The annual OpenSimulator Competition, referred to as OSFest, takes place September 15 by September 30 contained in the OSFest digital world grid. The sixteen-day occasion options reside music, displays, talks, excursions, social areas, and purchasing for attendees throughout the Hypergrid metaverse.
This yr’s OSFest affords 94 hours of non-music occasions at free, themed displays, service provider shops, and sponsor displays in addition to 98 hours of reside music performances throughout 4 phases.
Contributors can discover themed exhibit builds, store service provider shops with particular offers, and socialize at events and dance occasions. There isn’t any cost to attend OSFest.
To attend OSFest 2023, customers merely want an account on any hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grid and use the map to teleport over. The hypergrid tackle is grid.opensimfest.com:8002:hg-welcome.
“We’re excited to welcome the prolonged metaverse neighborhood and hypergrid vacationers to this yr’s OSFest,” stated lead organizer Shelenn Ayres. “It’s an immersive technique to join, have enjoyable, and expertise the breadth of creativity in digital worlds.”
The occasion builds on the success of earlier OSFests held yearly since 2017. Annually, displays, phases, and infrastructure are created anew by volunteers. OSFest additionally depends on contributions from sponsors to cowl primary internet hosting prices for the free occasion.
Main sponsors this yr embody Beyond Zen Life, Virtual Outworlding, Infinite Metaverse Alliance, Laxton Consulting, Virtual Vignette, and Wolf Territories Grid, amongst many others. The full list of sponsors is here.
“The generosity of sponsors and energy of volunteers is what retains OSFest going yearly,” Ayres stated.
The total schedule, performer lineup, and interactive OSFest portal with data on all displays, displays, and actions may be discovered at OpenSimFest.com.
Organizers advocate choosing up a landmark field after arriving to assist navigate the sprawling areas. With a theme of “Jazz By way of the Ages,” costumes matching 1860s to Seventies types are inspired however not required.