Raven Park dance this Saturday

This Saturday it's time for another Raven Park dance and the theme this week is really rather simple and straightforward: the theme is dance!

With a bit of an emphasis on slightly cheesy 80s dance movies, we're aiming to have fun in spandex, tights, leotards, leg warmers and all forms of dance footwear (okay, knowing us lot wall-to-wall ballet boots and shoes). Doubtless there'll be room for some latex too.

Or just come as you are, throw yourself around the dance floor and enjoy Miss Eve's selection of related music.

Here's the full details:

Date: Saturday January 21st
Time: 3pm to 5pm SLT
Where: Raven Park
Music by: Eve Terr


Z&A Gift Cards

This has been a common request over the years and, finally, Z&A Productions can now offer a range of gift cards. They can be purchased both in the main store and on the Second Life Marketplace. There are currently 11 different denominations, many of which cover usual Z&A product prices, and three extra higher values if you want to give someone a full-on shopping spree.

The cards can also be topped up; you can find a top-up board in the main store, along with the gift card vendors themselves (just to the left of the main counter).


Snow dance

Yesterday afternoon we gathered in Miss Anna's snow-themed build, high above Raven Park, and enjoyed a deliberately "odd" selection of music by Miss Eve. You can find an album of photos from the dance over on imgur. Here's a few highlights:

Many thanks to everyone who joined us and made it such fun -- it was good to be back for the new year and to see you all again. Thanks also to Miss Anna for the build and Miss Eve for the excellent tunes. See you all in a couple of weeks!


Raven Park dance this Saturday

After the usual little winter break, Raven Park dances are back for the new year. Given that most of the grid seems to have been snowed in (the grid is, after all, terribly hemispherist), and given that there have been complaints that Raven Park is perma-late-spring (and always will be!), Miss Anna doodled and tinkered high above the Mansion during the holidays and built the winter wonderland she was craving.

So it seems like a bit of a shame to not tromp around in the cold and the wet one more time...

Yup, dress warm at least one more time and come enjoy snow, snow, more snow, even more snow, some ice, some snow and, very possibly, a snowperson or two. And, of course, enjoy the company of the people who make Raven Park dances all sorts of fun while being entertained by Miss Eve's delightful musical choices.

Here's the details:

Date: Saturday January 7th
Time: 3pm to 5pm SLT
Where: Raven Park
Music by: Eve Terr


Z&A Christmas Gifts

Now that it's rather close to Christmas it's time to make the Z&A RLV Christmas gifts available in the main store. If you don't already have an RLV gift box, candy cane display, stocking, Christmas tree or snowman, this is your chance to pick one up and add a dusting of RLV to your festive decorations.

You'll find the vendor boards for them in front of the counter:

Just head over to the main store and touch each vendor for your copy of the gifts.

PS: Talking of all things Christmas, don't forget that you still have a chance of winning a Z&A product or two by entering the photo contest over at The Velvet Thorn.


Raven Park panto

Yesterday we gathered in Miss Anna's panto-themed build, above Raven Park, and enjoyed Miss Eve's festive-themed musical selection. There was fun and puns and nattering (and vague mention of how Anna and Antony had got engaged in RL).

You can find an album of photos over on imgur. Here's some highlights:

Many thanks to everyone who came along and made it such fun, to Miss Anna for the great build, and especially to Miss Eve for a great selection of seasonal songs.

Raven Park dances are now going to take their usual little winter holiday and will be back in January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!


Velvet Thorn photo competition

The Velvet Thorn have just launched a photo competition, aimed at those who fancy their abilities with an SL camera and who want to explore all that VT has to offer. You can find the entry board up near the chat circle on the region and, from it, you can get instructions and rules for entry.

The reason why I mention it here is that Z&A have provided a few prizes. So, if you enjoy a bit of SL photography, like exploring Femdom regions and want a chance to win a Z&A product, you know what to do.

And if you don't know what to do, here's the details and the rules for the competition:

Hey there!

So glad you're interested in entering our Photo Competition! We have lots of fun prizes on offer for the photos that impress us, from some fantastic creators, including Dictatorshop, Evelock, and Z&A Productions.

To win a prize, you simply enter a photo *that you uploaded* into the big picture frame that gave you this notecard. The photos that impress us get a prize. Simple :)

The contest runs from 10th December 2016 until 7th January 2017. While the contest is open, all the entries will be in a slideshow, shown on the very picture frame you got this notecard from.


1) The photo must be taken on the Velvet Thorn sim and contain at least one avatar.

        Photos may be enhanced in graphic manipulation software such as Photoshop, 
        for example to add a caption, but must still be recognisably taken on the Velvet Thorn sim.

2) The photo must have a seasonal, holidays theme. 

        Photos do not have to be square (1:1 ratio) but will definitely look better when displayed if they are. 

3) The photo must be full permissions for the next owner. 

        Right click on the image in your inventory and choose properties to check and make sure these permissions are set correctly.

4) By entering, you give Velvet Thorn the right to publish your photo on its blog, or on the sim, with appropriate credit.

5) The photo must be named "VT Photo Comp Entry by <your legacy avatar name>". Any entry not named correctly will be removed from the contest.

6) The photo must not break any of Linden Lab's terms and conditions. Nudity is fine, but keep it tasteful; and stay away from subjects that might cause offense. This is about having fun.

7) Each entry will be judged by a team of Velvet Thorn staff, and those that impress us will be given a prize from the collection we have amassed from our wonderful sponsors.

8) Prizes will be given to the avatar who uploaded the photo, not to anyone else.

9) Prizes may be given at any time, but will be received by the winners no later than 10th January 2017. The number of prizes awarded is wholly dependent on the generosity of our sponsors, and they have been generous indeed.


1) Check that your photo is correctly named. "VT Photo Comp Entry by <your legacy avatar name>".

2) Check that your photo is full permissions for the next owner. Right click on the image in your inventory and choose "Properties" to check and change them.

3) Locate your photo in your inventory.

4) Hold down "Ctrl" and drag your photo from your inventory onto the picture frame. The outline turning red lets you know that you got it in the right place. Let go of the mouse, and then let go of "Ctrl". You are all done, and should get a message in local to say that.

Any queries or questions about the contest should be directed to Eve Terr, or in her absence, StarSong Bright.