The organizers of OSFest 2024, an annual pageant that will likely be held this coming October, not too long ago opened voting for this yr’s theme to their Discord neighborhood. Pageant members can vote by reacting with a particular emoji to point their most popular theme from a number of choices, both through the OSFest Discord server or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting closes on January 24.
“For OSFest 2023, we took a ballot to determine which theme we had that yr,” stated Lisa Laxton, OSFest director and founding father of the Infinite Metaverse Alliance and Laxton Consulting. “Because the neighborhood preferred this strategy giving them a voice for this hypergrid neighborhood occasion, we’re doing it once more for OSFest 2024 however early within the planning based mostly on suggestions from final yr’s members.”
An e-mail announcement went out this month with particulars on the festival dates from October 4 to October 20 and welcoming retailers, exhibitors and performers to participate. The pageant takes place on the OSFest Grid, with some free land parcels offered to qualifying retailers and exhibitors.
Recommended themes for exhibitors this yr embody “Futurism,” “Silk Highway and Asian historical past,” “Burning Man and Woodstock expressions,” “Hypergrid neighborhood unity,” “artistic artwork and structure” or no set theme. Performers and retailers will not be required to comply with the chosen theme.
“Individuals requested for an extended lead time and theme to allow them to plan and create their builds months earlier than the grid is open for them to switch builds from their residence grids,” Laxton stated.
Organizers plan to permit voting till January 24 earlier than deciding on this yr’s official theme.
“For 2 full weeks, together with weekends, we’ll have music, dance, artwork, and service provider expos in a single place,” stated Laxton. “That is an all volunteer effort with a restricted variety of free parcels for exhibitors and retailers offered by the grid sponsors.”
OSFest organizers are additionally in search of greeters, performers, artists, builders, scripters, retailers, and promoters.
“The extra volunteers we have now, the extra time we every get to spend visiting displays and shops in addition to attending occasions throughout the OSFest Grid,” Laxton stated.