New Last Names For SL18B and Fathers Day


On Thursday 17th June Linden Lab announced new limited edition last names for SL18B which will be available until 9th July 2021. The Father’s Day last names will only be available until 25th June 2021. This is all apart of the Second Life 18th birthday celebrations and again there are some interesting last names on the list.

The following names are in theme with SL18B this year and are only available until July 9th.
Mystic
Fae
Mote
Woodsprite
Silvius
Fyrewik
Padfoot


The following names for Father’s Day are only available until June 25th.  
Daddy
Pop
Sire

If you want to change your last name in Second Life you have to upgrade to Premium.

Available Last Names as of 19th June 2021

Here is the Premium Membership breakdown of prices below.

Annual – Best Value

  • USD 99.00 per year

Quarterly – Most Popular

  • Billed Quarterly – USD 39.56

Monthly

  • USD 14.39 per month

Here are the benefits of Second Life Premium

  • Weekly L$300 stipend*
  • L$1000 sign-up bonus** for first-time Premium Account subscribers
  • Priority entry when regions are full of avatars
  • 1024m² tier allotment for use towards a Linden Home (subject to availability) or a parcel on the Mainland
  • Expanded live-chat customer support
  • Premium virtual gifts
  • Exclusive access to Premium areas and experiences
  • Increased cap on missed IMs
  • Increased group membership limits
  • Voice Morphing

There will be more last names added to the overall last names pool in the near future.

Next Linden Home Theme Is Fantasy


First Preview of the new Fantasy Linden Homes

Patch Linden officially announced the next Linden Home theme during his opening address at SL18B yesterday morning. Fantasy now becomes theme 8 and more will be said about the new Linden Home theme during Meet the Lindens series next week. As many know already Patch Linden will be live from 1pm SLT on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 over at the SL18B Auditorium talking with Saffia Widdershins. It’s best to arrive early as the regions will full up pretty fast. This session will be live streamed across the metaverse (see below for the live stream link).

Fantasy Linden Homes Preview > https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Mesmerize/196/225/45

Fantasy homes from above

From the information I’ve seen so far on the Linden Homes section on the Second Life Forums about theme 8 is that there will be four home styles (Amberbrooke, Rosebrooke, Mistbrooke and Stonebrooke. The new houses on the demo region are not the finished houses and will be changed slightly during the release later this year. So far the overall feedback on the forums seem to be very positive and many love the new Linden Home theme.

4 days and counting.

More details will be announced soon.

SL18B Opens


Patch Linden opening address at SL18B

On Thursday 17th June 2021 SL18B opened it’s gates to the public in Second Life and saw hundred’s visitors pack into the SLB regions. The opening ceremony had a high attendance like it always does for the annual Second Life birthday opening days. There was lag again throughout opening day as the regions were full mostly.

If you missed the SL18B opening ceremony then here is the full video which runs for 37 minutes. After roughly 19 minutes Strawberry Linden started exploring some of the SL18B celebrations which was apart of Lab Gab.

Patch Linden gave his opening address at SL18B Live Stage. Skip to 7 minutes & 30 seconds where it begins. It’s a really good speech where Patch briefly talked about the new user experience, the next LH theme was announced which is Fantasy and his time working with Brett Linden. The Fantasy demo region is open until 6th July 2021.

Patch Linden talked about Ebbe Altberg and how he changed Second Life for the better. He will never be forgotten. There was a minute of silence to remember.

Meet the Lindens & Meet the Moles series start from Tuesday 22nd June through until Friday 25th June 2021. “Patch Linden (June 22 at 1pm PT), Grumpity Linden (June 23 at 2pm PT), and Brett Linden (June 24 at 1pm PT). You also get the chance to meet the Moles (June 25 at 1pm PT)”.

There are over 35 regions to explore filled with live music, performances, over 200 exhibits, gifts and shopping. To see what’s happening everyday at SL18B it’s definitely worth viewing the full SL18B birthday calendar.

The SL18B category on the Second Life Destination Guide is very useful to check out for SL18B shopping, experiences and events.

I will post more SL18B in the days ahead. Stay tuned for that.

SL18B Calendar of Events Released by Linden Lab


SL18B regions now joined up

Today Linden Lab have released it’s exciting calendar of SL18B events in a blog post on the official Second Life blog about what’s planned for this year’s birthday celebrations. There is a Second Life birthday calendar worth checking out in the blog post where there is the ability to add the events to your Google calendar.

SL18B officially opens to the public at 9am SLT on Thursday 17th June 2021 over at the SLB regions. Patch Linden will be hosting the SL18B Opening Ceremony from 11am SLT at the SL18B Main Stage. It’s best to arrive early to have the best seat before the regions become full.

  • Lab Gab at SL18B live stream starts after Patch Linden opening address at 11am SLT where Strawberry Linden will be exploring SL18B
  • The Second Life Birthday Group will get early access to SL18B Shop & Hop from 9am SLT on 17th June

Linden Lab will be holding the SL18B Music Fest which includes three days of great music from a variety of talented performers around the grid. The SL18B Music Fest live sessions will take place on the SL18B Live Stage from Thursday 17th June to Saturday 19th June 2021.

2021 lineup:

TimeJune 17June 18June 19
9amSL18B Opens Randy De Lucia
10am  KATIA
11amSL18B Opening Ceremony with Patch Linden SpiritLed
12pm Seli BlackmoreSemina
1pmMilan ZeppToxieSkye Galaxy
2pmRogue Galaxy and The Tiny Rebel BandStaring At The SunFly Kugin
3pmObleeDandy PianomanMarqs DeSade
4pmMaximillion KleeneMimi CarpenterDude
5pmErik KottzenRuvilyn GatchieEffinjay
6pmJoaquin GustavWytchwhisper SadofskyGabriel da Silva
7pm Gabriella Rothschild 
8pm Kendall Jigsaw

Save the date for SL18B Music Fest 2021!

Meet The Lindens at SL18B

Meet The Lindens returns this year according to the Second Life Birthday Calendar with a great lineup of well known Lindens and from the Moles team.

  • Monday 21st June 2021: Lab Gab SL18B Special with the Leadership Team – 2pm SLT to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
  • Tuesday 22nd June 2021: Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) – 1pm SLT to 2pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
  • Wednesday 23rd June 2021: Grumpity Linden (VP of Product) – 2pm to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
  • Thursday 24th June 2021: Brett Linden (VP of Marketing) – 1pm to 2pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
  • Friday 25th June 2021: Meet The Moles (LDPW) – 1pm – Auditorium Option 1

There are live events happening at the main stage, DJ stage, the auditorium and much more during the SL18B celebrations starting in two days time.

Useful SL18B Links

Ebbe Altberg Memorial


The Moles have added a really nice Ebbe Altberg Memorial in the Altberg region in Second Life. There are little white candles dotted around, a nice waterfall nearby and a large statue of Ebbe along with a small piece of writing about him. It’s a beautiful tribute I think and it’s such a lovely gesture.

Come and check it out.

This area is a nice quiet spot on the Bellisseria continent. 

Please spread the word. Thanks!

Special SL18B Lab Gab Featuring Several Executives From The Linden Lab Leadership Team


Special SL18B Lab Gab Epsiode Planned

On Thursday 10th June 2021 Linden Lab officially announced that there will be a special SL18B Lab Gab episode featuring several executives from the Linden Lab leadership team. This new special episode is scheduled for 2pm SLT/PST on Monday 21st June 2021 which will be live streamed across the world.

The 18th annual Second Life birthday celebrations (SL18B) start next week from Thursday 17th June through until Tuesday 6th July 2021. That’s at least two weeks full of fun birthday celebrations to enjoy with friends. There will be live performances, live music, shopping and loads of new exhibits to check out this year.

If you have any questions to ask the Linden Lab leadership team for Lab Gab then use this submission form and submit them before Tuesday 15th June 2021.

The full blog post reads…

Save the date! The 18th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL18B) will be held from June 17th to July 6th. Get ready for fun-filled weeks of live music, performances, shopping, and amazing community exhibits!

During the SL18B celebrations there will be a special edition of “Lab Gab” featuring several executives from the Linden Lab leadership team. Now is your chance to share your thoughts and ask questions directly to the leadership team! 

Click over to the submission form and submit your questions now. You have until Tuesday, June 15th to do so.

Keep an eye on this blog and the Second Life public calendar for all the dates and information about SL18B coming soon! We hope to see you at the celebrations!

Please spread the word about Lab Gab starting in a few weeks time and SL18B which opens to the public next week.