The latest round-up of news coming from Basilique and the Basilique Performing Arts Company.
- Fundraising surpasses $500 USD Milestone
- Half the Premiere Season of Paradise Lost now Sold Out
- Paradise Lost Reviews – now all in one place
- Review Blog Posts of Note
- The New Basilique Private Member’s Club Opens
Fundraising for WWF surpasses $500 USD milestone
I was delighted to discover we had reached the 50% mark on our fundraising thermometer.
These funds alone could employ a park ranger to protect the critically endangered mountain gorillas for nearly 5 months! I’m confident we’ll reach our goal, but we still need more help. Remember that 50% of all ticket sales, donations, tips and sponsorships go to the WWF Adopt-A-Gorilla Program.
Read more to learn about how you can help us get that closer to 12 months!
Half the Premiere Season of Paradise Lost is now Sold Out
Now just over two weeks into the run of Paradise Lost in Second Life, we have officially sold out half of the scheduled shows. If you want to see a performance, you need to get yourself down to the marketplace and get a ticket, because they are going really, really quickly.
Paradise Lost Reviews – all in one place
You’ll have noticed I’ve posted two blog posts relating to reviews of Paradise Lost. It looks like we’ll be getting a lot of them, so I’ve created a page on the Basilique website that contains them all. See page for all the audience reviews…
Review Posts of Note
We do our best to scan the interwebs for mentions of Paradise Lost, and noticed about half a dozen review posts that I wanted to share with you:
Ziki Questi wrote:
“While the current plan is forParadise Lost to run through June, I wouldn’t be surprised if, like Romeo and Juliet, it will be extended by popular acclaim.”
Fugazi Fitzpatrick wrote:
“words aren’t enough. Paradise Lost needs to be felt, to be experienced. If you’re only going to do attend one cultural or artistic event in Second Life this year, it has to be this one. It’ll change your perspective on what our world is and can be.”
Kat Feldragronne wrote:
The show itself was amazing and, I think, truly ground-breaking in SL.
Kitty Wytchwood wrote:
With the limitations of SL and lag stacked against them, I applaud the ambition and the dedication of Basilique. I haven’t heard of anyone else creating anything like this in SL, and a show of this magnitude is certainly an undertaking. To achieve so much and so well is fantastic. I think this is definitely a troupe to watch as they go forward and as SL and virtual technology gets cleverer and cleaner.
Mona Eberhardt wrote:
In all, Paradise Lost in Second Life lives up to the “hype”. Meticulously conceived, designed, scripted and directed, it really brings Milton’s poem to life and pushes the envelope of what we thought (or knew) could be done within Second Life and similar virtual worlds… Honestly, I do not think I can recommend this event highly enough. I’ve said it before: even if it is the only in-world artistic event you’ll attend in 2014, do not miss it. You cannot afford to miss it.
If we missed your review, please add a link to it in the comments below.
The New Basilique Private Member’s Club Opens
With the 2014 production now well underway, we found the time to complete our full region plan, with moving the Members Club facilities to the ground. We’ve also planned to host weekly discussion events, starting on April 30th. Read more…
The usual stuff…
Now that we have 4 of 7 trailers, we thought it be cool to create a playlist that has them all, for easier sharing (hint, hint!). And here is the playlist that we’ll be adding to with more videos as we create them: