Now Accepting Submissions – November!

Happy Anniversary to us!

We’re now accepting submissions for November’s issue!

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Always looking for art, photography, short stories, poetry, opinion pieces, cool places, events, ads, etc.!

Interested in contributing?

More information here: Info. for Contributors

Are you an event organizer?

Well, check this out! Info. for Event Organizers

Own a shop?

We’ve got something for you, too! Info for Store Owners

Wondering what in the world I’m talking about?

Our handy-dandy guide for readers is right for you! Info. for Readers

Questions?

Let us know!

Tara De Vries

Editor-in-Chief

(tara.milneaux)

tara@brightmetallic.com

Mirage Plaid

Marketing Director

mirage@brightmetallic.com

Bright Metallic #11 – NOW AVAILABLE!

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Our cover this month is by Joff Karfield.

A Rift-tastic VR News update with Roblem VR.

Our Bloggernaut this month is returning fashion-veteran, Cyan Slumber!

A surprising reunion is in-store for Nat & Joey!

Another excerpt from Tales from the Spaceways by Sable.

A fresh delivery from our Flickr Group in this month’s Flubble.

Travel to the fifth dimension with Aldheide Dragovar in this month’s Space Exploration.

Pick it up at your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk location, or at our newly-docked Satellite Office!

(Or read it on Issuu!)

Now Accepting Submissions – October!

We’re still in thrall of the dark forces that have taken over the Bright Metallic offices. While we continue to pull together our rebellion, we’re accepting submissions for October’s issue!

NowAcceptingforOctober

Always looking for art, photography, short stories, poetry, opinion pieces, cool places, events, ads, etc.!

Interested in contributing?

More information here: Info. for Contributors

Are you an event organizer?

Well, check this out! Info. for Event Organizers

Own a shop?

We’ve got something for you, too! Info for Store Owners

Wondering what in the world I’m talking about?

Our handy-dandy guide for readers is right for you! Info. for Readers

Questions?

Let us know!

Tara De Vries

Editor-in-Chief

(tara.milneaux)

tara@brightmetallic.com

Mirage Plaid

Marketing Director

mirage@brightmetallic.com

Bright Metallic #10 – Now Available!

The bad guys have taken over with this month’s issue of Bright Metallic Magazine!

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The corrupt cover this month is by Revan Jinn.

A horrific VR news update with Roblem VR.

Dark Side photography by Spike Clémenceau-Silent and Tavros Nitram.

The sinister stylist joining the ranks of the Bloggernauts this month is Luka Requiem.

An update from Nat & Joey as they continue to search for the source of the giant space bugs.

Another excerpt from Tales from the Spaceways by Sable.

A selection from our Flickr Group in this month’s nefarious Flubble.

Take a ride through the darkness of space with our Expedition Leader, Aldheide Dragovar, to some alien planets in this month’s Space Exploration.

Pick it up at your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk location, or at our newly-docked Satellite Office!

(Or read it on Issuu!)

show #83: perspective

the drax files radio hour

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show #83

today with our guest roblemVR we ponder the state of vr in the context of sl plus interviews with castAR founders jeri elsworth & rick johnson. and more [of course!]:

read on fellow enthusiast, read on now:

  • rob crasco joins us [his sl biz is snatch]
  • jimmy kimmel spoofs faceworld:
  • castAR’s jeri elsworth and rick johnson talk device/content/kickstarter
  • ziki questi’s recommendation:

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Accepting Submissions for the Villain Edition!

Accepting Submissions for the Villain Edition!

We don’t usually have a strict theme we adhere to each issue (aside from the broad theme of “sci-fi”), but for the upcoming issue, we’re having a special Villain Edition!

Feel free to send us things that don’t adhere to this theme, but if you’ve had something in mind from the Dark Side, now might be the perfect time to send it to us!

NowAcceptingforSeptember

Always looking for art, photography, short stories, poetry, opinion pieces, cool places, events, ads, etc.!

Interested in contributing?

More information here: Info. for Contributors

Are you an event organizer?

Well, check this out! Info. for Event Organizers

Own a shop?

We’ve got something for you, too! Info for Store Owners

Wondering what in the world I’m talking about?

Our handy-dandy guide for readers is right for you! Info. for Readers

Questions?

Let us know!

Tara De Vries

Editor-in-Chief

(tara.milneaux)

tara@brightmetallic.com

Mirage Plaid

Marketing Director

mirage@brightmetallic.com

Bright Metallic #9 – Now Available!

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Avant-garde cover this month by Blanche Foxclaw.

A VR update with Roblem VR.

Our newest Bloggernaut, Cyan Slumber.

A new story from Sable.

A photo from Tavros Nitram.

More Flubble, featuring some talented artists from our Flickr group.

Aldheide Dragovar’s first Space Exploration.

Pick it up at your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk location, or maybe at the top secret Bright Metallic corporate office?

(Or read it on Issuu!)

Shipwide Announcement: Tara De Vries now has the conn

Dear Citizens,

I’m pleased to announce that Tara De Vries has accepted the official position of Editor-in-Chief of Bright Metallic magazine. Time sure does fly, and in our case, seems to have a rocket booster attached. Just last year I was chatting with Tara about some goth stuff, because we do like the dark things too, and I kept telling her (if you could imagine Captain Stern’s voice), “I got an idea…”

That idea was Bright Metallic. I have loved reading Sci-fi since I used my allowance money to buy the Star Trek tie-in “The Final Reflection” by John Ford at the Montgomery Wards book section – a dusty, dim place on the back wall of the upstairs linen department in the early 80’s. Long before I was punk, or goth, I was a nerdy girl programming BASIC bouncy smiley faces, giving up at the “towel” on the C64 Hitchiker’s game, and building Monogram Battlestar Galactica colonial fighters.

Second Life is truly a wonderful place to realize dreams. I am so honored that I met Tara, who took a chance on an idea and put 100% into the effort, never complaining, and producing the highest quality work – be it photography, mesh buildings, and written articles – and on time (I do not want to sound jaded, but this is the most precious of qualities in a fellow SL’er). A singer of “black crystal,” she has the ability to find the best sci-fi content and appreciate the new as well as old and install it in our intrepid little ship, Bright Metallic. I have the utmost confidence in Tara’s abilities and heart to pilot Bright Metallic, in fact, it was my plan all along.

Be good to one another and raise each other up. I’m still here, I love my Sci-fi home and to be honest, as I move out of the Captain’s quarters and survey the Lounge’s luxury suite, I think, “This isn’t half bad.” Cheers with a mug of Romulan Ale*.

Mirage Plaid

http://www.tor.com/2012/01/24/pre-existing-universe-very-original-story-john-m-fords-the-final-reflection/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Singer

*(disclaimer: kept aboard for medicinal purposes, only)

Bright Metallic #8 – July 2015 Now Available!

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A lovely cover this month by Aldheide Dragovar.

Another informative VR news update with RoblemVR.

Thalia Lupindo joins us this month as our newest Bloggernaut!

Finally a new installment of The Adventures of Nat & Joey!

An update about the Relay for Life in Second Life by Ariadne Fall.

Another new edition of Flubble!

And update about one of our sister publications, Toxic Candy.

An important announcement about our Space Exploration missions.

Pick up this issue at your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk location or the Bright Metallic Satellite Office!

Or read it on Issuu!