SL11B live performances end today


Today is the last day for live performances at the SL11B Community Celebration and the 11 sims will remain open for viewing until Saturday 5th July 2014. There will be no performances during next week but this is the ideal time to explore the sims before they go offline. If you missed any of the SL11B talks during week 1, please check out the videos here of them all.

Well done to all the SL11B staff, volunteers, performers, builders and everyone else who made this year a huge success. I guess the countdown has now started for SL12B which will be held in mid-late June 2015. It will be bigger with more surprises i’m sure. What improvements/ideas would you like to see happen for SL12B ?

New SL11B blog posts worth checking out today!

The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love (yman Juran)
The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love (yman Juran)
Fascinate Auditorium live show_004
Lovely fire show
Fascinate Auditorium live show_008
Amazing!
Week 2 starts now!
Wow!

Did you enjoy the SL11B live performances this year ? 

Guide to SL11B Pod Tours


One of the main attractions at SL11B community celebration is the exciting Pod Tours which guides you through all of the exhibits and gives you information about them. Yavanna Llanfair designed the two Pod Tours at SL11B and this year there are surprises along the way depending on the environment. The SL11B sims are truly awesome and I have to say that the pod tour is a good way to see everything.

There are 22 free pods with departures every 4 minutes at each station. The pod tour system is split into two separate areas which include the Western Sims and Eastern Sims. The Western sims pod tour lasts for around 38 minutes and the Eastern sims pod tour lasts for around 45 minutes so please keep that in mind. To ride a pod, click the cone at either one of the SL11B Pod Stations and enjoy the fantastic tour! 🙂

Getting Started

Firstly behind the pod stations there is a SL11B info package to grab for free giving you all the information you need including landmarks, maps, hunts and performances.

SL11B Pod Info
SL11B Pod Info

SL11B Wonderous Pod StationSLURL

  • Grab a free SL11B Teddy here

SL11B Pod Station

 

SL11B Fascinate Pod StationSLURL

  • Grab a free SL11B Cake and a free SL11B Teddy Bear here
SL11B Fascinate Pod Station
SL11B Fascinate Pod Station

Live pod map of SL11B

Live SL11B Pod Tour Map
Live SL11B Pod Tour Map

Now sit back and enjoy the ride through the incredible builds at SL11B Community Celebration. This is a great time to take photos or videos during the pod tours at the SL11B regions. There is so much to see and take in this year.

Enjoying the SL11B Pod Tour
Enjoying the SL11B Pod Tour
SL11B Pod Tour info
SL11B Pod Tour info

If you want to learn more about the Pod Tours, visit YavaScript pod tours at SL11B – SLURL

YavaScript pod tours at SL11B
YavaScript pod tours at SL11B
  • Have you been on the SL11B Pod Tour yet? 
  • What do you think of the experience this year ? 

 

Interesting SL11B exhibits


 

It Takes a Village  showcasing FP mesh plants at SL11B
It Takes a Village showcasing FP mesh plants at SL11B
Giant Snail Races in 3D Snail-o-Vision at SL11B
Giant Snail Races in 3D Snail-o-Vision at SL11B
The Aliens are Here! at SL11B
The Aliens are Here! at SL11B
Snail On A Virtual Razor Blade at SL11B
Snail On A Virtual Razor Blade at SL11B
Underwater Wakei-Seijaku at SL11B
Underwater Wakei-Seijaku at SL11B
RFL of SL at SL11B
RFL of SL at SL11B

More snapshots from SL11B can be found on my SL Flickr stream.

 

Happy 11th Birthday to Second Life


Today marks Second Life’s official 11th birthday anniversary since the launch back on 23rd June 2003 and for the next few weeks to mark this special birthday occasion there will be grid wide parties happening. It’s time to party and celebrate 11 incredible years of Second Life. For me I’ve been around for almost 8 years and I’ve been participating in Second Life birthdays since 2007. Every year the celebrations just get better and more exciting. The SL community comes together and that’s great to be part of. *party time*

For those interested in the history of Second Life during the past 11 years then check out the History of Second Life SL wiki page. I’ve been trying to keep the page updated with new content and I hope to continue adding for years to come. Please check out my historical posts below and enjoy the 11th birthday celebrations! 🙂

Happy 11th Birthday, Second Life! 

Second Life officially turns 11 years old!
Second Life officially turns 11 years old!

SL11B Key Landmarks

SL11B Community Celebration
SL11B Community Celebration

Previous Second Life birthday themes and history

  • SL1B – Second Life First Year Anniversary Gala
  • SL2B – Giant museum displaying various large builds, pictures of SL over time
  • SL3B – Hooray for diversity and Looking towards the future
  • SL4B – “era” of SL
  • SL5B – SL Culture
  • SL6B – The Future of Virtual Worlds
  • SL7B – Unexpected Collaborations
  • SL8B – Magic of Second Life
  • SL9B – Community – (resident run event)
  • SL10B– Looking Forward. Looking Back – (resident run event)
  • SL11B – The empires of the future, are the empires of the mind – (resident run event)
SL11B Cake Stage
SL11B Cake Stage

Come and celebrate SL11B today! 🙂

SL11B Grand Opening Day – Live Updates!


sl11b-cake-stage_010.jpg
SL11B Cake Stage

Welcome to my special SL11B Grand Opening Day blog coverage bringing you the latest live updates from the birthday regions.


 

Live updates will appear below on a regular basis with snapshots.

  • 11:40am SLT: The excitement is building up with 20 minutes left to GO. To mark this special birthday occasion the raising of the flags will be held at 12:30pm SLT. 
  • 11:45am SLT: Here are the events for the opening day of SL11B and please check out the live performances page for more amazing events.
  • 11:50am SLT: Wow, 10 minutes left to GO then the party gets underway and the grid-wide events kick-off
  • 11:55am SLT: The regions are now open!
SL11B regions are officially open!
SL11B regions are officially open!
  • 12pm SLT – Happy 11th Birthday, Second Life and the SL11B regions are ready for you to explore! 
  • 12:05pm SLT: The SL11B regions are filling up fast
  • 12:10pm SLT: The live performances and live music events are now underway. Let’s celebrate Second Life’s 11th Birthday!
  • 12:20pm SLT: 10 minutes until the flag rising event starts (please see map above for locations)
  • 12:25pm SLT: Metaverse Week in Review LIVE is underway now – Latest news and SL11B discussions.
  • 12:30pm SLT: The flags are up for SL11B, Yay!
SL11B flags event
SL11B flags event
  • 12:50pm SLT: High attendance at the SL11B stages and some areas are starting to get busy/lag increasing. 
  • 1pm SLT: Great live music from the main venues at SL11B and there is a huge attendance this year. 
SL11B DJ Stage
SL11B DJ Stage
  • 1pm to 2pm SLT: Special live show of The Drax Files Radio Hour (Draxtor Despres/Jo Yardley) at the SL11B Auditorium.
SL11B Auditorium
SL11B Auditorium

2pm SLT: Check out the Performance page for upcoming live events and have fun. For my snapshots of SL11B, check out my SL Flickr stream


 

 

 

 

Video of Ebbe Linden talking about a next generation virtual world


Here is the full video of Ebbe Linden at the Third Party Viewer meeting this week talking about Linden Lab working on a next generation virtual world. The meeting was done using voice and live text chat lasting for 2 hours. The next Third Party Viewer meeting is scheduled for 18th July 2014. 

  • Featuring Jessica Lyon, Oz Linden, Dolphin Linden and many more giving out important updates during the meeting 
  • Skip to 51 minutes and 19 seconds to listen to Ebbe Linden. 
  • Latest reactions to Ebbe Linden skip to 1 hour and 39 minutes

It’s really worth watching from start to end to hear all the latest updates and latest feedback on the breaking news from Ebbe Linden.

BURN2 Conception 2014 and SL11B Community Celebration opens today


BURN2 Conception 2014

Today at 10am SLT the BURN2 Conception event in Second Life for 2014 opens to the public. Its time to celebrate 11 years on the virtual Playa and celebrate the amazing success the event has had over the years. The theme for this year is Conception  a time to celebrate beginnings, and a time to celebrate the future. The event runs through until 29th June 2014.

BURN2 Center Camp Stage
BURN2 Center Camp Stage

SL11B Community Celebration

Today at 12pm SLT the SL11B community celebration regions opens to the public and there will be huge party to celebrate 11 years of Second Life. Second Life officially turns 11 on Monday 23rd June 2014. There will be free gifts, live music, pod tours, a big SL11B hunt and 11 sims to explore. The theme for this year is “The empires of the future, are the empires of the mind” by Winston Churchill. The event runs through until 29th June 2014.

SL11B Live Stage
SL11B Live Stage

Other SL11B Grid Events

Visit the SL11B page on the Second Life Destination Guide for more SL11B celebrations across the grid.

Which event are you most looking forward to the most for SL11B ? 

SL Go: SL11B promotion


SL11B SL Go promotion

OnLive have announced a new special SL11B promotion for the week ahead by offering new users a promotional code that they can redeem for 75% off the first month of their SL Go subscription.  Combine that with the 7-Day free trial and they will get 5 weeks of SL Go for only $2.50. Click on the banner image (above) to claim your SL Go discount and enjoy. This offer is only valid between 22nd-29th June 2014.

OnLive official statement:

In celebration of Second Life’s 11th birthday, OnLive would like to offer new users of SL Go 75% off the first month of an unlimited access subscription package.  For those unfamiliar with SL Go, this application can super-charge your old PC or Mac turning it into a Second Life super computer capable of rendering ultra-high graphics at maximum draw distances.  Plus, you can now take Second Life with you on your Android tablet.

To claim your SL Go discount, just click the banner image.  US customers should use the US code, and UK customers the UK code.  Hurry, as this offer is only valid during the week of June 22-29, 2014.

Happy 11th Birthday Second Life from OnLive!

More details visit the official SL Go homepage.

 

 

 

SL11B Press Day info and landmarks


SL11B Welcome Area
SL11B Welcome Area

Today at 12pm SLT the SL11B regions were opened to the Second Life press/bloggers to explore the regions and enjoy the views. The welcome area is the first place the SL press goes to receive goodies and the SL11B press pack to find your way around the sims. Then get ready for the exciting tour around the SL11B regions including the main stages/main attractions. There is so much to see and do this year but it will be worth it. If you are unsure about which tour you are attending, please contact Saffia Widdershins or Enya (aquadragon.larsen).

  • The grand opening is tomorrow at 12pm SLT on Sunday 22nd June 2014 over at the “SL11B” regions! 

Press Tour Schedule 

  • Tour 1 started at 2pm SLT
  • Tour 2 started at 4pm SLT
  • Tour 3 starts at 6pm SLT

SL11B Landmarks of Interest

Don’t forget to ride the pod tour and take part in the SL11B big hunt. Have a fantastic time at SL11B press day.

SL11B press day
SL11B press day

Stay tuned for more SL11B blog coverage tomorrow and for the next few weeks.