The SL Christmas Expo regions have arrived on the grid and now work is underway to get them ready for the big grand opening next week. The SL Christmas Expo is spread across 12 regions (Chapters – different holiday story) featuring more than 150 shops and more.
There will be live entertainment, live performances, special hunts, decoration competitions, photos with Santa and much more. The return of Linden Lights of Hope region showcasing Linden Homes from Linden Lab. There could new details announced about the next Linden Home theme during the expo.
Please spread the word about next week’s SL Christmas Expo 2022.
Earlier this month five new red SSP regions appeared on the far east side of the SSP Mole development zone which is closed to the public. The SSPSCR region in the north west has been there for some time now. These could be the new Modern Linden Home theme that has recently been revealed at the SL Christmas Expo or it could be the start of development for 2022 Linden home themes.
New Red SSP Regions as of 15th December 2021
It’s worth from time to time viewing these regions on the map for changes. I would imagine more red SSP regions will be added very soon. I will blog when/if new changes happen to these SSP development regions. Stay tuned for that.
Just after 10am SLT this morning Patch Linden has posted an update via the Second Life Forums on the current status of the Linden Reveal region which is now showcasing the newest Linden Home theme Modern homes. From the feedback the lab has received during the past 24 hours the lab have decided to shut down the reveal region for an update.
It should not last very long though as the reveal region will be back Really Soon after the Moles have “put some touches on it to make sure our imagination is still reflected in our work”.
From the sounds of things something has gone wrong because I can’t remember this happening in previous year launches. Hopefully the lab/moles will be able to sort this out as soon as possible.
We have heard your feedback and we have decided to shut down the reveal region for an update. It seems that this may not have been representative of our best foot forward approach we have taken with the homes over the past. So I am here to make sure that everyone knows that we have not changed course, lessened our quality, mindfulness or retracted any of the heart and soul we put in to making these homes, themes and community building areas.
Proof of the fact that I feel less present is actually due to how busy we are with continuing to do more, which is taking more and more of my time. I am still present, we all do still participate in everything we can in world within Bellisseria, and we are always trying to find new ways to engage on everything we can, including some great Resident run efforts and projects that I know many are involved in.
That said, the reveal region will be back Really Soon™ after we’ve put some touches on it to make sure our imagination is still reflected in our work. Thank you everyone from the team and I for being involved! ❤️
The new Linden Home theme is Modern which was officially revealed to the public this afternoon on the Linden Reveal region at the 2021 SL Christmas Expo. The official theme name is “Newbrooke” and it’s many are saying it’s Meadowbrook 2.0.
There may be more than 30 homes per region when released
Don’t forget that the Linden Reveal region is just a demo of what’s to come and this is not a full representation of the finished production regions. There are some larger and some smaller Modern homes located on the preview region with a few swimming pools, seating areas, rez zones and more.
Modern Home Types
Aldridge – 1024 – 2 storey
Bradbury – 1024 – 1 storey
Coniston – 1024 – 1 storey
Denver – 512 – 1 storey
Ender – 512 – 2 storey
Faraday – 512 – 1 storey
Gatewood – 512 – 2 storey
Heaton – 1024 – 2 storey
The feedback has been very mixed inworld and on the Second Life forums Linden Homes section. I think this may be a good upgrade for those that have a Linden Home on the old Linden Home continents and the Moles have said this is a work in progress until the big release happens soon.
There will be colour options coming soon
Exteriors will have colour, trim types, interior walls and other customization options
There are going to be 512 and 1024 with each having a complement of styles
The 2021 SL Christmas Expo regions have arrived on the grid this week with just ten days to go until the grand opening. The region naming is very good this year and it’s going to be great to see they open next week. The regions are closed to the public at the moment while preparations continue.
There will be many special events happening during the course of the event and live entertainment. There will be raffles, contests, auctions, breedables and much more during the Christmas season. There may be news about the next Linden Home theme like announced in previous years. It’s not been confirmed yet if that will be the case for this year.
I think the SSPLOH region (located far far away) will be most likely be joined up with the main expo regions at some point next week.
The SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society and the expo will be supporting the Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All the proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research, support programs and efforts to help children with cancer.
There is more information about the 2021 SL Christmas Expo on the SL Christmas Expo website. I will post more updates soon on my blog.
This week the southern coastline has been added to the Fantasy sub continent in Second Life and now it’s showing up on the map for the first time. The newest regions are highlighted in red from SSPE2746 to SSPE2755 and the blue arrow on the right hand side is where more regions will be added to fill up the coasts around the sub continent.
Below is the Fantasy sub continent map as of Tuesday 9th November 2021 featuring a brand new west coast line that includes hundreds of new Fantasy Linden homes. The long blue line on the right hand side is what’s coming next with hundreds of more SSPE regions arriving very soon. I think the plan is for the east side coastline of the Fantasy sub continent and the west side of the Chalet coastline to be finished before 2022 starts.
Work will be starting very soon on SSPE2750 and in nearby regions.
I will post more updates on my blog when further big developments happen. Stay tuned for that.
The SL Christmas Expo 2021 is right around the corner now with a three weeks left to go until the big opening. The event organizers are now looking for official SL Christmas Expo V/Bloggers for the event who love the Christmas / Holiday season. Successful blogger will get early access to the SL Christmas Expo regions first before they open to the public and will receive official press releases etc.
It’s a great opportunity for those that truly want to showcase the magic of the Expo regions and merchant creations. The team are looking for Home & Garden, Fashion, Kids / Youth, Breedables and more general bloggers.
The 11th annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedable Fair will officially be taking place from Friday 3rd December through until Tuesday 14th December 2021. The 2021 dates, the 2021 theme and some information is now showing on the SL Christmas Expo website.
SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society and the expo will be supporting the Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All the proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research, support programs and efforts to help children with cancer.
The SL Christmas Expo has raised more than $175, 000 US over the past ten years
$32, 510 US was raised for the 2020 SL Christmas Expo event
The 2020 Second Life Christmas Expo will be spread across 12 regions this year. There will be a whole range of exciting events including live music and live performances. There will be hunts, auctions and lots more. There will be more than 225 shops and merchants available this year. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and it’s childhood cancer programs.
Applications Still Open – Blogger applications are still available on the SL Christmas Expo website. This is a great opportunity to participate if you love blogging about big events in Second Life.
It’s expected that Linden Lab will reveal the next Linden Home theme on the demo regions. More details will be announced very soon.
Mark this on your calendar and please spread the word about the 2020 Second Life Christmas Expo which is going to be fantastic.
On 3rd November Patch Linden posted that there are 11 Linden Home themes that are now planned after many discovered Patch new teaser image via Flickr.
The first five Linden Home themes listed below have already been released. The 6th theme is Stilt homes which are due to be released after the Uplift has been completed hopefully before 2021. The 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th new Linden home themes are still in the works.
Patch Linden comment via the Second Life Forums…
I’m so proud of you all finally finding my teaser image! 😁
None of you have figured it out yet though.
For those of you counting the themes:
The next theme
The theme after the next theme
The theme after after that next theme
The theme that is after that
The theme that is after #10
The pattern to my teasers is pretty clear. I don’t tease well in advance, and the timing of my teasers is consistent with when things are due to be released.
Have fun! 😉
The lab may say something about the 7th and 8th Linden home theme during the SL Christmas Expo taking place next month in Second Life.