Category Archives: SIG meetings

Aug. 25 SIG announced: “Virtual Economies with Real Results: Entropia Universe”

I’m very happy to announce the confirmation of John Bates of Entropia Universe as our speaker for the Aug. 25 Virtual World SIG. Definitely put this on your calendar to join us in Palo Alto or online (in as many … Continue reading

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Exploring Space Virtually: NASA and the Blue Mars Project on for June 23 SIG

Exploring Space Virtually: NASA and the Blue Mars Project June 23, 2008 In January 2008 NASA hosted a forward-looking conference (http://amesevents.arc.nasa.gov/virtual-worlds/) in order to explore future uses of the virtual world space.  Part of the vision is to engage the … Continue reading

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Do you feel a “virtual world winter” chill ?

There’s a great post and conversation at: http://terranova.blogs.com/terra_nova/2008/06/possibility-of.html#more by Bruce Damer asking whether we are approaching a “New Virtual World Winter”.   I’d encourage you to read the questions and join the conversation, as we’ll use these as the basis for … Continue reading

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“19 year-old gamer becomes mayor”

So  the headlines have been blazing about 19 year old John Tyler Hammons (Wikipedia entry) is the “gamer elected mayor”. Coverage: GamePolitics.com,  Yahoo games, Yahoo news, AP, G4TV I did a bit of searching but couldn’t find a particular gaming … Continue reading

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Thank you Gaia Online and multi-platform SIG participants!

On Monday May 5 Joe Hyrkin VP Sales and Business Development at Gaia Online presented at the Virtual World SIG. Joe gave a look at the various features and special features of Gaia Online, and we were able to ask … Continue reading

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SDForum Virtual World SIG: Gaia Online – this Monday 6:30 PM

Hello Virtual Worlders, Here’s a reminder about the Virtual World SIG this coming Monday May 5 with an inside look at Gaia Online. We will also stream live and meet in Second Life.  For media link go to http://www.digitalmediasig.com See … Continue reading

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Virtual-Worlds Consortium releases survey of virtual worlds interest groups

Stanford Research Institute – Consulting Business Intelligence (aka. SRIC-BI http://www.sric-bi.com) today released results from a survey taken amongst the members of their own  Virtual Worlds Consortium, SDForum’s Virtual World SIG, Boulder, Colorado’s  Serious Second Life, and Stanford’s  MetaverseU. The  download … Continue reading

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Gemini Mobile to present at Jan. 28 Virtual World SIG

Hello Virtual Worlders, Rob Osborn of Gemini Mobile (http://www.geminimobile.com/) will present information about the company’s eXplo platform (http://www.geminimobile.com/products/community.html) on Jan. 28. Here’s the description of the SIG:  (http://sdforum.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=650&parentID=483&nodeID=1  ) This will be a joint meeting with the SDForum Mobile SIG. … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds – Future Scenarios – Monday Oct. 22 SIG details

Hello Virtual Worlders… Read all the blog coverage on the Virtual Worlds FALL 2007 conference: http://www.djcline.com/?p=3107  http://www.djcline.com/?p=3059  http://www.djcline.com/?p=3097 There is so much blogging on this event I don’t know where to begin, but also check out: http://metaversed.com/15-oct-2007/future-content-watching-detectives http://metaversed.com/12-oct-2007/business-age-avatar http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2007/10/post-conference.html  The … Continue reading

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Virtual Worlds Conference and Oct. 22 SIG: “Virtual Worlds – Future Scenarios” details announced

Hello Virtual Worlders, It’s an exciting month coming up for those interested in virtual worlds. SDForum’s CEO Susan Lucas-Conwell will moderate the panel: Investing in Virtual Worlds   Wednesday Oct.10, 4:00pm – 5:00pm http://virtualworlds2007.com/schedule/strategy.html SDForum’s booth will be located at space … Continue reading

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