The Iditarod is a huge event here in Alaska and the race kicked off this year just a couple of days ago on 01 March. The race was also commemorated in Second Life with a Virtual Iditarod. I wasn’t able to log onto over the weekend to attend the event, but Anchorage’s own Aliza Sherman was there and wrote about the experience for SLNN and on her own blog.
I’m curious to see what sort of activities they have planned for the end of the race. The event as a whole didn’t seemed to be hyped up very much (in SL), but now that I know what’s going on I’m sure I know of a few University folks with SL accounts that will want to stop in and see the sim, particularly if the Anchorage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has something bigger planned.
If nothing else, I’ll at least go back and donate some Linden Dollars to the ACVB. I saw that the proceeds from the dog sled sale go to them, but I didn’t see a place to leave any larger donations. Maybe I’ll just have a lot of sleds in my inventory for a bit.