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 mind. This 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 Performers, Volunteers 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.
This is a special early post looking back at the first six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between January 2013 to June 2013 including Linden Lab announcements, popular SL news stories and big events that shaped 2013. All links below are from my blog posts during the first six months of 2013 and I’ll be publishing the final six months of 2013 post before the end of December 2013. Stay tuned for that. :)
I can’t believe it’s nearly christmas and 2014 already!
Today Linden Lab have published a new SL video showing many big improvements that the lab has introduced during 2013. The video runs for 57 seconds showing many new features and improvements. It’s a really good video for Second Life to highlight 2013 and everyone should watch this I think. I’m sure there will be more new features to come in late 2013 and next year in 2014. I guess we will have to wait and see.
(first 10 seconds)
in 2003, Second Life launched.
In the last 10 years…Second Life has evolved in many ways
And in 2013, we’re celebrating…
(after 10 seconds to 56 seconds)
7 big improvements…
Better graphics & enhanced lighting
Better performance & faster avatar loading
New & improved welcome experience
Streamlined chat & communication tools
Sharing to Facebook
Simplified shopping experience
Virtual reality headset support, coming soon
What will the next 10 years bring ?
What SL improvements have you liked this year and what improvements do you want to see introduced in the near future ?
At midnight SLT today the SL10B regions closed for public access for another year after two weeks of celebrating Second Life 10th birthday. The first week of live music and events was a huge success I think. The second week was a nice relaxing week exploring the builds I missed in the first week and the final party was amazing. View my SL10B snapshots here.
Overall there was more blog coverage this year on SL10B, more visitors, less lag, more positive views this year and it was good to see Lindens attending the birthday celebrations too. This year the lab took part in providing SL10B freebies, there was more blog posts on the SL official blog this year and there was more SL10B locations to visit on the SL Destination Guide this year. A big thanks to all the SL10B organisers, volunteers, and builders etc that made this year awesome and for making this 10th birthday celebration possible.
To mark the closing there was first a SL10B flags event where all the SL10B flags were lowered for the last time. After there was a awesome firework display at the main cake stage. Then finally hundreds of avatars gathered for 8 hours yesterday at the Turtle Stage for the final live music party of the SL10B Community Celebration and it was really great to see everyone having fun.
This marks the end of my SL10B blog coverage and thanks to all my SL blog readers for reading my special blog reports on SL10B. I guess the countdown starts now for SL11B which planning starts in early 2014. I can’t wait to take part!
Today marks the official end to the SL10B Community Celebration after two amazing weeks of celebrating Second Life’s 10th birthday celebrations. There are special closing ceremony events taking place today which should not be missed between 12pm-9pm SLT at the SL10B regions. It’s time to go out on a high and party all day. :)
Thank you sign at the SL10B Cake Stage
Closing Day Event Schedule for Saturday 29th June 2013
We are now into week 2 of the SL10B Community Celebration which is the relax week after all the main SL10B live events have successfully finished for another year. The SL10B sims were packed though week 1 full of amazing and fun live events. I loved the DJ and live performances this year. There was a great feeling of excitement and amazement this year compared with previous years. It’s very quiet at the sims now after the biggest party the grid has ever seen. Now a new decade of Second Life starts (2013 to 2023).
SL10B regions will remain open until Saturday 29th June 2013. This is the last chance to explore the SL10B exhibitor builds and main stages before the sims go offline in early July 2013.
Explore, take snapshots and videos to mark this special 10th birthday occasion in Second Life. I would like to say special thanks to all the organizers and volunteers that made SL10B possible and supporting this big event on the grid. I have enjoyed blogging about SL10B during week 1 and there will be more blog posts this week. Stay tuned!
As long as there is paper, people will write, secretly, in small rooms, in the hidden chambers of their minds, just as people whisper the words they are forbidden to speak aloud. — Karen Connelly "The Lizard Cage"