Posted by: Anastasia Trefusis | August 6, 2010

Shoe Fair Opens Tomorrow!

Howdy, y’all! I hope you all are as excited as we are! 2010 SL Shoe Fair opens tomorrow!

This year a country theme was chosen, with sim design by the lovely and talented Delora Starbrook.

The fair is to benefit Souls4Soles, which you can read about here:  we hope to raise one million Lindens this year!

The event will run from August 7 – 22, 2010. Over 50 Shoe Designers from across the grid willl be showcasing their creations (most with new items introduced exclusively at the expo!) and helping to sponsor and support the benefit. In addition there will be a flickr photo contest, a Blogger contest, and a massive blow-out party at the end of the Expo.

We have a couple of exciting new things this year, first up Gatcha! There will be a couple of Gatcha machines on each sim with special items from Adorkable Poses, Boom, Exodi, Glitterati, Whippet & Buck, Diesel Works, Haven Designs, Stellar and!

The other thing are our Haybalers, these are another way for non-shoe designers to sponsor the fair and offer a few goodies for sale. Look for them along the paths as you walk around the sims.

Dates to Know

08/07        Flickr contest open for submissions (for info visit site)
Blogger contest begins

08/07     12:00pm       Fair opens to the public

08/20         11:59pm    Deadline for flickr and blogger contest entries

08/21      4:00-7:00pm  Kick up your heels at the Shoe Fair’s Hillbilly Hoe-down!

08/22      6:00pm Shoe Fair Closes

(all times in SLT)

I am really excited about the contests this year, we are offering two!

The flickr photo contest is open to everyone, with one prize for best image featuring shoes.
Photos should be taken in SL of course, and you can upload one image per day. Please no images promoting hatred or bigotry, or graphic p0rn0graphy.

The Blogger contest is open to anyone with a Second Life blog. All you have to do to enter is blog the shoe fair, and upload the primary image from your post to the flickr group. Please put your avatar name and blog url in the description. There will be 3 prizes, for Best Shoe Fair Designer Feature, Best Over all Shoe Fair Coverage, and Best Image. The purpose of this contest is to help promote Shoe Fair, as well as reward bloggers for the hard work they do. Same basic rules as above, and of course posts must be directly referencing the Shoe Fair, and Shoe Fair Designers.

Thanks to our many sponsors:

Gos Custom Footwear, R2 Fashion, N-Core Design, SLink

Media Sponsors, Chic Critique, FashionFeed of SL, What’, blog.SecondStyle,

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