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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 2023 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 event takes place over 16 days, and will include over 90 hours of live performances and have tours of exhibits and stores. The online venues 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!

Renewing the tradition, 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 organizers and the IMA admin team. 

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

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

OSFest 2023

Production Costs

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.

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Sponsor Levels

In response to offers of help with production costs, this year will include sponsor opportunities. These are not tax-deductible but have tangible marketing value for sponsors and social impact return on investments within the community because sponsors are subsidizing free parcels.

Optional banner ads are available for $3 each in rotation size 300x50. Estimated monthly targeted ad impressions are greater than or equal to 3600 at OSFest and on the website, Facebook page, and Twitter.


Marketing Value for all Sponsors

Virtual Land at OSFest

Virtual Free Standing Inserts (FSI) 

Mention on Facebook and Twitter

Ad space on OpenSimFest.com

Distribution of your content swag

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Rhodium (Rh) - $100 USD

(1 available, 24,000 Prim Budget Each)

Private Island Region
Virtual Land 65536 sqm (256x256m)
In-World Ad: (12) Large Wide FSI
Web Ad: Large Wide Web Ad

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Iridium (Ir) - $50 USD

(0 available, 3250 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 32768 sqm (256x128m)

In-World Ad: (12) Large FSI

Web Ad: Large Web Ad

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Palladium (Pd) - $24 USD

(0 available, 1500 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 16384 sqm (128x128m)
In-World Ad: (12) Medium FSI
Web Ad: Medium Web Ad

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Platinum (Pt) - $12 USD

(3 available, 660 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 8192 sqm (128x64m)

In-World Ad: (12) Small FSI

Web Ad: Small Web Ad

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Osmium (Os) - $6 USD or equivalent Gloebits

(4 available, 300 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 4096 sqm (64x64m)

In-World Ad: (12) Group FSI

Web Ad: Group Web Ad

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Ruthenium (Ru) - $3 USD or equivalent Gloebits

(24 available, 150 Prim Budget Each)

Virtual Land 2048 sqm (64x32m)
In-World Ad: (12) Banner
Web Ad: Banner Web Ad

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

Unlimited Available

In-World Ad: (12) 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 or would like a banner ad, 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

https://beyondzenlife.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550274407676

Infinite Metaverse Alliance LLC

https://downloads.infinitemetaverse.org/

https://x.com/IMATalks

Laxton Consulting, LLC

https://www.linkedin.com/company/laxton-consulting-llc/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/llaxton

Virtual Outworlding

https://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/

https://x.com/selbyevans

Virtual Vignette

https://www.kitely.com/market?store=52112187

https://x.com/VignetteVirtual

Iridium (Ir)

Bridgemere Grid

http://bridgemere.outworldz.net:8002/

https://x.com/HairyThor

Caribou Grid

https://www.caribougrid.com/

hg.caribougrid.com:16002

Luna Lunaria

https://www.facebook.com/LunariaEmporium

https://x.com/LunaLunaria1

Michael McHugh

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/mike-mchugh/ANVIL-Island

https://www.freelanced.com/williammichaelmchugh

Nynja Custom Scripts

https://catronian.jouwweb.nl/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T34nnN7AlQ

Palladium (Pd)

HG Safari

https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/

https://x.com/ThirzaEmber

Ibor Estates

https://serverrentals.space/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/668762177563096

Rosa Alekseev

https://www.facebook.com/rosa.alekseev

https://x.com/AlekseevRosa

Utopia Skye Grid

http://utopiaskye.com/

https://x.com/UtopiaSkyeGrid

Platinum (Pt)

Ada Radius

https://www.kitely.com/market?store=2040001

https://www.newmediaarts.org/

Avacon Inc

https://avacon.org/

https://x.com/avaconinc

Foxtrot Breedable Pets

https://wiki.foxtrotbreedables.com/

https://x.com/FoxtrotSL

International Space Museum

https://ismuseum.org/

https://x.com/ismuseum

Osmium (Os)

Opensimworld

https://opensimworld.com/

https://x.com/opensim_world

Sally S. Cherry, MLS(ASCP)

https://real2virtual2real.com/

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Sally-Cherry/Virtual-Laboratory-Training-and-Career-Center-VLTCC

Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC)

VBH Events

http://www.vbhevents.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-heisler-21a65135/

Indium (In)

Hairy Thor

Lisa Laxton

Marion DeGhetto

Thirza Ember

Luna Lunaria

Ada Radius

Lyr Lobo

Selby Evans

Sponsor Level images courtesy of Albedo-ukr, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

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