New Map of SL10B & Time Capsule Design Contest starts now

A few new exciting things have been published today for the upcoming SL10B Community Celebration. Today a new SL10B Map has been released showing 22 regions, exhibitor builds and stages. The new addition regions: The Corn Field1 and SL10B Bear Island which is going to be very popular this year. The new map looks fantastic right ?

First Preview


The second announcement is that there is a SL10B time capsule design contest happening   from today and here is the notecard with full details about creating it…

SL10B Time Capsule

Creating a new time capsule is a wonderful tradition we’ve kept alive each year at the Second Life Birthday event. Residents are invited to try and create a capsule that represents something significant from that year (SL4B’s capsule had flexis, SL5B’s used glow) or something inspired by the theme of that year’s event (SL6B’s capsule was a meteorite chunk for its space theme, SL8B’s was a modified version of the event logo, SL9B’s was a giant cake).

We’re inviting Residents to propose their ideas for this year’s time capsule, so if you’re interested, here are the guidelines:

* The capsule should be (relatively) low-prim. Some of the older ones reach up to 96 prims, and some years it gets difficult to display them all. If at all possible, please be prim-friendly! This will only get worse as more and more capsules join the ranks every year.

* If you choose to make it look like a chest, box, or anything that would open in RL, we’ll need an open version AND a closed version. This allows us to keep up the illusion of “opening the capsule” at every year’s event.
(SL3B had a vault, SL5B an intelligent particle system, SL6B had an asteroid container that could open, SL7B was a portal with a vortex that could activate, SL9B was a cake that opened on top)
Don’t worry too much about scripting the open/close, we can help with that. Sometimes we can ask for modifications to the design to accommodate the look.

* Overall, be creative; this year’s theme is “Looking Back, Looking Forward” if you want to go theme-based.

* Size: Don’t go too big, the SL3B Vault is about 6meters cubed and you might consider that the upper size limit (it certainly looks massive), although nobody will be disqualified for going over it on one side or so, if the design warrants it. A tall spire won’t be rejected, a Death Star sized megasphere just might 🙂

* Some particle activity is allowed, but keep it manageable. No giant fireworks fests, but some minor activity is fine. For an example of a previous model: SL5B’s capsule has particles that float inside it, defined by the amount of items in its inventory.

* The capsule should have full perms. This is very important, as modifications may be needed; plus, it is ofcourse needed for the adding of the contents, the most important part of the capsule.

* If you submit a capsule, it will not be returned to you. So be sure to keep a copy if you want to keep it! If you do manage to screw up here, a return copy can always be arranged upon request; we’re not ogres 🙂

* If you have any low-prim pedestals or display cases, please feel free to submit them. For that matter, don’t be afraid to make a smaller capsule that stands on an independent pedestal (and yes, you may design the pedestal too; the SL5B and SL6B capsules did that very same thing)

* No guarantees that you’ll win. You may have the nicer design technically, but someone else’s might fit the theme better.

* To submit a design or to ask any related questions, please contact Will Webb, the official keeper of the capsule.

* If you’re not a good builder, do not worry. Just submit your design as best you can. We’re hoping to find a willing victim… eh, volunteer… who might help out in touching up the winning design if you’re afraid that your skills aren’t up to the task at hand.

* Be creative.

* Last but not least, the previous capsules may be seen upon request, for those of you that need a bit of inspiration and guidance in choosing your design.

Good luck 🙂

3 days left until the grand opening of SL10B Community Celebration. Stay tuned for the latest news on my blog and for the latest snapshots check out my SL Flickr stream.

List of SL10B Flickr Groups to Join

SL10B Snapshots

Here is a list of SL10B Flickr Groups to join to share your SL10B snapshots with the SL Community. All groups are free to join (more members needed) and it will be great to have a massive collection of snapshots before the end of the month. I’ll add more to the list when I hear about them. Please spread the word to friends and share SL10B photos.

1. SL Community Celebration

2. Second Life SL10B Bear Avatar Photos

3. My SL10B Newbie Makeover

4. SL10B Community Celebration Photo Contest- Now Closed

I’ll add more to the list above when I hear about them. Please spread the word to friends and share SL10B photos here in the groups.

Ready for SL10B Press Day

  • I’m all set for SL10B Press Day on Friday and Saturday.
  • Over 50+ SL press media/bloggers have signed up this year.

Latest Update

Currently the SL10B sims are closed for 24 hours while all builds are being inspected and approved again. Regions are set to open at 12:01am SLT on Friday 14th June 2013 for builders. Press Members will have access starting at 12pm SLT on Friday. Press Tours will be happening at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm SLT on both days. Then the big grand opening will take place at 12pm SLT on Sunday 16th June 2013 when we will celebrate 10 years of Second Life for 2 weeks. Woooot!!!

New regions for SL10B this year!

  • Bear Island
  • Corn Field

Are you excited ?