SL19B Volunteers & Exhibitors Applications Now Open


On 31st March 2022 Linden Lab announced that SL19B applications for volunteers and exhibitors are open for those that want to take part in this year’s birthday celebrations. The theme for SL19B is officially Steampunk and as like in previous years it’s not necessary to build strictly to the theme but it is encouraged though. I’m sure it will be a great birthday celebration once again this year with loads to see and do.

Second Life officially turns 19 years old on 23rd June 2022. The SL19B community birthday celebrations take place between 16th June to 5th July 2022. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the party.

SL19B applications are now open for volunteers, exhibitors, performers and for the music fest. See application links below in the blog post to apply.

Here is the full blog announcement below…

Save the date! On June 23rd, Second Life will be turning 19! The 19th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL19B) will be held from June 16th to July 5th. Get ready for three fun-filled weeks of live music, performances, shopping, and amazing community exhibits!

The theme for SL19B is Steampunk, but don’t let that make you feel limited! Just like last year, your exhibit does not need to stay in theme. Share your Second Life passions with us. Your interests. Your communities. Your world! Every year we celebrate because of you, the amazing and creative Residents who have chosen to call Second Life home. What has drawn you into this world, and what keeps you here? These annual festivities are an opportunity to show us what fuels your Second Life. Let’s celebrate that together!

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor with a presence at SL19B, then please fill out this exhibitor form no later than May 8th.

We’re also looking for volunteers to assist during the celebrations. We are seeking Residents with great people skills and a passion to share the best of Second Life to help us make SL19B a huge success! 

If you have the Second Life spirit and stamina to promote SL19B events and serve as a guide for huge crowds, we’d love for you to fill out the volunteer application by May 8th, 2022!

Over the next month, keep an eye on our blog for more opportunities to participate in the SL19B celebrations!

CURRENT APPLICATIONS FOR SL19B:
Volunteer Application – Applications close on May 8th, 2022 
Exhibitors Application – Applications close on May 8th, 2022 
Performer Application – Applications close on May 8th, 2022 (Blog Post)
Music Fest Application – Applications close on April 10th, 2022 (Blog Post)

SL19B Regions Update

Work has already started over at the SLB regions to get the regions ready for the big event and it will be interesting to see the visual changes over the next few weeks/months. I will blog every so often when new developments happen. Stay tuned for that on my blog.

SL19B regions as of 1st April 2022

Please spread the word about SL19B.

2 months to GO!

Bay City Prim Drop Press Release 2021


Marianne McCann has released this new press release this week for the upcoming Bay City Prim Drop event in Second Life to celebrate the new year 2022. There will be live music, fireworks, food and drink along with huge celebrations. You really don’t want to miss this!

Please spread the word 🙂

Full Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com

BAY CITY PREPARES FOR THIS YEAR’S “PRIM DROP”

Bay City’s Gala New Year’s event set for 31st December

BAY CITY, SL (27th December, 2021) – Citizens of Bay City, Second Life’s® city by the bay, will be marking the end of the year in fine fashion, attending the annual “Prim Drop” in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel on the evening of the 31st of December.
The party will include an expanded, two-hour set of DJed tunes presented by Marianne McCann, as well as fireworks and other festive fun. Food, drink, and other party favors will be provided for all attendees.

The event is an outdoor, high-class, wintertime soirée, and black tie attire and/or full dress is requested. All Second Life® Residents are welcome to attend and ring in the New Year with the Bay City community.

This will also be the last event within Bay City this year for donating to Child’s Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org). Child’s Play is a 501c3 non profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.

As of today, Bay City has raised L$431,938 this season for Child’s Play, and hopes to complete the season at or beyond L$500,000.

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 group for Residents of Bay City.
For more information, please contact Marianne McCann.

2022 is just days away now. Yay! 🙂

The Arcade Halloween spooktacular 2021 Teaser


The Arcade Official Facebook page has a new teaser on it about the new shopping experience in Second Life starting 7th October 2021 through until 31st October 2021. More details will be announced very soon.

Preview Teaser

A new way to play comes to The Arcade, October 7! Stay tuned to learn more about our new shopping experience!

This sounds interesting a mini pop up round (Halloween Spooktacular). The Arcade has been popular over the years in Second Life hosting regular gacha events etc. The event has now been revamped and it’s due to open again shortly.

On The Arcade Calendar page it outlines the event schedule….

EVENT SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

  • Invitations SentJul 14, 2021
  • RSVPs Open
    Jul 16, 2021
  • Designer Setup
    Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am – October 3, 2021 11:59 pm
  • Extended Setup (Wait List & Sponsors ONLY)
    Oct 4 2021 @ 12:00 am – Oct 5, 2021 11:59 pm
  • Designer & Blogger Preview
    Oct 6, 2021
  • Final Staff Walk-Through, Sim Instance Created
    Oct 6, 2021
  • The Arcade Halloween Spooktacular opens
    Oct 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am
  • The Arcade Halloween Spooktacular closes
    Oct 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Stay tuned for further news soon.

Linden Lab Announces The 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop Event


This week Linden Lab announced the 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop event which will open on 1st October through until 31st October 2021 in Second Life. The event will be held over multiple regions in-world where everyone can have a great shopping experience.

This will be a good opportunity for Merchants to bring in new customers to showcase their brands and items most importantly. If you are interested there is a form to fill out before Sunday 28th August 2021.

The full blog announcement reads this…

The Halloween season is fast approaching and our annual multi-region inworld shopping event is coming back. If you are a Content Creator, this is your chance to spook up some sales and reach a large audience with your creepiest and coolest creations!

The 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop will open on October 1st, and will run through the 31st. This is your opportunity to bring a ton of new customers to your brand, by offering some of your best items. We are looking for Merchants willing to offer a discount on their items (at least 20% off) and provide a small non-exclusive gift to shoppers.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please fill out this form as soon as possible and no later than Sunday, August 29, 2021. We will contact you soon after that date if your application is accepted.

Please spread the news about this event to your friends across the grid and on social media. Thanks.

Interesting events happening In Second Life during August 2021


There are many interesting events happening during August 2021 in Second Life that may be of some interest to everyone. Hopefully everyone is having a good summer so far. July 2021 has been a rather quiet month for Second Life news and this normal trend continues through the summer months. There are a few months left of summer until Autumn arrives again.

Upcoming Events During August 2021

BIXIE Event – Comines well known designers with fresh and upcoming faces. Continues until 18th August 2021

The 60s Event – Treasure hunting event. Continues until 15th August 2021

Mainframe – Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi shopping event featuring 90 designers across the grid. Continues until 13th August 2021

FaMeShed – A lineup of amazing original mesh creators and shops. Includes hot offers and fashion. Starts 1st August until 27th August 2021

POSH Event – Showcases strong empowerment of women. Many designers showcasing their latest creations and special offers. Starts 1st August until 23rd August 2021

Ritual Event – Brand new dark-spiritual event for shopping needs. Starts 2nd August until 22nd August 2021

Vanity Event – Fresh fashion focused event without limitations of rules or themes. Starts 4th August until 25th August 2021

CAKE DAY Event – Cake Day brings together fashion, food, decor, animations and more. Starts 13th August until 1st September 2021

Eclectic Event – Wild mix of clothes, furniture, hairs and more. Starts 24th August until 18th September 2021

Check out the Featured Events page on the Second Life Destination Guide for more cool events happening in Second Life. It’s worth checking out the Second Life Public Calendar for upcoming user group hours held by Linden Lab and upcoming Second Life Book Club episodes by Draxtor.

Know of any other big events happening during August 2021 in Second Life then please comment below or inworld. Please spread the word.

6th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show Press Release


The 6th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show takes place from 7th June to 13th June 2021 in Second Life featuring photographers, artists, live music and giveaways. Here is the official press release and poster. Feel free to share and pass around to promote the fantastic arts of Second Life.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show

Dates: June 7 to 13, 2021

Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/156/135/26

The 6th Annual Kultivate Spring Art Show will take place June 7 to 13, 2021 and will feature art, photography, live music, and giveaways! This event will feature both a juried and non juried competition component, where artists will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.

This years participants artists are: 4pril Resident, Amanda, Angel Heartsong, Anouk Lefavre, Cutewillow Carlberg, Dandilyon Jinx, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Deynira Yalin, Elise Sirnah, Eucalyptus Carroll, Eve Petlyakov, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes Huntsman, Kacey Macbeth, Kapaan Resident, Klint Kord, Lena Kopiak, Matt Thomson, Myra Wildmist, Ohara Takamori, Phoenix, Roxcee Resident, Sabine Mortenwold, Sandor, Sevant Anatra, Sheba Blitz, Slatan Dryke, Tempest Rosca, Vanessa Jane, Veruca Tammas, Viktor Savior, & Vita Theas.

The following live vocalists and musicians will provide entertainment throughout the art show:  Mimi Carpenter, Abby Jaidov, Lyric Serendipity, Rapid Randy, Bubbles Song, Suzen Juel, Ziggy Sixpence, Jackie Lefko, Dee Timeless, Thunderfoot, Aislen Sings, J Lively, Sarita, and Sam Qenda.

About Kultivate:Kultivate  consists of Kultivate Music Management, Kultivate Magazine, and the Kultivate Galleries. The goal of Kultivate is tosupport art, culture, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine is proud to be the media partner and primary sponsor of Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team for The American Diabetes Association

For More Information:
https://www.kultivatemagazine.com/6th-annual-spring-art-show/
www.kultivatemagazine.com
www.kultivatemusicmanagement.net

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

MONDAY, JUNE 7:
-8am slt – Art Show Opens
Daily Giveaways: 10 Backdrops
-3pm to 4pm slt – live musician Mimi Carpenter
-4pm to 5pm slt – live musician Abby Jaidov

TUESDAY, JUNE 8:
Daily Giveaways: 10 Slideshow Frames
-3pm to 4pm slt – live vocalist Lyric Serendipity
-4pm to 5pm slt – live vocalist Rapid Randy

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9:
Daily Giveaways: 10 Pose Packs
-3pm slt – live vocalist Bubbles Song
-4pm slt – live musician Suzen Juel

THURSDAY, JUNE 10:
Daily Giveaways: 10 Giftcards
-1pm slt – live musician Ziggy Sixpence
-2pm slt – live vocalist Jackie Lefko

FRIDAY, JUNE 11:
Daily Giveaways: 10 Giftcards
-6pm slt – live musician Dee Timeless
-7pm slt – live musician Thunderfoot

SATURDAY, JUNE 12:
Daily Giveaways: 5 Inverse Skyboxes
-5pm slt – live vocalist Aislen Sings
-6pm slt – live musician J Lively

SUNDAY, JUNE 13:
Daily Giveaways: 2 Inverse 3D Environment 360 View Skyboxes
-1pm slt – Awards Ceremony
-2pm slt – live vocalist Sarita
-3pm slt – live vocalist Samm Quenda
-1130 pm slt – Art Show Ends

Come and join in today! 🙂

BURN2 Events In Second Life During 2021


BURN2 Playa 2019

For those that love the annual virtual BURN2 events in Second Life here are the upcoming BURN2 events happening during 2021. Mark these events on your calendars and join in with the fun. Planning is underway for all these events that will be happening at the BURN2 regions on the grid.

The Octoburn is the big event of the year and the size of the Octoburn playa will be double this year from six regions to a total of 12 regions. The Man and The Temple will hopefully burn again this year. Woooot! 🙂

Upcoming BURN2 Events

+ Conception: 9th July – 11th July 2021 – Theme: Emergence

+ BURNSTOCK: 23rd July to 25th July 2021

+ Virtual Burn: 29th August to 5th September 2021

+ Octoburn: 8th October to 17th October 2021 – Theme: The Great Unknown

+ Skin Burn: 30th October 2021

BURN2 Snapshots From The Past

Stay updated on the latest BURN2 news here.

Relay Weekend Regions Arrive For Next Month


Relay For Life of Second Life 2021

36 RFL regions have arrived on the grid for next months 2021 Relay Weekend in Second Life. Relay Weekend takes place on Saturday 12th June and on Sunday 13th June 2021. This year Hopefest will be happening on Wednesday 9th June 2021 which is a brand new event. On Wednesday 16th June the Flood the Region / Wrap Up Party will take place.

In 2020 the Relay community raised $250, 000 / $305, 946 USD in it’s 17th year in Second Life which is awesome. The Second Life community remained stronger than ever as covid-19 stopped real world fundraising activities. Hopefully 2021 will set new records and more strength.

Check the Relay Weekend event schedule for 2021 below. All times are SLT/PDT.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021

10am
Opening Ceremony

11am
Survivor/Caregiver Walk
Sponsored by: Relay Rockers

12:30pm
Teams! Teams! Teams!
Sponsored by: Royal Ascot

2pm
Wizard of Oz
Sponsored by: Seekers of Hope

3pm
Prince/Princess/King/Queen
Sponsored by: C&V’s House of Rock

4pm
Under the Sea/Aquatic Animals
Sponsored by: Team Shadow

5pm
Sock Hop
Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme

6pm
80’s Neon/Rollerskates
Sponsored by: UFS Metamorphosis by UF Starfleet

7pm
Christmas in June
Sponsored by: SL Christmas Expo (Dec 3-14, 2021)

8pm
Beach Party
Sponsored by: In Memory of Julian

9pm
Luminaria Ceremony

10pm
Unicorns/Fairies/Fantasy
Sponsored by: {Amore} Retreat

11pm
Tinies/Dinkies
Contact Naula Maracas to sponsor this theme

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021

12am
The Clock Strikes Midnight – Fairy Tales
Sponsored by: Dragons & Roses MC

1am
ARR! It Be a Pirate!
Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme

2am
Real Life Heroes
Sponsored by: The Original Marvel RP

3am
Sci Fi Fun
Sponsored by: DC Universe RP

4am
Pink Power Hour
Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme

5am
Pajamas Curlers & Coffee
Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme

6am
Fight Back Lap

7am
Friends Hour
Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme

8am
Purple Hair
Sponsored by: Relay Rockers Remember Alliez Catt, Ertina Lachlan & Brian – Always

9am
Dancing in the Streets
Sponsored by: Second Life Cheerleading Squad

10am
Closing Ceremony

11am
Victory Laps!
Contact Nuala Maracas to sponsor this theme

12:30pm
17th Annual “We Don’t Wanna Go Home” Party!
Sponsored by: Raven Crag Art Center

5pm
Relay Rap – Season Finale
Sponsored by: T1 Radio

Please spread the word about Relay Weekend 2021 happening in Second Life next month.

SL18B Regions May 2021 Update


SL18B / SLB Regions – 23rd May 2021

During the past week the SL18B regions (SLB) have changed on the world map in Second Life in terms of the start of the transformation taking place and the expansion of the whole area. The snapshot above was taken on Sunday 23rd June 2021 showing new changes. Earlier in May the SL18B regions came online and you can see what it looked like below.

New Visual Changes

  • There are now 10 SLB Water regions at different points surrounding the birthday regions
  • Region terraforming can be seen clearly on most of the regions
  • The Stilts demo region (SLB Enchant) from SL17B has been revamped

Latest News

Training for SL18B will start this week for volunteers and exhibitors will be able to start building very soon.

All exhibitors will be contacted no later than 1st June 2021. Those that are successful will be contacted in-world by IM and Notecard by the Mole team. The lab has received over 250 applications for SL18B so far so it may time some time to process.

More SL18B information will be likely be announced by Linden Lab in the weeks ahead.

SL18B / SLB regions – 8th May 2021

24 days and counting until the grand opening of SL18B. Wooot!! 🙂

Bay City 13th Anniversary


Bay City in Second Life will be celebrating it’s 13th anniversary on Sunday 16th May starting with the annual parade down route 66 then there will be musical entertainment at the Bay City Fairgrounds featuring GoSpeed of KONA Stream, Mimi Carpenter, Parker Static, and Noma Falta.

Every year there is a big attendance throughout the day and it’s really worth coming along with your friends. It’s time to come together and have fun.

Event Schedule

  • Meet at the Bandshell in Bay City Harwich (11, 11, 24) at 12pm SLT/PST – (parade preparations)
  • Parade goes down Route 66 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm SLT
  • Music performances at Bay City Fairgrounds / North Channel region from 1.30pm until 4.30pm SLT

Bay City was the first mainland community created by the Linden Department of Public Works and will be celebrating it’s 13th anniversary today. Everyone is welcome to participate and join in with the celebrations. Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote Bay City regions in Second Life.

Please spread the word! 🙂