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Xiola Linden

When I was a teenager, my parents and friend’s parents would buy us season passes for the local amusement park to keep us busy during the summers. We’d get dropped off in the morning, run wild on the rides, and wait for our parents to pick us up as the sun set behind the skyline of roller coasters tracks and ferris wheel spokes. Summer always brings back those memories of good times with good friends some of whom I am still close to all these years later. There is something magical about an amusement park, and you can enjoy all that excitement without the vertigo in Second Life.

The Destination Guide  is crowded with fun, interactive spots full of rides for virtual thrill seekers and summer lovers alike. Take a look, and you are sure to find something that brings back memories of the summers of your youth regardless if that’s decades or last summer.

Share your Second Life summer pics to our Official Second Life Flickr  where we select our Pic of the Day features.

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.

Also, 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 Virtual Railway Consortium Headquarters.

Xiola Linden

The month of May is upon us, and it’s hard  to believe we are only a month away from the middle of the year! We’ve already seen so many events and incredible creations inworld, and it’s not even summer yet!

All year round, the editors of the Destination Guide seek out some of the newest spots for you to visit and finding destinations week after week. Take a look below at the most recent list they’ve pulled together to make your inworld travels easy peasy.

Share your pics to our Official Second Life Flickr  where we select our Pic of the Day features.

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. Also, 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 Holly Kai Park.

 

Xiola Linden

The Destination Guide editors have once again collected some of the latest and finest destinations for you to visit so don’t hesitate to start making your way through the list below and share your pics to our Official Second Life Flickr.

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. Also, 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 Time Portal, which is our featured Place Page this week at: https://places.secondlife.com/regions/46933/time-portal

Linden Lab

Place Pages are Linden-hosted web pages  for every Second Life location listed in Search, which landowners can customize and make their own. These pages make it easier to discover great places in SL and give Residents another way to promote their destinations.

We started a limited Beta program for this feature back in January 2017. This allowed us to respond with tweaks and polish to help get it to where it is today. This current offering is our “Unrestricted Access” release, which now allows all landowners to access their Place Pages and personalize them. Many of these pages will also soon be discoverable via popular search engines, such as Google. This means that more people than ever have the potential to learn about your Second Life place!

Moving forward, we’ll be continuing to improve Place Pages with more user-facing features, so stay tuned! For more information, visit the Place Pages Knowledge Base. A forum thread was also started for those wish to get even more history or would just like to leave us feedback.

Check out these example Place Pages:

The Pen
Time Portal

We hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to see even more places to discover and explore!

Xiola Linden
For a limited time, get 50% off your first payment on a new quarterly Premium Membership subscription.* Premium members receive a L$1000 sign-up bonus, a weekly L$ stipend to spend on whatever you want, your own home, and exclusive gifts like the charming tree house below. Subscribers also enjoy many other benefits, like exclusive access to Premium Sandboxes inworld, where you can create and meet other Premium members, and the new Premium Access feature we recently blogged about, that allows a certain number of Premium accounts to access an otherwise at capacity region.  
Upgrade to Premium and start enjoying the benefits now!
Enjoy Spring’s Beauty from Your Very Own Tree House
Talk about a view! This beautiful tree house gives you 360º views of the surrounding scenery. Perfect for secret meetings, a lazy swing in the afternoon sun, or just getting away from it all for a little while - the cozy interior is a great place to spend some time. There are seats in the branches, a nice fire inside, and the leaves can be changed to suit the season.  This gift is only available for Premium members for the duration of this promo.
Premium members can stop by one of the Premium Gift kiosks to claim their gifts. If you’re not yet Premium, take advantage of this 50% off sale to upgrade and grab your tree house right now.

*TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR 50% DISCOUNT This offer begins on April 13, 2017 at 8AM Pacific Time (PT) and expires on April 24, 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 quarterly (every three months) 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$22.50 per three months). 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.
Xiola Linden
There’s always a bevy of fairs and events to keep you teleporting on your virtual toes to see what’s on offer  — but few capture the whimsy and wonder of imaginations like the Fantasy Faire. Stroll the stalls of merchandise and wares offered by merchants for the benefit of Relay for Life of Second Life. It is worth the visit for the view alone! These regions have been lovingly crafted by some very talented Second Life creators and are well worthy of taking many snapshots to share on our Official Second Life Flickr.
There’s also hunts, gachas, scenic retreats and much more to explore, and our Destination Guide editors have collected but a few of the finest below, for you to visit.
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.

Login and work your way through these latest destinations and events! We hope to see you at the Fairelands!
 
Fantasy Faire 2017
The Fairelands have returned! From the 20th to the 30th of April, 15 incredible sims of extraordinary beauty bring the magic of Fantasy Faire to life once more. Art, auctions, events and shopping fill the days, all set to the sounds of Fantasy Faire Radio. Visit the auctions, the stores, the parties and the Literary Festival, where writers give their tips on successful storytelling. Ten days of the finest Second Life's fantasy community has to offer, complete with our epic quest, The Bard Queen's Song. More info at fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com
Visit in Second Life Pose Fair 2017
The biggest pose and animation event of the year is here! Pose Fair 2017 is underway from now until April 29th. Come find new items from over 90 stores to help you put the life in your Second Life!
Visit in Second Life Empty Minds by Romy Nayar
If an idea is born in your empty mind, it is thought that you must come to disregard it. Nobody knows why. The origin of that idea was lost. Maybe you'll be the first to have the idea and not discard your ideas?
Visit in Second Life Bloom: Springtime Market & Gacha Grove
From the creators of Tannenbaum and Salem, Prism Events brings you Bloom! Rich in flora, fauna and foliage, Bloom warmly welcomes spring with over 100 vendors and 2 ways to shop! Stroll through Bloom's Springtime Market and connect with artisans across the grid, selling seasonal goods. Or try your luck in the Gacha Grove! Bloom promises to be a wonderful shopping experience, sure to put a spring in your step!
Visit in Second Life My Secret Garden
Temprus, home to Art in the Park, is featuring the work of Ilyra Chardin in a full sim, immersive art installation. Begin your exploration with "normal" gardens that quickly lead both to the secret garden and to Art in the Park.
Visit in Second Life Dark Radiance
Dark Radiance is a Second Life dark Victorian era roleplay area. The date is approximately 1890 in a small corner of a fictitious London named Cruor Cross, but it is not quite the same Victorian England known from history. This one is darker, forlorn and supernatural creatures lurk behind the scenes. Every day one reads of yet another industrial accident that killed many workers or of another disappearance of family or child.
Visit in Second Life Jewel of the Tahari
At the southern tip of the Voltai Mountain range, next to the Upper Fayeen River, lays Teehra. It is an essential outpost to support and preserve merchant trade and the precious salt caravans that come out of the Tahari.
Visit in Second Life Dreamsland Easter Egg Hunt 2017
Many gifts await you at the DreamLand Easter Egg Hunt, held through April 30.
Visit in Second Life
Xiola Linden
Remember the first time you teleported into a space in Second Life that put you in total awe? For me, it was Transylvania, long before I was a Linden. My friend, who had introduced me to Second Life, invited me to his little home — after wandering like a newb nomad for days, it was one of the first times I’d met up with him inworld. I will never forget how enthusiastically he showed me his little coffin bed and walked me around the streets where people were openly role-playing and dressed to the pre-mesh nines in their gothic finest. The whole concept was overwhelming and extraordinary. My mind sparked with possibility and excitement. Shortly after our tour, my friend showed me a club, and for the next 11 years and counting, I’ve been amazed regularly by the places that pop up on the GRID.
Our Destination Guide is ripe with some of the best places to make new memories and experience new things — and you may find another chapter to your adventure on the other end of that next teleport.
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.
Login and work your way through these latest destinations and events!
 
The Dark Side 2 Fashion Fair
Walk the catwalk at the Dark Side 2 Fashion Fair with over 70 designers. This good vs. evil battle of fashion, home decor, furniture, jewelry, skins, makeup, body art, poses and more will tempt and tease you. Explore events exclusives, L$10 gifts and the gacha gallery. Strike a pose and come to the Dark Side. Event ends April 30.
Visit in Second Life Glass Jars
This underwater LEA installation by Art Oluja offers an experimental narrative where space contains emotions and memories in a fluid mindscape. Fragments of nostalgia nest into vessels, drifting between glimpses of clarity and obscure dreams. Much of the inspiration comes from G. Bachelard’s “The Poetics of Space." Exhibit open until June 30.
Visit in Second Life Light Thoughts 3 by Mario2 Helstein
Created by inworld digital artist Mario2 Helstein. Light Thoughts 3 is an exhibition of mesh and prim forms, lights, effects and innovative scripting. This LEA sim is a stimulating example of artistic creation and technical scripting and innovation in Second Life.
Visit in Second Life Light Thoughts 3 by Jo Williams
A dark sim, expressing the feminine experience and principles -flow, darkness, power, wisdom, beauty, abundance, romance, seduction, love and destruction using shapes and lights with mythical and spiritual symbology...and pose balls (ha!).
Visit in Second Life Lockwood
Lockwood is a post-apocalyptic photogenic sim created for exploration and photography.
Visit in Second Life Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls offers dark modern fantasy roleplay where players can let their imagination be their guide. A place where the shadows can either be your friend...or your enemy. Back in the day, New Orleans was the supernatural hot spot of the South. Vampires, witches, werewolves and fae lived alongside each other in what seemed to be peace, or at least what one would consider mutual tolerance. That is until one looked deeper.
Visit in Second Life Planetarium Dome
Ready to feel the cosmic connection? Dance, cuddle, relax and orbit in an ethereal environment. Ride the rocket and meet the aliens. Unveil the future of human race.
Visit in Second Life Old Saint-Petersburg
It is the 1850s. You are arriving via train from Moscow to the capital of the old Russian Empire. At the mouth of the Baltic lies the gilded city of Saint-Petersburg, lined with ornate palaces and home to the Romanov dynasty. Here you can walk the streets of this city, attend the Winter Palace of the Tsar, and take your own box at the grandest theatre in the capital, the Imperial Bolshoi Kammeny.
Visit in Second Life The Last Forever
The latest sim from the creators of West of The Rain, The Last Forever pays tribute to the beauty and unique environs that is Marfa, Texas. Once a sleepy forgotten town best know for the location of the James Dean classic "Giant," it now houses an artistic installation movement like no other. The creators pay homage in their work to the great Donald Judd and his inspiring designs.
Visit in Second Life SS San Francisco - Deep Space Station
The SS San Francisco, is a newly-built "Yelchin Class" Space Station located in the Delta Quadrant hidden deep within the Nova Fortuna Nebula.
Visit in Second Life Yūrei
Welcome to Yūrei, loosely based on Aokigahara Forest in Japan. This dark and lush forest bordering Mt. Fuji has gained the reputation as the perfect place to die. Do not go off the trail as many have been lost and never found!
Visit in Second Life Lazy Adams
Visit this friendly but fun community, which is a place that includes a social hub dedicated to newcomers and legacy avatars to roam, socialize and live in. Here you'll find a voice area, gaming area, club, stores and even home rentals.
Visit in Second Life Fragment
F R A G M E N T is a chill box where you can relax and hangout in Second Life. Located in Flux Sur Mer, this spot features a speakeasy cafe, gallery, lounge and more.
Visit in Second Life Butterfly Conservatory
Come visit this amazing Butterfly Conservatory. Located in a tranquil park setting, here you will see many different species of butterflies, birds, insects and plants. Great for field trips, family outings, dates, weddings or just relaxing.
Visit in Second Life The Blind Pig Speakeasy
Prohibition ends at this Speakeasy, home to early blues 'n jazz. Try the sexy burlesque chair or join the dance line-up. Bring your friends and conga on the deck by the sea. There's a romantic pier behind the club.
Visit in Second Life Chelsea by the Sea
Welcome to a time-gone-by. The beaches offer a perfect retreat from a stressful day. Follow the railway to experience both sides of the early 1900's life or for a perfect evening out climb the staircase to visit The Gatsby Club .. its a delight!
Visit in Second Life Veracity Falls
This urban community is now welcoming active roleplayers for the fire and police departments, public service and medical fields. Come make a new home in an inclusive friendly community.
Visit in Second Life Gacha What You Want Long Time
Shop this Cozy Gacha resale yard with everything you can imagine! Browse avatar components including hair, skin and eyes. There's also home furnishings and landscaping items.
Visit in Second Life
Xiola Linden
Our Destination Guide is filled to the basket brim with a bunch of spring and Easter-themed goodies and treats. Traditional Easter fairs and egg hunts are rampant across the grid — each a colorful celebration of the season. If you’re not big on Easter, there’s still a treasure trove of art, activities, and events in Second Life for you to explore. Our community is as lively and diverse as hand-painted eggs!
Make sure your spot is on the list and drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via form.
Colorful pics can make excellent pics, so be sure to take plenty and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group as well as other materials like our Facebook cover and landing page images.
Hop on inworld — we will see you there!
 
2017 Easter Town
Join the fun at this 8th annual Easter Town event. You can do everything from race marshmallow Peeps, drive carrot cars, dance the bunny hop, ride egg boats, hunt for Easter eggs, enjoy hot air balloon tour and even take pictures with the Easter bunny. There is also an egg decorating contest where L$7,000 will be given in prize money. Lots of fun activities and shopping await you at Easter Town.
Visit in Second Life MadPea's Mad Easter Egg Hunt
Hop into the fun with MadPea's Mad Easter Egg Hunt, held through April 18. Search for eggs across Second Life and win awesome exclusive prizes! Work together as a team and unlock more prizes as the hunt goes on. Or hide eggs yourself to drive traffic to your store or land!
Visit in Second Life LUNA Easter Fair 2017 for RFL
Let's hop hop cancer away! LUNA Easter Fair 2017 for RFL, held through May 31, features an egg hunt, live music and deejays, fun rides, arcade games and more. Learn more at lunafairgrounds.blogspot.dk.
Visit in Second Life The Evil Bunny Hunt 7
The evil bunny is back for the 7th year and has been very busy spreading chaos, stealing eggs and being, well, evil. Follow his devious trail of nice and evil eggs - but beware of that carrot! Is it ink or blood? We don't know as he's very tricky and quick. That fluffy tail isn't as cute as you might think. More at evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com
Visit in Second Life The Spring Full Perm Fair at Old Europe
The Spring Full Perm Fair at Old Europe, held April 1-24, is where you can buy all categories of full permissions creations for your business in Second Life. All creations bought be resold! This fair features the top full perm creators in Second Life offering big discounts and fair exclusives.
Visit in Second Life Ten Bells Pub
The Ten Bells is a public house at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street in Spitalfields in the East End of London. It is sometimes cited as being notable for its association with two victims of Jack the Ripper; Annie Chapman and Mary Kelly.
Visit in Second Life Isleholt
Visit this tropical paradise complete with shipwrecked pirate ship, party venues, chill-out rafts, yoga deck, tea garden and grotto.
Visit in Second Life Corlevoli Beach
Explore the beauty of Corlevoli Beach. This nostalgic environment features a romantic, photogenic beach with luxury rentals, white sand beaches and more.
Visit in Second Life Enchanted ART by Oema
Enchanted Art is a tribute to 2D and 3D Second Life artists in a fantasy landscape. Explore projections, photos and statues in this surreal and magic environment.
Visit in Second Life Sydney City Australia
Sydney City and Bondi Beach Australia are designed just like the real world. Attractions include the famous Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Cafe, Magick Java Cafe, Bondi Beach, Museum of Modern Art and more. There's also a beautiful beach for picture taking and outdoor fun.
Visit in Second Life Furillen City
Furillen City is distinctly Gothamesque. Visit the Monarch Theatre, a monumental City Hall, newspaper offices, a seedy bar, a huge sewer complex, a mansion, an asylum, a cave and much, much more. This is one of the most detailed city sims ever built in SL.
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Linden Lab

For a limited time, the Second Life community can explore a new experimental version of Social Island, which is a revised welcome area that we hope both new and returning Residents will enjoy.
Based on your feedback, we’ve been harvesting a new crop of ideas to grow a new-and-improved experience. The Second Life development team has planted the seeds for several new experimental features that you’ll only find in this new Social Island preview. This area will continue to grow in the future, but you can get a "sneak peek" now! Highlights include a challenging maize, and a revised region design that we think will yield more organic and natural social interactions.
We do want to emphasize that this is just a kernel of what’s to come, and that some features are still under construction, but we hope that you’ll check it out! 
 
Social Island Beta
We’ve been harvesting a new crop of ideas to grow a new-and-improved Social Island experience. The Second Life development team has planted the seeds for several new experimental features that you’ll only find in this limited-time preview. Highlights include a challenging maize, and a revised region design that we think will yield more organic and natural social interactions.
Visit in Second Life
Linden Lab
The VWBPE Conference is a community-driven event that focuses on education in immersive virtual worlds like Second Life. It’s organized by educators, for educators as an opportunity to showcase and share research and best practices in virtual learning environments.
The conference runs through April 1st, and a full schedule of events in available on the website.
Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, has participated in the VWBPE Conference since 2014, when he spoke at the Featured Keynote just a few weeks after joining Linden Lab. This year, Ebbe will be part of Above the Book: a Conversation about Education in Second Life with Kevin Feenan, founder of the Rockcliffe University Consortium. The discussion will take place on Wednesday the 29th of March, at 1 PM SLT. You can view a live stream during the talk via YouTube. Many of the discussions throughout the event will be recorded and made available on the VWBPE YouTube channel after April 5th, 2017.
Xiola Linden

It is clearly Spring outside the office windows here at Linden Lab. Blue skies, crisp air and sunny sidewalks, and everyone seems to have a bounce in their step that indicates the shedding of winter memories and the excitement of a new season upon us.
While it can be Spring eternal  in virtual life — there’s no doubt that Residents love to do it up in full festive glory. Egg hunts and pretty pastels are around every corner, and the sweaters and coats of last week are replaced with tank tops and cardigans.
Our Destination Guide knows just where the latest adventures await in Second Life. So swap out those boots for an open-toe shoe and hit the grid with a bounce like you mean it!
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form. 
Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group.
Now — let’s jump down that rabbit hole and see what awaits!
 
The Story - Second Life from 1999 to 2017
Revisit the whole history of Second Life since 1999 including "The Rig", Linden World, Teen Grid and more.
Visit in Second Life The Tower
You find yourself in a strange place with no memory of who you are or how you got here. Your only hope of escape rests in solving a series of challenging puzzles. Can you uncover the truth before it’s too late? This immersive puzzle game from MadPea Productions will put your wits to the test.
Visit in Second Life The Photo Game II
The Photo Game II features a small selection of pictures by two artists - Inara Pey and Proph - and their comments about each other's work. Will you agree with what they've said? Do you have insights of your own to share? If so, press the link and have your say. How many of YOUR words is a picture worth?
Visit in Second Life Baja Shore
Bask in the warm sun of Baja Shore, a new beach sim by Lauren Bentham. Feel the fine, white sand between your toes, while you breath in the fresh, salty air of this nostalgic retro beach. Don't forget your camera, so you can take home some photo memories of your visit.
Visit in Second Life Penumbra
Penumbra, in the shadow of the moon. A quiet midnight place to relax. Just lay back and watch the sky for shooting stars... Penumbra is a build by Fitch Lekvoda.
Visit in Second Life Pandora Resort - Spring Time
Pandora Resort is a creative, immersive and relaxing environment created for both the general public and those individuals who enjoy Second Life exploration. Not only are there public locations but there are also private rentals along the edges nestled within high cliffs along the quarry for those who would love to be part of this experience. More info at pandoraboxdesigns.wixsite.com/pandora-resort
Visit in Second Life Trunk Show by Catwalk S/S 2017 Fashion Event
Find the latest fashions at the Trunk Show by Catwalk S/S 2017 fashion event, held through April 2. Shop for creations from top SL designers in the retail area and don't miss exclusive fashion shows on March 25 and 26 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Pacific).
Visit in Second Life TBB Art Museum
It's the best from the visual arts, from the all day and evening grand opening on Saturday, March 25th (with a great "Ari" concert and a massive fireworks show) and onward from there. Don't miss the new Curei Gallery of photographic panoramas and the re-opening of the large TBB classical Fine Art Museum. Many hundreds of grand images await you in a beautiful French town setting. There's so much to see; so many great people to meet, and you're invited.
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Xiola Linden
Spring Equinox is coming - even if the East Coast of the USA didn’t get the memo - and we can’t properly bid adieu to the chill of the Winter winds without another epic Snowball Fight!
That means it’s time for one last Snowdown Showdown - before the snow melts! Join us this Friday, March 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 AM SLT and 1:00 to 2:00 PM SLT - to enjoy the thrill of the chill and the fun of pummelling one another with tons of virtual snowballs!
Lindens and Residents run amok through the icy castle towers and tunnels, the sky pours snowballs, and the good times roll!
Mark the time and date in your calendars and don’t miss this last chance to enjoy the Snowball Fight Arena before the Winter Wonderland regions come down.
 
Snowball Fight
Grab your mittens and get ready for one more Snowball Fight before the snow melts at Winter Wonderland! Get your snowball-slinging weapons at the arena and duke it out on the ice with your friends. Event held March 17 from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (Pacific).
Visit in Second Life
Linden Lab
There are some exciting changes coming to the Second Life community platform! A fresh look and feel are just around the corner. In order to make this happen, and to ensure that everything remains intact when we make the changes live, we need to export existing community platform content, which - you can imagine - is a lot of data!
Exports require that the forums be put into “read-only” mode during the export process.  What that means for you is that during that time you’ll be able to read the forums, but not publish new posts until the export job is complete. Our hope is that by doing this we will avoid any gaps in the content as we import it into its new home.
The current timeline is as follows:
February 21st through February 27th -  The forums will go into read-only mode. Our hope is to have the new site live sooner than the 27th, but we want to be sure things go smoothly.
February 27th - The new platform goes live and the forums are taken out of read-only and full posting functionality is brought back online.
We will keep everyone up to date via the Blogs during this process - so please stay tuned.
We can’t wait to show you the new community platform and look forward to opening the doors very soon!
Here’s a sneak peek of the new layout. Please keep in mind that this is just a mockup with content and image placeholders - not the final look. You'll have to wait until we launch the new community platform to see that!

Xiola Linden
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Come hug and dunk some Lindens
At the Isle of View!
On February 14th from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm SLT, join us at the Isle of View for a chance to hug and dunk some Lindens. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your one and only - when else are you going to get the chance to cozy up to a Linden or send one shrieking into the depths of a dunk tank? An opportunity like this comes around about once a year — so don’t miss out.
Love is a complicated creature — inspiring poetry, prose, songs, and art of all kinds since the beginning of time. Despite her many facets, love still trumps the alternative — and there is no better place to appreciate the beauty of amor than at the Isle of View.
Flowers, fireworks, forested walks, and fleeting moments gazing into the eyes of your loved one while taking a boat ride — it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. There’s also a kiosk to send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends and sweethearts. Everyone appreciates a little acknowledgement that you’re thinking of them — so send someone special a valentine!
With music, festivities and love in the air — solo or soulmates — The Isle of View Second Life Mixer is sure to be fun for everyone.
Dunk-A-Linden & Hug-A-Linden Event
Party with us at the Isle of View on February 14th from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. (Pacific). Meet your Valentine, enjoy music, and don’t miss the Dunk-a-Linden and Hug-a-Linden booths!
Visit in Second Life
Linden Lab
As we blogged back in the Summer of 2014, gambling is strictly prohibited in Second Life and operating or participating in a game of chance that provides a Linden Dollar payout is a violation of our Terms of Service. However, games of skill are legally permitted in many jurisdictions, and since then we’ve seen that many Second Life users are interested in playing such games for Linden Dollars. We updated our gaming policy in Second Life at that time and opened applications for Skill Gaming.
Skill games that offer Linden Dollar payouts are allowed in Second Life, but each game, its creator, its operator, and the region on which it is operated must be approved by Linden Lab.
As of today, Skill Gaming Operator applications are being closed. Any pending applications submitted prior to the date of this blog post will be reviewed and processed normally.
Though applications for Operators are now closed, you can still apply as a Skill Gaming Creator with the application process available on the FAQ page.
The details of the Skill Gaming policy can be found here, and the Skill Gaming FAQ - including approved Operators and Creators - is available on our wiki.
Xiola Linden
Second Life’s 14th Birthday is just around the corner, and - once again - we’re planning to help commemorate this milestone event along with our Residents! Please stay tuned to this blog and our social media pages for more details as they roll out.
Today, we’d like to kick things off by announcing sign ups for two exciting events that we are planning - the 3rd annual Second Life Music Fest, and an inworld shopping event to celebrate another fabulous year of Second Life!
Music Fest Showcase Sign Ups
For the last few years, we’ve enjoyed a weekend of live music in celebration of Second Life’s birthdays - and there is no better time for a music festival than summer! This year, once again we’re hoping to draw out all you music makers to come audition for the festival. All genres are welcome! From bands to solo acts, electronic to acoustic - we encourage anyone to sign up for consideration. The Second Life Music Fest is an opportunity to perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life, and it’s a paid gig!
To sign up for an audition, please complete the submission form no later than May 22nd, 2017. Sign ups will close at 12:01 AM (SLT) on May 23rd, 2017. While we encourage everyone to sign up, it is not a commitment on your part and does not guarantee a spot at the auditions. We will review all submissions and extend audition invitations via email and inworld to the designated contact. Each invited act will have a short audition time (5 minutes max) to play and leave an impression on a panel of judges made up of Lindens and Residents. This panel will select acts to be invited to perform at the Second Life Music Fest. Upon completion of a half hour slot at the festival, the designated contact for each act will be eligible for payment (subject to Linden’s terms and conditions).
All Second Life Residents are welcome to participate in the auditions as audience members. It’s an opportunity to see a variety of acts showcase the best they have to offer. For those who are interested, the auditions location will be shared in a future blog post. Showcase dates and times are as follows:
Showcase: Friday, June 2, 2017 12 PM - 2 PM (SLT)
Showcase: Saturday. June 3, 2017 from 6 PM - 8 PM (SLT)
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)
Inworld Shopping Event Submission
In addition to Music Fest, we are also planning a festive inworld shopping event and are actively looking for Merchants who are willing to participate! We had a very successful Valentine’s Day shopping event, and are making this one even bigger - with plans for three Regions of participating stores offering gifts and discounts on items. If you think that this is something you’d like our brand to participate in, read on!
If you are a Merchant who is interested in being part of this event, please fill out this form no later than May 15th, 2017. The event itself will run from June 5th, through June 26th, 2017.
It’s great to be celebrating 14 years of Second Life with our amazing community! We’re looking forward to doing so this year, as well as many more years to come!
 
Linden Lab

There are lots of things in Second Life that send email, but as many of you have discovered, that email doesn't always get to the intended recipient. There are a lot of reasons for email from SL not being as reliable as we'd all like, and the Lab is working on fixing as many of those as we can, but some of them need your help.
One of the most important reasons mail doesn't get through is that many Second Life accounts have bad email addresses - when something in Second Life sends to one of those bad addresses, it generates errors. The number of those errors causes many network providers and spam detectors to block even perfectly good email if it comes from Second Life. To fix that, we need to cut down on the bad addresses, so…  over the next few months we will be converting all the sources of email in Second Life to not even try to send to an address that has not been verified.
To check whether or not your address is verified, go to your Account -> Change Email page; look next to your current address there. You should see a green checkmark and tag: √ Verified. If you do, you're all set and none of our changes will affect you negatively.  If you don't, there will be a button you should use to send yourself a verification email; when you get the email, click on the link in the message to verify your address.  Changing your email address will automatically send a verification email.
If your address is verified, you should not have any problems with our changes to sending behavior - hopefully, you'll begin to see more reliable messages.
Unverified:

 
 
 
Linden Lab
Educators and instructors have been utilizing Second Life for many years to teach subjects like Chemistry, and the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference - which just concluded its 10th annual conference inworld - brings educators together to discuss their research and findings in virtual learning. This episode of the Drax Files takes a closer look at the application of education in Second Life though some of the work being done by Istanbul University professors Tuncer Can and Irfan Simsek
From teaching English, to training future teachers how to evaluate digital tools for learning and education,  Can and Simsek use Second Life to teach hundreds of students every day.  
With Second Life, “... you are creating some playful, engaging, and colourful environments” says Professor Can. Within these environments, students can safely and comfortably express themselves through their avatars. The comfort can help with openness and a focus on learning.  The virtual world also helps prepare onboarding students who plan to physically attend Istanbul University and acquaint them with campus life, other students, as well as Turkish culture.
To find out more about the unique learning opportunities provided in Second Life education courses - including the use of machinima to recreate history in relatable contexts -  watch the full episode here.

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 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
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 34 : Cheeky Pea
 
Linden Lab
Currently, when a region is full, access to the region is simply on a first come first served basis. This leads to a sort of distributed race to enter the full region; users repeatedly try to teleport or cross into the region and fail until someone leaves.  The next attempt made by anyone  succeeds, which makes the region full again. Even the region owner and estate managers must compete with other Residents to get into their own region if they find themselves outside of the region when it is full.

We are introducing some improvements to how region limits and region entry work:
The Region Owner or an Estate Manager can always enter, even when the region is full

In effect, the region occupancy limit does not apply to the Region Owner or an Estate Manager for the purposes of entry. Having entered the region, the owner or manager does still increase the count in the region. For example, if there is a region that already has the maximum number of avatars in it, the Region Owner or an Estate Manager would be able to enter, but that would bring the number in the region to 1 over the limit, so 2 would need to leave before the next non owner/manager could enter.
The default limit on the number of avatars in each region type is increased
Full Regions by 10% (100 to 110) Homesteads by 25% (20 to 25) Open Spaces by 20% (10 to 12) This new bonus capacity is, however, available for entry purposes only to Premium users - for Basic users the occupancy limits remain the same. For example, when a Full Region with a limit of 110 users has 105 users in it, Basic members will be unable to enter - they will see the region as full - but 5 more Premium users will still be able to enter.
The current (owner controlled) limit on each region will automatically be reserved for Premium entry by the same bonus %: If the owner of a Full Region had reduced the default 100 avatar limit to 50, the same bonus percentage (+10%) is reserved for Premium entries, so 45 entries will be usable by Basic members, and 5 additional spaces will only be available to Premium members. Once an avatar is in a region, whether they are Premium or not will not matter; they count the same as anyone else. It doesn't matter what the mix of Premium, Basic, or owner/managers in the region is: they all just each count as one occupant.
We will be rolling these features out slowly to regions in and around you.  
We’re excited to offer this new functionality, improving the experience of Land Owners and Premium Members in Second Life.  Login and keep your eyes open for another announcement once the rollout is complete!
Xiola Linden
Some say March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. As we head into April, there’s no denying the peaceful and tranquil sites across so many Second Life regions. While we kissed winter goodbye with our last official snowball fight a few weeks ago — there is still plenty of fun to be had as spring rolls in all across the grid.
Our Destination Guide does a great job of rounding up the latest in activities, shopping, and good times to be had. Make sure your spot is on the list and drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.
Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group as well as other materials like our Facebook cover and landing page images.

Hop on inworld — we will see you there!
SL Science Fiction Convention
Second Life members and passionate fans of science fiction join together with hundreds of participating groups in a unique online explosion of imagination… all united to kick cancer’s ass! Don't miss the 10th annual 2017 SL Science Fiction Convention supporting Relay For Life of Second Life, held through April 2.
Visit in Second Life Spring Forward in London City
Enjoy Spring in London City. A month of seasonal concerts and fun events including an Easter Egg Hunt, Giant Egg 'n' Spoon races and special events for the long bank holiday weekends. For details, see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk
Visit in Second Life The A-Mazing Easter Egg Hunt
Wander the beautiful Botanical gardens for spring landscaping and holiday decorating ideas. Take a walk through the Victorian Easter Egg Maze playing a "Where's Waldo"-like game to find 12 Easter eggs filled with Easter or spring-themed gifts that are the key to driving away with an amazing Easter Bunny Carrot Racer.
Visit in Second Life Kultivate Spring 17 Art Show
Kultivate Magazine is pleased to announce its second annual Spring Art Show, held April 3-10. This show features a week-long celebration of 2D and 3D art from over 50 artists.It also features a variety of live performers, tribute bands, storytelling, two hunts, a photo contest, and courses in photography and art. For more info, visit kultivatemagazine.com/kultivate-magazine-spring-2017-art-show.
Visit in Second Life Filling the Cauldron
Filling the Cauldron is a week-long fund-raising event, held April 1-9, that aims to help Second Life creator Elicio Ember and his family in their time of need. The event features entertainment, a marketplace, a silent auction, a live auction, an art display, photo contest and garden design contest. Details at cauldronweb.wordpress.com.
Visit in Second Life EggaPalooza Spring Hunt
The 10th Annual EggaPalooza Spring Hunt at Aero Pines Park spans three regions! Hike, bike, ride or drive to seek plentiful gift eggs hidden in plain sight! Great fun for groups, families, explorers and hunt enthusiasts. Event held through May 31st.
Visit in Second Life InspirationSL
InspirationSL is a unique, luxurious shopping event that is based on a different celebrity each round. With the slogan "Inspired by celebs. Made for SecondLife," participating designers take inspiration to offer you themed, exclusive designs that can be found nowhere else in SL.
Visit in Second Life New World Enlightenment Fun House
Inside this large octahedron awaits 130 rooms of puzzles, mazes and surprises. Challenge you perspective and dexterity to find your way of this intricate build to the end. There are no dead ends but there are secret passageways to explore all on top of the only climbable bean stalk in virtual reality at the end. Sponsored by New World Enlightenment and Built by TRP360.
Visit in Second Life Abandale
Abandale is a once-flourishing, peaceful, scenic, rural town that is slowly being reclaimed back to nature. Some of the idyllic beauty remains in the homes that have been lovingly maintained and in the old oak forests, but the absence of bustling town life can be seen in the way the grass has become overgrown and buildings lay crumbling and rusting.
Visit in Second Life Terminal City Social Club and Hangout
Terminal City is an urban social hangout space and sanctuary for all. Activities include a photo gallery, trivia, dancing, game and a beach.
Visit in Second Life Rustic Retreat
This rustic retreat is ideal for photographers...or those that like to just explore and chill out.
Visit in Second Life Aubry's Coffee House
Aubry's Coffee house features a relaxing, zen atmosphere to chat and listen to live musicians. Even when there are no live musicians, visitors can play games, voice chat or relax. The coffee, pastries, and merchandise are always free. There's also poetry, comedy and other events.
Visit in Second Life Enchanted Hangout
Enchanted Hangout is a place to take photos and allow your imagination to take flight. Explore this friendly hangout space and make this your home away from home.
Visit in Second Life Tahiti Bar & Cafe
Hang out at this peaceful and romantic bar and cafe. Play games and listen to live music in this relaxing retreat.
Visit in Second Life Shagwong Cove Resort
Shagwong Cove Resort is a surfing and beach vacation resort for beach goers, surfers, adventurers and lovers. Enjoy the peace of the sunken forest, boating around two sims and surfing three waves! Come for games in the clubhouse or a dance party or just sit on the beach and watch the wildlife. Lovers, come for beautiful, intimate hot spots. Explore the deep sea cove or get married in the chapel then stay for a while. Furnished amazing vacation and honeymoon rental cottages are available. Come enjoy the beauty!
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Linden Lab
Back in December, we blogged about some adjustments to billing and trading limits on the LindeX® exchange. These adjustments put a cap on the trading volume for each Resident’s account at certain tiers, in an effort to prevent fraud and comply with applicable regulations.
As part of Linden Lab's continued risk management process, we are now introducing monthly Process Credit limits. We anticipate that few, if any, Residents will be negatively affected by these adjustments, and will persist in monitoring any impact these changes may cause.
You can review your existing limits on this page; your Process Credit limit will be listed there, as well as your Buy and Sell limits.  

You can request a tier limit review through our support system. Simply submit a ticket --> Billing --> LindeX Billing and Trading Limits Review Request (for basic accounts) or  Billing and L$ -> LindeX Tier Review ticket options (for premium accounts).
Xiola Linden
 

What is is about wonderlands that sparks our sense of play and brightens our imaginations? We find ourselves willingly falling down the rabbit hole into a place like none other. Residents of Second Life explore and create wonderlands every day and the Destination Guide is the menagerie of some of the newest and most interesting events and places available on the grid.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.
Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group.
Now - let’s jump down that rabbit hole and see what awaits!
 
Snowball Fight
Grab your mittens and get ready for one more Snowball Fight before the snow melts at Winter Wonderland! Get your snowball-slinging weapons at the arena and duke it out on the ice with your friends. Event held March 17 from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (Pacific).
Visit in Second Life 2017 St. Patrick's Day Town
The all out festive atmosphere of St. Patrick's Day Town will blow through your senses like a virtual Irish breeze. Ride on flying gold coins, dance a jig with Leprechauns, slide down the rainbow into a pot of gold and fill your basket with any and everything Irish. The most colorful party is waiting for you so follow the rainbow to St. Patrick's Day Town.
Visit in Second Life London City St Patrick's Festival
Celebrate a month of Irish-themed entertainment as London City hosts the best from the emerald isles. With bands from Ireland, pub crawls, concerts and parades, come and enjoy the Saint Patrick's festival. For more information, see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk
Visit in Second Life The Children Of The World Charity Event
Help the children of war through art and music with this special charity event, held March 17 - 31. This festival of love features 50 designers and many of the best deejays in SL. More info at facebook.com/groups/COTW.CharityProject/
Visit in Second Life Just Beneath The Surface
Just Beneath The Surface of the old ruins left behind is a whole other world. Deep in the trenches you will find life of a different kin. Siren calls echo across the seabed and lost treasure waits to be claimed. Spanning three regions of untold stories you will find sunken villages and siren royalty waiting to lure you into the light less depths.
Visit in Second Life Storybrooke Gardens, A Winters Tale
"Storybrooke Gardens, A Winters Tale," created by Lauren Bentham, takes you into the pages of a classic fantasy storybook. Enjoy and explore this picturesque environment with friends or loved ones and grab a great photo opportunity while your there.
Visit in Second Life The Colours of Loss and Healing
If you have experienced a personal loss of someone, be it human or animal, a kindred soul, a much loved being, come and participate in this journey shared through the loss of the artist's own kindred soul of 21 years, Sunny, in a process that may likely echo your own. As living beings of love and light we can come to a realization that we always have their love.
Visit in Second Life Fashion for Life
Fashion for Life is the biggest shopping event to fight cancer. Shop multiple sims and glamorous builds to discover some of SLs best designers who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! Event held March 5 - 19. More at fashionforlifesl.blogspot.com.
Visit in Second Life Digital Art - Cammino e Vivo Capovolto
Cammino e Vivo Capovolto is a creative place dedicated to 3D art and photography
Visit in Second Life Steam XII Grid-Wide Hunt
STEAM XII, held through March 31, is a Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SL! Visit more than 85 shops on the hunt. Each merchant will have a free gift for you. The theme this year is "From the Earth to the Moon" (Jules Verne). Come enjoy the hunt, including mini-hunts, and the free gifts.
Visit in Second Life Split Screen Installation Space
"Bleeding Books" by Haveit Neox -- one of Second Life's foremost artists -- asks the question, "What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood?" Letters pour from books in the sky, and at a fortress on the ground, some are imprisoned.... Exhibition ends April 30.
Visit in Second Life Gardens By The Bay
Inspired by Singapore's Majestic Garden by the Bay, this amazing build is a stunning array of eclectic art, superb botanical gardens and a magnificent display of the famous Super Trees. This must see LEA build by Nibby Riddler is available for a limited time
Visit in Second Life 50 Shades of YAY!
Highlighting the "alternative" lifestyle in London, this month-long celebration features several events including sexy costume parties and a hunt. More info at virtuallondons.com
Visit in Second Life Sakura Matsuri
Enjoy a beautiful Japanese spring at this event, held through April 2. Sakura Matsuri (Sakura Festival) is a picturesque Japanese shopping event features multiple designer booths set amidst peaceful cherry blossoms.
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Xiola Linden
Hello Residents!
The new Community Platform is finally here! It has taken a bit longer than we anticipated, because we encountered some challenges during this transition that are unique for this community, which unfortunately required more time than we’d initially planned.
We want to thank the community for your patience while we ironed out some of the larger issues to get the new platform ready for prime time. We also want to thank you in advance for your continued patience as we continue with some of the polishing work that will come over the next few weeks.
Now, about that new platform …
We have a new Community Home Page. From here you can see the latest things happening across the community platform, and click through to your favorite areas. This brings more visibility to areas like the Knowledge Base and Blogs, instead of dropping you directly into the forums.
Speaking of the forums - one of the things that we were unfortunately unable to transfer to the new platform was background images on profile pics. If you were using a background image for your profile, you will need to upload a new profile pic. The good news is that uploading a profile image on the new platform is much simpler and more intuitive than before. Just select your profile from under your name, and you can upload an image from there.
We will continue to make improvements, but wanted to get the community platform out as soon as possible, so that the Knowledge Base was back online.
Here is a list of known issues, most of which we expect to fix in the coming days/weeks:
 
Some posts may have missing images. Where possible, we will be fixing and/or updating these.
Some posts may have been slightly reformatted or have a slightly different layout.
Previously used emotes may no longer work.
Some old Community URL redirects may be broken.
Some users have lost their account profile images and will need to reset them.
Second Life headers and footers are currently missing from community pages, and we are working to restore those.
The window title needs to be updated.
Clicking on a Help link from the viewer will load the page in mobile layout; this is not optimal, and we are working to correct that.
 
If you come across any bugs that are not listed above, we encourage you to let us know about them through our Jira system here. (NOTE: Please be sure to file with the System type “Website” and related Community sub-category.)
 
While there is still work to be done, we are very excited to unveil the new Community Platform to you.
 
Xiola Linden
Just because the hallmark of romantic holidays is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to completely abandon the concept of love. We need love in our lives, now more than ever — and the Destination Guide has almost every shade of love you can imagine.
You can show love through shopping — by dropping into the Madpea International Food Fair — where 50% of proceeds will help build a kitchen at a school in Kenya through the Feed a Smile charity.
Explore the Dross Valentine Event on Saturday if you are looking to explore something a bit mysterious and unknown.
And finally, show love through supporting the creations and creators all over the grid — some of the newest events and lovingly tended regions are highlighted below.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.
See you inworld, Residents and don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.
Madpea International Food Fair
The MadPea International Food Fair, held Feb. 18-March 4, aims to raise funds for the Feed a Smile charity that helps impoverished children in the Rhonda Slums of Nakuru, Kenya. The event will have exclusive items, gachas and everything in between with all designers giving 50% of their earnings to Feed a Smile.
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The Forest Beyond
Visit a sim made out of watercolors and a world that lies beyond a picture, to roam and dream in. Here you'll find trees, fairies, butterflies, fireflies and other creatures.
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Telephone Museum
Visit the Telephone Museum and learn the historical evolution of the telephone from its birth up to present day. Come and see the first ever phone that was created by Alexander Graham Bell, and 50 more telephone models of the past century. Play the memory and trivia phone games and try your luck with the Gacha Machine.
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The Photo Game
How many words is a picture is worth? Come and view a small selection of photographs by Boudicca Amat and Ricco Saenz. Read what they have both written about each other's pictures - and then leave you comments, too!
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The Haul by Haveit Neox
Hauling, on land and in the sea. Exploring limits and bypassing any respect for them, while stringing our catch into a growing story. More info at metalesmetaverse.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/the-haul-by-haveit-neox
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LICK - The Lost World
Wear your swim suits and bring your scuba gear and exploreThe Lost World of Atlantis Sera Bellic style.
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Amandia Flavour of Italy
Amandia is inspired by Le Marche, an Italian region rich in folklore, art, nature and hospitable people. In Amandia, you will find an old city with beautiful beaches and many other Italian surprises.
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Dross Valentine Event
Fiesta de San Valentín en el sim de Dross! Evento de vacaciones celebrado el 18 de febrero de 7-9 p.m. (PST).
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Through the Rabbit Hole
To celebrate spring, the growing popularity of "alternative facts" and the second anniversary of ShenaniganS, Blublaize has created an homage to the original alternative world. "Through the Rabbit Hole" doffs a cap to some of the most absurd characters from the literary world. Opens Feb. 18.
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TWE12VE
TWE12VE is a monthly shopping event, that runs the 12th of the month at 12 noon (Pacific) through the end of the month. Each round is themed with a word. Visit the venue to see the list or go to the website evilbunnysl.com. February's theme is "passion."
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The Hipster Fair 2017
Celebrate alternative culture at The Hipster Fair, held Feb. 17-March 3. Find different and unique items at this annual shopping event as you enjoy 15 days filled with gifts, exclusive items and gachas. More info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com.
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Enchantment
Hurry! It's almost midnight and your golden carriage will become a pumpkin! Join the fun for another magical round of Enchantment. This round's theme is Cinderella. With over 100 of SL's best designers all taking part, you're sure to find a special goodie for you and your loved ones. Event held through Feb. 28.
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Mountain Retreat
Need a place for that romantic getaway? Need a spiritual retreat or a peaceful place to live the simple life? Explore this beautiful mountain retreat, located on an adult sim with plenty of sexy areas to discover!
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Xiola Linden
When I was in school, Valentine’s Day meant hanging a construction paper mailbox off your desk for classmates to leave you a valentine — usually with some kind of pun on the front. It was a nice little act of kindness that made us all feel good! Consider the Destination Guide our year ‘round valentine to you.
This blog highlights some of the newest additions to the guide — an assortment of treats for every taste. From hunts to fairs and everything in-between — you will discover something new that suits you.
There is still some time to shop our  inworld fair to remember at the Shop Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day event. You can find items from 50 merchants for up to 50% off! The perfect place to take your valentine for a little shopping.
There is also the robust Valentine's Day category if you’re wondering where to take your special someone.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.

See you inworld, Residents and don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.
Frogs by Cica Ghost
Land of frogs...
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Meraki Island
Meraki Island is nestled on shores and mountains with majestic rock formations, white sand beaches, and a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Middle East styles that merge to create a heavenly ambiance perfect for a relaxing vacation.
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Alternative Facts Open Stream Hangout
Alternative Facts is an open stream indie/alternative hangout where everyone can join together to share a love of music and inclusiveness.
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Savage Garden Amusement Park
Savage Garden Amusement Park offers bumper cars, a roller coaster, bungee jumping, The Vortex, a water log ride, games and more.
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2017 Mardi Gras Town
The vibrant sounds of authentic New Orleans jazz will fill your ears the moment you land on the cobble stoned streets of Mardi Gras Town. A holiday venue with incredible colors, ambiance and a festive spirit. Mardi Gras Town is the destination to let the good times roll.
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The Stupid Cupid Hunt 5
It's time to stop cupid before he gets any more stupid! Find the arrows he's left laying around SL for amazing gifts from participating designers.Event ends Feb. 28th. More info evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com.
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The Truth or Dare Affair 2
It's year two for the Truth or Dare Affair. A full month of love and lust that runs through the end of the month. Designers bring you their sexiest, sultry and sweet designs to help improve your love life! Visit the city market and check out all of the 10L gifts and gachas! More info at evilbunnysl.com.
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2017 Valentine Town
Valentine Town is a destination that is a visual panorama of all things that denote love and affection. From chocolate waterfalls to the sugary delight of giant gum balls, there is an endless feast for all the senses, with remarkable vistas and colors that bathe the visitor with affectionate delight. Incredible stores are featured with items for lovers and their beloved.
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Valentine's Day @ Snuggles
Looking for that perfect romantic gift? You will find all your Valentine's Day gifts for the special person in your life at Snuggles.
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Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event
Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event, held Feb. 11-26, features over 50 designers, two hunts, live music, shopping and more! It is all in support of Feed A Smile. For more info, visit kultivatemagazine.com/spring-fashion-event.
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Aphrodite Shop Valentines Market
Many designers have come together to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Aphrodite Shop Valentines Market. This is your one-stop shopping place for clothes, furniture, romantic gifts and so much more.
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Springtime In The Land Of Rainbows
Springtime has come to the Land of Rainbows! From Valentine's Day to Easter, celebrate the season with lots and lots of flowers, new life and more! Start in the Visitor Center to learn more about wildlife and preservation, then make your way down into the sim and enjoy springtime at its best! This open LGBT sim welcomes all.
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