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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.

Bay City Eighth Anniversary In Second Life Kicks Off 15th May 2016


Tomorrow marks Bay City eighth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 15th May 2016. All residents are welcome to participate in the anniversary celebrations. The annual parade starts at 12.30pm SLT with a live concert during the afternoon starting from 1.30pm SLT until 4.30pm SLT. This year GoSpeed Racer, Zachh Cale, Maximillion Kleen and Noma Falta will be live performing in the afternoon.

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In previous years I have pretty much enjoyed the annual celebrations and I have enjoyed blogging about Bay City over the past 8 years. It’s hard to believe that the Bay City regions were first opened in Second Life back in May 2008 developed by Linden Lab.

After the opening The Bay City Alliance group was founded to help promote events and share the latest news. Bay City had plots at the annual Second Life birthday celebrations and at the annual BURN2 event. The regular Bay City posts have been most interesting to read announcing the latest breaking news, events, mole watch and much more.

This map below was one of my first snapshots I took of the Bay City Map on 18th January 2009.

Bay City Map 2009

My favourite Bay City events have to be the annual anniversary’s, mole day, Halloween events, tree lighting and the prim drop. It’s great fun for everyone and if you have not yet been to either the Bay City regions or any of the events I strongly recommend doing it.:)

The former teen Bay City merged with the Main Grid version of Bay City on 10th February 2011.

MG and TG Bay City Now Merged into One

Bay City was featured on the Second Life Login Screen on 19th May 2013.

Bay City on SL Login Screen

The Bay City Tree Lighting in early December 2013

The Bay City Tree Lighting 2013

Dance time at Bay City Mole Day 2014

Bay City Mole Day 2014

The Bay City roller-coaster opened in September 2015

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I’m looking forward to attending Bay City’s eighth anniversary in Second Life tomorrow on Sunday 15th May 2016. Please spread the word and come along!:)

Press Release: Seanchai Library “Crazy Eights” Celebration enters its final month on LEA 9


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Seanchai Library’s “Crazy Eights” Celebration enters its final month on LEA 9

LEA 9, Second Life – “The Kraken has arrived at Crazy Eights on LEA Region 9, so it must be near the end.” Seanchai Library will be wrapping up its residency among the core regions in the Linden Endowment for the Arts Estate this month.

Crazy Eights opened on LEA 9 January 31st, billed as a celebration the art of stories and spoken word in Second Life. To date, there have been 31 individual events, presenting over 40 hours of live voice presentations, featuring over 30 storytellers, authors, poets and voice performers. Over one thousand individual residents have visited LEA 9 for events, or to wander and explore. Many returned and Crazy Eights is proud to report a 2:1 ratio of unique to return visits.

“I had to actually get paper and pencil to calculate how many different stories have been represented here, either live performances or through the story forest,” said Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring, “it’s amazing all the different genres and forms we have covered in just four months; everything from literary classics to contemporary adventure and romance.”

Perhaps the biggest story of all is the story of Seanchai Library itself. Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means “Storyteller” in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through weekly live voice presentations: “We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.” Crazy Eights refers to the Library celebrating its eighth anniversary this year.

“We’ve reached a lot of people and built many new relationships,” shared Seanchai Lead Caledonia Skytower. Many of those relationships have been individuals introduced to the enjoyment that comes with the virtual story experience. Some of those relationships have resulted in new cooperative efforts. When Armon Aeon and Tigre Milena took up residence on LEA 8 to the north of Crazy Eights to create “Jane Austen’s English Countryside,” the new neighbors started visiting back and forth. “It was the virtual equivalent of leaning over the fence,” Skytower said. The result was a series of readings from the works of Jane Austen presented by Seanchai on LEA 8 that will continue even after the Library has packed up their prims on LEA 9. “We’ve had so many great conversations about art and literature. This was an important friendship to begin here, and I am certain it will continue. There have been so many others as well. It really has been a positive experience in so many ways,” concluded Skytower.

The final month of literature events will include the conclusion of the weekly serial presentation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Return of Sherlock Holmes,” and the final Featured Book Series featuring a book from this year’s Newbery Honors – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s “The War That Saved My Life.” There will be one final live voice tour of the Story Forest, and one last Storytellers’ Sandbox featuring voices from around the grid, including the Cold Shot Players. Saturday, May 21st beginning at Noon, there will be a “Big Read” of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with a revolving cast of readers presenting Lewis Carroll’s entire work, non-stop, in pairs and small groups. “We ‘Begin at the beginning,” Loring re-quoted, “and we ‘go on till we come to the end: then stop.’”

Information on Seanchai Library schedules and programs, as well as links to Seanchai’s social media presence can be found online at http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/

There is a special page for Crazy Eights activities and information http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/at-lea-9.html

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