SL12B the final party


The SL12B community celebration ended last week with a huge final party where the cake stage exploded over the central regions. There was a large attendance for the party and I thought it worked rather well. The SL12B community celebration was a huge success and everyone should be very proud of the work created this year for the birthday.

This week the SL12B exhibits have been put away for another year and the break down process has started.  The SL12B regions will be going offline this weekend and the countdown for SL13B will then begin.

9th July 2015
SL12B regions as of 9th July 2015

 

Here is a message from Doc…

Thank you SL12B Community

We would like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered and exhibited. All the DJs and Performers and the builders. It took an army of volunteers to bring this year’s birthday celebration together. 

If you enjoyed this year’s event and want to be a part next year, keep an eye on this blog and stay in the SLB Community Group for notification of next year’s festivities.

 It is always my pleasure to work with all of you.

SL12B fireworks show marks the end for live performances


SL12B performances end
SL12B performances end with huge firework show

To mark the end of the live performances at SL12B Community Celebration Bewell Ormega put on a huge fireworks show between 11:30pm SLT (28th) to 12am SLT (29th) at the SL12B Stunning Cake Stage. It was really amazing to attend the final event of SL12B and I have to say I have loved this year’s birthday celebrations from start to end.

Thanks to all the organisers for the best party yet. 🙂

The Linden talks I thought worked really well along with the SL12B music festival. I enjoyed exploring with the SL12B raptor avatar and sharing adventures on my SL Flickr stream. The theme What Dreams May Come I liked and the builds were much better this year. The stages and live music was fantastic. The SL12B BIG Hunt continues until 4th July 2015.

The SL12B regions will remain open for viewing until Saturday 4th July 2015. This is a great time to visit the exhibits and explore before the sims go offline for another year.

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The party celebrations final moments
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The last performance at SL12B
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Raptor loved the party and its now time to head to the wild again

I hope that you have enjoyed by special SL12B blog coverage this week and all my SL12B snapshots can be found on my SL Flickr stream. I’m looking forward to SL13B and I’m sure it will be another awesome one.

Please share in comments your thoughts on SL12B! Thanks 🙂

 

Replay of Ebbe Linden talk at SL12B


On Friday 26th June 2015 Ebbe Linden was interviewed by Jo Yardley and Saffia Widdershins at the SL12B Auditorium. This was the last of the Meet The Lindens talks at the birthday celebration and the session lasted for about a hour. There were more than 100 attendees at the talk and there were technical issues at the start.

Ebbe Linden talked about Second Life, Project Sansar, Third Party viewers and more. It’s worth listening to if you missed the talk yesterday as there are some interesting updates.

Here is the full replay of Ebbe Linden talk at SL12B

Replay of all the “Meet The Lindens” interviews at the SL12B


If you have missed any of the “Meet The Lindens” interviews at the SL12B this week then here is another chance to watch them again. I have been to a few talks this week and found them very interesting. There have been huge audiences for all of the talks so far and I think it’s been a success.

I hope that talks will be held with more Lindens during future birthdays of Second Life and it would be nice to see the keynotes speech back again at the start/end of the birthday.

Don’t forget that Ebbe Linden the CEO of Linden Lab will be LIVE today at 1pm SLT (9pm UK time) at the SL12B Auditorium. Arrive early to get access before the regions become too full.

Monday 22nd June – Oz Linden, Engineering Director, Second Life.

Tuesday 23rd June – Patch Linden, Senior Manager, Product Operations, and Dee Linden, Land Product Specialist.

Wednesday 24th June – Xiola Linden, Lead Community Manager, and Pete Linden, Senior Director, Global Communications at Linden Lab.

Thursday 25th June – Danger Linden, Sr. Director, Product, Virtual Worlds and Troy Linden, Senior Producer.

  • Friday 26th June – Ebbe Linden, CEO Linden Lab at 1pm SLT! 

Have you enjoyed the talks so far at SL12B ?

Do you have any suggestions for future talks ? 

SL12B Official Music Fest: starts 26th and 27th June 2015


SL12B Ixtlan Stage
SL12B Ixtlan Stage – looks amazing!

Linden Lab have announced that the SL12B Official Music Fest will be held on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June 2015. There will be live performances from Second Life’s top musicians during this special SL12B concert event. There will be many genres of music during the concert and everyone is welcome to attend. The Ixtlan Stage was built by Cube Republic to mark this special SL12B occasion.

The auditions last month were a huge success with so much talent and it’s time to show support for this huge SL12B Music Festival this weekend. Don’t miss this! 😀

SL12B Official Music Fest Schedule – All times are SLT/PDT

Friday 26th June 2015

  • 11am – 11.30am – Alazarin Mondrian
  • 11:30am – 12pm – The Pink Vampire
  • 12pm – 12:30pm – Tamra Hayden
  • 12:30pm – 1pm – Effinjay
  • 1pm – 1.30pm – Amforte Clarity
  • 1.30pm – 2pm – Isabella Rumsford
  • 2pm – 2.30pm – Tempio Breil
  • 2.30pm – 3pm – Phoenix J

Saturday 27th June 2015

  • 8pm – 8.30pm – Mavenn Resident
  • 8.30pm – 9pm – Oblee
  • 9pm- 9.30pm – Collin Martin
  • 9.30pm – 10pm – Taunter Goodnight
  • 10pm – 10.30pm – Donn DeVore
  • 10.30pm – 11pm – Zak Claxton
  • 11pm – 11.30pm – LuvofMusic
  • 11.30pm – 12am (midnight) – Ren Enberg & Quai Franklin
SL12B Ixtlan Stage
SL12B Ixtlan Stage – another view looking outwards

Pete Linden and Xiola Linden interview at SL12B


On Wednesday 24th June, Pete Linden and Xiola Linden were interviewed by Saffia Widdershins at the SL12B Auditorium. There were more than 100 attendee’s that came along to listen and join in. The surrounding regions were full and at times it lagged but the event went rather well with no major crashes.

Here is the full interview (runs for 1 hour and 12 minutes)

Raptor exploring at SL12B part 2


Here are some more snapshots of my raptor adventures around SL12B so far. More SL12B snapshots can be found on my SL Flickr stream.

Raptor loves cake
Raptor loves eating cake at SL12B
SL12B - The Spirit of Dreams
SL12B – The Spirit of Dreams
SL12B - Blake Sea Battle Sims - Fighting Sail
SL12B – Blake Sea Battle Sims – Fighting Sail
SL12B - Willow Scouts of Second Life
SL12B – Willow Scouts of Second Life
SL12B - Dreams by Day
SL12B – Dreams by Day
SL12B - Fifty Shades of Colour
SL12B – Fifty Shades of Colour
Raptor is ready for dinner lol
Raptor is ready for dinner lol
SL12B - Toxx News - Awake in a dream
SL12B – Toxx News – Awake in a dream

Part 3 will be posted within the next few days. 🙂

Patch Linden and Dee Linden interview at SL12B


Patch Linden and Dee Linden

On Tuesday 23rd June, Patch Linden and Dee Linden was interviewed by Saffia Widdershins at the SL12B Auditorium on the past, present and the future of Second Life. The full interview is now available to watch again.

The hour is packed full of discussion on Second Life, Project Sansar, Linden Lab projects, mainland Second Life and much more.

At 1pm SLT today Pete Linden and Xiola Linden will be interviewed. Should be most interesting. 🙂

It’s Second Life’s official 12th birthday today


Back on June 23rd 2003 Second Life was launched officially by Linden Lab and today Second Life reaches its 12th birthday. It’s incredible to think how far Second Life has come since then and how much has changed in 12 years. Happy 12th Birthday, Second Life! 🙂 

Second Life 2002
Historical map of Second Life in November 2002
June 2003
Historical map of Second Life back in June 2003

I’ve been in Second Life for almost 9 years and so much has changed since I first signed up. The last 12 years have not been forgotten because all you have to do is check out the History of Second Life wiki page to go back to the beginning of Second Life through to 2015. 

Check out my SLHistorical wiki page including stats, beta sims, historical locations and maps. 

Previous Second Life birthday themes from SL1B to SL12B

  • 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)
  • SL12B – What Dreams May Come – (resident run event)
SL Beta Time Capsule 2003
SL Beta Time Capsule 2003

It’s time to party and celebrate 12 incredible years of Second Life. Head over to the SL12B regions in Second Life to join in with the birthday celebrations! 🙂

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