Saffia Widdershins recently announced that the 2023 One Billion Rising annual event in Second Life has been officially cancelled for this year due to real life commitments.
Next year in 2024 One Billion Rising event in Second Life will be returning if everything goes to plan. Saffia will be stepping back from an organisational role after ten years.
Here is the full blog post below….
It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you that One Billion Rising has been cancelled for 2023.
Although some of the team are very willing and able to stage the event this year, others of us have been overwhelmed by real life and other commitments. In view of this, it seemed best to cancel OBR 2023, and instead look ahead to a magnificent return in 2024.
I apologise to people who may have started preparations – the delay in informing people about this news is my entirely fault, and not anyone else’s.
For me personally, after ten years, the time has come to step back from an organisational role – although I do hope I will be able to attend and enjoy the event in 2024 and beyond.
This year’s 12th annual Second Life Christmas Expo for 2022 will be starting on Friday 2nd December through until Sunday 11th December. The theme for the 2022 SL Christmas Expo is The Magic Of Holiday Stories.
The SL Christmas Expo is a mega annual event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society and the expo will be once again supporting the Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All money proceeds of the SL Christmas Expo will be sent to the research, support programs etc to help children with cancer.
There will be the annual entertainment with live music and special events during the expo to enjoy like in previous years. The teleport links to the SL Christmas Expo will be published on 2nd December 2022.
More news will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned for that.
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!
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!
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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)