The 1920s Berlin Project 8th Anniversary Celebrations


Today the well known 1920s Berlin Project in Second Life will be celebrating it’s 8th anniversary with 7 days of celebrations to mark this special occasion. See below for the full schedule of events planned for this year.

There will be dance events, fireworks, new openings, live music, ice cream, movie showings and much more. Check out The 1920’s Berlin Project today and join in with 8th anniversary celebrations.

Schedule of events

Tuesday 30th May

  • 2pm annual dance under the Brandenburg Gate with a show by Sonatta Moralesta Morales and with DJ Myron Byron!
  • 3pm Fireworks

Wednesday 31st May

  • 1pm Soapbox airplane race for children
  • 2pm Opening of the Biergarten at the back of Der Keller
  • 4pm Ice cream social at the KaDeWe, free ice cream for all, children welcome!

Thursday 1st June

  • 2pm German Food Festival of beer, sausage, cheese and more beer, at the Nussbaum with your host Herr Grau
  • 4pm Party at the Supporters Penthouse room in the Hotel Adlon, only for supporters.

Friday 2nd June

  • 1pm Opening ‘Zur Lindenwirtin’ club for “after hours entertainment”
  • 2pm Special celebration dinner at Hotel Adlon
  • 3pm Joaquin Gustav performs live music in the Adlon mirror ballroom.
  • 6pm Party at the ‘Zur Lindenwirtin’ club for “after hours entertainment”

Saturday 3rd June

  • 11am Miss Berlin pageant
  • 1pm Flapperettes Anniversary
  • 2pm Eldorado

Sunday 4th June

  • 12pm (noon) Official opening of the new Library
  • 2pm The long-awaited Grand Opening of a new art venue!
  • 3pm Special surprise just for Long Term Tenants at the Amtshaus on Alexanderplatz

Monday 5th June

  • 2pm Party in the Volksbad swimming pool.
    Join us at the public baths for a wild party in the pool.
    Swimming suits will be provided.
  • 4pm Social at the KaDeWe Oyster bar with free bottles of special anniversary champagne!
  • 5pm Projection of the movie ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ (1931) in the Babylon Cinema

Tuesday 6th June

  • All day: Relaxed rules dayOn 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.

Stay updated on the latest news here.

Confirmed: Sansar Open Creator Beta Begins This Summer


The Sansar open creator beta will begin this summer according to the Sansar official Twitter page. For those that would like to have Sansar preview access apply at sansar.com. The lab are still inviting more creators into Sansar at the moment.

Summer starts 21st June through until 22nd September for the Northern Hemisphere so hopefully the launch (release) of Sansar open creator beta will be within this time period if everything goes according to plan. It’s good to see the lab are regularly responding to questions about Sansar on Twitter as we get nearer to the launch.

Latest Sansar Update – 26th May 2017

Are you looking forward to the Sansar open creator beta ?

Feel free to share your views in comments below! 🙂 

Happy Ninth Anniversary Bay City


Happy 9th Anniversary Bay City

On Sunday 21st May marked Bay City ninth anniversary in Second Life. The annual parade and live concert took place where at least 50+ avatars attended.

I can’t wait for the big 10th anniversary next year. I hope it will be the biggest celebration yet and it would be nice to see a new event/something new added.

SL14B: one month to go


SL14B Regions – As of 18th June 2017

Now there are exactly 31 days until this year’s Second Life 14th birthday celebrations officially opens to the public. There are 18 SL14B regions for this year’s 14th birthday celebrations and the builders are hard at work trying to get everything completed on time. The theme for SL14B is Carnivalesque and it’s going to be fantastic.

SL14B Applications Open Again

SL14B applications have been re-opened this week and the SL14B event organisers have been granted a few more parcels due to the high demand. Hurry and sign up now if you are interested in being an exhibitor at SL14B.

SL14B Timeline

For those interested in the important key dates for SL14B, please see below.

  • May 24-26: Exhibitors notified via email
  • May 26, noon SLT: Sims Open to Exhibitors
  • June 10: All performers notified via email
  • June 15-16: Sims Closed to Exhibitors for Walkthrough
  • June 16-17: Extra time for adjustments
  • June 17: Press Day
  • June 18, noon SLT: Opening Day!!
  • June 23: The Birthday
  • June 18-25: Open with Performances
  • June 26- July 2: Open for viewing–No Performances
  • July 3-5: Breakdown
  • July 6: Sims Go Offline

Stay updated on all things SL14B at http://www.slcommunitycelebration.info

Ozimals is closing down in Second Life


The well known Ozimals destination in Second Life is has now closed down due to a Cease and Desist letter from the legal counsel representing Edward Distelhurst and Akimeta Ltd. The letter demanded that all Ozimals intellectual property in Second Life had to be ceased.

Update (20th May) > The Ozimals region and website have gone offline.

This is very shocking and sad news to see another successful place shut down inworld. It’s a real shame that there is not another way around this situation. Ozimals has very popular over the years on the grid and it’s one of the most beautiful locations to visit in Second Life.

The full blog post about the closure, see below:

Hello, friends.

At 8:00 am on Monday, May 15, 2017, I received a Cease and Desist letter from legal counsel representing Edward Distelhurst and Akimeta Ltd. This letter demands that I cease all use of Ozimals intellectual property.

I don’t personally agree with this claim, but I do not have the means to fight this in court, therefore I have no choice but to comply.

As of the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017, my products and their associated games will cease to function.

This means:

All databases supporting the bunnies and Pufflings will be offline.

Support, both inworld and through the ticket portal, will cease.

All Ozimals inworld groups will be closed.

Pufflings will cease to function.

Any bunny who is Everlasting will continue to function, as he or she does now: without cost.

Any bunny who is not Everlasting will be unable to eat and will hibernate within 72 hours.

This really fucking sucks, and I’m sorry. It was never my intention for the time we’ve all spent with the bunnies and the Pufflings to end like this. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the support this community has given me over the last seven years. I wish there was more I could say.
Malkavyn Eldritch

Goodbye Ozimals

Bay City Ninth Anniversary Coming Soon


Bay City 9th anniversary poster

Bay City will be celebrating it’s ninth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 21st May 2017 starting with the annual parade at 12.30pm SLT over at the Band Shell located in the Bay City – Harwich region.

The parade will go down Route 66 (highlighted in yellow below) and will finish at Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region where there will a live concert throughout the afternoon on the main stage. This year there will be live performances by DJ Marx Dudek, Christov Kohnke, Winston Ackland and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth).

Last year there was a great attendance (60+ avatars in the region for attendance) with a few Lindens dropping into the Bay City 8th anniversary celebrations. At the end of the celebrations there was a conga dance with a long line of avatars dancing. I absolutely loved it last year from following the parade from the air, the live music and the fun conga dance.

Next year around mid May 2018 will mark the big 10th Bay City anniversary and it’s going to be extra special for sure. I hope there will be a new annual event added to the annual parade and annual live concert that happens every year. 🙂

Bay City 9th Anniversary Parade Route 2017

Parade Route 66
Bay City Fairgrounds – The stage is set!
The live concert lineup

Here is the full press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com
BAY CITY ANNOUNCES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Mainland community turns nine this May
BAY CITY, SL (9 May, 2017) – As the Second Life® mainland community of Bay City turns nine, its Residents are once again hosting their annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in their fairgrounds.

The first project of the Linden Department of Public Works, Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with auctions for land in the city beginning soon after. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 21st of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ Marx Dudek providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Christov Kohnke from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Winston Ackland from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend — not only Residents of Bay City

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life® and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

The wait is almost over! 🙂

A visit to the historical Wild West Town in Second Life


Welcome to the Wild West Town

Today I re-visited the historical Wild West Town located in the southwest part of the Oak Grove region in Second Life.  The Wild West Town in the early days of Second Life around 2003 was a resident work project where anyone could make contributions and get paid for doing so. The town was used to give newbies some money to start off apparently.

Great town to explore here

The last time I blogged about the Wild West Town was back in 2012 when it was fully restored back on the grid thanks to the LDPW. Today the Wild West Town looks absolutely amazing in 2017 and it’s a great place to visit if you love visiting historical places in Second Life.

Wild West Town central

Places of interest

Outside the Jail
Inside the Palace Theater
Inside the Saloon Hotel
Inside the General Store
A new day in the wild west
Wild West Town overview

Teleport to the Wild West Town in Second Life

Sansar Open Alpha/Beta Pushed Back To Summer 2017


According to New World Notes Linden Lab have apparently pushed back the Sansar release from Open Beta to Open Alpha now scheduled for Summer 2017. The main source comes from this article called Virtual reality is giving Second Life a second lease of life posted the on The Irish Times website last month.

Sansar goes into open alpha in summer 2017, allowing anyone with a VR headset to sign up and try it out

Sansar Opening Plans Update

According the official Sansar Twitter page late last month it looks the Open Alpha / Open Beta phrase will be definitely happening this summer. However the specific date is yet to be confirmed as Sansar is still in the early development stages.

I would imagine the main public launch of Sansar will now happen later this year or possibly in 2018 if things go according to plan.

Investing in VR Headsets

I think the best time to buy VR headsets has to be late 2017 / 2018+ when prices will be a lot cheaper with ten times better quality. The demand for VR headsets is set to rise during 2017 into 2018+. The VR experiences are set to be even more amazing and mind blowing in the years ahead.

Sansar Creator Preview Applications Still Open

The good news is that applications are still open for the Sansar creator preview at sansar.com if you are interested in trying it out. Apparently over 12, 000 content creators have signed up to Sansar since last August and those that have been accepted have been busy creating their own VR experiences in Sansar.

Sansar PC Compatibility Update

It looks like Sansar will be compatible with PCs, Oculus and Vive. The lab plans to eventually add mac support in the distant future (Estimated for 2018 – 2020).