MAGELLAN SEA NEWS LETTER (issue 1) June 2017
(Reporters: Drew Hunter, Calnia Westland)
Welcome to the first monthly Magellan Sea Newsletter. We hope to bring you monthly news about our community, introduce you to some of our residents, and give you information and landmarks to places of interest.
We felt a good place to start is with an interview of the President of Magellan Sea.
Interview with our president Scott Carpaccio:
Good morning Scott and thank you for taking time to do this interview. Let me start by asking you how long have you been a member of Magellan and what made you join our community in the first place?
Hello Drew, Hi Calnia. My pleasure to be here. Always happy to talk about Magellan Sea. It’s one of my favorite topics. Hmmm, I have to think about that. Let’s see, I believe it was late 2014 when I became a Magellan member. But let me back up a minute. I had been working on my region, which is a Greek coastal town, here in InWorldz since 2010 and I always had fun building it and “living there”. The issue for me though was that it was basically an island. If you didn’t tp there you couldn’t visit it. I knew about Magellan however the people around me at the time were not in favor of connecting to other regions. So we stayed on our own. Finally in 2014 I decided lets try it because I really wanted to see people sailing through my region not to mention being able to sail the seas not just sail in a circle around my own region. It turned out to be a fantastic decision. We really enjoy the freedom of movement!
can you tell us a little about your sim(s) and land holdings in Magellan?
Do you offer any scenic or special features for members to come and visit and see?
Well, I guess I started to touch on that a little already. My wife Glitz Carpaccio and I own a 2×2 region right on the lz”Ocean. Basically it consists of two parts, Picnic Island and Loggos Harbor. As far as features to see, we have various activities however as opposed to going over detailed things to do I would prefer to touch on our main focus. We are concerned with providing a nice looking and consistent place for people to explore. The consistency is extremely important to us. What I mean by that is, if a guest visits and then a year later clicks on the landmark for it in their inventory that landmark is still active. Picnic Island is meant to be a relaxing place to stroll around and hang out. Nothing to buy, nothing to rent, no roads just enjoy. Picnic’s location I did not realize was the location Sunny Day had when she was in Magellan. Sunny was one of InWorldz Pioneers. When I found that out I placed an eternal flame at the entrance to Picnic Island so that knowledge would not be lost over time. Regarding Loggos Harbor, it was built specifically as my way of paying back for my early exploring days. It’s idea came from one of my favorite regions in a previous grid. That region was called Mare Mare which sadly is no longer there. It was an oceanside Greek town on the side of a hill which is what Loggos Harbor is. About a year ago or so i actually connected with the creators of Mare Mare in RL so that was fun. But back to the consistency, I always enjoyed having a bank of landmarks I could visit and too often many places come and go. I appreciated the ones that were always there so that is what we really want to do, always be there.
The Magellan Welcome Center has recently moved.
Can you tell us the story behind that?
Sure. One of the founders of Magellan Sea, Anna Loom, had hosted the Welcome Center since the first days of InWorldz. She generously donated land and prims for it and it has been a rock in the community for many years. Unfortunately real life has gotten in the way for Anna and a new home was needed for the Welcome Center. It now resides on a region bearing its own name, Magellan Center, with direct ocean access as it had before. We were extremely fortunate to have several offers to host the new location. That speaks volumes about the residents here who want to see Magellan thrive. It’s fantastic to have so many people who care. The great thing about the Welcome Center is if any InWorldz resident has a question regarding Magellan Sea they can simply stop there and either pick up information, see a map of the area or page someone for one on one help. The Welcome Center is located here This might be a good time to mention that there is no actual Magellan Sea body of water. So if you are looking to take a dip in the Magellan Sea you will be looking a very long time. The founders of InWorldz generously created the lz’Ocean and the lz’Straits for all residents to enjoy.
What do you see for the future of Magellan Sea Community?
And what would you like to see accomplished during your term as president?
The founders of Magellan did a great job laying out the framework for it that we still use today. Magellan has been able to sustain its availability to all residents and quite honestly I think the formula is spot on as it is now. All our members are happy to work together towards a common goal, that goal being to provide free travel on their regions for everyone. This means you and I are able to potentially fly and sail on approximately 175 regions. How great is that? That is just awesome! And Magellan Sea is governed by its own residents so the participation factor is second to none. As far as goals, when I was Vice President my focus was to grow the membership, which we did. There was no “slow time” we were kept quite busy all year with adding new members and current members expanding their areas. Taika Wirsing was President at the time and I have learned so much from her with that being the understatement of the year. Without Taika that would have been a very long year for sure. As President my focus has been to grow the awareness of Magellan Sea. There are many new members of InWorldz coming monthly. If they are aware of Magellan Sea, and aware of other areas throughout InWorldz I believe that is good for the grid as a whole. I hesitate to mention the long list of places because I don’t want to leave a place out but Magellan is only one of many options people have here in InWorldz. Judy Dressler’s Explorer HUD is a fantastic reference for everyone not just people new to InWorldz. You can pick that up at IDI. There are many wonderful places to rent, buy, explore, dance and so on throughout the grid. The more options new InWorldz residents are aware of the more chance we will have to retain them as long term residents of the grid. So awareness of Magellan has been the focus for this year.
What can members do to increase the awareness of Magellan Community to the IW population as a whole?
I am a firm believer in word of mouth. Sure we can take out ads, hold events, wear tags however if someone is happy as a Magellan member the best thing they can do is to tell someone. And if a Magellan resident is not happy, please speak up. We are a community and we work together. This is your virtual home and we strive to make it a pleasant experience.
Can you refresh us on the procedures to becoming a member of our community for those who may wish to join Magellan?
Visit the Magellan Sea Welcome Center to pick up a copy of the Charter and Building codes. It is very important to read through those because Magellan is a large group of connected regions governed by its residents and adheres to a set of Covenants and Building Codes as a guideline for homes and businesses. Magellan residents agree to allow boating, flying and open passage on their regions for everyone and they also agree to abide by the Charter (Covenants) and the Building Codes. After that simply contact a Magellan board member, a list of which you will find at the Magellan Welcome Center and they can walk you through the process or put you in touch with someone who can.
Do you have any final words or thoughts you would like to convey to our members?
I have one final word and that word is Fun. This should be fun, relaxing, entertaining, good friends, community. The Magellan members and the Magellan Board Members are the reason we thrive. I am so thankful for all of them because they are the ones that make it fun!
Than you Scott for your time this morning.
UPDATE: MAGELLAN INFORMATION CENTER HAS MOVED
The Magellan Sea Information Center has been moved to the region Magellan Center in order to better service our members.
The New Center offers information and AD board for our members.
If your a member had have rentals your welcome to place an AD at the Center.
The New Center will host some sort of member event monthly.
Its a relaxing place to chill out or gather for a friendly meeting.
EXPLORING: LOCATIONS OF INTEREST
Two new clubs have opened recently in Magellan. Both are awesome and you should check them out
1 “Hotel California” owned an operated by: Diva and Doc Divine
Hotel California Resort and Marina is a virtual tribute to the myth of Hotel California and the song by the Eagles. The Hotel California of the Album cover is the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and still around today. Many continue to be fascinated by this urban legend and the song is loved by millions. Diva and Doc Divine have their own interpretation in the new venue “Hotel California Resort and Marina” inspired by the long history of the song by The Eagles and wanting to bring a California Resort feel to Inworldz.
Where Classic Rock meets Classics of all genres. Relax, dance enjoy the music. DJ’s and live performers. There’s plenty of room to hang out, sip a cool drink, Bring your boats, sail, dance or watch the sun set over the IZ Ocean. Romantic, tropical. Diva and Doc welcome you to an experience you wont forget….
2 “The Galley Lounge” owned and operated by: Orb and Akona Nim
Crystal Valley Presents:
The Galley Lounge
Wednesday 9-11 am (summer hours)
Featuring DJ Tony Foxx
Playing a mix of tunes from many genres including:
50’s to Present Rock & Roll Classic Rock R&B
Old School Pop Soul Funk Jazz Romantic Boogie Swing
Owners Orb & Akona Nim
Orb was a construction contractor / business owner in RL for over 25 years. She has enjoyed Virtual Reality since 1995 where she first began to build in a VR 3d program called Active Worlds. Orb’s friend Ciena Wyllo, an avid IW’er whom she knew for nearly 20 years in AW, introduced her to InWorldz 2 years ago and Orb is here to stay.
Akona is a RL professional artist and high school art teacher. He’s coming to us from SL where he was for nearly 10 years. He has just opened his art gallery, Nim’s Whims, on the Riverwood sim, part of their 2×2 on the Magellan Sea.
Explore their sims Crystal Valley, Riverwood, Dawnwish and Nevertorm. All are welcome.
3 Picnic Island
As described in the interview with Scott Carpaccio above.
* * * EVENTS * * *
Magellan Sea Hunt:
June 11- 17
Every Summer has its own story
A perfect Summer day is when,
the sun is shining
the breeze is blowing
the birds are singing
and the lawn mower is BROKEN!!
The June Hunt begins in the Magellan Seas Welcome Center. Get your Hunt Map there!
Your Magellan Sea Board Members are:
Scott Carpaccio, President
Lannorra Sion, Vice President
Drew Hunter, Secretary
Daniel Carrigan, Treasurer
Dawg Carrigan, Special Events
Calnia Westland, Promotion