Category Archives: SL Breaking News

SL15B Applications Have Opened & Town Hall event with Ebbe Linden


In the past week SL15B applications have officially opened for Exhibitors, DjS, Live performers, Auditorium and Volunteers to participate. This year Second Life 15th birthday community celebration officially starts at 12pm SLT on Sunday 17th June through until Sunday 24th June 2018. Press Day this year will be on Saturday 16th June 2018 starting at 12pm SLT.

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.

SL15B Theme

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”.

SL15B Timeline

  • 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.

As of 14th April 2018

Stay updated on the latest SL15B news here


Ebbe Linden Town Hall Update

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.

  • 9.30 am SLT
  • 1pm SLT

Send your questions in this thread “A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg”.  Linden Lab in the coming months will hold more meetups with communities like Bay City, Firestorm, Designing Worlds and more.

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2018 RFL of SL Kick Off Weekend Schedule


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:8242T1Radio.com.

Save the dates for the RFL of SL 2018 Season

1 day to GO! 

Second Life Last Names Returning Late 2018


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.

Latest Updates

  • 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

Latest Discussions

OpenSim Total Land Area Still Increasing – March 2018 Update


Land area of OpenSim’s public grids, in standard region equivalents. (Hypergrid Business data.)

According to Hypergrid Business latest report for March 2018 it looks like OpenSim total land area is still increasing month on month. Apparently OpenSim land area gained a total of 3, 400 standard region equivalents this month. The number of active users increased by 1, 300 this month.

The biggest grid on OpenSim at the moment is the OSgrid with a total of 20, 203 standard region equivalents. Kitely comes in 2nd place with a total of 17, 372 regions followed by Atek Grid with just 7, 011 regions. The grids with the most active users at the moment: OSgrid with 4, 183 users followed by Metropolis with 3, 473 users and GreekLife with 2, 313 users.

For some reason InWorldz have not reported their stats for this month or last month.

Recently Kitely reached a new milestone of 100, 000 registered users with significant growth over the past year. The Kitely Market now has “11,566 product listings in Kitely Market containing 22,261 product variations, of which 17,218 are exportable. Kitely Market has delivered items to 257 OpenSim grids to date”.

Exportable products on Kitely continue to increase. (Kitely Market Data.)

Second Life Total Land Area – As of 18th March 2018

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 298
  • Private Estates: 16, 058
  • Linden Owned: 7, 240