International Yiff Center

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The International Yiff Center, also known as IYC, is a furry community, nightclub, and social hangout located in Linden Lab's Second Life. IYC serves as one of the social hubs for the SL furry community, welcoming all sexual orientations and also plays a role as host for major events and live entertainment.

  • Ran from/to: 28 February 2009 - present
  • Motto: "=IYC= The One - The Only - Place to Be. Sometimes interchanged with "=IYC= It’s Your Club. It’s Your Community."

Despite its name, IYC is predominantly a social based venue which offers more than just yiff activities. The IYC club sim is the core of this 4 sim community. This region can hold up to 100 residents at the same time, but is normally capped at 75 to accommodate the extra script resources fur avatars use. Genuine traffic scores are around 40,000 to 60,000 on any given day. IYC is a non-profit volunteer community.

IYC has a strong and loyal working relationship with the following community:

  • Ozzy Furocity: An Australian Steam gaming community, Ozzy Furocity now also offers US & Netherlands servers.

Mission Statement[edit]

“To provide quality entertainment, a sense of home and a sense of community for all, furry or not. To provide a place to live, laugh and party with friends. A place to hold that special someone when distance otherwise denies you. IYC is about loyalty, friendship, work ethic and skill.”

History[edit]

  • 2008 - IYC was originally launched for a brief period in 2008 by its founder, TP Fizzle.
  • 2009 - IYC was re-launched in February with Primal Snowpaw[1] becoming a co-owner soon after.
  • 2010 - IYC became soley owned by Primal with TP leaving to persue other interests.
  • 2011 - As of September 2011, IYC has 80 Staff, and over 2600 VIP Members.
  • 2012 - As of November 2012, IYC has a total of 90 Staff and over 3200 VIP Members.

Features and rules[edit]

Age rating[edit]

After almost 4 years operating under the Mature18+ region rating, IYC is now operating under the Adult Only Region Rating in keeping with the constant shift and taste of it's large community base. All IYC Sims are now operating under this rating with the exception of the residential Sim which remains an MA 18+ zone. All IYC Staff members are still required to be age-verified and as always, IYC has a strict policy of not allowing underage guests.

As with any Adult rated region you will now find adult rated activities permitted in most areas with the exception of the dance-floor, select seating areas and the vendor market areas. IYC's core purpose remains as always, which is to allow furs from all over the world to socialize and entertain in a common and familiar place.

It is always important for people to remember the Linden Labs TOS [2] which states that Second Life users below the age of 18 years are restricted to General (PG) rated regions.

Build Updates[edit]

  • September 2012

In September 2012 an updated club build was installed. Built and designed by Primal Snowpaw and with assistance from Leopard Adored with it's new mesh components, it incorporates a blend of Mesh [3], Sculpt [4] and Prim [5] building materials and has been optimized to place the least amount of strain on client viewers and Linden Labs servers.

It features a more bold display of the trademark purples and greens and incorporates sleek modern lines, lighting and curves which were previously hindered by the building options available within second life. All previous areas remain in their updated states with the exception of the Gamer Zone which will be rebuilt on the ground level in due time.

  • July 2011

In January/July 2011 a new club was added to IYC by owner Primal Snowpaw. The club features its trademark coloring of purples, blacks and greens. This facility has added old and new venues and features, such as:


  • Live DJ's and musicians
  • Main club area - Party zone
  • Lounge area - Sticky zone
  • Gamer zone - Brainy zone
  • Beach area - Chill zone

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]


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