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Brett Linden

Sci-fi fans now have a new inworld hub for discovery of roleplaying hot spots in Second Life. The Sci-Fi Museum and Hub is a community-created, centralized starting point for all-things-sci-fi. It’s also one of our top picks for the week from the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide.

Another favorite is the latest art exhibition “Ghost” from Cica Ghost, the prolific 3D artist who is known for her frequent pop-up art installations in Second Life. Like a ghost, Cica’s creations tend to appear and disappear quickly so you’ll want to check it out fast before it vanishes.

This weekend, there are also numerous new limited-time events added to the Guide including a new carnival with plenty of rides, a fantasy fashion event, a vintage California-themed experience and a Lunar Festival.

Here’s all of this week’s highlights:

Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Sakura Noel.

If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

Brett Linden

Feeling nostalgic? Step back in time and teleport to the 18th century for a historical fashion show at Larl Valley...or experience 60s and 70s Americana via the Time Portal. This week’s Destination Guide highlights also include not one but TWO different London-themed summer carnivals? Which will you visit? (Hint: Why not both?!).

There’s also a Goth-themed garage sale, a new interactive haunted attraction, a multi-spot art exhibition and several new photogenic spots you’ll want to explore. Did we mention the new fantasy/sci-fi roleplaying sim or post-apocalyptic city?

Teleport at your own risk.

Here’s this week’s highlights:

Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Vista Animations.

If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

Linden Lab

You may have heard that over the past few years, in addition to continually improving Second Life (Bento anyone?), Linden Lab has also had a team developing a brand new platform that runs separately from SL.

That platform is called Sansar, and it’s designed to enable people to easily create, share, and ultimately sell their own social VR experiences, which can be used on PCs as well as with head-mounted displays (HMDs) like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Though there are some conceptual similarities with SL, Sansar’s been built from the ground up with very different approaches in many areas, including scale, discovery, performance, design and ease of use, and the platform’s business model to name just a few. Sansar is very different from Second Life, and it’s not a sequel nor a replacement.

Over the past months, the Sansar team has run a limited “creator preview” program, and some of SL’s most talented creators have been among those invited to test the platform. They’ve created some amazing experiences - from immersive artworks to narrative experiences, educational spaces, games, fantasy words, sci-fi scenes, roleplaying environments, and much more. Today, Sansar’s creator beta opens to everyone, which means you can create your own experiences with Sansar, list virtual items for sale in the Store, and explore the creations others have published.

If that sounds interesting, you can sign up for free at Sansar.com right now. A few things to bear in mind:

  • You don’t have to have an HMD to use Sansar. You can create and explore in desktop mode - but the VR experience is highly recommended.

  • It’s free. Free to join, free to create your own experiences, free to explore.

  • It’s a beta. It’s a big step for the new platform, and it’s also just the beginning. Many Second Life Residents - especially those interested in VR - will love what they can do with Sansar today. But there are still many features and capabilities yet to be added. Just as SL has dramatically improved with new additions over time (remember the days before voice? before Windlight? before mesh?), there’s a lot the team is looking forward to quickly adding to Sansar.

  • Only you can use your SL name as your Sansar avatar ID. Sansar’s name system is different than SL’s. Everyone has a unique “avatar ID” (like a username) and an avatar name, which doesn’t need to be unique (like a display name). If you’re JohnDoe Resident in SL, no one else can use JohnDoe-Resident as their Sansar avatar ID. Stay tuned for info on how to claim your avatar ID; for now, if you try to use an SL name as a Sansar avatar ID you’ll get a ‘not available’ error.

Second Life Is Here to Stay!

We want to be very clear that the opening of Sansar’s beta does not at all change our love of and dedication to SL.

We are continuing to invest in Second Life, and the SL team (which is separate from the team developing Sansar) remains absolutely dedicated to Second Life and all of its Residents. We’re working hard on some new projects to make Second Life even better, and we won’t be stopping. As always, keep an eye on this blog for updates on exciting upcoming SL developments.

Linden Lab

As you may notice, to fulfill legal obligations, we have added a notification in some places when making purchases that clarifies which legal entity you are transacting with, depending on the country associated with your payment method.  Tilia Inc. and Tilia Branch UK Ltd are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Linden Research, Inc, and this does not affect how you contact or receive support.

We wanted to clarify this to hopefully help those who may have encountered this and were wondering why they saw some updated notifications.

 

 

Brett Linden
Looking for something to do in Second Life this summer? We’ve rounded up some of the best new events and destinations worth exploring, including a Hawaiian-flavored fashion fair, a Japanese summer shopping festival, several art installations and much more. Best of all, no sunscreen is required!
Here are this week’s highlights:
Okinawa Summer Festival
Okinawa Summer Festival, held through August 8, features a market with 65 participating designers, as well as deejay events and a photo contest. Learn more at ryukyusim.wixsite.com/osf2017
Visit in Second Life The Aloha Fair
The Aloha Fair is an annual sales event inspired by the summer and beaches -- all Hawaiian-style. This event features unique gifts and designs from the best creators across the grid. Event held July 28-Aug. 11. More info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com.
Visit in Second Life Myths, Mystics and Elements of Nature
Step into a world of wonders and well-known childhood stories -- a place full of dreams, nature, photo spots and a feeling of wondering and magic. Explore and encounter many animals and mystical creatures on your way. Teleporters will bring you to different levels and show you the aspects of nature.
Visit in Second Life Split Screen Installation Space
Visit this special limited-time art exhibition from Split Screen Installation Space at LEA15.
Visit in Second Life Village on Sol Existence
Somewhat reminiscent of another time - created with love and happiness. This small seaside island offers solace to the wanderer, and there are quite a few places that might make a great backdrop for photos. Sol Existence is also home to .epilogue, where Charlotte Gilmore will host reading clubs, craft creating sessions and other fun events.
Visit in Second Life SOOSH Art Gallery
Wander through a whimsical, magical and romantic fantasy garden filled with original artwork by real life artist, SOOSH (Rox SOOSH a.k.a. Roxlette Resident). As you explore the gardens, you will see her paintings and drawings on flowers, mushrooms, fairies, unicorns, fawns, bunnies, birds, butterflies and more.
Visit in Second Life SR Redemption
SR Redemption takes places in the year 2077. The Sixth World is a dangerous place of magic and of orks, elves, humans and more. Come and work for wealth in the glass towers of mega corporations, or fight for your fate in the Barrens. Learn more at shadowrun-redemption.com.
Visit in Second Life Twisted Cork Wine & Rock Bar
The Twisted Cork Wine & Rock Bar is a casually upscale wine bar - just the kind of place where one unwinds after a busy day of shopping and blogging or when you want a dose of rock and chat! The Cork offers experienced DJs, a range of rock music, a gaming area, a romantic garden, a relaxing courtyard and a seaside couples dance area.
Visit in Second Life Hot Buttered Soul
Hot Buttered Soul, located @ Peaceful Rare Diamond, is more than R&B, neo-soul, jazz, reggae & blues. It's more than live soul singers, deejays and tribute concerts. It's about love. It's about your fantasy, awesome fun and games...and real soul music.
Visit in Second Life Dynamic Evolution
The next generation in mesh design in Second Life and coming soon to Sansar! Definition: Dynamic [dahy-nam-ik] adjective, Also, dynamical 1. pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic: Evolution [ev-uh-loo-shuh n or, esp. British, ee-vuh-] noun 1. any process of formation or growth; development. Dynamic Evolution was inspired by a lifelong love of science fiction and modern/contemporary architecture.
Visit in Second Life Arianne's Photo Gallery of PS-Home
Playstation Home, which closed in 2015, was a service that was offered for free to PlayStation Network users. Explore this memorial photo pavilion dedicated to the memory of PS Home within Second Life.
Visit in Second Life Mimosa Beach
This small, pretty adult beach is a beautiful place to unwind, undress and relax by yourself or with others. A great place to take photos.
Visit in Second Life Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is AfRiCaRiBbEaN Africa Live.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
Xiola Linden
It’s mid-July — too early into the summer to give up on easy living and the thrill of a road trip. In Second Life you can enjoy both at a whim, but never quite like now. Inworld, the pool water is always the perfect temperature, the beach is always open, and the hot summer sales are always sizzling. It’s a beach-blanket blitz from dusk ‘til dawn, no matter what part of the world you’re in.
We’ve rounded up a few recommendation for you to check out in this edition of Highlights from the Destination Guide. Toss your fave floppy hat on and pack your newest swimsuit and pair of flip flops into the back of an old but reliable convertible, and let’s hit the road!
Relay for Life 2017
Are you ready? Relay Weekend, set for July 15 and 16, is almost here and just wait until you see what’s been planned this year! From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony, Relay Weekend is an exciting and special time, one that you don’t want to miss. Make sure you keep up-to-date on all Relay happenings with relayforlifeofsecondlife.org.
Visit in Second Life LEA Photo Contest
Take your best photos at "16 Fields," the latest art installation from Lichtbringer -- and then enter the photo contest where one winner will be awarded L$1,000. Contest held July 17-Aug. 17. More info at lindenarts.blogspot.com/2017/07/lea26-holds-photo-contest-starting.html
Visit in Second Life DRAGON Beach Party
The music never stops at DRAGON Beach Party, held July 14-16! Deejays play hip-hop, R&B, house music and more.
Visit in Second Life The Summer Full Perm Fair
The Summer Full Perm Fair, held through July 31, features the best full perm creators in Second Life offering their new releases as fair exclusives in all categories at big discounts.
Visit in Second Life Sunshine & Seashells
Gacha Good Events Presents Sunshine and Seashells, a Gacha and shopping event with a variety of items for all your summer needs, including fashion, accessories and anything else you might be looking for to get into the swing of summer fun. Discover dozens of Gacha machines and booths filled with items from some of the best creators on the grid. Event ends July 30.
Visit in Second Life Sol and Mani
Visit Sol and Mani, the latest art installation from Fifi Candyfloss Oh. Sol is the Goddess of the Sun and Mani is the God of the Moon in Norse/Germanic mythology.
Visit in Second Life Labico Village, Italy
Travel to this classic vintage Italian village filled with artisan workshops, stylishly furnished lodges and trams with ballroom dancing. Ideal for roleplaying, taking pictures and machinima.
Visit in Second Life Misty Mountain Retreat & Cafe
Misty Mountain Retreat & Cafe is a serene hangout with hidden pleasures. Enjoy the piano music (always on) and come relax and have a cup of tea (or coffee!) on your own or with a loved one.
Visit in Second Life Comhar Photo Studio
Take you best shots at this free public photo studio and photo garden. Here you'll find four floors of poses, props and photo scenes along with a photography garden and cave system.
Visit in Second Life Marina Dorica Sailing Club
Visit this exclusive sailing club, where you can find the best for your sailboats and where you can spend some moments of leisure and relaxation. There are weekly group cruises to join, as well.
Visit in Second Life Style Central
Style Central is a residential and shopping sim that is gorgeously laid out to look like Upstate New York. It has wonderful vistas, cute rentable houses, shops and central gathering places.
Visit in Second Life HKPolyU Evolution VC3ei
Visit “Cirque du Self-Access,” a virtual self-access centre combined with interdisciplinary activities located on the virtual campus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Visit in Second Life Club Dragon Cruise
Dance on the ship while watching the setting sun at Club Dragon Cruise, where the music never stops as deejays play hip-hop, R&B, house music and more.
Visit in Second Life Collins Land
Walk through the quiet and zen paths of Collins Land. Enjoy the view as you stroll through the vegetation, then stop at the village and visit the beautifully decorated houses.
Visit in Second Life Virtual Secrets Sales Room
Virtual Secrets Sales Room is a recurring themed fashion and home shopping event that opens on the first of each month and ends on the 20th. The July theme is Miami Beach. More info at sites.google.com/site/virtualsecretssr
Visit in Second Life Jezebel's SpeakEasy and Burlesque
JezeBelles SpeakEasy and Burlesque is home to The JezeBelles Dancers. The Belles perform at venues all over SL but this is where you'll find the premiere of their shows. Home to live music, dancing, theater and comedy.
Visit in Second Life Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is the Twisted Cork Wine Bar.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
 
 
Linden Lab
From time to time, we make changes to Second Life’s Terms of Service in order to improve the documents, update and/or clarify policies, and keep the Terms current. We’ve just published an update to the Terms, and the first time you login to SL on or after July 31, 2017, you’ll be asked to agree to these updated Terms.
Here’s what’s new in this update:
We’ve restructured the Terms of Service to contain terms and conditions that apply to all Linden Lab products, and we have separated out product-specific references (such as Linden Dollar and LindeX for SL) into product-specific policies. The new Second Life Terms and Conditions contains all the Second Life-specific references that were previously in the Terms of Service.
We have added references to our wholly-owned subsidiaries, Tilia Inc. and Tilia Branch UK Ltd., which will be handling payment services on our behalf under certain circumstances.
We made some minor text revisions to clarify that Linden Lab has discretion to undertake certain account actions.
We have updated the arbitration provision in accordance with applicable law.  
As always, you should read all policies fully before agreeing to them. If on or after July 31, you have any difficulties reviewing and agreeing to the new Terms when you login, please create a support case so the team can help you out.
Linden Lab
Hello Residents!
Whether it's the significance of one's appearance or persona to fellow residents or how they impact the performance for all users, avatars have always played an important role in Second Life. Because of this, we are constantly trying to improve the quality, overall selection or choices and how performant these Linden curated avatars are. Every iteration we hope to be better and more efficient.
Today we’re excited to announce a set of 8 new starter avatars which are themed Renaissance, Mystic Heroes and Angels & Demons. In this release, for the first time ever, we’re offering Bento avatars!
Yes you heard it right, all but the Mystic Heroes in this offering will be Bento-equipped. Some of the avatars are ride-alongs, which mean they include horses as a Bento attachment, while others boast animated wings!
These avatars are available through the viewer in the "Choose my avatar" section. You can also view or choose them from your inventory and customize each to your liking. We hope you enjoy trying them out as much as we did creating them!


Xiola Linden
On June 26, 2017, Linden Lab performed some upgrades on our billing system that resulted in an unanticipated issue. After we completed the maintenance to implement the intended upgrades, many attempted L$ purchases on the LindeX, in addition to Marketplace purchases, began failing to deliver L$ or items, respectively.
Thanks to Residents quickly contacting support and confirming our growing suspicions, we immediately disabled payment processing at 12:05PM PDT to prevent additional users from being impacted.
After some intensive troubleshooting that - despite our best efforts - took longer than we’d have liked, the base cause of these failed transactions was resolved as of 3:51PM PDT on the same day. However, we still have the task of refunding the thousands of failed transactions to the impacted users ahead of us. A large number of Lindens across several departments have been coming in early and staying late between Monday and today to fulfill that responsibility to our users. Your patience is greatly appreciated, and we hope to complete the work as quickly as possible.
We’ll post an update to this blog as soon as we have more information to pass along. Our support agents on the phone lines and live chat do not have any additional information to provide at this time. Support cases which have already been submitted will be answered once this situation has been resolved.
If you missed it, April recently shared a bit about the role of ‘Shrek Ears’ in the Linden culture here. You can believe that this week, Shrek ears are being worn. 
- The Second  Life Support Team
 
Xiola Linden
Have you ever wanted to know more about the “Lindens”? At the recent SL14B celebration, Prim Perfect owner and editor Saffia Widdershins hosted four community Q&A sessions featuring several employees from Linden Lab who work on Second Life. Each of these interviews reveals enlightening insights about the people behind Second Life, as well as their experiences and challenges running the Internet’s largest user-created virtual world. 
 
Take a look at the videos below to learn more:
 
Meet the Lindens: Engineering Director Oz Linden and Director of Product Grumpity Linden

Meet the Lindens: Lead Community Manager Xiola Linden


Meet the Lindens: VP of Operations and Platform Engineering Landon Linden

Meet the Lindens: Senior Director of Product Operations Patch Linden and Land Operations Supervisor Dee Linden

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Linden Lab

To celebrate, we put together a special (and somewhat mysterious) gift set. 

We’re not entirely sure what a Sananok is, but the Moles assure us they are friendly creatures that tend to keep to themselves and need a good home. Each Sananok avatar comes with a mysterious egg, which is  in fact so mysterious, not even the Moles know what it will hatch into.
Sananok Avatar

A wearable avatar that includes a shape and an alpha layer.

Mysterious Egg  (Rezzable or wearable)

 

Things you can do with the egg:
Rez it out your parcel, make it feel at home. Add it to your avatar to carry it around with you (perhaps for a night on the town?). Have a tea party with it, it’s all good. Keep an eye on your Egg as it will, from time to time, tell you things (like when it’s getting ready to hatch!).
Stop by the SL14B Birthday Regions and grab this gift from any of the gift kiosks available!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linden Lab

Second Life’s virtual economy and the ability to process Linden dollar credits for real money on the LindeX exchange has long been a powerful and important aspect of the virtual world, and last year alone, users processed credits amounting to $60 million (USD) from the Second Life economy. The opportunity to turn virtual creativity into real profits creates a virtuous circle - it provides a financial incentive for creators to provide high quality goods and services, which add incredible richness to the virtual world for all to enjoy.
 
Underlying SL’s successful user-to-user L$ economy and the ability to buy and sell L$’s for real currency is a significant amount of ongoing work to ensure that everything remains compliant with applicable laws and regulations, while also preventing fraud and money laundering. 
 
Investing in improvements to these processes and the ongoing compliance work required comes at a cost to Linden Lab, and we will be making some LindeX fee adjustments in order to share a portion of those costs with Residents active in the SL economy.
The changes are as follows:
The fee for purchasing L$ on the LindeX will increase from $0.40 (USD) to $0.60 (USD) per transaction The fee structure for process credit transactions (i.e. paying real money into PayPal or Skrill accounts) will remain as a 1.5% fee with a $3 (USD) minimum, but the maximum fee per transaction will increase from $15 (USD) to $25 (USD). These fee adjustments will be effective as of June 19, 2017.
Xiola Linden
 

Second Life hits its 14th Anniversary this summer. That’s worthy of celebration, and you do not have to wait until the actual Anniversary ( June 23rd, if you’re curious) to start enjoying the fun!
While we have a few things in the works for later this month, yesterday we launched a HUGE shopping event in honor of the occasion. Sixty Merchants with some of the most popular brands in Second Life have set up shop across three Regions  -  Golden, Gilded and Halcyon - each providing a FREE gift and some major discounts on their top-selling items!
 You’re going to want to find some time to make your way through each of these stores, as there really are some amazing things to find.
 Go, check it out now! Sales ends on June 26th!
 
Participating Merchants
 .{PSYCHO:Byts}. / .TeaBunny. / [ west end ] / [Tia] / {CA} CALIGULA™ / *KC|Couture* / % anxiety / • Zuri Jewelry • / ^.^Ayashi^.^ / || Fashiowl Poses || / ~Tableau Vivant~ / 1313 Mockingbird Lane / 220ML / addams / Alice Project / alme. by ChloeElectra / Aphorism / Bella Moda / BigBully / Blueberry / BOYS TO THE BONE / by Crash / Cae / Candle and Cauldron / Canimal / Catwa / Chez Moi / ChiMia / CONSTRUCT / Deadwool / Deccan Arida / eve / eXxEsS Hair / FUSSY x FOXCITY / G&D The Italian Style / Gos / Heartsdale Jewellery / Hello Dave / Hucci / Ison / jacinda jaxxon / Lapointe and Bastchild / Lemon Chilliz / Lure / Lybra™ / Mina / Murray / Patron / RealEvil Industries / Rebel Hope / Refuge / Silvan Moon Designs / STRAY DOG / Sweet Tea Couture / Thalia Heckroth / The Cube Republic / Titans / titzuki/FAKEICON / WILD Makeup Studio / zed designz /
Xiola Linden
The season of swimsuits and flip flops is upon us! Even in Second Life, you are sure to see a few more barefeet and tanlines than usual. The last few fresh blossoms of spring have reached their peak, and the water has warmed to a perfect temperature for dipping or sipping umbrella drinks in the sand — or poolside.
There are parades in the streets as festive crowds dance along the sidewalks and pinwheel their arms against the sun. There is no way to deny that summer has shone her sunny face, and the Destination Guide is prepped with a ton of sun activities to keep you entertained. Come join us for the Music Fest auditions today and tomorrow for a little live music!
Share your Second Life summer pics to our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features, and do not forget to update your Place Page! In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Check out our featured Place Page this week at The 1920s Berlin Project.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
Now, slather on some virtual sunscreen and meet me at the pool!
SL14B MusicFest Auditions
Come support your favorite music acts at the official auditions for SL14B MusicFest! From bands to solo acts, electronic to acoustic -- you'll experience some of the best talent inworld at this two-day event. Round one auditions held June 2 from noon-2 p.m. (Pacific) with the regions open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. only. Round two auditions are held June 3 from 6-8 p.m. (Pacific) with the regions only accessible from 5-9 p.m. Above photo by Elo.
Visit in Second Life SL14B Shopping Event - Gilded
Get free gifts and exclusive items from many of Second Life's top designers at the 14th Anniversary Shopping Event, held June 5-26.
Visit in Second Life Destination Hope Hunt for RFL
Use the Passport Travel HUD and travel around SL getting your passport stamped at each stop to receive prizes.The Destination Hope Hunt, held throughout June, is an official RFL event and benefits Relay for Life.
Visit in Second Life London City Pride
Celebrate a month of UK pride in London City through June. Experience top cabaret performances and concerts and discover collectible memorabilia and summer activities live from the amphitheater. Hang out on the beach, paddle in the pool and bask in the sunshine. More details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.com
Visit in Second Life UAC Medieval Faire for Relay for Life
Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team (#38) presents the Third Annual Medieval Faire, running though June 18. The Faire, similar to a real world "Ren Faire," offers medieval tournaments in jousting, sword play, archery, horse racing, chess, Slurbbage, and all day trivia. There are over 80 merchants throughout the Faire grounds, as well as a village, travelers' camp and Gotya garden.
Visit in Second Life Summer Kick-Off Fun & Sun Fest
Celebrate the kick-off of summer with the Summer Fun & Sun Festival at Templeton Cove. Join this week-long celebration starting with a Black & White Ball on June 3rd and live music and deejays throughout the week. Event ends June 10th.
Visit in Second Life Seira
Seira is a space dedicated to music lovers: dark techno, deep house, progressive, tribal, reggae and whatever you like. An Open-Stage concept where everyone is invited to come DJ, dance, hang and have fun! On June 10th more than six DJ's will take the Open-Stage to generate feel-good vibes in a mystical desert environment at the foot of a beach, where its music, and its people give life to Seira, convoking fire and energy for a great festival that starts at 9 a.m. (Pacific) and will last more than 12 hours with the best Techno and DnB.
Visit in Second Life Phabolaois Stran
Phabolaois Stran is a mysterious rocky island in the middle of nowhere.Guarded by seagulls, only just a few shipwrecks and ruins tell of the island's eventful past including invasion and occupation. And then there is the abandoned mansion that had been the refuge of Lord Gwynplane one century ago. Attentive explorers might even discover the secret entrance to the bizarre circus in the sky.
Visit in Second Life Flash Back / Flash Forward
"Flash Back / Flash Forward," Giovanna Cerise's newest installation, takes an abstract and dreamlike approach to time's passage, our tottering on the precipice between past and future, and the commingling of time and space. Showing at Split Screen through July 31.
Visit in Second Life The Empire
Welcome to Bastards Hollow, nicknamed in 1893 as The Empire. Come explore this once booming town with your friends or family and discover vast caves and historical sites.
Visit in Second Life WarBug
Fly WarBug planes here for free! Shop for the latest models and engage in air combat. You will find many awesome L$10 items for sale here, too.
Visit in Second Life Care and Hope Center
The Care and Hope Center is a not-for-profit info hub to instill awareness on the horrors of domestic violence and violence against women. Visit the Care and Hope Center Domestic Violence Awareness Exhibit where prominent SL residents share their photo artwork. Free and confidential monthly classes on various topics such as domestic violence, emotional abuse, love addiction, etc. are offered.
Visit in Second Life
Linden Lab
In recent server deploys, we rolled out valuable updates to land access in Second Life. These improvements made a change to allow estate owners and managers to always enter the regions that they administer, increased the population limits on regions, and granted premium members priority access to popular events.
But wait, there’s more …
Now, we are happy to announce another improved capability for estate managers. Estate managers may now enforce parcel access settings across their entire estate. They can choose to allow parcel owners to prohibit public access (creating a banline), or require that parcel owners permit public access so that most Residents experience the estate as a contiguous area.  
As an estate owner, if you want a welcome area that is accessible to all, you’ll no longer need to manually check your parcels for banlines on your estate! Just set it and forget it. You will be informed that this change may impact any existing parcel settings, and you can rollback to previous individual parcel settings. We’ll keep the previous parcel settings - for a limited amount of time - in the simstate to temporarily safeguard against accidental changes.
We’ve adjusted the access management UI to try to make the effect of each change more clear, and have additional UI improvements in the works!
You can read a great (and highly detailed) recap of these changes on Inara Pey’s Blog. Thanks, Inara!
Keep a light lit... we have more exciting land enhancements coming on the wind in the future.
Brett Linden
This week’s Destination Guide highlights are all about the summer heat and good beats. While the summer sun continues to shine, there are several beach hot spots and lively music events that you’ll want to explore. Highlights include a two-week arts and music festival, a flashback music fest, a spicy new beach club and more.
If you’re looking to escape the heat and enjoy a William Shakespeare play or sip some ale in a historic tavern, you can time warp to London in the Tudor era.
Whatever your bag, there’s always something to keep you hot, cool, calm or crazy in Second Life.
Indie Teepee
Opens noon (Pacific) on July 21! Indie Teepee, held through Aug. 6, brings people together through their love of song and art – breaking down barriers and providing a haven for music genres like indie, alternative, rock, electronic dance music and hip-hop. The event includes live music performances, original mesh designs and the creative forum. Full schedule at indieteepee.com.
Visit in Second Life Tudor London in Time Portal
Step through the Time Portal in the laboratory and visit London during the Tudor era. Have some ale at the tavern, visit the market, train your abilities with a sword and enjoy a new play by William Shakespeare at the Globe Theater at the end of the street! You can also shop with some of the best creators of historical items in SL.
Visit in Second Life OMGoshigans Event at ShenaniganS
Great Ormond Street Hospital (the Gosh in OMGoshigans) stands at the forefront of children's medicine and represents the pinnacle of research and development in the field. ShenaniganS is holding a marathon of music from 4 a.m. (Pacific) on July 21st to 10 p.m. on July 24th with performances "donated" by musicians, singers and deejays who perform and ask for donations to a single cause - OMGoshigans.
Visit in Second Life 60's Summer Rock Fest
Experience the look, feel and sounds of the 60's as Templeton Cove presents a weekend celebration of music, peace and love in an outdoor event space and campgrounds. Event held July 22 - 24.
Visit in Second Life Fashion Dazzle Event
Fashion Dazzle is a monthly designer event in Second Life. If you have wings of a dove, come dazzle!
Visit in Second Life Frisky Beaver Beach Club
The Frisky Beaver Beach Club is a live music concert venue that is also designed for exploring. Hang out, swim or jump on a scooter, bicycle or trampoline. Play a game of Greedy or enjoy the music and dance!
Visit in Second Life Altitude
A forgotten island containing the remnants of an old hangar is home to Altitude. Hang-out in the club, play or listen to music including weekly live performances. Use the open stage, available to all visitors. Whether enjoying the music, searching for photo opportunities or relaxing on the windswept beach, there is something for everyone.
Visit in Second Life Woodcrest University
Life goes on as usual for this college town...but unbeknownst to them, between its classes and college parties, a hidden society has been rising behind the walls of the Woodcrest University. Men and women have sworn to protect and keep out any unworldly creatures that may try to enter and wreak havoc upon their city. Who are these secret guardians? More at worldofsoap.wixsite.com/wosrpg.
Visit in Second Life Slaughter Creek Manor
Christopher Crawley and his bride Elizabeth arrived at Monte Cristo in 1876. 137 years later, they are still here...
Visit in Second Life La Vanilla Nightclub
Enjoy a laid-back vibe with modern music and golden oldies at La Vanilla Nightclub, which is the sequel to *The Sun* and Back2the80's.Open to the LGBTIQ community and like-minded.
Visit in Second Life Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is the Moya Chapel in the French Riviera.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
Linden Lab
For a limited time, get 50% off your first payment on a new monthly Premium Membership subscription.* In addition to long-standing perks like Premium Sandboxes, your own private home, a L$1000 sign-up bonus and a weekly L$ stipend to spend on whatever you want, Premium subscriptions have continued to get better and better! We’ve added more group slots so that you can stay up to date on all your favorite merchants, role-playing groups, clubs, and other Second Life activities. We increased the number of missed IMs that Premium members receive before they get capped, and just recently added the Premium Access feature - where Premium members get preferred access to crowded Regions and events.
Along with the above, Premium memberships include exclusive gifts and expanded live-chat customer support.
There’s so many reasons to become a Premium subscriber - so upgrade to Premium and start enjoying the benefits now!
 
*TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR 50% DISCOUNT This offer begins on July 13, 2017 at 8AM Pacific Time (PT) and expires on July 27, 2017 at 8AM PT. To qualify for this promotion, you must 1) have an existing Second Life ("SL") basic account or create a new account, and 2) select monthly (every one month) billing for your SL account. The fifty percent (50%) discount will be applied to your first month's bill and future months will be billed at the standard Premium Membership price (currently US$9.50 per one month). For new accounts or accounts not previously upgraded to Premium Membership, after initial login through the Second Life viewer following upgrade to Premium Membership and: 1) following your first full week, the L$300 weekly stipend will be deposited to your account every Tuesday for the duration of your Premium Membership; and 2) after your account has been active for forty-five (45) consecutive days, the L$ sign-up bonus will be deposited to your account.
Brett Linden
Looking to escape the summer heat? Chill out at one of the many new destinations we’ve rounded up for this week’s Second Life highlights, including an elaborate adventure hunt set in a Louisiana bayou, several fashion events, a new amusement park and many great spots to photograph.
Don’t miss your last chance to attend the ongoing Hair Fair, which concludes on July 16. You’ll also want to plan ahead for next week’s Relay For Life event, held July 15-16.
Here are some of our recommendations for the week:
The Beached Bunny Hunt 7
The Beached Bunny has gotten himself into a real mess. His fat behind is wedged in the sand and he can't get out! To help him escape his sandy trap, and prevent a bad sunburn, collect all of the sand buckets and help dig him out! Don't delay, the bunny is burning so get out there and start hunting for beach pails to help him out of his jam. More info: evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com
Visit in Second Life Event Envee
Event Envee is a monthly event that starts on the 10th of the month and always ends on the last day of each month. It was founded by Miss Brasil SL 2012, Bella Zenovka Moranni Ivanovic. They gather 60 designers and creators, as well as some of the best music in SL.
Visit in Second Life eBENTO
eBENTO is a new shopping event in Second Life that starts on the 15th of each month and focuses on items that are Bento-related. The founders of the event are Syra Hyun and Shine Messmer. More info at ebentotheevent.wixsite.com/ebento
Visit in Second Life Alqualonde
Alqualonde is the farthest east of the Undying Lands of Arda.... the first to receive the rays of the sun and the glow of the moon. Home to the Teleri, one of the three great races of Elves, who returned to the far west, but yearned for the sea. Now, in the 4th Age, Alqualonde has returned to the world from the Undying Lands to face a New Darkness.
Visit in Second Life Battle of the Bulge
The Battle Of The Bulge combat area is based on a snowy area in the Belgian Ardennes and features an interactive flag capturing system. There are destructible parts of the environment, as well as a varied landscape that extends from the forest and wheat fields into a small city center! Made for VICE vehicles and infantry.
Visit in Second Life Bacon of Hope
You've joined an effort to control the spread of the invasive water hyacinth in the bayou. But what do hippos have to do with it? And is something more sinister going on? This Basin Street Irregulars hunt is set in New Toulouse, an early 1900s-themed Louisiana community celebrating its tenth year in Second Life. This event runs through the month of July.
Visit in Second Life Footprints In The Sand
Footprints In The Sand is a beautifully decorated beach where you can hang out here with friends, family and loved ones. Beach rentals are available, too.
Visit in Second Life Ash Falls
A remote beach set in the Pacific Northwest for photos and soul searchers alike. Perfect for quiet romantic evenings, compelling photography or just hanging out with friends.
Visit in Second Life Funland Amusement Center
Funland is always open and features free-to-play games and activities, incuding skating, sledding, bowling, dancing, board games and more.
Visit in Second Life The Grove
Discover the elegant surroundings within The Grove in this diverse community of 12 sims. Relax in the romantic sunken gardens and numerous nature spots. Lay back on the warm sandy beaches or attend one of the exciting live attractions. With superb photo opportunities and extensive facilities, why make a wish when you can make a dream? Take the opportunity to become part of this exciting community.
Visit in Second Life LX - Monochrome Art Photography
You love photography and want to explore the biggest city in Second Life? You can in the heart of the industrial area of Bay City. Explore this contemporary gallery shop with a photography exhibit on the 2nd floor and enjoy the endless view from the rooftop over the Inner Habor in an ever-changing city.
Visit in Second Life Jezebel's SpeakEasy and Burlesque
JezeBelles SpeakEasy and Burlesque is home to The JezeBelles Dancers. The Belles perform at venues all over SL but this is where you'll find the premiere of their shows. Home to live music, dancing, theater and comedy.
Visit in Second Life Anestezi Club
Chat with new friends at Turkiye, a Turkish-language hangout space located on a newcomer-friendly beach with music in Second Life.
Visit in Second Life TOP 10 DESTINATION GUIDE CATEGORIES
Have you ever wondered what the most popular general-rated Destination Guide categories are? We’ve pulled the data for the past three years of activity to identify which categories are most clicked. Here they are:
Editors’ Picks
Photogenic Spots
Romance
Premium Gifts
Adventure & Fantasy
Featured Events
Roleplaying Communities
Games
Popular Places
Beaches
Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is for Eternal Conflict: Angels & Demons RP.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
Brett Linden
This week’s Second Life highlights include the return of one of the biggest events of the year! Hair Fair is back for the 12th year in a row — and you won’t want to miss the many exclusive styles offered by many of SL’s top designers in support of Wigs for Kids. After you are done shopping, you’ll want to check out one of the many other big events on tap including a new hunt from MadPea, a Relay for Life 4th of July event and much more.
Here are some of our recommendations for the week:
Hair Fair 2017
Welcome to the 12th Annual Hair Fair, where a percentage of all items sold will be donated to Wigs for Kids. Hairstyles are created new and exclusive for the duration of the event, which is held July 1- 16. You'll find both styles for both men and women across all four sims. For more information, visit hairfair.wordpress.com.
Visit in Second Life MadPea Summer Hunt
Search the grid for hidden seashells while earning points you can cash in for exclusive prizes. There are amazing locations to explore, new achievements to unlock, incredible rewards to earn and so much more. If you liked the Mad Easter Egg Hunt, then you will love this! The excitement lasts until July 9th.
Visit in Second Life Midsummer Enchantment
Now until July 9, join this enchanting shopping experience for those with a love for dark romance, magical fantasy and Gothic weddings. If you explore the venue well enough, you may find hidden masquerade masks with new exclusive prizes.
Visit in Second Life 4th of July Street Fair - RFL Event
4th of July Street Fair, open through July 9, features items from over 50 creators at great prices. There are also free gifts, gachas and more -- all for Relay for Life. This event is brought to you by the Old World Artisan Guild (team 22).
Visit in Second Life London Hyde Park Event Field
Celebrate Wimbledon in London with a month of tennis on the field and a strawberry hunt with fantastic weekly prizes. Throughout July, London offers various competitive sports and every Thursday there will be live music and a live DJ on the field from noon until 2 p.m. (Pacific). Don't forget your running shoes!
Visit in Second Life London City Summer
Soak up the sun on the beach, or head into the town for that perfect summer holiday in London City. There are weekly themed concerts through July including daily events and a comprehensive collection of clubs that will make this summer a total scorcher for you. For details, see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.
Visit in Second Life Wonderaks Medieval Fairy Fantasy
Wonderoaks is a medieval and elven fantasy realm. Set in a beautiful woodland, the village contains a number of interesting houses and shops nestled around the village pub. Walk through the countryside discovering magical scenery, hidden valleys, caves and secret meadows. Return to the village and investigate the great tree, laden with fantastic tree houses.
Visit in Second Life Burrow Coffee Co.
Welcome to Burrow Coffee Co., a humble little cafe where anyone and everyone is welcome. Grab a cup of coffee and meet up with friends and loved ones in this cozy and eclectic little coffeehouse. Check out the game room attic filled with a variety of addicting games, and don't forget to stop by one of the events! There are themed parties, live musicians, DJs, poetry readings, trivia nights and more.
Visit in Second Life Berg by Nordan Art
Berg by Nordan Art is proud to present The Swamp by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu. The installation represents a metaphor for fascism inspired by both artists' first hand revolution and post-revolution experiences in Portugal. Preset sim WL is recommended. Turn up the sound as sound and voice are both integral parts of the exhibit. Free avatars are available at the landing point.
Visit in Second Life Stony Hill Vineyard
Experience a little taste of wine country in this scenic build by Ezra Locke. Spanish and Italian influences can be found throughout. Relax at the country club or explore the vineyards and equestrian Area.
Visit in Second Life Gale Storm Retreat
Explore a remote Pacific Northwest cliffs setting while a storm is brewing just off shore. Relax, explore or ride out the storm and watch the rain. Plenty of pleasant secluded spots to enjoy with company or solo.
Visit in Second Life Highwood Antlers National Park
Come explore this beautiful park sim. Highwood Antlers National Park is a natural habitat with lots of deer and wildlife.
Visit in Second Life The Drome
The Drome is an underground club dedicated to live deejays who play a selection of saved vinyl and scratched mp3's including techno, house, acid, electro, chill, dub, dubstep, reggae and ska -- as well as other great sounds and blended beats between the flips and clicks.
Visit in Second Life Redamancy Forest
Redamancy Forest is a relaxing atmosphere for women to come enjoy a peaceful moment when SL becomes too noisy.
Visit in Second Life Share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is for Arcadia Park.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via the web form.
Xiola Linden
It has been just a little over a week since we launched the inworld shopping event to commemorate SL14B. We’ve gathered 60 Merchants, each providing a free gift as well as discounts on many of their top items. Be sure to take some time to drop in and take advantage of the incredible deals at hand. The shopping event spans three contiguous Regions, making it easy to cam shop or easily walk through. A little retail therapy may be just the thing you  need.
We have plenty more in store for celebrating our 14th anniversary - and will share more details on that below, but first - if you are planning an event in celebration of SL14B, be sure to send the deets to our editors over at the Destination Guide. We’ve got a category set up just for the occasion, and would love to get your event listed as soon as possible!

Now, on With the Show!
We are going to rock the Grid with three days of music - from Italian Opera to full on Psychedelic Rock - and you won’t want to miss out on that. Our 3rd Annual Music Fest is coming, and so much cooler than Coachella - literally, you can blast the air conditioning or fans from the comfort of your computer! Details about lineup and location to come - but be sure to save the dates, get your tail feathers ready to shake, and find those ‘rock on’ bento gestures for the show!
Music Fest Day 1: June 23, 2017 from 11 AM – 3 PM (SLT)
Music Fest Day 2: June 24, 2017 from 8 PM - 12 AM (SLT)
Music Fest Day 3: June 25, 2017 from 4 PM - 8 PM (SLT)

Ain’t No Party Like a Second Life Party
We will be hosting two costume parties inworld - Come as You Were, and a Masquerade Ball. We all come into this (virtual) world as total n00bs, and the Come as You Were party is a nod to those days of yore - whether it was yesterday or over a decade ago. Put your best Ruth forward, as there’s a costume contest and a L$5000 prize on the line! We’re also hosting a Masquerade/Masked Ball - where mystique and intrigue are sure to reign supreme! There is also a L$5000 prize for the best at the ball! Both parties will take place at the Cake Stage in the SL14B Community Celebration Regions - stay tuned for details once those locations go live! Those Regions will also be home to where you can pick up a special commemorative avatar and bonus gift from the Lab. 
Masquerade: June 19, 2017  from 11am - 1pm SLT
Come as You Were: June 21, from 6 - 8 pm SLT

 
Second Life Community Celebrations
I have worked with many communities in my time, and I can tell you that none are quite as creative and unique as the Second Life community. This community never disappoints when it comes to putting together a bevy of good times inworld during the anniversary week. Watch their site for updates on what is happening this year for the SL14B Community Celebrations!
 
As part of those events, they will be interviewing some Lindens at the Meet the Lindens series. Those talks will take place on June 19 - 22nd at 2 PM. More details to come!
Brett Linden
It’s summer time in Second Life! The new season officially arrives this week and Residents will find no shortage of hot getaways and cool events to explore inworld. One highlight you won’t want to miss is SL14B MusicFest, which starts today! This special event features three days of live music performances from some of the most talented musicians in Second Life. This week’s highlights also include the twelfth year of Second Pride and a unique hunt and event that is based on the Japanese “Star Festival” Tanabata.
Here are some of our favorite new events and spots in SL this week:
SL14B MusicFest
Experience live music and interact directly with some of Second Life’s top musicians at Music Fest.
Visit in Second Life 2017 Second Pride Festival
It's gay pride in Second Life! The official SecondPride is happening for the 12th year in a row from June 23 to July 2nd! Don't miss the many parties held throughout the festival that include live performers and the best LGBT deejays on the grid. There's also shopping, gifts, a Japanese Garden, rides, a memorial church and more. Full schedule at second-pride.com.
Visit in Second Life CADERU Vol.3. Tanabata
This hunt and shopping event, held from June 19 to July 31, is themed after the popular Japanese "Star Festival" Tanabata. Collect the festival tickets and claim your reward! There is also a photo contest.
Visit in Second Life Quiet After Evening
You can hear the big beat of the hydrangea and streams and the quiet sounds of the drizzie. It has longed for home. The memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment.
Visit in Second Life Mica's Maze Collection
There are five mazes to try out and every maze works in a different way. In the gravity maze, you walk on the walls and ceiling like a fly. The 360 maze will test your memory. The rotating maze will make you dizzy. The unfair maze will drive you mad. Fortunately, there is also an easy maze. Mica's mazes are hard to solve. Do you have what it takes to solve them all?
Visit in Second Life The Abandoned Beach Resort
The Abandoned Beach Resort is a new post-apo beach sim, created by bg5 Slade. Feel the warm sun on your skin and the sand between your toes while exploring. It's 21 years behind apocalypse now and nature is gaining back the power over the environment. Will you get by in that post-apocalyptic dream?
Visit in Second Life Of course, Second Life’s fourteenth birthday celebration (SL14B) also continues (and concludes) this week. If you haven’t checked out the many community-created exhibits for SL14B, then you’ll want to explore them soon before the disappear! Here are some of our favorites:
Pinwheel
A continuously changing patchwork of four patches made out of equally sized pinwheels.
Visit in Second Life TJ's Mediamagic!
Take a wildly immersive trip - figuratively and literally - into a world created by enveloping you in light and sound. There are free rocket rides available, too!
Visit in Second Life Rawson Square, Nassau
Welcome to Rawson Square in Second Life. In the Bahamas, twice a year Rawson Square becomes the focal point for the world famous Junkanoo Carnival. But you can celebrate with a Junkanoo party anytime in SL. Come put on a costume and hit the street. Let that Junkanoo beat move your feet!
Visit in Second Life Torgon's Rollercoaster
Let's celebrate SL's 14th birthday with the ride of your (Second) Life! Enjoy a rollercoaster ride filled with color, light, and speed!
Visit in Second Life Neverland Soiree
Beneath Hangman's Tree, a magical party is taking place. The pixies and the Lost Boys have prepared their home for a most fancy "soiree" and you are invited! First, you must make the perilous journey through the galaxy. Many say that it is impossible to find your way out of the never-ending maze of stardust... but those who believe in themselves will surely find their way.
Visit in Second Life Don’t forget to share your SL14B and other Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is for 18th Century Paris.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
Brett Linden
Second Life starts to celebrate its fourteenth birthday this weekend — and you’re invited to the party! This year’s celebration has a Carnivalesque theme and features both official and community-created events, free gifts, and exhibitions. Everything opens this Sunday, but you can get a sneak peek at what to expect by visiting our SL14B directory in the Destination Guide. Don’t forget our ongoing SL14B Official Shopping Event, which features free gifts and exclusive items from many of Second Life’s top designers.
There are too many SL14B highlights to list here, but we’ve assembled a few spots that you’ll want to check out:
Come As You Were Party
Party like it's 2003! Dress up and get down with your favorite outdated look from the earliest days of Second Life at this special SL14B event, held June 21 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (Pacific).
Visit in Second Life Masquerade Ball
Don't miss the Masquerade Ball, a special SL14B event held on Monday, June 19, from 11 a.m. tp 1 p.m. (Pacific).
Visit in Second Life SL14B Cake Stage
The SL14B Community Celebration Cake Stage is on four regions. Built by Mikati Slade, it is the centerpiece of the SL14B Community Celebration and also serves as a venue for musical and performance Art.
Visit in Second Life The NeoVictoria Project at SLB14
Visit the NeoVictoria Project's parcel! This small community of artists is working together to bring their stories out of SL. The goals of the project are to enjoy great roleplay, make new friends, and create filmed stories (machinima).
Visit in Second Life Masked: Carnevale di Venezia
"Masked: Carnevale di Venezia" is a beautiful gallery of new photography done by Catalina Staheli, featuring the concept of amazing masks you'll see worn during Carnevale in Venice. Featured stylists include: Falbala Fairey, Beatrice Serendipity, Steele Sirnah, LeezahKaddour Resident, Zoya Braham, AnnaG Pfeffer, SeasidePurcell Resident, Xandrah Sciavo, Njegovanka Resident, and WrenNoir Cerise
Visit in Second Life Hybridisation - Trimmer Bay
Hybridisation is a process, an evolution. SL moved to RL and came back. The exhibit is an evolution in imagery and construction, through tortured prims, sculpties and mesh. From 2D to 3D, a new psychedelic experience.
Visit in Second Life Newspaper Factory
Newspaper Factory is passionate about publishing with a mission to encourage community-focused projects. Newspaper Factory shows the "whys" and "hows" over three floors in a beautifully re-purposed factory building. Contains two visual presentations and in-world papers for you to browse.
Visit in Second Life Cassini's Grand Finale: Leeward CC
This exhibit shows the Cassini orbiter in the final part of its 19-year Saturn exploration mission. Come explore the full-scale model then explore the seas of Second Life with the Leeward Cruising Club.
Visit in Second Life A Shakespearean Theatre Tribute
The Baron Collection presents A Shakespearean Theatre Tribute. Come test your knowledge of Shakespeare with the trivia boards and win original mesh prizes made exclusively for SL14B.
Visit in Second Life Carnivale Fashion Through The Ages
As SL14B has the theme of Carnivale, this exhibit shows some fashions which have been used in Venetian carnivals in the past. Information is also given on the history of some of the original wearers of these gowns and, finally, there is a (hopefully) humourous end to the visit at the top of the build.
Visit in Second Life In addition to SL14B, there are several other new events and locations to explore. Here are some of our favorites added to the Destination Guide this week:
Man Cave
Man Cave is a refreshing monthly event that caters to the modern man with exclusive items that promise to entertain, stimulate your mind and keep you looking your best! With everything from gear, rides and style, Man Cave promises to deliver the biggest, baddest and best that Second Life can offer. Opens June 18.
Visit in Second Life The Earth Repository
A holographic simulation located in a space server committed to curate the memory of planet Earth.
Visit in Second Life Forest Of Mystical Dreams
Mermaids,dragons, furries, elen, pixies and even humans are welcome at the Forest Of Mystical Dreams. Discover romantic spots for you and your loved ones. Lite roleplay without all the rules. Dance under the stars or find one of many hidden bubbles and spots around the sim.
Visit in Second Life Summer Of Love Concert (Relay for Life)
Bust out your best tie-dye for an afternoon of 60s music and optional LCC sailing cruise at the beautiful Mount Cooper estate in celebration of Relay For Life and the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Hosted by the incomparable DJ BennyThe Boozehound. Event held Sunday, June 18, from noon to 6 p.m.(Pacific).
Visit in Second Life Pictures of the Floating World
"Pictures of the Floating World: The Art of the Japanese Woodblock Print" at The Vordun Museum and Gallery showcases the centuries-old art of Japanese printmaking. Full of color, nature, and beauty, this exhibit will transport you to Edo-period Japan (17th-19th centuries), and explain how these intricate masterpieces were created, and are still being created today.
Visit in Second Life The Lost Cruise Ship
Before all living was ended through the huge storm, some survivors brought the old vessel in the harbor of NYC back to live. It brought them as far as it could ended by a tropical storm on an island in the middle of nowhere. Will you get by?
Visit in Second Life Nova Renegade - Colony of Ixion
Nova Renegade offers gritty western sci-fi roleplay set on a backwater, mudhole of a volcanic planet orbiting a Red Dwarf star on the other side of the Milky Way galaxy.
Visit in Second Life Share your SL14B and other Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features, and do not forget to update your Place Page! In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is for the Sweet Tea Couture SL14 Shopping Event.
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
Xiola Linden
Did you know about the Official Second Life Flickr page? It is a great place to share images of your travels through the Grid, and we elect our Pic of Day from images submitted to that group. Keep it in mind as you explore these carefully curated spots from the Destination Guide editors — there are plenty of photographic opportunities!


Log inworld and check these places out!
 
Silk Road Hunt VIII
Silk Road Hunt is back! The theme of this grid-wide Asian-themed hunt is Byzantium. Along the way, you will find over 70 free gifts by SL's finest merchants. Event end June 30. 2017.
Visit in Second Life The Jersey Shore 2 Beach Bling Carnival
Are you ready to return to the shore? Jersey Shore 2 is now open and it's time to get your bling on! Come stroll the boardwalk, ride the rides and shop the $L10 gifts including exclusives and gachas. Over 60 designers! Wear a suit and jump on a raft...float the day away!
Visit in Second Life The Men's Zone - TMZ
The Men's Zone is a monthly event featuring male fashion and accessories and even some home decor items. The event starts the 10th of every month and ends the 5th of the next month. More info at themenszone.weebly.com
Visit in Second Life SL14B Shopping Event - Golden
Get free gifts and exclusive items from many of Second Life's top designers at the 14th Anniversary Shopping Event, held June 5-26.
Visit in Second Life Plusia Project
Explore Plusia Ars Island, a project for the creation and dissemination of art. Discover creative spaces for conferences and exhibits, including photography, sculpture, painting, music, theater, dance and poetry.
Visit in Second Life Art Box
Art Box is a place that fully recreates over 90 famous photos and paintings in 3D so your avatar can be the star. This is a great location for taking photos for your profile or with friends for lasting memories!
Visit in Second Life Goodnight Amusement Park
Come visit Goodnight Amusement Park and experience a roller coaster, bungee jumping, bumper cars, and other amusement park fun. All rides are free! Also, enjoy a stroll down the pier and watch the fireworks show.
Visit in Second Life Electronic Club ROCKON
ROCKON is an exclusive electronic club in Second Life. Come and have fun with your friends and spend a unique moment in the bar or in the meeting area while listening to the best of electronic music.
Visit in Second Life Neurolab Inc
The future is now! Neurolab Inc. is all about outfitting the fashion-conscious cyber/cyberpunk/fashion/avant-garde in the latest synthetic wear.
Visit in Second Life Palm Beach Resort
Come to this beach and discover a romantic scene for you and your significant other. Take a look at this hidden beautiful Palm Beach Resort filled with amazing panoramic views, tons of cuddle spots, saunas for couples, private skyboxes and more.
Visit in Second Life House Dunaisling
Manor Dunaisling sits at the center of lands surrounded by walls of stone and iron gates. The Manor and the family that dwells within serve the people of the land, protecting them from outside dangers. Magical and mysterious creatures inhabit all that surrounds them. Come and explore this great land and all that it has to offer.
Visit in Second Life The Lake House
The Lake House on Lake Templeton is a fun place to meet friends, have a laugh and play some trivia while friendly deejays spin blues, rock and country! Don't miss Live Music Mondays and themed deejay parties throughout the week.
Visit in Second Life In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Check out our featured Place Page this week at Bands of Cypher, and update your Place Page today!
If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
 
Xiola Linden
 

Long-time Resident Arduenn Schwartzman has developed quite the reputation as a prominent inventor, scripter and builder in Second Life. With a career that includes stints as a both a molecular biologist and assistant professor outside Second Life, Arduenn is perhaps best known inworld as creator of the air combat game WarBug.
“Second Life rekindled the possibility to be creative,” says Schwarzman. “Over the years, I’ve always been fond of flight simulators. I thought it would be awesome just to have an air combat game. Second Life is perfect for that.”
Arduenn’s enterprises in Second Life extend well beyond aviation. Over the past 10 years, he has also created over 400 items that can be found for sale at OMGWTFL$10. In addition to his inworld store located near the WarBug Headquarters in Second Life, many of his items can also be found on the Second Life Marketplace. Among his crazier creations are a scripted and animated fly swatter, a gun that shoots nachos, a tin-foil hat, and nine pieces of sculpted bacon. Of course, there’s also the Fart HUD 2.0 that is advertised as the “perfect Valentine’s Day gift.”
To find out more about Arduenn and his many adventures in Second Life, watch the latest episode of “The Drax Files” below.

 
Want to see more Second Life stories? Find previous episodes of The Drax Files: World Makers at Draxtor’s website, or at the links below — and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel — where you can watch the entire series.
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 44: Istanbul University
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 43: nnoiz Papp
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 42: Death Row Designs
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 41: Vista Animations
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 40: Bernhard Dörries
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 39: Sergio Delacruz
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38 : Eboni Khan
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 37 : Nonprofit Commons
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 36 : Sominel Edelman
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento
Linden Lab
 

We are thrilled to re-introduce the Community Gateway Program!  Previously, the Community Gateway program helped bring new users to Second Life, by enabling Second Life communities to attract, register, an on-board new Residents. The program was shelved in 2010 as resources were reprioritized, and now we're excited to reintroduce the Community Gateway program along with some improvements that will make it even more valuable to Second Life.  We recognize the benefit of having Resident supported tutorial areas and have been working with several communities while fine tuning the new program over the last year.  
This program allows Second Life Communities to:
Create a new user experience and attract Residents to your specific community
Assist those new Residents in beginning their journey into Second Life
Lend a guiding hand in the creation of their new avatar personas
Assist with increasing new user retention.  
This powerful new tool will allow you to register new users right from your own community website and add them automatically to your group, thus helping your community to grow!
All details about this program (including how to apply) may be found here.

London City Community Gateway  

Firestorm Community Gateway