OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 Schedule Released

The full schedule for this weekend’s 2018 OpenSimulator Community Conference is now available for viewing. The conference starts on 8th – 9th December and it’s going to be bigger than ever before.

The events happening this weekend will be live simulcast streamed via AvaCon YouTube channel. All times listed are PDT/SLT for reference. The conference will be taking place here

Please spread the word about this year’s OpenSim conference.

Other OpenSim News


OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 Starts In 2 Weeks Time

The 2018 Opensimulator Community Conference will be officially happening on Saturday 8th December and Sunday 10th December 2018. This is the sixth year that AvaCon will be running the annual conference and will it will mark 11 years of OpenSim development.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference will feature a series of interesting live presentations & panels showcasing the best of the OpenSim platform.

The conference team is now looking for artists to contribute art to showcase and share with the rest of the OpenSim community. It’s worth mentioning that multiple submissions are welcome this year.

We have some criteria
Size: Fits in 5m x 5m x 7.5m (height)
No timers
No Scanning
Distribution by Copy or by box
No Logos
Keep Resources in consideration.
Polygons Counts up to 25k

If you are interested in submitting art work to be displayed and shared at this year’s conference then please email

This year members of the OpenSim community are invited to schedule community social events on other OpenSim grids leading up to the conference. For more details. see here.

2 weeks and counting 

UPDATE 3: Logins Now Working / New Islandz Website Comes Online


Latest Updates

UPDATE 3: 16th November 2018

Islandz servers are up and running 

Islandz login

First preview of the new Islandz Welcome Area

Islandz welcome area_002

UPDATE 2: All former InWorldz residents can now opt-in below in order to enter the new Islandz grid.

UPDATE 1: 14th November 2018

GREAT NEWS! Islandz servers will allow logins starting November 14, at 3pm Islandz time (Pacific time)


The new Islandz website is now up and running this week. It’s important to note that the Islandz website is still under development and some key features are not available yet.

It’s estimated that the new Islandz grid may be opening within the next few days or so which will be great news. Apparently accounts and logins are expected very soon. Registrations for new users are currently closed until the email and new inventory skeleton creation has been connected up with it successfully.

In the meantime it’s recommended for everyone to download the new Islandz viewer from the downloads page. You can use the Firestorm viewer if you prefer too. It’s worth reading the FAQ before you get started on the Islandz grid for some useful information.

The long wait is almost over. It’s good to hear that things are coming along nicely now and the big launch is just days away. Elenia Llewellyn and Jim Tarber have worked so hard in the past three months or so to build this new grid from the ground up after the closure of the former InWorldz grid back in the summer.

The new Islandz viewer > version > Islandz 1.0.0 (41497)

Islandz Login Screen Page

More updates soon.

OpenSim Grids Statistics – November 2018

As many know already Hypergrid Business earlier this year announced it was winding down and stopping publishing monthly stats reports which I found most interesting indeed. Maria Korolov did a fantastic job publishing the grid reports every month since the summer of 2009 which is awesome. All the historical grid statistics can be found here.

The last grid report was published back in May 2018 which is some time ago. I’m going to try to find the relevant statistics from OpenSim grids websites and publish them on my blog every quarter.

It’s going to be impossible to include every OpenSim grid because there are too many grids to list and some grid stats are not shown publicly either. My main focus will be on regions and active users to start of with.

November 2018 OpenSim News:

  1. The new Islandz grid (former InWorldz grid) will be going online soon (within weeks) and hopefully the grid owners will display grid stats on their website.
  2. Google+ is shutting down next year and hopefully the OpenSim community will all come together again. Hopefully not all spread all over the place.

Counts For OpenSim Grids – November 2018

Lets get started with some of the popular OpenSIm Grids first and I will add more grids in future reports if the statistics are shown on their websites.


  • Total Regions: 17, 715
  • Worlds: 15, 871
  • Registered Users: 107, 309


  • Total Regions: 7, 635
  • Active Users Last 30 Days: 2, 374 Logins
  • Total Residents: 8, 083

Lost Paradise

  • Total Regions: 5, 509
  • Active Users Last 30 Days: 796
  • Total Residents: 2, 012


  • Total Regions: 4, 636
  • Unique Visitors Last 30 Days: 4, 181
  • Total Users: 124, 788

Tag Grid

  • Total Residents: 20, 291


  • Total Regions: 2, 322
  • Active Users Last 30 Days: 3, 199
  • Avatars Peak Online: 115

Virtual Highway 

  • Total Regions: 687
  • Active Users Last 30 Days: 76
  • Total Residents: 7, 520

Discovery Grid

  • Total Regions: 286
  • Users Last 30 Days: 1, 031
  • Active Accounts: 967
  • Registered Accounts: 1, 329
  • Active HG Users 30 Days: 547

Franco Grid

  • Total Regions: 209
  • Active Users Last 30 Days: 412
  • Total Residents: 7, 372

Littlefield Grid

  • Total Regions: 205
  • Active Users Last 30 Days: 292
  • Total Users: 3, 097
  • Friendships: 7, 755

Craft World

  • Total Regions: 200
  • Total Users Last 30 Days: 354
  • Total Local Users: 8, 484

3rd Rock Grid

  • Total Regions: 164
  • Unique Visitors Last 30 Days: 653
  • Total Registered Users: 12, 792

Tranquility Grid

  • Total Regions: 57
  • Visitors Last 30 Days: 462
  • Total Residents: 302

Infiniti Grid

  • Total Regions: 30
  • Visitors Last 30 Days: 177
  • Total Residents: 105

UFS Grid 

  • Regions Total: 19
  • Total Users: 1, 796

For more active OpenSim Grids, click here. My next OpenSim Grids stats report will be published in early 2019.

Google+ Shutting Down Within The Next 10 Months – Big Loss For Second Life & OpenSim Users

The end of Google+ within the next 10 months

Google has officially announced that the social media platform Google+ will be shutting down over the next ten months for consumers after the recent security flaw that has exposed users private details. Apparently up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were potentially affected. Google says Google+ currently has “low usage and engagement” and that 90 percent of Google+ user sessions last less than five seconds.

Huge impact on Second Life and OpenSim Google+ communities 

This is sad news for all Second Life and OpenSim users that have been running active communities on Google+. This is very disappointing news especially for the active OpenSim Virtual community that has over 2, 000 members because it was a great resource to find out whats going on.

Anyone that uses Google+ will have to move else where within the next 10 months like onto Facebook, Reddit, PlusporaDiscord or Mastodon etc. Whatever happens the communities will come back stronger and bigger after the closure.

Where are you going to move to ? 

Opensim Virtual Google+ page

RIP Google+ 

June 2011 to 2019 

Islandz is the official name for new grid opening soon

Islandz is the new official name for the new grid opening soon after the closure of InWorldz recently.

Islandz will be a closed grid and will not be hypergrid enabled.

On Sunday 19th August Beth Reischl started the setup for the database recovery apparently and once that has been completed then work can start on the OARS.

So far no date has been set for the opening of Islandz. Stay tuned for further updates very soon.