BURN2 Conception 2014 and SL11B Community Celebration opens today


BURN2 Conception 2014

Today at 10am SLT the BURN2 Conception event in Second Life for 2014 opens to the public. Its time to celebrate 11 years on the virtual Playa and celebrate the amazing success the event has had over the years. The theme for this year is Conception  a time to celebrate beginnings, and a time to celebrate the future. The event runs through until 29th June 2014.

BURN2 Center Camp Stage
BURN2 Center Camp Stage

SL11B Community Celebration

Today at 12pm SLT the SL11B community celebration regions opens to the public and there will be huge party to celebrate 11 years of Second Life. Second Life officially turns 11 on Monday 23rd June 2014. There will be free gifts, live music, pod tours, a big SL11B hunt and 11 sims to explore. The theme for this year is “The empires of the future, are the empires of the mind” by Winston Churchill. The event runs through until 29th June 2014.

SL11B Live Stage
SL11B Live Stage

Other SL11B Grid Events

Visit the SL11B page on the Second Life Destination Guide for more SL11B celebrations across the grid.

Which event are you most looking forward to the most for SL11B ? 

Second Life year in review 2013 – the first six months


This is a special early post looking back at the first six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between January 2013 to June 2013 including Linden Lab announcements, popular SL news stories and big events that shaped 2013. All links below are from my blog posts during the first six months of 2013 and I’ll be publishing the final six months of 2013 post before the end of December 2013. Stay tuned for that. 🙂

I can’t believe it’s nearly christmas and 2014 already!

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

My next special Second Life year in review 2013 post – part 2 from July 2013 to December 2013 will be published very soon.

 

SL10B Community Celebration ends officially


At midnight SLT today the SL10B regions closed for public access for another year after two weeks of celebrating Second Life 10th birthday. The first week of live music and events was a huge success I think. The second week was a nice relaxing week exploring the builds I missed in the first week and the final party was amazing. View my SL10B snapshots here.

Overall there was more blog coverage this year on SL10B, more visitors, less lag, more positive views this year and it was good to see Lindens attending the birthday celebrations too. This year the lab took part in providing SL10B freebies, there was more blog posts on the SL official blog this year and there was more SL10B locations to visit on the SL Destination Guide this year. A big thanks to all the SL10B organisers, volunteers, and builders etc that made this year awesome and for making this 10th birthday celebration possible.

To mark the closing there was first a SL10B flags event where all the SL10B flags were lowered for the last time. After there was a awesome firework display at the main cake stage. Then finally hundreds of avatars gathered for 8 hours yesterday at the Turtle Stage for the final live music party of the SL10B Community Celebration and it was really great to see everyone having fun.

  • What are your views of SL10B this year ? 
  • What are your suggestions for SL11B in June 2014? 

SL10B – Thank You! 

SL10B last day

Goodbye SL10B!

SL10B goodbye

My SL10B Blog Coverage

This marks the end of my SL10B blog coverage and thanks to all my SL blog readers for reading my special blog reports on SL10B. I guess the countdown starts now for SL11B which planning starts in early 2014. I can’t wait to take part!

SL10B Closing Ceremony events on the final day


Today marks the official end to the SL10B Community Celebration after two amazing weeks of celebrating Second Life’s 10th birthday celebrations. There are special closing ceremony events taking place today which should not be missed between 12pm-9pm SLT at the SL10B regions. It’s time to go out on a high and party all day. 🙂

Thank you sign at the SL10B Cake Stage

SL10B last day

Closing Day Event Schedule for Saturday 29th June 2013

  • The SL10B flags will be lowered today starting at 12pm SLT at X marked locations
  • Fireworks start at the main cake stage after flags are lowered 
  • Closing Party from 1pm-9pm SLT at SL10B Impressive and SL10B Spellbound 
  • SL10B sims close to the public late evening (SLT)

Waving goodbye to the SL10B Cake Stage

SL10B last day

Let’s celebrate one last time and after today the countdown starts for SL11B.

SL10B Community Celebration Feedback

  • Share your thoughts about SL10B on this year’s feedback form.

Feel free to write in comments your reviews (good/bad/suggestions) of SL10B and also what things would you like to see happen for next year at SL11B? 

 

 

 

SL10B Time Capsule First Preview


Check out this year’s SL10B Time Capsule which is east of the SL10B Welcome Area. This is a very unique flower creation of the time capsule to mark 10 years of Second Life. The SL10B regions will be closed for access tomorrow evening after 2 weeks of the SL10B Community Celebration event. This is the last chance to explore the sims and take snapshots.

SL10B Time Capsule First Preview 

SL10B Time Capsule 2013

Time Capsule created by Caro Fayray.

You can view previous Second Life Birthday time capsules from the past here.

SL10B stats


Check out SL10B stats for this year’s birthday celebrations in Second Life…

  • SL10B Regions: 22
  • SL10B Exhibitor plots: 375
  • SL10B Event Duration: 14 days
  • SL10B Blog Stats: 110, 965+ views so far
  • SL10B Stages:
  • SL10B Grand Opening Attendance: 640+ avatars
  • SL10B Linden Guests: Torley Linden, Amber Linden, Michael Linden, Governor Linden, Patch Linden, Widely Linden and more!
  • SL10B Flickr Group Stats: 928 snapshots – 195 members
  • SL10B exhibitor applications: 500+
  • SL10B performer applications:  470+
  • SL10B volunteer applications: 350+
  • SL10B pods: 19+
  • SL10B Press group: 65 members
  • SL10B Greeters: 115 
  • SL10B Exhibit Assistants: 33
  • SL10B Sim Co-Ord: 13
  • SL10B Stage Managers: 18
  • SL10B Mods: 48

SL birthday Stats from SL3B to SL9B can be found here.

SL10B regions remain open until 29th June 2013


We are now into week 2 of the SL10B Community Celebration which is the relax week after all the main SL10B live events have successfully finished for another year. The SL10B sims were packed though week 1 full of amazing and fun live events. I loved the DJ and live performances this year. There was a great feeling of excitement and amazement this year compared with previous years. It’s very quiet at the sims now after the biggest party the grid has ever seen. Now a new decade of Second Life starts (2013 to 2023).

SL10B regions will remain open until Saturday 29th June 2013. This is the last chance to explore the SL10B exhibitor builds and main stages before the sims go offline in early July 2013.

Explore, take snapshots and videos to mark this special 10th birthday occasion in Second Life. I would like to say special thanks to all the organizers and volunteers that made SL10B possible and supporting this big event on the grid. I have enjoyed blogging about SL10B during week 1 and there will be more blog posts this week. Stay tuned!

What did you think of SL10B this year ?

 

Second Life officially turns 10 years old


It’s now 12am SLT on Sunday morning and Second Life has now reached a very special big milestone because Second Life is now officially ten years old. Second Life first opened to the public on 23rd June 2003 when it was just a small growing virtual world. 10 years later Second Life is huge with 27, 182 regions and it’s great that Second life is still popular with thousands of residents of the community.

Happy 10th Birthday Second Life and big thanks to Linden Lab for all the hard work they have done over the years.  Special thanks to all the CEOs of Linden Lab so far Philip Linden, M Linden and Rodvik Linden for making it possible.

Lets eat some SL10B cake to celebrate 10 amazing years of Second Life!!!

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Lets party!!

SL Map at 12am on Sunday 23rd June 2013

SL Map - 23rd June 2013

SL10B map at 12am on Sunday 23rd June 2013

SL10B - 23rd June 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Second Life and here is to another 10 years! 😀

Last day of live events at SL10B Community Celebration


It’s been one week since SL10B Community Celebration opened it’s doors to the SL community to celebrate 10 amazing years of Second Life. Today marks the last day of live performance events at the main stages. The 22 SL10B sims will remain open until Saturday 29th June 2013 for viewing the exhibits and main stages.

I strongly recommend visiting the SL10B sims for the beautiful landscape and great creativity this year. What did you think of SL10B live events this year compared with previous birthdays ? 

Come and celebrate 10 years of Second Life and be part of SL history.

SL10B DJ Stage 45+

Dance the night away!!

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL


Check out this amazing exhibit today at SL10B showing Classy Souvenirs of SL showing memories of past and present. This exhibit was built by DrFran Babcock. You can take free copies of the historical spoons, dishes, ash trays and bottles. There are spoons of historical places, grid locations, maps and Lindens at Linden Lab.

Teleport to Classy Souvenirs of SL at SL10B

Overall snapshot of the SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL exhibit 

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL

Historical Linden spoons for free

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL

Historical places spoons for free

SL10B Classy Souvenirs of SL

This is really awesome and very historical indeed.

My personal rating is 10/10!