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October continues to be a busy time in Second Life as several new seasonal events and Halloween-themed spots continue to pop up across the grid. One of the biggest highlights this month is BURN2, which is an inworld extension of the popular Burning Man festival and community. The theme for this round is “Radical Ritual.” Another highlight is the unusual art experience “Floating” by acclaimed artists Bryn Oh and Cica Ghost. This unexpected collaboration has an interesting backstory that you can read about on Bryn Oh’s blog. October wouldn’t be complete without dozens of new haunted attractions -- and there is no shortage of new spooky spots debuting in the Destination Guide this month. The Haunted category now hosts over 100 unique spots, including MadPea’s Halloween Ghost Hunt and Pulse Games’ Birthright. Before you explore, don’t forget to pick up your free trick-or-treat bag at Portal Park, too! Here are some new spots we recommend: Free Treat Bag Free Treat Bag! Halloween is never complete without a treat bag. Get yours free at Portal Park and Social Island. Visit in Second Life BURN2: Radical Ritual Reinventing ritual in our post-post-modern world - disregarding assertions of belief and focus on the immediate experience of play. Play can free us to envision truths of which we have no proof or warrant, and breaks down the distinction that divides belief from make-believe. Whole-hearted, creative play induces self-surrender to experience that is beyond the scope of reasoned thought. Event held Oct. 21-29. Visit in Second Life Floating by Bryn Oh and Cica Ghost Floating in the sea. You and me. To the sky you flew. But I will wait for you. Visit in Second Life MadPea's Halloween Ghost Hunt Looking for a frightfully good time? Suit up in your ghost hunting gear for MadPea's Halloween Ghost Hunt. Hunt for ghosts across the grid and exchange your points for spooktacular prizes from MadPea and collaborating stores! The hunt runs through November 2nd. Visit MadPeaGames.com for more info. Visit in Second Life Birthright Pulse Games and Snatch City present a Second Life interactive horror experience set in the scary swamps and bayous of Louisiana. One of the most frightening and realistic fear experiences you will have in SL. Over 60 prizes to find, from 32 killer designers! You'll get what's coming to you... this Halloween.  Visit in Second Life Haunted Halloween Tour It's back and better than ever! Get on board the Haunted Halloween Tour for a frightening good time. Grab a friend and hold onto your seat! Visit in Second Life The Lost Souls It's time. Darkness falls, death surrounds and evil awaits. Explore a dark castle in a realm haunted by souls forever lost. Will you be the next lost soul? Visit in Second Life Halloween Horror In The Park A scream floats on the chill dank air, swirling to and fro with the thick fog that covers your feet as you approach the gate where a dilapidated house sits just beyond. Do you continue to the house, follow the path to the dark scary cave trail, try your luck in the fun-house or go on a hunt for Halloween goodies? There's so much to do here, so many screams to be had! Event ends Nov. 11. Visit in Second Life Star's Harrowing Haunts What spooky frights await you at Star's Harrowing Haunts? Visit in Second Life The Haunted Street The ghost town was out of place in the rolling hills of yellowing grass. The old road was barely discernible through the flora that had colonized it and so the dilapidated buildings that once fashioned a high-street had the feel of a movie set. But this was no million dollar venture. These were tear-downs that no-one had any incentive to demolish. This ghost town was more than "ghost" in name. When the sun-rays failed and moonlight was the only illumination for miles around, the phantoms and spectres rose from the ground or else stepped from the creaking walls. Visit in Second Life Gator MC World Wide Psycho Hospital Yes, you heard it correctly. The Gators MC Halloween Maze is back for the fifth year in a row and this time you'll get to see it in a totally new way! Born in the Psycho Hospital, you need to help your new friend escape the nightmares that torture the psychotic inhabitants. Visit in Second Life Booh Hunt Art Fashion and It's Gau present the Booh Hunt, held through Oct. 31. Seek and discover eight items in this Halloween-themed fashion hunt. Visit in Second Life Panic of Pumpkin in Okinawa Visit this Japanese-themed Halloween market and trick-or-treat hunt. Knock on the door and say "trick-or-treat" and have a happy Halloween!! Event ends Nov. 4. More info at ryukyusim.wixsite.com/pop2017 Visit in Second Life Whispers House Visit a Halloween haunted manor that is perfect for your nightmares. Try your fortune in the room with the crying girl...if you are able to survive to the ghosts. Visit in Second Life BBE Halloween Haunted Forest Charity Build-off Come and check out this Haunted Forest Charity Build-off, with creations by nine teams and many Halloween scenes for you to enjoy! The winner will win a donation to their charity of their choice. Votes are L$5 each and you can vote as many times as you wish. Voting ends Oct. 31. Visit in Second Life Haunted Circus Visit this unique Haunted Circus with thriller rides and haunted grounds, graveyards and creatures of the night. Come if you dare to collect your trick-or-treat prizes. Be brave or go home. Highlights include live music, a Halloween costume contest and a grand prize giveaway. Find the 13 friendly ghosts and collect your prizes. Visit in Second Life Xibalba Mayan Underworld Dia de Muertos Instituto Español Second Life presents Day of the Dead 2017 - "Xibalba...Inframundo Maya," held through November 5th. Visit in Second Life Southern Roots - Haunted Halloween Come if you dare! Explore the horror and hauntings that are occurring at Southern Roots. See if you can survive along the many paths as you run from ghosts, zombies and killers lurking throughout. Happy Halloween! Visit in Second Life Halloween at Aero Pines Park The ghouls and zombies are roaming the trails, the hauntings have begun and the ghosts are creating their mischief. It must be Halloween at Aero Pines Park! Take part in the Halloween Prize Hunt, visit the terrifying haunted house, check out the haunted train depot, and enjoy the special Halloween rides. There's something for everyone at Aero Pines Park - even a haunted pirate ship! Sponsored by iMoogiRadio.com. Visit in Second Life Bourgogne Medieval Festival The picturesque old village in Coeur de Bourgogne is revisiting its past. You will find medieval/baroque merchants, madrigals, street performers, fortune tellers, archery, jousting, lots of costumes and a medieval ball! Dress up for the occasion and step back in time! Event held Oct. 20-22. More info at chateauneuf.net/pages/les-medievales-de-chateauneuf.html. Visit in Second Life Is your spot (haunted or otherwise) listed yet in the Destination Guide? If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Hokmaph Store.

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Birchwood Academy is now accepting student and teacher applications!
Birchwood Academy Opening Celebrations at 1pm SLT from now until Sunday     Birchwood Academy: Who Are We?   We are an immersive roleplay sim that harkens after the good old days where education was important but good manners and respect were just as necessary. We want you to feel at home and participate in the school and extracurricular activities, whether you’re interested in becoming a student or joining our skilled staff.   We are an elite girls-only boarding school with experienced staff in charge, using corporal punishment as a discipline tool. Please note that we only accept students that are 18 years or older, child avatars cannot attend.   Our primary intention is to interact in a realistic and participatory way with all the staff and students attending the school.   This will include but is not limited to, exciting and interesting classes, clubs, extracurricular activities, dorm events, field trips and much more.   If this sounds like a school you’d enjoy as student or as teacher, please do visit our lovely Birchwood Academy at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Witzend/93/223/28 - there is often a student available at the front desk or you can explore our amazing campus at your leisure. Please dress modest. Nudity or exposed genitals will not be tolerated.
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