Final goodbye to SL11B


Final goodbye to SL11B
Final goodbye to SL11B

Today is the last day for public viewing for the SL11B regions before the sims go offline next week. The breakdown of the sims will start from Sunday 6th July 2014 until mid next week. I decided to take one last trip to the sims this morning to take some snapshots of some interesting SL11B exhibits for the final time. See my SL11B blog coverage here and my SL11B snapshots.

For those that are interested in staying updated on future Second Life birthdays, join the new group called SLB Community Celebration. This group will be the new place for all SLB info and announcements. SL11B was a huge success from start to end with good coverage this year. The SL12B countdown has now started and planning for that will start in early 2015.

Remaining SL11B Timeline

  • SL11B sims remain open until 6pm SLT today on Saturday 5th July 2014
  • SL11B Takedown: July 6, 2014 at 12:00 am SLT – July 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm SLT
  • SL11B Sims Taken Offline July 9, 2014

My last snapshots from SL11B

Raglan Shire
Raglan Shire at SL11B
SL11B Free Gifts
SL11B Free Gifts
KittyCatS! at SL11B
KittyCatS! at SL11B
London City at SL11B
London City at SL11B
The Domino Theory at SL11B
The Domino Theory at SL11B

 

Phoenix Wave Team at SL11B
Phoenix Wave Team at SL11B
Goodbye to SL11B
Goodbye to SL11B

What are your thoughts on SL11B and what would you like to see happen for SL12B ? 

 

 

SL11B live performances end today


Today is the last day for live performances at the SL11B Community Celebration and the 11 sims will remain open for viewing until Saturday 5th July 2014. There will be no performances during next week but this is the ideal time to explore the sims before they go offline. If you missed any of the SL11B talks during week 1, please check out the videos here of them all.

Well done to all the SL11B staff, volunteers, performers, builders and everyone else who made this year a huge success. I guess the countdown has now started for SL12B which will be held in mid-late June 2015. It will be bigger with more surprises i’m sure. What improvements/ideas would you like to see happen for SL12B ?

New SL11B blog posts worth checking out today!

The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love (yman Juran)
The ChangHigh Sisters Fireshow of Light, Life and Love (yman Juran)
Fascinate Auditorium live show_004
Lovely fire show
Fascinate Auditorium live show_008
Amazing!
Week 2 starts now!
Wow!

Did you enjoy the SL11B live performances this year ? 

Guide to SL11B Pod Tours


One of the main attractions at SL11B community celebration is the exciting Pod Tours which guides you through all of the exhibits and gives you information about them. Yavanna Llanfair designed the two Pod Tours at SL11B and this year there are surprises along the way depending on the environment. The SL11B sims are truly awesome and I have to say that the pod tour is a good way to see everything.

There are 22 free pods with departures every 4 minutes at each station. The pod tour system is split into two separate areas which include the Western Sims and Eastern Sims. The Western sims pod tour lasts for around 38 minutes and the Eastern sims pod tour lasts for around 45 minutes so please keep that in mind. To ride a pod, click the cone at either one of the SL11B Pod Stations and enjoy the fantastic tour! 🙂

Getting Started

Firstly behind the pod stations there is a SL11B info package to grab for free giving you all the information you need including landmarks, maps, hunts and performances.

SL11B Pod Info
SL11B Pod Info

SL11B Wonderous Pod StationSLURL

  • Grab a free SL11B Teddy here

SL11B Pod Station

 

SL11B Fascinate Pod StationSLURL

  • Grab a free SL11B Cake and a free SL11B Teddy Bear here
SL11B Fascinate Pod Station
SL11B Fascinate Pod Station

Live pod map of SL11B

Live SL11B Pod Tour Map
Live SL11B Pod Tour Map

Now sit back and enjoy the ride through the incredible builds at SL11B Community Celebration. This is a great time to take photos or videos during the pod tours at the SL11B regions. There is so much to see and take in this year.

Enjoying the SL11B Pod Tour
Enjoying the SL11B Pod Tour
SL11B Pod Tour info
SL11B Pod Tour info

If you want to learn more about the Pod Tours, visit YavaScript pod tours at SL11B – SLURL

YavaScript pod tours at SL11B
YavaScript pod tours at SL11B
  • Have you been on the SL11B Pod Tour yet? 
  • What do you think of the experience this year ? 

 

Interesting SL11B exhibits


 

It Takes a Village  showcasing FP mesh plants at SL11B
It Takes a Village showcasing FP mesh plants at SL11B
Giant Snail Races in 3D Snail-o-Vision at SL11B
Giant Snail Races in 3D Snail-o-Vision at SL11B
The Aliens are Here! at SL11B
The Aliens are Here! at SL11B
Snail On A Virtual Razor Blade at SL11B
Snail On A Virtual Razor Blade at SL11B
Underwater Wakei-Seijaku at SL11B
Underwater Wakei-Seijaku at SL11B
RFL of SL at SL11B
RFL of SL at SL11B

More snapshots from SL11B can be found on my SL Flickr stream.

 

Happy 11th Birthday to Second Life


Today marks Second Life’s official 11th birthday anniversary since the launch back on 23rd June 2003 and for the next few weeks to mark this special birthday occasion there will be grid wide parties happening. It’s time to party and celebrate 11 incredible years of Second Life. For me I’ve been around for almost 8 years and I’ve been participating in Second Life birthdays since 2007. Every year the celebrations just get better and more exciting. The SL community comes together and that’s great to be part of. *party time*

For those interested in the history of Second Life during the past 11 years then check out the History of Second Life SL wiki page. I’ve been trying to keep the page updated with new content and I hope to continue adding for years to come. Please check out my historical posts below and enjoy the 11th birthday celebrations! 🙂

Happy 11th Birthday, Second Life! 

Second Life officially turns 11 years old!
Second Life officially turns 11 years old!

SL11B Key Landmarks

SL11B Community Celebration
SL11B Community Celebration

Previous Second Life birthday themes and history

  • SL1B – Second Life First Year Anniversary Gala
  • SL2B – Giant museum displaying various large builds, pictures of SL over time
  • SL3B – Hooray for diversity and Looking towards the future
  • SL4B – “era” of SL
  • SL5B – SL Culture
  • SL6B – The Future of Virtual Worlds
  • SL7B – Unexpected Collaborations
  • SL8B – Magic of Second Life
  • SL9B – Community – (resident run event)
  • SL10B– Looking Forward. Looking Back – (resident run event)
  • SL11B – The empires of the future, are the empires of the mind – (resident run event)
SL11B Cake Stage
SL11B Cake Stage

Come and celebrate SL11B today! 🙂

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 ? 

SL11B Press Day info and landmarks


SL11B Welcome Area
SL11B Welcome Area

Today at 12pm SLT the SL11B regions were opened to the Second Life press/bloggers to explore the regions and enjoy the views. The welcome area is the first place the SL press goes to receive goodies and the SL11B press pack to find your way around the sims. Then get ready for the exciting tour around the SL11B regions including the main stages/main attractions. There is so much to see and do this year but it will be worth it. If you are unsure about which tour you are attending, please contact Saffia Widdershins or Enya (aquadragon.larsen).

  • The grand opening is tomorrow at 12pm SLT on Sunday 22nd June 2014 over at the “SL11B” regions! 

Press Tour Schedule 

  • Tour 1 started at 2pm SLT
  • Tour 2 started at 4pm SLT
  • Tour 3 starts at 6pm SLT

SL11B Landmarks of Interest

Don’t forget to ride the pod tour and take part in the SL11B big hunt. Have a fantastic time at SL11B press day.

SL11B press day
SL11B press day

Stay tuned for more SL11B blog coverage tomorrow and for the next few weeks.

 

SL11B events schedule now available


SL11B first preview
SL11B first preview

Great news is that the SL11B Performance page has now been updated with the master schedule via Google Calendar for SL11B events and live performances. This year you can save/copy your favourite events off by using Google Calendar which is going to be very useful indeed for the next few weeks.

SLURLS for the events can be found in the listings (colour marked) and if you click on the Performance page tab you can select individual stages for the event listings. All times are SLT/PDT.

Key

My blog coverage of SL11B starts from tomorrow at SL11B Press Day, so please stay tuned for that. I can’t wait to see the regions, attend the birthday events and capture the great stuff.

There are now two days left until the grand opening of SL11B community celebration in Second Life and the start of grid-wide celebrations. Please spread the word and get ready for the biggest celebration yet. 🙂

SL11B regions - 2 days left to GO!
SL11B regions – 2 days left to GO!

Are you excited about SL11B ?

 

SL11B L$10,000 photo contest


SL11B L$10,000 photo contest

On Tuesday 17th June, Linden Lab launched its photo contest for SL11B and everyone has the chance to win L$10,000 which is a huge amount of money. All you have to do is to submit SL11B celebratory snapshots from inworld to the contest page here on the Second Life Official Facebook page. For full rules, dates, submissions and how to enter details can be found here.  Spread the word and be part of the SL11B celebrations! 🙂

The full blog post announcement, see below!

Starting today, you’re invited to take part in the Second Life: Celebrating Your Second Life Snapshot Contest, in honor of 11th Birthday of Second Life.

Participation is easy – submit your celebratory snapshots from inworld to the contest page on our Official Second Life Facebook Page. Click the contest tab, review the contest information and rules and start sharing. This year you will be able to submit up to one snapshot a day for the duration of the contest. Full rules, submission and voting dates, and details are all on the Facebook page.

Looking for some inspiration for pics? Then drop by Hairy Hippo Fun Land to grab your Limited Edition SL11B Robot Avatar. You can also get your free avatar off the Marketplace.

Browse the SL11B category on the destination guide to see what the community has planned to mark the event inworld.

Don’t forget that the Resident-driven Second Life 11th Birthday Community Celebration starts this coming Sunday the 22nd. Visit their website for the latest information.

You only turn 11 once, and we can’t wait to see what kind of celebrations and fun you create and share!

Will you be entering the SL11B L$10,000 photo contest ?

5 days and counting!