Delinda Dyrssen Memorial

A two day Memorial Celebration of the incredible life of Delinda Dyrssen will take place this coming weekend, Saturday 12/18 and Sunday 12/19. There will be live music, comedy, an art auction, a grand sail around Sailor's Cove on Saturday afternoon and tributes to our dear friend. I know several musicians have written songs for Delinda so you can expect to hear beautiful original music over the course of the weekend. The schedule is not entirely finalized so expect some additions and changes.

Saturday 12/18 - Sailors Cove Theater

9:00am Mason Thorne
9:30am Zachh Cale
10:00am Pmann Sands
11:00am Christopher135 Quan
11:30am Astronimus Randt (or Astronimus Galaxy) with Cellandra Zon
12:00 pm PonDman Haalan
12:30 pm Tpenta Vanalten
1:00 pm to 3:00pm Remembrance of Delinda
3:00pm Heath Elvhjem
3:30pm Skye Galaxy
4:30pm Truelie Telling
5:00pm Beth Odets & Strum Diesel
5:30pm Dexter Ihnen
6:00pm Etherian Kamaboko
6:30pm Nesto Silverfall
7:00pm Noma Falta
7:30pm OhMy Kidd
8:00pm Pato Milo
8:30pm Anek Fuchs
9:00pm Phemie Alcott

Sunday 12/19 - The Pocket

9:00am Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler
9:30am Lorin Tone
10:00am Arimo Teixeira
11:00am Frets Nirvana
12:00pm The Follow
12:30pm CraigLyons Writer
1:00pm TwinGhost Ronas
2:00pm Guitar Zane
3:00pm ZeroOne Paz
3:30pm Zak Claxton
4:00pm Phaylen Fairchild
4:30pm Lauren Weyland
5:00pm Maximillion Kleene with Cellandra Zon
5:30pm Wytchwhisper Sadofsky
6:00pm Zachh Cale
6:30pm Ande Foggarty
7:00pm Blues Heron
7:30pm Vaughan Michalak
8:00pm Freestar Tammas
8:30pm Von Johin
9:00pm Moondoggirl Moomintoog
9:30pm Kit Guardian
10:00pm Matthew Perrault
10:30pm RoseDrop Rust
11:00pm ColeMarie Soleil

We do expect the sims to be crowded so if you want a quiet place to listen you are welcome to do so at my home or at Crap Mariner's Clocktree Park If anyone else would like to stream the Memorial on their land please let me know.

Enjoy more than 30 art works graciously donated by creative friends of Delinda's for the art auction and you are encouraged to bid generously. The funds will go to KDIGO which is a charity that was near to Delinda's heart. There will be art displayed on both sims so please visit Sailor's Cove and The Pocket to enjoy the works.

One of the goals of the Memorial is to raise awareness about kidney disease and the international database for paired kidney donation that Delinda was promoting when she died so suddenly. KDIGO is a global non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients. Please visit the KDIGO webpage and read more about the organization here. If you are interested in learning about how you can give the gift of life by donating one of your kidneys please visit the US National Kidney Registry at their webpage here.

Delinda's RL family and her SL friends encourage you to consider making a Memorial donation in Delinda's name to the The National Kidney Foundation, which is part of KDIGO. If you want to make a donation I encourage you to do so via the webpage at this link

If you choose the "Memorial Gift" option Delinda's family will get a note from the Foundation. I can't think of a more lovely tribute than for them to get hundreds of notes so they know how much Delinda was loved. Please make memorial gifts for Denise Williams rather than Delinda Dyrssen. Thanks


ETA: If you want to read more about Delinda in RL from her very close family friend dbarrie go here.

My apologies for neglecting to mention that the enormous stream needed for the Memorial is being donated by Oliver Szondi of Slipstreams, who you should certainly talk to if you are in need of a stream.


Bettina Tizzy said...

Love the way this came together. Thanks to you and everyone for all the hard work!

Bettina Tizzy said...

I wonder if it would be possible to link to some of the amazing blogposts about Delinda in this post so that people who are new to her story may understand why she was so special?

Oliver Slipstreams/Szondi said...

Looks like a nice packed 42 hours of music!, Ive been working hard on the audio server, we aim to get 5000 listener capacity. From us here at slipstreams, we miss you delinda.

Cellandra said...

How is everyone putting their memorial in. For Denise Williams or for Delinda Dyrssen?