SLCN.TV, along with help from Monogram Virtua, has put together some of the biggest players in Virtual Worlds to network at an after-party during the Los Angeles 2008 Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo. The party is at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. Monogram Virtua’s co-founders Randall K. Rubin and Harold Whaley, SLCN.TV’s CEO Gary Wisniewski and Executive Producer Keren Flavell, PayNova's Vice President of Products and Marketing Karl Alberts, and Entropia Universe’s Business Development Director John Bates will be in attendance. The event will also feature special guests John “NEVERDIE” Jacobs, owner of the asteroid in MindArk’s Entropia Universe, and music blog celebrity Dude As In Cool from beatking.com. SLCN is set to host. Monogram Virtua, MindArk’s Entropia Universe and PayNova are sponsors. A limited number of press passes will be available. The goal is for top Virtual Worlds CEO’s and executives to network and make personal connections to discuss real world possibilities in the virtual world.
About Featured Companies
SLCN.TV: SLCN.TV is virtual television for virtual worlds. Founded in March 2007 by Gary Wisniewski, SLCN.TV has become the virtual entertainment conduit of Second Life programming with an ever-growing viewership approaching 150,000 per month. SLCN.TV CEO Gary Wisniewski says “By any reasonable form of measurement, SLCN reaches more Second Life video viewers than any other single video medium, and we're growing quite rapidly.” He is also quick to add that, “None of this would be possible without the unbelievable efforts of those who produce our shows.” The network broadcasts about 14 live shows per week that fill the Sunday and Monday lineups, with more on the way. Additionally, there are 7 dedicated TV Channels for topical shows about Business, Sports, Lifestyle, Shopping, and more. One of the particularly interesting offerings of the business service is called the Virtual OB, a tool that allows the client to direct the shoot from a remote location using a private stream to show them the live multi-camera shots. The Virtual OB features are detailed on the SLCN Business website (www.slcn.biz) along with information about the studio facilities, pricing and technical information.
: Paynova (www.paynova.com) is a financial institute offering worldwide payment services on the net for Online Games and Virtual Worlds. By staying simple and flexible, Paynova reaches and satisfies more Users, thus their Customers increase sales and reduce their total cost of payment acceptance. Paynova improves the Average Revenue per User.
: Entropia Universe was launched in January 2003 and has grown to over 720,000 registered accounts from over 200 countries. Its business model is entirely unique as the client software is free to download from the internet and there are no monthly subscription fees. As the only virtual universe with a real cash economy whose currency, the PED, has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 with the US Dollar, Entropia Universe provides a means for new players to immediately start exploring and earning real cash without having to deposit money. A key feature is that the funds acquired in Entropia Universe can easily be withdrawn into real-life cash. Entropia Universe: Entropia Universe is a registered trademark of Mindark PE AB. Mindark supports and monitors the services and maintenance of the Entropia Universe platform. The real cash economy business model has been very successful and Mindark PE AB has been profitable since 2004. The 2007 turnover of Entropia Universe was over 400,000,000 US Dollars. For more information, please visit www.entropiauniverse.com. For more information about Entropia Universe's developer, Mindark PE AB, please visit www.mindark.com
: Monogram Virtua (http://monogramvirtua.com) is a Metaversal Entertainment Company that specializes in the explosively emerging world of 3D Cyber Virtual interactive sites such as Second Life and Entropia Universe. The company was founded by filmmaker Randall K. Rubin and cutting edge digital entertainment technology expert Harold Whaley to capitalize on the rapidly expanding untapped market of virtual interactivity for marketing and business. Monogram Virtua’s business centers around providing artists, entertainers, and entertainment and traditional business partners with a portal into a vast digital virtual community, teaming with people, entertainment, experiences and commercial opportunities. Virtual worlds allow entrepreneurs and established companies to attract the attention of customers from all over the globe, who visit, become exposed to new products, and purchase both real life and Second Life merchandise with real exchangeable currency in an environment free from the restrictions normally imposed by the limits of physical commerce. The company specializes in providing customized services for others interested in taking advantage of this exciting new space. Virtual worlds currently support millions of US dollars in daily convertible currency transactions and countless more in traditional commerce generated by virtual world advertising of real life products, and Monogram Virtua is a premium conduit to bridge the gap between real world entertainment and 3D cyber commerce.
About Special Guests
: John “NEVERDIE” Jacobs, famed gamer and buyer of an asteroid based space resort for $100,000 USD, set a new record for the most valuable virtual item. The Asteroid Space Resort (also known as Club NEVERDIE) is a virtual space station located on an asteroid. Club NEVERDIE features 20 domes great for hunting. Each of these domes contain expansive landscapes where you can hunt your favorite creatures for loot and experience! Club NEVERDIE will eventually host five nightclubs with DJs spinning live or artists performing their latest hits. Virtual clubbing allows you to hear your favorite artists perform live, enjoy the music with your friends and chat with the stars themselves. Virtual clubbing is the next step in online musical entertainment.
Dude As In Cool
: “Dude As In Cool” is the creator of Beatking.com, a site jam-packed with regularly updated news and happenings from the worlds of music and entertainment, digital and hi tech, and filesharing. Beatking's forums run the gamut from rap to classical, and we offer up a variety of new music releases, tracklistings and music downloads, lyrics, interviews and tour dates regarding your favorite artists. Our friendly members from around the world are always available to help you with a musical, computer/technical or filesharing question, and they keep the forums lively and up to date on the latest trends, fun and games.
VP Sales & Marketing