On Thursday 17th June Linden Lab announced new limited edition last names for SL18B which will be available until 9th July 2021. The Father’s Day last names will only be available until 25th June 2021. This is all apart of the Second Life 18th birthday celebrations and again there are some interesting last names on the list.
The following names are in theme with SL18B this year and are only available until July 9th. Mystic Fae Mote Woodsprite Silvius Fyrewik Padfoot
The following names for Father’s Day are only available until June 25th. Daddy Pop Sire
There are many cool places to to visit this year at the Second Life 18th birthday celebrations. Here are some of the main SL18B attractions worth exploring to get started. Click on the SLURLs below to teleport different areas of SL18B. The birthday celebrations continue until Tuesday 6th July 2021 so that’s plenty of time to look around.
On Thursday 17th June 2021 SL18B opened it’s gates to the public in Second Life and saw hundred’s visitors pack into the SLB regions. The opening ceremony had a high attendance like it always does for the annual Second Life birthday opening days. There was lag again throughout opening day as the regions were full mostly.
If you missed the SL18B opening ceremony then here is the full video which runs for 37 minutes. After roughly 19 minutes Strawberry Linden started exploring some of the SL18B celebrations which was apart of Lab Gab.
Patch Linden gave his opening address at SL18B Live Stage. Skip to 7 minutes & 30 seconds where it begins. It’s a really good speech where Patch briefly talked about the new user experience, the next LH theme was announced which is Fantasy and his time working with Brett Linden. The Fantasy demo region is open until 6th July 2021.
Patch Linden talked about Ebbe Altberg and how he changed Second Life for the better. He will never be forgotten. There was a minute of silence to remember.
Meet the Lindens & Meet the Moles series start from Tuesday 22nd June through until Friday 25th June 2021. “Patch Linden (June 22 at 1pm PT), Grumpity Linden (June 23 at 2pm PT), and Brett Linden (June 24 at 1pm PT). You also get the chance to meet the Moles (June 25 at 1pm PT)”.
There are over 35 regions to explore filled with live music, performances, over 200 exhibits, gifts and shopping. To see what’s happening everyday at SL18B it’s definitely worth viewing the full SL18B birthday calendar.
The SL18B category on the Second Life Destination Guide is very useful to check out for SL18B shopping, experiences and events.
I will post more SL18B in the days ahead. Stay tuned for that.
Today Linden Lab have released it’s exciting calendar of SL18B events in a blog post on the official Second Life blog about what’s planned for this year’s birthday celebrations. There is a Second Life birthday calendar worth checking out in the blog post where there is the ability to add the events to your Google calendar.
SL18B officially opens to the public at 9am SLT on Thursday 17th June 2021 over at the SLB regions. Patch Linden will be hosting the SL18B Opening Ceremony from 11am SLT at the SL18B Main Stage. It’s best to arrive early to have the best seat before the regions become full.
Lab Gab at SL18B live stream starts after Patch Linden opening address at 11am SLT where Strawberry Linden will be exploring SL18B
The Second Life Birthday Group will get early access to SL18B Shop & Hop from 9am SLT on 17th June
Linden Lab will be holding the SL18B Music Fest which includes three days of great music from a variety of talented performers around the grid. The SL18B Music Fest live sessions will take place on the SL18B Live Stage from Thursday 17th June to Saturday 19th June 2021.
Randy De Lucia
SL18B Opening Ceremony with Patch Linden
Rogue Galaxy and The Tiny Rebel Band
Staring At The Sun
Gabriel da Silva
Save the date for SL18B Music Fest 2021!
Meet The Lindens at SL18B
Meet The Lindens returns this year according to the Second Life Birthday Calendar with a great lineup of well known Lindens and from the Moles team.
Monday 21st June 2021: Lab Gab SL18B Special with the Leadership Team – 2pm SLT to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Tuesday 22nd June 2021: Patch Linden (VP of Product Operations) – 1pm SLT to 2pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
Wednesday 23rd June 2021: Grumpity Linden (VP of Product) – 2pm to 3pm SLT – Auditorium Option 1
On Thursday 10th June 2021 Linden Lab officially announced that there will be a special SL18B Lab Gab episode featuring several executives from the Linden Lab leadership team. This new special episode is scheduled for 2pm SLT/PST on Monday 21st June 2021 which will be live streamed across the world.
The 18th annual Second Life birthday celebrations (SL18B) start next week from Thursday 17th June through until Tuesday 6th July 2021. That’s at least two weeks full of fun birthday celebrations to enjoy with friends. There will be live performances, live music, shopping and loads of new exhibits to check out this year.
Save the date! The 18th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL18B) will be held from June 17th to July 6th. Get ready for fun-filled weeks of live music, performances, shopping, and amazing community exhibits!
During the SL18B celebrations there will be a special edition of “Lab Gab” featuring several executives from the Linden Lab leadership team. Now is your chance to share your thoughts and ask questions directly to the leadership team!
During this week’s Second Life web user group meeting Keira Linden said (+4 minutes) that the Second Life mobile app hasn’t gone to the app store just yet for approval because the lab are still working on it. The lab are now spending their attention on Second Life 18th birthday celebrations which will open in two weeks time. Apparently there will be new last names announced soon and some of them will be referencing to this year’s birthday theme which will be time limited editions.
The web team at the lab have been working on the following during the past month…
Upgrading internal tools work including the payments system
Cleanup of the cookie footer on the Second Life webpage
There was a issue with buying Linden Dollars using non-us currency – fixed pretty quick
Fixed the issue with quick fill on the Second Life marketplace
Added the updated the Second Life logo on more pages
Minor text cleanup and fixed some formatting errors
Added some fixes for control panel on the old Linden Homes
Most of the past month the web team has been in the new work flow process on getting projects done including the backend systems
After 5 minutes the Keira opened the floor to questions. Some general interesting points mentioned after this point…
Second Life JIRA is the best place to report bugs, ideas and feature requests for Second Life (the lab look at this every week)
Skill Gaming user group is in the works
No updates on Premium Plus yet > the lab are still thinking about it > revisiting it in the next few months
Meet the Lindens series to be confirmed for SL18B
Grid scope experiences – the lab are still thinking about it
Large scripts – not on the radar yet
Some further fine tuning still do for AWS
About Web User Group Meetings
“The Web User Group meeting is a monthly, public meeting intended for discussion of issues around our Web properties such as Marketplace, Profiles, Place Pages, Search, etc. Keira, Spidey, Grumpity & Reed Linden are the moderators. Please bring your questions & requests.”