Here is the first preview of the new Trailer theme at SL16B Spellbound which looks pretty impressive. As member of the press and greeter I took these snapshots hours before the grand opening to show everyone now it’s past 10am SLT. This new area is still work in progress apparently and the final live regions will be different when it launches sometime this year.
Camping Demo Sign:: Please keep in mind this region is just a PEEK at content that is still a work in progress. The final live regions will be somewhat different and will have some variety built into them just like the previous themes do, but it does give a taste of what is coming.
There are new small Trailers and Campers that surround the water lake with mountains around the outside. There is a dirt road with lovely trees across the region with rocks/wood in certain areas. There is a water tower in the north east corner of the Trailer park. Check out the new Community Center Cabin at the main entrance of the new trailer park.
The Lindens and Moles have done a fantastic job overall for SL16B.
What do you think of the new trailer theme at SL16B ?
There are new Linden homes and houseboats next to the trailer park in the south east corner of the birthday regions.
SL16B officially opened it’s doors to the public at 10am SLT today over at the SL16B regions in Second Life. This year the birthday celebrations were organised by Linden Lab and the Moles who have all done a lovely job at it this year. The community celebration will now continue until Monday 8th July. Check out the brand new SL16B welcome page for the full schedule of events that will be happening during the next few weeks. For reminders check out the SL16B calendar of events that can be found here via the Google Calendar.
There are free gifts, a useful map and information at the SL16B Welcome Area far east on the map. There are friendly greeters who will be there during the course of the birthday celebrations helping everyone get started. This year the community is celebrating SL’s “Sweet Sixteen” with a 1950s retro theme.
There are many exciting events to look forward to this time including the Music Faire, Swaginator Gift Hunt, Shopping Events and a chance for everyone to Meet the Lindens live. At some point there will be announcements made on the new previews of the new Linden Homes / Themes / Styles which is going to be pretty interesting to see. There are two Linden Home Preview regions south east of the map.
Check out the cool exhibits in the west of the birthday celebration regions, the main stage, the auditorium, the dj stage, the love heart water area, free gifts area and the tapestry of time region. There is live music happening now from talented performers/djs and there will be many other birthday events happening across the grid I’m sure.
First Preview of SL16B
There are several cool retro gifts that are spread across the SL16B regions. Good luck finding them all. The pod tours are back this year which are always exciting and interesting.
Today a new official SL16B first look video has been uploaded on the official Second Life YouTube channel. The video runs for 1 minute and 13 seconds showing sneak previews of the various areas of the SL16B birthday regions. It looks very nice this year. There are surprises that are still yet to be announced.
Don’t forget SL16B officially opens to the public tomorrow morning at 10am SLT. I’ll be blogging more in the days ahead.
Linden Lab have added a new SL16B section on the Second Life Destination Guide. There are now planned birthday events, experiences and places of interest to visit next week. SL16B opens on Thursday 20th June.
Linden Lab will be hosting a series of special Town Hall Q&As events during the first week of the birthday celebrations.
All the sessions will be held every day at 2pm SLT/PDT.
There is now exactly one week to go until the Second Life 16th birthday celebrations (SL16B) opens to the public in Second Life. It looks like Linden Lab and the Moles are running the birthday event this year from what I have been hearing. Exhibitors are still working on getting everything ready on time and the greeter training sessions are almost over.
Looking at the map of the SL16B regions with a week left to go they all look pretty nice. The Exhibitors parcels are all on the west side this year with various builds going east. There is a Linden homes / houseboats region which could have new themes on them. The love heart looks very interesting indeed.
I’m surprised there has not been a website set up for SL16B yet like in previous years. It would be great to have a place where everyone can find daily events, parcel/stage locations, maps, links and other useful information. I think there will be several Meet the Lindens events during the SL16B celebration to discuss new Linden home themes. The dates and times are yet to be announced. I think there will be big talk of Linden Homes and the Premium price changes during SL16B.
There is talk of SL16B bloggers day which could take place early next week (17th-19th). Again no confirmation of this yet. It’s been pretty quiet lately on the news front.
Upcoming SL16B Schedule
SL16B Opening Date: 20th June – 8th July
Music Faire: 21st June – 22nd June
Second Life Official Birthday: 23rd June
Live Events: 23rd June – 29th June
I’m sure there will be announcements in the days ahead on Second Life 16th birthday celebrations. Hopefully SL16B will be another great birthday celebration.