Registration Opens For The 7th Annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Faire


Registration is now open for the 7th Annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Faire which takes place from 1st to 10th December 2017. The event is held in support of the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life of Second Life.

It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, 40’/50’s feel). New packages, new options, new pricing, new layout, new events – Christmas Showcase Collection & The Christmas Bazaar.

The theme for this year is Holiday Windows with an over all Retro setting in the streets. A new addition has been added for 2017 which is the Christmas Showcase Collection – a special area (new & exclusive creations) for designers to showcase their work (invitation only).

The 2017 Winter Breedables Faire will be featuring the One Of A Kind Breedables Auction and Breedable Auction Houses. The well known T1Radio service will be providing recorded promotional advertisements during the Expo. There will be mini auctions and a special (OOAK) auction on Sunday 10th December 2017.

Apparently all returning 2016 merchants will receive a 10% discount if you participate this year. 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to RFL of SL.

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Update 7/10/17: Basilique region in Second Life set for closure on 30th September 2017


Basilique Town 2017


Update 7/10/17: The Basilique region is still on the grid and open to everyone. Yay! 🙂


The much loved Basilique region is set for closure on Saturday 30th September 2017 according to Canary Beck’s latest blog post. Canary has enjoyed maintaining the region for many years and is now looking for someone who wishes to keep the Basilique region alive for many years to come.

Paradise Lost was a amazing theatre production filmed in the Basilique region and over the years I have enjoyed blogging about premiers that went worldwide. The popular Linden Inworld meetups were hosted on the island in recent years where hundred’s of avatars gathered and had interesting discussions.

I personally think it would be a very huge loss to Second Life if the Basilique region closed down this month. Hopefully there is someone out there who can save the region today and make it even more amazing.

Here is the full blog post on the closure…


I’ve decided that I will no longer keep up the Basilique (Isolotto di Garda)

region in Second Life and will close it on September 30th, 2017. I’ve enjoyed maintaining the region and hope that you have enjoyed visiting it as well.

I have, from time to time, heard expressions of interest from several people on taking over ownership of the region. If you have a serious interest in this, then I will read any proposals I receive for the full region (non-severable) by the 23rd of September.

The full region costs USD 295.00 per month and the transfer fee is USD 100.00. I’m not looking to make extra bucks from any transactions but would be happy to transfer the region (and use of all the public buildings and furnishings) to someone who wishes to keep it alive.

If I don’t receive or accept any serious transfer proposals, I will refund any rentals monies paid by tenants beyond the 30th, on that date. I will also return all objects to tenants on that date. I will close the region shortly thereafter.

Thanks for everything,

Canary Beck

P.S. If you wish to propose a transfer send me an email to canarybeck@gmail.com and ideally, send me an IM, so that you remind me to check my email.


Someone Please Save Basilique

 

AvaCon Announces 5th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017


On Tuesday 12th September AvaCon announced details about their upcoming fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference due to take place 9th-10th December 2017. The main focus this year will be on the latest OpenSim software releases along with visions for the future of OpenSim.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.

AvaCon hope to accommodate over 400 users in total at this year’s conference. The 2017 OpenSimulator Community Conference will feature many interesting presentations, performances, panels, workshops and much more. On the main stage there will be more in-depth talks featuring Education, Technical, Creative and Experiential topics of interest.

The annual conference is organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon. Here are the important deadlines and important dates you should know about.

  • September 12, 2017 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals!
  • October 8, 2017 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
  • October 22, 2017 – Proposal  acceptance emails and with conference information.
  • October 29, 2017 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference to create an entry in the conference schedule and the program.
  • November 11, 2017 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions and Presenter Booth Setup to prepare speakers for the conference.
  • November 18, 2017 – Deadline for stage props and audio-visuals (beyond textures) for conference program.
  • December 9-10, 2017 – OSCC17 – Conference dates – Bring the WOWness!
  • December 10, 2017 – OSCC Hypergrid tour and community events.

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s conference, fill out this application form.

Please spread the word about the upcoming 5th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017

Second Life Grid Statistics – September 2017 Update


Historical Daily Concurrency Since December 2009

These are latest Second Life Grid Statistics for September 2017 from the Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd.

The Second Life Grid Survey is by far the best source for daily Second Life grid statistics to check out. You can check out the latest region database numbers, useful economic metrics and much more.

I pointed out in my last Second Life Grid Statistics made back in early July 2017 that the grid saw a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates during the first half of 2017. However the total amount of Main Grid regions has been dropping throughout 2017.

Since July 2017 Private Estates and even Linden Owned regions have declined down hill. Personally I don’t think the launch of Sansar Creator Beta effected the grid numbers or had any sort of big impact that some were guessing was going to happen.


Updated stats as of 10th September 2017 


Second Life Grid Size Through 2017 So Far

On 1st January 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
  • Private Estates: 16, 783 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 219

On 2nd April 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
  • Private Estates: 16, 586
  • Linden Owned: 7, 220

On 5th July 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
  • Private Estates: 16, 414 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 235

** 10th September 2017 **

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 537
  • Private Estates: 16, 312
  • Linden Owned: 7, 225
  • Year To Date Private Estate Net Losses: 471 (2.8% loss)
  • Total Area of Second Life: 1542.52 (km²)

Daily Concurrency

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 46, 773
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 37, 324 
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 281

Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification:

  • Estate – Adult: 5, 091
  • Estate – General: 1, 226
  • Estate – Moderate: 9,976
  • Estate – Offline: 19
  • Linden – Adult: 484
  • Linden – General: 1, 651
  • Linden – Moderate: 5, 090

Breakdown of Host Server Classes by Ownership:

  • Estate – Class 5: 259
  • Estate – Class 7: 7, 244
  • Estate – Class 8: 7, 061
  • Estate – Class Unknown: 1, 748
  • Linden – Class 5: 6
  • Linden – Class 7: 1, 310
  • Linden – Class 8: 5, 609
  • Linden – Class Unknown: 300

Second Life Signups 

  • Total Signups: 51, 641, 115 

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The next stats blog post will be made at the end of December 2017 along with predictions for 2018.