Category Archives: SL News Alert
Rodvik Humble who is CEO of Linden Lab today came inworld for about half an hour to hang out with SL residents in the Weston region in Bay City. A large crowd formed around Rodvik within minutes and had a interesting discussion. The reason that Rodvik Humble came inworld will be revealed soon. Wooooot!!!!
Rodvik Humble also went to visit the 1920′s Berlin project this week in Second Life. See details here!. It’s good that Rodvik is visiting places again in Second Life and hopefully this trend will continue.
Today is media and bloggers day for Home and Garden Expo 2013 in Second Life which goes on for 24 hours starting from 12pm SLT today. Many SL bloggers including myself will be exploring the sims and taking many snapshots.
This year there are “100 exhibitors showcasing the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interiors products on 8 sims, 30 breedables exhibitors on 2 sims and 1 sim with a full entertainment schedule and market stalls”. The Home and Garden Expo helps to raise funds and awareness for RFL/American Cancer Society.
The 6th Annual Home & Garden Expo – May 24th thru June 2nd. The Expo features all areas of home and land decor in SL. Returning for its 2nd season visit the BREEDABLES FAIR, too! Both in support of Relay For Life!
Home and Garden Expo 2013 opens at 12pm SLT on Friday 24th May 2013.
Home & Garden Expo 2013 SLURLS
Home Expo 1: Sponsored By: Roawenwood
Home Expo 2: Sponsored By: Cheeky Pea
Home Expo 3: Sponsored By: Park Place Home Décor
Home Expo 4: Sponsored By: Stonewood Homes
Home Expo 5: Sponsored By: Galland Homes
Home Expo 6: Sponsored By: Prim Perfect Magazine
Home Expo 7: Sponsored By: PRIME
Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Home & Garden Market
Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Wonderful World of Meeroos
Breedables Fair 1
Breedables Fair 2
American Cancer Society
Sneak preview of Home and Garden Expo 2013
More snapshots will be posted on my SL Flickr stream and my SL web profile feed.
According to the SL10B Community Celebration Blog applications have now closed for the resident run event and now the process starts on sorting through all of the applications. Acceptance notifications will be sent out in the coming days so keep checking IMS/emails.
It’s good to know there is still large support and excitement for the 10th SL birthday this year. There are now 25 days until the grand opening of SL10B Community Celebration takes place. It’s almost here!!!
Number of applications received for SL10B
- Over 500 exhibitor applications
- Over 470 performer applications
- Over 350 volunteer applications
Upcoming Dates for SL10B
- Sims open to exhibitors on 26th May 2013 – plots have 269 prims this year!
- Grand Opening on 16th June 2013
- Second Life officially turns ten years old on 23rd June 2013
- Final day of performances on 23rd June 2013
- Sims close on 29th June 2013
- Builds returned on 1st July 2013
Photo Contest for SL10B
- Deadline for contest is 6th June 2013
- Enter the photo contest here
- SL10B Website: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
- SL10B Twitter page: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
- SL10B Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SL10B/561781090521311/
- SL10B Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/slcommunitycelebration/
- SL10B Google+
If you have any questions or concerns etc about the resident run SL10B Community Celebration, please visit the Staff page.
New details have been released from AvaCon about the 1st annual OpenSim Community Conference which will be held on 7th-8th September 2013. Apparently it will include keynote speakers, presentations and topic based panels. This conference is open to opensim developers, admins, users of all opensim grids. The conference will be free to attend and registration for the event will be free on a first come served basis.
The Overte Foundation and AvaCon are pleased to announce the first annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013, to take place on the OpenSimulator Conference Center grid on September 7 – 8, 2013. The OpenSimulator Community Conference will be a celebration of the platform and of the large and varied community using and creating it. It will feature two days of keynote speakers, presentations and panels on different topics, and an expo area to showcase community activities and projects.
The conference will be held in OpenSim and it’s expected there will be around 150-200 attendees during the conference. The conference will be live streamed on UStream which sounds good if you can’t attend inworld. Hypergrid will be enabled and there will be a chance to move between different opensim grids during social hours.
Tickets for the conference will be free during June 2013 and the aim is to reach 200 users in total. It’s a first come first served basis process and registrations open on 17th June 2013. Wooooot!!!!
Volunteers sign up here
Speakers sign up here!
Sponsors apply here!
This sounds very exciting indeed for OpenSim users and its going to be interesting learn more at the conference about OpenSim. A historical first and most likely if it goes to plan there will be many more in the near future.
Today (19th May) marks five years since Linden Lab introduced the Bay City regions on the Main Grid back in May 2008. Today is another big milestone for Bay City community and this historical occasion will be awesome. It’s time to come together and celebrate 5 fantastic years of Bay City.
Bay City 5th Anniversary Event Schedule:
- Parade staging starts at 12pm SLT at Bay City – Harwich bandshell
- Parade starts at 12:30pm SLT
- Parade ends at North Channel at 1:20pm SLT
- Live music starts from 1:30pm SLT to 4:30pm SLT
- Performers: GoSpeed Racer and three great live acts
- 4:50pm SLT – End of coverage
- 4:40pm SLT - Conga dancing takes place
- 4:30pm SLT – Fireworks are being set off to mark a very successful event today in Bay City
- 4:20pm SLT – A new group notice has just been sent out
Thank you to everyone who made out anniversary such a success! Our performers, our parade block captains, Ever for work above and beyond. Those who tossed into the hat to provide some great performers, and all our marchers, viewers,and partiers. Thanks for making Bay City’s fifth so great!
- **2pm** SLT – Over 40 avatars in North Channel all dancing to the LIVE DJ music
- 1:35pm SLT – Live Music is underway at the main stage in Bay City – North Channel – large audience!
- 1:15pm SLT – Gathering at the main stage (over 40 avatars)
- 12:52pm SLT – Parade reaches VRC
- 12:37pm SLT – Parade is moving down route 66!
- 12:30pm SLT – Parade is ready to ROLL!
- 12:25pm SLT – Groups start to form for the parade
- 12:10pm SLT – Over 30+ avatars have arrived
- 12pm SLT – Happy 5th Birthday Bay City!!!
- ** Parade Staging event has started and will last for 30 minutes ***
- 11:55am SLT – 5 minutes and setting up has started for floats
- 11:50am SLT – 10 minutes and counting!!! (over 20 avatars have arrived)
- 11:45am SLT – Apparently Draxtor Despres will be filming videos – keep a watch out for Drax
- 11:40am SLT: Excitement is building up with just 20 minutes left to go!
- 11:20am SLT – Visitors start to arrive in Bay City – Harwich region – 40 minutes and counting!
- 11:10am SLT – 50 minutes left to go until the event opens at 12pm SLT
- 10:53am SLT – Bay City 5th anniversary is now being shown on the SL Login Screen (Number 2 listing) and group notices are being sent out about today’s 5th anniversary celebrations.
- 10:40am SLT - Booster Packs are now available in the North Channel – Fairgrounds region. Primtastic Blimp has been apparently spotted flying around Bay City!
- 10am SLT - 2 hours to go!
- 9am SLT – 3 hours to go and Bay City is rather empty at the moment. Final preparations are going well and everything is set.
The 5th Bay City parade travels down route 66
Celebrating five amazing years of Bay City in Second Life
Live performer on stage in front of 40+ avatars
Bay City 5th Anniversary Parade Route Map
History of Bay City
Happy 5th anniversary Bay City!
Bay City in Second Life will be celebrating it’s 5th anniversary today (Sunday 19th May 2013) which is going to be awesome. The whole SL community is welcome to attend because its a historical milestone for the Bay City community. You really don’t want to miss this one!
In May 2008 Linden Lab announced Bay City on the Second Life mainland and now the Bay City group is very large in group members. It’s worth celebrating all the Bay City milestones and events that have been hosted throughout the years.
Join us in a parade on Sunday, 19th May, starting from the bandshell in Bay City – Harwich and traveling down Route 66 and Park Place to the Bay City Fairgrounds at North Channel!
- Parade staging starts at 12pm SLT at Bay City – Harwich bandshell
- Parade starts at 12:30pm SLT
- Parade ends at North Channel between 1pm-1:20pm SLT
- Live music starts from 1:30pm
Parade route Map 2013
Come and celebrate 5 amazing years of Bay City in Second Life this afternoon.
A new press release has been released for next week’s Home & Garden Expo 2013 which is a Relay For Life fundraising event. The sims open at 12pm SLT on 24th May 2013 which is a event you should not miss. This year there are “100 exhibitors of the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interior design products in Second Life, plus an additional 30 creators from the ever popular breedables sector” which sounds awesome.
Home & Garden Expo 2013 Regions Map
Home & Garden Expo 2013 Logo
Full press release for Home & Garden Expo 2013
Home & Garden Expo 2013: Relay for Life
From 24th May 2013 12PM SLT to 2nd June
Sims open: 12PM SLT on May 24th
Are you ready for the biggest home and garden event of 2013?
Bringing together over 100 exhibitors of the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interior design products in Second Life, plus an additional 30 creators from the ever popular breedables sector in the second annual Breedables Fair, the Home & Garden Expo for Relay For Life 2013 is a fundraising event not to be missed.
The Expo is an annual highlight for those that love seeking out the latest home and garden products and combined with a full entertainment schedule, hunts, raffles and silent auctions plus items designed just for this event – you can be sure of finding stylish new products to give your home a fresh look.
This year’s Expo will feature 8 regions full of home products, 2 sims just for the breedables fair and 1 entertainment sim where you can take a break from shopping and party in style: there is going to be a lot to see and do at this year’s Expo!
Shopping in Second Life is always fun and each Expo exhibitor will be selling special new items for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society so you can shop and help cancer patients and their families in real life too.
The Home Expo and Breedables Fair crew hope you will enjoy visiting this year’s event and wish you a lot of fun exploring the sims and decorating your homes!
For full information and all the latest updates, please visit the Home and Garden Expo website:
Additional Information for SL Press and Media
*Further information on this Expo including SLurls will be released in the coming days.
*Please include the official Home & Garden Expo logo and webpage where possible in your posts to help us promote this event.
RFL of SL 2013 Event Chair: Nikki Mathieson
Home & Garden Expo Coordinator: Heavenly Villa
Media/PR: Persia Bravin
RFL of SL 2013 Event Chair, Nikki Mathieson says of the Expo: “With the influx of mesh designs there should be a lot of ‘new’ at the Expo this year. We have new builders who will be at the Expo for their first time. Lots of fabulous entertainment, an amazing Breedables Fair, the Raffle For Relay will be the biggest EVER and it’s all for a wonderful cause, Relay For Life and the fight against cancer. Each exhibit will feature items being sold especially for Relay and all proceeds from the Raffle and the Silent Auction goes to the American Cancer Society, too. It’s a perfect opportunity to spend some fun time raising money for a great cause. You can’t beat it!”
Home & Garden Expo Coordinator, Heavenly Villa adds: “This event is for a great cause, we have all been affected by cancer in some way, personally or family members or friends. The Home and Garden Expo is an exciting and significant event where home and garden designers get to showcase their best work to a large SL audience. They love the opportunity to come together for such a good event and to meet new people and chat with other builders.”
Sound be very interesting this year and hopefully there will be new records set this year.
The World Goth Fair event for 2013 has just opened in Second Life to explore two regions. The event started on Wednesday 15th May and will last until Friday 31st May 2013. All money proceeds will help to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Apparently there will be two weeks of creepy, delicious and fun. There are over 75 SL merchants who are taking part in World Goth Fair 2013 and it’s really worth checking out the goth market. View my snapshots here of the World Goth Fair 2013.
The World Goth Fair is an annual Second Life event, officially sanctioned by the folks at World Goth Day to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The event runs from May 15th through the 31st and features a massive amount of vendors, musicians and two huge areas to explore.
When I arrived there were more than 40 avatars in the Port Seraphine region and not so many in the WaterWorks region. There is alot to see and do with low lag in the region which was good so far. The sims look amazing and they are really detailed everywhere you look. There is a radio stream playing goth related music. There are many booths around the outside which is worth a visit I think. Donations so far: L$1, 675 and it’s expected the number will rise much higher within the next two weeks.
World Goth Fair, Port Seraphine arrival area
World Goth Fair 2013 Map
New visitors arriving at the main point – ready to explore the two regions
Snapshot from the sky above of the World Goth Fair 2013
Walking down the path
Are you ready to explore this amazing event ?
A new press release has gone out about Relay For Life of Second Life Halfway There event 2013 which takes place this weekend. Starts on Friday 18th through to Saturday 19th May 2013 which is going to be very popular hopefully in Second LIfe.
Celebrating! Rejoicing! Cheering! Exulting!
On May 18 – 19, Relay For Life of Second Life will celebrate the 2013 Halfway There point in a Mad Hatter kind of way!! We invite you to join us for the Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 4pm SLT. The Planning Committee (Nikki, Dwen, Serina, and Sting) will be announcing the the Halfway There awards both for in-world and convio totals! In addition, we will have some music and will be rejoicing just how awesome the 2013 season has been so far!
In addition to our events, there will be team events all weekend as well utilizing the sim. Just in case you can’t be there in person, T1 Radio will be broadcasting for us.
More details on the schedule will be published in the coming days… but for now… stay curiouser and curiouser and be ready to celebrate where we are, and be ready to stay strong to finish this season! We look forward to seeing you there!
Sounds very exciting and its time to celebrate the season so far.
The InWorldz Desert Island has been revamped today and now there is a new welcome point for new residents when they arrive on the grid. The new InWorldz Desert Island looks very impressive and it’s very exciting to explore the new welcome area. It’s open to the public now and it’s going to be very popular in the coming years than the old welcome area I think.
There has been already positive feedback on the new look revamp of the island. Most love the relaxing atmosphere and garden feel to the island which I agree with totally. Woooot!!
Visit InWorldz Desert Island to explore the new look island!
New areas to visit
- New welcome point with new info boards
- New Freebies Tower with 4 floors with new viewing area on top
- New Building Learning Center
- New music/events hangout
- New bowling lane
- And much more!
New InWorldz Desert Island Map
New Welcome point when new residents arrive. Very colorful trees and more seats around the island.
Snapshot from above showing the new InWorldz Desert Island showing the different areas.
Snapshot of the new Freebies tower with a new viewing area at the top.
Explore InWorldz – check out the new Landmarks Board with many places to explore on InWorldz!
Stay tuned for more great things soon from InWorldz. Like the new look ?
Metropolis is a free OpenSim Grid and for the past week it’s been offline due to migration of the server infrastructure. There have been delays during the downtime and its starting to have a big impact on Metropolis users. Metropolis Grid recently celebrated it’s 5th birthday and every month or so its reaching new records in terms of regions/residents.
The good news according to the Metropolis Grid login screen is that the grid should be online today around 8pm CET. I can’t image what would happen if SL went down for a week because it would cause anger and many issues with the SL community users/businesses.
I log in regularly into Metropolis Grid like many other grids to see what the trends and events are like. I hope the grid will come back online soon.
Wednesday update 12:40am SLT
In case of server maintenance and changing the Metropolis-Grid is Offline at the moment. The actual status of the current works are permanently published in the Forum.
The latest update as of 3pm SLT:
The Metropolis-Grid is currently offline due to migration of the server infrastructure. In all probability, the Metropolis Grid will be tonight against 20:00 clock back online. Best regards! Lena Vanilli ————————– ————————– In case of server maintenance and changing the Metropolis-grid is offline at the moment. The grid will be online again today around 8.00pm CET. Best regards! Lena Vanilli
Screenshot of login screen showing server downtime after a week!
Latest updates visit the Metropolis Grid Google+ page. Stay tuned for more updates soon!
Today Saffia and Elrik talked with Linden Lab about the latest developments in Second Life. This week was all about Server Side Baking and Materials on the Designing Worlds Show. The show was recorded (39 minutes & 11 seconds) and now the replay has been uploaded on YouTube to watch again if you missed the show.
Watch Brooke, Oz, Troy and Nyx Linden talk about Server Side Baking and Materials!
Details about this show
This episode, broadcast on May 13, 2013, Saffia and Elrik discuss the latest developments in Second Life technology – Server Side Baking and Materials – with the teams from Linden Lab who have been developing and implementing these new features: innovations that promise to significantly improve the quality of the experience in-world.