Next Up Events by BellaTECH – Creator’s Guide

Those wishing to participate in our Next Up Vendor Events must adhere to our Creator’s guide as described below; this includes following all theme requirements, completing the creators checklist and meeting all deadlines. Brands that fail to meet these requirements will not be allowed to participate in the events and risk being permanently removed from our line-up. Participation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable so it is in the best interest of each Creator to take the time to carefully read through the guide in its entirety and refer back to it during event setup.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • New Releases Only! Our events do not allow older pre-released items.
  • All necessary scripts will be provided by BellaTECH to the Creators for use at the event. No outside vendor scripts are permitted.
  • Items released at our events must remain exclusive to the event for the duration. After the event has ended they may be listed elsewhere.
  • Once an event has ended we ask that Creators maintain the same item permissions and sales format as when it was originally released.

NEXT UP VENDOR – Item Requirements

  • All items placed into the Next Up Vendors must have “No Copy, Yes Transfer” permissions
  • All items must be clearly numbered. This will allow shoppers to quickly identify the item available on the provided key.
    Example: 01 Pink Skirt, 02 Rainbow Skirt RARE, 03 Black Skirt
  • Item names may not be more than 48 characters including spaces. This is to ensure that the item names are properly shown on the dynamic text display.
  • All items must be classed as either “common” or “rare”. We do not support “ultra-rare” items at the events.
  • If an item is to be classed as rare by the vendor it must have the word “RARE” added to the end of the items name.
    Example: 02 Rainbow Skirt RARE
  • We are unable to accomodate “body type” vendors at the events. If an item includes multiple body types these should be packaged together.
    Due to the legal requirements imposed by Linden Labs the currently available item’s names must now be displayed as part of the vendor and shoppers must be guaranteed to receive the item displayed. In order to ensure this happens vendors “lock” to a single individual for 30 seconds. While this ensures that no regulations are broken it does present a problem to the flow of the overall event. A popular machine could easily be bottlenecked resulting in angry shoppers. To help avoid this issue each booth at the event will include 3 identical Next Up Vendors allowing up to 3 active shoppers at any given time. Having 3 identical Next Up Vendors per body type could result in as many as 18 vendors per booth. For this reason it is impractical to run multiple vendors for different body types. Therefore body types will need to be packaged together.

NEXT UP VENDOR – Image Requirements

  • Due to the legal requirements imposed by Linden Labs each Next Up Vendor must display a detailed ad image that includes a clearly labeled item key displaying the items number and name. 
  • Ad images must be 1024 x 1024 and submitted in PNG or JPEG format.

NEXT UP VENDOR – Fatpack Requirements

  • For each Next Up Vendor set we require a “Yes Copy, No Transfer” Fatpack be made available for customers that do not wish to buy the no copy versions through the machine.  To avoid devaluing the items in your Next Up we recommend pricing at L$200 per common and L$400 per rare in the set; however the pricing of these Fatpacks is left up to the discretion of the Creators.

Next Up Event Themes

To keep things interesting for both our shoppers and Creators the Next Up Events lineup offers a variety of themes with most events only occuring once per year. This format gives shoppers something new and fun to look forward to and helps to inspire our Creators to step outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves in new and imaginative ways. 

The Secret Garden

Seasonally Themed Quarterly Event
February – May – August – November

Our flagship event! The theme for Secret Garden matches the current season. This event allows for the most freedom on themeing. Items need to only very loosely fit the themes as stated below.

February Theme – Love is the air! Valentines Day Themed

May Theme – May Day! Late Spring & Early Summer Themed

August – Celebrate the end of Summer & back to school!

November – Autumn Harvest & Celebrate the end of fall!

Harajuku Box

Japanese Themed Yearly Event
April 1st – 30th Every Year

Inspired by the colorful fashion of the Harajuku District, the fantastical world of Anime and the ever innovative pop culture of Japan. The Harajuku Box event offers vibrant fashion, decor and collectibles galore!

Acceptable Themes: Sets inspired by Japanese Pop culture, the Harajuku District, Japanese Architecture, Kawaii, Anime, Manga and all related artforms, Japanese Traditions and Culture. 

We have created a Pinterest Mood Board designed to help inspire our Creators as they work on their sets!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

NerdCON

Comicon Themed Yearly Event
July 1st – 31st Every Year

Delve into the dynamic world of Comics, Pop Culture and Fantasy at this year’s NerdCON! Discover exciting new outfits, decor, collectibles and more all with fun funky themes inspired by the comics, films and books you love!

Acceptable Themes: Comics, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Television, Books, Horror, Anime, Manga, Games and anything else related to Pop Culture and Entertainment.

We have created a Pinterest Mood Board designed to help inspire our Creators as they work on their sets!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Age of Avalon

Medieval Themed Yearly Event
September 1st – 30th Every Year

Enter through the castle gates and explore the Queens court! Discover intricate fashion, ornate furnishings and collectibles fit for royalty! The Age of Avalon is here to enthrall you every Autumn with items inspired by the lore and legends of the middle ages!

Acceptable Themes: Medieval, Camelot, Castles, Fantasy, Tolkien, Fairies, Elves, Wizards, Witches, Gorean related items, any period related items, anything related to myths and tales of the period, Dragons, Mermaids, Nymphs etc.

We have created a Pinterest Mood Board designed to help inspire our Creators as they work on their sets!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

The Halloween SPOOKtacular

Halloween Themed Yearly Event
October 1st – 31st Every Year

Enter if you dare but shopper beware you are in for a frightening good time! Join us in the haunted forest every October for our Halloween SPOOKtacular where you will discoverr tricks and treats guaranteed to delight every member of the family!

Acceptable Themes: Any and everything Halloween! Costumes, Pumpkins, Witches, Bats, Spiders, Black Cats, Ghosts, Goblins, Mummys, Vampires, Haunted Houses, Werewolves, Zombies, Jack-o-laterns, Face painting etc.

We have created a Pinterest Mood Board designed to help inspire our Creators as they work on their sets!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

The Yuletide Market

Holiday Themed Yearly Event
December 1st – 31st Every Year

Celebrate the season of giving and find that special gift for every member of the family at the Yuletide Market! As you shop be sure to take time to enjoy our family friendly games, grab a hot chocolate and keep an eye out for Santa and his elves and his hungry reindeer! 

Acceptable Themes: Any and everything related to the Holiday season! Christmas, Santa, Snowmen, elves, reindeer, presents, mistletoe, hot chocolate, Candy Canes, menorahs, Hanukkah, cookies etc. 

We have created a Pinterest Mood Board designed to help inspire our Creators as they work on their sets!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Next Up Events Schedule

In order to ensure that our events run as smoothly as possible we have created a simple and straight forward schedule that all participants are expected to follow. Those who fail to meet the deadlines as described below will be removed from the current round. If a brand consistently misses deadlines they will be removed from our Creator group altogether and no longer be able to participate in any of our events.  For this reason we encourage everyone to carefully read over the dates and times provided below and to refer back to the schedule as needed. 

January Schedule

Active Event:
NONE

Event Setting Up:
The Secret Garden

Setup Opens:
25th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
29th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
31st @ 10AM SLT

February Schedule

Active Event:
The Secret Garden

Event Setting Up:
NONE

Setup Opens:
N/A

Setup Ends:
N/A

Extentions Deadline:
N/A

March Schedule

Active Event:
NONE

Event Setting Up:
Harajuku Box

Setup Opens:
25th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
29th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
31st @ 10AM SLT

April Schedule

Active Event:
Harajuku Box

Event Setting Up:
The Secret Garden

Setup Opens:
24th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
28th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
30th @ 10AM SLT

May Schedule

Active Event:
The Secret Garden

Event Setting Up:
NONE

Setup Opens:
N/A

Setup Ends:
N/A

Extentions Deadline:
N/A

June Schedule

Active Event:
NONE

Event Setting Up:
NerdCON

Setup Opens:
24th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
28th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
30th @ 10AM SLT

July Schedule

Active Event:
NerdCON

Event Setting Up:
The Secret Garden

Setup Opens:
25th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
29th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
31st @ 10AM SLT

August Schedule

Active Event:
The Secret Garden

Event Setting Up:
Age of Avalon

Setup Opens:
25th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
29th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
31st @ 10AM SLT

September Schedule

Active Event:
Age of Avalon

Event Setting Up:
The Halloween SPOOKtacular

Setup Opens:
24th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
28th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
30th @ 10AM SLT

October Schedule

Active Event:
The Halloween SPOOKtacular

Event Setting Up:
The Secret Garden

Setup Opens:
25th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
29th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
31st @ 10AM SLT

November Schedule

Active Event:
The Secret Garden

Event Setting Up:
The Yuletide Market

Setup Opens:
24th @ 10AM SLT

Setup Ends:
28th @ 10AM SLT

Extentions Deadline:
30th @ 10AM SLT

December Schedule

Active Event:
The Yuletide Market

Event Setting Up:
NONE

Setup Opens:
N/A

Setup Ends:
N/A

Extentions Deadline:
N/A