Saturday, May 11, 2013

Surveys: We Want To Know What YOU Want!

We've recently posted a couple of surveys on our facebook page. Please check them out and let us here what YOU guys want to see or hear at Area 54.  We're there to provide you with the experience you want, and so, instead of guessing, we decided to find out directly.  Please visit the page and let us know (and if you haven't already, 'like' us there, too!).

                                Area 54 SL (facebook)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Area 54 now an Editor's Pick in SL Destination Guide

Well, seems like we're getting some attention; we're now an Editor's Pick in SL's Destination Guide!  Hopefully, we'll be welcoming more new visitors soon!  Here's the link:

Area 54 in SL Destination Guide

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

New QuikTour Cocoon View Sets

We've just made a major overhaul to the QuikTour Cocoon view sets, incorporating the newer exhibits and better views of the existing ones.  The views are stunning, literally a 'trip within a trip'!  Just hop in and enjoy the show; they are definitely with the visit!

QuikTour Cocoons are located in the new Entry Area and within Club 54.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kread Fallen appointed General Manager of Area 54

SL Area 54 - Area 54 SL announces the appointment of Kread Fallen as General Manager of Area 54 in SL.  Kread, a long-time and well-known DJ and club owner in SL, is a perfect fit for us, and we're lucky to get him.

He's a very talented guy, and his enthusiasm for the Area 54 vision, not just in SL but across the metaverse and internet, shows clearly when you talk with him.  Handling everything from DJ line-ups and event-planning to advising on strategy and PR with TJ, Persia, and Lap, he's the key person to go to for anything relating to Area 54.  Adding him to our team is a huge plus for us, and we're looking forward to seeing our modest beginning begin to grow into a huge success with him onboard.

Stop and say 'Hi!' if you see him around when you visit the build!

Get Yer Bunneh Slippers at Club 54 - While They Last!

Okay, after numerous inquiries and repeated requests indicating a strong interest and high demand on the part of our visitors, we've finally managed to do it:  we now have a bunny slipper vendor at Club 54 so you can all get your very own pair, just like TJ's!

DeeezNutz and TJ show off their kicks.
Folks, these things just look damned cool, and they make an ordinary dance animation really come to life.  On top of that, they have the added benefit of helping keep the dust off of the dance floors!  These things are quickly becoming the standard footwear at the club, so hurry up and get yours while supplies last!  The vendor is located near Quisp in Club 54, and they cost only $L200 - a tiny cost to pay for all the coolness you get, plus they are customizeable!  Get yours today!

BOSL Radio Celebreates 3-year Anniversary @ Club 54!

Club 54 was one of the venues in SL selected to help celebrate BOSL Radio's 3rd year birthday party on the April 16th.  Hosted by Persia Bravin, DJs CottonCandy Teardrop, Diaphonia, and Anubis Beorn provided more than 3 hours of non-stop music for the 100-plus guests who stopped by to wish them well.

All in all, it was a great time, and we want to congratulate BOSL Radio and those who make it great and wish them continuing success!

(correction: 4/24/13)

Friday, April 12, 2013

April DJ Line-Up & Schedule

Now that we're officially open, we want to keep things rolling!

Here's our initial DJ line-up:

Area 54 Performance Schedule: APRIL 2013
MON 6PM 8PM Bloo'n'Dot Electro House Club 54
TUE 6PM 8PM Kread Fallen Mix TBA
WED 6PM 8PM Kread Fallen Mix TBA
THU 4PM 6PM DJ Dar Rock, Mix Club 54
FRI 6PM 8PM Anubis Mix Club 54
SAT 7PM 9PM DJ Dox Alternative Club 54

Please remember!!  When attending a performance inworld, you need to turn on BOTH the audio and (parcel) media streams (the latter requires that you have QuickTime(tm) installed).

While we do have at least one DJ performing per day, we're still open to others to fill other time slots, especially for the Euro and AsiaPac crowds.  Contact TJ inworld for more info!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

We have LIFTOFF!

The Area 54SL Opening Event went off with only a couple minor technical hitches early (and most people didn't even notice them), and was a huge success!

We had over 220 guests at the opening, and the place was packed for more than 5 hours of live streamed music!   We don't have the totals for the online viewers, but we had a healthy number throughout the event watching from the internet.

Everyone who was there seemed to enjoy themselves, with the great music, unique environment, and amazing array of guests making it an "Event" with a capital "E".

We'll add some recordings to our autopilot so you can check it out at your leisure.

Thanks to Emmo Wei and Petlove Petshop for great filming and editing, Persia Bravin for her promoting mastery, Lapiscean Liberty for all the other things, and especially to DJs Cari Lekebusch, Gragee Pikanen, Pb Recreant, Evil Laa, and the Cap'n for providing some really amazing musical vibes.

And thanks also to everyone who came - the team put in a lot of work to make this a success, and to see and hear so many people enjoying made it all worth the effort!

Now we just have to keep it rolling.....  ;)

We are now live!

You can watch the Area 54 opening event LIVE beginning now at either of the below links: (via Area 54SL livestream) (Area 54SL livestream)

Friday, April 5, 2013

AviewTV Livestream TV Screen in SL
Thanks to AviewTV, you can watch the opening event from anywhere in SL if you can't make it over to the sim itself with the AviewTV livestream tv screen (shown at left in SL). If you don't have Second Life or won't be inworld, you can still watch and listen on the internet via either AviewTV/Live or direct from Area 54SL's livestream channel - there will be great music and amazing video to go with it, and you can even join us on your smartphone!

Area 54 Opening Event Line-Up

4:00 PM-5:00 PM EST (1:00 PM-2:00 PM PST) DJ Evil Laa

5:00 PM-6:00 PM EST (2:00 PM-3:00 PM PST) DJ Pb

6:00 PM -8:00 PM EST (3:00 PM-5:00 PM PST) GraGee Pikanen

8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST (5:00 PM-7:00 PM PST). Cari Lekebusch

10:00 PM EST (7:00 PM PST) to close: TBA

Livestreaming to the internet will start 'sometime' before 6:00 PM EST (3:00 PM PST) and continue through 10:00 PM EST (7.00 PM EST).

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Live Performances at Area 54 Opening - 6 April 2013

Cari Lekebusch and GraGee Pikanen from Sweden will headline our live event with LIVE performances for Area 54's opening in Second Life this Saturday (April 6th), from 3PM to 7PM PDT (23:00 to 02:00 CET).

We'll also be llive-streaming the happenings in SL out to the internet for those who can't attend directly.  Info on the stream will be posted here and on our facebook page soon.

Live DJs and other multimedia madness will be happening all day throughout the venue.

Area 54 Opening: April 6th, 2013

Yay!!  We're finally going to be opening officially this coming Saturday, 6th April 2013!

We're going to have a number of international DJs and musicians jamming for you live, and you can participate in the action either inworld (in Second Life) or on the internet via your web browser on your computer or smartphone.  More details to follow, but it's exciting, and it's for sure going to be a lot of fun.

We're aiming to make a couple of 'firsts' here, and we hope you'll want to share in it with us!

Stay tuned for more info coming soon!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Firing up Area 54 in Second Life!

Area 54 is now a reality in Second Life!

After years of inching forward, we finally have our foothold in the Second Life grid, along with the existing Area 54's in the VeeSome and InWorldz grids!  Yes, there is a master plan at play amid the madness, and it will be revealed in good time, but until then, just enjoy the experience!  ;)

We are tentatively planning to officially open Area 54 in SL in late March or early April, and we will do it with a bang! We expect to have some of the best DJ's in SL, along with a live performance by a great touring and recording artist (to be named later!) to go with our unique immersive multi-media experience. In addition, we will be live-streaming our opening events on the web so that everyone can join in the party!  In fact, we eventually plan to live-stream ALL of our events, big and small, but we'll have to see how things work out as we move ahead.

Between now and then, there's a lot to do. The physical build is done, and anyone is welcome to visit us and check the build out here.  We're on land generously provided by our technical and media partner AviewTV.

Several media-powered builds make up Area 54, one of them a recent winner of both the Artist's Choice and People's Choice awards in the UWA's 3D Art Challenge.  There's a teleport network that llinks them all, so it's like one, big, mega-club, in a sense.  It's really more a combination of art exhibit, concert venue, nightclub, and amusement park, if I had to describe it accurately.

Club 54 is the main "party venue", and our amazing Concert Hall will be the site of many great live concerts and events. There is a lot of planning still to go, however, and staffing is also something we're working on.  If you're interested to help out and you're already familiar with SecondLife. please look us up and let us know!

We want 'get it right' from the beginning and hit the ground running, so please pardon the wait while we get our ducks in order. Keep an eye out here for more information as it becomes available. In the meantime...

Stay bewildered, my friends!