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Three More Days!

Wow, time flies. This one kind of snuck up on us, and everyone has been super busy and working hard. But, we’re still on track for our launch at Noon SLT this Friday, September 21st! We have a lovely new autumn-themed build, booths are being set up, and this round’s exclusive items are starting to show up on our Shopping Guide! Be sure to check it out over the next few days as we fill it out with all the lovely new items that we’ll be showcasing at this round of Something Extra. The full participants list is also available for viewing.

We’ll be releasing the location right as we open.  The best way to stay informed and make sure you get the landmark the moment it’s release is by joining our in-world group!  We’ll also be making a post on the website at the same time, so check back here for the location also.  That’s it for now – check back for updates and see you all on Friday!


First Fair Roundup and Something Extra 2

Before anything else, there’s something that needs to be said. On behalf of myself and the entire Something Extra Team, I just want to offer our sincerest, heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us for our first fair. Seriously, you’re all awesome!

Thanks to your support, the launch event was an incredible success, well beyond our own expectations.  As a result, we’re going ahead with our plan to make this event quarterly, and Something Extra 2 will be opening on September 21st, 2018.  We hope to see you all there!

We want to make our second event even better than the first, and we could really use your help with that!  We’ve put together a customer feedback survey and would like to try to get as many responses as possible.  Not only will you be helping us collect lots tasty data to help shape future fairs, but by filling out the survey, you’ll be entered in to a draw to win early access to Something Extra 2!  You can find the survey here: Something Extra Community Feedback Survey

One last thing we wanted to share!  Our visitor tracking statistics made it clear that both the femboy and trans girl communities are much larger than we originally thought. Take a look:

Total Visits: 8027
New (Unique) Visits: 3880
Returning Visits: 4147

We were thrilled to reach over 8000 total visits, but what really amazed us was the amount of unique visitors. This is well above what we originally estimated, and it’s very cool to get a rough idea of the overall population of these group.  Hopefully we’ll see this number climb at future events!

That’s it for now!  We’ll be updating more as we get closer to the launch of Something Extra 2, so keep checking back!

 


OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

It’s finally here!  We’re officially open!  From today, June 21st, until July 12th, we will have three weeks of shopping pandemonium available for your pleasure!  What kind of shopping, you ask?  Take a look at our full Shopping Guide to find out what products our designers have cooked up for this event!

You can find the fair at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Firemaw/64/64/1003 – we can’t wait to see you there! 😀

Edit: Fixed the broken SLURL!


10 Days To Go!

Holy moly!  The event is right around the corner!  The event space is live and our designers have already begun building their spaces.  We had a few last minute additions join the roster, which brings are total number of booths to 35 – and we might even manage to sneak in one more special entry before the opening!  We’re thrilled with this turnout for our first event, and are really pleased to be able to showcase designers making products for our two target communities.

You can see the full roster on the Participants page found here.  We’ve also whipped up a Booth Directory so can get a sneak peak at the layout, and where your favourite designers are situated.  You can find that on the shopping guide page here.  We’ll also be updating the shopping guide with product posters as we get them so keep checking in!

Last, and most importantly, the landmark for the event will be released on the website, the Something Extra Fair in-world group, and added to all of our various kiosks, approximately 24 hours before the event opens.  So be sure to check one of those spots so you’re ready to shop when we open!  See you at the first Something Extra!

 


The Half-Time Special!

Wow.  Things have been moving so quickly, we haven’t had a chance to post a proper update!  Suffice it to say, everything is looking fantastic so far for our first Something Extra fair!

 

First up, we’re pleased to announce that we currently have 31 designers signed up for the event!  We had originally hoped for 30, and we achieved this.  So now, everything is just gravy!  That doesn’t mean we’re not still looking, however.  Applications will remain open until May 31st, 2018, and we’re still waiting to hear from some of the designers we’ve invited, so hopefully we’ll have a few more names by the time we finalize the participant list!

 

Additionally, one of our sponsors, Deviant Behavior, has offered us a unique opportunity to showcase an exciting new way to demo products at the event.  We don’t want to say too much just yet, but it’s pretty darned cool!  Stay tuned!

 

Lastly, leading up to the launch of the fair, we’re going to be throwing some parties at some familiar venues.  The Blacklist Bunker, Heffa, and likely a few others.  These promotional events will not only give us a chance to get the word out to more of the community, but will feature contests.  We’ll give out more details the closer we get, but one thing we can tell you is what the prizes will be: Early access to the event!  So keep an eye out for more info on when these are happening.

 

That’s it for now, but we’ll update you with more information when we have some to share!  See you all on June 21st!

 

 

 


We Have A Website!

After some strife with our hosting provider, the webpage for the Something Extra Fair is now live and functional!  We’re still dusting things off and trying to make everything pretty, but the vital information is now in place.  Please take a look around. Most important, take a look at the About page to see.. well.. what we’re all about!

If you’re a designer, we have all the info you need available, and please feel free to fill out an application if you’re interested.

If you’re a blogger or photographer, we’re still working things out on that end, but we’ve added a quick form you can fill out if you’d like to express your interest in being on the team when we sort things out on that end.

If you’re a fashion fanatic who’s excited to see what’s in store for our very first event, please keep an eye on this webpage, and also feel free to join our in-world group, which we’ll be keeping updated with any and all important information.  You can find it HERE.

We’ve got a little over three months until the the doors open, so stay tuned!