Upcoming cool SL events during May 2012

Here are some of the many cool events coming up during May 2012 in Second Life that you may be interested in attending. Click the links below for location slurls and more event information. Feel free to comment if you know of any cool events happening in May 2012 and I’ll list them below. 🙂

  • Every Wednesday at 5pm SLT
  • Tune into the 100 Word Stories Podcast and hear some entertaining tales.
  • Normally live readings over voice
  • Play the media stream for the latest weekly challenge podcast episode. More info at: http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com.
  • Saturday 5th May 2012
  • Check timezone times
  • This event is ideal if you are into story writing and love listening to stories in Second Life/real life
  • 21st April to 5th May 2012
  • This event aims to provide information on starting and maintaining Second Life Groups for networking, professional and community use.

Bay City Fourth Anniversary

  • Sunday May 20th 2012
  • 12pm to 1:30pm SLT
  • Meet at Bandshell in Bay City – Harwich (11, 11, 24)
  • Live entertainment at Bay City Fairground in North Channel

Culture Shock 2012

  • 4th May to 26th May 2012
  • Second annual Culture Shock event in Second Life
  • Celebrating trends and trendsetters within our business, and incorperating music and art, all with reflections of our own personal first life cultures depicted in our creations.
  • May 12th – 13th 2012 – Halfway There Fair 2012
  • May 12th – 20th 2012 – Paint SL Purple! 2012
  • May 19th – 28th 2012 – Home & Garden Expo 2012
  • May 4th – 8th, 2012 – VE Day Celebrations in the London Sims
  • May 19th – 20th, 2012- WW2 Conference at the Flying Tiger’s Sims.
  • May 20th 2012 – Flying Tiger’s Flyover at the 4th Annual Bay City Anniversary!
  • May 25th -May 28th – Memorial Day Weekend Events.
  • June 1st – 3rd -Vintage Fashion Weekend.
On the SL Forums there is a section worth looking at called Upcoming Events and Activities & Community Events happening now on the grid. Check out Featured Events on the Second Life Destination Guide for more great SL events. Happy May 2012! 


Core network maintenance update

Yesterday Linden Lab performed maintenance on the core network for Second Life from 6am SLT for a few hours. The maintenance was finally completed after 9am SLT. As expected there was another SL downtime during this period and I believe many decided to log into OpenSim grids like last Thursday.

[Completed 9:05am PDT, 30 April 2012] The maintenance on our core network has been completed. We are actively working on bringing the final remaining offline regions back online.

[Updated 6:00am PDT, 30 April 2012] We will be beginning our core network maintenance shortly. Please save all builds and refrain from rezzing no copy objects or making inworld L$ transactions. Some residents may experience delays logging inworld.

Check out this SL concurrency graph during the past 24 hours.

Check out this SL concurrency graph during the past week showing the two SL downtimes.

SL grid instability saw two huge peaks during the past week way above normal levels.


Hopefully things will get back to normal in the week ahead and not like 3-4 years ago with downtime Wednesdays etc . 🙂