The annual OpenSimulator Pageant, often known as OSFest, takes place September 15 by way of September 30 contained in the OSFest digital world grid. The sixteen-day occasion options reside music, reveals, talks, excursions, social areas, and purchasing for attendees throughout the Hypergrid metaverse.
This 12 months’s OSFest provides 94 hours of non-music occasions at free, themed reveals, service provider shops, and sponsor reveals in addition to 98 hours of reside music performances throughout 4 levels.
Contributors can discover themed exhibit builds, store service provider shops with particular offers, and socialize at events and dance occasions. There isn’t any cost to attend OSFest.
To attend OSFest 2023, customers merely want an account on any hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grid and use the map to teleport over. The hypergrid deal with is grid.opensimfest.com:8002:hg-welcome.
“We’re excited to welcome the prolonged metaverse group and hypergrid vacationers to this 12 months’s OSFest,” mentioned lead organizer Shelenn Ayres. “It’s an immersive approach to join, have enjoyable, and expertise the breadth of creativity in digital worlds.”
The occasion builds on the success of earlier OSFests held yearly since 2017. Every year, reveals, levels, and infrastructure are created anew by volunteers. OSFest additionally depends on contributions from sponsors to cowl fundamental internet hosting prices for the free occasion.
Main sponsors this 12 months embrace Beyond Zen Life, Virtual Outworlding, Infinite Metaverse Alliance, Laxton Consulting, Virtual Vignette, and Wolf Territories Grid, amongst many others. The full list of sponsors is here.
“The generosity of sponsors and energy of volunteers is what retains OSFest going yearly,” Ayres mentioned.
The total schedule, performer lineup, and interactive OSFest portal with info on all reveals, shows, and actions could be discovered at OpenSimFest.com.
Organizers suggest choosing up a landmark field after arriving to assist navigate the sprawling areas. With a theme of “Jazz By means of the Ages,” costumes matching 1860s to Seventies kinds are inspired however not required.