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PROPOSAL: GFAC 2012: Groups For Adult Communities

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This is an evolving proposal. With each brainstorming session, the proposal will be tweaked.

GFAC 2012: Groups For Adult Communities


PREMISE
Groups can be a powerful and deeply meaningful aspect of the SL experience. While there are many groups that are extensions of stores or sims, many SL groups exist to bring people together with common interest and causes. This convention-style event will feature Adult Groups, the formation of new Adult Groups, and resources that can help Groups.

GROUP SPACE
Any group that adheres to submission guidelines can enter the show and have space to have information available, register new members and to interact live w/ visitors. 

GROUP EVENTS
Each Group will be encouraged to use a timeslot on the schedule for a presentation on a common stage area. This may be a simple Q&A or something more elaborate. These mini-events will encourage more interactivity from the Groups. Other style events may be considered that are less educational and more entertainment, but relevance to the group's identity must be maintained.

JOINING GROUPS
Groups may have traditional join-up options and/or subscription options (for those who are running low on group slots!)

NEW GROUPS
A big part of the show will be the inspiration to see new groups form. We will develop a show message that emphasizes this aspect, and perhaps deign some initiatives that inspire new group formation during the build-up phase. We will have a special New Groups Coordinator to track those that begin during our build-up phase.

SHOW MESSAGE (first draft)

  • We have a place for you!
  • Groups are an important business and community tool!
  • Adult SL = sophisticated fun

AUDIENCE

  • Networkers
  • Startup groups
  • Exisitng Groups
  • Special Interests

TYPES OF GROUPS: COMMUNITY
There seems to be an infinite number of TYPES of groups. Some are purely extensions of stores or sims. Some are networks, not even tied to locations. To be as inclusive as possible, we will invent a simple system that allows any type group to participate (within guidelines) but weighs heavily towards more community/networking types. This event is about groups themselves, less about any stores or sims to which they connect. The show message and title itself (GFAC) will help reinforce this concept.

DEFINITION OF ADULT
Any groups that may be appreciated by adults will be eligible, including but not limited to,  A-rated content. Groups designed to appeal to underage residents will not be allowed.

RECOGNITION OF ACTIVE GROUPS
We may develop a simple system that recognizes/incentivises the most 'active groups', taking criteria in mind, such as:
- Does the group regularly post Notices?
- Does the group have offworld presence? (blogs? website? etc)
 -Is the group active in forums? MySL?
- Any other activities that show dynamism? (free gifts to members, etc?)

GROUP SIZE
We may have a minimum membership number for group qualification. There may be a separate system in place for New Groups (those that form during our build-up time)

RESOURCES FOR GROUPS
The event will include onsite help information for groups and New Groups.
Such topics as:

  • Group Management
  • Start Up Tips
  • Promoting Groups

Some of this material may also be presented onstage as part of schedule

BUILD UP
As with any event seeking to attain PR and momentum, we can build up for about 3 months. This also gives people a chance to actually start new groups, and hopefully have those groups grown enough to be a presence at the show. This dynamic may actually result in some very new and innovative niche groups forming, which may add to the energy and excitement of the Adult SL experience.

 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM SO FAR
Aiko Gaea
Ginette Pinazzo
Mira Wildmist
Nimus Mistwalker
Razorz
ThinkererSelby Evans
Voodoo Radek

Next development session to be announced.

Original proposal by Ginette Pinazzo 11-22-11

TEAM REQUIREMENTS
Producer
PreScreener
New Groups Coordintaor
Resources Manager
Event Scheduler

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We discussed at the ZA group meeting today, and you might want to consider the Apollo Theater in Bronlen as the venue for this event. 

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I'm not criticising the idea, but since you say, 


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DEFINITION OF ADULT

Any groups that may be appreciated by adults will be eligible, including but not limited to,  A-rated content. Groups designed to appeal to underage residents will not be allowed.



 wouldn't this announcement be better placed in a more general forum?  

"Adult content" is but a small sub-set of "content and activities likely to be appreciated by adults," after all, and someone who is interested in -- for example -- groups devoted to scripting or sailing or live music but isn't at all interested in Adult Content would be more likely to see it there than here.

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The name of the show and focus make it reasonable to be placed in this forum (since this show INCLUDES A-rated content). Believe me, this forum is not the main marketing venue for this show, so its not that big of a deal

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