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Call for Sponsors

OSFest is a free virtual community celebration - unaffiliated with any particular virtual world grid's community of users. It only exists for a short time, with all content destroyed then created anew each year.

About the Festival

OSFest is an all-volunteer, community effort with a limited number of free virtual land parcels for exhibitors and merchants. Per the terms, exhibits are welcome from community members and merchants of any virtual world grid running OpenSimulator or derivative software agreeing to the Terms of Service. To honor the spirit of the Fest, competing technologies will not be allowed in virtual exhibits and stores.

The online venue for OSFest 2024 is hosted by Infinite Metaverse Alliance® (IMA) and sponsored by Laxton Consulting, LLC, which is part owner of IMA. IMA is a for-profit company that provides research, development, and philanthropy for virtual world technology communities. Laxton Consulting, LLC is a for-profit company specializing in modeling, simulation, analysis, and education.

The live events take place over 17 days, and include live performances plus tours of exhibits and stores. The online venues typically encompass over four square kilometers of virtual land full of creative community exhibits and merchant stores, as well as donated and sponsored content.  

About the Avatars

In 2020, OpenSim Fest had 600 attendees from all around the Hypergrid, and was canceled in 2021. At OSFest 2022, records were broken with 800 unique visitors alone from 158 grids. At OSFest 2023, over 500 unique visitors were seen during the first week! 

Renewing the tradition thanks to sponsors, attendance is 100% free, and the grid will be accessible via the Hypergrid. While content should be similar to a moderate PG rating in public venues, all attendees must be 18 years of age or older since the grid is comprised of user-generated content that may at times be unmoderated.

About the Volunteers

OSFest involves a team volunteering around 1000 hours in the roles of greeters and leaders as well as hosts/hostesses and performers for live events.

An additional estimated 1000 hours are donated by volunteer directors and the IMA administrator team. 

Check-in with the Volunteer Director or Events Director on our Discord Server if you would like to volunteer!  

Infinite Metaverse Alliance® is a registered U.S. Trademark.

OSFest 2024

Production Costs

Funds are needed for unaffiliated dedicated hosting of website, live events, open source software running grid and regions, associated databases and files, web UX, and other services. Costs rise each year unfortunately. Our projected costs are TBD.

Sponsor Levels

Sponsor funds are not tax-deductible but have tangible marketing value for sponsors. They also provide social impact return on investments within the community because sponsors are subsidizing free parcels.

Marketing Value for all Sponsors

Virtual Land at OSFest

Virtual Free Standing Inserts (FSI) 

Social Media promotion

Ad space on

Distribution of your content swag


Rhodium (Rh) - $100 USD

(4 available, 20928 Prim Budget Each)

Private Island Region
Virtual Land 65536 sqm (256x256m) or VAR (up to 1280x1280m)
In-World Ad: Large Wide FSI
Web Ad: Large Wide Web Ad


Iridium (Ir) - $50 USD

(8 available, 10368 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 29760 sqm (248x120m)

In-World Ad: Large FSI

Web Ad: Large Web Ad


Palladium (Pd) - $24 USD

(4 available, 5136 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 14400 sqm (120x120m)
In-World Ad: Medium FSI
Web Ad: Medium Web Ad


Platinum (Pt) - $12 USD

(4 available, 2544 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 7200 sqm (120x60m)

In-World Ad: Small FSI

Web Ad: Small Web Ad


Osmium (Os) - $6 USD or equivalent Gloebits

(4 available, 1260 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 3600 sqm (60x60m)

In-World Ad: Group FSI

Web Ad: Group Web Ad


Ruthenium (Ru) - $3 USD or equivalent Gloebits

(38 available, 600 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 1680 sqm (60x28m)
In-World Ad: Banner
Web Ad: Web Ad


Indium (In) - Any Amount in USD or equivalent Gloebits if less than $6 USD

Unlimited Available

In-World Ad: Donor List
Web Ad: Donor List

Any excess sponsor funds greater than production costs will be used for performer stipends, distributed evenly per shift because performers are signing up for tips only and may perform more than once.

If you are interested in sponsoring at any level, please complete and submit the Sponsor Signup form or contact Shelenn Ayres on the OSFest Discord server for more details.

OSFest Sponsor Links
Rhodium (Rh)

Beyond Zen Life

Infinite Metaverse Alliance LLC

Laxton Consulting, LLC

Virtual Outworlding

Virtual Vignette

Iridium (Ir)

Bridgemere Grid

Caribou Grid

Michael McHugh

Nynja Custom Scripts

Palladium (Pd)

HG Safari

Ibor Estates

Rosa Alekseev

Utopia Skye Grid

Platinum (Pt)

Ada Radius

Avacon Inc

International Space Museum

Osmium (Os)


Sally S. Cherry, MLS(ASCP)

Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC)

VBH Events

Indium (In)

Hairy Thor

Lisa Laxton

Marion DeGhetto

Thirza Ember

Ada Radius

Lyr Lobo

Selby Evans

Sponsor Level images courtesy of Albedo-ukr, CC BY-SA 2.5 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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