So Long and Thanks for the Fish!

Well, this last weekend’s parties officially wrap up another fundraising season for RFL, and what a season it was! Scifi Con generated more donations than we ever did before! How will we ever top what we accomplished? With hard work and spirit!

We’ve already started cooking up ideas for 2020, with heavy emphasis on all the great feedback we got from our little survey. It’s still not too late to put in your 2-cents’ worth – just click HERE. As soon as we get just a little bit of concrete thoughts in order, maybe we’ll even do a public brainstorming meeting inworld if anyone wants to contribute to Con2020 that way.

The Relay for Life team itself is also starting their preparations for next season already. They have posted a link to their own survey regarding next year’s RFL theme. You can click HERE to vote. Note that this theme is for the 2020 RFL season, not the next Scifi Con theme.

Some of you have also asked if we will be having a small “mini” Con this year around Christmas time like we’ve been doing for the last 2 years. At this point, all I can say is “I don’t know.”

Well, that about wraps things up for Scifi Con 11. You guys made it the best Con ever. Be proud.  🙂

 

Scifi Con at Relay Weekend

If you were already missing the Scifi Con, then you had one more chance to bask in the awesomeness, at the RFL’s grand annual signature event, RELAY WEEKEND!

As you ran the track through the scifi sims, you would have passed half a dozen campsites that chose scifi to be their home, including the Jewell Theatre and the USS Metamorphosis.

relay helicopter

As always, Relay Weekend was a huge success, and we are very proud to have been a part of it.

The Most Popular Booth Winners!

sign_most popular booth instructionsEven more than last year, the Most Popular Booth contest was a monumental success thanks to the generosity of all the people involved!

All you had to do to play was make a donation to your favorite booth’s special kiosk. Whoever had the mosdt donations at the end of the Con was the winner. Simple!

And donate you all did! The response was overwhelming and heartening. The totals far outstripped the totals we achieved last year.

So without further ado, here is a list of the winners!

1. Kalway Order of Jedi – L$77,027
2. The Zorya – L$72,685
3. USS Eclipse – L$22,538
4. TINY INC. – L$17,422
5. Arcadia Asylum – L$10,700
6. Triscalia – L$8,879
7. Isil Designs – L$7,350
8. Animesh Display- L$7,000
9. RadioSpiral.net – L$5,350
10. psiNaN – L$5,128

Congratulations to everyone!!!

Most Popular Booth Awards 2019

To make the event even more poignant and memorable, the Jedis and the Zorya agreed to share first prize, because, in their words, we’re all in this together and it’s the cancer patients that benefit who are the real winners.

The grand total from the entire Most Popular Booth contest was around 286,000 L$, and the money generated by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners alone was more than the entire contest made last year! So again, CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE!!!

You’re all winners!

 

Closing Speech

The wrap-up party was hopping! Merky took the stage, and with a humble heart, opened his mouth to speak…

HI EVERYONE! THANKS FOR COMING!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has supported the Scifi Con team and helped us raise money for a very good cause, The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Second Life. Every single linden dollar we collected from the RFL kiosks and vendors, booth and hero votes, and dedication candles is going straight to them.

I was going to list all the people that helped with the Con this year, but there are so many and I am guaranteed to forget some very important ones, so I will just broadcast a very sincere and heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to them all.

The fabulous entertainments, and epic Convention grounds absolutely ensured that this Con is really going to stand out in our memories for years to come.

I do want to send a special thanks to Mr. Mudd for going out of his way to bring in his actors and show-biz folk for some very interesting talks and Q&A sessions.

But most importantly, we would like to thank all the exhibitors for the awesome booths, and the time and L$ they selflessly donated. Without these great creators we couldn’t have pulled off a successful Convention, so thank you for your creativity and showing us your amazing skills!

As of this moment, the 2019 Scifi Convention has made almost 1.3 million lindens, which meets and EXCEEDS our stated goal of $5000 US Dollars! So CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE!!!!!!!  We can’t thank you all enough!

The Most Popular Booth contest isn’t over yet, so keep those votes coming in!

Once we have counted up the totals later this evening, we’ll post a Notice in-world and on our official blog.

So thank you EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

This concludes the SciFi Convention 2019!!!  But just because this is the official closing ceremony that doesn’t mean that the fun is over!

NOW EVERYBODY DANCE!!!!  🙂

closing ceremony

Scifi Con Closes!

The sun sets on the last day of the 2019 Scifi Convention. A silence falls over the crowds as the realization hits that it’s over again for another year. But what a year it was! The memories of this convention will stay with us for many years to come.

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