Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2022 Applications Now Open

Registration is now open for the upcoming 2022 Home & Garden Expo event in Second Life. The annual event will take place on 26th February through until 20th March 2022. The Home and Garden Expo is one of the largest and longest running events in Second Life supporting Relay For Life. There will be nine full regions showcasing many styles and genres from furniture, landscapes, houses, decor items and much more.

Blogger applications have opened officially for all those that want to cover the event. There will be blogger access on 24th February 2022 for a early sneak preview of the regions.

The Home & Garden event team are now processing applications and will be sending out notices to all those that are succesful.

Important Dates

  • Exhibitor’s access to set up displays: 20th to 25th February
  • Press Preview: 24th February 2022
  • Soft opening limited to certain groups: 25th February
  • Official Opening: 26th February to 20th March

Please spread the word about the upcoming Home & Garden Expo for 2022.

Applications Open For Valentine Shop & Hop Event 2022

Valentine Shop & Hop Event 2022

On Monday 3rd January Linden Lab opened up applications for the upcoming Valentine Shop & Hop event in Second Life. The event will open on Wednesday 2nd February and will run until Tuesday 15th February. The lab are looking for Merchants willing to offer a discount on their items which is roughly at least 20% off and provide a new non-exclusive gift to shoppers.

If you are interested then fill out this form no later than Sunday 9th January 2022. It’s important to read the guidelines before entering and answer some quick questions.

The lab will contact you if your application is successful.

RFL of SL 2022: HeroEs Of Hope

The 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life season will be starting very soon and here are some upcoming important dates to save. The theme for 2022 is Heroes Of Hope and all events will be following this theme throughout the year. The usual annual RFL events will be happening like the Fantasy Faire, Home & Garden Expo, Sci-Fi Expo, SL Christmas Expo and many more.

  • Registration Open: Saturday 15th January 2022
  • Kickoff: Saturday 19th February 2022
  • Relay Weekend: Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June 2022

Fight > Believe > Courage

RFL of SL 2022 Useful Links

Please spread the word about the 2022 Relay For Life of Second Life season which is fast approaching and GO RELAY. Good luck to everyone this year and hopefully more new records will be set.

Press Release: Bay City Annual Tree Lighting 2021

Marianne McCann has released this year’s press release for the upcoming annual Bay City Tree Lighting event scheduled to happen from 1pm to 4pm SLT on Sunday 5th December 2021 over at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region in Second Life.

The event will feature DJs, ice-skating, refreshments, dancing and much more. A silent auction supporting Child’s Play Charity will be held and hopefully new records will be set this year.

Here is the full press release below…

BAY CITY, SL (2 December, 2021) -The Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event on Sunday, Saturday, 8th December 2019 from 1-4 pm SLT at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel ( ). The event will feature DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream and live performances by Tamra Hayden and FrankLee Anatra. There will be much merry-making,  ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun for all!

As part of the event, a silent auction supporting Child’s Play Charity ( will be held. At our 2020 event, we raised L$135,994, and hope to break that in 2021

Confirmed designers, artists, and brands participating in the event include GenusProject, Diana Takeda (of Meshbody), Cica Ghost, Lunar Tripsa, Owen Lusch (of Lusch Motors), Brick Swansen, Late Billig (of Junk Food), Cindy Henusaki, Javatar Mocha, Plato Novo, Bryn Oh, Trinity Yazamoto, Vinsie Bunny, LadyJane Shippe (of Shippe & Saille), and OldManChristmas.
DeeDee Dakota will also be offering a parcel in Bay City – Falconmoon!

Additional Second Life™ designers and artists who wish to participate by providing fun, interesting, unique, or other transferrable 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) may contact ThomasHooker Resident 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 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 to everyone you know in Second Life. Thanks! 🙂

The Next Linden Home Theme Reveal Will Be On Monday 6th December

Linden Lab will be officially announcing the next Linden Home theme on Monday 6th December. The news came today on the Second Life blog post named Joy to the Grid! Join us for these Special Holiday Events and Activities!. The lab mentions in the blog post about the annual snowball fight, winter wonderland, the Swaginator, the SL Christmas Expo, Holiday Shop & Hop event and winter attractions to explore.

The reveal is next week and that will be most interesting to find out what it will be. There are many saying it may be Meadowbrook 2.0 or modern looking homes. We will have to wait and see.

New theme of Linden Homes will be revealed on Monday, December 6th! Watch this space – to be published on Monday!

In the mean time the SL Christmas Expo is open to visit running until 14th December spread over 15 regions. I will post more blog updates soon.

SL Christmas Expo 2021 Regions Have Arrived

22nd November 2021

The 2021 SL Christmas Expo regions have arrived on the grid this week with just ten days to go until the grand opening. The region naming is very good this year and it’s going to be great to see they open next week. The regions are closed to the public at the moment while preparations continue.

There will be many special events happening during the course of the event and live entertainment. There will be raffles, contests, auctions, breedables and much more during the Christmas season. There may be news about the next Linden Home theme like announced in previous years. It’s not been confirmed yet if that will be the case for this year.

I think the SSPLOH region (located far far away) will be most likely be joined up with the main expo regions at some point next week. 

23rd November 2021

The SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society and the expo will be supporting the Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All the proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research, support programs and efforts to help children with cancer.

There is more information about the 2021 SL Christmas Expo on the SL Christmas Expo website. I will post more updates soon on my blog.