Category Archives: SL Coming Soon

My favourite Bay City photos from the past 7 years


Bay City 2008

This was my first snapshot of Bay City on the main grid in late December 2008.

Bay City Map 2009

This was one of my first snapshots of the Bay City Map. Taken on 18th January 2009.

Ribbon cutting at Bay City Fairgrounds

Attending the ribbon cutting of the Bay City Fairgrounds. Taken on 25th March 2010.

MG and TG Bay City Now Merged into One

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

Bay City Tree Lighting 2012

Attending the Bay City Tree Lighting 2012. Taken on 8th December 2012.

Rodvik in Bay City!

Rodvik Linden made a special appearance in Bay City. Taken on 23rd May 2013.

Bay City Mole Day 2014

Celebrating Bay City Mole Day 2014 with a special dance. Taken on 2nd February 2014.

Bay City Map 2015 - 17th May

Bay City Map – 17th May 2015

Halfway There Event Weekend is here – May 16th & 17th


RFL Halfway - Centre Stage 2015_

RFL Halfway – Centre Stage 2015

Starting at 4pm SLT today marks this year’s Halfway There Event Weekend in Second Life and there many exciting activities happening. The opening party will be held at the center stage from 4pm followed by a full weekend of fun activities including dance parties, tribute events, raising money events and much more.

Check out the event schedule below and please spread the word :)

Halfway There Weekend 2015

Halfway There Regions 2015

Saturday 16th May 2015 – SLT

  • 4pm – 5pm           Opening Party                             Centre Stage
  • 5pm – 6pm           The Purple Man Group              Centre Stage
  • 6pm – 7pm            Dance Party                                 Centre Stage
  • 7pm – 9pm            Garth Brooks Tribute Band      Centre Stage

Sunday 17th May 2015 – SLT

  • 6am – 8pm           Team vendor, raffle, random riot & gotcha’s and silent auction – Happening in various locations
  • 10am – 11am        Halfway There Award Presentations! – Centre Stage
  • 11am – 8pm          RFL of SL Team Events
  • 2pm – 3:30pm    Abba Tribute Band
  • 3:30am+               Relay Rap

Location (SLURL)

RFL Halfway - Centre Stage 2015

RFL Halfway – Centre Stage 2015

SS Galaxy is returning soon


SS Galaxy

SS Galaxy regions

As many know already the famous SS Galaxy ship in Second Life closed down after 8 years earlier this month and the regions are no longer accessible. The closure marked the end of an era but there is exciting news on the horizon because it’s going to be modified so that Linden Lab can place it back inworld as a Museum soon.

The ship will be open for visitors in the near future and the ship will be preserved as a piece of Second Life history so thats the good news at the moment. More information will be released soon.

Changes ahead!

  • No previous management or crew will be aboard 
  • No rentals or events will be hosted
  • The ship will exist in a museum state 
  • Linden Lab takes ownership of the sims

On Tuesday 12th May 2015, DBDigital Epsilon who is the former Manging Director of SS Galaxy said this in a recent blog post

Dear Supporters and Friends of the SS Galaxy,

There have been many rumors cycling regarding the Galaxy and what really happened.  I can’t release that information as of yet.  However, I can now say that the SS Galaxy has been acquired by Linden Labs and will return.  She is currently undergoing retrofitting to sail under the Linden Labs flag.  I have been tirelessly converting all the transferable prims I personally owned to Linden Lab ownership, and my part of the project is now complete.

Sadly being under Linden Lab’s flag also means that none of the previous management or crew will be aboard in any sort of capacity.  I have also been told there will be no rentals or events.  This means she will not quite be the Galaxy you know and love.  But she will still exist in a museum state and be open for visitation in the near future.

More information will be released as I can.  I wish to thank everyone again from the guests, to the staff, and beyond.  You all made the Galaxy the special place she was, and no one can take that from us.

DBDigital Epsilon
Former Manging Director
SS Galaxy

Stay updated on the SS Galaxy here

SS Galaxy ship

Second Life Music Festival planned by Linden Lab for SL12B


Xiola Linden announced today on the Offical Second Life Blog that there will a Second Life Music Festival happening in celebration of the Second Life 12th anniversary. The lab are inviting musicians from across Second Life to participate and perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life. It’s a paid gig apparently and you can sign up to audition here if you are interested. Submissions must be completed before Wednesday 20th May 2015.

  • Musicians will be selected to audition and will receive further instructions via email  
  • Successful musicians will be invited to perform a 30 minute set then receive payment 

Then the auditions goes public at Lavender Field on May 22nd (12pm-2pm SLT) and May 23rd (6pm-8pm SLT) 2015. It should be great fun and very exciting for those taking part!

Second Life is turning 12 this June, and we’re planning a few extra special ways to help commemorate a dozen amazing years with our Residents! You’ll have to stay tuned to this blog and our social media pages for all the exciting things as they roll out, but today we’re announcing auditions for … (drum roll, please) … the Second Life Music Fest – sponsored by Linden Lab – a two day music-extravaganza inworld to celebrate!

Second Life is full of talented musicians, and we’re hoping to draw out all you guitarists, bassists, drummers, singers, tambourine shakers and other music makers to come audition for the festival. All genres are welcome!

The Second Life Music Fest is an opportunity to perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life, and it’s a paid gig!

To sign up for an audition, please complete and submit the submission form no later than 05/20/2015. While we encourage everyone to sign up, it is not a commitment on your part and does not guarantee a spot at the auditions. We will review all submissions and extend audition invitations via email to the designated contact. Each invited act will have a short audition time (5 minutes max) to play and leave an impression on a panel of judges made up of Lindens and Residents. This panel will select acts to be invited to perform at the Second Life Music Fest. Upon completion of a half hour slot at the festival, the designated contact for each act will be eligible for payment (subject to Linden’s terms and conditions).

If you are a musician in Second Life then this is a huge opportunity for you. Spread the word :)

Next inworld meetup with the lab to be held on 14th May 2015


Meauxle Bureaux

Meauxle Bureaux

The next inworld meetup with the Lindens is currently planned for Thursday 14th May 2015 at 1pm SLT. The location is being worked on and more details on that will be out soon.

Xiola Linden is asking the Second Life community for possible locations to host the next inworld meetup. Xiola Linden published this blog post today named Help Decide the Next Inworld Meetup Destination and it reads this…

It’s just about inworld meetup time, and since we’re in the habit of sharing some of our favorite spots from the Destination Guide, this weekend, we wanted to flip the script and find out from you what spot you think is one of the best to visit for our next inworld meetup.

Share your recommendations in this forum thread – links to Destination Guide entry or SLURLS are best – and we’ll pick one to have our next inworld meetup.

The next meetup is planned for Thursday, May 14th at 1 PM SLT, so get your recommendations in soon!

As always, if you have a region or location that you would like to show off – be sure to share it, and we always love to see pics of your adventures on the Official Second Life Flickr page.

The last inworld meetup with the Lindens was back on 25th March at the Meauxle Bureaux region in Second Life. Many known Lindens came along including Ebbe, Torley, Xiola, Dee, Oz, Shaman, Michael and many more. This is a great time for taking snapshots/videos and an opportunity to meet the Lindens.

Group Selfie with Lindens and the SL community

Group Selfie with Lindens and the SL community

Bay City’s seventh anniversary & historical snapshots from the past


Bay City 7th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com

BAY CITY CELEBRATES 7TH ANNIVERSARY

Mainland Community Celebrates with Parade, Live Music

BAY CITY, SL (3 May, 2015) – Bay City, the first project of the “Linden Department of Public Works,” is entering it’s 7th year as part of Second Life. To Celebrate, Residents and friends of the popular mainland community will host their annual parade as well as a live music event.

Anniversary participants are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 17th of May, to lineup for the parade at the bandshell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will make its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, concluding at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Bay City Fairgrounds, featuring a trio of live acts as well as DJ Marx Dudek providing music leading into the event.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region, for those who wish to be a part of the parade, and ample viewing area is provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend — not only Residents of Bay City

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life™ and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

Check out these historical snapshots of previous Bay City anniversary’s in Second Life…

Bay City 2nd Anniversary Parade - May 2010

Bay City 2nd Anniversary Parade – May 2010

Bay City's Third Anniversary on 14th May 2011

Bay City 3rd Anniversary Parade Route – May 2011

Bay City’s third anniversary was a success

Bay City 3rd Anniversary Celebrations – May 2011

Bay City turns 4

Bay City 4th Anniversary, the owl returns – May 2012

Bay City 5th Birthday Live Music

Bay City 5th Anniversary Celebrations – May 2013

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Bay City 5th Anniversary Parade Celebrations – May 2013

Bay City 6

Bay City 6th Anniversary Celebrations – May 2014

Great parade this year

Bay City 6th Anniversary Celebrations – May 2014

Check out my Bay City in SL photo album here for more great views from around the city in Second Life.

Second Life events happening during May 2015


Popular events ahead during May 2015

Other events ahead during May 2015 

If you know of any other events happening in Second Life during May 2015, please comment below. :)