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Monday, 19 January 2009

Live Link In Greyhound Pub

There was another live event on the 14th January at the real life Greyhound Public House in Kensington, W8, which was linked to the virtual Greyhound in SL Kensington. The virtual pub drew quite a crowd including newbies who dropped by to see what was going on.

Avatar Malburns Writer sat in the virtual pub and also led the video link, as his real life persona Mal Burns, keeping everyone informed of the proceedings. We caught glimpses of a few real people, including Brie Janick and Ruskin Thor, as they came on to say ‘hello’, however quite a lot of the time we could only see a couple of unknown diners in the background, as the link was not focused on the busy part of the pub, which was a shame for us in SL.

Debs Regent, the London sim owner, did not attend the real Greyhound this time, but sat in the bar of the virtual pub and talked to Mal and the others via the link. The event covered four hours and I had stayed in virtual Kensington for a couple of hours, so maybe there was more activity in the real bar that I had missed. It seemed like a good time was had by all in both pubs, so the evening was counted as a success overall.

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