Mahrathon 2012 @ The Velvet

Mahrathon2012_SL 8th - 9th December

Starting @ 3.48pm Saturday 8th of December, the Annual DJ event @ The Velvet , where Maht Wuyts DJ’s for 26+ hours straight to raise money for Heifer Interenational. This event will be running in RL and Second Life with guest hosts from all over SL spending an hour of their time to help keep everything jumping. We hope that you can join in on the fun on the 8th or 9th or just stop by and donate, all amounts are appreciated.
 
Guest Hosts :
Alicia Chenaux
BabyChampagne Sass
Caelan Hancroft
Cajsa Lilliehook
Callie Cline
Harlow Heslop
Harper Beresford
Lolotehe Menoptra
Samara Barzane
Sasy Scarborough
Tristan Elan
Whimsy Winx
As well as the wonderful staff of The Velvet
 
(if you are interested in hosting an hour, please contact Cajsa Lilliehook or Sasy Scarborough)
Press Release : 

Marathon DJ Event in Second Life and Real Life Raises Funds for Heifer International

Chicago, IL & The Velvet, Second Life, December 8 & 9, 2012 – What began as a joke 4 years ago has grown into a successful annual fundraiser for Heifer International. A conversation about who had spun the longest set inspired Maht Wuyts of The Velvet, one of Second Life’s® oldest clubs, to attempt a 26.2 hour DJ marathon, called the Mahrathon, a joking reference to his first name.

The first Mahrathon raised around $500 from tips donated by people coming to the club. Last year, for the third Mahrathon, he arranged to DJ at the Star Lounge, a Chicago coffeehouse while spinning at The Velvet, raising funds in both worlds and raised over $1500. This year his goal is $2000.

The Mahrathon starts at 3:48 on Saturday, December 8th and continues until 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 9th. The odd starting time is necessary for the official 26.2 hours that makes this a marathon, or Mahrathon to be precise.

In SL, Wuyts is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of music and his vast collection that he mines for unusual and eclectic sets. Over the last year, he has done a weekly set of music from 1960 to 2012, presenting the best music of each year week after week. Anyone attending the Mahrathon for its entirety would be happy to know there will be no repeats.

Other Coverage:
Dec 5, 2011 Chicago DJ Plays for More Than a Day Straight to Help Charity: http://www.roadreadycases.com/blog/?p=11773
Dec 3, 2011 A Short Interview with a Marathon DJ:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2011/12/03/a-short-interview-with-a-marathon-dj

External Links:
Heifer International: http://heifer.org
Star Lounge Mahrathon Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445455348824880/

Promotional Flyer:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxP76X2KPGQFcEVuelNXdGN3N2s

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