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Corran Journal Celebrates Eight Years in Metaverse
Happy Eighth Birthday Corran Journal!
The Corran Journal has been in the metaverse for eight years now.
The Emerald Village News launched on May 1, 2010 just over eight years ago. It was created, edited and published by Winter Silversmith a member of SecondLife since 2008. It began as a roleplay .jpg notecard that included a mix of fictional and real stories for the Garra Estates region of Emerald Village. The notecards were distributed directly by InstantMessages (IMs) to all subscribers.
The community of Emerald Village was a balanced mix of commercial and residents parcels and the new naming and numbering of the parcels like a real-life town appeared in this first edition. The newspaper boasted a readership of over two dozen avatars and kept local residents informed of the activities in the Emerald Village region.
When Garra Estates closed around 2012 the Emerald Village News moved to another region and rebranded as the Corran Sun. It expanded into a notecard distributed to several regions through a newspaper stand script. In mid 2012 it moved into the OpenSim metaverse to the grids of AviWorlds, AviNation and Island Oasis. It had just negotiated a substantially large multi-verse distribution agreement with a major inworld casino when, unfortunately, due to real-life financial restraints the publication was suspended in late 2012 for approximately two years.
In November 2014 it re-launched as the Corran Journal in the Great Canadian Grid with a new name, new format and solid foundation in the grid. The newspaper was the first regular publication in the grid and offered readers a mix of roleplay and grid related articles. The newspaper has gone through several changes since that time including a short term as the roleplay blog of writer Winter Silversmith specific to the regions of Manitou and Corran.
In April 2018 yet another change has re-focused the Corran Journal as a grid-wide publication opening its pages to article submissions from all members of the Great Canadian Grid. The Corran Journal celebrates its fourth year in the grid in November 2018.
The 'CJ', as it is affectionately referred to by its staff and readers began offering $Maples for articles as a means to increase coverage and readership. The first paid article appeared in May 2018, a press release on the Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute concert, that earned the writer MC$100. The publication welcomes articles from grid members, please click on the Submissions button for more information.
The Corran Journal continues to be the longest running independently owned publication in the Great Canadian Grid to this day.
Tribute To Humboldt Continues
The tribute to the Humboldt Broncos tragedy continues across New Hope, Corran and other regions across the Great Canadian Grid. Today opensim members are encouraged to wear green and gold or a hockey jersey in tribute, to the fifteen lives lost last Friday, as part of a RealLife international day of remembrance. Flags will remain at half mast in New Hope until April 23 and hockey sticks outside doors until May first. For a copy of the Humboldt hockey stick and puck please stop by the hamlet of Nowhere in the Prairie Moon region.
Tragic Accident Claims 15 Lives in Canadian Hockey Community
RPRL- "Horrible tragedy. It is a loss for not only the families and friends of the victims but for all of us across Canada. Hockey is our game and all of its players, coaches and staff are members of our extended family. My thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this terrible accident." That was the statement from Winter Silversmith's RL typist yesterday in response to the terrible accident that claimed 15 lives in a collision on Friday.
Fourteen members of the Humboldt Broncos team (Saskatchewan, Canada) died at the scene and another fourteen injured (one of whom later passed in hospital) when a semi truck collided with their bus on a highway intersection Friday on their way to a game. The tragedy has been felt across the nation of hockey fans and family members.
The City of New Hope, Corran, GCG has announced that all flags in the city will be lowered today to half mast until April 23, one day for each life lost in this accident. "We will be setting up a permanent memorial to the tragedy later this month" said Mr. Silversmith this morning.