SL19B Volunteers & Exhibitors Applications Now Open


On 31st March 2022 Linden Lab announced that SL19B applications for volunteers and exhibitors are open for those that want to take part in this year’s birthday celebrations. The theme for SL19B is officially Steampunk and as like in previous years it’s not necessary to build strictly to the theme but it is encouraged though. I’m sure it will be a great birthday celebration once again this year with loads to see and do.

Second Life officially turns 19 years old on 23rd June 2022. The SL19B community birthday celebrations take place between 16th June to 5th July 2022. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the party.

SL19B applications are now open for volunteers, exhibitors, performers and for the music fest. See application links below in the blog post to apply.

Here is the full blog announcement below…

Save the date! On June 23rd, Second Life will be turning 19! The 19th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL19B) will be held from June 16th to July 5th. Get ready for three fun-filled weeks of live music, performances, shopping, and amazing community exhibits!

The theme for SL19B is Steampunk, but don’t let that make you feel limited! Just like last year, your exhibit does not need to stay in theme. Share your Second Life passions with us. Your interests. Your communities. Your world! Every year we celebrate because of you, the amazing and creative Residents who have chosen to call Second Life home. What has drawn you into this world, and what keeps you here? These annual festivities are an opportunity to show us what fuels your Second Life. Let’s celebrate that together!

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor with a presence at SL19B, then please fill out this exhibitor form no later than May 8th.

We’re also looking for volunteers to assist during the celebrations. We are seeking Residents with great people skills and a passion to share the best of Second Life to help us make SL19B a huge success! 

If you have the Second Life spirit and stamina to promote SL19B events and serve as a guide for huge crowds, we’d love for you to fill out the volunteer application by May 8th, 2022!

Over the next month, keep an eye on our blog for more opportunities to participate in the SL19B celebrations!

CURRENT APPLICATIONS FOR SL19B:
Volunteer Application – Applications close on May 8th, 2022 
Exhibitors Application – Applications close on May 8th, 2022 
Performer Application – Applications close on May 8th, 2022 (Blog Post)
Music Fest Application – Applications close on April 10th, 2022 (Blog Post)

SL19B Regions Update

Work has already started over at the SLB regions to get the regions ready for the big event and it will be interesting to see the visual changes over the next few weeks/months. I will blog every so often when new developments happen. Stay tuned for that on my blog.

SL19B regions as of 1st April 2022

Please spread the word about SL19B.

2 months to GO!

Watch Again: Patch Linden At VWBPE 2022


For anyone that missed the Above the Book interview today featuring Patch Linden and Phelan Corrimal then here is the full video above. The interview runs for 53 minutes and 15 seconds. Patch talks about the passing of Ebbe Altberg, Philip Rosedale role as advisory, the use of the AWS infrastructure, new event regions, Mobile is still in the works, general improvements and more.

Patch mentioned a lot about improvements made to Second Life recently from the Marketplace changes, the new search look, the introduction of Multi-Factor Authentication and performance improvements. Over the next few years the lab hopes to improve the new user experience on-boarding processes like the avatar system. Patch hopes to double the number of active online residents in-world within the next few years.

The part I found interesting was when Patch talked about the new event regions capable of running up to 150 avatars and there is a target of 200 which would be a challenge to meet later in the year. Apparently there have been some testing going on at some shopping events and soon it may be possible at RFL events.

For all those waiting to hear about Mobile well it’s in active development with a possible streaming option being considered. IOS is the still the main focus and costs may be included in the near future. I’m sure more will be shared in the weekly web user group meetings soon.

There was not really a mention of Premium Plus (big announcement coming up maybe ? ) or any Linden Home announcements. This interview is more like a general catch up on the past year on what’s going on. I would imagine we will have to wait now until SL19B to hear more announcements on upcoming Linden Home themes.

Stay updated on the latest events here at VWBPE 2022.