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Linden Lab

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Event Regions are a new feature in Second Life, a special type of region with extra capacity for both visitors and objects, depending on the package chosen, as well as other benefits noted below. To make this additional capacity possible, Event Regions run on a special hardware configuration.

We’re introducing a lower priced offering called Event Regions Pro, priced at $449/mo with no additional setup fee.

Each Event Region Pro includes:

  • 175 avatar limit
  • More than 20% improvement in script performance
  • Extended chat range (upon request) -- allowing everyone on the region to see and participate in Nearby Chat if desired

Add-ons available for a fee:

  • Rollback service (completed within 48 hours) for $25 per request
  • Instancing Service -- Cloning of an Event Region for $50 per request. (Your region must have 100% original content)
  • Increase to 30,000 Land Impact -- $30 monthly add-on

We have permanently lowered the price on the original version of Event Regions, which will be called Event Regions Elite, priced at $599 per month with no setup fee.

Each Event Region Elite includes all features of Pro:

  • 175 avatar limit
  • More than 20% improvement in script performance
  • Extended chat range (upon request) -- allowing everyone on the region to see and participate in Nearby Chat if desired

Event Region Elite includes additional benefits over Pro:

  • Land Impact limit raised from 20,000 to 30,000 at no charge
  • No fee for Rollbacks Service
  • No fee for Instancing Service
  • White-glove Concierge service

We’re excited to be able to offer these two tiers -- Pro with a la carte pricing, and the all-inclusive Elite.

In addition to these new product offerings, we are pleased to announce region rollbacks as a service. This service is now available to all private region owners. If you make a mistake with region content, or want to restore a previous build, you can now request to roll the region back to a specific time. Please note that rollbacks will still be at Linden Lab’s discretion and are not guaranteed. Rollback services are available at $25 per request.

We continue to work on performance improvements for Event Regions as well as all of our land products. As well, you’ll see performance improvements in the latest release of the Performance Viewer.

Here’s how to order an Event Region Elite or Pro:

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If you would like additional information about Event Regions, please contact Support and we’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing the exciting new events that you, our residents, create using the new Event Region feature!
 

Linden Lab

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We are so excited to be officially launching our Second Life Premium Plus offerings today! The Premium Plus membership level is designed for the most dedicated Second Life Residents with more weekly stipends, more groups, more mainland, and even more of all the things you love!  There’s only one thing there’s less of - fees. Premium Plus subscribers get free uploads for sounds, textures, and animations, free recurring events, lower group fees, and did we mention - $15 Name Changes?!

The all-new Premium Plus is available for $29.99 per month and $249 per year with a special limited time promotional price of $24.99 per month. Not ready for Premium Plus? You can still continue to enjoy our existing Premium offering, which is available for $11.99 per month and $99 per year. 

Our Premium membership has been a fantastic value for many years, and we’ll continue to grow the benefits for both Premium and Premium Plus. Check the comparison chart below to see which membership level suits you best, sign up today, and get that signup bonus!

UPDATE: Please read the Premium Plus FAQ for more information.

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Linden Lab

To celebrate Second Life’s 19th birthday we are releasing new last names today!

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The following names are in Steampunk theme and only available for a limited time.

Blakewell
Chattoway
Davonius
Hogwood
Lygon
Philbert
Steverus
Throgmorton
Whipple
Cogtail

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, the new names were chosen from there!

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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SL19B is now officially open! Second Life is celebrating its 19th birthday with our biggest celebration ever -- this year we have over 44 regions filled with parties, live music, deejay performances, special events, exhibits, gifts, and shopping!

Head on over to the SL19B Welcome Area and start your exploration now!

Join us at 12pm PT and watch Patch Linden's opening speech with everyone live at the SL19B Arboretum by taking one of the following three SLurls:

Here’s the rundown of some highlights from this year’s celebration:

SL19B Destination Guide & Over 225 Community Exhibits!

At the heart of SL19B are 225 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 steampunk theme.

To get started, check out the Community Experiences category in our dedicated SL19B Destination Guide. Not all of the exhibits are listed in the guide, so make sure to visit all nine 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: Enchant, Captivate, Astonish, Amaze, Imagination, Astound, Fantasy, Breathtaking, and Electrify.

In addition to the community builds, there are several birthday events happening. Our Destination Guide also features an SL19B Events category - make a point to join your fellow Residents in the festivities!

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 16-18. Here’s your chance to celebrate Second Life’s 19th 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.

SL19B Shop & Hop - 400 Merchants Across 20 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 400 participating merchants across 20 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.

Meet the Lindens and Lab Gab

Learn more about the people behind Second Life at our annual series of Meet the Lindens Town Hall events, held daily from June 20-24. 

Participants include: 
Patch Linden (June 20 at 2pm PT) 
Oberwolf and Philip Linden (June 21 at 2pm PT) 
Marketing team (June 22 at 2pm PT) 
Grumpity and Mojo Linden (June 23 at 2pm PT) 
Meet the Moles (June 24 at 2pm PT)

Watch these talk shows live with everyone at the SL19B Arboretum by taking one of the following three SLurls:

There will also be a special Lab Gab today starting with Patch Linden’s opening speech at 12pm PT! 

SL19B Gifts

At SL19B, Exhibitors and Merchants are sharing in the festivities! You will find 400 gifts at the Shop & Hop stores and many of the Exhibitors have shared gifts in the Gift Area as well as their exhibits. Come celebrate Second Life's 19th birthday and pick up over 500 exclusive gifts!

SL19B Swaginator

The Swaginator Hunt is back! Find the Swaginator HUD Kiosk at the SL19B welcome area and go on a hunt for some fabulous prizes scattered all through the SL19B regions! Collect all five!

SL19B Community Gallery

A new addition to the SLB celebrations this year, the Community Gallery has been created to showcase the memories we have made in Second Life over the years. The memories that turned a virtual world into a community of Residents. Submit your images and remember to check back daily to see the new pictures that have been added to the gallery.

Full Event Calendar


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

Linden Lab

Along with Music Fest, DJ events, and other performances, we also have some special talk shows that will be aired during the SL19B celebrations. Most of them will be in front of live audiences at SL19B and also available for viewing on the Second Life YouTube channel.

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Thursday, June 16th at 12pm PT - Lab Gab will air the SL19B opening speech by Patch Linden and after the speech Strawberry will give you a brief tour of SL19B.

Join us inworld at 12pm PT and watch Patch's opening speech with everyone live at the SL19B Arboretum by taking one of the following three SLurls:

 

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Monday, June 20th at 2pm 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 live on the Second Life YouTube channel or live at the SL19B Arboretum.

 

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Tuesday, June 21st at 2pm PT - Meet the Lindens with Executive Chairman, Oberwolf Linden and the Founder of Second Life, Philip Linden. Oberwolf has spent his entire career in technology and consumer focused companies as an entrepreneur and board member. Philip rejoined Second Life in 2022, as Strategic Advisor, focused on helping to shape and build a better metaverse. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL19B Arboretum.

 

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Wednesday, June 22nd at 2pm PT - Meet the Lindens with the Marketing Team. The Marketing team consists of Feuling, Brett, Darcy, Maveric, Emika, and Strawberry Linden. Together they focus on both the acquisition of new users and the retention of existing users for Second Life. Watch it on the Second Life YouTube channel or at the SL19B Arboretum.

 

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Thursday, June 23rd at 2pm PT - Meet the Lindens with VP of Product, Grumpity Linden and VP of Engineering, Mojo Linden. Grumpity heads up Second Life Product, where she has overseen a shift to growth, a stronger, more balanced economy, movement towards better community cohesion, and an overall forward-looking approach. With over twenty years of experience in the games industry, Mojo is an expert at building teams and launching groundbreaking games across genres that push the limits of their respective platforms. Watch it live on the Second Life YouTube channel or live at the SL19B Arboretum.

 

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Friday, June 24th at 2pm 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 live at the SL19B Arboretum.

 

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

Keep an eye on this blog for more information about SL19B coming soon! Come celebrate 19 years of Second Life with us, we look forward to seeing you!

Linden Lab

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The SL19B Shop & Hop is almost here -- and this year it is bigger than ever! The event opens to the public on Thursday, June 16 at 10am PT with more merchants, more regions, and more gifts than ever!

This year, you’ll find a record-breaking 400 participating merchants across 20 regions. In addition to deep discounts and deals, there are also exclusive and completely new gifts available for free at all the shops. 

Shop & Hop 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 immediate access to the Shop & Hop regions.

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 SL19B Shop & Hop event - start at any one of the Regions - but be sure to visit them all to see everything that's available.

Keep an eye on this blog for more information about SL19B coming soon!

 

A complete list of all 400 participating Shop & Hop Merchants in alphabetical order is below:

Store SLurl
22769 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/92/89/53
- Secrets - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/229/102/53
- sixx - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/28/99/53
-:ZK:-STORE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/60/100/53
:::boyberry::: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/202/101/53
::Static:: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/92/89/53
:FNY: Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/158/26/53
! ~ * Salesita's Creations * ~ ! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/161/233/53
! Crisp Bear ! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/60/100/53
!APHORISM! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/158/203/53
!dM deviousMind http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/167/168/53
!TYLAR'S http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/155/60/53
. Hanzel . http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/54/161/53
.: RatzCatz :. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/155/60/53
.: Runic :. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/60/100/53
.:Tm:.Creation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/54/161/53
.HS. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/99/23/53
.Tardfish. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/100/200/53
[ bubble ] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/155/60/53
[ P.S. ] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/60/100/53
[4U] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/158/26/53
[ADD] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/161/233/53
[AERTH] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/88/164/53
[allasio] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/229/102/53
[CIRCA] Living http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/28/99/53
[ContraptioN] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/165/93/53
[Cubic Cherry] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/202/101/53
[erotiK] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/202/101/53
[Krescendo] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/88/164/53
[KROVA] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/229/102/53
[LHP] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/202/101/53
[NC] - Noble Creations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/88/164/53
[P3] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/158/26/53
[QE] Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/23/159/53
[rD] Rise Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/99/228/53
[sau]motorcycles http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/167/168/53
[Sheba] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/158/203/53
[Since1975] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/88/164/53
[The LiOn Style] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/229/102/53
[WellMade] http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/202/101/53
{ wren's nest } bento shapes http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/54/161/53
{le fil cassé} http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/60/100/53
{Poeme} Couture http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/99/228/53
{ViSion} http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/100/200/53
***Ambrosia*** http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/100/200/53
**UTOPIA@Design** http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/23/159/53
*~*HopScotch*~* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/158/203/53
*Arcane Spellcaster* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/228/158/53
*Elite Equestrian* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/165/93/53
*katat0nik* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/92/89/53
*KD* KaiDesign http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/158/26/53
*PSS* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/60/100/53
*VALKIRIA* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/202/101/53
#ADORED/VICE X http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/92/89/53
+Half-Deer+ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/167/168/53
+Psycho Barbie+ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/23/159/53
=Zenith= http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/92/89/53
~ Enchanted Fantasy ~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/202/101/53
~Mythril~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/60/100/53
1 Hundred. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/28/99/53
1313 Mockingbird Lane http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/228/158/53
2LOVE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/228/158/53
3D Republic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/23/159/53
777 MOTORS http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/100/200/53
A*S http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/202/101/53
A&D CLOTHING http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/228/158/53
ACORN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/54/161/53
Addams http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/165/93/53
Ade http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/155/60/53
adorsy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/167/168/53
Afterparty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/155/60/53
AlaFolie http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/155/60/53
ALANTORI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/167/168/53
alaskametro<3 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/228/158/53
Aleutia http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/92/89/53
Alli&Ali Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/197/158/53
ALTER http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/99/228/53
alterego http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/158/203/53
ALTGARD http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/155/60/53
Amikko http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/99/228/53
Ananas http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/202/101/53
Anastyle http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/197/158/53
ART & FASHION http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/99/23/53
Artisan Eden http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/202/101/53
Artisan Fantasy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/165/93/53
Ashbourne & Burleigh Couturier http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/99/228/53
Astara http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/60/100/53
ASTERIA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/161/233/53
AtaMe http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/228/158/53
Atelier Burgundy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/60/100/53
AURORA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/28/99/53
AVEC TOI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/228/158/53
AZ Emporium http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/158/203/53
B(u)Y Me Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/99/23/53
Bad Katz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/54/161/53
Baiastice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/99/228/53
BBX Yachts & Buildings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/161/233/53
BE BOLD http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/99/23/53
Bee's That Way Designs (BTW) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/158/26/53
Belle Epoque http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/25/105/53
Beloved Jewelry http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/23/159/53
Birth http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/167/168/53
Blackstone http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/158/203/53
Bloom! furniture & Decor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/202/101/53
Blow-Up http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/54/161/53
Blue Blood http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/197/158/53
Blueberry http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/165/93/53
BMe & the Silas Gallery http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/229/102/53
Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/88/164/53
BONDI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/155/60/53
BONNICCI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/99/228/53
Booty's Beauty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/158/26/53
Bouquet of Magic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/158/26/53
Boutique #187 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/229/102/53
Bricolage http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/165/93/53
Broken Arrows http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/88/164/53
Bumblebee http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/166/161/53
By Little Diamond http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/155/60/53
Candle and Cauldron http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/54/161/53
Candy Kitten http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/229/102/53
CARIBBEAN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/99/23/53
Carpe Noctem & AYAYA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/155/60/53
Cats Claw Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/99/51/53
CAZIMI http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/229/102/53
CELESTE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/28/99/53
Celestinas Weddings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/23/159/53
Cerridwen's Cauldron http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/88/164/53
CH Skins http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/158/26/53
Cherry Bunny~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/99/23/53
CHEZ MOI FURNITURES http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/60/100/53
ChiC buildings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/202/101/53
Collections http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/197/158/53
Crocodoggle http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/155/60/53
Crowded Room http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/197/158/53
Cube Republic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/92/89/53
Culprit http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/88/164/53
Curious Kitties http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/229/102/53
Cwtch. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/60/100/53
Dahlia http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/99/228/53
Damaged Society http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/92/89/53
Dark Mouse Jewelry http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/158/26/53
Decoy http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/54/161/53
DEEP STATIC http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/100/200/53
Demicorn http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/88/164/53
Dench Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/158/26/53
Devinz Designz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/228/158/53
DFS - Digital Farm System http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/229/102/53
DICTATORSHOP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/92/89/53
Dirty Rat http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/197/158/53
Doe http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/88/164/53
Dove & Pear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/88/164/53
DPSP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/158/203/53
Dragon Magick Wares http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/202/101/53
Dress to Impress http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/99/51/53
DUST http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/99/51/53
Eclectic Stars http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/99/51/53
Eclectica http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/88/164/53
Ecru Couture http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/28/99/53
EED Home&Garden http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/229/102/53
eliavah http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/99/51/53
ELIKATIRA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/88/164/53
En Pointe http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/88/164/53
Entice http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/161/233/53
Envious http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/161/233/53
EPIC Effects http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/99/23/53
EQUAL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/229/102/53
Essenz http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/99/51/53
Eventyra (Formerly Dark Passions) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/158/26/53
Ever Green http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/155/60/53
EXCY http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/28/99/53
FAGA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/88/164/53
Faida http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/202/101/53
Fallen Gods Inc. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/165/93/53
Fantasy China http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/60/100/53
Fantasy Pixels http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/54/161/53
Fantavatar & Moonstruck http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/92/89/53
FashionNatic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/100/200/53
FlowerDreams http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/161/233/53
Formanails http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/99/23/53
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Nox Equine http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/28/99/53
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Nuve http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/161/233/53
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On A Lark http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/88/164/53
PaperFriends http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/92/89/53
Pare. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/99/51/53
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persephone http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/28/99/53
Petit Chat http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/100/200/53
Petrichor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/92/89/53
Pink Cream Pie http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/197/158/53
Pixel Box design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/99/23/53
Pixel Doll http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/167/168/53
Plush Studios http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/158/26/53
POISON ROUGE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/167/168/53
Poof Mania http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/99/228/53
PosEd Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/60/100/53
Poser http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/23/159/53
Premier Wrestling http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/99/51/53
Pretty Deceased http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/54/161/53
Prim Pile Creations Homes & Decors http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/155/60/53
Puddles. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/99/228/53
PULSE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/158/203/53
PURPLE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/197/158/53
Quills & Curiosities http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/92/89/53
Rainbow Sundae http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/202/101/53
rainnn http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/100/200/53
Rainwater Studio http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/99/228/53
Raven Bell http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/88/164/53
RAWR! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/100/200/53
REBIRTH http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/28/99/53
Redangel http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/158/203/53
REVOUL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/28/99/53
RNK http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/54/161/53
RosenRot http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snowflake/161/233/53
ROZOREGALIA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/165/93/53
Rubedo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/100/200/53
Rumah Kita http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/23/159/53
RVi Design http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/99/51/53
Salt & Pepper http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hollyhock/99/23/53
Sam Tattoos http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/23/159/53
Sanjak http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/99/228/53
Sascha's Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/99/23/53
Sassy Sweet Clothing http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/197/158/53
Scandalize http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/155/60/53
Scarlet Fey http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frosted/167/168/53
Schadenfreude http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/165/93/53
SEKA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Golden/100/200/53
Sherbert http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/161/233/53
shu mesh http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/202/101/53
Shutter Field, as well DJ.SF (Original Mesh) - a collaborative brand with Decor Junction http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/60/100/53
Simply Shelby http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Halcyon/23/159/53
Singh Automotive http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/158/203/53
SLAM http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/99/51/53
SLDomina http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/99/228/53
So Silly Interactive http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/99/23/53
SOFIA http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/161/233/53
Something New http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/100/200/53
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Sparrows Nest http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/100/200/53
Spells & Charms To Go http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chickory/99/228/53
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Stardust http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/99/228/53
Stone's Works http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/158/203/53
Stories&Co. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/158/26/53
Sugar N' Spice Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/99/23/53
Sunniva http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/158/203/53
Supernatural http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/54/161/53
Sway's http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/165/93/53
Sweet Intoxication http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/99/228/53
Sweet Potatoes http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gleaming/228/158/53
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Tarte. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/167/168/53
Teegle http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/92/89/53
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The Forge http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/165/93/53
The Kittie Corner http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/161/233/53
The Olde Attic http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/28/99/53
The Stringer Mausoleum http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/202/101/53
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TO.kiski http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gilded/197/158/53
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Tori's Stylez http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/23/159/53
Totally Wicked http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lavendar/28/99/53
Touryuumon Maho Sukuroru http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/228/158/53
TREND http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jubilant/54/161/53
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Trompe Loeil http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lupine/165/93/53
Trotworks Equestrian http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/23/159/53
Truly Outrageous Fashion http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/158/26/53
UwU Kawaii Store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/92/89/53
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Vagrant http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/167/168/53
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Venge http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dahlia/54/161/53
Viki http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/92/89/53
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Watercolor http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/228/158/53
What Next http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/165/93/53
Wicca's Originals http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/99/51/53
WILD Fashion & Beauty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aurelian/161/233/53
Witch In A Box http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/161/233/53
Witch&Co. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forsythia/60/100/53
Wonderful World http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/229/102/53
YSORAL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zinnia/100/200/53
Yumi http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sugarplum/158/26/53
Zen Child Designs http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Delphinium/23/159/53
Zerkalo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Poppy/88/164/53
ZFG http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snapdragon/28/99/53
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Linden Lab

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Photo by Sam King-Slain

Are you ready for this year’s SL19B 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 16-18.

It will be held on three stages this year:

Here’s your chance to celebrate Second Life’s 19th Birthday while experiencing some fantastic talent that you won’t want to miss!

This year’s Music Fest Schedule:

PT/SLT Thursday, June 16 Friday, June 17 Saturday, June 18
       
10:00 AM SL19B Opens   Cylindrian Rutabaga
11:00 AM   Oblee Tia Rungray
12:00 PM (noon) Patch Linden - Opening Speech AnLaik Skye Galaxy
1:00 PM Marqs DeSade The Interplanetary Liberation Front Tempio Breil
2:00 PM Joaquin Gustav Randy De Lucia SEMINA
3:00 PM Joka Shuggah! Mimi Carpenter
4:00 PM Holly Giles Sam King-Slain Frogg Marlowe & Jaycatt Nico (Effinjay)
5:00 PM Angelikus Deo J Lively spiritLed
6:00 PM Ruvie Gatchie Agatha Nowles Jimmyt49 Dukes
7:00 PM Seth Regan Grace Loudon Mae Loved
8:00 PM   Jack Slade John Rocky
9:00 PM     Gabryel Nyoki

 

The party doesn’t stop after Music Fest! There will be 350+ performers at SL19B you won't want to miss! Check out our Birthday Events calendar below to stay up-to-date on SL19B 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 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 SL19B. Look out for entries that will start appearing in the SL19B category later this week and keep an eye on this blog for more information about SL19B coming soon!

Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations - SeraPride


Second Life Destinations

Seraphim will be holding its annual SeraPride event on June 18th, starting at 11:30am PT in support of the LGBTQI+ community.

Founded in 2011, Seraphim is the biggest Second Life shopping destination aggregator reporting over 2 million page views per month. They are the experts in helping SL shopping addicts find their fix! Covering all the biggest shopping events and sales running on the grid, the co-owners Kess Crystal and Delicate Flower have also added livestreaming and podcasting to their repertoire. Check out their weekly Outlet Live and Seracast videos on the Seraphim YouTube channel

Serasim is the home of Seraphim HQ inworld where all kinds of events are held throughout the year, including Blogger Panels, Holiday Events, and SeraPride! 

SeraPride is their annual one day fundraising event. Last year the event raised well over $3000 USD. Hoping to raise even more this year, the festivities will start on June 18th at 11:30am PT and throughout the day there will be DJs, a Drag Race, SeraPride Idol, Raffles, Giveaways, and more! All proceeds will benefit Rainbow Railroad, a small Canadian based organization that helps LGBTQI+ people threatened for their lives to relocate to a safe place. 

Both Del and Kess share a passion for raising awareness for this cause. Del says, “This event is a fun way to raise awareness, bring in some donations and help some people survive. At the end of the day we as humans are driven to help one another.”

Kess shares her sentiments, “The situation for LGBTQ folks is dire at the moment. Be it in Afghanistan or many states in the United States. We are trying to provide a colorful environment, that we are custom building, for a really vibrant event that will be a lot of fun! Second Life has always been a place that attracts people who are curious to explore their identity to the fullest and it has become for many a place that feels safe to be who you are.”

So grab your rainbow gear and head on down to SeraPride on June 18th for some fun community engagement while contributing to an important cause. 

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Linden Lab

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Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 9am PT with a pre-recorded video by Resident Boston Blaisdale. Watch and learn how to modify your avatar's skin!

Here is a glimpse at some of the topics he will cover:

  • Purchasing face skin that is compatible with the head you are wearing
  • Purchasing body skin that is compatible with the body you are wearing
  • Wearing a basic system skin
  • Wearing the correct alphas for your head and body to be Bakes on Mesh (BOM) compatible
  • Unpacking purchased skin
  • Wearing face skin using tattoo layers
  • Wearing body skin to match face skin
  • Adjusting environment settings
  • Wearing neck blend to fix neck seams
  • Reordering layers in the outfits menu
  • Customizing your avatar with different Bakes on Mesh (BOM) layers
  • Explaining differences between system skin and tattoo layer skin
  • Displaying various ways skins are sold by Creators
  • Purchasing tattoos from the Second Life Marketplace
  • Adding tattoo layers to your avatar
  • Suggestions for more affordable options for skins

Watch the premiere at 9am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
 

Linden Lab

This week we are shining a spotlight on Second Pride, a destination that is celebrating 15 years of service to the LGBTQ+ community in Second Life. Learn more from their chairman, Lee McKay.

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Lee McKay - speech at the 2022 Second Pride opening ceremony - Photo by Jason Roach

How long have you been in Second Life and how did you first hear about it?
As of July 11, it will be 16 years for me. I barely remember, but I think it was around the time that Second Life was "hot" in the media and even popped up on a couple of tv shows. I was hooked right away. I took some months-long breaks over the years, but for the last 5-6 years have been here steadily.

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You are the Chairman of Second Pride, can you tell us more about the history of Second Pride, how it came to fruition, and what can people expect when visiting the destination?
I wish I had more information about the history than I do. I know we are in our 15th year, but the Board of Second Pride has changed many times over the years. I'm not sure who the original members were, but we certainly appreciate the foundation they laid. The leadership is now more continuous, and this has allowed for more growth and stability over the last few years, including official sponsorship from Second Life, which we are so grateful for!

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Photo by Patch Linden

Second Pride is also a Community Gateway, what kind of support does it offer Second Life Residents?
You can, of course, create your Second Life account right from our website and arrive in our Gateway on day one. We have one of the more detailed and in-depth tutorials that I have seen, created by a school teacher, with interactive stations for learning various skills. We will also soon be implementing a method for a new user to be able to call a Second Pride Ambassador with questions. This should be available in the next couple of months.

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Photo by Tomais Ashdene

June is Pride month and in Second Life many members of the LGBTQ+ community find this to be a safe space to express themselves and feel empowered. What kind of celebratory activities does Second Pride have planned for this month?
Second Pride holds an annual event in June to celebrate Pride, with 10 days of activities, including DJs, live singers, stage performances, etc. across multiple venues. We also have a wide selection of vendors set up with stores, gifts, and more. The two regions, Second Pride East and Second Pride West are set up as a large city, including a beach boardwalk with amusement rides, games, and more. We usually select two "first life" organizations to raise funds for. This year they are ILGA-Europe and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Then after June, we switch focus to another organization or two until the next June. We want everyone to know that Second Pride doesn't go away after June. We have three other major events, Glitter & Gore for Halloween, Holidaze in December, and Mardi Gras. These are all multi-day events. We also have some smaller events over the year. Our regions are here every day, all year long for people to come and enjoy.

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Aside from Second Pride, what other projects are you working on in Second Life?
I manage a men's resort and club called Steamworkz, part of the Boystown community. I also help with the management of the rental land and homes there. I've been involved at Boystown for many years before working there. It's where I call home.

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Tell us about some of the other Residents in Second Life that inspire you and whose work you admire.
Adham DeCuir, who created Boystown in 2007, is a good friend and an amazing graphic creator, community designer, and landscaper. None of those terms really cover what he's capable of. If I need something for Second Pride, he's always able to whip up a stunning venue or whatever we need in nearly no time. He created our replica of the historic Stonewall Inn, and our current main stage area.
 
Tomais Ashdene, a fantastic photographer and landscaper, and another good friend. He did the majority of the work on the park at Second Pride.
 
Grant Valeska, an amazing designer and performer that created the Lady Gaga concert for Second Pride last year, and the Britney Spears "Stronger - A Live Experience" for this year. Watching Grant create is truly watching a master at work!
 
There are many others, and I feel guilty for not listing them all here!
 

Where can Residents learn more about Second Pride? Please share links to any sites and social media accounts.

 

Watch this Second Pride video from 2019 on the Second Life YouTube Channel 

We hope you enjoyed learning more about Second Pride and their mission is to serve, support, and empower the diverse LGBTQ+ communities of Second Life!

Each of these weekly Spotlight posts will feature a different Resident to showcase the spectrum of experiences and personalities found in our virtual world. If you have created something inworld that you’re proud of, or have had a deeply meaningful experience that could brighten someone else’s day, please sign up! More info here: https://second.life/spotlight-signup.
 

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Christopher Street in Second Life is a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community to come together, connect, and be themselves.

In June of 1969, in a part of NYC known as the West Village, police officers raided one of the most popular gay bars on Christopher Street named the Stonewall Inn. They began beating members of the transgender community, which led to a backlash from those who were present and fed up with what had been happening for years. That was the beginning of the Stonewall Riots that started on Christopher Street and continued all over the Village area of NYC for the next few days. They are the reason you can call yourself Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Trangender, Non-Binary, Queer and anything else you prefer to identify with, without being arrested for doing so. 

The virtual Christopher Street in Second Life is inspired by these events. It is a place of love where Residents can feel safe and learn about each other and explore their sexuality and gender with people like themselves, who care and understand. 

Tabitha Littlepaws, the owner of Christopher Street, gave the streets similar names as those from the neighborhood in Greenwich Village. She tells us why she chose this place, “not just because this was where the LGBT movement was said to have begun, but because we want to show the people of Second Life that we too can rise above the hate and start a community of individuals that believe in similar ideals.

Like the people that were involved in the peaceful protests that occurred after the uprising, we too can bring together a movement in our virtual world that will show everyone we can be strong and overcome our differences to live together in peace. We are creators, we are builders, we are dancers, we are artists, we are poets, we are philosophers, we are gamers, we are doctors, we are whatever we choose to be. We are gay, we are lesbian, we are bisexual, we are asexual, we are transgender, we are straight but not narrow, we are whatever we choose to be. We are feelings behind the pixels, we are love!”

What Tabitha offers the community is a place to call home. She says, “There are very few if any communities in SL that provide basic housing for free. There are very few if any communities that will provide a new creator the chance to have a storefront to display their talents for free. We want to give everyone a chance to be part of a community no matter what their financial status might be. We only ask our residents and shop owners for a donation that they can afford, whether this is $1L or many more, we do not log or let other residents know how much anyone gives to our community.”

Tabitha’s partner, Penny Cobalt, lives in a part of the world where the LGBTQ community faces a lot of hate and she can only be safe as long as she keeps a low profile. Penny owns a LGBTQ dating site in Second Life, Love Me Tender, that is located in Christopher Street.

Find your home at Christopher Street where diversity is welcomed with open arms and no judgment exists!

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Linden Lab

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Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 11:30am PT with Second Life’s Tier One Support Supervisor, Spots Linden. Spots will be giving us some very helpful Linden Exchange tips!

Learn more about the LindeX:

Watch it live today at 11:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. We will be monitoring the YouTube chat and answering your questions.

Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!

Linden Lab

This week we are shining a spotlight on Sam King-Slain (Dropyour.Knickers), a skilled singer, songwriter, and musician who credits Second Life for assisting his journey in self-discovery. Watch him play live at SL19B later this month!

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How long have you been in Second Life and how did you first hear about it?

I'm 11 years old in Second Life which makes me about 250 in SLife experience. I heard about it after me and one of my childhood friends were playing the Sims. I think we googled 'virtual world' and it was the first one that popped up.

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You are an award-winning musician with quite the talent for songwriting. Second Life and the humorous and perhaps frustrating situations you encounter in this virtual world are the main topic of your songs. Tell us more about your music career and how it all began.

I've always been into writing songs, raps and poetry so it wasn't totally out of character for me. But roughly 5 years ago, myself and a few close friends were hanging inworld at a recording studio and it just struck me how funny it would be to write something about Second Life. I remember saying brb and 20 minutes later I jumped on mic like 'I gotta show you guys what I've done!' 

That was the day I wrote my first song 'TP Me' and the chorus was literally 'tp me, tp me, I've got a platform in the sky' and everyone had it stuck in their heads for weeks! I think we all knew we were onto something and I just knew I could write more so I went away and wrote 'Relog', 'Crosshairs' and 'Prim Love' and with each song just came more laughter and enjoyment. It was those guys that said 'Sam we have to do a concert' and that was when we set up a little warehouse skybox and threw our first show - I felt like a true Second Life Popstar, with my name in lights and it was a hit! 

My friends had made merch and set the stage up and we felt like we had really injected the fun back into Second Life. It ended up with us having a full sim with a Record Label Office and a venue and we started going around inworld to all our favourite spots asking if I could do a show. It was hard to get people to buy into the vision but I knew all I had to do was convince them to listen to one song and they got it.

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Do you play any musical instruments and how do you compose the music for your songs?

I have played the guitar and saxophone from a young age in real life. My song writing process is usually quite simple. I'll feel inspired, go away, and find a beat or play a tune on the guitar and then record and write simultaneously until it's done. It's very rare that I'll step away and come back to a song. If I feel it then, I just have to write something in that exact moment and I have to finish it then and there.

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What genre would you say your music falls in, and who are some of the musicians that have influenced your style?

I would say my genre is varied, like my music taste. Sometimes I rap, sometimes I'll do an acoustic song or something on the piano, and sometimes I'll do something people can dance to. Overall for Second Life, I like to keep my music light hearted, fun and relatable. Some musicians I look up to are J Cole - a lyrical genius, Drake, Bon Iver, Beyonce, Juice WRLD & Lil Peep. I'd say my acoustic music is heavily influenced by Ed Sheeran - gotta keep it in the UK!

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One of your songs reveals how Second Life assisted in your journey of self-discovery. Can you share in what ways SL has impacted your life?

Second Life has saved my life in a lot of ways. I'm from a conservative quiet town on the South Coast of England and being myself was pretty much out of the question as a kid. I struggled with my gender identity and Second Life gave me a means to explore that. I met the love of my life (we're back together now 10 years on!) and that taught me things about my sexuality. It's funny because in a game where you can be literally anyone - it has given me confidence to be my true self. I have met so many wonderful people from all different walks of life and it has inspired an abundance of self reflection and growth. I'm proud of my gratitude towards Second Life and I never shy away to say how much I appreciate the game - it really is whatever you want it to be. To some it's just a game but to me it's the place I've expressed my most authentic creativity and made genuine, life long connections and friendships.

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June is Pride month and in Second Life many members of the LGBTQ+ community find this to be a safe space to express themselves and feel empowered. You have been very active in Second Life raising awareness in the past, can you share more about that and if there are any activities or events that you’ll be taking part in during this coming month?

Last year I wrote a song "SL Pride" which sort of depicts why pride is so important to me and how Second Life has helped me along the way. I won't go into much more detail than I did above because I'm much better at singing out my words than speaking them. 

Last year I did two big Pride performances - Burrow & Co for SL Pride and Pride at Home run by Tink Hax. Both events were hugely successful and we raised a load of lindens for various LGBT charities with a variety of really talented people. This year I'm booked for two Pride shows so far - Pride at Home and one at a fairly new venue called Eleventh House.

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Tell us about some of the other Residents in Second Life that inspire you and whose work you admire.

Someone who believed in me at the start of my SL music journey when no one did is DJ Gracie (Gracie Barbosa). Not only is she one of the most talented DJ's on the grid, has come to every show of mine and performed along side me, she has also created The Little Tokyo Rooftop which is home to the Dream Team - a collaborative of creative artists who bring love and good vibes to the grid. Gracie is very humble about what she has created on SL, but the sim is free for all and she is always making rl donations and sending out school supplies to kids in Africa. Lil Tokyo Rooftop does a Bumpin' Brunch event every Sunday and I'd really recommend dropping down! Check out Lil Tokyo Rooftop's Facebook page

Another collaborative that really deserve recognition is WWBH: We Will Be Heard - Founded by Daisatella Slain, Bars Simpson, November Justice, Pinky Banks, Roshambo Dench. It's hard to put into words what these ladies have achieved in the last couple of years. It started in 2020 with their Black Lives Awareness Event, it was so successful and raised somewhere to a million plus lindens for charity. These guys do a whole month of events, rl speakers, parties, art exhibitions, open mics, museums and raise as much as possible for the chosen cause. Last year was WWBH: Girl Power - Bars Simpson put together one of the most jaw dropping interactive inworld museum experiences I have ever seen - our whole community was involved and it showcased beautifully the issues surrounding women's rights. I was honoured to perform in the closing show. Their next project will be for Mental Health and I am so excited because this bunch pull it out the bag every single time, truly it blows me away and I'd love them to get some coverage for their next one -  I think it's something Second Life would be extremely proud of. You can still check out their first Black Lives Awareness website and the LinkTree to last year's Girl Power where you can find their IG/FB and more.

I know I've talked for ages but I just have to give Tinkers a shout out! Tink Hax has done absolute wonders this year. He's always raising loads of awareness to various LGBT charities, creates a beautifully colourful Pride sim for people to explore at Pride at Home and runs the Pride shop&hop. Tink created Love to Ukraine and I've never seen someone raise so much money in such a short timescale. They raised L$6209987 which ended up being £17,500 - an incredible amount of money which I'm sure helped so many people in such a crisis. What a guy! Check out the Pride at Home Facebook page.

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Where can people see you perform or hear more of your music? Please share links to your sites, social media accounts, and destinations you regularly perform at.

Inworld: Dropyour Knickers
Facebook: Sam Elliot King  
Soundcloud: Sam Super-Villin 
Flickr: SAM KING (slim) 

I'll be performing at Pride at Home at the end of this month, Saturday 25th June 6pm SLT. I have a good feeling about this one, hopefully see you all there!

Also just want to say although I've mainly stopped doing small occasions/parties, I'm always down for a good cause so I will happily come perform at your event if it's going to charity! 

And Linden Lab, if you ever want me to jump up on stage at one of your big Second Life events, just say the word and I promise I'll keep it PG!

Well Sam, we heard you! Watch Sam perform live at SL19B later this month!

Sam has graciously recorded a PG version of his song, Relog, for us. Watch the music video on our YouTube channel.

We hope you enjoyed learning more about Sam’s many talents and enjoy his music as much as we do. We'll see you at SL19B listening to his live performance!

Each of these weekly Spotlight posts will feature a different Resident to showcase the spectrum of experiences and personalities found in our virtual world. If you have created something inworld that you’re proud of, or have had a deeply meaningful experience that could brighten someone else’s day, please sign up! More info here: https://second.life/spotlight-signup.

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Second Life Destinations - Citadel


Second Life Destinations

Ready for adventure? The Citadel in Second Life offers roleplay and SciFi enthusiasts a place to call home.

Citadel, the Legion Chronicles, has gone through many transformations since 2009, but at the heart has always been a role-play destination for lovers of science fiction. 

Aywin Dragonblood started off her metaverse journey on the teen grid in Second Life, learning how to dabble in the art of roleplay. Moving on to the adult grid, she taught herself how to build with prims, mesh, script, texture, and also design websites, all by getting tips from friends in Second Life and tinkering with things on her own. 

Adding writing to her many talents, Aywin shares “The Citadel that exists today uses lore I spent 9 years writing. It started on a piece of paper, then a notebook, then a computer. Creating the story of a vast galaxy that had fallen into chaos, then rebuilt itself into this scattered and vastly different galaxy in which each world had to adapt on its own, was a lot of fun.”

As to why Aywin created the Citadel, she says “I wanted a place that is a fun, inviting place to roleplay. A place where we all worked together for our passion of SciFi. I wanted The Citadel to operate like a small mom and pop business. I or my admins greet each person when we can and work with newcomers one on one if needed.” 

Encouraging participants to use the destination to host events, shows, concerts, parties, businesses, and more, Aywin has created an engaging community worth joining. 

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: India at Island of Jahesa

Grab your virtual camera and explore these photogenic spots in Second Life this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | TikTok | LinkedIn

Linden Lab

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Lab Gab is a talk show about the virtual world of Second Life. Join our host, Strawberry Linden on Friday, May 27th at 10am PT as she speaks with Carol Benovic-Bradley, the Director of Community at Flickr.

Launched in 2004, Flickr is a photo-sharing platform that has become an integral part of the Second Life community. Many members of our community find it to be their second virtual home, using the platform to share their digital art and virtual adventures. We’re excited to have the opportunity to speak directly with a representative from Flickr to learn more about their recent changes, hear about some new features they have in store for us, as well as getting some tips for setting safety levels properly. We’re also looking forward to learning more about the segmentation research they recently conducted on our community. 

Lab Gab will be streamed to the Second Life YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page, and Twitter.

For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist.

Linden Lab

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Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 9:30am PT with another pre-recorded video by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale. Today, Boston will be showing you how to customize your avatar with hair and accessories!

Here is a glimpse at some of the topics he will cover:

  • Purchasing items inworld
  • Purchasing items from the marketplace
  • Unpacking items from objects folder
  • Unpacking items from "Received Items"
  • Cleaning up "Received Items" after unpacking
  • Searching inventory
  • Wearing a hairbase
  • Wearing hair and accessories
  • Resizing hair and accessories
  • Repositioning hair and accessories
  • Rotating hair and accessories
  • Changing colors
  • Explaining the difference between rigged and unrigged versions

Watch the premiere at 9:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!
 

Linden Lab

We are happy to announce that we have restored the ability to accept and decline offline friendship and group membership offers.

When a recipient isn't online, offers are stored for later retrieval. Their number and duration of storage is subject to certain limits.

When the recipient does log in, stored offers are retrieved and remain active for up to 24 hours or until the region restarts.  The offers present to the recipient as Notifications.  Friendship offers also appear as Direct Messages from the offerors.

Please note, offline offers can only be acted upon while in the region one logged into.  

The server-side generation of Calling Cards when a friendship offer is accepted has been removed. This feature moved to the Viewer several years ago and now accepting friendship offers creates, at most, two Calling Cards, one for each party.

Please enjoy the return of this feature!

Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations - Lost Lagoon


Second Life Destinations

Wander into Lost Lagoon, home to whimsical waterfalls and just the place for you to relax and get away from it all.

Ever walked around Second Life and found yourself lost in contemplation? The Lost Lagoon is one of those spots where you can indulge in some solitude while exploring all the hidden gems it has to offer. Make sure to turn up your sounds to hear the relaxing waves. 

Alternatively, it can also be a place to meet or rather randomly bump into fellow explorers and strike up a conversation with someone who may come from a very different corner of the physical world than you.

The island is what you make it, just as you do with your avatar. The video proves that humans, furries, and the occasional teddy bear, can all hang out and play together. 

As you explore, find a big hall with an astrology map serving as its roof on top of one of the hills on the island. Imagine the soft sounds of the old piano, slightly out of tune perhaps. Travel downhill to the beach, where strange artifacts from the distant past are overgrown with flowers and weeds alike. Walk the connected wooden walkways that safeguard the visitor from falling into the swampy water - but beware of possible alligators!

Built by Mark Knight and administered by Jana Guyot, Lost Lagoon is a quintessential Second Life destination that brings beauty and a sense of calm. Lose yourself in the serenity of this little island.


Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Linden Lab

This week we are shining a spotlight on Damian Zhaoying, a Second Life veteran that brings a wealth of community building experience and translation services to our virtual world. He also runs the popular Spanish Community Gateway, Ayuda Virtual.

Damian also supplied the questions and answers in Spanish for our Spanish community members. Please keep scrolling for Spanish!

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How long have you been in Second Life and how did you first hear about it?

Since December 2006, a little more than 15 years ago. In the middle of 2006 a relative asked me to help her improve her PC with a graphics card and, after doing so, she showed me what the improvement was for. It was SL, she showed me the world, what could be done, and the possibilities to create and socialize. I made an account, but I didn't understand how to
handle it and then I lost it. In December I wanted to try again and, already with this account, I ended up fascinated by everything that can be done and achieved here.

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Can you share more information about your Second Life Community Gateway region, Ayuda Virtual, and what kind of support the destination offers Second Life Residents.

Ayuda Virtual is a Spanish-speaking community that is part of the Community Gateway project and we want to help new users take their first steps in Second Life and show them everything they can do in this world. We also want them to feel comfortable in our community, feel they belong to it, have a place to be, talk, meet, socialize, share, learn and teach. In addition, we believe that Second Life is an important platform to spread the different cultural expressions of our users - musicians, painters, poets, and more. We have exhibitions and talks on topics that are of interest to the community. Our teachers teach users different disciplines, such as construction, blender, scripts, English, role play, avatar appearance, and anything that is useful for them.

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Have you dabbled in content creation in Second Life?

I have created small, simple, and not so simple things, usually for personal pleasure or to be used in our Ayuda Virtual community, mainly working with scripts.

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You do Spanish translations for the Singularity and Firestorm viewers, are translation services something you offer to everyone?

I offer my translation services from English to Spanish to anyone who needs it. In addition, I also offer it to Creators (often free of charge), mainly so that users in the Spanish-speaking community can have products in their own language.

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Tell us about some of the other Residents in SL that inspire you and whose work you admire.

I admire several, especially when it comes to communicating news to the Second Life community. Since I have my own news blog in Spanish, my references in this area are Inara Pey and Nalates Urriah. On the other hand, I admire my co-owner of Ayuda Virtual, Córdoba Cluny, for her ability to work and organize, which allows our community to grow and develop.

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Where can people see more of your work? Please share links to your sites and social media accounts.

Personal Blog  
Personal Twitter  
Ayuda Virtual Blog  
Ayuda Virtual Twitter  
Ayuda Virtual Youtube  

Watch this promotional video about the Ayuda Virtual community:

We hope you enjoyed learning more about Damian and his quest to educate and provide a safe space for the Spanish speaking community.

Each of these weekly Spotlight posts will feature a different Resident to showcase the spectrum of experiences and personalities found in our virtual world. If you have created something inworld that you’re proud of, or have had a deeply meaningful experience that could brighten someone else’s day, please sign up! More info here: https://second.life/spotlight-signup. 

 

Spanish translation provided by Damian Zhaoying:

¿Cuánto tiempo llevas en Second Life y cómo te enteraste por primera vez?
Poco mas de 15 años, desde diciembre de 2006. A mediados de 2006 un
familiar me pide le ayude a mejorar su PC con una tarjeta gráfica y,
luego de hacerlo, me muestra para que era la mejora. Era SL, me muestra
el mundo, que se podía hacer y las posibilidades para crear y
socializar. Hice una cuenta, pero no entendí como manejarme y luego la
perdí, en diciembre quise volver a intentarlo y, ya con esta cuenta,
terminé fascinado por todo lo que aquí se puede hacer y lograr.

¿Puede compartir más información sobre su región de Community
Gateway, Ayuda Virtual y qué tipo de apoyo ofrece el destino a los
residentes de Second Life?

Ayuda Virtual es una comunidad de habla hispana integrante del proyecto
Comunnity Gateway y buscamos ayudar a los usuarios nuevos a dar sus
primeros pasos en Second Life, mostrarles todo lo que pueden hacer en
este mundo. También queremos que se sientan cómodos en nuestra
comunidad, la sientan propia, tengan un lugar donde estar, conversar,
conocer, socializar y compartir, aprender y enseñar.
Además, creemos que Second Life es una plataforma importante para
difundir las distintas expresiones culturas de nuestros usuarios.
Músicos, pintores, poetas. Tenemos exposiciones y charlas sobre temas
que son de interés para la comunidad. Nuestros profesores enseñan a los
usuarios distintas disciplinas, como ser construcción, blender, scripts,
inglés, role play, apariencia del avatar y todo aquello que sea de
utilidad para los usuarios de nuestra comunidad.

También tienes un negocio en Second Life, cuéntanos más sobre él y
cómo llegaste a la creación de contenido.

No realmente, no tengo negocio aunque muchas veces he pensado en
tenerlo. He creado cosas pequeñas, simples y no tan simples, normalmente
lo hago por gusto personal o para ser utilizado en nuestra comunidad
Ayuda Virtual, principalmente trabajando con scritps.

Haces traducciones al español para los espectadores de Singularity y
Firestorm, ¿los servicios de traducción son algo que ofreces a todo el
mundo?

Ofrezco mis servicios de traducción del inglés al español a todo aquel
que lo necesite. Además, suelo ofrecerlo a creadores (muchas veces, sin
cargo), principalmente para que los usuarios de la comunidad de habla
hispana puedan tener productos en su propio idioma.

Cuéntanos sobre algunos de los otros Residentes en SL que te inspiran
y cuyo trabajo admiras.

Realmente no tengo algún usuario relevante que me inspire, aunque admiro
a varios, especialmente en lo que es comunicar novedades a la comunicad
de Second Life. Como tengo mi propio blog de noticias en español, mis
referentes en ese ámbito son Inara Pey and Nalates Urriah. Por otro
lado, admiro a mi copropietaria de Ayuda Virtual, cordoba Cluny, por su
capacidad de trabajo y organización que permite que nuestra comunidad
crezca y se desarrolle.
 

Linden Lab

Inventory Management and Performance


Second Life University

On the Second Life team we are always talking about ways to improve the in-world experience. Often we hear from the Support team about problems with inventory loading times. We dug into this problem and discovered that many of you have inventories which may partially or never load, and even worse, can prevent you from logging in.  We have identified a couple of ways the Support Team can fix the most common issues for you.

Starting Tuesday, June 21st, Support will implement a process to stabilize only those inventories affected.  For the small group of Residents this affects, you may see a change to the organization of your inventory, but all your objects are still there.  If you encounter any difficulty with your inventory, please reach out to our Support Team https://support.secondlife.com

Why it’s important to organize inventory

You can do your part to make your inventory load completely. Organizing your items into folders with fewer items at the same level can make a big difference:

  • Ease of use: Finding what you’re looking for when you want it
  • Saving money: Not buying something you already have because you can’t find it
  • Saves you time: Do you really want to scroll through thousands of folders looking for the outfit you bought last week?  Or is it faster to go into your Clothing Folder?  The Vehicles Folder?

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Tips!

Start organizing your inventory early
It’s a great idea to create a few top level folders which represent common things you buy such as  Hair, Jewelry, Shoes, etc.  Many people also organized clothing into categories.

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Get rid of demos
When buying a demo and trying it out, you know pretty fast if you like it -- and usually if you do, you buy the non-demo version soon after. As a result, search for demos in my inventory and if you no longer need them, move them all in the trash.

Clean your trash out regularly
And speaking of trash, it’s much easier to catch an accidental deletion when you’re only looking through a few dozen folders versus thousands of items.

Renaming Folders
Did you just buy an exceptional item but the folder’s named in a way that it doesn’t identify what it is?  Rename it. Think about naming an item “long lace dress with high neckline - Red”.  Your own name for an item is more meaningful to me than “**~~XX BRANDNAME~~** Tiffany Red”

Clean out Lost and Found 
If things are returned to you or possibly detached, they may appear or get returned to your Lost and Found folder.  Many times it’s going to appear as a Coalesced Object (a collection of different objects returned as one mass, shown with an orange box icon with a bite taken out of it).  

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Rezz these coalesced objects and take each item back into your inventory so you can find them again.  Sandboxes are a great place to do this.

Don’t have a Lost And Found folder? That’s great! It means you don’t have anything in it!

Move things out of your Received Items Folder 
You can wear and use items directly from your Received Items section (at the bottom of your inventory window). But it’s not a good place to keep them long-term. Take a moment each time you receive an item to move it somewhere in your main inventory that makes sense to you. 

Troubleshooting Inventory issues

Missing or Lost Inventory? 
Second Life is very large and very complex, but not all missing inventory is truly lost. http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Inventory_Recovery_Steps 

Antivirus, Firewall and Security Applications
While everyone should keep their home network and computers safe, sometimes overly cautious applications or settings may interfere with the communication between the Second Life Viewer and our Inventory servers. This could result in errors like “body part missing from database” and in these cases those assets may be permanently lost..

Here is further information about setting up a firewall to work with Second Life:

Too many friends
It is possible to have “too many” friends. Check your Calling Cards folder and remove any duplicates.

New inventory error message
“There was a problem loading your inventory. First, try logging out and logging in again. If you see this message again, contact Support to correct the problem.”

This error message is new in the Second Life Viewer and is shown to let you know that your inventory has problems.

The sooner you contact Support to resolve this problem, the better! Inventory problems may worsen over time if you keep trying to connect to Second Life before getting assistance from Support.

Please note -- clearing the cache and relaunching Second Life will not resolve this specific, new problem that results in this warning message.

Note: We have reports that residents who have changed the “NoInventoryLibrary” debug setting to “True” will see this error message and not be able to load their inventory. That issue has been reported at BUG-231865. The quick workaround is to change that setting to False. If you have changed this setting and are still seeing the error message, you should contact support.

You may contact Support directly at https://support.secondlife.com/create-case. Choose “Submit a Case,” select Technical Question > Inventory Issue, and complete the rest of the form to get assistance. Our amazing Support team is aware of these issues and is on the lookout for these new cases.

Second Life University

Second Life’s Director of Product, Alexa Linden, will be on a Second Life University livestream tomorrow covering these inventory management tips, and more! Watch it live on May 19th at 11:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel. We will be monitoring the YouTube chat and answering your questions.

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Art Made in Second Life - JudiLynn India


Second Life Destinations

Our “Made in Second Life” series continues with artist JudiLynn India, an abstract painter in the physical world who has combined her love of art with Second Life. The latter has helped her be more productive as she has fully embraced the identity of digital artist and virtual gallery owner in the Metaverse to her resume.

Trained in graphic design and drawing at the Tyler School of Art, JudiLynn puts her creativity to work on paintings that are both created in ways traditional as well as digital; using brush and paint in the physical world, combining vivid colors with earthy tones, she imports high quality images into SL. JudiLynn does not seem to be afraid - as some in the art world are - to use digital technology to manipulate some images that nonetheless originate in the “brick and mortar” realm to create visceral art that feels both alive and serene.

She tells us, “Though school assignments focused on realism, I later found myself drawn to intuitive painting as I find it more interesting to create what my spirit dictates than try to reproduce the real world.” Her interest in abstract painting peaked when she saw a senior art student throwing paint at a canvas and found it to be empowering. 

In 2009, when she discovered Second Life through a magazine article, her exploration of digital art began. Since then, she has been sharing her digital illustrations and traditional paintings while building relationships within the Second Life art community. “I was set up in a small storefront where I was discovered by 3D sculptor Binary Quandry and introduced to the Life Stream Gallery. I soon met many other painters and visual artists from around the globe,” she shares. “I was offered land, by Luchenpur Darwin, to build a gallery at Center Ground region and have been there since 2012.” 

Creativity runs in the family as JudiLynn’s father, John Staples, was a prolific oil painter and graphic artist himself. And JudiLynn reveals this about her mother: “After viewing the theater debut of TRON in 1982, she called me to say that she could see me combining artwork with computers some day. Mom was clairvoyant.” 

At the Center Ground Gallery of Art you can see digital copies of JudiLynn’s abstract art on the walls, and socialize with other art aficionados at the Alpha Jazz Cafe. Prints of some of her physical world abstract art can be found at judilynnart.com.

Jump into creating your own virtual abstract art with “The Splasher” available for free on the SL marketplace, created by veteran Second Life content creator Arduen Schwartzman who helped envision JudiLynn’s story about her art school days - as seen in the video - with his generous creation. 


Art by others seen in the video inside JudiLynn’s Second Life home:

"EASTBOUND" and "PAISLEY HAZE II" by Erin Ashley 
 "Ashanti" by Karen Dupre 
"2309" by Edith Konrad 
"Swans and Toucan" by Amanda Tomasoa
"Numachi" and "Sundown Serenade" by LuAnn Ostergaard

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Zen at Astoria

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you're struggling, know that you are not alone. I wanted to highlight some destinations that offer support within the Second Life community and a place to find your inner peace because everyone deserves the opportunity to reflect on their mental health in a safe and meaningful way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Class is back in session! Second Life University returns today at 9:30am PT with a pre-recorded video by Second Life Resident Boston Blaisdale as he shows you how to purchase clothing and dress your Second Life avatar!

Here is a glimpse at some of the topics he will cover:

  • Second Life Marketplace overview
  • Purchasing from the Marketplace and trying on a DEMO version of an item
  • Hiding classic avatar (non-mesh) body parts using an alpha HUD
  • Using the viewer's search function to find and teleport to a location in SL
  • Purchasing items inside Second Life
  • Unboxing your purchased items
  • Wearing your new clothing
  • Detaching or removing HUDs or clothing

Watch the premiere at 9:30am PT on the Second Life YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for future updates about Second Life University. Happy learning!

Linden Lab

This week we are shining a spotlight on Jordan Lively (ohhbehave), who started her singing career in Second Life. She just released her first single, and it has hit the main page of Apple Music as one of the Best New Songs!

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Photo by Clearstone

How long have you been in Second Life and how did you first hear about it?

I’ve been in and out of Second Life for about 10 years! I first heard about Second Life on the show The Office. I am a gamer and I loved the Sims so I was like, “that sounds funny and interesting, I’m going to check it out.” To be honest I initially wanted to go in and troll, but then ended up discovering that there was live music. I made some genuine connections and it became much more than the “game” I thought it was.

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How/When did you first develop an interest in music?

I’ve had an interest in music even as a child. I loved to sing although I was extremely shy and would almost never do it in front of people.

When did you start performing in Second Life, and what venues can people visit to hear you sing?

I started performing in Second Life maybe about eight years ago. There are so many amazing places you can hear me. Ugly Girlz, they are a group of some of the most supportive people in SL that put on hands down some of the BEST events. The Rayne District (I play every other Tuesday) is one of the most thoughtfully designed places with tons of personality and it is home to a lot of talent. Love Kats (I play every other Friday) is not only a venue owned by one of the most genuine and supportive people in SL but is also such a fun, friendly, and inviting atmosphere. Love Kats is a staple to the SL music community. Finally, the venue After Dark is the intimate space that holds literally some of the best musicians on the grid. You know when you play there, people are listening. You know you’ve “made it” when you play at After Dark.

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How would you describe your music, and who are some of the musicians who have influenced your style?

My music is honestly my diary. It’s vulnerable, it’s relatable, and my passion is spreading mental health awareness through music. So I openly sing about stuff I go through, good and bad, because I know there are people out there that can relate. Musicians that influence my style…I am not sure any influence my style but there are artists that inspire me: Dean Lewis, Jason Mraz, Adele, and Janis Joplin.

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Tell us about your recently released first single!

My first single, SOS, has just been released and is currently on the main page of Apple Music as one of the Best New Songs! It also got placed on two Apple Editorial Playlists!

SOS was recorded in Muscle Shoals Alabama and was produced by another Second Life Resident, Beardy

SOS, while upbeat, has lyrics that have a raw vulnerability to it, and openly talks about struggling with emotions and feelings in life that people can easily relate to. I did this as a metaphor because of how many of us walk around with a smile but are really going through something, struggling with something, internally. It’s more common than we think.

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How has SL impacted your life?

There are so many ways that SL has impacted my life. The first being that I met an amazing musician, Beardy, at one of the RL SL music jams. Beardy became not only a really good friend but he was also my producer and sound engineer on this song, along with a few others we recorded. 

A HUGE way SL impacted my life is the fact that I wouldn’t even be pursuing music if it wasn’t for this amazing community. I started SL not singing, not playing instruments, not writing songs, until a couple of people heard me sing at open mics inworld and encouraged me to start singing and doing shows in both SL and RL. I then started learning how to play ukulele, guitar, and started playing the piano more. Eventually I started writing songs and once I started, I couldn’t stop. The community in SL is unlike any other: they have encouraged me, inspired me, been supportive of me, and a lot of them have become friends for life. I am beyond thankful to SL for being a hub to meet these amazing people, to create fun one-of-a-kind experiences, and also the way that SL is so supportive of its Residents, it really is just a beautiful thing.

Where can people follow you to know more about your music and shows? Please share links to your sites and social media accounts.

Listen to the song SOS by Jordan Lively on all platforms! If you have Spotify please follow me, add the song to your playlist and share it with friends and family. Those are things that REALLY help independent artists. This is the first song of many coming out and I can’t wait for you to hear them! 

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We hope you enjoyed learning about Jordan Lively, and how the support of the SL music community encouraged her to pursue her passion and share her talent with the world. Take a moment to enjoy her incredible voice and soulful music today!

Each of these weekly Spotlight posts will feature a different Resident to showcase the spectrum of experiences and personalities found in our virtual world. If you have created something inworld that you’re proud of, or have had a deeply meaningful experience that could brighten someone else’s day, please sign up! More info here: https://second.life/spotlight-signup. 

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