Paint SL Purple 2016 Press Release


On Sunday 28th February 2016 Paint SL Purple begins and everyone is welcome to participate in painting the entire grid purple for 7 days. Paint your stores purple, houses, wear purple clothing, wear purple hair, purple skin to show support for the event.

If you are a blogger why not change your blog text and background etc to purple.

Starting Sunday 6th March 2016 marks the start of the 2016 Relay for Life of Second Life season. Over 2.5 million (USD) has been raised so far for Relay for Life of Second Life in the fight against cancer.

Relay Weekend will take place on 16th & 17th July 2016.

Check out the latest press release below for more details.


February 22, 2016



For Immediate Release:

February 22, 2016

The 2016 Relay For Life of Second Life campaign is kicking off on March 6th 2016 and to prepare for this the Relay For Life volunteers will be painting the Second Life Grid Purple.  This is a community effort to raise awareness throughout Second Life about Relay For Life and you are invited to join us on February 28, 2016 from 1 – 6 pm SLT for our kick off party!

Since 2004, Relay For Life has been growing through the virtual worlds and raising money for the American Cancer Society.  In the past 12 years, this signature fundraiser has raised over 2.5 million USD leading to assistance globally in funding programs and global partnerships in the fight against cancer.

The announcement to the Second Life grid that Relay For Life is about to start comes from the launch of our Paint SL Purple campaign that begins on February 28th. Sims, businesses, communities and a flood of volunteers will celebrate the power of HOPE by turning the entire grid purple for 7 days. This will be a good opportunity to visit with new survivors, caregivers, volunteers and other who might not know about our mission and get the excitement of our journey in the forefront of the minds of all of Second Life.

Mark your calendar for Feb.28th and come out in your purple to join our fight!

About Relay For Life of Second Life
Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing in Second Life for 10 years. In 2005, the first Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) was attended by a few hundred avatars and raised almost $5,000 US dollars for the American Cancer Society. As of July 2014 RFL of SL ranks number 17th out of 5000 teams worldwide in donations received. We have brought in close to 3 million US dollars to help with the fight against cancer. This year our Relay weekend will be held on July 16th and 17th.

About the American Cancer Society
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health, and international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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Home & Garden Expo 2016: come and visit

The 8th annual Hope & Garden Expo 2016 in Second Life is open featuring so many great creators of Second Life’s Home & Garden products. The Home and Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) and this year there are ten regions to explore.

Home & Garden Expo 2016 will be open until Sunday 6th March 2016. If you haven’t been yet, you have to go and see incredible things. 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2016 Map

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New One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016 Video

To the entire staff, Chain Breaker dancers and supporters – thank you for your hard work and time.

Over two days 110 women dancers from within Second Life took part in making a brand new video for the upcoming One Billion Rising event in Second Life for 2016. Many others donated their time to make this video possible. Great work! 🙂

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016 opens to the public on Sunday 14th February 2016. Head to the OBR regions on the Map and dance to show your support. There are many interesting exhibitions around the outside of the regions worth checking out.

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First preview of OBR 2016 in Second Life
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OBR 2016 Main Stage

Ebbe Linden reveals some new screenshots of Project Sansar

During the past week or so Ebbe Linden CEO of Linden Lab has posted some new screenshots of Project Sansar on Twitter. These new screenshots show some examples of what environments (Mars & the Moon) can look like inside Project Sansar.

Ebbe Linden mentions that it takes a few hours to create a multi user VR experience with Project Sansar. These screenshots look nice so far and I would imagine there will be more new screenshots showing more environments in the weeks or months ahead.

The Moon

The first screenshot shows a possible moon / desert environment featuring a classic looking cinema, realistic shadows and amazing graphics with realistic lighting over objects. In the bottom left corner there are shadows of avatars which is rather interesting.

Posted on 10th February 2016


The second screenshot shows a realistic multi-user Mars VR experience. This is an example of how a landscape can be made in just a few hours and then brought to life.

Posted on 4th February 2016

What do you think about these new screenshots from Project Sansar ?

What kind of environment experience would you like to see created ?