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Press Release: Fifth Annual Bay City Hay Maze 2015

Bay City Maze Poster

A new press release has been released this week for the fifth annual Bay City Hay Maze which takes place throughout October 2015 in Second Life. The maze is filled with spooky effects and critters.

If you manage to complete the maze, then there are a few signs with locations on them to visit including the Channel Island Asylum and the Falmouth Hotel. Worth a visit!


Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance


Annual autumnal hay maze offers fun, spooks.

BAY CITY, SL (12th October, 2015) – Bay City is hosting its fifth annual Hallowe’en Hay Maze in the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel Region. The space will welcome people from all over the grid to explore a traditional autumn hay maze filled with critters and spooky effects.

The Hay Maze was built by Marianne McCann, with landscaping by Pygar Bu and assistance from Kriss Lehmann of Botanical and the Linden Department of Public works, Enjoy a fun, spooky trek through the maze, and avoid the ghosts, rats, and giant spiders along the way!

After completing the maze, Bay City also welcome you to check out a couple of our permanent locations with a scary flair: the Channel Island Asylum and the Falmouth Hotel. You’ll find signs pointing the way after you exit the maze.

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 group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.



BURN2 Press Day & Events Schedule 2015

BURN2 2015 from above

BURN2 2015 from above

BURN2 2015 press day will be happening on Friday 16th October 2015 starting at 10am SLT through until 8pm SLT. This will be a great opportunity for members of the press to visit the BURN2 regions (Burning Man regions) before the grand opening day.

BURN2 staff will be answering questions and they will be sharing information during the press day access hours. If you have been invited you will get a BURN2 Press Pass tag to access the regions.

BURN2 Press Day Signup fill out this form if you are interested in press day! 

BURN2 Events Schedule

Friday 16th October 2015 – Press Day

  • Regions open to press at 10am SLT through until 8pm SLT

Saturday 17th October 2015 – Opening Day

  • Event opens at 12pm SLT with a Lamplighters procession
  • Lamplighters procession again at 7pm SLT
  • Takes place daily at 12pm and 7pm SLT everyday until 23rd

Saturday 24th October 2015 – The Man Burn

  • The Man Burn takes place at 6am SLT, 12pm SLT and 6pm SLT

Sunday 25th October 2015 – The Temple Burn

  • The Temple Burn takes place at 6am SLT, 12pm SLT and 6pmSLT
  • Lamplighters will perform their last processions at 5am, 11am and 5pm SLT

The wait is almost over and it’s going to a really exciting event to attend. Spread the word and let’s make this year the best one yet.

Special thanks to Radioactive Rosca for the brilliant view from above of the BURN2 regions 2015. 

BURN2 2015 in Second Life, 17th-25th October

BURN2 2015 regions

BURN2 2015 regions – 6 regions

BURN2 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 17th October through until Sunday 25th October 2015. BURN2 is community supported in Second Life this year and as many know it’s an extension of the Burning Man festival in real life. The theme for this year is Carnival of Mirrors and it’s going to be fascinating to see what happens this year.

This year there are six Burning Man regions to explore and the final preparations are underway currently. There will be fire, entertainment, live music and attractions to visit this year. There will be greeters at the welcome gate ready to help around the clock.

I’ve been attending the annual BURN2 / Burning Life events since 2009 in Second Life and it’s one of the biggest events on the grid. I have enjoyed viewing the builds, watching the burns of the man and the temple along with other live events. I have enjoyed blogging about the annual BURN2 events since 2009 and I will continue to blog for years to come because it’s one of my favourite events.

Spread the word cause you don’t wanna miss it. If you have never been then I strongly recommend you visit the annual BURN2 event in Second Life.

Here are some of my snapshots from BURN2 in Second Life from the past.

Day 6 at BURN2! 2010 in SL

BURN2! 2010

BURN2 Spring Event 2011 Opens

BURN2 Spring Event 2011

 BURN2 2012

BURN2 2012

BURN2 2013 - Lamplighter Procession

BURN2 2013 – Lamplighter Procession

The Temple

The Temple 2014

BURN2 Burnal Equinox 2015

BURN2 Burnal Equinox 2015

More info at

Sixth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey results published

The results have been published for this year’s Sixth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey and for the full results of the survey, see here. This year there was a total of 1, 006 ballots and from that 971 were counted.

Here are some of the graphs with the results for them. :)

Total number of responses for each grid

  • InWorldz came 1st place with 149 responses,
  • DigiWorldz came 2nd place with 146 responses
  • The Great Canadian Grid came in 3rd place with 138 responses.
  • Kitely came in 4th place with 52 responses

Total number of responses for each grid. (Hypergrid Business data.)

How many people visited each grid

  • InWorldz: 67%
  • OSGrid: 63%
  • The Great Canadian Grid: 46%
  • Metropolis: 41%

How many people visited each grid. (Hypergrid Business data.)

Grid Survey – 2015 – Overview (Hypergrid Business data.)

Tangle Grid and Nara’s Grid came out on top which is rather surprising. I thought InWorldz, Kitely and OSGrid would be much higher. I like this graph because of the overview comparison between the popular OpenSim grids.

Linden Lab releases new Valhalla project viewer 4.0.0

Linden Lab have released a new exciting project viewer named Valhalla ( this week which comes with a new web media plugin which uses the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) to boost what can be displayed on objects inworld. Valhalla still has issues and it’s known that there are bugs yet to be fixed.

Project Valhalla can display WebGL on a prim rather well now and you can try it out today >

Draxtor uploaded an interesting video today showing 3D stuff on a prim / webGL in Second Life which works with the Valhalla Project Viewer. Interesting stuff! :)

This long-awaited project replaces the aging LLQTWebKit system used in the Web media plugin with a shiny new one based on the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) that supports modern web technologies. In fact, we think this is such a big deal that we’re cranking the Viewer version number to 4.0.0.

This is the first iteration of a Project Viewer – which means that while a lot of the problems facing the old MOAP implementation should now become a distant artifact of the past, we are still cranking through the many new issues with our CEF-based solution. See a bug? If you don’t see it filed already – file a Jira! We look forward to your feedback. Thanks!

Very exciting news!

SL Christmas Expo 2015: Volunteers Needed

The fifth annual Second Life Christmas Expo will be held on 3rd December through until 14th December 2015. This is a mega event that means you will be able to raise funds for Relay For Life of Second Life. The theme this year is A Frozen Christmas.

The 2015 SL Christmas Expo organizers are looking for dedicated volunteers to help out with this year’s event. If you are interested in volunteering for Second Life Christmas Expo 2015 then there is a application form to fill out, see here.

There are many volunteer positions available including the following…

  • Sponsorship & Merchant Registration
  • Merchant Support & Technology
  • Special Events
  • Events & Entertainment Support
  • Santa & The Elves
  • Design & Infrastructure
  • Expo Ambassadors
  • Press & Media

More info here


A visit to Mont Saint Michel in Second Life

Mont Saint Michel

Today I went to visit Mont Saint Michel in Second Life which is due to be closed down anytime now. It’s sad to see yet another well-known location in Second Life about to disappear due to economical reasons and it’s a real shame the region can’t be saved.

For those that have not yet visited it’s a really beautiful recreation of the well-known France Mont Saint Michel and it’s really worth visiting. Mont Saint Michel in Second Life came online in 2008 and over the years it’s been a very popular Second Life destination.

Mont Saint Michel

I believe Linden Lab should preserve the much loved Mont Saint Michel in Second Life or the creator/owner should get someone to keep it up. Today (1st October) Mont Saint Michel in Second Life is still online.

Hurry and visit! –

Mont Saint Michel

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Mont Saint Michel_011

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See more snapshots of Mont Saint Michel in Second Life here.