The Next Linden Home Theme Reveal Will Be On Monday 6th December


Linden Lab will be officially announcing the next Linden Home theme on Monday 6th December. The news came today on the Second Life blog post named Joy to the Grid! Join us for these Special Holiday Events and Activities!. The lab mentions in the blog post about the annual snowball fight, winter wonderland, the Swaginator, the SL Christmas Expo, Holiday Shop & Hop event and winter attractions to explore.

The reveal is next week and that will be most interesting to find out what it will be. There are many saying it may be Meadowbrook 2.0 or modern looking homes. We will have to wait and see.

New theme of Linden Homes will be revealed on Monday, December 6th! Watch this space – to be published on Monday!

In the mean time the SL Christmas Expo is open to visit running until 14th December spread over 15 regions. I will post more blog updates soon.

SL Christmas Expo 2021 Officially Opens


SL Christmas Expo 2021 Opens

Just after 5.20am SLT today the SL Christmas Expo 2021 regions opened to public. The regions will remain open until Tuesday 14th December 2021. This is a great event for holiday shopping, auctions and entertainment. The expo features more than 150 stores spread over 15 lovely designed regions bringing together merchants, breedables, volunteers and much more.

Regions opened just after 5.20am SLT this morning

SL Christmas Expo 2021 Regions (SLURLS)

  1. Christmas Expo
  2. Partridge InA PearTree
  3. Turtle Doves
  4. French Hens
  5. Calling Birds
  6. Drummers Drumming
  7. Golden Rings
  8. Pipers Piping
  9. Geese A Laying
  10. Lights of Hope
  11. Lords A Leaping
  12. Ladies Dancing
  13. Maids A Milking
  14. Swans A Swimming
  15. Lights of Hope Linden

There are special surprises and events planned this year. Take a picture with Santa Patch & his Molelves, get a Limited Edition Patch on a Shelf elf, and check out the newest Linden Homes at the 2021 winter reveal region.

The new demo region for the next Linden Home theme normally gets released after Patch Linden speech / interview. It’s going to be exciting to hear what the next Linden Home theme will be at long last.

I will post more updates in the days ahead. Stay tuned for that.

Press Release: SL Christmas Expo 2021 Opens Friday 3rd December


Check out the latest new press release for the upcoming 2021 SL Christmas Expo. Please spread the word to your friends and on your blogs.

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

November 25, 2021
Contact: Nuala Maracas or Drummer Jollycane
mailto:slchristmasexpo@slchristmasexpo.com

2021 SL Christmas Expo Opens Friday December 3rd
“The 12 Days of Christmas” Helping To Fight Childhood Cancer

Since 2011, the SL Christmas Expo has been “Giving The Gift of Hope”, and is dedicated to children with cancer. The event which supports the American Cancer Society, is the premier Holiday shopping and entertainment event in Second Life. Opening on December 3rd, the 12 Days of Christmas” features more than 150 stores and shoppes, spread over 15 gorgeously designed regions, and brings together merchants, Breedables, entertainers, and volunteers for 12 days of shopping, music, auctions, and holiday special events.  

As always the Holly Jolly Café presents the top performers in Second Life for nearly non-stop entertainment. Buy a ticket for the Holiday Shopping raffles, visit the Christmas Tree Lot and the Merchant village or stop for a Picture With Santa.

Once again, American Cancer Society partner Linden Lab will take part in the Expo with special surprises and events.  Take a picture with Santa Patch & the Elf Moles, get a Limited Edition Patch on a Shelf elf, and check out the newest Linden Homes at the 2021 winter reveal region.

And don’t forget to check out the Holiday Lights at The Lights of Hope home decorating competition, returning once again for 2021. The Lights of Hope regions feature homes decorated for the holidays by some of the best home designers in Second Life and an entire region of Linden Homes decorated by Lindens and Moles. Vote for your favorites by donating to special kiosks located at each home.

While shopping continues until December 14th, The Expo culminates with the giant Winter Breedable Auction and the Holidays of Hope Ball on Sunday December 12th.

For a list of merchant sponsors, entertainment and event schedules* and to learn more about the Expo and how it helps the American Cancer Society fight Childhood Cancer visit the Expo @ https://slchristmasexpo.com/.

If you or a loved one is affected by childhood or any cancer, or want to learn more about the American Cancer Society and its research and support programs visit the American Cancer Society region in SL, the Society website (cancer.org),  or call 800.227.2345 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

The American Cancer Society is the world’s leader in the fight against cancer and is attacking childhood cancers from every angle.

*Note: Merchant Sponsors, Landmarks and Entertainment Schedules will be available on the website during the week of November 29th. Please Check Back.

Six New SSPE Regions Added East Side of Fantasy Sub Continent


New SSPE regions alert

This week six new SSPE regions (SSPE2766 to SSPE2771) have been added to the east side of the Fantasy sub continent in Second Life. These new regions are not yet visible on the world map however they are open for anyone to wonder into them.

The Moles have already added house parcel markers, terraformed them and placed down pathways etc. It’s really exciting to watch the Moles develop the coastal areas. During the past 11 months of 2021 the growth of the Bellisseria continent has been incredible.

It’s estimated now that twelve more SSPE regions are needed to complete the costal ring around the Fantasy sub continent. The Moles are working fast on landscaping newer regions and adding new Linden homes onto them.

Linden Lab Gives Second Life Search A Facelift


New Second Life Search Goes Live

On Monday 22nd November 2021 Linden Lab gave Second Life a facelift for the first time in many years. The new look interface is now live which can be viewed inworld or online here. The goal was to clean up the interface and provide a more streamlined look for the Second Life community to enjoy.

It’s important to mention that the lab have not changed the algorithm that the search feature uses in any way. The tabs for Places, People, Events, Groups, Land to Buy or Rent, Classifieds etc are still available.

The lab plans on unveiling a number of new features for Search during 2022. Linden Lab have recently revamped the Second Life Join page and the new secondlife.com landing page along with with roll out of the new Second Life logo on many Second Life pages.

I think the lab have done a really good job at revamping the Second Life website, the join page and now with Search. I think the new look will improve the new resident experience overall going forward. The addition of the new Welcome islands have helped with the new quick start guide. I think the lab should bring back the mentor program / new resident help groups to help new residents further.

New Second Life Homepage
New Second Life Join Page

Keep a watch out for new changes in the year ahead.

SL Christmas Expo 2021 Regions Have Arrived


22nd November 2021

The 2021 SL Christmas Expo regions have arrived on the grid this week with just ten days to go until the grand opening. The region naming is very good this year and it’s going to be great to see they open next week. The regions are closed to the public at the moment while preparations continue.

There will be many special events happening during the course of the event and live entertainment. There will be raffles, contests, auctions, breedables and much more during the Christmas season. There may be news about the next Linden Home theme like announced in previous years. It’s not been confirmed yet if that will be the case for this year.

I think the SSPLOH region (located far far away) will be most likely be joined up with the main expo regions at some point next week. 

23rd November 2021

The SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society and the expo will be supporting the Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All the proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research, support programs and efforts to help children with cancer.

There is more information about the 2021 SL Christmas Expo on the SL Christmas Expo website. I will post more updates soon on my blog.