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.
Melanie Milland who is part of the Avination Viewer team announced a new first pre-release of the Avination Viewer which is now available to download. This latest version is 0.4.0 public FirstLook beta which is 31.2BM in size. This is very exciting news for Avination users because this new viewer brings many new features including:
- Mesh upload / Full Mesh viewing capabilities
- Improved graphics
- Improved menus
- Land options
- Misguiding labels have been removed
- And more!
Here are my snapshots of the new Avination version 0.4.0.
The orange login screen
Logged into the new viewer
Upload Mesh menu
Apparently there are more major new developments coming in the pipeline. A new script engine and new improvements is in the works. Media on a Prim is still under the “implementation” phrase.
The well known Bay City in Second Life will be celebrating a big milestone of five years in Second Life during May 2013. There will be the annual parade down route 66 and music concert at Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel to make this special 5th anniversary. The 5th Bay City anniversary starts from 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th May 2013 and everyone is welcome to attend. Wooooot!!!
Bay City Fifth Anniversary Poster
BAY CITY MAP 2013 – snapshot taken at 3:16pm SLT on 7th May 2013
PRESS RELEASE: View the press release for Bay City 5th anniversary celebrations:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bay City Alliance
BAY CITY AT FIVE
Bay City Celebrated its Fifth Year
BAY CITY, SL (6nd May, 2013) – In May of 2008 the Linden Department of Public Works unveiled its first project, the themed city area on the Second Life™ Mainland known as Bay City. Now, as Bay City turns five, its community invites everyone to join us in celebrating this milestone.
Anniversary celebrations will kick off around noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 19th of May, with a parade lineup at the bandshell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will make its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, concluding at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.
A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds, featuring Christov Kohnke, CelticMaidenWarrior Lancaster, and RoseDrop Rust, and including GoSpeed Racer of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event.
All Residents of the Second Life grid are encouraged to participate. Celebration goods are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region, for those who wish to be a part of the parade, and able viewing area is provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend.
Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life™ and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.
For more information, contact: Marianne McCann
BAY CITY GROUP SNAPSHOT 2013
Will you be attending the big 5th anniversary of Bay City in Second Life ?
Tyche Shepherd has just posted some new graphs recently on SLUniverse Forums on the SL concurrency by day and hour from 3rd May 2012 to 2nd May 2013 which is very interesting. Tyche Shepherd reports that Saturdays and Sundays have a much higher SL concurrency level than it is between Mondays to Fridays which is understandable I think as it’s the weekend. The busiest hours is between 1pm to 2pm SLT which is surprising I think because I thought more would log in during the evening hours.
Based on past 12 months to yesterday Saturdays and Sundays have higher concurrency then the rest of the week (this is significant at the 95% confidence level)
13:00 and 14:00 SLT (1 – 2 pm) are the busiest hours – again this is a statistically significant finding at the 95 confidence level
These charts illustrate the mean concurrency over day of week and hour of day. This analysis is based on sampling SL concurrency at 5 minute intervals over the past year.
Great work Tyche and I’m sure many are happy to see new graphs. Very interesting overall and I really do find metrics interesting in Second Life/OpenSim. All graphs below are created by Tyche Shepherd which were uploaded to the SL Forums and SLUniverse Forums.
- Click graphs for larger views!
Second Life mean concurrency by day of week 3rd May 2012 – 2nd May 2013
Second Life mean concurrency by hour of day 3rd May 2012 – 2nd May 2013
Time of day within day of week
No major differences between days but on Fridays and Saturdays the 13:00 to 14:00 peak continues into 15:00 , and as expected the 2 hours spanning 23:00 Saturday to 00:00 Sunday tend to be busier than the same time on other days
I think it would be awesome to see the graphs in a year from now to compare the SL concurrency levels from May 2013 to May 2014. Again great work Tyche for providing these new updated graphs.
Draxtor has now filmed five episodes of The Drax Files so far this year and all of the videos have been awesome. Episode 5 has just been released about musicians in Second Life and the real world. Watch and catch up with all the episodes 1-5 here.
Details about Episode 5
“Who says what is real and what is not real?” asks Argentine post-rocker Pupito Helstein about his experience playing in Barcelona one night and in the virtual world of Second Life the next morning.
The music group Engrama, which he founded with his girlfriend (Spanish drummer Lakua Arriaga) has fans from all over the world thanks to the possibilities afforded by a persistent digital universe populated by colorful avatars.
Engrama has been playing original songs (and covers by Sigur Ros, Radiohead among others) in clubs and on self-designed stages all over SL for the past four years.
The band’s followers have treasured unique live recordings (yes: approved bootlegs!) infused with memories of sharing an emotional experience and space (albeit one that is made of pixels perhaps, but nonetheless deeply connecting to heart and soul).
Music transcends cultural, geographical and sometimes even generational differences just as much as an open-ended virtual world can!
Do you have a favorite episode of The Drax Files so far ?
Today InWorldz reached another big milestone of 75, 000 total users according to the InWorldz Login Screen. This is another step closer to the big 100, 000 total users mark (expected in 2014 or 2015?). There’s around 350 new residents joining InWorldz each week apparently and that number is expected to rise quicker when physics is fully in place soon. InWorldz is still growing and breaking new records on a regular basis.
New milestone reached of 75, 000+ total users
InWorldz Historical numbers so far
- “The first 1, 000 took almost a year.. the second 1, 000 just a bit over a month..”
- 2, 000 members – 14th May 2010
- 5, 000 members – 20th June 2010
- 10, 000 members – 12th August 2010
- 20, 000 members – 21st October 2010
- 25, 000 members – 12th December 2010
- 30, 000 members – 1st February 2011
- 40, 000 members – 15th July 2011
- 50, 000 members – 15th January 2012
- 55, 000 – 20th April 2012
- 60, 000 members – 18th July 2012
- 70, 000 members – 25th January 2013
- 75, 000 members – 3rd May 2013
- 80, 000 members – July/August 2013
- 90, 000 members – January 2014
- 100, 000 members – Mid 2014
NEW: It’s worth looking at Constanza’s blog where you can find new weekly posts on the InWorldz metrics. Graphs, latest region/users stats and much more!
This year has been very successful and more popular than previous years I think. Elizabeth posts a big Thank You post on the Fantasy Fair 2013 official blog. I personally enjoyed walking around the ten sims and seeing unbelievable builds.
There has been good blog coverage on Fantasy Fair 2013 and on other social networks. The sims were fully packed with people and everyone seemed to be very friendly to each other.
New records have been set and Fantasy Fair 2013 was stronger this year than in previous years. Elizabeth mentions the SL community coming together and breaking new records.
In the past ten days, we as a community have done what we never expected to do. One by one we blew through our goals. We broke records. We proved that even though economies may be struggling, commitment has never been stronger.
Elizabeth mentions the Fantasy Fair 2013 came within a half of a million lindens which amazing news.
We are within half a million lindens of being the most successful fund raising event to ever take place within a virtual world.
Fantasy Fair 2013 raised funds so far as of 1st May 2013
- Total: L$ 8, 783, 157
- Kiosk Total: L$ 15, 741
Fantasy Fair 2013 was the best so far in my experience and hopefully future events will break records in Second Life. Did you visit the Fantasy Fair 2013 and what are your views about the event this year ?
Check out this new press release for Tribute City Fashion Week 2013 which is being held in Second Life from 31st May through to 9th June 2013. The fashion week will include amazing modern, spring, summer creations and much more. Sounds like its going to be fun and exciting this year. See announcement below!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tribute City Fashion Week 2013
Tribute City and L’Amour Management are pleased to announce Tribute City Fashion Week! The event will show off the best spring and summer fashions from some of your favorite designers in Second Life! The theme for the show is “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.
This show will feature and showcase designers who will present their modern, spring, and summer creations and accessories. In addition to the show, other festivities will include both a kick off and closing event and other entertainment.
Designers currently scheduled to present at the show include Allure, Evolve, Faboo, Flowerdreams, K-Code, Poposity, Shey, Syl’s, and Xen’s Hats.
Designers will be in Tribute City, from May 31, 2013 to June 9, 2013, to present their modern, spring, and summer creations.
L’Amour Management is owned and operated by Ava Jhamin. Ms. Jahmin has vast knowledge not only as model, but also Model Coordinator, Producer, and Director. Tribute City is a very busy shopping and entertainment sim in Second Life. The sim has an Italian influence and boasts 5 club venues, various shops, and monthly events and contests. Tribute City is owned and operated by Jessii2009 Warrhol.
For more information about this event, please contact either Ava Jhamin or Jessii2009 Warrhol in Second Life.