If virtual world Second Life was a country, and some of us think it is, then Halloween would certainly be its national holiday. I know there will be some who’ll disagree, but you don’t have to be around SL for long to discover the inner pagan lurking inside as All Hallow’s Evening draws near. Sure, it’s mostly about dressing up as witches, vampires, ghouls and even superheroes, but it’s also about parties and building haunted houses, even entire frightening regions.
For hardcore party goers, like yours truly, Halloween actually began over two weeks ago in Second Life, maybe even earlier. I say that because I attended my first costume party back then and have found all kinds of other Halloween activities since. In a few hours, Halloween partying will reach its climax as the official witchy night closes in. So, this is the perfect time to get in the mood for some inworld adventure.
I’ve only attended a half-dozen events so far this Halloween; admittedly, down from my record ten parties a couple of years back. But in Second Life, the clock is only approaching noon, so lots of time for this night of fright.