Starting at 6pm SLT tonight The Pen will be proudly presenting Espresso Yourself Night in the Bay City Mashpee region in Second Life. This is a great chance to go on stage and share cool stuff with the rest of the grid. This event will be text and voice with everyone welcome to attend. This event is hosted every first Tuesday of the month.
- Tell a joke
- Share your poetry
- Read a chapter from your favourite book
- Sing a song
Our main stock in trade: Read a poem. Poetry is always encouraged at the pen. Share one of your own, or one by someone else. Read it on voice or type it out. You can even pre-record some sound files if you want to get really inventive.
Share a favorite story. Could be something you’ve experienced that you want to share. Could be a story out of a book that makes you think or that you just enjoy. Maybe it’s a story of your own, too, that you wish to share. All is encouraged.
3. CAFFÉ AU LAIT
Share a picture of something you’ve built recently – or something you’ve built in the past – tell us about it, what were the challenges? What was fun? Share the experience.
4. CAFFÉ AMERICANO
Free Advice. Tell Linden Lab how to fix Second Life, or tell us how to use it! This is soapbox time! Rant, rave, share.
5, CAFFÉ MOCHA
I read the news today: tell us something you read in the newspaper/saw on the telly/spotted online that caught your eye. Tell us what’s going on!
5. CAFFÉ MACCHIATO
Random beauty! Show us a photo of something that caught your eye. Share something of beauty and tell us about it. Maybe it’s a pretty thing from your first life, or maybe it’s a gorgeous place in here.
6. CAFFÉ CORRETTO
Surprise us: hand puppets,. juggling, wacky gags, etc.! Do something different, weird, and wild. Delight the audience by going outside the box.
Talent not required and no mimes.
Come and have fun tonight from 6pm-8pm SLT.
The Pen is located here
Great news for those that love Home and Garden Expo in Second Life is that registrations are now open for this year’s event. The 7th annual Home and Garden Expo in Second Life will be held from Tuesday 16th September through to Sunday 28th September 2014. The long delay was due to unforeseeable circumstances and misunderstandings which have now been resolved.
Before applying please read the Rules, Terms & Disclaimers.
Press Preview Days
- Sunday 14th September
- Monday 15th September
- If you are interested in blogging about Home and Garden Expo 2014, Apply Here.
- If you are interested in being a Exhibitor then fill out this Registration Form.
- Are you excited about the 7th annual Home and Garden Expo in Second Life ?
- Have you been to any in the past ?
It’s going to be fantastic this year!
LEA office hours will be held on a weekly basis on Friday’s at 10:30am SLT which will be held on LEA3 in Second Life. The first ever LEA office hour took place on Friday 25th July hosted by Solo Mornington and that was very successful indeed. LEA office hours are open to anyone interested in art in Second Life and those interested in LEA in general.
You are invited to come and ask questions about the LEA, its grants, procedures, sandbox, plans, or anything else he might be able to answer. If you have some ideas you’d like to share, they are also welcome.
For the latest LEA news , visit the LEA Official Blog.
August 2014 event listings
- Hot Bay City Nights: August 2014
- Giant Snail Races - Every Saturday starting 11am SLT
- SL Hunts during August 2014
- Kagami 2014 – Opens 1st August 2014
- My SLink Obsession – Opens 5th August 2014
- Fantasy Collective - Ends on 4th August 2014
- Genre – August 2014
- RFL of SL Wrap Up Party 2014: Sunday 31st August 2014
- Paradise Lost second season beginning 2nd August 2014
- London City in Second Life 5th birthday celebrations throughout August 2014
Exciting events happening before the end of 2014
- 7th Annual Second Life Home and Garden Expo – 16th-28th September 2014
- BURN2 - 18th-26th October 2014
- 2nd Annual OpenSim Conference - 8th-9th November 2014
- A Clockwork Spiral – November 2014
- Second Life Winter Games – December 2014
- Christmas Expo 2014 – December 2014
- Avi Choice Awards – December 2014
Do you know of anything else happening in Second Life/OpenSim during August 2014/rest of 2014 ? Please let me know via comments below!
Today Linden Lab announced a new date for the new Skill Gaming policy which will come into effect on 1st September 2014. The reason for the delay is due to the number of applications received and the lab needs more time to process them. Apparently FAQs will be updated to reflect the new date and more information about new Skill Gaming policy can be found in the links below.
The blog announcement…
As we recently blogged, we have a new policy for Skill Gaming in Second Life. In short, skill games that offer Linden Dollar payouts will be allowed in Second Life, but each game, its creator, its operator, and the region on which it’s operated must be approved by Linden Lab.
Today, we are changing the date that the changes described in our previous blog post go into effect. Instead of starting on August 1, the updated Skill Gaming Policy will go into effect on September 1, 2014. The original blog post and the FAQs will also be updated to reflect this new deadline.
Since our original announcement, we’ve received many applications from Second Life users who want to become approved skill game creators and operators. By moving the date back, we’ll be able to process a larger number of applications and also offer creators more time to make necessary changes to their games.
If you would like to apply to become an approved skill games creator and/or operator, you can do so through Echosign.
The changes were due to come into effect from Friday 1st August 2014, as previously announced by the lab.
According to Tyche Shepherd’s New SL Sims in past week thread on the SLUniverse Forums (27th July), Private Estates in Second Life dropped below the 19, 000 regions mark for the first time since 15th June 2008. The total number of Main Grid regions dropped under the 26, 000 mark last week and the decline continues it seems on a weekly basis.
The Net Private Estate losses for the year to date stands at 286 regions so far which is a 1.5% loss.
As of 27th July 2014
- 25, 980 Total Main Grid regions
- 18, 988 Private Estates
- 6, 992 Linden Owned
On 5th January 2014
- 26, 227 Total Main Grid regions
- 19, 241 Private Estates
- 6, 986 Linden Owned
For more stats, visit the Second Life Grid Survey.
OSGrid will be celebrating its 7th birthday this weekend over at the OSG7B regions with live DJ performances and much more. The OSG7B birthday celebrations start this morning from 10am PDT through until Sunday afternoon. The events will be held on the Event Plaza region on OSgrid too.
Everyone is welcome to attend to celebrate 7 amazing years of OSGrid. Come and enjoy the birthday celebrations!
- OSG7BW > hg.osgrid.org:80:OSG7BW
- OSG7BN > hg.osgrid.org:80:OSG7BN
- OSG7BE > hg.osgrid.org:80:OSG7BE
- Event Plaza > hg.osgrid.org:80:event plaza.
Saturday 26th Schedule
- 10am PDT: DJ Foxx Bode
- 11am PDT: Bolt Dominica
- 12pm PDT: Joaquin Gustav
- 1pm PDT: Sonya Jevette
- 2pm PDT: DJ SheriffDawn Summers
Sunday 27th Schedule
- 10am PDT: DJ LadyJo Martin
- 11am PDT: DJ planned
- 1pm PDT: DJ Jazzy Chatterbox
- 2pm PDT: Casias Falta
- 3pmPDT : Truelie Ellen
The OSG7B Regions
For the latest OSG7B events, visit the OSG7B Celebration Planning and Schedules Forum page.