SL11B confirmed for 22nd-29th June 2014


SL11B

New details have emerged for SL11B Community Celebration which will be held on Sunday 22nd June through to Sunday 29th June 2014. This is great news to hear that it’s actually happening on the grid this year. Again it will be interesting whether or not Linden Lab will help to support Second Life eleventh birthday. I will be blogging about SL11B, so stay tuned for that. It’s going to be another fantastic birthday celebration. 

There will be seven days full of exhibits, live music, firework displays, games and much more. There will be 11 sims and the sims will be open for a further seven days at the end of the birthday celebrations.

The theme for this year is a famous quote by Winston Churchill: The empires of the future are empires of the mindThis year it’s time to look forward; to imagine where we are headed. This is a very interesting theme choice and I can’t wait to see the builds when finished. 

Get thinking. Get imagining. Get creative!

How to apply for SL11B 

Applications are now open for PerformersVolunteers and speakers and performers  in the Auditorium. We will need lots of volunteers to make this a success, so please consider whether you can give some time to helping out. We can promise you a lot of fun!

Applications for Exhibitors (i.e. people who want a plot to build on) will open on April 27th. The closing date for Exhibitor, Performer and Auditorium applications is May 26th.

SL11B Useful Links 

SL10B last day

My SL10B Blog Coverage

 

Fantasy Faire 2014 starts in 15 days time


Fantasy Faire 2014

There are 15 days until the grand opening of Fantasy Faire 2014 in Second Life from Thursday 1st to Sunday 11th May 2014. This year the Fantasy Faire is celebrating it’s sixth year and it’s the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in Second Life. 

This year the blogger early access day is set for Wednesday 30th April 2014. If you are a blogger then submit your application today. I am really looking forward to Fantasy Faire 2014 and I can’t wait to share my adventures on my blog.

Last year new records were set and there was great support from the Second Life community. See my Fantasy Faire blog coverage here from previous years. I believe this year new milestones will be reached with more support than ever before.

Full Press Release

* * Fantasy Faire 2014, May 1-11* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society

Celebrating its sixth year, Fantasy Faire 2014 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, May 1 to Sunday May 11, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items are available from more than 150 of SL’s top Fantasy Creators across eleven stunning sims designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the SL destination guide.

The Fantasy Faire 2014 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Creators of Fantasy, Curious Kitties, Dark Goddess Designs, Death Row Designs, Dwarfins, Epic, {Fae’d} Club, Fallen Gods Inc., The Looking Glass, L’Uomo, .Luminary., Neo Victoria, Roawenwood, Solarium, Spyralle and Tiny Inc.*

Fantasy Faire 2014 will be open to the public May 1-11 and accessible from the American Cancer Society sim. We welcome you to come and join the story.

For more information please contact:

Elizabeth Tinsley or Sonya Marmurek in world
or via email @: fantasyfairesl@gmail.com

Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-ACS-2345.

Email: FantasyFaireSL@gmail.com
Plurk: http://www.plurk.com/FantasyFaireSL
Website: http://fantasyfaireSL.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fantasyfairesl/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfairesl/
RFL in SL: http://www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

American Cancer Society SLurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/127/103/21

Spring Fest 2014 Press Release


Spring Fest 2014

Spring Fest 2014

Check out this new press release for the upcoming SpringFest, a Relay For Life of Second Life fundraising event which opens to the public on Friday 18th April 2014. The event will last for three days with many exciting spring activities. There will be live DJ’s, live performances, a carnival, 7Seas Fishing, and bumper boats. Everyone is welcome to attend! :)

Times and dates

  • Opens at 4pm SLT on Friday 18th April 2014
  • Closes at 10pm SLT on Sunday 20th April 2014

Events 

Event Locations

Full Press Release

Join the awesome teams of Relay For LIfe of Second Life for three days of fun filled spring activities and relay fundraising! Activities include live djs, a carnival, live performances, 7Seas Fishing, and Bumper Boats!

SpringFest is made possible by The Relay Rockers, who are celebrating their 10th year of relaying in Second Life. The event is organized by the Team Information Processing & Encouragement Area of the 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life Committee.

SpringFest will open to the public on April 18, 2014. Please come out and fundraise with us!

Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raise awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track that spans more than 40 virtual regions.

In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life reached a milestone of having raised $2,000,000 since its fundraising beginning in 2004, for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and in SL. In 2013 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

Each new Relay season the RFL of SL volunteers choose a new theme for the following season. The chosen 2014 theme is, A Journey of Promise. Please visit the Relay For Life of Second life website to take a look at our history and accomplishments. http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/history-of-rfl-of-sl/

For more information please contact:

Jessii2009 Warrhol or Johannes1977 Resident in world

Please come along and help support the Spring Fest 2014 in Second Life. Make a difference. :)

VWBPE 2014 – Day 3 Videos


Ebbe Linden

Here are some of the recorded keynote speeches from Day 3 at VWBPE 2014. Today marks day 4 which is the last day for VWBPE 2014 and there will be a closing party later on today at the VWBPE Quadrivium

Featured Panel Today

Featured Day 3 Videos

Ebbe Linden keynotes at VWBPE 2014 - The new CEO of Linden Lab shares some thoughts Second Life and the future of the platform. There are some new updates and Q&A session to watch. 

Andrew Hughes keynotes at VWBPE 2014 - Andrew talks about work with his company Designing Digitally and other projects.

Stay tuned for day 4 updates and videos soon. :) 

Ebbe Linden keynotes today at 1pm SLT at VWBPE 2014


VWBPE 2014

The owl at the VWBPE Central Auditorium

Ebbe Linden the new CEO of Linden Lab will be giving his keynotes speech today at 1pm SLT at the VWBPE Central Auditorium. Ebbe Linden joined Linden Lab in early February 2014 and already there have been many positive changes made to Second Life since then. 

Ebbe Linden will be sharing his thoughts on supporting educational uses of Second Life, improving connections, and plans the future of Second Life. Apparently Ebbe Linden will be quite brief in the keynotes speech today but there will be a longer Q&A session so that will be most interesting.

Ebbe Linden did make a special appearance during Philip Rosedale opening keynotes speech on Wednesday 9th April 2014 where over 200 avatars attended. The best advice is to arrive early today and enjoy. :)

Ebbe Linden

Ebbe Linden at the opening of VWBPE 2014

I can’t wait and please spread the word! :)

Sneak preview of the VWBPE 2014 venues


There is less than 24 hours to go until the grand opening of VWBPE 2014 and the final preparations are happening now. The grand opening of VWBPE 2014 starts at the new look VWBPE Central Auditorium in Second Life with an opening keynote speech by Philip Rosedale at 1pm SLT.

Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden) the CEO of Linden Lab will be giving his keynote speech at 1pm SLT on Friday 11th April 2014 at the VWBPE Central Auditorium in Second Life. The speech will be brief so there is more time for Q&A and discussion apparently. Please note that the regions will be fully packed so best advice is to arrive early or watch it live online. 

This year marks the 7th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference in Second Life and on the OSgrid. The excitement is gearing up and it’s almost time to make new connections.

New VWBPE 2014 Trailer

Check out these new sneak preview snapshots below of the new VWBPE 2014 venues. I really do love the builds and sims layout for this year’s conference. I’m sure you will agree too.

Sneak preview of the VWBPE Main Auditorium 2014

Sneak preview of the VWBPE Main Auditorium 2014

Sneak preview of the bridge and the Main Auditorium area

Sneak preview of the bridge and the Main Auditorium area

Sneak preview of VWBPE Poster Welcome Station

Sneak preview of VWBPE Poster Welcome Station

Sneak preview of the VWBPE Gateway

Sneak preview of the VWBPE Gateway

VWBPE 2014 is almost here

VWBPE 2014 is almost here

VWBPE Teleports 2014

VWBPE Teleports 2014

VWBPE Map 2014

VWBPE Map 2014

Check out my SL Flickr stream for more VWBPE 2014 snapshots. Special blog coverage in the coming days so stay tuned for that. Will you be attending this year ?

 

Dirk Talamasca memorial service in Second Life, 4pm SLT on Saturday 5th April 2014


Update: Hundreds of avatars attended the memorial service on 5th April and due to the high demand region crashes occurred. Thanks for the support for Dirk! 

As you have no doubt heard, Dirk Talamasca passed away in real life last Sunday 30th March 2014 which is really sad news for the grid and I received word today that there will be a special memorial service held in Second Life to remember him.

The plan is to gather at the Linden Memorial Park this Saturday, April 5 at 4:00 PM SLT to remember the wonderful times, help, and laughter that Dirk so freely gave to all who had the good fortune to meet him in his nine years in Second Life.

Please spread the word in SL and via social media. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Linden Memorial Park, Pinechapel

Linden Memorial Park, Pinechapel