On Thursday 17th June Linden Lab announced new limited edition last names for SL18B which will be available until 9th July 2021. The Father’s Day last names will only be available until 25th June 2021. This is all apart of the Second Life 18th birthday celebrations and again there are some interesting last names on the list.
The following names are in theme with SL18B this year and are only available until July 9th. Mystic Fae Mote Woodsprite Silvius Fyrewik Padfoot
The following names for Father’s Day are only available until June 25th. Daddy Pop Sire
There are many cool places to to visit this year at the Second Life 18th birthday celebrations. Here are some of the main SL18B attractions worth exploring to get started. Click on the SLURLs below to teleport different areas of SL18B. The birthday celebrations continue until Tuesday 6th July 2021 so that’s plenty of time to look around.
Patch Linden officially announced the next Linden Home theme during his opening address at SL18B yesterday morning. Fantasy now becomes theme 8 and more will be said about the new Linden Home theme during Meet the Lindens series next week. As many know already Patch Linden will be live from1pm SLT on Tuesday 22nd June 2021over at the SL18B Auditorium talking with Saffia Widdershins. It’s best to arrive early as the regions will full up pretty fast. This session will be live streamed across the metaverse (see below for the live stream link).
From the information I’ve seen so far on the Linden Homes section on the Second Life Forums about theme 8 is that there will be four home styles (Amberbrooke, Rosebrooke, Mistbrooke and Stonebrooke. The new houses on the demo region are not the finished houses and will be changed slightly during the release later this year. So far the overall feedback on the forums seem to be very positive and many love the new Linden Home theme.
On Thursday 17th June 2021 SL18B opened it’s gates to the public in Second Life and saw hundred’s visitors pack into the SLB regions. The opening ceremony had a high attendance like it always does for the annual Second Life birthday opening days. There was lag again throughout opening day as the regions were full mostly.
If you missed the SL18B opening ceremony then here is the full video which runs for 37 minutes. After roughly 19 minutes Strawberry Linden started exploring some of the SL18B celebrations which was apart of Lab Gab.
Patch Linden gave his opening address at SL18B Live Stage. Skip to 7 minutes & 30 seconds where it begins. It’s a really good speech where Patch briefly talked about the new user experience, the next LH theme was announced which is Fantasy and his time working with Brett Linden. The Fantasy demo region is open until 6th July 2021.
Patch Linden talked about Ebbe Altberg and how he changed Second Life for the better. He will never be forgotten. There was a minute of silence to remember.
Meet the Lindens & Meet the Moles series start from Tuesday 22nd June through until Friday 25th June 2021. “Patch Linden (June 22 at 1pm PT), Grumpity Linden (June 23 at 2pm PT), and Brett Linden (June 24 at 1pm PT). You also get the chance to meet the Moles (June 25 at 1pm PT)”.
There are over 35 regions to explore filled with live music, performances, over 200 exhibits, gifts and shopping. To see what’s happening everyday at SL18B it’s definitely worth viewing the full SL18B birthday calendar.
The SL18B category on the Second Life Destination Guide is very useful to check out for SL18B shopping, experiences and events.
I will post more SL18B in the days ahead. Stay tuned for that.
Abnor Mole has kindly added a new airstrip in the Bergheim region where new Chalet Linden Homes are being built now. There is a small aircraft rez zone and small bridge leading above the new railway tunnel which heads towards the Chalets. It’s worth pointing out this area and nearby regions are still being worked on by the Moles.
With this new addition of this new airstrip in the Bergheim region it now brings the total airstrips number to three around the Bellisseria continent. There are outside continent airports like one located north in the Meighen region and one airport in the south within the Jinsil region. There is another airport in the north east in the Yuri region. It’s long distance flying and it’s great flying over all the different Linden home themes.
Today Linden Lab have released it’s exciting calendar of SL18B events in a blog post on the official Second Life blog about what’s planned for this year’s birthday celebrations. There is a Second Life birthday calendar worth checking out in the blog post where there is the ability to add the events to your Google calendar.
SL18B officially opens to the public at 9am SLT on Thursday 17th June 2021 over at the SLB regions. Patch Linden will be hosting the SL18B Opening Ceremony from 11am SLT at the SL18B Main Stage. It’s best to arrive early to have the best seat before the regions become full.
Lab Gab at SL18B live stream starts after Patch Linden opening address at 11am SLT where Strawberry Linden will be exploring SL18B
The Second Life Birthday Group will get early access to SL18B Shop & Hop from 9am SLT on 17th June
Linden Lab will be holding the SL18B Music Fest which includes three days of great music from a variety of talented performers around the grid. The SL18B Music Fest live sessions will take place on the SL18B Live Stage from Thursday 17th June to Saturday 19th June 2021.
Randy De Lucia
SL18B Opening Ceremony with Patch Linden
Rogue Galaxy and The Tiny Rebel Band
Staring At The Sun
Gabriel da Silva
Save the date for SL18B Music Fest 2021!
Meet The Lindens at SL18B
Meet The Lindens returns this year according to the Second Life Birthday Calendar with a great lineup of well known Lindens and from the Moles team.
Monday 21st June 2021: Lab Gab SL18B Special with the Leadership Team – 2pm SLT to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Tuesday 22nd June 2021: Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) – 1pm SLT to 2pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Wednesday 23rd June 2021: Grumpity Linden (VP of Product) – 2pm to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1