Friday, November 12, 2010

It's Oziversary Time at Magic of Oz!

The seasons are changing once again on Oz as we welcome Autumn to our Emerald lands, and with the arrival of the falling leaves we also have exciting news. Magic of Oz is two years old! Starting Friday, November 12 and running through Sunday, November 21, we will be enjoying over a week of festive activities including the Over the Rainbow Hunt, the 2nd Oziversary: Oz Revisited Photo Contest and a Fancy Dress Gala Ball so big it will spill over two magical days!

The Over the Rainbow Hunt starts at 1pm SLT on Friday, November 12. There is nothing else in Second Life that can quite compare to the flair and excitement that is encapsulated in a Magic of Oz hunt. With prizes from 19 merchants across two sims, this hunt promises to be a must do event! For the Over the Rainbow Hunt you will be collecting Magic Pearls as they rez across the Magic of Oz and Ozimals sims in order to procure Bluebirds that will allow you to gain gifts from the Rainbows located in each participating store.

Once you have finished the Over the Rainbow Hunt and thoroughly explored both sims in search of hidden Magic Pearls you will be in the perfect frame of mind to enter the 2nd Oziversary: Oz Revisited Photo Contest where you have the chance to show us Oz through your eyes. What favorite memories do you have of Oz during the past two years? Take a picture and share your stories with us. Both the Over the Rainbow Hunt and the 2nd Oziversary: Oz Revisited Photo Contest will run from November 12 - November 21.

To finish out the week of Oziversary celebrations we will be having not one, but two fancy dress balls, so no matter where you are in the world, you will hopefully be able to join us in celebrating another year of Magic of Oz in Second Life. On Saturday, November 20 from 5-7 pm SLT and on Sunday, November 21 from 11-1 pm SLT, we will be dancing up a storm to the musical stylings of DJ Sierra Sugar as we dream of the adventures we will have in Oz during the next year! Come and join us and be part of the celebrations! They won't be the same without you!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Strawberries Galore!

Still waiting to do the Magic of Oz Strawberry Festival? Well wait no longer! The Festival ends this Sunday, July 11, but before its over you have the chance to pick up some delicious strawberry inspired delights from our wonderful designers.

Spread over two sims, Magic of Oz and Ozimals, the hunt is on for strawberries which you can exchange for delectable treats. Just pick up a basket from one of the starting locations and you are set for some summery fun!

Glimpse some tempting, tantalizing, strawberry teasers! Don't wait any longer. Come join us in the hunt!

Briar Rose Circlet from Evie's Closet

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Goodness at Oz!

Our Munchkinland merchants have been hard at work and we have some great new creations to showcase for you this weekend.

First up is a new military swing coat from Hilarious by Kesseret Steeplechase. They are available in seven colors and come with sculpted cuffs, collars, and prim swing coat. Worn on the jacket layer they are only L$175 a piece or L$700 for the fatpack. A real steal!

Also new from Aqua Shop Gonbe by Gonbe Shan, 9 different variations of superbly sculpted, textured and animated goldfish. Please watch the movie to see the variety of offerings and observe how lifelike the movement is.

The goldfish come as either no copy, no mod, trans (L$250) or copy, no mod, no trans (L$700).
Come catch a koi for you very own today. Don't be shy. You know you want one!

There is always something new to find at the Magic of Oz so come and visit us often.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Winners Announced for Oziversary Flickr Contest!

I know everyone has been waiting anxiously to hear the winners of the Oziversary Flickr Contest and I won't prolong the suspense any further. We had a number of delightful images to choose from and I want to first and foremost thank everyone who participated for making our job as difficult as possible. We did finally however have to choose just two winners and they were Ran Garrigus (Non-processed) and Freyja Nemeth (Post-processed).

Here are the winning entries - drumroll please!

Ran Garrigus (Non-processed):

Freyja Nemeth (Post-processed):

Congratulations to Ran and Freyja and thanks again to everyone who made the Oziversary such a spectacular event. I can't wait to see what happens NEXT year!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monster Ball Madness @ Magic of Oz!

Tonight, Wednesday, October 14, the place to be is going to be the Monster Ball at the Magic of Oz Sim. Starting at 6pm and rocking until all the ghouls go home the event will feature the spinning talents of DJ Sierra Sugar. We are also having a Dress to Impress the Wicked Witch Contest with some majorly wicked prizes to win including a pack of Stringer Mausoleum hair and a megapack of Halloween goodies from Risusipo Jun. So dive into your closet, rattle those skeletons, bypass Cousin It, and pull out your scariest Halloween ensemble, then catch a ride with the Headless Horseman and come and Monster Mash the night away!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Visions of Oz Flickr Contest

Haven't you always wanted to fly over the rainbow and have the pictures to prove you were there? Now's your chance! Enter the Visions of Oz Flickr contest and document all those amazing adventures you can have every day at the Magic of Oz sim. Running now through October 18, 2009 as part of the One year Oziversary Celebrations. Read below for complete details!

The Visions of Oz Flickr Competition is brought to you by the Magic of Oz sim.

Conditions of Entry:

1. You must purchase & feature at least one product available from the Magic of Oz sim merchants. *** Use of the demo items will not be accepted***

2. You must take the picture at the Magic of Oz sim and it must be obvious that this is where you took the picture. The picture can be taken anywhere on the Magic of Oz sim so explore and find the spot that speaks to you. :)

3. You must be a member of the Magic of Oz Flickr group ( ).

4. Entrants are limited to a maximum of two entries. Only one picture from any one resident can win a place (i.e. 1st or 2nd prize).

5. By entering this competition you agree to your pictures being used in future by the owners of the Magic of Oz sim for any promotional purposes and to the picture/s being on display in world after the competition.

6. Pictures must be uploaded to the Magic of Oz Flickr group ( and contain the following information: your complete name (Second Life name that is), the product or products belonging to Oz merchants in the picture, and the part of the sim you took the picture at.

7. Entries uploaded after Midnight SLT time on the 18th of October, 2009 will not be entered in the contest.

*** There are TWO categories, but you may enter only one of them, so choose carefully:

**Category 1: Photographic.

This category is for those who do not wish to or do not use image editing software such as Photoshop, Gimp or Paintshop etc. This category is there for those who rely solely on in world lighting, set, costume, shot perspective etc.

You may however crop your picture but that is the extent of any photo manipulation. Those entering this category who are found to have not kept by these simple and clear guide lines will be disqualified.

Photographic Category Prizes:
1st Prize: Ozimals breeder pack
2nd Prize: Dorothy Dress from Katat0nik

** Category 2: Post Processing.

This category is for those who wish to use such image editing software as Gimp, Photoshop or Paintshop etc. Basically the rules here are "if we can still make out that you are at Oz and have a product from an Oz merchant, you're good to go." Although of course, less can be more.

Post Processing Category Prizes:
1st Prize: Ozimals breeder pack
2nd Prize: Dorothy Dress from Katat0nik

**** Winners will be notified.

Please notecard Elizabeth Tinsley with any questions. Have fun and enjoy the Magic of Oz! :)

Catch a Ride to Magic of Oz!

oh no! The Oziversary has been taken over!

"Help!" cried Dorothy. "The Wicked Witch of the West is trying to take over Oz! Will no one helps us defeat this evil plot?"

If you fail to answer Dorothy's call for help then I'm afraid, poor soul, that the Witch already has her claws sunk deep into your heart and you are beyond any help I can offer you - but those still pure of heart listen well.

After one glorious year filled with happiness and golden sunshine, a cloud of gloom is descending over Oz. From Munchkin Land to the great City of Emerald itself plans were being made for a glorious celebration to mark the one year anniversary of Magic of Oz and the good fortune the fair Candy and the gallant Malk have brought to the land. However, the Wicked Witch caught wind of the plans and is now meaning to hijack the celebration, steal all the anniversary gifts for herself, and allow only the flying monkeys to dance at the balls!

We need your help to save the Anniversary Celebration! Starting Monday, October 12th, citizens and friends of Oz alike will join forces to defeat The Witch's evil plans! 21 merchants of Oz have made gifts for those brave enough to battle The Witch. Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, has learned that The Witch intends to capture the Silver Slippers and thus take control of the celebration. Glinda has made an infinite number of copies of the Silver Slippers to hide all over the Magic of Oz sim in order to confuse The Witch.

The fake slippers are of no use to The Witch but if you find a fake pair of slippers and follow the directions hidden in them, Glinda will reward you for helping to increase the Wicked Witch's confusion! The Silver Slipper Hunt will run for the duration of the anniversary celebration, October 12-18, so be sure to find some time to come and help confuse The Witch.

In addition to the Silver Slipper Hunt, there will also be a photo contest, fishing contests with unique items to find and lindens to win, and dancing, dancing, dancing! More informtaion to follow in subsequent posts, but remember Oz is counting on you! Mark your calendars, The Silver Slipper Hunt starts on Monday, October 12 at the Magic of Oz sim! Come and defend Oz from the plots and schemes of The Witch!

(thanks to Elizabeth Tinsley for the write up of the story!)