Category Archives: SL Announcements

2015 Fantasy Faire in Second Life has opened


FF 2015

 

The seventh annual Fantasy Faire in Second Life has officially opened it’s doors to the public and this event is one of the most popular events of the year. Fantasy Faire runs through until 3rd May 2015 featuring the best fantasy designers on the grid to help support the American Cancer Society.

The portals to the Fairelands are now open, the camouflage enchantments dispelled, the whole continent of fantasy worlds awaits visitors to come and explore, enjoy and perhaps shapeshift into one of the Faire Folk.

There will be live music, hunts, auctions, concerts and much more happening during the days ahead. This year there are 13 regions to explore and enjoy. Start your adventures at the Fairelands Junction and get ready to be amazed. :)

SL12B Community Celebration applications are now OPEN


SL12B

Exciting news today is that the SL12B Community Celebration applications have now officially opened, see here. If you are interested in giving a presentation, performing, building an exhibit or volunteering at SL12B then now is the time to apply. This will be the biggest birthday party on the grid and everyone to welcome to attend.

The SL12B Community Celebration starts from Sunday 21st June through until Sunday 28th June 2015. The theme for SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come”. Read more about the theme choice, see here. Press Day for SL12B willl be held on Saturday 20th June 2015.

“From June 21 to 28 attend performances at our 4 stages venues, stop by the auditorium for talks, interviews, fashion shows and performance art. From June 29 to July 4, view exhibits and the stages across 15 sims.”

Timeline for SL12B – Key Dates

  • Wednesday, April 22: SL12B Announced!
  • Wednesday, April 22: Performance, Auditorium and Volunteer Applications Open
  • Wednesday, April 22: Exhibitor Applications open
  • Wednesday, May 13: All applications closed
  • Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27: Exhibitors notified via email
  • Monday, June 1 to Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT: Sims open to exhibitors for building
  • Wednesday, June 10: Performers notified via email
  • Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT to Thursday, June 18: Sims closed for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 20: Extra time for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 20: Press day
  • Sunday, June 21 at noon SLT: Sims open!
  • Tuesday, June 23: The Birthday!
  • Sunday, June 21 to Sunday, June 28: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 29 to Saturday, July 4: Sims open for viewing
  • Monday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 8: Break down
  • Thursday, July 9: Sims go offline

Join the SLB Community Celebration group inworld to stay updated, join the SLB Community Celebration page on Facebook and check out the SL12B Flickr group.

For the latest news, visit the SL Community Celebration website

Spread the word about SL12B Community Celebration! :)

Exciting news for the TanGLe Grid on OpenSim


Leslie Kling who is the owner of the Opensim TanGLe Grid sent me an update via email today on some exciting news happening on the grid. See below for the exciting news including a free land offer, great region sales, private isle amusement park and the upcoming fashion expo events.

Back in November 2013 I logged into the TanGLe Grid for the first time on OpenSim and I wanted to try it out. See below for the grid stats back then and now.

Grid Stats (26th November 2013)…

  • Total Users: 134
  • Total Regions: 43
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 58
  • Online Now: 1

Grid Stats (22nd April 2015)…

  • Total Users: 519
  • Total Regions: 78
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 165
  • Online Now: 22

The grid has increased it seems in terms of regions and users since 2013 from looking at the grid stats sections above.  Here are the latest exciting updates on the TanGLe Grid. Spread the word! :)

GREAT FREE LAND OFFER
We are offering FREE land to newcomers to TanGLe Grid. You will have a nice lot with 478 prims to make your home a nice one.
How Do I Get My Free Lot? Easy. Register or login to TanGLe Grid go to Shores Oasis or Shores Haven Regions. Take a look around. You see a lot (land) you like, look for the sign post, click on the box and your done. That easy.

GREAT REGION SALES
You want region of 20,000 prims at a great low cost? TanGLe Grid is having a few region sales over the next couple months. We don’t just do 20,000 prims but a varity of different prims count region. Prices vary depends what your needs are. Ask IsambardKingdom Brunel or Leslie Kling in world for a list of what we have to offer. We also are doing VAR regions (2×2).

PIRATE ISLE AMUSEMENT PARK
We have updated our amusement park to be more lag friendly and have added a few new rides.  Some of our rides are still being worked on but alot of them are working so you can have alot of fun. We have placed it on a 2×2 VAR region so alot to see and enjoy.

FASHION EXPO EVENTS
We are having LIVE DJ’s perform Friday & Saturday during the Fashion Expo (May 2nd till June 7th 2015). DJ Leslie, DJ BJ, DJ Feel and DJ SheriffDawn. We will post in our events what DJ at what time.
Everyone is welcome to both EXPO & the LIVE DJ’s.  Hypergate Travelers are also very welcome to join us.

If you are interested in signing up, visit the TanGLe Grid website for more details.

SL12B information coming soon, stay tuned


Apparently there will be information being released soon on the Second Life 12th Birthday. Today a group notice was sent out by Doctor Gascoigne informing everyone that SL12B is coming and for everyone to join the SLB Community Celebration group.

SL12B is coming information for the celebration is actively in SLB Community Celebration
it is in my profile. Join us there

please join us at SLB Community Celebration
it is in my profile.
Volunteers, exhibits, performance and greeting info will be posted shortly

Keep an eye on this group for notices.

Apparently volunteers, exhibits, performance and greeting info will be posted shortly with key dates for SL12B. The SL12B regions have already arrived and it’s not known what the theme will be this year. Also it’s not known yet whether or not Linden Lab will support SL12B. Since SL9B (2012) it’s been resident supported and it’s worked rather well over the years.

Stay tuned for more updates on SL12B in the days and weeks ahead. Yay! :)

The Drax Files Radio Hour #64 featuring Pathfinder Lester


This week on The Drax Files Radio Hour #64 Pathfinder Lester was interviewed and it’s now available to listen online. Pathfinder talks about Second Life, virtual platforms, Jibe, Unity and much more during this radio podcast.

As usual the weekly drax files radio shows are always informative on the latest happenings from across the metaverse. Spread the word and enjoy.

A brief history of SL Go


SL Go

This is a special tribute blog post to the amazing SL Go service that’s closing on 30th April 2015. Over the past year the SL Go team have put into hard work into the service to ensure that the experience worked. I would like to say personally to the SL Go team thanks so much for the service during the past year. Good luck for the future! :)

A brief history of SL Go from March 2014 to April 2015

The launch of SL Go mobile app 5th March 2014

Pre-March 2014 Linden Lab selected SL residents to help test and review the SL Go app. The exciting news came when Linden Lab announced SL Go open beta on 5th March 2014. The main issue was pricing and that it wasn’t available on IOS devices.

SL Go app

Special podcast on the Drax Files Radio Hour 7th March 2014

The 9th episode of The Drax Files Radio Hour podcast was aired featuring interviews with OnLive’s Nate Barsetti and Dennis Harper who talked about the public beta of SL Go.

SL Go on month later 5th April 2014

There was mixed feedback and surveys to fill out a month after the launch. SL Go was available on Android, PCs and Macs. It was not ready for iOS and IPads.  On 3rd April 2014 OnLive announced new updates on pricing and more support for more countries around the world. The pricing model changed and the price dropped a little.

7 days free trail period on SL Go 3rd June 2014

OnLive offered new SL Go users a 7-Day Free Trial with sign up for an unlimited access’ subscription package.

Free Trail SLGo

SL Go: SL11B promotion – 22nd June 2014

During SL11B new users joining SL Go were offered 75% off the first month of an unlimited access subscription package.

Draxtor adventures with SL Go in real life11th November 2014

Draxtor Despres created a new advert using SL Go on the road in real life featuring Torley Linden voice. “lets SL go places”

SL Go “Refer A Friend” program 14th November 2014

During early November 2014 OnLive announced a new SL Go “Refer A Friend” program. Anyone can earn $10 for every referral who converts to a paid SL Go subscriber. This was a limited time only offer.

SL Go teleporting issue email30th January 2015

In late January 2015 the SL Go team sent out an email to all SL Go users informing them of an issue with the SL Go SL viewer that prevents teleporting. The SL Go team gave all SL Go subscribers a free month to make up for time lost.

SL Go – New users can now pay with L$ 9th March 2015

In early March 2015 OnLive announced that new users joining can buy weekly subscriptions inworld using Linden Dollars (L$) for a limited time. Existing users with monthly subscriptions were told that this feature would be rolled out in near future.

Firestorm Mobile is now live on SL Go23rd March 2015

OnLive announced that the Firestorm Viewer was available for mobile devices including Android and iOS thanks to overwhelming demand from the SL Go community. This was really exciting news for all Firestorm users and SL Go users to hear about.

SL Go service closing down on 30th April 20153rd April 2015

In early April 2015 OnLive was acquired by Sony and SL Go is set to close down on 30th April 2015. Apparently all SL Go services will continue to operate until 30th April and all services will be free for SL Go users or anyone that creates a new account. The SL Go Island will continue to be online for a while but the Pay with L$ feature has been removed.

After 30th April 2015 the SL Go/OnLive data centers will shut down and the service will be offline. All accounts will then be closed down and all credit card data will be deleted. Apparently no refunds will be available for any subscriptions.

SL Go online petition update 2 – 7th April 2015

If you want to try to save SL Go then please sign the online petition here. 225 supporters have signed already. Spread the word and lets try to save it.

The Future – 2015-2020+

It’s a real shame that the SL Go project is ending after a year in service and I hope in the near future that something like SL Go can happen again. We will have to wait and see what happens in the years to come.

So lets log into SL Go and make the most of it before 30th April 2015. It’s free for all SL Go users and for new account signups.

SL12B regions have arrived


In a few months time Second Life will be celebrating it’s 12th birthday celebrations and this week the SL12B regions have arrived on the grid. There have been no announcements yet on the planning details / key dates for SL12B.

I would imagine there will be some news about this very soon. Stay tuned and I’ll blog more when I hear more. :)

What would you like to see happen at SL12B this year ? Theme ideas for SL12B ? 

SL12B regions arrive

SL12B regions arrive