New SL Land Pricing Changes For 2011

There are a few new important updates on land pricing for 2011, that have been announced by Nelson Linden on the Second Life Blog today.

1) All retail private region maintenance, including grandfathered pricing, is expected to continue without increase through Dec. 31, 2011. What you pay now, as a retail customer, is what you’ll continue to pay through the end of 2011.

2) We will adjust how education and non-profit advantages are provided, effective Jan. 1, 2011.
All  education and non-profit private regions of any type, purchased after Dec. 31, 2010, will be invoiced at standard (i.e. non-discounted) pricing.  All currently discounted renewals which occur after Dec. 31, 2010, will be  adjusted to the new price at that time. To continue to provide  entry-level, private spaces to educators just launching their programs,  we will be providing Homestead and Open Space regions to qualifying  organizations without their meeting the retail full-region criterion. Customer Support will be available to answer any questions that you may  have about these changes.

I think this is very bad news for SL educators and many will leave Second Life sadly.  What are your views on the pricing changes?

Exciting SL Events To Look Forward To During October 2010

Check out these exciting Second Life events to look forward to during October 2010.


Metanomics Returns – 4th October 2010

  • “Can virtual worlds provide insight into economic behavior?”
  • Monday 4th October 2010 at 12pm SLT at Metanomics region
  • More event details here

Jewelry Fair 2010 – 8th to 17th October 2010

  • “The theme for Jewelry Fair 2010 is Beauty and the Beast. The story of Beauty and the Beast is a classic fairy tale, and we’re going with a loose interpretation of the story and time period setting to theme our sim decor and fair.”
  • “Time for the jewelers and accessory makers of  Second Life to show off their gorgeous creations”
  • More event details here

The Call for Couture Festival – 10th to 31st October 2010

Ten Best 100 Word Stories – 10th October 2010

Metanomics Special Show  – 12th October 2010

  • Special guest Noam Chomsky will be featured on the show
  • Special episode of Metanomics at 12pm SLT at Metanomics region
  • More event details here

Horrorfest 2010 – 15th to 31st October 2010

  • “A fortnight long event featuring the very best in Second Life horror”
  • “Vendors, DJs, greeters, dancers, and bloggers”
  • More event details here
BURN2 2010! – 16th to 24th October 2010
  • One of the best SL events of the year
  • “amazing infrastructure of BURN2, including the town of Deep Hole, our Center Camp, the Temple, Mutant Vechicles, event stages, art installations, and the MAN burn”
  • “While smaller, we know it will push the boundaries of Second Life to be amazing and different in many ways”
  • More event details here

NMC Symposium 2010 – 19th to 21st October 2010

  • “The 2010 NMC Symposium for the Future, the sixteenth in the NMC’s Series of Virtual Symposia, will explore actual and potential applications of technology that could impact issues of global importance over the next five years and beyond.”
  • “Online registration is available August 16th, 2010 – October 8th, 2010, closing at 11:59 PM Pacific Time of the end date. Late registration fees apply thereafter.”
  • More event details here

My 4th Rez Day in Second Life – 31st October 2010

  • Party details yet to be announced!
  • Will make a announcement at the end of the month!

Check out the Featured Events tab in SEARCH for more fun interesting Second Life events for October 2010. October 2010 in Second Life should be a great month. Know of any more big SL events taking place this month, feel free to comment!