It’s almost here. As I write this, we are 11 days and 8 hours away from Second Pride 2021. Are we ready? No. Will we be? Probably not, but then who is EVER ready when an event starts? You do everything you can, and then you open the doors and wing it! This year has been amazing, and impressive, and even a little bumpy so far, but that always comes with growing pains. We doubled in size this year, expanding to two regions, thanks to Second Life, and we are now connected with Virtual Hope to interact with the charitable organizations we support. Every event, we get a little bit more organized and a little better at what we do. Thank you to Ezziedq Mirabella, Tootsie Nootan, Petr Vanbeeck, and Gauis Alpha for everything they have and are doing to get all this together!
Where do we stand right now? We have lots of shops not filled on the two regions. If you have a business, organization, or community to promote in SL and are a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, reach out to us.
What is our theme this year?
Strength In Difference
Who are we supporting with the proceeds from this Festival?
It Gets Better Project
LGBTQ Freedom Fund
We still need hosts for the various performances during the event.
Click here if you’d like to help: …
Message to SPONSORS and VENDORS about performance sets during Second Pride 2021:
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how performance sets will be allotted to performers, and it seems some misinformation may have been presented. Hopefully this will clear it all up. Please note that the words party, set, timeslot, etc, all generally refer to a 2-hour period of entertainment. In some cases, one hour.
No one gets preferential slots based on sponsorship, donation amount, etc. All party slots are first-requested, first-given.
Preferential treatment IS given to booking live singers, dance groups, and what I would refer to as productions. This is done because of the limited time frame in which these types of performers and groups are able to perform. This is done at Second Pride’s discretion.
This year, we have one full day of performances being booked by a venue who generously sponsored the entire day. Unless the venue asks us to fill open slots for that day, Second Pride itself we won’t be booking the entertainment for that day.
When the form opens for performer signups, it will be open to everyone. Here is how it will work.
If you aren’t booking your own DJ, you can ignore all but the last paragraph. We will assign you as a sponsor to a party at our discretion, and notify you of the day, time, and entertainer. You will be able to attend and give out information and gifts during that party.
Usually, DJs will sign up using the form and list the name of their sponsor. As a Sponsor, you can do it for them, but you will need all of their information, including email address and username to sign up on their behalf. If a specific host is requested, you can list them in the notes on the form.
If you are signing up for two or more parties, you will need to do the form ONCE for each party, giving three options for the day and time of each.
Finally, sponsored parties and timeslots are not guaranteed. All parties are on an “as available” basis. Because we have so many wonderful and generous sponsors, we may in fact run out of parties before we get through everyone. If you are unable to secure a sponsored party time and feel that this affects the amount of your donation to Second Pride, please talk to one of the Board Members.
Thank you for supporting Second Pride!
As you can see from the countdown clock in the right-hand sidebar, we are well on our way to Second Pride 2021! What does that mean exactly? So many things…some started, some not, but all to be done before the big event.
- Revamping the Second Pride website (this is it!)
- Building out the new regions (ongoing)
- Setting the dates (June 4th through June 13th)
- Establishing the theme (we are entertaining suggestions now)
- Creating artwork and marketing materials (after theme is established
- Contacting existing vendors/sponsors and reaching out to potential new ones (starting soon)
- Opening up the schedule to performers and hosts for registration (Late April / Early May)
- more, more, and …. more
We’ll keep this list updated and add some dates to it so you can see what’s going on and when.…
Watch for individual posts on specific items of news…this post is a placeholder and will be removed as items are posted.…