Saint Torley’s Day 2012 Press Release

St. Torley's Day invitation

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

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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. 12 — 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 16, with a a special service at noon, followed by a party at 1 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; 2012 will mark the end of his eighth year “in-world.”

“I wonder if anybody is reading this far,” mused pastor Samantha Poindexter. “It’s essentially the same press release we’ve run for the past four years; all I change are the dates and this quote. At this point I’m not sure if this is just a sad side effect of the organizers being run ragged in First Life, or an incisive commentary on the state of Second Life itself. Probably the former, but…

“Anyway,” she went on, recollecting herself, “the good news is that Torley’s still out there, giving tips, advice, and inspiration to all on his profile feed. And, just to be clear, while our church is known for affectionate satire, our love for Torley is entirely devoid of irony. Whatever else happens, Torley reminds us that there’s still room for whimsy, watermelons, and random falling tiles. (Have you seen his sim lately? It’s trippy.)”

At noon, Second Life Time, a special service will take place at the Rheta Shan Memorial Chapel of the First Church of Rosedale. Please note that the church is 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).

From 1 PM to 3 PM, the celebration will continue with 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.)

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 used to be held on occasional Sundays, and may yet return. 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 encompasses a small park that looks like an army of playful faeries came through and decorated. Their work includes all manner of useful and whimsical items, including the Quicksort fatpack sorter, Rezday Reminder, Flickering Light, Trivia HUD System, and wide varieties of nifty cupcake seats, stepping stones, and other home and garden decor. They are also the holders of the blessed Holy Waffle of Rosedale, a sacred relic officially recognized by the church in all its full-bright glory.

Contact:

In Second Life: Samantha Poindexter
Via e-mail: samantha.poindexter@gmail.com

– 30 –

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Saint Torley’s Day 2012 Press Release”

  1. daleinnis Says:

    Reblogged this on Dale Innis’s Weblog and commented:
    Get there early to get a good pew!

  2. Saint Torley’s Day 2012 | Living in the Modem World Says:

    […] The press release announcing the event reads in part: […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: