So, yes, it's happening.
An avatar/fashion show in SL produced by yours truly, Glitchy Gumshoe, (an employee of MTV NYC for four years). The show will be filmed entirely in-world, and will right now featured on MTV's broadband channel, Overdrive. (PC only, sorry!)
Please tell all your friends to email their craziest looking av's to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will set something up in-world to model their creation and get them all the exposure you know they deserve.
Over the past year or so, I've pitched a bunch of SL ideas to everybody I knew in the MTV building. This one got the green light first, and I couldn't be happier. It's a quick turnaround, but one that I am confident will be turned into a really interesting piece of video.
Being that this is going to be a super-fun fashion show, I don't want to go on a "virtual identity" rant, but I just wanted to say that I think the most interesting angle in all of this, and the one I plan to focus on is to really treat all the in-world avatars as real subjects, and not fall back into any RL reflection. It's gonna be all about exploring and showcasing the doors of imagination that SL provides. This newfound 3d freedom that I sometimes take for granted, and is oft times brushed aside, by the media, and by myself for being too "trekkie." Because of this stigma, among other things, SL, and MMO's in general, I think, have gotten "real" real quick. This will be a nice opportunity to revel in some wild tales of virtual flight, fancy, good fortune.
So, if you know of any great looking av's that have great stories that challenge the boundries of fiction be sure to let them know about the showcase. No story, or avatar, is too short!
Looking forward to seeing you in-world! Be sure to IM me in-world with any questions or comments.
and send in those submissions!
BTW, sorry about the caps. That's my MTV voice! Of which we will no longer have to endure.