Corona Cay, A Wonderful Community

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a little while, and now seems like a great time to get this out there.

Corona Cay has been my home for the past few months, and it has been an absolutely wonderful place to live. We have a tight-knit, creative community consisting of artists, bloggers, podcasters and musicians. The island itself is a beautiful network of several ‘mini islands’ situated around the central hub of our island- Destination Station.

Corona Cay Overview

Corona Cay Overview

Right now, there are five plots available on Corona Cay. Because of the design of the island, every plot has an ocean view on at least two sides. The parcels cost only $3000L per month to rent, and support 351 prims. Two of the available plots happen to be next to each other, so you have the option to buy both of them, doubling your parcel size and increasing the prim count to 700.

The community on Corona Cay is very social and active. We have weekly events such as live podcast recordings at the SLPodcast.net studios, fishing tournaments, car races on our speedway, and general gatherings around the Destination Station where we just chat and hang out. Since Corona Cay is home to Destination Station, we get a good amount of traffic through the area. Destination Station is a hub containing a collection of some of the best places to explore, in SL.

Because we get so many visitors and new residents of SL coming to our island, all of our builds at ground level are considered to be “open house”, and are open to the public to be explored and enjoyed. Because of this, we try to make all of our builds at ground level beautiful, visually interesting, entertaining, or interactive. For those of us that do require privacy, our skyboxes are considered to be private and off limits, except by invitation. Security orbs at ground level are not allowed, as we WANT visitors to the island to be able to explore and enjoy everything on the island. But security orbs in skyboxes are permitted. Ban lines of course, are prohibited.

Corona Cay offers several great amenities.

Corona Speedway. The Corona Speedway track circles the entire island. There are public cars available next to the Destination Station, that you can use to race your friends, or just drive around the island.

Destination Station. A collection of the best places we have found, to explore in SL. Each destination is hand selected or recommended to us. Click on any panel in the Station to open the world map, and teleport to that location.

SLPN Live Events. Many podcasts on the Second Life Podcast Network record live shows at the SLPN Studio. The recordings are open to the public, and there is audience seating. Podmafia records every Tuesday morning at 7am SLT. Coronaverse records most Saturday evenings at 5pm SLT. On occassion, we also have special events like our Corona Cay Speedway Series, Sunday Night Knockout boxing event, and Katana Tournaments.

7Seas Fishing. We have a very nice dock set up next to the Destination Station for 7Seas Fishing, and sometimes we hold fishing tournaments there.

Coronaverse. Residents of Corona Cay host a weekly podcast, where we gather and talk about the latest events in Second Life. We record most Saturday evenings, and residents of Corona Cay are invited to either participate, or just sit back and listen. http://slpodcast.net/shows/variety/coronaverse/

Public Space Crafts. Parked outside the Primagination building, right next to the SLPN Studios. Island owner Itazura Radio has made his spaceships available to the public. The spaceships will fit several avatars, and have a weapons system so you can have laser battles in the sky.

Sounds interesting, so far? Here are the available plots:

Plots #2 and #3

Plots #2 and #3

Plots #2 and 3- View two

Plots #2 and 3- View two

These two open plots are situated next to each other. You have the option of renting both plots for $6000/month and 700 prims, if you would like a larger space. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Corona%20Cay/31/32/31

Neighbor: Radar Masukami

Plot #8

Plot #8

Plot #8, View two

Plot #8, View two

$3000L/month, 351 prims. Neighbors: Anima Zabaleta and Stuart Warf  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Corona%20Cay/42/232/29

Plot #11

Plot #11

Plot #11, View Two

Plot #11, View Two

$3000L/Month, 351 Prims. Neighbor: Danny Dwyer http://slurl.com/secondlife/Corona%20Cay/141/231/28

Plot WWW

Plot WWW

Plot WWW, View Two

Plot WWW, View Two

$3000L/Month. 351 Prims. Neighbors: Jesta Noonan and Arri Gaffer. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Corona%20Cay/219/112/28

If you are interested in renting any of these plots, buy the land for $1L and then find the large boulder on the parcel that has white hovertext over it. Touch the boulder to be teleported to the rental office. Pay the rental ball for your parcel, and you are all set! Warning: You have not rented the land until you pay the green rental ball.

Rental Office

Rental Office

Who Lives On Corona Cay?

Itazura Radio

Itazura Radio

Meet your new landlord. Owner of Corona Cay. Talented Scripter, builder, podcaster.  Formerly Abnor Mole. Itazura/Abnor Mole hepled build much of the content in Zindra as well as the Linden Roads Routes 7 and 8. Producer/host of the Rezzed And Confused Podcast. Itazura built Corona Cay from the ground up, and nearly everything on it.

Radar Masukami

Radar Masukami

“Get off my lawn! And get your damn cat out of here!” Radars bark is worse than his bite. Self-proclaimed grouch, but one of the best friends I’ve made in a long time. Radar used to produce and host the SL Under The Radar podcast. Occassionally appears on Coronaverse.

Anima Zabaleta.

Unfortunately, no picture available. Anima doesn’t get in world very often. But when she does, she is a sweet person and a good friend to have.

Stuart Warf

Stuart Warf

CEO of SLPN. Stuart Warf joined the podcasting community in Second Life together, creating the Second Life Podcast Network. (SLPodcast.net). Stuart is the host and producer of several podcasts, including Podmafia, Building With Warf, Coronaverse, and MetaNews Daily. He is in charge of organizing many of the Corona Cay events.

Danny Dwyer

Danny Dwyer

Danny is like the social butterfly of the island. He loves having people drop by his house for a drink and a chat, and can often be found hanging around the Destination Station, or wherever else people happen to be gathered. You will often hear him appearing in the Coronaverse podcast.

Nika Dreamscape

Nika Dreamscape

If you’re reading this, you know who I am. Blogger, artist, podcaster, yadda yadda. I’m most usually working up in my skybox, but on Saturday nights I love hanging out in the Destination Station with everyone else.

Keeme Brown

Keeme Brown

Keeme is without a doubt, the funniest person I’ve ever met, and my best friend. He’s full of ideas and creativity, and will be the first person to come up and introduce himself to anyone he comes across. For almost a year, we hosted the Diamonds and Rust podcast together. Keeme has his own blog at Keeme.com. And his podcast, Keemecast, can be found by searching iTunes.

Jesta Noonan

Jesta Noonan

Jesta is one of our local musicians. He did the theme song for the Coronaverse podcast. Because of the time difference, I’ve only actually seen Jesta in world a few times, but he has always been very friendly. His work and other links can be found at  http://www.jesta.co.uk

Arri Gaffer

Arri Gaffer

Because of work, Arri isn’t able to get in SL too often, but its always fun to have a chat with him, when he is around. Arri’s talents include building in SL, and independant film production.

Podcast Pickles

Podcast Pickles

Podcast Pickles, AKA Gary Leland was the original owner of Corona Cay, back when it was known as Podcast Island. Gary is the owner of the podcasting directory, http://podcastpickle.com/ He does not get in world very often, but is a great person to know, if you ever run into him. Also the owner of http://www.softballjunk.com/

Taylor Dannick

Taylor Dannick

Taylor is a content creator, and owner of Dannick Garden Supply.  She is also involved in Graphic arts/design. Fine arts and acrylic art and photography.

Bluesmoke Hextall

Bluesmoke Hextall

Bluesmoke Hextall, aka Guy David is our other resident musician. He is also a podcaster, digital artist and writer. You can see his art in world at his gallery space on Corona Cay, and his music and podcast work is available on http://www.guydavid.com/ Some of Bluesmoke’s music can be heard on 100 Word Stories podcast, and Podmafia Podcast.

Rezzednecks

Rezzednecks

Forest, Cooter and JuanBuford Weezles. The Rezzednecks are the starring characters of the Rezzednecks podcast. Soon to be entering its 2nd season. The Rezzednecks are played by Radar, Itazura and Keeme.

So, now you have gotten the full tour of Corona Cay, and met the residents. If you would like to join our community, please visit the island and click on the rental ball to purchase. Or, IM Itazura Radio if you have any further questions.

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~ by Nika Dreamscape on June 14, 2009.

3 Responses to “Corona Cay, A Wonderful Community”

  1. I think I need to gift you with some Corona!

  2. Great post, Nika! I love being the social butterfly, now I even have social butterfly wings! Thunderclap, you can gift us with some Corona by renting a plot and making your creative self known.

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