Category Archives: Event Announcements

2023 Winter There Games

There Winter Games (TWG) is a huge 10-day series of competitive events in There that run from February 19th – 28th. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Participants earn points for their team, and the team with the most points at the end takes home the gold medal! Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more. Whatever your interests are, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.

There Winter Games Schedule

Saturday, February 18th
Attend the Opening Ceremonies
Start Time: 6:00 pm Pacific/9:00 pm Eastern
Join the TWG Kickoff PARTY
Start Time: 6:30 pm Pacific/9:30 pm Eastern

Sunday, February 19th – Tuesday, February 28th
10-Day Competitive There Games Events

Saturday, March 4th
Attend the Closing Ceremonies
Start Time: 6:00 pm Pacific/9:00 pm Eastern
Join the tWG After Party
Start Time: 6:30 pm Pacific/9:30 pm Eastern

Everyone is invited to play and is already part of a team. The color of your name tag will tell you which team you’re on. There are 16 name tag colors. If you aren’t quite sure where you belong, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to the Winter Games Welcome Center and use the handy name tag sign. When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your name tag is and also give you a link to join your team! This is a great way to meet people and make new friends.

Annual Club Fair in There

Join a club online and make new friends in the virtual world There.com. Visit the annual Club Fair from Sunday, January 8th to Saturday, January 14th to browse teams, leagues, Neighborhood groups and social clubs looking for new recruits. Check out the different clubs on display at the annual community-wide event and sign up for club events.

To join a club in the virtual world There, first create your very own avatar here. Once you’re logged onto There, teleport over to the Club Fair at the There Fairgrounds. Travel the walkways around the Fairgrounds and visit the different types of clubs There has to offer. You’ll find signs, brochures and information on each club. Check the individual booths for upcoming Club Fair events where you can meet and interact with other club members.

If you are the leader of a club in There and would like to participate in the Club Fair, join the There Fairgrounds Development Group. Once you are part of the club, find an open Lot at the Fairgrounds to rent out. Here’s a list of the remaining available Lots. Make sure to name your Lot after your Club and schedule events for your Club inside of the Lot during the week of the fair. Use the keyword Club Fair in your event description to have your event featured on the home page.

At the end of the Club Fair, you can send an email request to There Staff to have your Lot evicted from the Fairgrounds. An Eviction will result in a pro-rated rental refund going back to your account. Please be aware if you Relinquish your own Lot, you will not receive a partial refund and the full month of rent will be taken from your account. Make sure to include your Avatar name and the doid to your Lot in your email to Staff if you’d like to be Evicted for a partial pro-rated refund.

Enjoy the Club Fair from January 8th to the 14th! Challenge yourself to sign up for at least five new to you clubs.

Miracle Pictures Movie Premiere

Join us in the virtual world There.com for the Miracle Pictures double movie feature this Saturday! Head over to the Foxy Theater at Miracle Pictures Studio to view the world premier of the new Minisode/Trailer for The Gorgon Chronicles and the blooper reel from Chapter 5.

Join the cast and crew for a fun look towards the future and into the blurry past with some rather amusing bloopers. The showing starts at 7:00 pm Pacific on Saturday, November 19th.

Also be on the look out for the premier of the Groso Gorgon Christmas Special coming next month.

Sign up for the movie premier on Saturday night in There.com!

Visit the Gorgon Chronicles Facebook page for more details about the series.

Avie Sacrifice

On the eve of every new client release in There.com, it is tradition for the Thereian Community to scale Wilson’s Peak, the tallest mountain in the Virtual World to offer up their Avatars to the There Gods in hopes for a smooth update. Join us tonight at 7:00 pm PDT/10:00 pm EST for Avie Sacrifice!

Gather on the deck with new and old friends starting at 7:00 PDT. The deck will be removed fifteen minutes after the start of the event and the party will free fall down the mountain together. Make sure to bookmark a spot at the top of Wilson’s Peak so that you can teleport back up after sliding down the mountain. There will be a second deck drop at 7:30 in case you missed the first one. If you are unable to join us for the event, you can still make an avie sacrifice on your own time and shoot yourself off the side of the mountain with one of the Avatar Slingers or hop a hoverboard and shoot through the Avie Slingshot.

The new client release is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th.

What is an Avie Sacrifice you ask? Check out this video footage Chagall filmed in There.com of a past Avie Sacrifice from 2006.

Video of Avie Sacrifice captured by Chagall.

Set Sail for Pirates Ahoy

Set t’ compass, batten down t’ hatches and hoist t’ sails for t’ high seas o’ There. All ye swashbucklin’ scallywags o’ th’ sea are invited to join us on a grand adventuaaaarrr. Durin’ t’ month o’ September, every Thereian talks and walks like a pirate durin’ our theme o’ Pirates Ahoy!

The cannons be blastin’ as th’ filthiest holiday of the year kicks off a week of debaucherous celebration in There from September 18th – 24th. We’re hankerin’ for a good ole time, and we know how t’ give it too, check out all of the Pirates Ahoy Events planned for you!

ThereCon Returns From the Great Beyond

ThereCon returns to the Virtual World There.com June 25th through July 1st. Celebrate science-fiction, the future and all things out of this world with your host Francis_7.

We are searching the great beyond for sci-fi Event Hosts to schedule fun activities during the seven-day event. Use the keywords ThereCon or TCon to schedule your out of this world activity. Hosts are welcome to schedule events in the Therriote Hotel Convention Center at Mircale Pictures Studios, at the open-hosting There Spacehood or at any of the sci-fi FunZones located on the mysterious island of Tyr.

There Designers are encouraged to create sci-fi clothing and decorations for TCon. Past Designers are welcome to relist any science-fiction or outer space costumes, props and decorations in the Auctions.

ThereCon special events are being scheduled on the Activities Page daily. More will be added as we get closer to the event. Preview the scheduled events and sign up ahead of time.

Stay tuned to the There blog for more information about ThereCon!

Last Week of Camp-A-Palooza

Camp Logo by Zayden

Travel to the last campsite tonight for the Camp-A-Palooza event in the virtual world There.com. Grab your camping gear and your best buddy and head out on the trail with the Bay Area Boat System’s head to camp event starting at Monday night 7:00 pm PDT. If you miss out on tonight’s hike to camp, you can visit the Camp-A-Palooza headquarters and access the teleport to camp at anytime during the week.

Camp Councilor KatesHappy leading the way to camp. Photo credit Pyrena_Zosime

Earn badges, prizes and a new reputation at Camp-A-Palooza. Pitch your tent, park your RV, hike the mountain trails, sing camp songs, tell spooky stories around the campfire and find the elusive BIGFOOT. Your guideline is your adventurous spirit so bring and build whatever you like. Track your earned Camp-A-Palooza badges here.

Check out the camping quests and find fun at your own leisurely pace. There’s lots of fun events coming up during the last week of camp. Don’t miss out on Camp 007 Twist and Shout buggy maze, Wake n’ Bake Camp a daily activity, Camp Roundabout Gin, Camp Bike Night Bacio Style, Camp Cards, Kate’s Kampfire Stories and Songs, Thereywood Squares Camp Edition and the CCR Camp Race. These fun camp activities and more can be found on the Activities Page. Use the keyword camp.

Club WOW will hosting the Camp-A-Palooza closing party with special guest DJ XCAL and Cindy83 pumping the jams to keep you dancing all night. Sign up for the camp blow out party Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm PDT.

Club WOW Opening Night. Photo Credit B_A_B_S

PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest Awards

Thanks to all of our PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest participants who captured photos of their puppies during the Dog Days of Summer event. The PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest winners will be announced at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th. The party and award ceremony will be held at the Paiz Puppy Park in the Virtual World There. Participants and winners do not need to be present at the party to collect their gifts and prizes.

Dog Photo Contest Categories

Best In Breed Labradors
Best In Breed Dachshunds
Best In Show
Most Photogenic
Grumpiest
Most Dapper
Furry Friends
Man’s Best Friend
Darn Dog
Curious Canine

The PAW-Parazzi photo contest allowed for a total of ten entries per participant. Each entry was reviewed by Staff and added to one of the ten contest categories. Staff then reviewed each category and picked the winning photographer. The winner of each category will be called up at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday to roll the dice for a chance at the grand prize. The photographer with the highest dice roll will win a rare dog of their choice. One of our photographers may have won more than one category and they will be given a chance to roll the dice for each category they place in.

1st Place (Top Dice Score)
-Choice of Rare Dog Chester, Irving or Santos

2nd Place (Second Highest Score)
– 2020 Dog Days of Summer Buggy

3rd Place (Third Highest Score)
-Veterinarian Office

All PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest participants will receive a Top Dog Puppy Pal prop and a dog treat from the There Pet Shop. Prizes for the 2nd and 3rd place winners will be passed out at the Puppy Photographer Party. The first place winner will need to choose which rare dog they’d like to take home and it will be deposited to their Avatar’s account within 72 hours after the end of the party. If you are unable to attend the event we will gift/deposit the prizes to your Avatar account.

Here’s a peek at a few honorable mentions from the contest. The winning dog photo category pictures will be posted in a separate winner announcement after the end of the Puppy Photographer Party. Check back on our blog to see the winning photos! 

Delight (5)

Photo submitted by Delight

B_A_B_S (1)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

BlueAnn (10)

Photo submitted by BlueAnn

Delight (3)

Photo submitted by Delight

FatJohn (1)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

B_A_B_S (9)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

Delight (9)

Photo submitted by Delight

B_A_B_S (2)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

orielle (6)

Photo submitted by Orielle

FatJohn (10)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

The PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer event in the Virtual World There.

Pupcation Postcard Awards

Thanks to all of our participants and their dogs who entered the Pupcation Postcard Photo Challenge. We received so many great photos of dogs and their owners playing and having fun throughout the different island locations in There. We are looking forward to to releasing the postcard entries a few at a time to the official There Facebook page over the next several weeks. Keep an eye out for all of the fantastic virtual vacation photos. We hope you’ll give your favorite pupcation postcards a like or a share. 

pupcationpromo

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge winners will be announced at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th. The party and award ceremony will be held at the Paiz Puppy Park in the Virtual World There. Participants and winners do not need to be present at the party to collect their gifts and prizes.

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge allowed for a total of five entries per participant. Each entry submitted was awarded a random number between 1 and 20. Scores for each entry were added together and the challenger with the most random points was chosen as the grand prize winner. We received so many fantastic postcard entries that we added prizes for first-runner up, second place and third place winners.

Grand Prize Winner
-Choice of Rare Dog Chester, Irving or Santos
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

1st Runner Up
– 2020 Dog Days of Summer Buggy
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

2nd Place
-Veterinarian Office
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

3rd Place
-Big Dog Surfboard Prop
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

All challengers will receive a PAWS For A Cause t-shirt and a dog treat from the There Pet Shop for participating. Prizes for 1st runner-up, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be passed out at the Puppy Photographer Party. The Grand Prize winner will need to choose which rare dog they’d like to take home and it will be deposited to their Avatar’s account within 72 hours after the end of the party. Top Dog Puppy Pal Props will be given out to the Grand Prize, 1st runner-up, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the party. If you are unable to attend the event we will gift/deposit the prizes to your Avatar account.

It has been great to see so many Thereians out exploring the islands with their dogs. The Pupcation Postcard Challenge created so many cute puppy pics and we can’t wait to share the best postcards to our Facebook page over the next several weeks.

Prizes for the photo challenge were awarded based on luck and not photographer skill. Here’s a small sample of the pupcation photos received during the challenge. 

BABS (3)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

FatJohn (2)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

Orielle (5)

Photo submitted by Orielle

LadyMisty (5)

Photo submitted by LadyMisty

coolnet (6)

Photo submitted by Coolnet560

RobbyBoy (3)

Photo submitted by RobbyBoy

verykerry (1)

Photo submitted by VeryKerry

Rock_Star_Dude (1)

Photo submitted by Rock_Star_Dude

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer event in the Virtual World There.

Animal Style Fashion Show

Dress your Avatar up in your favorite animal costume and hop up on the runway to win Dog Days of Summer gifts. Join other fashionistas in the Virtual World There on Sunday, July 25th at the Animal Fashion Show.

Animal Fashion Show Promo

The Animal Style Fashion Show will start at 4:00 PM Pacific on Sunday afternoon. Arrive at the event and read the rules. Change into your animal costume and walk the fashion runway when the Emcee calls your name. Emote, twirl or sit and look pretty as you tell the audience about your animal outfit of choice. As you exit the fashion stage roll the dice to be entered to win several fun animal prizes.

Models and spectators are welcome at the event. Models take a seat in the front row of the fashion stage. Spectators can cheer folks on from the second row.

Sign up for the Animal Style Fashion Show in There during the Dog Days of Summer event.