First preview of the new Trailer theme at SL16B Spellbound


First Preview

First preview of the new area

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.

The main entrance
A view across the region towards the main stage
Overlooking the lake
Nice relaxing area
The Camper
Inside look at the Camper
The Trailer
Inside the Trailer

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 opens – a guide to the birthday celebrations


SL16B Welcome Area

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.┬áThis year the community is celebrating SL’s “Sweet Sixteen” with a 1950s retro theme.

SL16B love heart water area

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.

SL16B Main Attractions (SLURLS)

SL16B Exhibitor Showcase

SL16B Key Dates

  • SL16B opens to the public: 10am SLT – 20th June – 8th July 2019
  • SL16B Shopping & Gift Event: 20th June – 8th July 2019
  • SL16B Music Faire: 21st June – 22nd June 2019
  • Meet the Lindens: 24th June – 27th June 2019 (starts at 2pm SLT every day SLT
DJ Stage

SL16B Music Schedule & Meet the Lindens Schedule

Main Stage

> Music Faire Schedule

  • Music will be held at the SL16B Main Stage.
Times SLT Friday 21st
Saturday 22nd
10am Parker Static Dreama Summerwind
11am R4 Anne (oXoRyanneoXo) Mimi Carpenter
12pm Tempio Breil Grif Bamaisin
1pm Gabriel da Silva Donn DeVore
2pm Alazarin Mobius Donn DeVore
3pm Evely Lane Effinjay
4pm Zak Claxton Quartz
Front of the Auditorium

> Meet the Lindens Schedule

  • Sessions will be held at the SL16B Auditorium.
Times: 2pm to 3pm SLT each day Meet the Lindens
Monday 24th June Patch Linden
Tuesday 25th June Oz Linden and and April Linden,
Wednesday 26th, June Ebbe Linden
Thursday 27th June Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden

SL16B Maps

SL16B Map at the Welcome Area

The SL16B regions look really nice this year. Check them all out ­čÖé

SL16B Map – 20th June 2019

SL16B On Social Media 

Don’t forget to to use #SL16B when posting online…

SL16B Useful Links

SL16B official logo

Please spread the word about the fantastic SL16B celebrations happening now.

SL16B: First Look Video


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.

SL16B special Town Hall Q&A events


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.

  • Patch Linden – 24th June
  • Oz Linden & April Linden – 25th June
  • Ebbe Linden – 26th June
  • Xiola Linden & Strawberry Linden – 27th June

Please spread the word.

One week to go until SL16B opens


SL16B Map – 13th June 2019

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.

New Costner Bay Airstrip Area Discovered


First landing at the new airstrip

A new airstrip has appeared in the Costner Bay area on the new Bellisseria continent featuring a huge open area and docking point. It’s not yet known what else will be added here at this stage.

At the moment there are no rezzing areas so it’s probably best to travel in from somewhere nearby. The area does not yet show on the map. I would expect it will show within the next day or so.

Teleport to Costner Bay

A view of the new area

More new Linden Homes and Houseboats have been built within the past week. I would imagine the third batch will be released before the end of June 2019.

New houseboats area
New homes added this week