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Linden Lab

Policy Change Regarding Gacha


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Due to a changing regulatory climate, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to sunset a very popular sales mechanism for content in Second Life.  It’s widely known as "gacha", and is defined by a chance-based outcome as a result of a payment.  

We know that creators plan their content releases far in advance and will need to re-tool their products, so to mitigate the impact to those affected, we are giving a 30-day grace period, until midnight SLT on August 31.  After that time, selling content via gacha machines will no longer be permitted in Second Life.  Enforcement won’t start until September 1; after that date an Abuse Report for “Gaming Policy Violation” will be the preferred method of reporting this content to Linden Lab.  

We will continue to allow any sales where a payment is given for a known item, which means that items that had been purchased as “gacha” will be allowed to be re-sold as long as the buyer knows in advance the item and quantity they will receive. We will, of course, still allow fatpacks, and any other currently-allowed distribution mechanisms. 

We did not make this decision lightly and we understand that it will impact creators as well as event organizers and certainly the shoppers! We look forward to fun creative ways of engagement that will come instead.  

We realize that this announcement may leave the community with questions.  This forum thread is going to be monitored and we will answer any related questions in there. 
 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Film Threat

Film Threat is now in Second Life! Check out a few images from their debut virtual world event. The venue is open to the public, so go explore and enjoy a virtual cinema experience with friends! 

Along with Film threat, we're also featuring some more beautiful destinations and fun events. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Linden Lab

This week we are visiting The Dollhouse Forest, which currently has a macabre theme. 

Creator Lil Brat (stylized as ღ Lil вЯαⓉ ღ) tells us “I felt like I needed a place of my own to show my creativity, my craziness, and the creepy corners of my mind.” Many of us love spooky things all year round, and Lil Brat was influenced by things like the Goosebumps books and old nursery rhymes with morbid undertones. In fact, there is a Nursery Rhyme Garden, of which Little Brat says “Here I have put out different scenes from different kinds of old nursery rhymes. I have read a lot about the background history of them... From Queen Mary (aka Bloody Mary) to the black plague, to kids falling down from trees.”

The landing point gives you the option to teleport to the seasonal platform or enter through the maze. Don’t miss out on the scenic route, as it is filled with “many different artistic pieces. I love art and want to be supportive of other creators in Second Life.”

The seasonal platform is currently WWII themed, as Lil Brat enjoys learning about history. She says “The seasonal platform I change up every season 100%... Last year at one point it was a mix between Secret Garden and {an} Alice in Wonderland tea party…”

This region is a testament to the friendship and community Lil Brat has found in SL. In fact, according to Lil Brat, “The Dollhouse itself was a gift from one of my best friends in SL, and I absolutely love it.” It seems that people coming together over common interests is now more important than ever. Of her inworld friends, Lil Brat says “I definitely couldn't have done any of this without them. Friends are definitely something you're gonna need if you are gonna create something in SL. For support, but also for help and someone who can build you up if things get hard at times.”

Visit the fantastic and spooky landscape of The Dollhouse Forest today.

Video Production Credits:
Draxtor Despres

 

 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Home of Paine at Virtual Decay

This week we're featuring some older urban destinations showcasing a variety of city-themed virtual life. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations: Auld Lang Syne


Second Life Destinations

This week we are visiting the Scottish Highlands of Auld Lang Syne.

Creator Elo put enormous effort into this realistic portrayal of the Scottish Isles, where you can get lost on the rolling hills covered in wildflowers and daydream by the stones adorned with moss. Regarding the inspiration behind this region, Elo tells us "I've always adored secluded, rural, hidden places and look at old buildings {and} ruins as a million untold stories of the past, ready to be imagined again with fresh minds. I find a sense of romance in a building once loved, now home to nature and wanted to try and bring that same romance into Second Life."

This region is ripe for storytelling, with ruins that have been reclaimed by nature and time. There are also small cottages and flocks of sheep, connecting the past to the present. Who lives here? Come and find out!

Elo is completely self-taught, making this ornate landscape even more impressive. It is informed by their genuine interest in "great charm in the small details, those wee scenes {and} stories that can often be overlooked or missed by visitors..."

Auld Lang Syne is incredibly detailed and realistic, making visitors feel completely transported. Elo says “I've always been conscious that travel for many is difficult, and now with Covid, for some {it is} impossible. Yet the beauty of SL is that you can visit so many beautiful parts of the world and many not of this realm too. If I can make one explorer smile when they visit, then I feel I have succeeded."

Let this dreamy landscape whisk you away so you can discover the mystery of the past or write your own story. Visit Auld Lang Syne today!

Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres

 

 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Luane's Magical World

This week we're featuring some adventurous destinations with lots for your to explore and discover. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Linden Lab

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Are you chatting or flirting with someone in Second Life that you haven’t yet met in person? 

Here’s your chance to share the story of your romance or intimate relationship to a national audience as part of an all-new show in development for a major U.S. network!

An established NYC-based production company is now casting Second Life community members for an all-new unscripted series that will follow people who have met online and are ideally in a romantic relationship, but have never actually met in person. As part of the show, you’ll have a chance to meet in person for the very first time! 

Want to share your story? To be considered, contact the producers via email at longdistancetvcasting@gmail.com. Please do not include any unsolicited personal or sensitive information in your email. Must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen to be considered for participation. 
 

Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations: Craggy Island


Second Life Destinations

This week we are taking a stroll through Craggy Island, a peaceful and picturesque island off the coast of Ireland.

Created by Mishi Masala and Zucker Zabelin, Craggy Island in Second Life is not intended to be an ‘actual’ depiction of the fictional island that featured in the Channel 4 British sitcom Father Ted, but instead it draws more inspiration from the rugged landscape of the west coast of Ireland. 

As creator Zucker Zabelin tells us, "its fields and rocky outcrops (the ‘crags’ that make the island ‘craggy’) are dotted with occasional weather-beaten ruins of stone walls.” Zucker tried to visualize a harsh climate with spartan living conditions which have driven away most of the former inhabitants of Craggy Island. “It is now mostly populated by farm animals and the few hardy souls that still live there,” he says, “braving the elements and eking out a precarious living.”

Mishi Masala and Zucker Zabelin also added a lighthouse, which warns passing ships to steer clear of the dangerous coastline. “The shipwreck off Craggy Island attests to the perils awaiting any vessels that may foolishly venture too close to the coast, “Zucker continues, “but for all of that, Craggy Island is blessed with spectacular photogenic views - and of course the Craic.”

There you have it. Now enjoy a quiet stroll through Craggy Island, and if you snap some images, share them in their Flickr group.

Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres
 

Strawberry Linden

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We have been very pleased to see the response to our limited edition last names. We hope to do a lot more of them in the future. 

Today some of the older last name options were removed and the following new ones were added:
Vanlager
Wainwright
Tater
Skydancer
Primless
Vermilion
Morningstar

Here is the full list of current last names available until mid-October:
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We will continue to make additional updates to the available last name pool, so if these options aren’t for you, stay tuned for future updates. You can also suggest your favorite name on our suggestion form, some of the new names were chosen from there! 

Look out for Halloween-themed limited edition last names in mid-October!

For more information about the costs and how-tos involved in name changes, read the Changing your username FAQ. Click to change your name now!
 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Ebbe Memorial

This week we're featuring many wonderful destinations and events, but one of them is very near and dear to our hearts. ❤️

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Linden Lab

In an effort to showcase more amazing content from our Second Life Residents, we're looking for fun and upbeat videos to share on our TikTok and Instagram accounts. 

For a chance to be featured, upload your videos on the following forms for the platform(s) you’d like to be featured on:

FAQ:

What kind of videos are you looking for? 
We’re looking for short video content filmed in Second Life. Details on file sizes, types, and lengths are listed in the forms for each specific network.

What will you do with my videos and how will they be used?
We may share them on the specific network you signed up for. We may also share them on other Second Life social channels and use them for promoting your work in Second Life. Please make sure to read and agree to the rules at the bottom of the forms when submitting.

What kind of content can I share in the video? Can I talk about my brand?
You can share any Second Life related content, including and not limited to: fun dance videos, what you create in Second Life, what you do in Second Life, promote your brand, your event, your destination, your blog, or any other Second Life related content. This is your chance to show off and shine, but please remember to read the rules at the bottom of the form.

Can you give some examples of videos?
To showcase your brand or event you may want to do an informative video like this Book Club video by Draxtor. Or you can showcase the fun side of Second Life with a dance video like this one from Strawberry. We’re looking for creativity and enthusiasm and we want to feature you and your content!

What if I don’t make videos? How else can I get featured?
We have a few other Feature Programs currently running that you can try for:

Please remember when submitting content to be featured in any of our programs, you are not guaranteed exposure and are subject to the terms and conditions listed on each program’s page.

If you have more questions about any of our Feature Programs, please send them to Strawberry Linden at strawberry@lindenlab.com.

 

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Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations: Cocoon


Second Life Destinations

This week we’re jumping to the 25th century to visit Cocoon, an immense cyberpunk region for roleplaying, photography, and exploration.

According to the official website: “...An event referred to as the Transcendence War in the distant past left most of Earth ravaged. Humanity has taken to floating cities and orbital stations to carry on.” An oligopoly of mega corporations has assumed a position of authority, and it is up to you to decide who to align with in the fight to survive.

For roleplaying, you have an extensive array of characters to choose from. The main categories are humans, mutants, cyborgs, synths, and replicants, but each of these have modified subtypes to add specificity. As you become more familiar with Cocoon’s massive geography and its extensive lore, you will come across the various factions that have formed in this society. Be careful, and choose your allies wisely.

There are also publicly available weapons and vehicles, so as not to exclude newcomers. For those who are hooked on the cyber life, check out the private rentals. Admins Cece, Cervantes Rexen, and Kusa are valuable resources in addition to the Cocoon website.

Cocoon is a fantastic place to explore for non-roleplayers as well. The amount of intricate detail in this megalopolis is absolutely stunning, so come check out the future today!

Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres

 

 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Bellisseria Slenderman Gallery

This week we're featuring mysterious art exhibits and tranquil destinations. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is also the final weekend for SL18B. The doors close on July 6th! Teleport over now!

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations: Sommergewitter


Second Life Destinations

This week we are visiting Sommergewitter, a rustic German-language island that evokes the peace and beauty of a summer vacation home.

Created by SL and RL couple Seraph and Nida Nirvana, Sommergewitter is a German-language region composed of a rustic island. You can find a few farm animals wandering around and a few cozy homes in various corners. Seraph and Nida are one of the many Second Life love stories we are proud to share: they have both been Residents for over a decade and met in 2014. This eventually led to meeting up in the physical world and they are now in a long-distance relationship.

Seraph and Nida found that their familiarity with hanging out in a virtual realm was advantageous during the pandemic. They tell us “We spend our lives together in one or the other world, but we are together every day. The lockdown during the pandemic was no problem for us. Second Life has kept us close.”

Sommergewitter is based on a Hallig, which Seraph and Nida describe as “a type of small island typically found in the North Sea, and we structured it in such a way as if you were experiencing an oncoming summer storm as you settle into your vacation spot.”

Seraph and Nida built Sommergewitter in 2015, and it is of great sentimental importance to them. They explained to us that it has been maintained in its original form, like a moment frozen in time: “For about six years now we have tried to keep the region the way it was originally built. Mostly because that's where our relationship started but we also wanted to create a piece of continuity, something where people know their way around, even if they haven't been inworld for a long time.”

This power couple likes to keep busy. They also make machinima, such as Opera Ball in Vienna, and an ode to Tolkien's elven town of Rivendell is one of their latest projects. Kick off your summer vacation today by dancing in a summer thunderstorm at Sommergewitter.

Video Production Credits:
Draxtor Despres

 

 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: SOBE

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Fair can be found on 6 regions this year: Redhead - Noirette - Blonde -  Streaks -  Brunette - Foils

 

You still have about a week and a half to visit SL18B, check out all the exhibits, go shopping, and pick up around 500 gifts. Use the birthday calendar to see all timings and slurls to the parties over the weekend!

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations: Alpha Tribe


Second Life Destinations

This week we are transported to the surreal landscape of Alpha Tribe Tomorrow.

Creator Alpha Auer made Tomorrow a very large and immersive exhibit with a premise that is open to interpretation. If you think the attention to detail looks like that of an experienced professional, you are correct! Alpha is known as Elif Ayiter IRL and works as a designer and educator in Turkey.

She has co-authored the LPDT2/3 series of {region} wide installations based on Roy Ascott's concept of distributed authorship and La Plissure du Texte. These works were featured in international art exhibitions such as ISEA2011 and the 2010 multimedia festival at Incheon, Korea’s Tomorrow City.

The Tomorrow installation at Alpha Tribe has a surreal environment, with a unifying theme that Alpha describes as “an entropic world in which nothing is expected to ever change.” This appears to defy time, which is also a prominent element here: Alpha tells us “The landing point is 'Yesterday,' where all sorts of people are frolicking in an old garden. As for the narrow valley ahead of you, that is 'Today,' where the two hapless boys have just found a mysterious smartphone…”

Tomorrow is a mesmerizing blend of grey dystopia and childlike whimsy. The static characters include literal fat cats, humanoid sculptures, pigs, and even what Alpha describes as “The trickster god Kokopelli and his merry tribesmen... embodying the essence of 'Tomorrow’: blind belief. 

The notion of surveillance society is implied by watchtowers and drones, with Alpha saying “The {region} is an allegory. I am actually telling a pretty serious story, but I wanted to tell it in a humorous way, not get all miserable and dark about it.” The cartoonish tone is on purpose. Alpha says there is “a retro element to the figures, which is quite intentional since I love that mid-20th century period in design.”

For those curious about Alpha’s technique, she says “I made the mesh in Zbrush Core, and then took it to Blender for the final output. I spent most of my time with the textures which I made in Photoshop and then applied in Zbrush.”

There are too many details in this creation to mention, so we suggest just hopping over to Alpha Tribe Tomorrow to see for yourself. After your visit, don’t forget to check out Alpha’s store. It’s like a trip to the gift shop after a day at the museum.

Video Production Credits:
Draxtor Despres


 

 

Linden Lab

To celebrate Second Life’s 18th birthday and Father’s Day we are releasing new limited edition last names today!

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The following names for Father’s Day are only available until June 25th.  
Daddy
Pop
Sire

These names for Father’s Day are seasonal and may come back around this time next year, for a limited time.

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The following names are in theme with SL18B this year and are only available until July 9th.
Mystic
Fae
Mote
Woodsprite
Silvius
Fyrewik
Padfoot

 

We will continue to make additional updates to the available last name pool, so if these options aren’t for you, stay tuned for future updates. 

For more information about the costs and how-tos involved in name changes, read the Changing your username FAQ. Click to change your name now!
 

Linden Lab

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SL18B is now officially open! Second Life is celebrating its 18th birthday with our biggest celebration ever -- this year we have over 35 regions filled with parties, live music, deejay performances, special events, exhibits, gifts, and shopping! Head on over to the SL18B Welcome Area and start your exploration now!

Here’s the rundown of some highlights from this year’s celebration, which runs through July 6th:

SL18B Destination Guide & Over 200 Community Exhibits!

At the heart of SL18B are over 200 exhibits that showcase a wide range of creativity across the many diverse communities in Second Life. Expect the unexpected as you explore and discover how each exhibit offers its own interpretation of this year’s theme “hidden worlds.” 

To get started, check out the Community Experiences category in our dedicated SL18B Destination Guide. Not all of the exhibits are listed in the guide, so make sure to visit all 8 of the exhibitor regions and walk around to enjoy all of them, and don't forget to pick up the gifts that some of them offer! The Exhibitor regions are: Amaze, Astonish, Captivate, ElectrifyIncredible, Pizzazz, Sparkle, and Stunning.

In addition to the community builds, there are several birthday events happening. Our Destination Guide also features an SL18B Events category - make a point to join your fellow Residents in the festivities!  

 

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SL18B Shop & Hop - 320 Merchants Across 16 Regions

This year’s Shop & Hop event is our biggest ever -- with more merchants, more regions, and more gifts than in any previous year! The event features a record-breaking 320 participating merchants across 16 regions. In addition to deep discounts and deals, there are also exclusive and completely new gifts available for free at all the shops. A full list of participating Merchants is available on the blog.

 

Music Fest - Three Days of Live Performances By Top SL Musicians

Are you ready for this year’s Music Fest? Many of the top performers in Second Life have come together to perform live at this special three-day music event, held June 17-19 at the SL18B Live Stage. Here’s your chance to celebrate Second Life’s 18th Birthday while experiencing some fantastic talent that you won’t want to miss. The full Music Fest schedule is available on our blog and the Birthday events calendar.
 

Meet the Lindens & Other Talk Shows

Learn more about the people behind Second Life at our annual series of Meet the Lindens Town Hall events, held daily from June 22-25. Participants this year include 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).

Other special Lab Gab and Book Club talk shows will also be happening during SL18B, see the full schedule on our blog.

 

SL18B Gifts

At SL18B, Exhibitors and Merchants are sharing in the festivities! You will find over 300 gifts at the Shop & Hop stores and many of the community exhibits will also have gifts. Come celebrate Second Life's 18th birthday and pick up close to 500 exclusive gifts!
 

Full Event Calendar

You’ll also want to catch the many DJ performances and other special events. To keep on top of what is happening each day, visit the full SL18B birthday calendar or our SL18B Landing Page.

 

We are so excited about celebrating with you - and look forward to more great Second Life Birthdays!

 

 

Linden Lab

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Along with Music Fest, and other events, we also have some special talk shows that will be aired during the SL18B celebrations. Most of them will be in front of live audiences at the SL18B Auditorium and also be available for viewing on the Second Life YouTube channel

SL18B Talk Show Schedules:

Thursday, June 17th at 11am PT - Lab Gab at SL18B starting with Patch Linden’s opening speech. After the speech, Strawberry will give you a brief tour of SL18B! Watch it live on the Second Life YouTube channel and at the SL18B Live Stage.

 

Monday, June 21st at 8am PT - Second Life Book Club with Draxtor - Special with the founder of Second Life Philip Rosedale, and Professor of Anthropology at UC Irvine Tom Boellstorff. They will be talking about 18 years of Second Life! Watch it live on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL18B Auditorium.

 

Monday, June 21st at 2pm PT - Lab Gab SL18B Special with the Linden Lab Leadership Team. Strawberry Linden will be speaking with Linden Lab's Executive Chairman Oberwolf Linden, VP of Product Grumpity Linden, VP of Product Operations Patch Linden, and VP of Marketing Brett Linden. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel and/or in the SL18B Auditorium.

 

Tuesday, June 22nd at 1pm PT - Meet the Lindens with VP of Product Operations, Patch Linden. Patch works to bring the best of product and support-based decisions on a daily operational basis to the virtual world platform for Second Life, while maintaining oversight on how all of the various teams within Linden Lab can best work together for the highest good of the Residents and the business. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL18B Auditorium.

 

Wednesday, June 23rd at 2pm PT - Meet the Lindens with VP of Product, Grumpity Linden. Grumpity will speak in-depth about several Second Life initiatives including recent efforts focusing on growth, a stronger, more balanced economy, movement towards better community cohesion, and an overall forward-looking approach. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL18B Auditorium.

 

Thursday, June 24th at 1pm PT - Meet the Lindens with VP of Marketing, Brett Linden. Brett will speak on recent acquisition and retention efforts for Second Life including advertising, public relations, content strategy, and social media. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL18B Auditorium.

 

Friday, June 25th at 1pm PT - Meet the Moles! The Moles are builders, scripters, and content creators employed by Linden Lab to work in the Linden Department of Public Works. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL18B Auditorium.

 

Set reminders for these events by clicking on "Set Reminder" on their YouTube links, or add them to your calendar from our Second Life Public Calendar.

If you can’t make it to these events at those timings, you can watch the videos later on our YouTube channel in the Book Club, Lab Gab, and Meet the Employees YouTube playlists!

Come celebrate 18 years of Second Life with us, we look forward to seeing you!

Linden Lab

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The SL18B Shop & Hop is almost here -- and this year it is bigger than ever! The event opens to the public on Thursday, June 17 at 9am PT with more merchants, more regions, and more gifts than ever!

This year, you’ll find a record-breaking 320 participating merchants across 16 regions. In addition to deep discounts and deals, there are also exclusive and completely new gifts available for free at all the shops. Whether you are into fashion or roleplaying, you’ll find items across a variety of themes including fantasy, cyberpunk, historic, and more!

We can’t wait until it formally opens to the public on Thursday - but who wants to wait when you get early access! If you are ready to shop now, join the official Second Life Birthday group inworld and you’ll be granted access right now, before the general public.

Before you jump inworld, you can get a sneak peek at many of the items that will be available in the official Second Life Shop & Hop Flickr pool. Don’t forget to share photos of your haul too!

To visit the SL18B Shop & Hop event - start at any one of the Regions - but be sure to visit them all to see everything that's available.  

 

A complete list of all 320 participating Shop & Hop Merchants in alphabetical order is below:

Store SLurl
_-FAS-_ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/100/200/53
- Secrets - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/229/102/53
-:zk:-STORE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/54/161/53
-RabbitHouse- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/23/159/53
:: ANTAYA :: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/54/161/53
:::boyberry::: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/228/158/53
::C'est la vie !:: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/23/159/53
::Fluffy Stuff:: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/99/228/53
::Static:: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/88/164/53
!APHORISM! https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/54/161/53
. Infiniti . http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/99/51/53
.: Runic :. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/202/101/53
.:RatzCatz:. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/228/158/53
.:Tm:.Creation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/158/26/53
.E l e i. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/197/158/53
.EscalateD. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/158/203/53
.peaches. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/28/99/53
.Tardfish. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/99/51/53
[ Achromance ] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/197/158/53
[ Aleutia ] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/88/164/53
[ bubble ] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/155/60/53
[[PS]] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/155/60/53
[allasio] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/197/158/53
[CIRCA]  Living http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/60/100/53
[Eternus] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/54/161/53
[HC] Hopes Creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/23/159/53
[Krescendo] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/92/89/53
[KuddelMuddel] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/161/233/53
[NC] Noble Creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/167/168/53
[QE] Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/99/228/53
[sau]motorcycles http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/92/89/53
[Sheba] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/100/200/53
{Poeme} http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/228/158/53
{Soleil et Lune} http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/155/60/53
{ViSion} http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/23/159/53
**UTOPIA@Design** http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/99/23/53
*~*HopScotch*~* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/155/60/53
*Elite Equestrian* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/165/93/53
*KWaii* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/23/159/53
*PSS* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/100/200/53
//ABADDON ARTS\\ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/99/51/53
%Percent Furniture & Lighting http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/92/89/53
+FATHER+ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/158/203/53
+Psycho Barbie+ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/228/158/53
~BBB~ Shapes http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/158/203/53
~Mythril~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/202/101/53
│T│L│C│Animals http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/167/168/53
1313 Mockingbird Lane http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/23/159/53
3rd Eye Perceptions http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/99/51/53
777 MOTORS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/158/26/53
A.D.D.Andel! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/158/203/53
ABC - Awesome Breed Creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/165/93/53
ACORN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/28/99/53
Addams http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/92/89/53
Ade http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/158/203/53
adorsy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/228/158/53
Afterparty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/202/101/53
AlaFolie http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/23/159/53
ALANTORI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/161/233/53
alaskametro<3 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/158/203/53
Alli&Ali Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/158/203/53
ALTER http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/161/233/53
American Bully http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/167/168/53
Amikko http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/99/51/53
Analog Dog Hair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/167/168/53
andika http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/28/99/53
Aphrodite Shop & Heart Homes http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/92/89/53
Apple Blossom http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/197/158/53
ART & FASHION. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/161/233/53
Artisan Eden http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/202/101/53
Ashbourne & Co. Fine Jewellers http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/229/102/53
Astara http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/197/158/53
Atelier Burgundy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/28/99/53
AVEC TOI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/23/159/53
Avi-Glam http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/158/203/53
Baby Ghee http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/88/164/53
Bad Unicorn http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/60/100/53
BaDa/M.Mie http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/54/161/53
Badwolf Accessories & Co. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/229/102/53
Baiastice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/167/168/53
BALACLAVA!! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/92/89/53
BBX Yachts & Houses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/60/100/53
Bee Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/60/100/53
Belle Epoque http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/29/104/53
Birth http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/88/164/53
Bloom! Furniture & Decor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/60/100/53
Blow-Up http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/99/228/53
Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/165/93/53
BONDI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/155/60/53
Booty's Beauty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/158/203/53
Bricolage http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/28/99/53
Broken Arrows http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/99/23/53
Bumblebee http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/99/23/53
By Little Daimond http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/158/203/53
Candle & Cauldron http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/158/26/53
Candy Kitten http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/23/159/53
Carol G http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/167/168/53
Carpe Noctem & AYAYA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/100/200/53
catNap. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/100/200/53
Cats Claw Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/99/228/53
Caverna Obscura http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/99/23/53
CELESTE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/99/228/53
Cerridwen's Cauldron http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/99/23/53
CHEZ MOI FURNITURES http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/158/26/53
CHIMAERA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/155/60/53
Chop Zuey http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/167/168/53
Cinoe http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/60/100/53
cinphul http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/100/200/53
Clockwork Bird http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/165/93/53
Cube Republic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/92/89/53
Culprit http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/165/93/53
Dahlia http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/202/101/53
Damaged Society (previoisly meshmerized) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/228/158/53
Decoy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/99/23/53
DEEP STATIC http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/229/102/53
Delicious Food http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/155/60/53
Devinz Designz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/60/100/53
Dirty Rat http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/28/99/53
Dragon Lance Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/229/102/53
Dragon Magick Wares http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/60/100/53
DRD http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/165/93/53
Dreamland designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/228/158/53
Eclectic Stars http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/23/159/53
EED Home&Garden http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/60/100/53
ELEMENTAL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/165/93/53
En Point http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/23/159/53
Entice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/99/23/53
Envious http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/54/161/53
ERSCH http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/88/164/53
etham http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/167/168/53
Ever Green http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/28/99/53
EXiA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/165/93/53
Faida http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/228/158/53
Fallen Gods Inc. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/167/168/53
Fantasy China - Illumination http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/99/51/53
Fantavatar & Moonstruck http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/167/168/53
Fashionable Bag Store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/229/102/53
FashionNatic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/99/228/53
Fashiowl Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/99/51/53
FAYDED http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/28/99/53
FenDuDu http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/54/161/53
FINCA 1743 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/60/100/53
FlowerDreams http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/99/228/53
Formanails http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/229/102/53
GA.EG & Gaeline Creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/88/164/53
Gabrielle Hamelin http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/99/23/53
Garbaggio http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/100/200/53
GESTALT http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/158/203/53
Ghee http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/155/60/53
Glitzz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/23/159/53
Gos Boutique http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/229/102/53
GothiCatz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/161/233/53
Grumble http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/100/200/53
Half-Deer http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/165/93/53
HANGRY http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/202/101/53
Harshlands http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/167/168/53
Hayabusa Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/92/89/53
HILTED http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/202/101/53
Holli Pocket http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/228/158/53
Illustrious http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/161/233/53
Infinity Freight http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/229/102/53
Inkme http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/60/100/53
INORI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/54/161/53
ISON http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/92/89/53
Jack Spoon http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/158/26/53
JIAN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/92/89/53
Jinx http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/165/93/53
Juna Artistic Tattoo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/158/203/53
JUSTICE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/161/233/53
Kaithleen's http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/23/159/53
Kali(*)Ma http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/99/23/53
Kaos Tattoo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/99/228/53
Kawaii Couture http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/88/164/53
Kitty Creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/228/158/53
Kiyori http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/202/101/53
KL Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/60/100/53
Korpokkur HOuse http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/99/228/53
KraftWork http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/92/89/53
KUNGLERS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/165/93/53
Lacrime dell' anima http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/28/99/53
Lapointe & Bastchild http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/167/168/53
lassitude & ennui http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/88/164/53
Lilith's Den http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/99/51/53
Limited Addiction http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/54/161/53
Linkrave http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/158/26/53
Little Bee http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/161/233/53
Little Big Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/60/100/53
Lost Junction http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/99/228/53
LouChara http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/28/99/53
LOVE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/88/164/53
Love http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/161/233/53
Lucky 7 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/99/51/53
LuluB! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/155/60/53
Lunistice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/197/158/53
LYBRA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/100/200/53
Lyrical B!zarre Templates http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/202/101/53
M-BdP - Moonlite Backdrops & Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/158/26/53
MadPea http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/197/158/53
Magic Party http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/202/101/53
MALified http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/23/159/53
MANGULA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/88/164/53
Maple http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/161/233/53
Maraschino http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/88/164/53
MARKED http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/229/102/53
Masoom http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/99/23/53
MeMoire http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/197/158/53
MILA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/167/168/53
MINA Hair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/197/158/53
Mini A Chuu™ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/158/26/53
Mirage Treasure Co. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/158/26/53
Mithral Apothecary http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/92/89/53
MIWAS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/99/228/53
MomentuM http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/99/51/53
MONOMANIA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/99/23/53
Morbid http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/202/101/53
Mosquito's Way http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/99/23/53
MOX/Bonnicci http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/99/51/53
My view http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/60/100/53
Myth http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/92/89/53
NaaNaa's http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/229/102/53
Narcisse http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/54/161/53
ND/MD http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/158/203/53
Nebur Cyborg http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/100/200/53
Neve http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/167/168/53
Never Totally Dead... http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/60/100/53
North Oak http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/28/99/53
Nuve http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/197/158/53
OhMai Kitty! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/161/233/53
PaperFriends http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/88/164/53
Pause Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/202/101/53
Persefona http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/228/158/53
Petit Chat http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/158/26/53
Petrichor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/88/164/53
Phedora http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/228/158/53
Phoenix Hair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/167/168/53
Pink Cream Pie http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/54/161/53
Pitaya http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/60/100/53
PIXEL BOX Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/229/102/53
Pixicat http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/99/23/53
Polenth's Mushporium http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/202/101/53
PoseAble & Mesh http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/99/51/53
PULSE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/99/23/53
Rapture http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/23/159/53
RAWR! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/229/102/53
RIOT http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/161/233/53
RM Art Of Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/99/51/53
RNK http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/54/161/53
Roawenwood http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/92/89/53
Rosary http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/23/159/53
ROZOREGALIA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/165/93/53
Rubedo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/158/203/53
Rumah Kita http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/155/60/53
RVi Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/158/26/53
Salt & Pepper http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/54/161/53
Sassy Sweet Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/161/233/53
Schadenfreude http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/165/93/53
Secrets of Gaia http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/100/200/53
SEKA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/100/200/53
SEKAI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/229/102/53
Short Leash http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/155/60/53
Shu Mesh http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/161/233/53
Shutter Field and DJ.SF http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/28/99/53
Shutter Up http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/100/200/53
Silvan Moon Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/165/93/53
Simply Shelby http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/158/26/53
Skill Gaming http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/92/89/53
Slackr http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/232/158/53
Snow Rabbit http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/88/164/53
Sofia Original http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/99/228/53
solares http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/158/26/53
Something New http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/197/158/53
Son!a-Edge http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/100/200/53
Soul2Soul http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/28/99/53
spoiled http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/99/228/53
Spyralle http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/202/101/53
star http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/54/161/53
Stardust http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/197/158/53
Stargazer http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/158/26/53
Stix http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/197/158/53
Stories&Co. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/54/161/53
Strutz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/161/233/53
studioDire http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/155/60/53
Suicidal Unborn http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/155/60/53
Sweet Intoxication http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/99/228/53
Tachinni Clothing http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/54/161/53
tarte. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/88/164/53
Teegle http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/165/93/53
The Annex http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/100/200/53
The Crosstime Garage http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/99/51/53
The Home Store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/28/99/53
The Stringer Mausoleum http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/158/203/53
theMARS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/228/158/53
THIS IS WRONG http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/167/168/53
TIS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/165/93/53
tivoli inc http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/155/60/53
TO.kiski http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/228/158/53
TONE 2 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/158/203/53
Tori's Stylez http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/88/164/53
Totally Wicked http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/197/158/53
Touryuumon: Maho Sukuroru http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/99/23/53
TROPIX http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/28/99/53
TYLAR'S TREASURES http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/158/26/53
Unholy Duality http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/202/101/53
UZME Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/99/51/53
Valentina E. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/54/161/53
Vanity Hair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/197/158/53
VELOUR http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/99/228/53
Velvet Whip http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/155/60/53
VENGE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/161/233/53
Viena http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/228/158/53
What Next http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/92/89/53
Wicca's Originals http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/100/200/53
WILD Fashion & Beauty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/99/228/53
WK - Wild Kajaera Breedable http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/229/102/53
Yes http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/99/51/53
YS&YS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/197/158/53
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Linden Lab

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Photo by Junie

SL18B is just a few days away, are you ready for this year’s SL18B Music Fest?

Many of the top performers in Second Life have come together to perform live at this special three-day music event, held June 17-19 at the SL18B Live Stage. Here’s your chance to celebrate Second Life’s 18th Birthday while experiencing some fantastic talent that you won’t want to miss!

This year’s lineup:

Time June 17 June 18 June 19
9am SL18B Opens   Randy De Lucia
10am     KATIA
11am SL18B Opening Ceremony with Patch Linden   SpiritLed
12pm   Seli Blackmore Semina
1pm Milan Zepp Toxie Skye Galaxy
2pm Rogue Galaxy and The Tiny Rebel Band Staring At The Sun Fly Kugin
3pm Oblee Dandy Pianoman Marqs DeSade
4pm Maximillion Kleene Mimi Carpenter Dude
5pm Erik Kottzen Ruvilyn Gatchie Effinjay
6pm Joaquin Gustav Wytchwhisper Sadofsky Gabriel da Silva
7pm   Gabriella Rothschild  
8pm   Kendall Jigsaw  

 

In addition to Music Fest, SL18B will be packed with plenty of other events you won't want to miss! Check out our Birthday Events calendar below to stay up-to-date on SL18B highlights. We'll be adding more updates to this calendar in the next few days - so keep checking back! Do you use Google Calendar? If so, you can also add the Birthday Calendar directly to your own calendar by clicking here.

 

 

You can also keep an eye on the Second Life Public Calendar for all Linden Lab events and in the next few days, we'll debut a dedicated Destination Guide category with many event and exhibit highlights from SL18B. Look out for entries that will start appearing in the SL18B category later this week. Follow our blog for more announcements about SL18B, Shop & Hop, Meet the Lindens, and more...coming soon!

It all starts on Thursday! Come and celebrate Second Life's 18th birthday with us!

 

Linden Lab

This week we would like to bring attention to the Transgender Resource Center, a place of community and support in Second Life.

The TRC is of particular importance to Shilo Ravenhurst (she/her, they/them), who has been in SL since around 2007. About a decade ago Shilo decided to change to a female avatar, and found it to be empowering and freeing.

While Shilo is realistic about the aggression that trans people often face, she speaks highly of the safety that LGBTQ+ people can find in SL: “It’s an open world where you’re free to be who you want to be, to be you as you want to be seen and addressed.”

The TRC holds meetings twice a week for trans and gender non-conforming individuals. The meetings on Thursdays (7PM SLT) are called “Topic Night,” where they discuss the news and current events. Cisgender allies are welcome to join this meeting and show their support. For those who are not familiar with this community, the term cisgender refers to people who identify as the gender assigned to them at birth.

Shilo tells us that the Sunday meetings (11AM SLT) are “more akin to what your typical transgender meeting in real life would be, like a support group. We talk about our week, about who we are, and introduce ourselves to people if they’re new. It is typically closed to cisgender people because of the sensitive topics and such.” Safe spaces are important for many reasons, and there is a special comfort in being around people who also experience the specific challenges of certain marginalized communities.

Shilo loves changing outfits and has many avatars, although the one featured in today’s video is her main avatar. Shilo says that “when you can’t present as yourself in real life, then it’s a lot easier to be who you want to be inside of this virtual world.”

There are many support groups in SL, and we want to remind you that in SL you are never alone. Shilo says of her experiences inworld, “Second Life has done a lot for me. It’s where I met my partner, it’s where I met many lifelong friends. I think it’s a great place to socialize and explore with other people.”

Video Production Credits:
Draxtor Despres

 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Relay For Life of Second Life

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Destination Guide!

This week we're featuring some events to keep you busy this weekend!

 

Relay For Life is raising money for the American Cancer Society and Back to 1955 is raising money for Parkinson's Research. Find more Nonprofit destinations at this link.

 

 

Check out these colorful Pride events! Find more Pride-related destinations in the LGBTQ+ Friendly category.

 

 

 

Here are some events with an artistic flair. Find more Art-related destinations in the Exhibits and Installations category.

 

 

And now let's get some shopping done! Find more in the Shopping Events category.

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Linden Lab

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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! 

Click over to the submission form and submit your questions now. You have until Tuesday, June 15th to do so.

As always, you can watch all episodes of Lab Gab, including this one when it airs, on the Second Life YouTube channel in the Lab Gab Playlist: second.life/labgab

Keep an eye on this blog and the Second Life public calendar for all the dates and information about SL18B coming soon! We hope to see you at the celebrations!

Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations: Euphoria


Second Life Destinations

This week we are taking a look at Euphoria, a region dedicated to life, loss, and love.

From Euphoria's creator, Kris Miss:

The inspiration behind Euphoria has a lot to do with the Covid pandemic. I lost so many relatives and family friends in just a year's time. Trying to cope became difficult and overwhelming, really. How does one mourn for several at a time? I was exhausted, to say the least. I come from a long line of huggers, and to hug my family during that time was out of the question. So how do I deal with my loss and still carry on? I kept logging into Second Life to try and forget. But inside me, I really wanted to express how I was feeling because I don’t want to forget. I want to always think about them, even when I log into Second Life. 

So, I decided to create Euphoria not only for me but for everyone else who is trying to cope with a loss. 

When I think of my family, I picture them in a place that’s truly peaceful and beautiful. Euphoria is my vision of that place. It took over two months for me to do. I just wanted the {region} to be special enough that even Second Life Residents would want to visit and memorialize a lost loved one there as well. And, now it is. Euphoria is my little oasis. I get to visit the memorial wall every day and as many times as I like. 

Second Life made it possible for me to at least be with friends, and I will forever be grateful. They helped more than they know. And if I can return the favor, I do hope the {region} brings comfort to them and others who may be missing a loved one.  

I hope more people will take advantage of the services I offer, like meditation and memorializing their loved ones. Meditation helped me a lot during those dark moments and I believe it can help others, too. SL Residents can also add their loved one's name to the memorial wall or light a candle for them. And maybe, while visiting, someone will meet their true love and have a wedding at the {region}. Now that would be truly special!

(Music for this video was written by Draxtor in memory of Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Linden, who passed away on June 3rd, 2021. You can download the piece “For Ebbe” here. You are welcome to use it in your own work,  but if you do, please credit Draxtor.)

Video Production Credits:
Draxtor Despres

 

 

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