Tag Archives: SL Events

Bay City Tree Lighting 2018


Bay City in Second Life will be hosting its 2018 annual tree lighting event between 1- 4pm SLT on Sunday 9th December 2018.

The event will be taking place over at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region where there will be live music, ice skating, refreshments and much more. 

I’ve attended this event in previous years and I have to say it’s great fun generally during the Christmas festive season. 

Here is the full press release…

Bay City — Annual Tree Lighting 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

1-4 pm SLT

It’s that most wonderful time of the year!

Once again, the Bay City Alliance will host its annual Tree Lighting event, now in its eighth outing, on Sunday, 9th December 2018 from 1-4 pm SLT.

The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel (SLurl) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer as well as live performances by Melinda M. Baptiste and Erika Ordinary. 

There will be ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and a great deal of fun to be had!

We will once again be supporting Child’s Play , a charity that helps kids still be kids when they are in hospital, with donation kiosks around the venue.

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.

Please spread the word about this year’s Bay City annual tree lighting event in Second Life.

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2018 SL Christmas Expo Opens


SL Christmas Expo 2018 Regions

This year’s SL Christmas Expo opened it’s doors to the public on Friday 30th November and will continue until Sunday 9th December 2018. This year the Christmas Expo event lasts for ten days across six regions next door to the American Cancer Society region.

There are great attractions to explore, hunts, raffles, contests and plenty of shopping. The Expo theme this year is The Sounds Of The Season and it’s going to the best one yet.

Stay updated with the latest SL Christmas Expo news and events daily here

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Full Video: Town Hall Meeting With Linden Lab Execs


On Thursday 15th November 2018 Grumpity Linden, Oz Linden, and Patch Linden hosted a live town hall meeting with the Second Life community to answer many questions. Here is the full video of the special town hall event which runs for 1 hour and 26 seconds. For the live inworld chat during the town hall meeting. see here.

This was a great opportunity for the Second Life community to find out what the Linden Lab execs do behind the scenes and to find out more about the future. There was a good attendance for this town hall meeting.

Things that I took away from the town hall meeting..

  • Linden Lab is pleased with the response to lowering mainland tier. Resident owned mainland is at levels they haven’t seen for some time
  • The return of last names is still being worked on and it will probably wont be ready for deployment until Q2 2019. It may cost as much as several months of premium. Name change only for people with premium membership
  • Linden Lab are working on new genres for Linden Homes and parcels will come in difference sizes. It looks like the new SSP continent will be the new Linden Homes continent.
  • Animesh shipped this week on the grid and the viewer is in release
  • Linden Lab are looking at possible new features for Premium members including adding more group slots in 2019
  • There is a major project for 2019 to renew the Mainland group textures which is possible
  • Marketplace wish lists, favourites, bug fixes work continues quickly
  • Grid wide experiences will be coming next year when premium accounts get upgrades
  • The cloud migration is a big project still and more work still need to be done for moving stuff
  • SL rail system needs work on and its on the roadmap
  • The classic system avatar is not being phased out

I hope there will be more Town Hall meetings from the lab during 2019 because it’s great to hear about all the developments happening in Second Life.

Upcoming Official Inworld Shopping Event For Merchants


Xiola Linden has announced that the lab are looking for Merchants for the upcoming inworld shopping event opening up on Monday 17th December 2018 through until Friday 4th January 2019.

This is a great opportunity for Merchants to bring in new customers and offer them the best items as possible during the Christmas holiday season/new year period. The shopping event will take place across a pack of regions and will be biggest one yet.

Merchants who are interested in participating can sign up using this form. It’s worth mentioning that submissions will close on Tuesday 27th November 2018 with the cut off being at 12.01am SLT on Wednesday 28th November 2018.