World of Comics 2017 In Second Life Press Release


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For Immediate Release

The Royal Angels announce a new Mini Mega Event held by the team for this 2017 Season. The event will take place on May 5th, 2017 and run until midnight on May 20th, 2017. This special event has been created by a team for teams. Any team big or small is welcome to join us.

Merchants are welcome to join us as well. Various packages are available for merchants. Please note your items must be appropriate. No adult theme items of any kind are allowed. Same rule goes for teams as well. Space is limited for shops. For Merchants the money donated through sales will go to The Royal Angels team.

The goal of the event is to provide an incredible shopping and entertainment experience. This mini mega event is unlike any other out there. It will bring the comic world to life in Second Life. Lend your support to Relay For Life, the largest and longest charity in Second Life.

There are various packages for teams. Teams may sell items, hire a DJ, participate in the comic book art cover contest, auctions and much more. If a team would like to do an activity not listed in the application may comment under Comments and Questions. Please note only Team Captains may sign up. Co-Captains may sign up in case the Team Captain can not.

Visit to http://theroyalangels.blogspot.com/ for more information
Flickr Group https://www.flickr.com/groups/worldofcomics/

Applications

Relay Teams | https://goo.gl/7nJ0dt
Merchants | https://goo.gl/S10M9v
Event Timeline

Relay Teams Application | March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Merchants Application | March 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017
Merchant Photos of Due | April 21, 2017
Sim Set up for Teams & Merchants | May 1, 2017 – May 4, 2017
Event Opens | May 5, 2017
Event Closes | May 20, 2017
Sim Clean Up | May 21, 2017

My Top 30 Favourite SL Blogs For 2017


Here is a updated list of my top 30 favourite SL blogs you should check out and read regularly during 2017.

There are so many great SL bloggers out there covering the metaverse reporting about the latest grid news, fashion events, shopping events, grid wide hunts and much more.

  1. Inara Pey 
  2. New World Notes
  3. Firestorm Viewer Blog
  4. The Drax Files Radio Hour
  5. Jo Yardley
  6. Second Life Newser
  7. Prim Perfect
  8. London City
  9. Strawberry Singh
  10. Nalates Urriah
  11. Orca Flotta
  12. Linden Endowment for the Arts
  13. Feted Inner Child
  14. Ciaran Laval
  15. The Poultry Report
  16. Parktown Progress
  17. Echt Virtuell
  18. ZoHa Islands
  19. Bryn Oh
  20. Virtual Outworlding
  21. Honour McMilla
  22. Mona Eberhardt
  23. Harper Ganesvoort
  24. Canary Beck
  25. Pussycat Catnap
  26. iheartsl
  27. Seraphim
  28. Holocluck’s Henhouse
  29. Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd
  30. Prim Dolls

Back in September 2010 I did create my top 50 favourite SL blogs for 2010.

It’s impossible to list every blog relating to Second Life. I do read more blogs every week.

18 SL14B regions have already arrived on the grid


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SL14B regions have already arrived

In mid June 2017 Second Life will be celebrating it’s official 14th birthday and just recently 18 new SL14B regions arrived on the grid. Early preparations have already started behind the scenes for the birthday and it’s going to be interesting to see what the SL14B team/community comes up with this year.

No details have been released yet for SL14B important key dates, any open event positions or what the theme will be. I would imagine there will be announcements made within the next few months for those interested in participating in SL14B.

What would you like to see happen at SL14B this year ? 

SL14B: Infrastructure Build Applications Now Open


The SL14B Countdown Has Started

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SL13B Stage Left

There are four months until SL14B takes place in June 2017 when Second Life officially celebrates it’s 14th birthday. It’s been confirmed there will be 18 regions for SL14B and that the performance venues will be larger than in previous years.

If you are interested in building the core infrastructure for the SL14B regions or designing the main SL14B attractions like the Welcome Area, Auditorium or Performance Stage you will be glad to hear that Infrastructure Build Applications for SL14B are now open.

  • Deadline for sign up is 1st April 2017 at 12 pm SLT

SL13B last year was very successful and probably the best one I’ve experienced for sure. I can’t wait to see and experience SL14B. 🙂

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SL13B Cake Stage

I’ll post more SL14B updates soon on my blog when they come available.

New Second Life community platform coming soon


On 17th February Linden Lab announced A Fresh New Community Look is Just Around the Corner!. The next version of the Second Life community platform will have a new look and feel to it. It’s been some time since the Second Life community platform last got updated so it will be great to see the new look when it launches before the end of February 2017.

Read-only mode comes into effect soon

To go from the current platform to the new platform the forums will be put into read-only mode during the export process. During that time everyone will be able to read the forums but they will not be able to publish new posts until the export job has been successfully completed.

Upcoming changes that you know about:

  • Between 21st – 27th February: the forums will go into read-only mode
  • On 27th February: the new Second Life platform goes live and the forums are no longer read-only

First mock preview of the new platform

Here is the first mock preview of the new Second Life community platform which will go live within weeks. This is not the final look however it looks far better than the current look I think

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What do you think of the first mock preview of the new Second Life community platform ?

Michael Linden Has Officially Left Linden Lab


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Michael Linden – 28th January 2009

Breaking News

On Tuesday 14th February at the regular Bay City Alliance meeting Sylvan Mole confirmed that Michael Linden officially left Linden Lab. This is both shocking and sad news to hear about. Michael Linden will be greatly missed by all those that knew him inworld.

Michael Linden worked at the lab for over 13 years in a number of roles including becoming a in-world Liaison, then he moved briefly into the Governance role before finally becoming the head of the Linden Department of Public Works (the Moles) for many years improving the mainland of Second Life.

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Michael Linden Bear – 2009

Over the years Michael has worked on many successful projects, attended events and hosted his own weekly office hours with the community in Second Life.

Thanks so much Michael for all of your hard work and making Second Life ten times better. Personally I wish him the very best for the future. 🙂

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Michael Linden office hours – 3rd Feb 2010

Farewell Michael and good luck! 🙂