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

 

Second Life year in review 2013 – the first six months


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!

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

My next special Second Life year in review 2013 post – part 2 from July 2013 to December 2013 will be published very soon.

 

New SL Video showing new improvements


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

(40 seconds)

  • Virtual reality headset support, coming soon

(44 seconds)

  • What will the next 10 years bring ?
  • Secondlife.com

What SL improvements have you liked this year and what improvements do you want to see introduced in the near future ?

SL10B Community Celebration ends officially


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.

  • What are your views of SL10B this year ? 
  • What are your suggestions for SL11B in June 2014? 

SL10B – Thank You! 

SL10B last day

Goodbye SL10B!

SL10B goodbye

My SL10B Blog Coverage

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!

SL10B Closing Ceremony events on the final day


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

SL10B last day

Closing Day Event Schedule for Saturday 29th June 2013

  • The SL10B flags will be lowered today starting at 12pm SLT at X marked locations
  • Fireworks start at the main cake stage after flags are lowered 
  • Closing Party from 1pm-9pm SLT at SL10B Impressive and SL10B Spellbound 
  • SL10B sims close to the public late evening (SLT)

Waving goodbye to the SL10B Cake Stage

SL10B last day

Let’s celebrate one last time and after today the countdown starts for SL11B.

SL10B Community Celebration Feedback

  • Share your thoughts about SL10B on this year’s feedback form.

Feel free to write in comments your reviews (good/bad/suggestions) of SL10B and also what things would you like to see happen for next year at SL11B? 

 

 

 

SL10B stats


Check out SL10B stats for this year’s birthday celebrations in Second Life…

  • SL10B Regions: 22
  • SL10B Exhibitor plots: 375
  • SL10B Event Duration: 14 days
  • SL10B Blog Stats: 110, 965+ views so far
  • SL10B Stages:
  • SL10B Grand Opening Attendance: 640+ avatars
  • SL10B Linden Guests: Torley Linden, Amber Linden, Michael Linden, Governor Linden, Patch Linden, Widely Linden and more!
  • SL10B Flickr Group Stats: 928 snapshots – 195 members
  • SL10B exhibitor applications: 500+
  • SL10B performer applications:  470+
  • SL10B volunteer applications: 350+
  • SL10B pods: 19+
  • SL10B Press group: 65 members
  • SL10B Greeters: 115 
  • SL10B Exhibit Assistants: 33
  • SL10B Sim Co-Ord: 13
  • SL10B Stage Managers: 18
  • SL10B Mods: 48

SL birthday Stats from SL3B to SL9B can be found here.

SL10B regions remain open until 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!

What did you think of SL10B this year ?