Press Release: Bay City’s Annual Tree Lighting 2020


The eleventh annual tree lighting event at Bay City in Second Life will take place from 1pm to 4pm SLT on Sunday 6th December 2020. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region. There will be dancing, ice-skating, live performances, refreshments and much more.

The silent auction is back again this year to support Child’s Play Charity. Bay City has raised over US$3000.00 for Child’s Play at the annual tree lighting events and charity car washes so far.

It’s time to celebrate Christmas in Second Life with friends and family.

Here is the full press release below…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


BAY CITY’S HOLIDAY EVENT IS UPON US ONCE AGAIN

Eleventh Annual tree light, concert, and fund raiser coming in December

BAY CITY, SL (29th November, 2020) –


Coming to Second Life® for the eleventh year in a row is Bay City’s annual annual Tree Lighting event on Sunday, 6th December 2020 from 1-4 pm SL.

The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Channel/128/128/24/ ) and will feature GoSpeed of KONA stream and live performances by Maximillion Kleene and Wolfie Starfire. The event will also feature ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and plenty of fun for everyone!

As part of the event, a silent auction will again be held to support Child’s Play Charity (www.childsplaycharity.org) and a. We are asking Second Life® designers and artists to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferable items (or a no-copy object that the auction winner can give to you to redeem their prize, if the item(s) have to be no transfer). Please contact Marianne McCann to participate.

Auction will end at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child’s Play Charity. 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. Bay City has raised over US$3000.00 for Child’s Play at the tree lighting and at charity car washes held in Second Life®

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, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.

Please spread the word.

14th Annual VWBPE Conference Starts 18th – 20th March 2021


VWBPE 2021

The 14th annual virtual worlds best practices in education (VWBPE 2021) conference officially opens on 18th March through until 20th March 2021. The theme is Reconnaissance for next year’s conference. VWBPE 2021 will be held in Second Life and the conference will be focused on the “use of immersive virtual environments for educational purposes including virtual and augmented reality”.

VWBPE will again be using Linden Lab’s Second Life environment as our primary conference venue for meetings, exhibits, roundtables, and discussions. Participants are free to submit proposals and immersive experience tours on any environment for education using technologies for virtual or augmented reality. We actively encourage showcasing multiple technology platforms. This includes practical application, researched papers, conceptual, and content creation supporting those technologies.

Important Dates

  • Call For Proposals/Sponsors – Open early November 2020
  • Call for Exhibits – Open early November 2020
  • Call for Immersive Experiences – Open early November 2020
  • Registration – Open 9th November 2020
  • Exhibitors Region Access – Open on 12th February 2021
  • Conference Schedule – Published on 24th February 2021
  • VWBPE 2021 Conference – 18th to 20th March 2021

Stay updated about VWBPE 2021 here.

The Moles Continue To Make Progress On The Log Homes Railway


In the past week or so the Moles have extended the railway track from SSPE1162 (from the tunnel) to SSPE1165. I have added two white lines on the map above where the newly added railway track has been placed. On the map the long green line is where the Moles will be adding new railway tracks.

This part of the railway line is still closed for the public. In the weeks ahead more new railway track will be added going further up north eastwards. The Moles have added more new Linden homes nearby and around the central areas/coastline recently.

Bugs bunny looks at the new railway track curving around into the trees.

The new railway adventure awaits….to be continued.

Linden Lab Launches The Official Second Life Merchandise Store


On 25th September Linden Lab launched the official Second Life Merchandise Store which “offers Second Life and Linden Lab branded clothing and accessories, with a very inclusive range of sizes“. The Second Life Merchandise Store is now live here and it’s worth mentioning that this on-line store is hosted by RedBubble.

It’s great news that everyone can now buy physical world Second Life and Linden Lab merchandise at long last. I love the Second Life t-shirts and the Linden bear collection here. It’s going to be good when more Second Life merchandise is added here soon.

I think this is a good move that the lab has taken and I think the prices seem pretty reasonable at the moment. If you are interested in buying anything here you have to sign up/log in to Redbubble to get started. Payments can be made via Credit or Debit card or using PayPal.

Please spread the word to your friends 🙂