Category Archives: Linden Lab

SL13B: one month to go


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SL13B Regions – 19th May 2016

There is 1 month to go until Second Life’s 13th anniversary begins and the latest news is that press day applications are now open to get early access to the regions. The SL13B community celebration open at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June through until Sunday 26th June 2016. This year the theme is The Shared Adventure and it’s going to be great to see the themed builds.

This year SL13B Press Day takes place on Saturday 18th June 2016 and all members of the press are welcome to attend. Press Day is always a great opportunity to take snapshots, videos, tour the regions and find out about the builds.

I’m looking forward to participating in the SL13B community celebrations and celebrating 13 years of Second Life. I have signed up to press day and I’m looking forward to greeting at the welcome areas at SL13B.

See the upcoming key dates below!

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SL12B Welcome Area 

SL13B Key Dates

  • Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25: First round exhibitors notified via email
  • Wednesday, May 25: Sims open to exhibitors
  • Friday June 10: Performers notified
  • Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17: Sims closed to exhibitors for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18: Sims open to exhibitors for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 18: Press Day
  • Sunday, June 19, noon SLT: Opening Day
  • Thursday June 23: The Birthday
  • Sunday, June 19 to Sunday, June 26: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3: Sims open for viewing, no performances
  • Sunday, July 3: Staff party
  • Monday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 6: Breakdown
  • Thursday, July 7: Sims go offline

Stay updated on the latest SL13B news here.

LEA Round 11 Land Grant Applications Are Open


The LEA Land Grant program helps to promote the arts in Second Life, through a six month land grant to recipients. LEA offers land grants through the generosity of Linden Lab. If you don’t know already LEA round 11 land grant applications opened on 3rd May and will close on 30th May 2016. The next round of land grants are scheduled to start on 1st July 2016.

Important Dates:

  • May 3rd – Round 11 applications open
  • May 30th – Round 11 applications close
  • June 14th – Email sent to applicants.
  • July 1st – Hand over sims to Round 11 recipients.

About LEA

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. Guided by a dedicated board of renowned Second Life artists, the LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and be inspired.

The LEA is run and organized by users of Second Life, with resources generously donated by Linden Lab. The LEA strives to:

  • Provide a starting point for artists in Second Life, and for those interested in art to make connections and display their work.
  • Encourage and cultivate art and artists within Second Life.
  • Foster community, creativity, and innovation among artists and all residents interested in art.
  • Provide a way for artists to promote their art.
  • Collaborate with existing art regions, galleries, exhibits, and performance spaces to help nurture their valuable participation in SL arts.

If you are interested, fill out the form and good luck. There are other programs available, see here.

Bay City Eighth Anniversary In Second Life Kicks Off 15th May 2016


Tomorrow marks Bay City eighth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 15th May 2016. All residents are welcome to participate in the anniversary celebrations. The annual parade starts at 12.30pm SLT with a live concert during the afternoon starting from 1.30pm SLT until 4.30pm SLT. This year GoSpeed Racer, Zachh Cale, Maximillion Kleen and Noma Falta will be live performing in the afternoon.

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In previous years I have pretty much enjoyed the annual celebrations and I have enjoyed blogging about Bay City over the past 8 years. It’s hard to believe that the Bay City regions were first opened in Second Life back in May 2008 developed by Linden Lab.

After the opening The Bay City Alliance group was founded to help promote events and share the latest news. Bay City had plots at the annual Second Life birthday celebrations and at the annual BURN2 event. The regular Bay City posts have been most interesting to read announcing the latest breaking news, events, mole watch and much more.

This map below was one of my first snapshots I took of the Bay City Map on 18th January 2009.

Bay City Map 2009

My favourite Bay City events have to be the annual anniversary’s, mole day, Halloween events, tree lighting and the prim drop. It’s great fun for everyone and if you have not yet been to either the Bay City regions or any of the events I strongly recommend doing it.:)

The former teen Bay City merged with the Main Grid version of Bay City on 10th February 2011.

MG and TG Bay City Now Merged into One

Bay City was featured on the Second Life Login Screen on 19th May 2013.

Bay City on SL Login Screen

The Bay City Tree Lighting in early December 2013

The Bay City Tree Lighting 2013

Dance time at Bay City Mole Day 2014

Bay City Mole Day 2014

The Bay City roller-coaster opened in September 2015

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I’m looking forward to attending Bay City’s eighth anniversary in Second Life tomorrow on Sunday 15th May 2016. Please spread the word and come along!:)