Vanish Avatar has lived in Second Life since 2007 and in OpenSim since 2009. Vanish creates items, writes tutorials, does talks, manages communities, and runs his own grids. Vanish also has his own opinions. Ask him and he'll tell you all about them. He is also a singer, guitarist and songwriter. He's been writing songs for 15 years and has released 4 albums.
Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business and of the Hyperica directory of hypergrid destinations. She has been a war correspondent, ran a news bureau in Shanghai, and covered business and technology for national magazines for over 15 years -- but the emerging metaverse is the most exciting thing she's ever covered.