First preview of the main SL13B attractions


Today marks SL13B Press Day where members of the press can get a first preview of the sims before the grand opening at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June 2016. Here are my first snapshots of the main attractions at SL13B and there is so much to see this year. 🙂

There are 17 sims to explore this year with around the clock live music plus a big hunt is planned and more. On June 23rd marks Second Life’s official 13th birthday and it’s now time to celebrate! 🙂

SL13B Map

SL13B Map

Click the blue links below to teleport to the attractions at SL13B and enjoy! 🙂

SL13B Welcome Area

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SL13B Auditorium

SL13B Auditorium

SL13B Cake Stage

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SL13B Live Stage

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SL13B Stage Left

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SL13B Time Capsule Area

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SL13B Gift Areas

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SL13B Pods Area

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SL13B Linden Prize Givers

SL13B Linden Prizes

SL13B: 2 days to go


There are now two days until the grand opening of SL13B Community Celebration gets underway. The sims are almost ready to host the biggest party on the grid. The final preparations are happening now until the end of the weekend,

The SL13B Community Celebration opens to the public at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June 2016. There will be 17 sims to explore, live music, a big hunt and more. On June 23rd marks Second Life’s official 13th birthday and I’m sure there will be many grid-wide parties happening across the grid.

This year the Meet the Lindens series returns with five days of interviews planned between 20th-24th June, The talks will be likely be held at the auditorium at SL13B covering topics from Second Life, Project Sansar to more general stuff. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions to the Lindens on the panel.

Monday 20th June 2016

  • Brett Linden & Torley Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Tuesday 21st June 2016

  • Ebbe Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

  • Pete Linden & Xiola Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Thursday 23rd June 2016

  • Landon Linden & Oz Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Friday 24th June 2016

  • Patch Linden & Dee Linden
  • 3pm SLT

Are you excited about this year’s SL13B talks ? 

SL13B: two weeks and counting


There are two weeks to go until SL13B Community Celebration opens to the public with a week of live events and entertainment. I am pretty much excited to attend SL13B Community Celebration and celebrate 13 years of Second Life.  Wow really 13 years ?

There will be the pod tours, many attractions to visit, live music and much more. It’s one of the biggest events in Second Life. Don’t forget that this year the SL13B Big Hunt returns where there is a chance to win tons of prizes.

In previous years the Lab have hosted special talks with the Second Life community for the birthday, added the cornfield. bear island, music festival and announced various special birthday gifts. It will be interesting to see if the Lab will be involved in any way this year.

SL13B Timeline

Here is the updated schedule.. 

  • Wednesday, May 25: Sims open to exhibitors
  • Friday June 10: Performers notified
  • Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17: Sims closed to exhibitors for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18: Sims open to exhibitors for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 18: Press Day
  • Sunday, June 19, noon SLT: Opening Day
  • Thursday June 23: The Birthday
  • Sunday, June 19 to Sunday, June 26: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3: Sims open for viewing, no performances
  • Sunday, July 3: Staff party
  • Monday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 6: Breakdown
  • Thursday, July 7: Sims go offline

SL13B Map Update

During the past week or so exhibitors have been hard at work setting up their exhibitions for this year’s SL13B Community Celebration. From the map it looks really good and I can’t wait to check them out.

I can’t believe in a few weeks Second Life will officially turn 13 years old. Woooot! 🙂

SL13B Map
SL13B Map – 5th June 2016

SL13B Video Preview

A behind the scenes look at the beginning builds for “The Shared Adventure”.

Stay tuned for further updates on SL13B on my blog.

SL13B: one month to go


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SL13B Regions – 19th May 2016

There is 1 month to go until Second Life’s 13th anniversary begins and the latest news is that press day applications are now open to get early access to the regions. The SL13B community celebration open at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June through until Sunday 26th June 2016. This year the theme is The Shared Adventure and it’s going to be great to see the themed builds.

This year SL13B Press Day takes place on Saturday 18th June 2016 and all members of the press are welcome to attend. Press Day is always a great opportunity to take snapshots, videos, tour the regions and find out about the builds.

I’m looking forward to participating in the SL13B community celebrations and celebrating 13 years of Second Life. I have signed up to press day and I’m looking forward to greeting at the welcome areas at SL13B.

See the upcoming key dates below!

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SL12B Welcome Area 

SL13B Key Dates

  • Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25: First round exhibitors notified via email
  • Wednesday, May 25: Sims open to exhibitors
  • Friday June 10: Performers notified
  • Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17: Sims closed to exhibitors for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18: Sims open to exhibitors for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 18: Press Day
  • Sunday, June 19, noon SLT: Opening Day
  • Thursday June 23: The Birthday
  • Sunday, June 19 to Sunday, June 26: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3: Sims open for viewing, no performances
  • Sunday, July 3: Staff party
  • Monday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 6: Breakdown
  • Thursday, July 7: Sims go offline

Stay updated on the latest SL13B news here.

SL13B Applications Now Open


SL13B Applications Open

The SL13B applications are now officially open for everyone to participate in this year’s SL13B Community Celebration. To participate, fill out any of these application forms to get started > Exhibitors, Performers, Presenters and Volunteers. Applications close on

The SL13B Community Celebration starts at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June through until Sunday 26th June 2016. This year there will be 17 sims with over 200 individual parcels. SL13B is going to be the best community hosted birthday party yet.

SL13B Key Dates

The SL13B timeline has been updated this week, see below for the latest changes. There is so much to be excited about in the weeks and months ahead. There are 64 days left until the grand opening of SL13B and ear

  • Friday, April 15: Exhibitor/Performer/Volunteer/Auditorium Applications open
  • Friday, May 13: Exhibitor and Volunteer Applications closed
  • Friday, May 20: Performer and Auditorium Applications closed
  • Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25: First round exhibitors notified via email
  • Wednesday, May 25: Sims open to exhibitors
  • Friday June 10: Performers notified
  • Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17: Sims closed to exhibitors for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18: Sims open to exhibitors for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 18: Press Day
  • Sunday, June 19, noon SLT: Opening Day
  • Thursday June 23: The Birthday
  • Sunday, June 19 to Sunday, June 26: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3: Sims open for viewing, no performances
  • Sunday, July 3: Staff party
  • Monday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 6: Breakdown
  • Thursday, July 7: Sims go offline

Stay tuned for more SL13B updates soon! 🙂

Building work underway at SL13B


The SL13B Community Celebration starts in 69 days time with early preparations and building work now underway. As many know already the grand opening will be at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June 2016 and this year the birthday celebrations will be amazing.

It’s unclear if Linden Lab will support or host anything for this year’s SL13B Community Celebration. We will have to wait and see. The good news is that Infrastructure Build Applications are now OPEN. Woooot!!!

This year’s theme for the SL13B Community Celebration is “The Shared Adventure” and it’s going to be interesting to see what the community comes up this year. Over the years it’s been interesting and fun to watch the birthday regions transform over time.

  • If you are interested in previous Second Life birthday maps check out my collection here.
  • Added SL13B countdown clock on the right of my blog! 🙂

SL13B Regions – 10th April 2016

10th April 2016
Transformation and the early builds now underway

SL13B Regions – 25th March 2016

25th March 2016
Regions arrived on the grid

I will be posting more on SL13B in the weeks ahead so stay tuned for that. 🙂