A Guide To SL13B Events


SL13B Map

On Sunday 19th June at 12pm SLT the SL13B Community Celebration officially opened and hundreds of residents packed the 17 sims. Live performances continue until the last day on Sunday 26th June. The sims will remain open until 7th July 2016.

Second Life officially turns 13 years old on Thursday 23rd June 2016. If you are interested in going to events at SL13B then here is a useful guide to get started. You really don’t want to miss the party this year. Everyone is welcome to join in with the birthday celebrations.

Teleport to SL13B

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Bugs Bunny at SL13B

SL13B Stage Events

All times are SLT

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Live music around the clock! 🙂

SL13B Music Festival

Linden Lab are sponsoring SL13B Music Fest on June 24th and June 25th at Stage Left. More more details see here. Last year was a huge success and hopefully the music fest will continue in future Second Life birthdays.

SL13B The Big Hunt

The big SL13B hunt returns this year with over 80 exhibitors with special birthday gifts. If you see a parcel displaying the SL13B Big Hunt logo then you are in luck. Check out the map below!

Spread the word about SL13B and enjoy the party! 🙂

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First preview of the main SL13B attractions


Today marks SL13B Press Day where members of the press can get a first preview of the sims before the grand opening at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June 2016. Here are my first snapshots of the main attractions at SL13B and there is so much to see this year. 🙂

There are 17 sims to explore this year with around the clock live music plus a big hunt is planned and more. On June 23rd marks Second Life’s official 13th birthday and it’s now time to celebrate! 🙂

SL13B Map

SL13B Map

Click the blue links below to teleport to the attractions at SL13B and enjoy! 🙂

SL13B Welcome Area

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SL13B Auditorium

SL13B Auditorium

SL13B Cake Stage

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SL13B Live Stage

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SL13B Stage Left

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SL13B Time Capsule Area

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SL13B Gift Areas

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SL13B Pods Area

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SL13B Linden Prize Givers

SL13B Linden Prizes

SL13B: 2 days to go


There are now two days until the grand opening of SL13B Community Celebration gets underway. The sims are almost ready to host the biggest party on the grid. The final preparations are happening now until the end of the weekend,

The SL13B Community Celebration opens to the public at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June 2016. There will be 17 sims to explore, live music, a big hunt and more. On June 23rd marks Second Life’s official 13th birthday and I’m sure there will be many grid-wide parties happening across the grid.

This year the Meet the Lindens series returns with five days of interviews planned between 20th-24th June, The talks will be likely be held at the auditorium at SL13B covering topics from Second Life, Project Sansar to more general stuff. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions to the Lindens on the panel.

Monday 20th June 2016

  • Brett Linden & Torley Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Tuesday 21st June 2016

  • Ebbe Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

  • Pete Linden & Xiola Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Thursday 23rd June 2016

  • Landon Linden & Oz Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Friday 24th June 2016

  • Patch Linden & Dee Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Are you excited about this year’s SL13B talks ? 

Second Life Project Viewer: LibVLC replaces QuickTime media plugin for Windows


On the release notes page for the Second Life Project VLC Media Plugin/4.0.6.316258 viewer there is an update on QuickTime which is very important. Recently Apple confirmed they will no longer be releasing any more security updates for the PC version going forward.

This latest Second Life project viewer now uses LibVLC replacing the original QuickTime media plugin for Windows versions of Second Life. This is a reasonable path forward and I think it will be interesting to see how LibVLC performs in the months ahead.

As many know already QuickTime in Second Life uses media types like MPEG-4, MP3 and MOV. In the near future the OS X viewer will be updated to LibVLC so stay tuned for that.

Release Notes

Apple recently announced that they are no longer supporting QuickTime for Windows and most importantly, will not be providing security updates going forwards. We use QuickTime in the viewer to play back media type likes MP3 MPEG-4 and of course MOV.

This viewer replaces the QuickTime media plugin for the Windows version of the viewer with one based on LibVLC (https://wiki.videolan.org/LibVLC/). The OS X viewer is unchanged since Apple will continue to support QuickTime there.

Eventually, as part of the update to 64 bit versions of the viewers, the OS X viewer will also be updated to use LibVLC (QuickTime APIs are Carbon and not available as 64bit).

More information can be found here.