Tag: imaginative minds

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!)

Bright Metallic #6 – May 2015

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Er, sorry. I mean right now. Yes, that was it…

Bright Metallic Issue #6, the special SWRP “May the Fourth Be With You” issue is now available!

Pick it up at your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk location or hidden rebel base.

  Continue reading “Bright Metallic #6 – May 2015”

Accepting New Submissions Now!

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Always looking for art, photography, short stories, poetry, opinion pieces, cool places, events, 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! Send Mirage Plaid or Tara De Vries a NC in-world or email us at mirage@brightmetallic.com or tara@brightmetallic.com

Bright Metallic Issue #4 March 2015

Bright Metallic Issue #4 March 2015

Bright Metallic Issue #4 is out now!

Pick up a copy at our main office, or any of your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk locations!

Instead of our normal style of covers, this month’s features as much of the SL Sci-Fi Convention as we could fit on there! Inside this issue you’ll find a wrap-up of our time there. Thanks to everyone who came out and donated!

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A free set of vacuum wall lamps from THOR as this month’s gift!

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We say farewell to Mr. Leonard Nimoy.

Virtual Reality News with our official staff VR News Correspondent, Roblem VR.

Another exciting installment of The Adventures of Nat and Joey, by Joey!

A thrilling continuation of our look into Midian City Medical Center with Patricia de Chenier, MD!

This month’s bloggernaut is the lovely Aarya Phantomhive!

A short story by Sable!

And, in this month’s Space Exploration, we get a first look into Era of Salvation!

You can also read this month’s issue (without all the gifts and links and landmarks) on Issuu.

Bright Metallic at the 2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention!

Bright Metallic at the 2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention!

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Bright Metallic will be at the

2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention

from

February 20th to March 1st!

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This convention is in support of Relay for Life, and you’ll be able to find donation boards for RFL all over the 6 sims, including the BM booth. We’re also participating in the Star Hunter hunt on the sim, where you’ll be able to pick up this Bright Metallic pin to show your support!

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Special thanks to all our supporters, who we have displayed on the supporter board in the ground booth.

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And don’t forget to check out the space layer of the convention! The Bright Metallic satellite is currently stable in orbit, though our hull door has been breached. Be sure to keep breathing apparatus on at all times, and keep an eye out for space debris.

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We hope to see you there!

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Accepting Submissions Now.

NowAcceptingforMarch

Always looking for art, photography, short stories, poetry, opinion pieces, cool places, events, 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! Send Mirage Plaid or Tara De Vries a NC in-world or email us at mirage@brightmetallic.com or tara@brightmetallic.com

Accepting Submissions

Accepting Submissions

NowAcceptingforFebruary

Always looking for art, photography, short stories, poetry, opinion pieces, cool places, events, 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! Send Mirage Plaid or Tara De Vries a NC inworld, post a comment here, or send us a message on Flickr.

The Magazine Kiosks are Finished

The Magazine Kiosks are Finished

Tara De Vries, Art Director for Bright Metallic, has finished the in-world magazine kiosk.  They are beautiful!   There are a floor and wall version, and a scripted animated version and non-scripted choices.  All versions are just 1LI.  Amazing work, Tara!  The release date for the first issue is Dec. 1st 2014.  We will be reaching out to land and shop owners to ask if they will host a kiosk.  Please help out if you can and host a kiosk!

I have briefly spoken with the most talented Sian Pearl of Chariot and she’s interested in working with the ‘zine.  You can see Sian’s work here on her blog Parthenoid.

We have been given permission to re-print a SL sci-fi writer’s original story “Fish on Friday” by Elinor Caiman Sands.  I met Elinor through Bookstacks, an in-world book club that meets every Saturday @ 2pm SLT at the Bookstacks Pub in Second Life.  You can read about Elinor and her recent RL published work and awards at The Happy Snappy Gator. If you are photographer in Second Life and would like to volunteer to make a few pictures for “Fish on Friday” please let Mirage Plaid know your interest.

Would you like to participate in Bright Metallic?  We are looking for contributors of all skill level, languages, and interests within the SL sci-fi genre.  Contact Mirage Plaid in the evening SLT or her alter ego Marsha Warwillow, Editor in Chief of slGoth, during the day SLT.

Find us also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightMetallic

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Bright Metallic magazine kiosks
Bright Metallic magazine kiosks
Let’s Light this Candle!

Let’s Light this Candle!

Introducing Bright Metallic, a new science-fiction in-world magazine featuring articles, events, photography from residents in Second Life.

Each issue has stories from some of the most imaginative minds in SL that span the realms of sci-fi, dystopia, futuristic, industrial and cyberpunk genres new and old.

Do you have a story to tell? Or do you like to take photographs of great places?
We want you, Citizen!

Bright Metallic was founded by people who love science fiction and who were drawn to Second Life, making manifest Snow Crash, Bladerunner, Dune, and many other influential works from the genre’s authors and artists.

From power suits, mechs to time portals, space penal colonies and alien hybrids, the grid has many places to explore and the ships, gear and people to do it with made by residents who also share in that vision.

We explore places that we are curious about. Eject from the normal and return shiny with crystallized hope, or dwell in the darkness of mind and deep space where we are reminded of our immortality. Point your ship toward the buoy on the horizon that extends your journey here in this metaverse, if only for a little longer.

Send a note to Mirage Plaid if you would like a piece of the action and thanks for your interest.