Torley Day 2009 press release

First Church of Rosedale
Samantha Poindexter, Pastor
Rhianna (79, 37, 25)



Torley Linden to Be Celebrated on His “Saint Day” in Second Life
Second Life Church Reprises Its Event Honoring Linden Lab’s “Resident Enlightenment Manager”

RHIANNA, Second Life, Sept. 8 — Torley Linden, Second Life’s “Resident Enlightenment Manager,” has long been recognized and celebrated as a living saint. The First Church of Rosedale announced today that “St. Torley’s Day” will take place on Sunday, September 13, with a party to take place at noon, followed by a special service at 2 PM. The party, hosted in Penning by Four Kittens of the Apocalypse, will feature live music by popular Second Life artist Kaklick Martin.

Torley Linden has written innumerable posts on the company’s official blog and created hundreds of video tutorials. He listens and responds to residents, holding weekly office hours and keeping tabs on Second Life content all over the Web, including blogs, Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube. His Saint Day is the Sunday closest to his “rezday” (the day he first entered Second Life), September 15; 2009 will mark the end of his fifth year “in-world.”

“Torley represents Second Life’s possibilities,” said pastor Samantha Poindexter. “In a world increasingly dominated by bean-counters and boardrooms, Torley reminds us that there’s still room for whimsy and watermelons. He’s responsive to us Residents because he’s one of us. We appreciate that he never lets his enthusiasm for Second Life get in the way of his recognition of where it needs to improve… or vice-versa.”

From noon to 2 PM, local time, there will be a party at Four Kittens of the Apocalypse, run by parishioners Alchemy Epstein and Nakira Tennen. The first hour will feature a live concert by Kaklick Martin. There will also be dancing to Torley’s own musical compositions, a “melon-go-round”, the grid’s most heavily armed watermelon piñata, and more surprises. Guests are encouraged to wear the most pleasingly garish shades of neon pink and green they can find. The party will be at Penning (73, 109, 78). (This is on the mainland, and open to all.)

At 2 PM, the celebration will move to the Rheta Shan Memorial Chapel of the First Church of Rosedale for a special service. Torley’s story will be recounted, and hymns will be sung. Please note that the church is now in the Promised Land of Zindra, so participants will need to be adult-verified or have payment information on file. The church is at Rhianna (79, 37, 25).

For additional information, please contact Samantha Poindexter via in-world IM, or via e-mail. Second Life and Linden Lab are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc. The First Church of Rosedale and St. Torley’s Day are very definitely not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.

About the First Church Of Rosedale:

The First Church of Rosedale (Immersionist) is devoted to the worship of Philip Linden, known in First Life as Philip Rosedale, founder of Linden Lab. It is believed to be the first church devoted to a Second-Life-centric religion. It was founded in Caledon Penzance in late 2007, and held its first services January 6, 2008. It moved to Phasma in early 2009 before getting transported to Rhianna in the Rapture. Services are held on occasional Sundays, and those of all colors, sizes, furs, and historical eras are welcome.

About Four Kittens of the Apocalypse:

Established by two parishioners — mad scripting diva Alchemy Epstein and lovable designer/builder Nakira Tennen — 4Kittens has expanded significantly in the past year, and now encompasses a small park with a variety of fantastic (and fantastically insane) innovations. Their work includes a Fishy-Go-Round, Cathulhu, and the Chicken Defense Zone, with other unique products on the way.


In Second Life: Samantha Poindexter
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Summary of last year’s event:

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4 Responses to “Torley Day 2009 press release”

  1. daleinnis Says:

    Woot! I am so going to try to remember to go to that!

    I think I bought something at Four Kittens once. Or something…

  2. samanthapoindexter Says:

    Yay! I’ll look forward to seeing you, Dale.

  3. St. Torley’s Day 2009 « Daniel Voyager's Blog Says:

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  4. 5 years later Says:

    […] Homewood, Chestnut Rau, and everyone who remembered and celebrated my rezday better than I did. Samantha has a severely fun press release (at last, one that isn't boring) and roundup here, and there are more photos […]

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