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Lindens vs Residents Snowball Fight 2017 Announcement


Winter Wonderland 2017

Great news for anyone that loves Lindens Vs Residents snowball fights it’s back again this year. Linden Lab have announced details about the annual event on the official Second Life blog named Joy to the Grid! Winter Wonderland Returns & A Snowball Fight Cometh! 

This year the Snowball fight will take place from 11am SLT to 1pm SLT on Friday 15th December 2017 over at the Snowball Fight Arena.

There are five amazing Winter Wonderland regions to explore and have fun in during December.

Snowball Fight Arena 2017

SAVE THE DATE – RESIDENT and LINDEN SNOWBALL SHOWDOWN!
Holidays have traditions – the gathering of families, the giving of gifts, the food and merriment, and – in our case – the Linden/Resident Snowball Showdown! This is your chance to arm yourself with some sweet snow-slinging artillery, take to the sparkling ice, and attack your friends, fellow Residents, and some Lindens with snowballs galore! But, you had better be prepared to get pummeled in return, because much of the joy of the holidays is giving – even if that means giving someone a snowball sandwich when they are least expecting it. Join us at the Snowball Fight Arena on Friday – December 15th from 11 am to 1 pm (SLT) and prepare to get pummeled!

Winter Wonderland central

You really don’t want to miss this massive snowball fight this year. This year there have been some changes made to the race track and a smaller version of the Village of Light which is worth checking out. There are holiday gifts in the village. a Winter Ferris wheel, a ice skating rink and so much more.

SNOWBALL FIGHT ARENA
While the scheduled Linden and Resident Snowball Showdown isn’t happening until December 15th – the arena is fully loaded with snow, snowball arsenal and some ‘capture the flag’ type castles for you to get lots of practice and training in! Many an epic snowball showdown (and one pumpkin smash fight!) have graced these fair lands – and this year will prove to be among the most epic! Grab a few friends and family members, and make some memories!

WINTER SNOW TRACK
Attention thrill-seekers:this may be just the spot for you! Grab a snowboard and/or snowmobile from the nearby vendors and hit the icy slopes at high speeds! Swish and whoosh as you through the glinting snow tracks. Be sure to hold on tight as you race other Residents to the finish line.

ICE SKATE ARENA
Glide with the grace of a swan across the frozen lake at the Ice Skate Arena – we’ll even provide the skates –  free from nearby vendors. This romantic spot is the perfect place to take your sweetheart for a spin before some hot cocoa and a snuggle at the ferris wheel.

FERRIS WHEEL
The Linden Department of Public Works did an incredible job on creating breath-taking views all over Winter Wonderland, and you will be hard-pressed to find one better than the romantic view gleaned from atop the Ferris Wheel.  Have your snapshot finger ready, and your special someone at your side because between the lights, sights, and delights of the fireworks show, you are sure to witness some magical moments you’ll want to preserve.

Winter adventures start here 🙂

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VWBPE 2018: VRevolutions Call for Proposals


VWBPE 2018

The VWBPE committee is now calling for proposals for next year’s annual conference which will be taking place from 15th to 17th March 2018. The committee “seeks submissions of presentation proposals along with proposals for exhibits and immersive experiences (pre- and post-conference virtual experiences).”

Proposals for exhibits and immersive experiences are now open. Here are the three formats for presentation proposals:

  • Spotlight Presentations (1 hour)
  • Hands on Technology Workshops (90 minutes)
  • Compass Points Roundtable Discussions (1 hour)

VWBPE18 VRevolutions

We are living in a disruptive age, where technology innovation has changed they way we live, the way we learn, and the way we interact. Innovation isn’t just a word used by scientists and entrepreneurs, it has come to describe our ever changing society. VRevolutions is your time to be part of that change.

VWBPE is an ecosystem of digital spaces. While the conference is hosted in Second Life, our conference features a variety of virtual and digital spaces. To present at VRevolutions, think outside the virtual space and consider how multiple available technologies and devices redefine what it means to work, create, and learn “virtually”. The VRevolution is about doing what scares you, what excites you, breaking and creating new paradigms.

At VRevolutions, VWBPE welcomes the multifaceted communities that contribute to and expand best practices in digital and virtual spaces to support practice, creation, and learning. Regardless of the community you represent, your proposal should consider how it contributes and expands the knowledge base for innovative and revolutionary change through the increasingly complex landscape of digital technology.

Call for Proposals

The VWBPE committee seeks submissions of presentation proposals along with proposals for exhibits and immersive experiences (pre- and post-conference virtual experiences). The call for proposals encompasses these three categories, with further details about each in the section below.

There are seven tracks and three formats. When formulating your proposal, we encourage you to consider the current theme of the conference, which in 2018 is “VRevolutions”.

We invite proposal submissions from a broad range of communities, such as, and not limited to, the following:

  • Educators and Trainers
  • Artists, Designers and Builders
  • Advocacy and NonProfit
  • Support and Help Communities
  • Entertainers and Performers
  • Coders, Scripters, and System/IT Analysts
  • Business and Entrepreneurs

Apply Here

    • The deadline for proposals is

8th January 2018

The Man & The Temple Burns Happening This Weekend At BURN2 2017


This weekend The Man and The Temple at BURN2 2017 in Second Life will be set on fire in front of hundred’s of residents along the vrtual playa. It’s going to be a great explosive show to watch this year so don’t miss it.

If you have not yet visited the Burning Man regions then I highly recommend it because there is so much to see and discover. Burn2 ends on Sunday 29th October 2017.

Join the Burn 2.0 group inworld for the very latest updates. 🙂


The Man Burn

  • Saturday 28th October 
  • 11am SLT
  • 5pm SLT

The Temple Burn

  • Sunday 29th October 
  • 11am SLT
  • 5pm SLT


BURN2 2017: Radical Ritual Opening Day In Second Life


BURN2 2017 officially opens to the public today at 10am SLT over at the five Burning Man regions in Second Life. The event runs from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October and this year the theme is Radical Ritual. This year there will be live music, art, fire dancing and so much more to experience.

BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival in real life and every year the annual event gets even more amazing. Don’t miss the Burn of The Man on Saturday 28th October and The Temple Burn on Sunday 29th October 2017.

“Welcome Home!” 
We say to Burners and friends! The spectacle of the year is soon to begin, infused with the theme of Radical Ritual, in which you will see interpretations of every kind. 

“Reinventing ritual in our post post-modern world – disregarding assertions of belief and focus on the immediate experience of play. Play can free us to envision truths of which we have no proof or warrant, and breaks down the distinction that divides belief from make-believe. Whole-hearted, creative play induces self-surrender to experience that is beyond the scope of reasoned thought.”

The playa is filled with camps of every sort, and showing such a range of ritual expressions. Stages are erected, decorated and lighted, art cars and mutant vehicles tested across the sims. Burners from near and far are gathering and cleaning their various goggles, masks and flashlights in preparation for any sort of weather. The Lamplighters are checking their lamps, the Rangers testing their radios, and the dusty air is rich with tunes of anticipation and excitement. Performers and artists continually add more gifts and mischievously fun touches to their camps. 

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Please spread the word about BURN2 2017 🙂