Category Archives: SL Snapshots

Bay City Ninth Anniversary Coming Soon


Bay City 9th anniversary poster

Bay City will be celebrating it’s ninth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 21st May 2017 starting with the annual parade at 12.30pm SLT over at the Band Shell located in the Bay City – Harwich region.

The parade will go down Route 66 (highlighted in yellow below) and will finish at Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region where there will a live concert throughout the afternoon on the main stage. This year there will be live performances by DJ Marx Dudek, Christov Kohnke, Winston Ackland and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth).

Last year there was a great attendance (60+ avatars in the region for attendance) with a few Lindens dropping into the Bay City 8th anniversary celebrations. At the end of the celebrations there was a conga dance with a long line of avatars dancing. I absolutely loved it last year from following the parade from the air, the live music and the fun conga dance.

Next year around mid May 2018 will mark the big 10th Bay City anniversary and it’s going to be extra special for sure. I hope there will be a new annual event added to the annual parade and annual live concert that happens every year. 🙂

Bay City 9th Anniversary Parade Route 2017

Parade Route 66

Bay City Fairgrounds – The stage is set!

The live concert lineup

Here is the full press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com
BAY CITY ANNOUNCES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Mainland community turns nine this May
BAY CITY, SL (9 May, 2017) – As the Second Life® mainland community of Bay City turns nine, its Residents are once again hosting their annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in their fairgrounds.

The first project of the Linden Department of Public Works, Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with auctions for land in the city beginning soon after. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 21st of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude 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 Fairgrounds with DJ Marx Dudek providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Christov Kohnke from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Winston Ackland from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are 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

The wait is almost over! 🙂

The Fantasy Faire 2017 in Second Life


Time to discover the magic this year

The Fantasy Faire is still open in Second Life and will remain open until Sunday 30th April 2017. This year there are 15 incredible sims worth exploring each with a different theme to them all. I am really impressed by the high level of detail of the builds, landscapes and the region themes this year.

Absolutely beautiful

The Fairelands Portals Are Open (SLURLS)

Nice choice of teleports here

Such a lovely area

Absolutely beautiful

The largest fantasy-related event to take place in Second Life, Fantasy Faire brings together fantasy enthusiasts, creators, performers and designers for eleven days of commerce, special events, live music concerts with special emphasis on fund-raising for Relay for Life of Second Life.

I love this 🙂

Very neat

  • For more information about the Fantasy Faire 2017 > see here
  • My 2017 Fantasy Faire snapshots so far > see here

My historical snapshots of VWBPE conferences in Second Life


Special Blog Post: Here is a look back at my favourite historical snapshots of previous VWBPE conferences held in Second Life. This year marks VWBPE tenth anniversary in Second Life so now it’s time to go back down memory lane…

VWBPE 2010 regions map

VWBPE 2011

VWBPE regions 2011

VWBPE 2011 ceremony

VWBPE 2012 gateway

VWBPE 2012 Dragon parade

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2013

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2013

VWBPE 2014 – Ebbe Linden keynotes speech

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2014

Philip Rosedale at VWBPE 2014

VWBPE 2015 opening

VWBPE 2015

VWBPE 2016

VWBPE 2016 regions map

VWBPE 2017

VWBPE 2017 regions map

Wow, so much has changed over the years since I first started going to VWBPE conferences. I still can’t believe this is the 10th year of the annual conference. Here’s to the next 10 years! 🙂

Day 3: My BURN2 Fire Moon Event 2017 Snapshots


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Today is the last full day of the BURN2 Fire Moon event happening now in Second Life. The live music entertainment continues until midnight tonight. Congratulations to all the event organisers, builders, volunteers, DJs and everyone else who has made this event successful.

Personally I have been impressed by the amazing builds this year for the fire moon event and I think the theme has worked very well. The live music has been really good over the last few days with plenty of attendees.

See some of my day 3 snapshots below

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017! 🙂