Category Archives: SL15B

SL15B Applications Have Opened & Town Hall event with Ebbe Linden


In the past week SL15B applications have officially opened for Exhibitors, DjS, Live performers, Auditorium and Volunteers to participate. This year Second Life 15th birthday community celebration officially starts at 12pm SLT on Sunday 17th June through until Sunday 24th June 2018. Press Day this year will be on Saturday 16th June 2018 starting at 12pm SLT.

It’s going to be a great 15th birthday for the whole Second Life community i’m sure and I can’t wait to be part of it all. I have covered all previous Second Life birthdays since SL6B plus TSL4B & TSL5B.

SL15B Theme

The theme for SL15B is “crystal” which allows “exploration of the tapestry of time that weaves together the past, present and future of Second Life”.

SL15B Timeline

  • Friday, April 13: Applications open for Performers and Volunteers
  • Friday, April 13: Applications open for Exhibitors
  • Monday, May 7, noon SLT: Applications close for Exhibitors and Volunteers
  • Mon/Tue, May 21/22,  noon SLT: Exhibitors Notified (First Round)
  • Friday, May 25, noon SLT: Regions open for builders
  • Tuesday, May 29, noon, SLT: Deadline for parcel claim
  • Thursday, May 31, noon SLT: Deadline for Performance applications
  • Thursday, June 15, noon SLT: Regions close to builders
  • Saturday, June 16, noon SLT: Press day
  • Sunday, June 17, noon SLT: SL15B opens!!!
  • Sunday, June 17 to Sunday, June 24: SL15B open with performances!!
  • Saturday, June 23: Official 15th Birthday!!!
  • Monday, June 25 to Saturday, June 30: Regions will remain open for viewing. No performances.
  • Sunday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 3: Breakdown
  • Wednesday, July 4: Regions go offline

SL15B Regions Update

There are 15 regions for SL15B community celebration as far as I know at the moment. The formation of the regions this year is pretty interesting because in previous years it’s been in a block formation together.

As of 14th April 2018

Stay updated on the latest SL15B news here


Ebbe Linden Town Hall Update

There will be two town hall chat session events with Ebbe Linden CEO of Linden Lab on Friday 20th April 2018. Ebbe Linden will be sharing his vision for Second Life in 2018 and beyond. Ebbe will be answering questions submitted from the Second Life community.

  • 9.30 am SLT
  • 1pm SLT

Send your questions in this thread “A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg”.  Linden Lab in the coming months will hold more meetups with communities like Bay City, Firestorm, Designing Worlds and more.

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Second Life Last Names Returning Late 2018


This week Linden Lab announced fifteen reasons to celebrate Second Life 15th birthday which takes place in mid June 2018. On the list there was mention about the return of last names which is expected to go live in late 2018. Before then there are many things that have to be fixed on the back-end before last names can return again.

Latest Updates

  • Apparently the plan is to allow people to change their first and last name whenever they want to. Users will be able to select their last name from a pre-set list of available names like the old system before
  • Unicode will not be supported when entering a first name
  • Once a name is used it cannot ever be reused again
  • The first and last name will not replace Display Names
  • The pre-set list with last names will regularly be changed to keep the fresh and the lab are thinking about last name suggestions from the Second Life community later this year.
  • There will be a cost to change your name if you wish to do that. The fee costs have not been confirmed yet

Latest Discussions

Linden Lab announces upcoming investments for Second Life


Today Linden Lab announced a new set of exciting investments for Second Life on the Official Second Life Blog. Apparently Linden Lab have budgeted many millions (USD) in the coming year to make Second Life more amazing than ever.

These new investments include improved Second Life infrastructure, better Premium subscriptions, new Windlight extensions, new grid wide gaming experience and extensions to the animation system. See below for the full details!

Here are a few of the things you can look forward to soon:

  • We are hard at work upgrading all of the SL infrastructure and moving it to the cloud, which will bring a wealth of opportunities to Residents near and far, and allow us, among many other things, to make SL more performant for Residents across the world from us. It may also allow us to introduce new products with more flexible pricing.  

  • We’re working on several features to increase the value of Premium subscriptions. Most recently we gave Premium members priority access to near-full events, and shortly, we’ll be ready to unveil another bit of exciting news for subscribers.

  • We’re building out a series of great extensions to Windlight (code name: EEP!), which will give value, flexibility, and new marketability to land, and will make Windlight settings tradeable assets.  

  • We have an extension to the animation system in the works (code name: Animesh) that will allow non-avatar objects to use more powerful and efficient skeletal animations the way avatars can today, and even more changes planned for creators and merchants later in the year.

  • We’ve also got new experiences and events coming. An exciting new grid-wide gaming experience is coming soon! The team can’t wait to share the details with you in just a few days. Also in the works for this fall is an updated Halloween Haunted Tour, with new spooktacular events to celebrate. Not to mention, we’re turning 15 next year – SL15B, baby! That’s an incredible milestone and we are looking forward to collaborating with you to produce an amazing celebration.

It’s great to see Linden Lab are still improving Second Life for the better. This is proof that Second Life is here to stay for many more years to come.

Dear Second Life Residents,

It’s been an exciting summer at Linden Lab. Second Life celebrated its 14th anniversary, and shortly thereafter we also opened Sansar’s creator beta to the world. In addition, we are thrilled to announce a set of investments into Second Life and its communities that will include enhancements to our engineering support, customer support, billing systems and upgrades, and customer acquisition outreach. In all, we’ve budgeted many millions (USD, not L$…) in the coming year to make SL even better, and we’ll keep everyone up to date on improvements as they roll out (or sooner).

This summer’s milestones have given us all another opportunity to reflect on just how strong the Second Life community is, what an incredible history SL has had so far, and what an amazing future lies ahead for the virtual world and its Residents.

For more than 14 years, you’ve created memorable experiences, diverse communities, close relationships, thriving economies, engaging art, exciting events, and amazing creations of all kinds. You’ve made the world, and we’re proud to provide the platform and tools that help you to do so. We at Linden continue to be impressed by what we witness from Residents every day, and we want you to know that we share that commitment to and love for Second Life.

I agree 15 years will be an incredible milestone next year and I’m so glad I’ve been around for ten years in Second Life. Yay 🙂