Today Linden Lab have released it’s exciting calendar of SL18B events in a blog post on the official Second Life blog about what’s planned for this year’s birthday celebrations. There is a Second Life birthday calendar worth checking out in the blog post where there is the ability to add the events to your Google calendar.
SL18B officially opens to the public at 9am SLT on Thursday 17th June 2021 over at the SLB regions. Patch Linden will be hosting the SL18B Opening Ceremony from 11am SLT at the SL18B Main Stage. It’s best to arrive early to have the best seat before the regions become full.
Lab Gab at SL18B live stream starts after Patch Linden opening address at 11am SLT where Strawberry Linden will be exploring SL18B
The Second Life Birthday Group will get early access to SL18B Shop & Hop from 9am SLT on 17th June
Linden Lab will be holding the SL18B Music Fest which includes three days of great music from a variety of talented performers around the grid. The SL18B Music Fest live sessions will take place on the SL18B Live Stage from Thursday 17th June to Saturday 19th June 2021.
Randy De Lucia
SL18B Opening Ceremony with Patch Linden
Rogue Galaxy and The Tiny Rebel Band
Staring At The Sun
Gabriel da Silva
Save the date for SL18B Music Fest 2021!
Meet The Lindens at SL18B
Meet The Lindens returns this year according to the Second Life Birthday Calendar with a great lineup of well known Lindens and from the Moles team.
Monday 21st June 2021: Lab Gab SL18B Special with the Leadership Team – 2pm SLT to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Tuesday 22nd June 2021: Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) – 1pm SLT to 2pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Wednesday 23rd June 2021: Grumpity Linden (VP of Product) – 2pm to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
On Thursday 10th June 2021 Linden Lab officially announced that there will be a special SL18B Lab Gab episode featuring several executives from the Linden Lab leadership team. This new special episode is scheduled for 2pm SLT/PST on Monday 21st June 2021 which will be live streamed across the world.
The 18th annual Second Life birthday celebrations (SL18B) start next week from Thursday 17th June through until Tuesday 6th July 2021. That’s at least two weeks full of fun birthday celebrations to enjoy with friends. There will be live performances, live music, shopping and loads of new exhibits to check out this year.
Save the date! The 18th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL18B) will be held from June 17th to July 6th. Get ready for fun-filled weeks of live music, performances, shopping, and amazing community exhibits!
During the SL18B celebrations there will be a special edition of “Lab Gab” featuring several executives from the Linden Lab leadership team. Now is your chance to share your thoughts and ask questions directly to the leadership team!
On 24th June Patch Linden on the Second Life forums posted the reasons for why there are ten SL17B Water regions surrounding the core SL17B regions. Apparently the main reason for them is that it’s “purely for decor and aesthetic purposes“. The lab felt “the entire SLB continent looked better not having things fall off into a void“.
He goes on to say “so we gave everything natural shorelines and such which meant extending in to the surrounding water regions this year. They serve no other purpose and are not usable for anything else because they are running on openspaces“.
I have to say this is pretty disappointing to hear this as this is a big opportunity missed for like a SL17B sailing event or perhaps spreading the new theme of Linden homes around the core regions. I’m sure the water regions could of been used better somehow. It’s interesting that these water regions are running on openspaces though.
Here is the full explanation from Patch…
They are there purely for decor and aesthetic purposes. When we built out the core regions, we used as much space as possible and in many areas right up to the region edges. We felt the entire SLB continent looks better not having things fall off into a void. So we gave everything natural shorelines and such which meant extending in to the surrounding water regions this year. They serve no other purpose and are not usable for anything else because they are running on openspaces.
Hopefully next year for SL18B there will be more regions to explore and more demo regions.
Next week marks the return of the most popular Meet The Lindens series of special town hall Q&A events featuring many of the executives at Linden Lab. You really don’t want to miss any of these live interview talks from Monday 22nd June through until Friday 26th June.
This is a great opportunity for all those wanting to learn about the future plans for Second Life and learn more about the people that work at the lab. All events start at 2pm SLT and finish at 4pm SLT. All sessions will be held at the SL17B Auditorium.
Monday 22nd June – Ebbe Linden – CEO of Linden Lab
Tuesday 23rd June – Patch Linden – Vice President of Programme Operations
Wednesday 24th June – Oz Linden – Vice President of Second Life Engineering
Thursday 25th June – The Marketing Team– Promoting and Marketing Second Life
Friday 16th June – Meet the Moles! – The Linden Department of Public Works
The sessions will be hosted by Saffia Widdershins and will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Periscope and Mixer. These live events are popular so it’s best to arrive early to get a seat.
For anyone that is interested in becoming a SL17B volunteer for this year’s upcoming 17th annual Second Life birthday celebration you can apply here. The birthday celebrations will be held from 19th June until 10th July 2020. This year’s theme is “vacations and road trips”.
For those that are accepted there will be pre-birthday training sessions, you will be added to the SL17B inworld groups and asked about the availability for shifts at SL17B. I strongly recommend if you love helping then this is something for you.
Do you love Second Life? Do you love to party? Do you love to help? Join the SL17B Volunteer staff and you can do all three!
We’re looking for volunteers to help people celebrate at the upcoming 17th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL17B), held June 19-July 10. We are seeking Residents with great people skills and a love and excitement for Second Life to help us make SL17B a huge success! If you like the idea of promoting Second Life in a positive way to thousands of people in a celebratory atmosphere, we welcome you to apply today! The application will remain open through May 18.
Applications will remain open until 18th May 2020.