Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ROMA in SL Showcase

ROMA has been featured prominently on the Lindens' Second Life Showcase page!

It is currently one of the four highlighted areas representing notable Arts & Culture builds in Second Life.

The blurb there says "Journey to ancient Rome in this expansive area, which includes replicas inspired by many famous sites, such as the Forum and the Theater of Dionysus."

You can see the entry for yourself at this url:


Friday, August 22, 2008

ROMA Pride 20 September

ROMA will be hosting its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Friends Pride event all day September 20, 2008.

Events are open to all! Come and join in the fun!

11:00 AM SL Time
Pride Parade

Citizens are invited to make a float for the Parade, march, or just line the main street of ROMA to watch the parade. The route will wind its way from the ROMA fort, past the Arena, through the Plaza, through the Subura, and end at the Subura Baths. There everyone is welcome to enjoy themselves and socialize at our Subura Tea Dance.

2:00 PM SL Time
Pride Symposium: Same-Sex Relations in Antiquity
ROMA LGBT & Amici and the ROMA Scholastica Antiqua groups are co-sponsoring a lecture and symposium open to all. Torin Golding, owner, builder and Urban Prefect of ROMA, will give a short lecture on same-sex relations in antiquity. Then the floor will be opened to all for a general discussion of the topic, and on the general incorporation of LGBT within an SL context. The venue will be the large Basilica in the ROMA Forum. Come early to grab a couch!

4:00 PM SL Time
ROMA God and Goddess Drag Ball
Our final event will be a ball. Citizens are invited to come in a drag costume of a particular god or goddess of the ancient world. If you are normally a male in SL, come as a goddess. If you are normally a female in SL, come as a god. You can change anything except your shape to help with your drag outfit. Lots of dancing and fun for all, and we will be giving a prize for the Dragus Maximus and the Draga Maxima of the Ball!

Friday, August 15, 2008

TransTiber Love

Just came across this... sorry I missed it first time around:

As many know, we were the Sim Of The Week (SOTW) in the Metaverse Messenger back at the start of June...

The authors did a rare follow-up the week after and covered the ROMA Transtiberim sim. I'm so happy about this, since it highlighted some of our great Citizen content in Ostia.

You can read the follow up here on the MM site: [PDF Download]

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


ROMA's Relay for Life team, ROMA PRO VITA, raised over 150,000 Lindens ($528 US) to fight cancer and fund cancer research!!!

For their efforts, the team won two major awards: The 'RFL Endurance Team Award' and the 'Spirit of Relay' award. They are currently on display in the ROMA Plaza.

Many thanks to team captain Spaciva Ivanova, all the team volunteers, and all of the donors!

Overall the Relay For Life Organization in SL raised more than $210,000 US.