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Xiola Linden

The Second Life Destination Guide returns with another generous sample platter of some of the things happening right now across the Second Life grid. If you and your friends are looking to explore, have fun, and hang out, here are some of the freshest places to do just that!

Wherever you and your friends wander, capture the memories with great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Of course, you already have your favorite regular spots to haunt are they in the Destination Guide? If not, drop us a line at the submission form.

See you inworld!

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The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are situated in the historic county of Yorkshire, UK. This beautiful rural countryside has been recreated for SL and is ideal for photos, time out and romance. Get a feel for Yorkshire heritage and enjoy the simple life

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Jane Austen's English Countryside

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Wander back in time and explore this picturesque sim, created by Armon & Tigre.

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Mourningstar

Mourningstar is an immersive installation informed by combined studies in computer arts and religion. An exploration of the ideas of the fallen angel, the vengeful god, and the diverse perceptions of Lucifer in various religious and social traditions. Open through June 30.

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Gacha Good - Under the Sea

Gacha Good is having its May Gacha round with over 90 gachas and a fun "Under The Sea" theme. Follow them down to the sea bottom for some adventure and mystery. Event held May 8th-31st.

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London City May Faire

London City invites you to the annual May Faire, celebrating the start of Summer. Running throughout May, this even features fairground rides, free prizes, and weekly concerts held at the summer amphitheatre. For more details, visit mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.

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Visions of Hope 2016

"Visions Of Hope" is an exhibition and silent auction to raise awareness for the survivor and caregiver support groups at "Hope Haven" on ACS Island and the "Hope Haven Heroes" RFL team. The Exhibition and auction run through the end of May 2016. Please stop by and appreciate the great art. “Visions Of Hope”: Raising awareness so that no one has to walk this journey alone.

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May Comic Convention Month in London

Join the Comic Convention in London and participate in themed events and entertainment including a "best photo" competition, comic/sci-fi exhibits and more throughout the month. For more info, visit www.virtuallondons.com.

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Treasure Quest Headquarters

Come visit The Magnificent Cat, home of Treasure Quest, a fun new game in Second Life that allows you to collect Lindens while having fun. Grab a HUD and join the group and find out when the Dashes for Lindens are happening. There are many coins out to collect at one time...or just hunt for coins that appear over the course of the day.

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TMD - The Mens Dept

TMD is a monthly event catering to unisex/male fashion and accessories, as well as home decor. Designers place items that are priced and discounted from L$100 – L$300. The event starts on the 5th of every month and ends on the last day of the month.

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Enchanted Fairy Tale Hunt

Welcome to the Enchanted Fairy Tale Hunt, held May 1-31. Fairies, princesses, villains...anything fairy tale related may be found in this seek-and-find event.

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Quinetessential Designs

This gorgeous location is the perfect place to bring your loved ones for a picnic or romantic adventure. Get married, dance, sing, eat ice cream or even just visit to find a quiet place to get away. There's a motel available to rest your weary bones.

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Berg by Nordan Art

Berg by Nordan Art is showing the installation MECHANISMUS by Igor Ballyhoo and the exhibit Black & White Photographs by Imani Nayar. Teleport to the installation on the ground from the gallery. Current exhibits run through June 2016

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Feel the Bern - Bernie Sanders 2016

Find out more about Bernie Sanders and get your free yard signs, buttons and posters at this political hang out spot.

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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.

 

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HHVET Victoriana

HHVET Victoriana is a beautifully-designed community with a Victorian flare. This family-friendly community offers free homes and shops to residents who are 60 days old or older. Here you'll find many fun events such as horseback riding, parades, contests, hunts, and much more in a laid back and welcoming community setting.

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Linden Lab

On April 25th, 2016, we put out a call for questions for the upcoming edition of Lab Chat -  a Q & A show where Lindens answer your questions in a 1 hour show that’s recorded with a live studio audience.

The next Lab Chat - with guests Ebbe Linden, Oz Linden, and Try Linden -  is scheduled for this Friday, May 6th, at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre. The show starts at 10:30am SLT, and if you have trouble getting there at the link above - you can try here and here. Seating is limited - but if you are unable to attend, an audio recording will be available sometime after the show wraps.

If you missed past episodes, the show is available on our Official YouTube channel.

Episiode 1 in three parts:

Episode 2

Transcripts are also available on Inara Pey's blog with helpful anchorred links to each section.

Lab Chat - Episode 1 Transcript
Lab Chat - Episode 2 Transcript

Linden Lab

As part of our ongoing work to keep Second Life transactions secure and in compliance with applicable regulations, we are updating the browser requirements for Second Life’s web cashier (the tool you see when you login on the web and go to make a payment).

Effective June 15, 2016, you will need to use a web browser that supports TLS 1.2 in order to access the Second Life web cashier; if your browser does not support TLS 1.2, you will not be able to access cashier to send, receive, or exchange L$ after that date.

Please check that your browser’s security support is up to date. You can do this simply by visiting https://www.howsmyssl.com/ and checking that it detects TLS 1.2 in the Version section:

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Updated security support is also required for accessing the cashier via the Second Life Viewer. The latest version of the official SL Viewer is safe. You can download it here: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.

If you’re not using the latest version of the official SL Viewer, check the browser built into the viewer you use with the same test above. Actively maintained Third Party Viewers should have versions available that have the required support. Older or unmaintained viewers may not, and you will not be able to use them for L$ transactions after the deadline if you do not update.

If you need to update your web browser (or aren’t sure), you can download the latest versions of popular browsers using the links below:

 

Xiola Linden

Second Life has no shortage of diverse, interesting, and fresh experiences and events each week. Can you imagine trying to trim that down to a handful to highlight? That’s exactly what the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team does when they put together these lists of spots for me to share with you each week. We enjoy connecting Residents with places and activities they might otherwise miss.

Adventures await all you have to do is boot up that viewer and join your fellow Residents on the grid.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

If your spot or event is missing from the Guide, drop us a line at the submission form.
Log on in and we’ll see you inworld!

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The Singularity of Kumiko

Visit Bryn Oh's work The Singulariy of Kumiko, created with generous support from an art grant by the Canadian government. An immersive narrative about a girl lost in the dark, a world that wants her back and Mr. Zippers who doesn't like visitors.

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Lab Chat

It’s nearly time for another session of Lab Chat - an opportunity to have Lindens answer your questions during a recording session taped in front of a live studio audience. Event held Friday, May 6th at 10:30 a.m. (Pacific).

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Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are the primary drug used to treat anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Take a journey into this intimate project by artist Frankx Lefavre.

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Ministry Of Trance

International deejays play the latest trance tracks at Ministry of Trance, open daily from 6 a.m. (Pacific).

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Devil's Point

Embrace the nature, beauty, and culture of the old British Isles at Devil's Point, a place to explore, unwind, relax, and take pictures.

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Days of O

Story of O is a tale of female submission involving a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer named O. Come, live and write your Story of O.

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Nightmares & Fairy Tales

Nightmares And Fairy Tales – Queen Alice is a Gothic hunt in Second Life, held May 1-31. What dark surprises will you discover? This is not the fluffy, cute version of Alice you know and love...

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VALASKALA

Next stop, Valaskala! Don´t worry, you're in a space-time distortion. Only a few jumps and the symphony begins.

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The Hunger, First Blood

The Hunger First Blood is a complete HUD-based combat game system within SL. Hunt and stalk your prey, join your allies in combat, or simply go head-to-head with other supernatural forces. Do you have what it takes to make it to the top of the leader boards More at thehungerfirstblood.com.

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Gallery Sonnenkern

Eine kleine aber feine Galerie - DAS perfekte Reiseziel für diejenigen, die es sich nicht leisten wollen, um die Welt zu jetten , um teure (reale) Museen und Kunstgalerien zu besuchen.In unserer Galerie finden wechselnde Ausstellungen von Künstlern, aber auch Lesungen von SL- Autoren statt. Darüber hinaus gibt es von Zeit zu Zeit Events, wenn machbar, passend zum Thema der jeweiligen Ausstellung

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance is a social place located within a sailboat-friendly area. Hang out and play the 18-holes mini-golf course or a round of bowling. There's also table games, water activities and much more.

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Honeycomb

Enjoy the outdoors with a variety of woods, beach, and country scenery at Honeycomb.

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Linden Lab

It’s nearly time for another session of Lab Chat - an opportunity to have Lindens answer your questions during a recording session taped in front of a live studio audience.

This will be the third Lab Chat - and we have some special guests lined up for you. Joining Ebbe, we will have Oz Linden and Troy Linden available to take your questions about Project Bento and other Second Life development topics!

As Director of Second Life Engineering, and Senior Producer of Second Life respectively, Oz and Troy are two of the best people to ask about the development process, Second Life roadmap, and features for Second Life.

Residents from the Lab Chat production team will select questions to ask Ebbe, Oz, and Troy from this forum thread - so be sure to get your questions into the thread no later than Friday April 29th, 2016.

This time, the Lab Chat recording will be an hour-long audio-only session, but you’re invited to join the studio audience at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre where additional audience questions will be answered.

An audio recording of the show will be available shortly after Lab Chat wraps - so stay tuned!
We’ll see you on Friday May 6th at 10:30am SLT. Don’t forget to add your questions to the forum thread and mark your calendars to join us!

Xiola Linden

Hey there, Residents! We have a lot going on inworld these days our Second Life Destination Guide editorial team have been busy going through the submissions and finding a sample of things you should check out as soon as possible.

We’ll be meeting up to celebrate Earth Day at 10 am SLT today come on by! The Fantasy Faire is back and bustling with merriment to benefit the Relay for Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

If your spot or event is missing from the Guide, drop us a line at the submission form.

We’ll see you inworld!

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Earth Day Nature Walk

Join us inworld for a walk that captures nature in some of her prettiest colours. On Earth Day - April 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific) - we’ll take a stroll through Calas Galadhon in Second Life. No need for sunscreen, allergy medication or a long drive out of the city - just teleport in and join Lindens and other Residents for a little virtual sunshine!

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Fantasy Faire 2016

Visit the eighth annual Fantasy Faire, held April 21 through May 1. Step through a magical doorway to experience the 2016 Fairelands. Fourteen sims beautifully brought to life to host the largest celebration of fantasy creators, performers and enthusiasts in the virtual world. From the sandy dunes of The Golden Delta to villainous alleys of Dangarnon, get ready for a fantastical experience of unimaginable proportions! A Relay for Life of Second Life event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

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9th Annual Earth Day Celebration At Etopia

Let’s celebrate all that we do in those moments this Earth Day. Join friends and family at Etopia Sustainable Living Community for three days of workshops, discussions, events, music, and more. Event held April 21 through 23. Schedule at etopiaisland.org/earth-day-2016.

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Moonlight by Cica Ghost

And if you're ever feeling lonely just look at the moon, Someone, somewhere is looking right at it too.

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Lost Unicorn

This dreamy forest is full of beauty, magic and childhood faerie tales that come to life! Visit a unicorn sanctuary where many woodland animals and fantasy creatures can roam safe and free. High above on a mountaintop stands The Lost Unicorn Gallery, which is filled with fantasy art.

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Spangle Town

Explore this unique urban town located at the SLRR station and atoll roads and railroads.Hangout here and roleplay, ride vehicles or just have fun at the bar.. All hobos and explorers are welcome!

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The Art of Milly Sharple

View original digital art by Milly Sharple in Second Life. The exhibit is always changing and never stagnant as you discover creations that include fractals, abstract art, digital art and photography.

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Corte di Carbagnano

Corte di Carbognano is a female led Royal Court roleplay experience set in the early Renaissance Italy. Governed by the Principessa Giulia Farnese, Carbognano consists of 12 families and regions each with their own Duchessa.

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Lafourche Crossing

Lafourche Crossing is a paragraph roleplay community within Second Life. The stories that players write together take place in the fictional Lafourche Crossing Louisiana, a small town nestled within the swamps of the southeastern United States. Let the mystery of the Louisiana Bayou draw you in and immerse yourself in this evolving story. More at lafourchecrossing-rp.com.

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Peacehaven

From the creator of Forgotten comes Peacehaven, a wonderful, beautifully landscaped region for capturing fantastic photographs, hanging out with friends, exploring or dancing with that special someone. Come and enjoy the peace, beauty and serenity of Peacehaven.

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ALUZ Island

ALUZ is a diverse, eclectic island ideal for wanderers and photographers to explore. You'll find plenty of photo poses, farmlands, derelict buildings and beachfront with a full wedding venue. Bring your camera and your love.

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Branagh's Jazz

Branagh's is a multi-venue jazz club that features live music on weekends. The main venues are in an elegant penthouse overlooking midtown Manhattan where you find two stages and the Stardust Restaurant. An outdoor music venue is located in a romantic seaside park with an old mansion on the main level of the sim, a somewhat fanciful recreation of West Egg and East Egg in the Great Gatsby.

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Xiola Linden

Your ticket to adventure has arrived! The Fantasy Faire in Second Life opens its 8th year today and runs through May 1st.  The Fantasy Faire supports the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life of Second Life - which organizes inworld fundraising events each year.   

Step onto the fairgrounds and find yourself immersed in the sensory delights and details of beautifully crafted regions dreamt into (virtual) reality by some of Second Life’s most talented builders. Move through the sights, sounds, and vendors peddling their wares for a good cause - there is no shortage of adventures to be had!

Choose your own adventure with this complete calendar of Fantasy Faire events. No matter which way you travel, you’ll want to be sure you’ve equipped your ‘bag of holding’ to carry all the treasures you’ll uncover along the way.

In addition to the music, merriment, fantasy-themed wares, and the return of the Literary Festival, there’s a new quest -

- a hunt and challenge with incredible prizes for the truest of adventurers!

Gather your adventuring party and prepare to fall under the spell of Fantasy Faire.

 

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Fantasy Faire 2016

Visit the eighth annual Fantasy Faire, held April 21 through May 1. Step through a magical doorway to experience the 2016 Fairelands. Fourteen sims beautifully brought to life to host the largest celebration of fantasy creators, performers and enthusiasts in the virtual world. From the sandy dunes of The Golden Delta to villainous alleys of Dangarnon, get ready for a fantastical experience of unimaginable proportions! A Relay for Life of Second Life event benefiting the American Cancer Society.

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Xiola Linden

For the last decade, Nonprofit Commons has used Second Life to foster a community of practice to help nonprofit organizations network, fund-raise, educate, and reach global audiences with their missions. With more than 60 international nonprofit organizations with missions ranging from LGBTQ activism to AIDS awareness and education, support groups around substance abuse, anger management, and domestic violence, Nonprofit Commons facilitates those groups by helping them explore and learn the unique ways in which Second Life can amplify their messages. Second Life provides ease of access to those seeking weekly meetings and a community of peers - regardless of their abilities - connecting Residents to groups and support they may not otherwise have access to.

"We have an ongoing community and that is key: technology in and of itself is not the answer and the reason why Second Life is so successful is because it brings people together," says Susan Tenby, founder of Nonprofit Commons in Second Life and Director of Social Community & Strategic Partnerships at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup - which sponsors Nonprofit Commons.

Watch the

of the Drax Files for more about Nonprofit Commons and how many of the organizations are using Second Life in creative and unique ways that would otherwise be impossible. You can also visit Nonprofit Commons inworld as well as online and check out a variety of nonprofit organizations already operating in Second Life on our Destination Guide.

Want to see more Second Life stories? Find all the previous episodes of The Drax Files: World Makers at Draxtor’s Website, at the links below, or subscribe to our YouTube channel:

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 1: Kriss Lehmann
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 2: Jo Yardley
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 3: Eshi Otawara
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 4: Fantasy Faire / RFL
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 5: Engrama

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 7: Rod Humble
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 8: MadPea Games
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 9: Elie Spot
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 10: Robin Sojourner
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 11: Dwarfins
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 12: Ole Etzel
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson's
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 14: Rose Borchovski
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 15: Scottius Polke
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 16: Feed a Smile
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 17: Zachh Barkley
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 18: Paradise Lost
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 19: Virtual Chemistry at Texas A&M
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 20: Flockers
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 21: Editorial Clarity
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 22: Virtual Health Adventures
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 24: MadameThespian Underhill
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 25: Oblee
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 26: Absinthe
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 27: Nylon Pinkney
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 28: Whiskey Monday
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 29: Insilico
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 30: Maylee Oh
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 31:Tom Boellstorff
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 32: Jay Jay Zifanwe
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 34 : Cheeky Pea
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 36 : Sominel Edelman
Xiola Linden

Last month’s epic Snowball Fight at the Winter Wonderland was our way of bidding adieu to the chill of Winter  - and now - suddenly Spring has sprung upon us with all that gorgeous greenery and snow-melting sunshine. What better day to celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature than on Earth Day!

Join us inworld for a walk that captures nature in some of her prettiest colours. On Earth Day - April 22, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm SLT - we’ll take a stroll through Calas Galadhon in Second Life. No need for sunscreen, allergy medication or a long drive out of the city - just teleport in and join Lindens and other Residents for a little virtual sunshine!

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Calas Galadhon

Escape to the vast estate and nature park of Calas Galadhon, a peaceful, romantic place to enjoy the beauty of the natural world brought into Second Life. Explore by horse, buggy, boat or balloon.

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In addition to our meetup - there are some great events happening and several beautiful nature spots to explore for Earth Day - just visit the Earth Day category of the Destination Guide.

Xiola Linden

Our Second Life Destination Guide editorial team has once again pulled together a short list of some of the coolest spots you should seek out in the next few days. From highlighting the art of the use of windlights in Second Life photography to touring the gritty streets of London during the terror of Jack the Ripper you’re in store for some unique experiences! Grab a few friends and explore a little!

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

If your spot or event is missing from the Guide, drop us a line at the submission form.

We’ll see you inworld!

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Pets For Life: A Relay For Life Event

Pets For Life is a Relay For Life event in honor of our four-legged fur babies (who get cancer, too). This weekend, there will be games and contests with pets and some pretty great prizes. There's also live music and entertainment. Bring your pets and join the fight against cancer. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. Held April 16-17 from noon-6 p.m. (Pacific).

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Windlight Magazine Spring 2016 Art Show

Windlight Magazine presents the Spring 2016 Art Show, which features over 50 2D and 3D artists in Second Life! This week-long celebration of the arts features storytelling, live performers, poetry, tribute concerts, and more! For more information, visit windlightmagazine.com/spring-2016-art-show. Event held April 11-17.

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Queen's Gambit Declined by Rebeca Bashly

Rebeca Bashly's latest art installation "Queen's Gambit Declined" can be viewed through June 8th at MetaLES. More info at modemworld.me/2016/04/10/a-queens-gambit-declined-in-second-life/

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The Gridberts

The Gridberts is a fun shooting game in Second Life. Play alone or compete with your friends. Make points by shooting the Gridberts, other players or by collecting diamonds and coins. Solve riddles and quests and check out the huge 64x64m maze. The best three players win money every day!

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Jack the Ripper East of London

Travel back to 1888 and visit east of London in this recreation of the original Jack the Ripper crime scene, including at least three murder scenes. There's also a museum to explore and learn more.

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METAMORPHOSE by Solkide & Snipi

Experience the inspired and passionate art of Escher Solkide and Snipy. Metamorphose is a three-dimensional installation in which no detail has been left to chance.Immerse yourself in a place where objects and animals give life.

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Cosmos Master

Use your BX-Z 42 interstellar class starship to harvest resources. Refine them and make fuel for things like combat, cloaking, repairing and more in this interactive multiplayer space game in Second Life. More at cosmosmaster.com.

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Family Fun Fair

The Relay For Life Family Fun Fair, hosted by the Purple Tears Team, is held through April 17th. Come explore for daily events, games, rides, food, contests, prizes, performances, concerts, and more! More info at slfamilyfunfair.wordpress.com.

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Berg by Nordan Art

Berg by Nordan Art is showing the installation MECHANISMUS by Igor Ballyhoo and the exhibit Black & White Photographs by Imani Nayar. Teleport to the installation on the ground from the gallery. Current exhibits run April through June 2016

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Epicene

Epicene is here! This is a monthly fashion shopping event all about unisex appeal. At Epicene, designers offer both a male and a female exclusive for every round, or one or more unisex exclusives. 100% original high quality items. You can bring your opposite sex friend or date to this sale, and you can both come away from it very happy.

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The Evil Bunny Hunt 6

The evil bunny is back for the 6th year and has been very busy spreading chaos, stealing eggs and being, well, evil. Follow his devious trail of nice and naughty 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.

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Formanails Hunt

Can you find the 10 hidden items in the Formanails Hunt? To begin your quest, pick up the free HUD at the hunt base. For rules and infomation, visit formanails.com/hunt.html

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Gacha Good April Shopping & Gacha Event

Gacha Good is having its April Gacha Round with over 90 gachas and a fun "Alice In Wonderland" theme. Follow down the rabbit hole for an adventure through April 30th.

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Linden Lab

For a limited time, get 50% off your first payment on a new quarterly Premium Membership subscription.* Premium members get a L$1000 sign-up bonus, a weekly L$ stipend, your own home, exclusive gifts like the ones below, and many other benefits. Subscribers also have special access to Premium Sandboxes inworld, where you can build objects, unpack your purchased items, and meet other Premium members. Upgrade to Premium and start enjoying the benefits now!

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Special Edition Spring Gifts Are Now Available!

Spruce up your outdoors of your abode with these bright additions. Enjoy breakfast and coffee in the yard with a shabby chic patio set - complete with blooming trellis - or cozy up on the matching bench with some adorable plushy pets. These gifts are available only 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 easily upgrade and grab your gifts immediately.

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*TERMS & CONDITIONS This offer begins on  April 14, 2016, at 8AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and expires on April 25, 2016, at 8AM PDT. 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 quarter’s bill and future quarters will be billed at the standard Premium Membership price (currently US$22.50 per quarter). Any Linden Dollar (L$) sign-up bonus will be applied to new accounts or accounts not previously upgraded to Premium Membership after the account has been active for forty-five (45) consecutive days.

Xiola Linden

The weekend has landed and you just might be looking for some new spots to explore in Second Life. Enter the Second Life Destination Guide editors your crack team of destination experts. They’re always on the lookout for new events and great places for you to enjoy inworld.

With Spring in full swing and Summer just a wink away gather your tribe and consider starting a drum circle Thunk! Virtual Instruments has some cool looped and animated instruments to help make that happen.

Drop into virtual Casablanca and play it once, for Sam at the re-imagined Rick’s cafe. Dress the part and have a little old fashioned fun.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

If your spot or event is missing from the Guide, drop us a line at the submission form.

Now login! We’ll see you inworld!

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Thunk! Virtual Instruments

Thunk! Instruments are interactive, working instruments that play looped sounds in sync with each other to create music in the virtual world of Second Life.

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Casablanca

The classic Casablanca comes to life in SL. Visit the many famous sites, including Rick’s Café Américain, Casablanca Aerogare and more.

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Tatakai Tochi

As one of Second Life's most peaceful and serene sims, this detailed Japanese landscape is enough to relax you and help you enjoy yourself without the hustle and bustle of most sims. Photographers and explorers alike are welcome.

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Studio Moya

Explore this creative, messy and chaotic art space by Patrick Moya.

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Saul's HyperLounge

Saul's HyperLounge is an exclusively designed, cyberpunk//future-themed chat location created by Saul Goodie.

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Discordia @ Timesville

Everypony is welcome at Discordia in Timesville. Happy! Happy!

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Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue)

Vue is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Learn more at vue.ed.ac.uk.

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Aii - The Ugly & Beautiful

Located on a giant floating island and surrounded in pink, Aii sells fun fantasy items mixed with a Japanese style and sensibility.

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Linden Lab

UPDATE: As of Ocrober 4, 2016, this offer has expired.

 

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In November, we lowered the set-up fees for land purchases by 40%. Today, we’re introducing a limited-time offer that will make land even cheaper by allowing you to lower your monthly tier payments (aka land maintenance fees).

From today until October 4th, 2016, you can “buy-down” your Full Islands and/or Homesteads to the grandfathered maintenance rates. By paying a one-time fee up front, you’ll be entitled to lower tier rates on your land for as long as you hold it (and remember, we now also allow transferring grandfathered land).

The pricing for this offer is as follows:

 

  • Full Island:
    • One-time buy-down fee: $600
    • Grandfathered maintenance fee: $195/month (regularly $295/month)
  • Homestead:
    • One-time buy-down fee: $180
    • Grandfathered maintenance fee: $95/month (regularly $125/month)

 Note: This offer cannot be combined with our Education and Non-Profit discount program, and cannot be applied to Skill Gaming Regions.

If you plan to hold onto your land for longer than 6 months, this is a great deal for you!

To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to submit a Support Case using the Land & Region -> Region Buy Down case type. In that case you can provide us with the names of the regions you would like to buy down, and we will assess the appropriate buy-down fee per region.

Xiola Linden

The Second Life Destination Guide editors have been as busy as springtime bees scribing a fresh list of places for you to explore in Second Life.

While it can be any time of year in Second Life - it’s nice to see the snow melt and the green of Spring to push its way up through the ground. While there is no shortage of picnic-perfect places to visit, there is also an abundance of other events and activities. MadPea’s latest immersive and interactive game has hit the grid, along with some new gacha and shopping events to enjoy.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Now login and get started with the fun - don’t forget to drop by Town Hall Island for a special message to our Residents!

 

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Town Hall Island

Drop in on Friday, April 1st after 10 am SLT for an exclusive message for Second Life Residents.

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The Interview

The race for the job that everyone wants is underway.Take part in the ultimate assessment day. Find clues, solve mysterious and puzzles…can you pass The Interview? This immersive and interactive game from MadPea leads the players through a number of trials and challenges to get to the final goal. Opens April 3.

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Burnal Equinox - Picnic on the Playa

Don't miss the BURN2 Burnal Equinox event "Picnic On The Playa," held April 2-3. Come enjoy the first community celebration of the year, featuring live performers and music on stage both days. See many individual, cooperative, interactive and creative builds capturing the varied ideas of picnics in Second Life. Lamplighter processions to open 10 a.m. Saturday and close 8:00 p.m. Sunday (Pacific).

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London City Springtime

Celebrate all the promise of the Summer to come, with London City Springtime. Concerts are held each weekend in the Amphitheatre. There are also fairground rides and stalls with prizes to collect throughout the month of April. For details see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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The Gathering

The Gathering presents to you a fantastical gacha experience, featuring a selection of Second Life's most original and imaginative 3d content artists. Discover uniquely handcrafted items for an extraordinary gacha experience. Ends April 10.

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Noelia Island

Explore Noelia, a beautiful Mediterranean island. Explore the many romantic spots, take a fun boat ride, relax on the beach, take photos, meditate or simply wander through the enchanting gardens. Don't miss the the villa and mystic cliff caves. You will find the Magic Stone of Wisdom near the Buddha. Click the rotating diamond for a personal quote to reflect on...

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Alethia Island

Alethia Island is a tropical sandbox resort offering a peaceful and scenic experience for everybody. Discover the overgrown pathways, secluded chillout spots and many fun photo opportunities that gives the island unique charm and character.

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PAL Park

PAL Park is a picturesque park created with Zooby families in mind, but it caters to families of all kinds. Come visit this beautifully landscaped, serene and fun environment.

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Spring Is Here Gacha Fair & Event

Shop from 19 merchants in this valentine/love-themed setting. Browse gachas, shopping and gifts as you discover exclusives and discounts. Event held April 1-19.

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Helping Haven Gateway

New Second Life Residents can find a helpful hand at Helping Haven, a spot filled with experts who can share tips and tricks to getting started in SL. Visit this newcomer-friendly community for freebies, landmarks and other useful items. More at http://helpinghaven.weebly.com.

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Linden Lab

You may have heard that in addition to continued work to improve Second Life, Linden Lab is developing a new platform for user-created virtual experiences, code-named Project Sansar. (If you’d like to learn more about it, check out some of the recent press in our media archive.)

Project Sansar is not a sequel to nor a replacement for Second Life, and that the two will run in parallel. Although different from Second Life in a number of respects, Project Sansar has understandably aroused the interest and curiosity of many Second Life Residents. We’re very grateful for that enthusiasm! While it’s still very early for Project Sansar, today we have a special message to share inworld -  exclusively with Second Life Residents.

Since this message is just for Second Life Residents - you’ll need to head inworld to view it. Simply teleport to Town Hall Island and click on the screen to start the video. Make sure your media settings in the Viewer are set to on, and that your volume is up in order to hear and view the message. Lindens will be in and out of the region throughout the day to answer questions as well.

Because of the exclusive nature of this message, it will only be available today - April 1, 2016, so log in as soon as possible and don’t miss out!

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Town Hall Island

Drop in on Friday, April 1st after 10 am SLT for an exclusive message for Second Life Residents.

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Xiola Linden

Spring is doing it’s thing all over the grid flowers are blossoming and the snow is melting away. Nature is waking up and painting a pretty picture across Second Life.

The Second Life Destination Guide has a hit list of Spring and Winter themed events you should check out. From the last official snowball fight of the season to a palooza of Easter themed hunts, you’re bound to have baskets full of fun.

You may have noticed a short video crop up highlighting some bars and pubs in Second Life. We hope to bring more of this in the future as another way to see what’s going on in the Destination Guide. They are not staged so you never know when we might stop by to do a little filming!

 Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!
Now login the snowball fight is starting and there’s lots of spots to visit!.

 

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One Final Snow Fight

Take advantage of the snowball fight arena at the Winter Wonderlands region before the snow fully melts! Have ice-hurling fun with the Lindens on Friday, March 25th from 10 a.m.- noon and 2 - 4 p.m. (Pacific).

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2016 Easter Town

Join the fun at the 7th 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 4,000 L$ will be given in prize money. Lots of fun activities and shopping await you at Easter Town 2016.

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Bite Me Easter 2016

Bite Me Easter 2016 is a shopping event and hunt filled with over 20 stores and gifts. Celebrate Easter and spring as you browse gacha machines filled with great items and prices.

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EggaPalooza Spring Hunt

Hike, bike, ride, or drive to seek out hundredss of gift eggs hidden in plain sight! The 10th Annual EggaPalooza Spring Hunt at Aero Pines Park spans three regions. Great fun for groups, families, explorers, and avid hunters. Event held through May 31st.

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Easter Takeover

Rebel Yell Concerts presents Easter Takeover, a holiday event filled with activities including horseback riding, romantic spots, an Easter egg hunt, a Sky Rail, tribute concerts and more. Spend some quality time in this immersive nature and park experience.

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Light and Shadow Pleasure Faire

The Light and Shadow Pleasure Faire, held March 20-26, is partly a craft fair, partly historical reenactment and partly performance art. People working at Faire dress in costumes (garb) typical of our period. Booths sell crafts and food. Parades wind their way through the crowds. Jugglers, musicians, magicians, and other entertainers perform through the weekend. Tournaments to test your skills. Your day is spent wandering about, competing with the realms best for prizes, examining wares, sampling foods, watching plays and performers, and of course drinking fine exotic brews.

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Tarot Card History

Learn about the origins and history of Tarot Cards in this special limited-time exhibition, located at Rocca Sorrentina.

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Mysts of Eyr

The Isle of Eyr welcomes imaginative people and inventive storylines. Come play in this immersive RP community on an untamed rainforest island shrouded in mysts and magic.

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Strawberryland by Cica Ghost

Q: Why were the little strawberries upset? A: Because their parents were in a jam!

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Rocca Sorrentina & Bay of Naples, 1785

Operated as an immersive education experiment by Brown University, this fictional but historically-inspired 18th-century Italian island is located in the Bay of Naples. Visitors are welcome for optional roleplay set in the year 1785. Public programs and exhibits are offered on the history and ideas of the Enlightenment, the era of the Grand Tour, and the baroque, rococo and neo-classical styles in art and music.

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Gacha Get It

Gachas within Gachas. A whole new concept in Gacha addiction! Put all your spare Gacha into the Gacha machines and let others play Gacha! Got it? Events held every first and third Friday of the month -- each round lasts only seven days.

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John Conway's Game of Life

Often what we see on the surface goes so much deeper than we imagine. Although the images and patterns produced by John Conway's game of life may be familiar to many of us, most people are unaware of the richness hidden within. Come, interact, explore, and possibly even learn about The Game of Life.

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Valaskala

Valaskala is a limited-time sound installation by Instincta & Stem van Helsinki. Only a few jumps and the symphony begins...

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Sea Horse Pub - Letters of Elizabeth I

Step inside the past and read the letters of Good Queen Bess. Watch her transform from a convicted Princess to a Powerful Queen. Heed the advice of the Virgin Queen as you tap on the plates and decor.

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Xiola Linden

Spring has technically sprung, and while there is evidence of it in the cherry blossoms and greening of leaves, there are still some hints of winter lingering around - even in Second Life.

We have to take advantage of the snowball fight arena at the Winter Wonderlands region before the snow fully melts - and we want you to come have ice-hurling fun with us on Friday, March 25th, from 10 am - Noon SLT and 2 - 4 PM SLT.  If you missed the last snowball fight now is your chance to come pelt some friends and Lindens with soft, fluffy balls of frozen fun. Grab your snow-launching weapons from the kiosks, get some practice in, and be sure to make the trek to the top of the ice castle to take in the amazing view.

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 at the end of this month.

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One Final Snow Fight

Take advantage of the snowball fight arena at the Winter Wonderlands region before the snow fully melts! Have ice-hurling fun with the Lindens on Friday, March 25th from 10 a.m.- noon and 2 - 4 p.m. (Pacific).

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Xiola Linden

As we head into the middle of March,  and the green of St. Patrick’s Day fades the folks over at the Second Life Destination Guide have made sure that the good times roll on! They’ve spent all week finding some of the best events and places on the grid for you to visit so that you don’t have to! Of course, the guide is chock full of many wonderful places, so you may want to put together your own list of Destination Guide Highlights and share it with us @SecondLife on twitter!

If you’ve got politics on your mind and are looking for like-minded people to chat with, be sure to check out the politics category of the Destination Guide.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Now on to the festivities.

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SL Science Fiction Convention

Don't miss the Second Life Science Fiction Convention, held March 18th thru 27th! Supporting the Relay For Life of Second Life, this event is held across six sims of imagination and ten days of adventure! Light a Star for Hope or attend the Milky Way Cabaret. Celebrate science fiction with over one hundred exhibitors and help fight cancer!

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Cosmetic Fair

The Cosmetic Fair is a place for all your cosmetic needs. You can find skins, hair, eyeshadow, lipstick, tattoos, accessories, nails, and so much more! Event ends March 31.

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Pose Fair 2016

It’s spring time and it's back! The biggest pose event of the year, the original Pose Fair! Come check it out through March 26th for a really incredible new batch of poses, props, and animations to make your SL come to life!

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Fair Play Emerald City Charity & Gacha

Check out Emerald City and the Jewel Gacha Hunt by Fair Play. Twenty-eight fantasy and gothic creators have come together for this special charity event.

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Fantasy Cream III

Select medieval fantasy creators show off their most juicy, tasty, creamy, deeeeelicious and exclusive creations at Fantasy Cream, held March 16 - April 16. More info at fantasycream.wordpress.com.

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Big Fun Exciting Easter Thing!

It's big, it's fun and it's exciting! This event features Easter and spring shopping, games, hunts, a tour, April Fool's prizes and The Strawberry Festival. Even held through April 8.

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Dystopia - Episode 1: Black Wall

“Black Wall” is a conceptual photography and audio performance created by visual artist Noke Yuitza and music composer Alexi Ayres. “Black Wall” aims to immerse the audience in an environment of utter abyss in hopes to spark insightful inspiration. Alexi Ayres will be performing a live soundtrack concert on March 19 at 2 p.m. (Pacific).

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St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt

Come get lucky at Aphrodisia Adult Resort with a St. Patrick's Day Celebration! All week long come join the themed events and games. Find the "Wee Pots O' Gold" hidden sim wide and WIN $1L, $2L or $5L! Visit on St. Patrick's Day on March 17th for a special dance party playing an Irish salute of bands from Ireland! Runs Events held through March 18th.

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Nusquam

Welcome to nowhere.

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Gravity is a Mistake

Explore Eupalinos Ugajin's latest art exhibition "Gravity is a Mistake" in Second Life.

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Ascension to the 10th Dimension

To begin your Ascension, walk directly through one of the five portals in the Seed Pod of Creation.

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InspirationSL

InspirationSL is a unique, luxurious shopping event that opens its doors quarterly. Every round is based on a different, well known celebrity that has a unique style. Our designers take inspiration from this person to offer you themed, exclusive designs that can be found nowhere else on the grid.

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Xiola Linden

From gachas to historic sites and everything in between - there’s an enjoyment  of all things Irish in every nook and cranny across the grid this week. This Thursday, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ll be hanging out at some of the best spots inworld to grab a pint, kiss the Blarney Stone, and have a good time!

From the gorgeous Cliffs of Moher and the Blarney Castle’s virtual twin, to some full-tilt festivities and lively pub fun - the party is sure to be in full swing this holiday. Why not get a festive green ensemble and join us inworld from 10 am - Noon SLT and 2 pm - 4 pm SLT for the  sights, sounds, and spirit of Ireland at these destinations.

As luck would have it, we Lindens love some inworld fun too - so don’t be surprised if you run into a few at these St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. We hope to see you inworld!

 

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Blarney Stone Irish Bar

Come visit the lively, always-exciting Blarney Stone Irish Bar in Second Life. Social events and live DJ music occur daily. Live music concerts are also held three times a week.

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Blarney Castle

Visit this 3D replica of the real Blarney Castle main tower in Ireland. There's even a Blarney Stone kissing animation. Outside the castle entryway, you can even pick up your certificate indicating that you've "kissed the Blarney Stone."

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Cliffs of Moher

Lovingly replicated from the original in county Clare, Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are part of a four-sim, 1939 Irish village called O'Hare's Gap. Come unwind and take in the views. You will find much to explore in this very Irish experience.

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2016 St. Patrick's 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.

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Xiola Linden

The Second Life Destination Guide returns once more  with another round of spots you should be sure to visit. There are tons of events for you to explore and discover the unique and wonderful things that Second Life creators make. The Skin Fair is open, along with Fashion for Life and many of the recurring shopping events that you’ve come to know and love.

There’s also plenty of places you can go to take in a little scenery or hunt for gifts from creators all over the grid.

Here’s a list of just a few of the places our editors thought you might be interested in checking out.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!
See you inworld!

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Skin Fair 2016

Skin Fair 2016 brings over 150 designers together on two sims. Featuring new releases of skins, mesh bodies, heads, tattoos, makeups, and appliers, Skin Fair 2016 is the perfect place to start your new makeover. Event begins March 11.

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2016 St. Patrick's 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.

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Fashion For Life - Relay For Life

The Fashion For Life event began as a dream 10 years ago with 34 designers participating all with a special reason to fundraise for Relay For Life. Since that date, it has grown to over 100 designers covering 9 sims and has raised close to 20 million Linden Dollars for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Learn more at fashionforlifesl.com.

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World Tour Hunt

Celebrate our world culture and travel across seven continents in the World Tour 2016 Gridwide Hunt, held through March 31. More info at kastlerockhunts.blogspot.com.

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Kikai Spring Market

Can you find all the hidden eggs at this event, held through April 1? Each egg has a free gift. Search for them all and have fun!

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Gacha Good March Shopping & Gacha Event

Gacha Good is a shopping and gacha event, held through March 31. There are 28 merchants with over 60 gachas, and each merchant offers an exclusive item that can only be found at the event. Happy shopping!

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Twisted Hunt: Odyssey

The gods have given you a Quest. You must travel the four corners of the world to seek out treasures beyond imagination, defeat mighty beasts, and win your place among the immortals. Odyssey will take you to worlds beyond measure; stories untold; and adventures unseen. Travel with us if you dare! More info at twistedhunt.com.

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Collabor88

Collabor88 is a fashion forward destination, where the most well-loved content creators get together to bring shoppers a superb selection of well-crafted merchandise at affordable prices. Collabor88's merchandise is changed the 8th of every month, come and see!

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Hairology

Bad Hair Day? Hairology is a monthly hair event that opens the 10th of every month and closes on the 30th. Some of the greatest hair designers feature their latest creations in this shopping event that features new styles every month. Come on down and try those cute demos!

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HERMOUPOLIS Village

HERMOUPOLIS Village is a quiet place to enjoy, relax and dream in the beauty of architecture.

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The Realm of Ozryn

Eighty years ago, a cataclysmic incident in the distant future caused timelines to merge; bringing people and things together that normally wouldn't be. Ozryn is now peppered with such artifacts, people, and even structures. Frightening creatures called "Auditors" systematically appear to snatch away any technology or those who try to create it, in this non-metered freeform roleplay.

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Dark Hive

Dark Hive is a relaxing lounge/club for darker electronic music styles such as dark ambient, TBM, EBM, deep house, witch house, noise, electro, tribal, psy, industrial, vaporwave, new wave and more.

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Linden Lab

As with any online service, Second Life Residents may from time to time be targeted with phishing attempts, which try to trick users into providing personal information and account credentials.

These attempts may include messages - including inworld IMs and emails trying to appear as if they were sent from Linden Lab - that prompt you to click on a link and/or provide personal information.

To help keep yourself safe from these tricks, remember: 

 

  • If you receive a suspicious email, forward it to phishing@secondlife.com and delete it.
  • If you receive a suspicious IM, file an abuse report against the sender even if the sender looks like your friend. After stealing an account, a fraudster often tries to trick the victim's friends.
  • If you feel your account has been compromised, contact Second Life Billing through the Support Portal right away. (Better yet, call us at the number provided on the Support Portal)
  • Keep your antivirus software up-to-date and scan for viruses regularly.
  • You can change your account password; do so frequently to keep your account secure. If you suspect you've already clicked a phishing link, change your password immediately.
  • If you have multiple accounts, use a different password for each account.
  • Never reuse your Second Life password for your email account or any other website.
  • Your password should be easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.
  • If you think you entered your credit card information into a fake email or website, contact your bank immediately!

For more info, check out this page on the wiki.

Help your fellow Second Life Residents keep their accounts secure by sharing this post with them. Bookmark it, and the next time you see phishing attempts in group chat, share this post to help educate others. You can help put phishers out of business.

Linden Lab

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (or VWBPE) Conference returns this year in the theme of HORIZONS. This free-to-attend inworld conference   kicks off tomorrow - March 9th, 2016 with opening ceremonies and festivities starting at 11 AM SLT, and runs through March 12th, 2016.

Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg has spoken at the VWBPE Conference since joining Linden Lab - with his

for the conference in 2014 only few weeks after starting with the company. He
to continue an ongoing dialogue with the education community in Second Life.

This year, Ebbe will end Wednesday night’s events with a session of GridWatch - discussing Second Life and taking questions from Residents, so mark your calendars and join us in the VWBPE Main Auditorium at 6 PM SLT on Wednesday March 9th, 2016!

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Xiola Linden

For the last thirteen years - long before the recent popularity of head-mounted displays -   Second Life Residents have constructed amazingly immersive experiences that impact people’s lives in ways they perhaps never would have imagined. Whether it’s visiting a national park or bygone era, or creating the perfect place to call home, it has been possible to virtually build and visit many locations - based on the physical world or completely imagined - in Second Life.

Thanks to the artistic eyes and talents of many creators, you don’t have to be a creator or builder to put together your own incredible spaces. Residents like Sominel Edelman support themselves by providing readymade landscapes for role-playing regions, privates spaces, land rentals, and more - making it possible for anyone to customize a beautiful space without having to understand terraforming.

 

Watch more about the impact of environment on experience and communities in this

of the Drax Files.

 

 

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 1: Kriss Lehmann

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 2: Jo Yardley

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 3: Eshi Otawara

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 4: Fantasy Faire / RFL

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 5: Engrama

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 7: Rod Humble

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 8: MadPea Games

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 9: Elie Spot

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 10: Robin Sojourner

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 11: Dwarfins

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 12: Ole Etzel

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson's

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 14: Rose Borchovski

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 15: Scottius Polke

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 16: Feed a Smile

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 17: Zachh Barkley

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 18: Paradise Lost

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 19: Virtual Chemistry at Texas A&M

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 20: Flockers

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 21: Editorial Clarity

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 22: Virtual Health Adventures

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 24: MadameThespian Underhill

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 25: Oblee

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 26: Absinthe

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 27: Nylon Pinkney

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 28: Whiskey Monday

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 29: Insilico

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 30: Maylee Oh

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 31:Tom Boellstorff

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 32: Jay Jay Zifanwe

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 34 : Cheeky Pea

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento

Linden Lab

The ability to redeem Linden dollars for real money on the LindeX is an incredible facet of Second Life. We believe that creators should be able to profit from their creativity, and we’re proud of the success that Second Life creators have achieved. Last year, users redeemed $60 million (USD) from the Second Life economy, and for many, the virtual world is a significant source of real income.

Enabling users around the world to buy and sell Linden Dollars for real currency is no small feat. This involves Linden Lab making sure that everything is compliant with applicable laws and regulations, as well as preventing fraud and money laundering.

We’ve been investing in improvements to these processes, and today we’re announcing improved speeds for credit processing, as well as some fee adjustments.

 

Faster Credit Processing

We’re happy to announce that we will significantly improve how quickly we’re able to process a majority of credit requests.

Based on current data, we estimate that the upgrades we’ve made will allow approximately 75% of process credit requests to be completed within 2 business days.

For a minority of requests, the process may still take 5 business days. Because we’re dealing with sending real money to users around the world, we may require additional information and perform other processes that could impact the time needed. A good rule of thumb is that the better we know you as a customer, the more likely it is we’ll be able to quickly process your credit requests.

 

Upcoming Changes to Fees

In addition to taking time, processing credit and paying real money to users’ PayPal and Skrill accounts incurs costs to Linden Lab. Each transaction actually costs us more than the $1 (USD) fee we have been charging. To address that and in light of the significant investments we’ve made to improve the related systems and processes, we will be making some adjustments to the fee structure, beginning next month.

As of April 5, 2016, instead of charging a flat fee of $1 (USD) per transaction, we will charge a fee of 1.5% of the transaction value, with a minimum fee of $3 (USD) and a maximum of $15 (USD). Additionally, the fee for purchasing L$ on the LindeX will increase 10¢, from $0.30 (USD) to $0.40 (USD) per transaction.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the improved speed of credit processing and understand that these upcoming fee updates help to support the complex work involved in enabling Second Life users to buy and sell Linden Dollars for real money at a massive scale, all while keeping the system reliable, safe, compliant with regulations - and now faster.

Xiola Linden

We are back once again with an all-new edition of Second Life Destination Guide! Each week, the editors look over tons of submissions, explore new spaces, and seek out some of the coolest things going on in this virtual world of ours. Sometimes there is so much good stuff you end up with a super-sized list of amazing, must-see places. This week, our editors uncovered some epic levels of awesome. Of course that Arcade is back with the gachas that everyone both loves and loathes. Try your luck at the rare items and be sure to carve out plenty of time to see everything including the amazing build there. There’s also the return of the Jewelry & Accessory Expo, The Hipster Fair, and other long-standing shopping events. Spring is swinging in so maybe it’s time to treat yourself to some new things.

Take a break from all the shopping to enjoy some truly awesome builds. From the serene to the surreal Second Life creators know how to put together a nice looking region. Ghost towns, museums and more are on the itinerary this week you can always spend some time exploring  while you wait for things to lighten up a bit at the Arcade.

Wherever you go be sure to take lots of great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Go on then login there are lots of new spots to get to!

 
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The Arcade Gacha Events

The Arcade Gacha Events presents the ultimate GACHA experience! Guaranteed to delight shoppers, The Arcade offers unique transferable items from 100 of the grid's top designers. Discover that perfect gift to surprise and delight everyone on your list this year!

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Womenstuff Hunt

One of the most popular female fashion hunts returns to SL with 150 top participating designers and numerous exclusive items. Running through March 31, the Womenstuff Hunt has everything a woman needs to look great. More info at http://womenstuff.stuff-sl.com.

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Couture Fair 5

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of this sexy fashion fair, which is sponsored by ALTER EGO along with Apple May Designs, Bossie, Kathaarian, Le Forme, MoDANNA, Muka, Empire, Spellbound and ViSion. Each participating store will have a new exclusive item available on the 1st of the month, while a second item will be released on the 15th.

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The Hipster Fair 2016 - 3rd Edition

The Hipster Fair is now open -- but only for a limited time. Shop trendy fashions from more than 80 participating stores. Don't miss the sales and exclusive items in this special event, held through March 7.

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Jewelry & Accessory Expo 2016

Jewelry & Accessory Expo 2016 In Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret Siren Productions invites you back to what is sure to be an amazing event full of fun wild times, pretty girls in shiny baubles, handsome men dashing top hats and brilliant surprises. The Jewelry & Accessory Expo is on now, held through March 5th.

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The Ghost Town

A darkness controls the soul. A darkness that drives a good man to unfathomable depths of depravity. No one is safe from the murky evil that lurks inside...not you….not me.

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Entropy III

Visit Entropy III, an odd assortment of art installations from NaTaS & "Fiends." Exhibitions include Flatland, Tlazolteotl's Grotto and the M.C. Escher Experience.

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5D

Welcome wanderer...you who take the path you want. Walk down the bent tube to begin your journey. At the ground level, there are over a hundred hexagonal rooms to explore. Just walk around through the walls...

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Bauhaus Museum

The Bauhaus Museum was specially built in LEA2 to showcase 2D and 3D works from the historical Bauhaus school. The start of a wonderful resource for artists, designers, educators and librarians... or simply a lovely place for art lovers to wander and step into a bit of art and history.

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Suomi-Finland

Welcome to Suomi-Finland, a land rich in history, folklore, and natural wonders. Explore vast forests, long waterways and pristine, frozen wilderness as you chance to stumble upon various interactive and immersive elements meant to educate and inspire.

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The Bizarre House

A haunted place, freaky and goulish. A subtle atmosphere full of unanswered questions and morbid moments

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Split Screen Installation Space: Chronophobia

Rebeca Bashly is well known for her pensive, sometimes disturbing installations, such as "Colour Key" and "When Life Brings You Apples ... Run!" After a year absence, she now returns with "Chronophobia," a meditation on the ravages of time.

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Surreal Tower

12 towers. 12 artists. Art for eternity.

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Wish You Were Here

"Wish You Were Here" is a collaborative exhibit about "first life" and Second Life locations and human connections in both worlds..

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Easter in London City

Celebrate the month of March in London City as they host Easter Events and Saint Patricks Day. Easter egg hunts, Irish bands, pub crawls and weekly concerts will make this a busy month to remember. Details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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LEA Presents RJ Kikuchiyo

Linden Endowment for the Arts has granted RJ Kikuchiyo a three-month residency in LEA2, where an “Open Studio” retrospective of work from 2006-2016 will be open to the public. Also on site is the Bauhaus Museum and collected works by Steadman Kondor, of 1920s Berlin.

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