Category Archives: SL Announcements

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.

A Look Back At Bay City 8th Anniversary


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Route 66 looks great this year

On Sunday 15th May 2016 Bay City celebrated their 8th anniversary in Second Life and this year there was a great attendance (at least 60+ avatars) for the annual celebrations. The 8th parade was great fun this year. The parade started at the band shell stage, then it went along route 66 through the central areas of Bay City until it reached the North Channel region. There were plenty of spectators watching and cheering on this year.

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Let’s do the conga dance!

At the end of the parade live music started in the North Channel region throughout the afternoon. Special guests Torley Linden and April Linden attended along with many well-known residents in Second Life including some of my friends. There was a conga dance and it was much longer this year. Overall the 8th anniversary has to be the best one yet in my opinion.

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Great parade this year

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Parade travels along route 66

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Parade crosses the bridges

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Live music throughout the afternoon

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Huge crowd this year for the event:)

Check out my snapshots of the event here

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A long line of green dots – Bay City Parade 2016!

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.