One Billion Rising in Second Life 2018 Opens


First Preview of OBR 2018 in Second Life

On Wednesday 14th February 2018 marks the 2018 One Billion Rising annual event in Second Life which will place over 24 hours on four “OBR” region stages. Everyone is invited to join and dance during the event duration.

There will be many interesting art installations around the outside of the regions to check out. The 2018 theme is “Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women”.

  • See the Event Schedule for live djs events, live performances, poetry readings and more

This year marks the fifth annual event for One Billion Rising in Second Life! 

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Explore new great builds 🙂

OBR Regions Map 2018

About One Billion Rising:

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.  We rise through dance to express joy and community and and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.

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ONE BILLION RISING 2018: SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN

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2017 One Billion Rising in Second Life Starts In 8 Days


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In 8 days time the 2017 One Billion Rising event in Second Life will officially open to everyone at 12am SLT on Tuesday 14th February 2017 over at the OBR regions.

The event will feature a four region stage, art installations and there will be a variety of live performances during the 24 hour period. Hundreds of residents are expected to come together and raise awareness of violence against women around the world.

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OBR 2015

OBR 2017 Video

If you are interested in being featured in the OBR 2017 Video, fill out the registration form here. Here are the scheduled days and times for the OBR 2017 filming :

  • Tuesday 7th Feb > 1pm – 4pm SLT
  • Saturday 11th Feb > 9am – 12pm SLT

OBR 2017 Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the volunteer form here. Here are the training sessions scheduled. There are open positions for greeters and stage managers currently.

  • Friday 10th Feb > 12pm, 3pm and 6pm SLT
  • Saturday 11th Feb > 12pm, 3pm and 6pm SLT
  • Sunday 12th Feb > 12pm, 3pm and 6pm SLT
  • Book your session Here

OBR 2017 Press Day

This year OBR 2017 Press Day will take place on Monday 13th February 2017. If you are interested in having special access to preview the regions before the public, fill out this form.

Times for the Press Events

  • 10am SLT
  • 2pm SLT
  • 4pm SLT
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One Billion Rising 2013 Stage

OBR 2017 Useful Links

 

2017 exciting events to look forward to in Second Life


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2016 was a really good year for events in Second Life and I loved attending almost all of them. 2017 is here so now it’s time to look forward to all those exciting events happening in the weeks and months ahead.

I think the annual and major events will be absolutely amazing during 2017. Don’t forget to mark these key events on your calendars today and spread the word.

2017 Annual Events Ahead

  • Bay City Annual Events 2017Mole Day, Fashion Week, Bay City 9th Anniversary, Hot Bay City Nights, Tree Lighting, Prim Drop expected to take place this year
  • BURN2 2017The Fire Moon Event starts 27th – 29th January 2017 (more annual BURN2 events will be happening during the course of 2017)
  • The Arcade 2017 – Next arcade event happening in 57 days (Opens March, June, September & December 2017)
  • Relay For Life of Second Life 2017 Season – Kick off of the new season starts 5th March 2017 – Theme: Passport to Cure

2017 Major Events Ahead

Sansar is expected to open to the public sometime during January 2017 if all goes to plan. “Sansar allows you to create, share, and monetize your own social VR experiences”.

My 11th Rezday in Second Life takes place on 31st October 2017 and I’m pretty looking forward to that this year. 🙂

Wow so much is happening during 2017 in Second Life and it’s going to be so much fun this year. I am looking forward again to attending, sharing my thoughts and snapshots with everyone this year.

If you know of any other events happening in 2017 in Second Life, feel free to comment below and thanks for reading this special 2017 upcoming events post.

Let the 2017 events begin! 

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A look back at 2016 in Second Life – Year In Review


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My 10th rezday – 31st October 2016

This is my special year in review post looking back at the biggest news, events and more during 2016 in Second Life. There have been so many good memories and some not so good ones during 2016. See the bottom of this blog post for month by month highlights of 2016. 🙂

Improved communications

I do think communications between the lab and the Second Life community have greatly improved during 2016 through various channels like the official Second Life blog, on the Second Life status grid reports page, via Twitter and inworld.

The lab have already posted their highlights of 2016 here including raising the land prims limit for the mainland/private estates, introducing the new horizons experience, adding 360 snapshots, extending Bento, adding new community gateways and much more.

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New Horizons Experience
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Improved grid status page

State of the grid in 2016

The amount of Main Grid regions and private estates have declined further during 2016 which is not good news but that’s what’s officially happening. I hope that in 2017 there will be some sort of region growth because that would be cool. The lab needs to work out and try to come up with workable solutions to stop the decline happening.

Back on 3rd January 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
  • Private Estates: 17, 775 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 111

As of 25th December 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 975
  • Private Estates: 16, 792
  • Linden Owned: 7, 183

There have been many well known places that have closed down this year in Second Life because of various reasons and some places managed to be saved.  Yay! 🙂

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Mont Saint Michel
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Insilico

Amazing Events This Year

There have been so many enjoyable events that have happened during 2016 including the Second Life 13th birthday celebrations, One Billion Rising, Lab Chat events, the VWBPE conference, Relay For Life of Second Life events,

Don’t forget the incredible Bay City 8th anniversary, BURN2 events, the annual faires and the list goes on.

Thanks to all those that organised and volunteered these amazing events this year. 🙂

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Fantasy Fair 2016
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Bay City Eighth Anniversary
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Second Life 13th Birthday
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RFL of SL 2016
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London City 7th birthday
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BURN2 2016 Festival

Sansar is almost ready 

There was huge interest this year for Sansar with hundred’s signing up for the Creator Preview and testing it out. The lab have released various interesting Sansar photos, demos and updates during the course of 2016.

Sansar is due to open to the public sometime in January 2017.

Some shocks in 2016

The big shock of 2016 has to be when Donald Trump won the US Election 2016 and will become the next US president from mid January 2017.

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Donald Trump supporters area

Another big shock of 2016 has to be the terrible Orlando shootings earlier this year because that was really sad. In Second Life the community came together and raised L$ to support the victims.

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We lost some great talent during 2016 

Sadly a few well known residents that I knew in Second Life passed away during 2016. If anyone knew anyone else that passed away in Second Life during 2016 – please let me know so I can add it below!

  • Ladyslipper Constantine  Involved with Virtual Ability events, Virtual Worlds Best Practices education events, One Billion Rising, BURN2 events and she was involved in past Second Life birthday celebrations
  • Latif Khalifa – Developer of the Radegast Metaverse Client, Singularity Viewer and Replex Viewer

Here is a month by month highlights during 2016 on what happened in terms of big events and news. All links below are from my blog posts 🙂 

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

2017: the year ahead

I hope everyone has enjoyed reading my blog posts during 2016 and I am looking forward the blogging more in 2017. I will be covering Second Life, Sansar and OpenSim next year. Wooot! 🙂

I hope 2017 will be a good year 🙂