. While sometimes hectic, I found the experience very rewarding. I look forward to expanding and enhancing the entertainment offerings in the future. My extensive real life management experience and strong interpersonal skills will make me a success in this position.
I humbly seek your vote for Second Pride Event Coordinator.
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I asked a question of another candidate and their response inspired me to ask of the other candidates. Would you be open to the idea of expanding the use/events organized/held at the sim in order to increase the outreach and participation of more people in the Second Life LGBT community?
I saw your dedication first hand Nicky. You’re extremely impressive and it’s great to see you in this role.
What are some of your thoughts and vision for expanding and enhancing the entertainment offerings?
What do you think has worked well and what opportunities do you see need to be enhanced?
Similar to the previous question from Starter, would you expand events beyond the slotted second pride festival to have themed events outside of the pride festival window?
Thanks so much for your question. The dance groups and live singers were very well received. I would like to include more in the future. I vacillate between providing these groups with their own intimate setting v having their performances on the main stage. We would need to discuss this with the parties involved to arrive at what works best for all involved.
Joining the Second Pride Team a little late in the game, simply filling the schedule was my primary focus. In the coming year, extra time will afford our team the ability to be more deliberate in coordinating performers. I’m thinking theme days/nights can be programmed throughout the festival. Of course, proper attire for these nights would be strongly encouraged. I’m not saying there aren’t LGBTQ people who don’t like dressing up, but they’re somewhat rare. Some ideas include a series of DJ’s each presenting their take on Disco. Another grouping may be dedicated to The Great American Songbook. EDM, Trance, Pop, Classic Rock and Country are all themes we could explore.
Another idea I feel worth exploring is doing a Second Pride Hunt. I envision the starting and ending point being the SP Sim with stops at each of the sponsor’s stores. This highlights our generous sponsors and our group. Given that I’m a shameless cheater on hunts, we will employ different techniques to slow down such scofflaws.
While our goal is to raise money to give to a worthy charity, I think we can do events that aren’t donation centric. It’s always a difficult balance to strike between “the ask” and providing a fun event that people will want to attend.
I intend to have the Winter Festival/Happy Holidaze event. Whatever the name, I’m looking forward to putting that together. Based on interest, a Halloween event is something we can do as well.
I have some ideas for the SP sim. If we keep our focus on what our Community needs, we can’t go wrong. Whatever the design, it should feel inviting and welcoming. We will engage with groups sometimes using their facilities, other times using ours to engage and thus, increase our visibility and membership.
Lastly, thank you for your kind words! I very much enjoyed coordinating Second Pride 2018. Mind you, none of the ideas set forth are fully fleshed out and will require more input and discussion from the Board and more importantly, our membership.
Thanks again for your question,
First, Thank you for your interest and candidacy.
Second, Over the last year, the current board has done much in the way of repairing the perceptions of Second Pride as an organization. Many sideline discussions with affected and effected parties have gone on.
My question to you as a candidate and potential new Board member is how will you personally continue this trend?
While generally aware of the criticisms of the SP Board, I’ve not been confronted with any specific instances. I prefer private one-on-one conversations rather than airing the issue publicly. Aggrieved parties deserve to be heard. I will offer an explanation, not an excuse. If the issue is procedural, I will take the concern to the Board and advocate for change if necessary.
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