There will be Faire events including the Fairelands Quest, Literary Festival, Memorial Garden and Art Galleries to visit. There will be clothing, avatars, gadgets, exclusive items available from more than 200 of Second Life top Fantasy Creators. There will be DJ parties, auctions, theater performances, 10 shopping regions and roleplaying.
All funds from the Fantasy Faire go to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer. Last year the 2017 Fantasy Faire relayed L$ 9,031,915 – ($ 34,738) which is incredible.
It’s going to be a great 15th birthday for the whole Second Life community i’m sure and I can’t wait to be part of it all. I have covered all previous Second Life birthdays since SL6B plus TSL4B & TSL5B.
The theme for SL15B is “crystal” which allows “exploration of the tapestry of time that weaves together the past, present and future of Second Life”.
Friday, April 13: Applications open for Performers and Volunteers
Friday, April 13: Applications open for Exhibitors
Monday, May 7, noon SLT: Applications close for Exhibitors and Volunteers
Mon/Tue, May 21/22, noon SLT: Exhibitors Notified (First Round)
Friday, May 25, noon SLT: Regions open for builders
Tuesday, May 29, noon, SLT: Deadline for parcel claim
Thursday, May 31, noon SLT: Deadline for Performance applications
Thursday, June 15, noon SLT: Regions close to builders
Saturday, June 16, noon SLT: Press day
Sunday, June 17, noon SLT: SL15B opens!!!
Sunday, June 17 to Sunday, June 24: SL15B open with performances!!
Saturday, June 23: Official 15th Birthday!!!
Monday, June 25 to Saturday, June 30: Regions will remain open for viewing. No performances.
Sunday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 3: Breakdown
Wednesday, July 4: Regions go offline
SL15B Regions Update
There are 15 regions for SL15B community celebration as far as I know at the moment. The formation of the regions this year is pretty interesting because in previous years it’s been in a block formation together.
There will be two town hall chat session events with Ebbe Linden CEO of Linden Lab on Friday 20th April 2018. Ebbe Linden will be sharing his vision for Second Life in 2018 and beyond. Ebbe will be answering questions submitted from the Second Life community.
The 2018 Relay For Life of Second Life season kicks off on Saturday 7th April with a pre-show starting at 9am SLT with Zander Greene. The kick off opening ceremony for the RFL of SL 2018 season starts at 10am SLT.
The parade of teams will start at 11am SLT then after that there will be live DJs playing great music during the rest of the weekend. T1 Radio will be streaming the opening ceremony live at http://t1radio.serverroom.us:8242 & T1Radio.com.
This week Linden Lab announced fifteen reasons to celebrate Second Life 15th birthday which takes place in mid June 2018. On the list there was mention about the return of last names which is expected to go live in late 2018. Before then there are many things that have to be fixed on the back-end before last names can return again.
Apparently the plan is to allow people to change their first and last name whenever they want to. Users will be able to select their last name from a pre-set list of available names like the old system before
Unicode will not be supported when entering a first name
Once a name is used it cannot ever be reused again
The first and last name will not replace Display Names
The pre-set list with last names will regularly be changed to keep the fresh and the lab are thinking about last name suggestions from the Second Life community later this year.
There will be a cost to change your name if you wish to do that. The fee costs have not been confirmed yet