July 1st, 2010 by Marianne McCann
I’ve a couple other entries I wanna write about (stuff like SL7B, and Philip Linden, and the “restructuring” an stuff), but first iI wanna jes do this quick one.
Twice a year there is a week-long sleepaway camp called Camp HardKnock. It’s become one of the biggest deals in the SL year for child avatars. Imagine a real-life sleepaway camp and all the events you can have there. It’s a great role-playing opportunity and a heck of a log of fun.
Registration was today, with a start time of 6:30 p.m. SLT for those who were in camp before (specifically, those still in the group from the Winter camp), and 7:00 p.m. SLT for other folks. A spot in camp this time is L$1000 per person, which helps cover the cost of renting two full sims for the time needed for the event. Registration is capped at 100 people due to the limitations of Second Life regions.
At 4:30 p.m. SLT or so, the location for camp registration was announced. By 4:40 p.m. SLT, when I got there, 17 people were queuing.
And by 7:30 p.m. SLT, every spot — plus an additional 10 they decided to try to squeeze in — were gone.
That amazes me. I mean I was glad to also be in that line and get myself registered. I’ve been buzzin about f’r days now planning what to wear and what to take. Yet I can’t imagine any other such event in SL selling out so fast, and having such rabid fans that they’d sit there for a couple hours just waiting for the chance to participate.