Guildelines – Merchant Shop


The SL Christmas Expo is a Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) approved Mega Event which raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here:

In addition to the Event Guidelines and the Merchant Donation Requirements, the 2016 SL Christmas Expo has specific Merchant Shop Guidelines .

Merchant Shop Guidelines

Please note that all store sizes are approximate. All merchants will be given a  footprint in the official 2016 SL Christmas Expo Merchant’s Kit, so that you can prepare for the Expo.  You have the option of choosing an indoor store or an outdoor lot area this year. Outdoor lot areas are limited and there will be no additional outdoor lots made available once they are all reserved. The Market Stalls are outdoors.

  • All content displayed at the SL Christmas Expo must be rated for general or moderate audiences. Absolutely no adult content depicted in pictures, text or demonstration models. Adult versions of rezzable content may be sold in the exhibit vendors which clearly state the items are adult in nature.
  • Temp rezzers, holo vendors, highly scripted items, announcers, or automatic group joiners or givers are not allowed at the Expo. You are allowed a regular touch group joiner or landmark/notecard giver. Please limit these to one only per shop.
  • Shop space,either indoor or out,  is “as is”. No modifications will be made. This includes texturing, resizing, or dividing.
  • Any prims used to cover the walls or floors MUST BE PHANTOM. No exceptions.
  • You are allowed to build or place structures inside your shop space, example if you wanted displays or walls. Any structure(s) MUST BE PHANTOM.  No exceptions.
  • All items and objects must be rezzed inside your actual shop space. You are not allowed to build underneath your shop or in the sky. All items that are not rezzed in their proper locations will be returned.
  • Home & Garden / Breedable MerchantsOutdoor Lot space is “as is”.  You cannot subdivide, join, or deed your lot space to your own group.
  • Home & Garden / Breedable MerchantsOutdoor Lot space packages are limited and first come first served. There will be no extra outdoor lots made available.
  • Home & Garden / Breedable MerchantsOutdoor Lot space is meant to be an outdoor setting. You are allowed to build small structures on lot space if you sell homes, gazebos, etc.  Any structure(s) walls  MUST BE PHANTOM.  No exceptions.  
  • When designing your lot space, please be mindful of other’s areas and do not encroach into an adjacent lot.
  • All lot parcels must allow free movement, do not put up high visible or invisible walls or encroachments. Smaller fences and walls are allowed.
  • Home & Garden / Breedable MerchantsThe floors of any structures or pathways you build on your lot must be unlinked from the main structure, be made phantom and extend down into the  ground (ie: through the NavMesh) at least 4m minimum. You may place an invisi prim on top of the floor but do not link it to anything.  Please ask us for assistance if you do not understand how collisions from building floors and pathways work on the SL NavMesh on the ground and how it impacts server side lag on a sim. We will be happy to explain and help you.
  • Home & Garden / Breedable MerchantsNo waterfall or water features that an avatar would walk upon unless they are able to extend down into the NavMesh at least 4m, be unlinked and be made phantom.
  • All items and objects must be rezzed inside your actual shop space. You are not allowed to build underneath your shop or in the sky. All items that are not rezzed in their proper locations will be returned.
  • All holiday decorations must be within your shop.  Displays may not extend past the inside of the shop.
  • You must follow the set prim limit for your registration level.
  • Particle machines and/or poofers are not permitted at the Expo.
  • All doorways to shops must be free and allow for the free movement in and out of the shop.
  • To control rezz rights in our group, only two other people, other than the registrant will be given rezz rights.
  • Home & Garden / Breedable Merchants Please note that terraforming is on limited case by case basis in order to not disrupt the parcels of other participants and the overall layout of the SL Christmas Expo, as well as  create collisions with the NavMesh.We must know you require terraforming permissions  at the time of registration. Requesting does not guarantee you will be able to terraform.
  • Breedable MerchantsIn order to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone and reduce server side lag, the following are required specifications for your breedables out on display regardless if they are inside a store or on an open outdoor lot.
    • Option 1 – to allow movement of any kind on the breedable, the breedable itself MUST be phantom and have no collisions (ie: scripts run off your own private server, not the SL sim server)
    • Option 2 – No movement of any kind is permitted if your breedable is not phantom and creates collisions (runs off the SL Sim server). Turn movement off on your breedable if this is the case.