Evil Bunny Hunt

March has been an unusual month here at Z&A in that we've not been taking part in a hunt. We went looking but, sadly, couldn't find a hunt that was a good match for us. April, however, is a little different.

We are, of course, organising The Femdom Hunt, which starts on the 15th and runs until the 30th, but before then we have another hunt that we're part of:

We'll let the hunt organiser explain this hunt:

The Evil Bunny Hunt
April 1-30th

The evil bunny has been very busy spreading Easter chaos, stealing eggs and being, well, evil.  Follow his devious trail of nice and naughty eggs to find the golden egg at the end- but beware of that carrot, is it ink or blood, we don't know as he's very tricky and quick. That fluffy tail isn't as cute as you might think.

THE EVIL BUNNY HUNT consists of naughty and nice eggs, designers choosing which theme they prefer. You are looking for an angelic halo egg or a naughty devil horned egg. Check the poster at each location to see which they have picked.

Watch your back, you never know when the evil bunny might sneak up on you.  If you make it all the way through, they'll be a golden egg for you full of things evil bunny picked up along the way, so put on your thinking cap to follow the clues, collect all the eggs and follow the last clue to the golden egg. 

Don't forget to grab your magnifying glass, sleuth cap and basket from the big evil bunny and happy hunting!

Oh, if you have questions, be sure to join the group by touching the large carrot and visiting our blog site:

Given that this is a hunt that's accepting images of the items before it starts, and given that our build is complete and our image submitted, we've decided to give a sneak peek at it here:

Yes, it's the Easter Bunny. Yes, it's a variation on our leather hood. Yes, it's a cut-down version of the hood. Yes, there's a little more to it than you can see in the picture. No, we won't tell you what else it does, you'll have to wait and see. :-)

If you like the sound of this hunt just pop down to our main store and slap the hunt sign to get more information.

And don't forget to slap the Femdom Hunt sign while you're there.


A Chance to Win a Free Week in an Essendy Skybox (and more)

Saph, the manager over at Essendy Estates, has reminded me that their latest "You Choose the Prize" raffle will be drawn by the end of today (Monday, 2011-03-21, SL time). As usual the prize is your choice from the many prizes available on the blue display stands over at the Essendy RLV Square:

This week there's an added bonus of the offer of a free week in one of Essendy's luxury skyboxes.

To enter, all you have to do is slap a raffle board. You'll find one here at the Z&A main store.

It'll just take a couple of minutes to enter, and there's lots of neat things to choose from. Good luck. :-)


Yard Sale - Japanese Disaster Relief Fundraiser - 19 March-3 April

Starting tomorrow (SL time) and running until April 3rd, the Femdom Community in SL are hosting a yard sale in aid of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami victims. Here is the announcement:
Tomorrow the big yard sale to help the Japanese earthquake/tsunami victims will start. We have all seen how devastated the people in the disaster area were. You can do something by buying items at the yard sale that starts tomorrow. 100% of the proceeds will be given over to Donation Linden as part of the greater fund raising activities for the Red Cross to help the Japanese disaster relief effort.
The sale is being held here.


New in the store: Sub-Focus

Z&A Productions are pleased to announce the release of a new product, and another one that's a little different for us -- the Z&A Sub-Focus:

This is a product that Antony has been meaning to write for some time now (it's been sat on his list of things to do since at least July last year) and, finally, a few weeks back, he cracked and started work on it. Since then he's been wearing it daily, much to the delight of his Mistress.

The idea of Sub-Focus is very simple. A sub/slave wears the device and it is locked in place by their owner. From then on, when the owner is in range of their sub/slave (the range being configurable from 2m to 96m), the sub/slave has restrictions automatically placed on them. This is a great way of ensuring that, when your property is with you, they are focused on you. No more watching the mini-map to see who might be nearby, no more wandering around with the world map to see what's happening elsewhere, no more IM conversations with a dozen other people, no more passing around notecards and textures, etc...

Of course, all of these options can be modified. For example, by default, build and edit are inhibited when the owner of the sub/slave is in range. This was no good for Miss Vila as she needs her boy to be able to edit things for her, so she has Antony's Sub-Focus (which now seems to be locked on him for good) set so that he can edit and build when she's nearby.

Sub-Focus also contains a version of Z&A Anti-Cam that only activates when Sub-Focus activates. With this you can be sure that your sub's attention is being kept close to you and on you (please note that we strongly advise that you don't use Z&A Anti-Cam and Z&A Sub-Focus at the same time -- better to choose which of those devices makes more sense for the control you desire).

Sub-Focus is available from our main store:

as well as from the Second Life Marketplace and also from a number of our mall locations.

Finally: Z&A would like to thank Vacy Mondalimare and her girls for acting as extra test subjects. We hope you never have it unlocked. :-)


Ninth Z&A Productions Group Gift

The ninth Z&A Productions group gift is now available from our main store. Just pop down, wear your "Friends of Z&A" group tag, and click on the vendor board. It looks like this:


All Change at Z&A

Regular readers will know that it's almost three months now since we moved our main store to Shackles. When we moved we made a point of using the same building for our main store. There were two reasons for this. The first was that we really like the building (a Woolman Sky-Store, if you're interested) and didn't want to change it without a good reason. The second was we were trying to do the move quickly so essentially copying everything as it was made life easier.

However... the store was getting a little "cosy". The more we built, the harder it was to fit things in. At our last location we didn't have much choice -- the store was about as big as we could fit on the plot -- but with the move to Shackles we had more space so we could use a bigger build.

So, a few weeks back, we (Zardia and Antony) finally decided that it was time to replace the shop. We looked all over for something that would work, would fit, would be the right sort of size and would "feel" right for us. We looked at some great builds but none of them were quite right. That was when Miss Vila got her build belt on. Fast forward to today and the "Under Construction" sign went out:

A little later, there was lots of floating stock and no shop:

We then rezzed the new build in place and set to work moving all the stock into its new positions.

At this point we should note that those dommes and doms who like to drag their subs and slaves around on a leash might like to note that we now have stairs! No more battling with the lift system while unleashing your sub.

After a couple of hours work, we had everything in place. There's still some tweaking to do, we might still move things around, you might catch us throwing prims around if you come visit in the next few days. But, we're happy to announce, Z&A Productions have a new shop. A bigger shop. A shop that'll let us carry on growing.


So, please do come visit. We'd love to know what you think.

PS: Sharp-eyed readers will now know what this was all about.


A Reminder About the International Women's Day Events

Just a quick reminder about this weekend's Femdom Community in SL events for International Women's Day. As you'll see from their blog, the details are now up, and it's probably a good idea to keep an eye on the blog to know what's happening as events unfold this weekend.

Also, don't forget that Z&A Productions are offering a raffle prize there. If you fancy a chance of winning a whole range of Z&A toys you should pop over there and buy a ticket or two.

On top of that, we are now also sponsoring a couple of display boards there:

As you can see, one is for Z&A and the other is to help promote The Femdom Hunt.

Two new products in the main store

Z&A Productions are delighted to announce that we've released two new products to our main store.

The first is the Z&A Anti-Cam:

This is an updated and improved version of the group gift from last November. If you liked that version you'll love this one. Whereas before the victim was punished with loss of sight, this time they're punished with increasingly blurred vision that gets worse the further they cam.

It comes highly recommended by Antony's Mistress.

Second is the Z&A Leather Hood and Catsuit:

This is a greatly improved and updated version of the hunt gift we recently made for the BDSM hunt. We had some great feedback on that gift, especially from Vacy Mondalimare (thanks Vacy, your input was invaluable), and we listened, learned and, as much as possible, implemented.

We're really rather plased with how it turned out. Here are a few more detailed shots of the hood itself:

And here's a back view of the catsuit:

Note that the cuffs aren't included, they're just the ones that Miss Vila keeps her boy constantly locked in. And also note that there's a hint of Antony's collar in the shot too. As you can imagine, he never takes that off, ever, so it happens to show a little.


Supporting International Women's Day

This weekend the Femdom Community in SL are running a series of events to celebrate International Women's Day. Amongst the planned events there is to be a raffle and we were invited to provide a prize. We, of course, said yes.

Our prize is a whole set of our "Black and Chrome" range:

If you'd like to have a look at these items in person, just pop over to our main store. You'll find most of them on the first floor, with a handful on the ground floor on the "new" display.

If the last FCiSL event is anything to go by the raffle will be well worth entering as, last time, there were lots of great prizes. Also, the money raised goes to a very specific charity (see below).

For those who might want to attend, here's the content of the notecard about this weekend as sent out from the FCiSL (note that the details here could change so do keep a close eye on the FCiSL blog and follow their group in-world).

 5 March 2011

The Femdom Community in SL presented by:
The Mistresses         
Domaine La Fignonne   
Beaumont Hot House     
Velvet Thorn             
Velvet Crossing
The House of X
The Rising Pheonix
Future Femdom        

The Femdom Community in SL is celebrating World Womens day by honoring  all great women in history and showing some special tributes to many of them.

The Event will take place over the weekend of Sat 5th and Sunday 6th March 2011.

Some of the planned events are listed below:-

Discussion and lecture:
There will be a lecture and discussion on Sissyfication.
(please attend even if you are not Sissy, its important to learn all aspects of all our fetishes)

We will  Auction  the best submissives  and sissies from all the participating Femdoms. If you wish to volunteer then get your info notecard from the signs which are in our Femdom sims  and drop it in the mail box when you have completed it.

Fun Fair:
As always at our events we will have wonderful Fun Fair for your enjoyment.

Mardi Gras:
Our overall theme for the dances this great event will be a big Mardi Gras party with several of our DJ's giving of their time once more.

Dress for a sunny party in Mardi Gras style and don't be afraid to show the most daring and  outrageous of costumes we will be on an adult sim.

There will also be many raffles and other events as the weekend unfolds so pass the word along to your friends to come join our FCSL group and have a great weekend with us.

Time Table for 5 March
11 - 12 Chantall will hold a lecture ?What is sissyfication?
12 - 2 pm Slave Auction
2-4 Mardi Gras Party with DJ boy Decuir
4-6 Mardi Gras Party with DJ  Boldo
6-8 Mardi Gras Party with TC SHORT.

The Femdom Community in SL.



Just Two Weeks Left to Apply to Join the Hunt

It's been a month now since we announced that The Femdom Hunt was open for applications and the response has been fantastic. Despite the fact that we announced the hunt earlier than most (given that this is the first hunt we've ever organised, and given that we were hoping to pull in some vendors and sims who haven't taken part in grid-wide hunts before, we wanted to give everyone plenty of time to get organised) we've had a great response.

As of the time of writing we have 44 locations who have applied. Around ¼ of them are Femdom sims (big and small) and ¾ of them are stores of all kinds. And we still have people asking for application forms.

If you're thinking of applying, or know of a vendor or sim who you think should apply, now's the time to do it or to hassle your favourite vendor. Applications close on the 14th of this month. Remember, you don't have to know what your build will be when you apply, so don't let that hold you back. Feel free to apply and then decide what to make for the hunt.

If you'd like an application form you can find one inside any of the hunt boards that are now going on display around the grid:

You can also find a copy on this blog. Or, if you wish, you can drop a line to Zardia Avindar or Antony Fairport, in world, and we'll send you a copy back.