The organizers of OSFest 2024, an annual pageant that shall be held this coming October, just lately opened voting for this yr’s theme to their Discord neighborhood. Pageant contributors can vote by reacting with a selected emoji to point their most popular theme from a collection of choices, both through the OSFest Discord server or by sending an electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting closes on January 24.
“For OSFest 2023, we took a ballot to resolve which theme we had that yr,” stated Lisa Laxton, OSFest director and founding father of the Infinite Metaverse Alliance and Laxton Consulting. “For the reason that neighborhood appreciated this method 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 contributors.”
An electronic 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 supplied to qualifying retailers and exhibitors.
Urged themes for exhibitors this yr embrace “Futurism,” “Silk Highway and Asian historical past,” “Burning Man and Woodstock expressions,” “Hypergrid neighborhood unity,” “inventive artwork and structure” or no set theme. Performers and retailers should not 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 supplied by the grid sponsors.”
OSFest organizers are additionally on the lookout for greeters, performers, artists, builders, scripters, retailers, and promoters.
“The extra volunteers we now have, the extra time we every get to spend visiting displays and shops in addition to attending occasions throughout the OSFest Grid,” Laxton stated.