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Video: Ebbe Altberg at VWBPE 2018

If you missed Above the Book with Ebbe Altberg session at VWBPE 2018 on Thursday 15th March here is the full recording of it.

This year the one hour session was done somewhere else on the grid and was broadcasted live via YouTube. Questions were picked and chosen from the Second Life community in advance.


  • Total Run Time: 59 minutes / 20 seconds
  • Views So far: 243 views
  • YouTube Viewers Watching Online: 106+
  • Inworld Attendees (main VWBPE regions): 86+

Ebbe Linden talked about VR, Second Life, Sansar, education, land prices and much more. There was no major announcements this year to mention but rather small updates.

The attendance was pretty good this year for both inworld and online numbers. A few Lindens made a special appearance at the Main Auditorium and it’s always great to see them wondering around.

Main Auditorium during Ebbe Linden live session

Stay updated on VWBPE 2018 here


Linden Lab reduces Mainland costs by over 10 percent & doubles Mainland allotment for Premium members

Breaking News

Today Linden Lab announced some exciting news on the official Second Life blog as they have reduced Mainland costs by over 10 percent effective immediately. Premium members will now get DOUBLE the Mainland allotment from 512 sq metres to 1024 sq metres for free.

As of March 14, 2018, pricing for each mainland tier allotment has been reduced by 10%. Additionally, Premium subscribers now receive 1024m² of bonus land allotment, doubled from the previous 512m².

The full blog post reads this…

We’ve got some exciting news for both aspiring and existing Landowners who think the cost of land is too darn high in Second Life. Effective immediately, we’ve reduced Mainland costs by over 10 percent. 

But, wait…there’s more!

Premium membersnow also get DOUBLE the Mainland allotment! That’s twice as much space to build, create and design your own home, business or experience in Second Life at no extra charge! Premium subscribers now have 1,024m² included with their membership: you could keep your Linden Home and still have another 512m² left over, or use your entire 1024 allotment towards a parcel on the Mainland.  To learn more about specifics of this change, view our Pricing and Allotment Comparison chart.

We know that costs associated with land ownership can hinder some people from realising their full creative vision in Second Life or even keep them from participating in Second Life as much as they’d like. In 2015, we decreased land setup fees by up to 40% and restored a 50% discount on set-up fees and ongoing maintenance fees for educators and nonprofits. In 2016, we offered a limited-time “buy-down” opportunity that rolled back maintenance fees on full islands and homesteads.

As Second Life begins to celebrate its fifteenth birthday, we hope that this latest price drop will be welcome news to those who aspire to explore their creativity in 2018 and beyond.

To learn more about Premium benefits, visit our Premium page.

Here are the Premium Member Benefits if you upgrade today from basic.

Premium Member Benefits

Premium Membership

What do you think about the new reduced prices from the lab ?

Bay City 10th Anniversary Press Release

First Mole Project Hits the Decade Mark.

BAY CITY, SL (6 March, 2018) – 

Bay City, the first project undertaken by the Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works, turns ten years old this May, and in honor of this achievement, residents of Bay City will once again host an annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in the Bay City fairgrounds.

Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with parcels being auctions throughout the city soon after. In 2011, it’s land mass doubled, as it absorbed the copy of Bay City that existed on the former Teen Grid. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Parade participants are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 21st of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region. 

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ GoSpeed Rasere of KONA Stream providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Parker Static from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Erika Ordinary from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Stratus Mactavish from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend — not only Residents of Bay City

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 Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

VWBPE 2018 Opens Tomorrow

The 11th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference officially opens tomorrow on Thursday 15th March through until Saturday 17th March 2018. The theme for this year is VRevolutions and the focus will be on how the VR evolution is shaping the way people learn/interact.

The VWBPE 2018 opening ceremony starts at 8am SLT/PDT at the VWBPE Gateway regions. Phelan Corrimal will officially start the conference with the 2018 ribbon cutting ceremony. The Conference Executive and Organization Committees will be sharing a few or so upcoming key highlights.

The CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Altberg will be speaking live at 1pm SLT/PDT at the VWBPE Central regions on Thursday 15th March talking about topics that are most important to educators and communities within Second Life.

Events Of Interest 

Thursday 15th March

Friday 16th March

Saturday 17th March

Key VWBPE 2018 Links

VWBPE 2018 Map

This year there will be 8 VWBPE regions to check out.

1 day to GO! 

Historical VWBPE Snapshots