The 1920s Berlin Project 7th Anniversary


On 30th May The 1920s Berlin Project in Second Life will be celebrating their 7th Anniversary with 7 days of fun events until 5th June 2016. There will be festive parties, dance events, a special church service, a car rally and much more. Don’t miss this!

There have been hundred’s of visitors to the sim over the past 7 years and I’m sure there will be more to come in the future. There are many interesting attractions to check out around The 1920s Berlin Project sim including a theatre, nightclub, museum, train station and cinema.

My first visit to The 1920s Berlin Project was back in January 2012 exploring the historical city during my 2012 adventures. I mentioned back then it’s a really nice destination to visit in Second Life and today it still is a great location to visit. I’ve been to previous anniversary events in the historical city and I have enjoyed them very much.

Historical Snapshots

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My historical snapshots of The 1920s Berlin Project

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My first visit to the sim on 24th January 2012

7th Anniversary Events

Monday, May 30th
13:00 Special dinner at the Nussbaum restaurant.
14:00 SLT – 6th Anniversary Dance at the Pariser Platz (At the foot of the Brandenburger Tor) with a show by Sonatta Moralesta Morales and with DJ Myron Byron.

Tuesday, May 31st
14:00 happy hour at the Volksbad!
Join us at the public baths for a wild party in the pool.
Swimming suits will be provided.
16:00 Little gathering at the exclusive penthouse in the Hotel Adlon for supporters only.

Wednesday, June 1st
14:00 Happy Hour at the Biergarten
15:00 Open stage at the Odeon theatre!
Want to sing, read a poem, dance, or do some magic?
This is your chance, step up and earn some tips!
16:00 Special Church service
18:00 Late night extra festive dance at the Hotel Adlon’s ball room.

Thursday, June 2nd
13:00 Car rally around Berlin!
Prizes for the winner!
14:00 happy hour at the Biergarten.

Friday, June 3rd
14:00 Festive dinner followed by Tango themed dance at the Hotel Adlon’s ball room.
Submissions for photo contest close!
16:00 Several groups representing the Berlin community march through Berlin in a wonderful parade.
17:00 Join us in the wonderful bar in the Hotel Adlon basement for the enjoyment of the best cigarettes, pipes and cigars during Smoking Hour.
18:00 Special festive version of the weekly “Herrenclub” party… 18+ only!

Saturday, June 4th
11:00 Tea dance at the Hotel Adlon with performer & announcement of Photo contest winner.
12:00 Miss Berlin Contest! Who will be Miss Berlin 1929? Amazing prizes by famous designer Sonatta Morales and Herr von Rosenheim of ‘Gustav’s’!
More information can be found by clicking here.
13:15 Soapbox Airplane race for kids!
14:00 Very Special Cabaret show at the Eldorado!
17:00 Extra festive class at the school for all kids.

Sunday, June 5th
All day: Open Door Day & Relaxed rules day
On this day everyone is welcome to visit our sim and take a good look around and see more of the sim than you’re usually allowed to see.
Several of our tenants will also the doors to their private apartments and an ‘Open House’ sign will show you where you can enter and explore how the people in the city live.
We also relax our dress code so you can come in modern clothes or as a non-realistic avatar.
13:00 SLT Sport and Health Class at Hindenburg Schule
14:00 SLT – Special freebie hour at the Biergarten with a free gift for every visitor!
15:00 PM SLTish; We let our hair down! Without dress code we look the other way while the locals go a bit crazy and rez whatever they want.
Don’t be shocked if you see King Kong climb the Brandenburger Gate, space ships flying over Alexanderplatz or people shooting cake at each other.

Travel back in time to this big city during an amazing era. Wander down Unter den Linden, explore the dirty old back streets, see a movie at the cinema, visit the museum, enjoy cabaret, dance the Charleston in a small Tanzlokal or at the gay Eldorado club in this role-play sim with a 1920s dress code (freebies provided).

The 11th Annual Raglan Shire ArtWalk 2016


The 11th Annual Raglan Shire ArtWalk 2016

The 11th Annual Raglan Shire ArtWalk 2016 is happening now through until 19th June in Second Life and this year there are over 150 SL artists that have participated. There are exhibitions of 2D and 3D featured along hedgerows in the central area of Raglan Shire region. Art work featured can be brought (L$) just by a click of a mouse. There is so much to explore and enjoy this year at the event. 🙂

Raglan Shire is hosting its 11th ArtWalk, held May 15 through June 19. This five-week, multi-sim art festival is beautifully displayed among the hedgerows in a newly-designed tree city. It is a must see event for any art enthusiast! In addition to the art, there is live music, dancers, poetry slam, games and much more! A full event calendar is at bit.ly/1TGPJEd.

Teleport to the Raglan Shire ArtWalk 2016

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Art work to discover and enjoy
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Incredible art work
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Very nice!

Check out the ArtWalk 2016 Display Map below!

ArtWalk 2016 Display Map

Useful Links

SL13B: one month to go


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SL13B Regions – 19th May 2016

There is 1 month to go until Second Life’s 13th anniversary begins and the latest news is that press day applications are now open to get early access to the regions. The SL13B community celebration open at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June through until Sunday 26th June 2016. This year the theme is The Shared Adventure and it’s going to be great to see the themed builds.

This year SL13B Press Day takes place on Saturday 18th June 2016 and all members of the press are welcome to attend. Press Day is always a great opportunity to take snapshots, videos, tour the regions and find out about the builds.

I’m looking forward to participating in the SL13B community celebrations and celebrating 13 years of Second Life. I have signed up to press day and I’m looking forward to greeting at the welcome areas at SL13B.

See the upcoming key dates below!

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SL12B Welcome Area 

SL13B Key Dates

  • Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25: First round exhibitors notified via email
  • Wednesday, May 25: Sims open to exhibitors
  • Friday June 10: Performers notified
  • Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17: Sims closed to exhibitors for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18: Sims open to exhibitors for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 18: Press Day
  • Sunday, June 19, noon SLT: Opening Day
  • Thursday June 23: The Birthday
  • Sunday, June 19 to Sunday, June 26: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3: Sims open for viewing, no performances
  • Sunday, July 3: Staff party
  • Monday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 6: Breakdown
  • Thursday, July 7: Sims go offline

Stay updated on the latest SL13B news here.

A Look Back At Bay City 8th Anniversary


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Route 66 looks great this year

On Sunday 15th May 2016 Bay City celebrated their 8th anniversary in Second Life and this year there was a great attendance (at least 60+ avatars) for the annual celebrations. The 8th parade was great fun this year. The parade started at the band shell stage, then it went along route 66 through the central areas of Bay City until it reached the North Channel region. There were plenty of spectators watching and cheering on this year.

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Let’s do the conga dance!

At the end of the parade live music started in the North Channel region throughout the afternoon. Special guests Torley Linden and April Linden attended along with many well-known residents in Second Life including some of my friends. There was a conga dance and it was much longer this year. Overall the 8th anniversary has to be the best one yet in my opinion.

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Great parade this year
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Parade travels along route 66
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Parade crosses the bridges
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Live music throughout the afternoon
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Huge crowd this year for the event 🙂

Check out my snapshots of the event here

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A long line of green dots – Bay City Parade 2016!

LEA Round 11 Land Grant Applications Are Open


The LEA Land Grant program helps to promote the arts in Second Life, through a six month land grant to recipients. LEA offers land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab. If you don’t know already LEA round 11 land grant applications opened on 3rd May and will close on 30th May 2016. The next round of land grants are scheduled to start on 1st July 2016.

Important Dates:

  • May 3rd – Round 11 applications open
  • May 30th – Round 11 applications close
  • June 14th – Email sent to applicants.
  • July 1st – Hand over sims to Round 11 recipients.

About LEA

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. Guided by a dedicated board of renowned Second Life artists, the LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and be inspired.

The LEA is run and organized by users of Second Life, with resources generously donated by Linden Lab. The LEA strives to:

  • Provide a starting point for artists in Second Life, and for those interested in art to make connections and display their work.
  • Encourage and cultivate art and artists within Second Life.
  • Foster community, creativity, and innovation among artists and all residents interested in art.
  • Provide a way for artists to promote their art.
  • Collaborate with existing art regions, galleries, exhibits, and performance spaces to help nurture their valuable participation in SL arts.

If you are interested, fill out the form and good luck. There are other programs available, see here.

Bay City Eighth Anniversary In Second Life Kicks Off 15th May 2016


Tomorrow marks Bay City eighth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 15th May 2016. All residents are welcome to participate in the anniversary celebrations. The annual parade starts at 12.30pm SLT with a live concert during the afternoon starting from 1.30pm SLT until 4.30pm SLT. This year GoSpeed Racer, Zachh Cale, Maximillion Kleen and Noma Falta will be live performing in the afternoon.

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In previous years I have pretty much enjoyed the annual celebrations and I have enjoyed blogging about Bay City over the past 8 years. It’s hard to believe that the Bay City regions were first opened in Second Life back in May 2008 developed by Linden Lab.

After the opening The Bay City Alliance group was founded to help promote events and share the latest news. Bay City had plots at the annual Second Life birthday celebrations and at the annual BURN2 event. The regular Bay City posts have been most interesting to read announcing the latest breaking news, events, mole watch and much more.

This map below was one of my first snapshots I took of the Bay City Map on 18th January 2009.

Bay City Map 2009

My favourite Bay City events have to be the annual anniversary’s, mole day, Halloween events, tree lighting and the prim drop. It’s great fun for everyone and if you have not yet been to either the Bay City regions or any of the events I strongly recommend doing it. 🙂

The former teen Bay City merged with the Main Grid version of Bay City on 10th February 2011.

MG and TG Bay City Now Merged into One

Bay City was featured on the Second Life Login Screen on 19th May 2013.

Bay City on SL Login Screen

The Bay City Tree Lighting in early December 2013

The Bay City Tree Lighting 2013

Dance time at Bay City Mole Day 2014

Bay City Mole Day 2014

The Bay City roller-coaster opened in September 2015

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I’m looking forward to attending Bay City’s eighth anniversary in Second Life tomorrow on Sunday 15th May 2016. Please spread the word and come along! 🙂

Donald Trump 2016 Second Life Headquarters


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Arrival Area Donald Trump 2016 Second Life Headquarters

Today I went to check out Donald Trump’s headquarters in Second Life and it looks pretty good with info and freebies. There is huge support it seems for Donald Trump at the moment to win the President U.S Election 2016.

Nearby there is a jail, theater, petrol station, burgers shop, church and more. If you are a fan of Donald Trump then it’s worth visiting so you can show your support with others. 🙂

Teleport to Donald Trump 2016 Second Life Headquarters 

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Overview of Donald Trump’s 2016 Second Life Headquarters
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Inside Donald Trump’s 2016 Second Life Headquarters
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Donald Trump on stage
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Make Second Life Great Again lol

Check out the Politics page on the Second Life Destination Guide.

 

 

Press Release: Seanchai Library “Crazy Eights” Celebration enters its final month on LEA 9


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Seanchai Library’s “Crazy Eights” Celebration enters its final month on LEA 9

LEA 9, Second Life – “The Kraken has arrived at Crazy Eights on LEA Region 9, so it must be near the end.” Seanchai Library will be wrapping up its residency among the core regions in the Linden Endowment for the Arts Estate this month.

Crazy Eights opened on LEA 9 January 31st, billed as a celebration the art of stories and spoken word in Second Life. To date, there have been 31 individual events, presenting over 40 hours of live voice presentations, featuring over 30 storytellers, authors, poets and voice performers. Over one thousand individual residents have visited LEA 9 for events, or to wander and explore. Many returned and Crazy Eights is proud to report a 2:1 ratio of unique to return visits.

“I had to actually get paper and pencil to calculate how many different stories have been represented here, either live performances or through the story forest,” said Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring, “it’s amazing all the different genres and forms we have covered in just four months; everything from literary classics to contemporary adventure and romance.”

Perhaps the biggest story of all is the story of Seanchai Library itself. Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means “Storyteller” in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through weekly live voice presentations: “We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.” Crazy Eights refers to the Library celebrating its eighth anniversary this year.

“We’ve reached a lot of people and built many new relationships,” shared Seanchai Lead Caledonia Skytower. Many of those relationships have been individuals introduced to the enjoyment that comes with the virtual story experience. Some of those relationships have resulted in new cooperative efforts. When Armon Aeon and Tigre Milena took up residence on LEA 8 to the north of Crazy Eights to create “Jane Austen’s English Countryside,” the new neighbors started visiting back and forth. “It was the virtual equivalent of leaning over the fence,” Skytower said. The result was a series of readings from the works of Jane Austen presented by Seanchai on LEA 8 that will continue even after the Library has packed up their prims on LEA 9. “We’ve had so many great conversations about art and literature. This was an important friendship to begin here, and I am certain it will continue. There have been so many others as well. It really has been a positive experience in so many ways,” concluded Skytower.

The final month of literature events will include the conclusion of the weekly serial presentation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Return of Sherlock Holmes,” and the final Featured Book Series featuring a book from this year’s Newbery Honors – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s “The War That Saved My Life.” There will be one final live voice tour of the Story Forest, and one last Storytellers’ Sandbox featuring voices from around the grid, including the Cold Shot Players. Saturday, May 21st beginning at Noon, there will be a “Big Read” of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with a revolving cast of readers presenting Lewis Carroll’s entire work, non-stop, in pairs and small groups. “We ‘Begin at the beginning,” Loring re-quoted, “and we ‘go on till we come to the end: then stop.’”

Information on Seanchai Library schedules and programs, as well as links to Seanchai’s social media presence can be found online at http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/

There is a special page for Crazy Eights activities and information http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/at-lea-9.html

Teleport to the Seanchai Library Here

Lab Chat #3 audio now available via The Drax Files Radio Hour


The audio is now available from Lab Chat #3 that was broadcasted on Friday 6th May 2016 in Second Life. You can listen to the show via show#115 on the Drax Files Radio Hour talking about Second Life, Project Sansar and Project Bento.

There was no video of the show, see below for the reason!

Ebbe Linden recently talked about Project Sansar at the Collision Conference and the good news is that the full video is now available showing new footage of Project Sansar. The video runs for almost 15 minutes and it’s very interesting.

New Screenshots of Project Sansar

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Amazing screenshots of Project Sansar and I can’t wait to see more in the months ahead. 🙂

Lab Chat #3 starts at 10.30am SLT on Friday 6th May 2016


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Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre

Lab Chat #3 will be starting at 10.30am SLT on Friday 6th May 2016 over at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre (SLURL) in Second Life. See the announcement about Lab Chat #3 here.

Ebbe Linden, Oz Linden and Troy Linden will be answering questions on Second Life and Project Sansar etc. It’s going to be interesting to hear the latest developments going on with Second Life and hopefully we will hear more on Project Sansar.

Lab Chat #3 will be recorded as audio only this time and transcripts will be released soon after the show has finished recording. If you are interested in attending then it is best to arrive early.

Please spread the word about Lab Chat #3 🙂