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In Second Life, every day is an opportunity to dress up, but come Halloween time, Residents step it up and take it to a whole new level of fun and creativity. If this is your first Halloween in Second Life - or even if it’s your 12th - you are in for something incredible!

All over the grid, regions decorate, put together trick-or-treat style hunts, blast some chilling tunes for your move your avatar bones to, and generally run amok in the undeniable excitement of Halloween. We couldn’t be left out of the spooky shenanigans, so there’s a few official events you won’t want to miss out on.

Along with this year’s upcoming Creepy Crawl, there’s a chance you could win one of four amazing prizes for your Halloween-themed snapshots! That’s right, take pics - enter the contest, and potentially win Linden dollars!

The 2015 Second Life Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest starts today! Head over to the contest category of the forums to read the rules and start sharing your ghoulish, glam, gorgeous, and ghastly snaps.

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Pic by Maia Athena

Stay tuned to this blog for more treats we are cooking up in the Lab!

Linden Lab

There’s a lot going on with Second Life these days, and we wanted to talk about a few of the projects that are either out or in the works!

Project Valhalla: CEF - Media on a Prim and in-Viewer Browser Overhaul
A new age of modern HTML5 content is upon us, and we're overhauling the way shared media (aka "media on a prim") works so that you can enjoy all kinds of modern web content within Second Life. Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) is coming to replace the aging QTWebkit framework. What you can now see in a Project Viewer is the latest released version of Chrome - so it will render all modern web technologies - like HTML5, CSS3, WebGL; has the latest security patches; and will be easy to keep updated to a recent version. What does this mean for your Flash content? What about Quicktime? They may still work, but because both can only be viewed if the user has correctly installed a 3rd party plugin, we can't  promise support and you shouldn’t expect that it will work for everyone. Standard HTML5 is the way of the future and this Viewer will enable it for anyone. There are still bugs to squash, and we’re iterating quickly to bring you a smooth inworld media and browsing experience. If you have comments about this feature - please post to the forum thread about this topic - located here.

Rendering Complexity / Quick Graphics
Often the most resource-intensive part of rendering a scene in Second Life is the avatars around you. The Viewer has a measurement of how avatars are affecting your performance, and now we are putting the control over whether to render them in your hands!

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A new *Avatar Maximum Complexity* control lets you prevent expensive-to-render avatars from lagging you; any avatar over the limit is displayed as a solid color rather than rendering in full detail. A default limit is set based on the rendering performance of your system. You'll also get a notice when your own rendering complexity changes, and an indication when you're over the limit of too many of the avatars around you.

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Bundled together in this Viewer is a change that allows you to create and quickly change presets of your graphics settings, so as you go from a club to an art gallery, to the beach, or to your home, you can quickly adjust your settings to fit the scene. Learn more about these changes: avatar rendering complexity: graphics presets: and try the Release Candidate ViewerIf you have comments about this feature - please post to the forum thread about this topic - located here.

 

 

Notifications

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A neat quality-of-life improvement for busy Residents, incoming notifications are sorted into categories where you can view, interact with each or many at a time, and use them to manage the numerous important notices that arrive throughout the day. Try out this feature in this RC Viewer. A special thank-you to Resident Aki Shichiroji for the initial feature design!

 

 

 

 
SecondLife.com
Due to the numerous recent security problems affecting Flash, it has been completely removed from our website. A modern way to animate starter avatars in the join carousel and some other exciting news for registration is coming out really soon. Keep an eye out!

Mesh Importer
Recently we shipped the Mesh Importer Viewer, which now performs name-based LOD association and handles models with many materials - no post-import assembly required. You can visit the Knowledge Base article for more details.

Inventory Robustness
Inventory loss is a dogged and complicated problem that we are constantly pursuing. A recent simulator change now prevents loss of no-copy items due to a failed rez. A number of other improvements to inventory robustness are in the pipeline and will be rolling out soon.

HTTP Project
Last year we created a better implementation of the HTTP layer in the Viewer and used it to substantially improve texture loading. In this new RC Viewer, we've upgraded all the rest of the HTTP uses in the Viewer. This will make many other features perform better and more reliably, and is establishing the foundation for future improvements.

 

Linden Lab

For a limited time you can save 50% on your first quarter’s payment for a Premium Second Life Membership subscription* - upgrade now to start enjoying the benefits of going Premium at a great rate! Premium members receive a L$1000 sign-up bonus, exclusive access to Premium Sandboxes (special areas inworld where you can build objects, rez purchased items, and meet other Premium members), a weekly L$ stipend to spend on whatever you like, your own home, exclusive gifts, the ability to join more inworld interest groups, and many other perks.

Special-Edition Halloween Gifts Are Out Now!

Better than stale candy corn and free of razorblades - these Halloween gifts are a real bag of treats to fright and delight your fiends - we mean friends!

Exclusively for Premium members - there are two Ghost Avatars and a Drone that you custom-control and pilot with a HUD. Go Premium, then pick up your gifts at the inworld Premium Gift Kiosks.

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There are also some spooky staples for everyone who loves Halloween to enjoy - just head over to the Marketplace NOW and grab your bag of goodies.

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The Return of the Haunted Halloween Tour

we brought you the spine-chilling Haunted Tour. Well, like any good haunted house - it appears to be alive and growing! This year, you’ll find some new additions to this thrilling ride. If you possess the fortitude to face your fears - follow the Halloween path at Portal Park and step on through.

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Happy Halloween!

 

 

*TERMS & CONDITIONS
This offer begins on October 22, 2015 at 8AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and expires on November 2, 2015 at 8AM PST. 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

Now that the month of October is in full swing let’s keep the Halloween party going!

It’s time for another installment of Second Life Destination Guide Highlights a sample platter of some of the niftiest events and places to visit in Second Life while you explore inworld.

The spirit of Halloween grows ever stronger this week bringing with it a hearty handful of haunted hangouts for you to inhabit! There’s a lot to see so let’s get started with the top spots for this edition of the blog.

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Haunted Halloween Tour

The Haunted Halloween Tour is back with new scares and surprises for 2015! Strap in and prepare to experience haunts, ghouls, death, scares, and a descent through madness itself. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart!

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Carver's End

Nestled in a peaceful valley, the sleepy little hamlet of Carver's End is perfect for trick-or-treating but something is wrong. Evil lurks in the homes and businesses of this once lively small town. Discover the secrets hidden in the dark! Are you brave enough for Pulse Games' 8th annual survival horror adventure? This event features prizes from 21 killer designers! It's Trick or Treat Terror in Carver's End!

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Geeks n Nerds 2015

Geeks'n'Nerds, held through Nov. 1, is a shopping experience that features some of the top stores in Second Life. This event gives the community a chance to let their creativity fly in this popular and broad theme. From fandoms to science, to the future and the past, Geeks'n'Nerds has something for everyone in the grid.

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Wayward Halloween

This Halloween Gacha event is set on a themed sim along with a pumpkin patch for picking your own pumpkin to carve and a spooky cemetery full of frights. Don’t forget to grab your treat pail before heading over to the magical trick-or-treat street! There are over 100 stores participating with original Halloween items. Also, make sure to enter the Halloween photo contest, pick up your free gifts, and catch the Halloween party on the 29th!

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Penumbra Autumn and Winter Fashion Week 2015

The highly anticipated Penumbra Autumn Winter FW15 has begun! Fashion lovers across the grid can expect their consistent attention to detail in this quality show production showcasing the latest trends for the season with a week full of runway shows and retail shopping spaces. They can also expect a new level of depth in excellence! Consisting of over 50 designers from across the grid, showcasing more than 280 outfits in 16 spectacularly produced shows, this fashion week is poised to be the foremost and unparalleled fashion event of the year!

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Freak Show - Gacha Carnival

The Freak Show is a full sim Gacha fair hosted by Depraved Nation! This fair has a loose “freaky / halloween” theme and will run during the month of October. Shoppers may come dressed in their spookiest costumers (please be mindful of the scripts) and wander around the creepy carnival grounds, playing gacha games to win a wide variety of prizes!

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Your Worst Nightmare Gacha Event

This themed event, held Oct. 15-31, has over 100 Gacha machines and two mausoleums filled with items from some of Second Life's best merchants. Come by and browse through the haunted cemetery for a Spooktacular time at this fun event, sponsored by Super Sales Weekend and Gacha Good Events.

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KiLu

KiLu sim is the perfect dream escape brought to reality in Second Life. Come explore the pathways and enjoy the photogenic scenery and views. Autumn foliage decorates the sim and you'll never know what picturesque hidden treasures you'll discover.

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1313 Windlight Lane

Who knows what you will find behind the gates and walls of 1313 Windlight Lane. Explore the haunted house and find 13 pumpkins that contain free hunt items and more!

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Haunted Reflections

The old hotel seems to have guests again...There are vacant rooms, but you may find this place less than friendly.Some restless souls have also set up camp nearby. Do you dare to explore the grounds?

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Mission: Phenomenull Halloween Sim

Explore the mysterious ruins long abandoned and find many photo opportunities hidden all around the sim. Explore the dark passageways beneath the walkways around the sim. More dark photo opps await there...and more surprises, too! ! Open until Oct 31st.

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Be sure to share your inworld pics to the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr Pic of the Day images are selected from there and featured on our blog and social media pages.

 

You could win prizes in our 2015 Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest - so why not get clicking those pics?

Submit your location to the Destination Guide with this  suggestion form if you think we’re missing it.

Happy exploring!

 

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Xiola Linden

 It’s creepy, and kooky and you don’t want to miss it!

This Friday, October 30th from 10:00am SLT until 3:00pm SLT - you are most cordially invited to join us inworld for the 2015 Second Life Creepy Crawl! “What is the Creepy Crawl?” you may ask. It’s a scary-good inworld event where Lindens and Residents get dressed up in their best Halloween costumes and roam from spooky spot to spooky spot for music, dancing, and celebrating! It’s going to be a bit like a ‘pub crawl’ without the need for taxi fare.

Costumes are strongly encouraged for this event - so come out and show off your best. I am still deciding between 4 different costume choices I've put together and may have to wear all 4 at some point during the crawl. It’s a good thing we’ll have 5 hours to run amok and have fantastical fun. Just keep in mind that this event is for General and Moderate audiences when perfecting your look.

Below is the schedule and Destination Guide entries - so if you’re unable to join us for the entire duration - pop into the spot on the schedule when you can log in.

The 2015 Second Life Creepy Crawl is getting closer - don't blink or it could be upon with you little to no warning!

See you there!

~Xiola

 

THE SCHEDULE

10:00am SLT  to 10:30am SLT

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Bay City Hallowe'en Hay Maze

Bay City becomes "Hay City" with it's annual autumn hay maze! Find your way through, find some fun prizes...or find yourself on the dinner plate of spooky ghosts, spiders and rats!

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10:30 am SLT - 11:00am SLT

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Dance Island

Find live DJ performances and non-stop action at Dance Island.

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11:00am SLT -11:30am SLT

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Vampyr Empire

Transylvania, one of Second Life's longest running communities, features a thriving, tight knit family who can offer support for new people coming into this lifestyle. You'll find towering castles, dark corners and high-class Gothic-style shopping in this popular area. Don't miss the live events at The Wall, where you'll find music 24/7.

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11:30am SLT - 12:00pm SLT

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The Truth About Bats & Avies

slGoth is pleased to present “The Truth About Bats & Avies,” a charity festival for Bat World Sanctuary, held October 15-31. Do you love bats? Of course you do! Purchase bat-themed creations from top Second Life designers with proceeds toward Bat World Sanctuary. Explore three sims filled with castles in the Bats in the Belfry Hunt, hosted by Morphe, Inc. Grab a gacha at the charity bat cave!

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12:00pm SLT - 12:30pm SLT

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Pumpkin Town 2015

Pumpkin Town is one of the most famous Halloween towns in Second Life! It's a place to visit and have fun! Here you'll find deejay sets, concerts, freebies, shopping, a hunt and more. Learn more at pumpkin-town.blogspot.be. Open Oct. 1-31.

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12:30pm SLT - 1:00pm SLT

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Club End of Days

Enter the world of the dark angels, if you dare! Hidden in a dark corner of cyberspace is a secret club where vampires and other nocturnal creatures party the nights away. Join live DJ's as they play various music from old-school goth to the latest cyber goth genres. Welcome to Club End of Days.

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1:00pm SLT- 1:30pm SLT

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American Cancer Society

Offering hope to sufferers of this often fatal disease, the ACS in Second Life offers education/awareness programs and aims to unite survivors and caregivers. Residents can also visit Anatomica, which examines the key player in the body's immune system: the white blood cell.

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1:30pm SLT - 2:00pm SLT

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AEG Haunted Beach

This haunted beach is filled with interactive scary surprises. Wander among the dead and mingle with the demons...if you dare!

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2:00pm SLT - 3pm SLT

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Haunted Halloween Tour

The Haunted Halloween Tour is back with new scares and surprises for 2015! Strap in and prepare to experience haunts, ghouls, death, scares, and a descent through madness itself. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart!

Visit in Second Life
Xiola Linden

The Destination Guide returns with more spectacular spots for you to peruse for your pleasure. There’s no shortage of amazing builds and events happening right now in Second Life — and we’re happy to present you with just a sampling of goodies fresh on the Grid. From a mysterious, dino-infested place where the past, present and future collide, to painstakingly detailed historic builds, you’re in for some serious virtual time travel. See you inworld!

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PaleoQuest

Play PaleoQuest, Second Life’s new dinosaur adventure, for fun and prizes! Collect ancient artifacts, rocks, and more as you explore the island - then redeem them for gifts and even Linden Dollars!

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1867 The Virtual Pfaffenthal

Travel back to the year 1867 and visit an expansive virtual replica of Pfaffenthal in Luxembourg City. This project is part of an exhibition at the Luxembourg City History Museum, but you can also explore from home in Second Life.

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Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life represents a person's life cycle combined with the scientific seasons of the Earth. This exhibition is by Johannes1977 Resident and is located on LEA4.

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The Egg

Visit The Egg, a new beautiful LEA installation by Livio Korobase. Of course, since there is an egg – there are also chickens. There’s a lot to see and play with here, but we recommend you ride the paper airplane.

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Aphrodite Summer Market

The Aphrodite Summer Market has summer living rooms and furniture, beach wares, new camping and summer BBQ and so much more!

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London City's 6th Birthday

London City celebrates its 6th birthday! Throughout August enjoy live events, weekend concerts, fun fair, vintage memorabilia hunt and themed collectibles from six years in Second Life. Details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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Xiola Linden

Honoring the people and the places in Second Life is one of the things the Second Life Destination Guide strives to do. You may discover someone or some place that you’d otherwise not find. So do yourself a favor and be sure to log in and find a new place and make new friends.

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Love, Henry

Inspired by a new real life discovery, what if Henry VIII had canceled Anne Boleyn's execution? In this "new" love story from LEA artist Tahiti Rae, you can take the path almost taken.

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New Tokyo - Japanese Cyber City

New Tokyo is set in a near future Japanese Cyber City. Here you'll find fabulous neo lights signs as far up as the eye can see and numerous skyscrapers offering many apartments. There is plenty to do here as you explore arcades, cinemas, a run down junk yard, bowling alley and more. There's also a night club hosting regular events and ample shops to spend your hard earned L$'s on.

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Transylvania - Vampire Empire Turns 11

Give in to your dark side and enjoy a week of Gothic-themed events as part of Transylvania’s eleventh birthday celebration. Transylvania is now one of the oldest communities in SL and features a thriving social scene where everyone is welcome. With live music, DJ’s, stage performances, a gothic formal ball and red carpet parties, there is plenty to see. Runs August 7th to August 13th.

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1700's Pirates and Navy

Pirates Destiny is a nine-sim sailing estate, all connected by water. Pirates, Navy, natives, aristocrats and mermaids are part of this world and roleplay is unlimited. A forest level connects all nine sims, making it perfect for riding horses.

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Art Auction in Memory of Kylie Jaxxon

Participate in an auction in honor of late Second Life resident Kylie Jaxxon (The Trace). Bid on great art to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society through August 10.

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The Lexi Project Fundraiser Party

Join the fun as The Lexi Project fundraiser event continues with a two-day live music event, held Aug. 7-8. This event features several top SL deejays and a live performance from Bad Ampitude. More info at thelexiproject.wordpress.com.

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Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher

The Edgar Allan Poe House of Usher is the newest literary simulation by Literature Alive! Set your sky to midnight, and enter the creepy house to learn about 7 of Poe's famous tales! Search for 10 treasure chests, answer trivia, and win prizes...if you dare.

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That’s it for this edition of Destination Guide Highlights. If you think your spot should be added to the Destination Guide, drop us a note using the Destination Guide suggestion form. Share Second Life pics to the Official Second Life Flickr page.

Xiola Linden

How well do you get to know the people that you meet in Second Life? If you’re Tom Boellstorff - probably a great deal more than most! As a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California: Irvine and digital ethnographer inworld, Tom has spent much of his 12 years in Second Life getting to know the people he’s encountered.

In this episode of the Drax Files, Tom discusses avatar identity, the use of virtual worlds for gameplay and self exploration, and why referring to offline life as ‘real life’ poses a problem when studying technology like Second Life.

to hear more of his personal take on the future of virtual worlds and some of his observations on the communities he’s encountered inworld.

Want to see more personal 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 - Episode11: 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

Linden Lab

For a limited time only, you can save big on a Premium Membership. Upgrade before August 23 and enjoy 50% off the normal monthly membership cost!*

New Perk: Live Chat with the Linden Lab Concierge Support Team

Premium Members are entitled to many benefits, including a weekly stipend of L$300, a private Linden Home, the ability to join more groups and view more missed IMs, exclusive free gifts and experiences, and more.

Starting today, Premium Members can now receive support by live chatting directly with the Linden Lab Concierge Support team. This is the same team of Lindens that Estate owners speak to when they need help, and now all Premium Members have access to this level of support.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of going Premium and upgrade your account today to take advantage of this great deal.


*TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR 50% DISCOUNT This limited-time discount offer is available only for purchases of memberships on the Monthly billing plan. Discount will be applied to the first monthly billing cycle only, and all future charges will be at the regular Premium price ($9.95 USD, excluding VAT where applicable). Sign-up bonus will be paid upon 45 consecutive days of membership. To qualify, Second Life members must have an active Basic account or create a new Second Life account. Discount offer begins on Monday the 17th of August at 8:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and expires on Monday the 24th of August 2015 at 8:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Xiola Linden

The Second Life community mourns the passing of friend, colleague, and mentor - Lumiere Noir.

For information about his contributions and legacy in Second Life, take a moment to read these insightful reflections from other members of the Second Life community who have been impacted by Lumiere's work, as well as the comments and memories being shared on his profile.

Ciaran Laval

Inara Pey

New World Notes

Daniel Voyager

Visit the The Ivory Tower Libeary of Primitives - Lumiere's long standing Creator resource where Residents are paying their respects.

 

 

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Ivory Tower Library of Primitives

This self-guided, self-paced, comprehensive building tutorial also includes a weapons testing area and safe sandboxes where you can try out your newly-acquired skills.

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Xiola Linden

What’s on your dance card this weekend? Hope you left some room to visit these regions-of-interest that the folks at the Second Life Destination Guide have hand selected from the wealth of awesome spots as hotspot highlights.

This week turned up a lucky 13 spots there is sure to be plenty of places that pique your interest. Log in and start having fun!

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The Collection

The Collection is an interactive and immersive adventure game that will transport you to a bygone age of mystery and curses. You will become the main character in a quest that will lead you to hidden treasures that are not what they seem and the music of the night is just the beginning of the horror that awaits you.

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Fort Ruina

Travel back to medieval times at Fort Ruina, a roleplay sims for jousters, Druids, Knights and more.

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Warm Springs

Take the ferry to Warm Springs, a lovely town with hills overlooking the sea and beaches. Walk the dirt roads under the intertwined ancient trees and see the picturesque charming houses. Take the bridge to the hills where you can see the lighthouse and the cliffs overlooking the sea. Or, simply go to the town's Bakery and Cafe for some delectable delights. Come, relax, and enjoy the town's beauty.

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Calypso Cove

Calypso Cove is a natural garden and romantic place for lovers to stroll, meditate, take photos and more.

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Lavender Moon

There are two Lavender Moon sims that offer spectacular surfing and romantic beaches. Enjoy a quiet stroll through the orange orchards, surf the magnificent Jaws wave or dance the night away. Surfboards provided or use your own. It's all under a breathtaking lavender sky.

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Arcanum

Arcanum is a leading brand of magical merchandise in Second Life. Here you'll find powerful systems that grant your avatar an arsenal of powers and abilities that Second Life does not provide by default. You'll be able to cast astounding spells via items that bestow you with different veins of magic, such as witchcraft, wizardry and necromancy.

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The Town of Nightingale

Come and live in this family roleplay community, where you can join as a deputy sheriff, firefighter or even work at the hospital. There are six sims to play on, including a large water sim for enthusiasts.

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FishBone Resort

Visit this quaint seaside village in the middle of the Blake Sea, where you can rent a place for your boat including individual houses furnished. This is a small community for lovers of the sea with a calm, happy atmosphere.

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GLIMPSES – Techno/Poetry Album Launch

Join the launch party for "Glimpses - Chapter 1," an extraordinary audio/poetry collaboration between SL artist Thoth Jantzen and real life Techno music Producer Cari Lekebusch. Event held August 21 from 2-5 p.m. (Pacific).

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Singularity Tribe Bon Odori

Singularity Tribe’s Bon Odori is a cultural, music, and dance festival held during Obon. Obon is a tradition originated from Japan to honor and remember one’s ancestors. Family and friends would reunite and light lanterns to symbolize the return of their loves ones. Joyous celebration of communal dancing and thunderous drumming will take place on August 22, 2015 from 5-10p SLT.

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Libertà BMF

Libertà, a live music festival presented by the BullRing Family sponsored by Something Estates and Lick Sim Design, focuses on the freedoms explored through music. "Libertà" stems from the Latin word "Libertatem" meaning Freedom. August 21st through August 23rd will feature Second Life’s best live mix DJs guiding attendees on a journey with no restraints and endless possibilities.

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MadPea Art Gacha Festival

The MadPea Art Gacha Festival 2015 is an opportunity for artists within Second Life to showcase their art and creativity through the craze of Gacha Machines. Some of SL's most prolific artists including ByrneDarkly Cazalet, Sabbian Paine and Garvie Garzo are among the artists taking part with exclusive, new artworks. Enjoy the atmosphere and art of this photogenic spot while taking your chance on some rare exclusive items. Event ends August 30.

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Lovecraft Festival 2015

The 4th Annual Lovecraft Festival of Second Life features entertainment, events and shopping. Come check out the Festival Faire sim and the "Heart of Llhao" multi-sim story quest! The Lovecraft Festival is pleased to continue to encourage support of the efforts of Autism Awareness each year via AutCom (Autism National Committee).

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That’s it for this edition of Destination Guide Highlights. If you think your spot should be added to the Destination Guide, drop us a note using the Destination Guide suggestion form.

Share Second Life pics to the Official Second Life Flickr page. 

Linden Lab

Being Premium comes with many perks, including a weekly L$ stipend, more privacy with a Linden Home, exclusive gifts and experiences, and now, live chat with the Concierge Support team at Linden Lab.

If you missed your chance to take advantage of our recent 50% off monthly Premium Membership offer - there’s no reason to worry! Now, we’re reducing the standard cost of a monthly Premium subscription to just $9.50 a month. Enjoy all the benefits of Premium Membership for less!

We will also no longer charge VAT for Premium subscriptions. If you live in a region where VAT applies, this means an effective savings in some countries of more than 20% below what you would have previously paid!

Find out more about the benefits of going Premium and upgrade your account here.

Xiola Linden

The Second Life Destination Guide returns with another installment of cool places for you to visit when you next login to the grid.

From inworld performances, to art and medieval combat training there’s bound to be a spot or two of interest for you to spend a little time exploring. Drop on in!

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Anarchy

Anarchy Combat is a fully immersive combat sim with three different levels. Home to grimly zombies, all weapons are permitted, and player vs player combat is welcome. The levels include a cave system, winter forest, and an open, post-apocalyptic ground level. Anarchy also sells a variety of combat huds and weapons. No rules, just combat.

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Double Dragon Academy

Located on a pastoral island off the coast of 1400s Scotland, the Double Dragon Academy (DDA) is a step back in time to attend or participate in a medieval tournament or train as Knight, Ranger, Jouster or Warrior. Offering comprehensive programs of self-advancement in combat, mentorship and service using Skill Quest scenarios. Cadets are given free uniforms and weapons. Facility open 24/7/365.

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Sommergewitter

This German-language sim features a summer thunderstorm and endless photographic opportunities.

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Ironwood Hills

Welcome to Ironwood Hills, where you can breathe easy but just not deeply. In this abandoned town, the bomb survived but the people did not. Gas mask suggested and photography encouraged.

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...A Bit Of Red...

Don't miss this creative tribute to "The Phamtom Of the Opera," held at MetaLES through Oct. 21. "A heart and a rose.... the perfect elements, through which it begin a journey that leads to the vision of some fragments in a story of passion and pain..."

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Strings by Cica Ghost

In the courtyard of an ancient villa, set amidst a surreal landscape, a band of musicians performs for onlookers and visitors.

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Dead Realm

A science experiment in the middle of the desert, abandoned by its owners. Who knows what it was used for and why it was abandoned all of sudden? Explore the area or just take a seat under the shade sail, enjoy the music playing on the radio and wait for the spectacular nightfall.

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Walking On a Dream

Search your dreams along this land. Swim in the secret oceans of coral blue and red ,embraced by beautiful sea, rivers and blossom evenings under the silence tree. You can sit in the French café or wander deeper into hidden caves. Fill your mind with music and love in the beautiful dance balloon kissed by colorful trees surrounded by magic and calm. This is a place for love, a place for art, a place for wonder.

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Linden Lab

This weekend, an exciting new service is launching: Bright Canopy.  With Bright Canopy, you can use either the official Second Life Viewer or the Firestorm Viewer to access Second Life in your web browser, and you can enjoy great performance and graphics, without a high-spec PC.

Created and run by long-time Second Life users, Bright Canopy is now ready for everyone. The service has been in invitation-only testing since April, and as of this weekend, will be available for $17/month with no contract or long-term commitment and 24/7 customer support.

To learn more about Bright Canopy and get started with a 14-day free trial, visit BrightCanopy.com.

Xiola Linden

The Second Life Destination Guide strives to give you a taste of the incredible places and events that Residents put together on the grid. Selecting a few for each of these blog posts is always difficult because there are so many so be sure to visit the full Guide on a regular basis for even more wonderful SLURLs to visit.

We’ve got a hunt celebrating a creator’s decade in Second Life, Renaissance fun, a Summer carnival, and a few more spots that you should be sure to check out see you there!

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The Lonely King and Dragon by Bare Rose

Bare Rose celebrates its 10th year in Second Life with an elaborate story-based treasure hunt, which is only open until Sep. 13. As you arrive, click the poster to get full details and instructions. You will find more information on the story and a hint for each chapter. Prizes include armor and a full dragon avatar!

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Failure To Thrive

Failure To Thrive [the gray child] is an art installation open from now to December 31st on LEA15. Designed by Storm Septimus, an eerie landscape set amongst the stars awaits, At first glance, everything is beautiful-- but look closer and you'll discover that all is not as it seems.

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The 5th Annual Renaissance Faire

Welcome to the fifth Renaissance Grid-Wide Hunt and full-sim Faire, which takes place September 1-30. There are Renaissance, Medieval and Fantasy-themed gifts to find hidden all over the grid in nearly 75 participating shops. Enjoy the Faire with its food and drink, shopping, entertainment, dancing, and a mini-hunt! Wear a costume to the Masked Ball September 5th and win prizes!

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Flesh Faculty

Explore a dark damp abandoned faculty on the edge of nowhere. There is very real danger here. Dare you enter alone?

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Mystic Wolf Airport

Mystic Wolf Charter Headquarters (ICAO: SLMW) is a public airport located on the eastern half of the Velinissimo region in central Nautilus (on the edge of Star Fish Lake). Following the closure of its previous tenant (Tag City Airport) in mid-August 2015, the Velinissimo region was split vertically in half with each parcel becoming host to a separate airport. Mystic Wolf Airport occupies the western half and Southern Cross Regional Airport is located in the eastern part.

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London City Summer Carnival

Enjoy a busy month of late summer shows in London City. The London Proms, Beer Festival and London Carnival are just a few of the real life tie-in events you can enjoy through September at London City. Details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.

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Deviled Egg @ Tamagosenbei

Tamagosenbei’s first event was created to showcase egg-cellent sellers, as well as sellers who enjoy Tamagosenbei. The fun begins September 1st 2015 and will run until September 30th. More info at tamagosenbeievents.wordpress.com.

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The Pic of the Day shot we feature on our social media channels are all selected from the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr so share your inworld pics there for a chance to be featured.

If you’d like a chance to see your destination featured in one of these blogs, be sure drop us a line at the Second Life Destination Guide suggestion form.


Login and let’s have some fun!

Xiola Linden

This week’s Second Life Destination Guide Highlights  holds a wide range of places of interest that you’re going to want to find the time to visit.

There are hunts, a record release party from Duran Duran, and even some Halloween-themed spots making their way into the Destination Guide a little early but we don’t mind!


You may also wish to visit a few of Second Life’s 9/11 Memorial sites to reflect and remember the day that changed everyone’s life.

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911 Memorial

Join the conversation and pay tribute to those who lost their lives to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 at this memorial.

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Always Remember, Never Forget

Welcome to the 9/11 Memorial - Always Remember, Never Forget. A tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. Share words of comfort, share stories, share your sorrows and hopes for the future.

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Duran Duran Album Release Party

Join the fun at the "Paper Gods" album release party at the giant record player on Khanada at Duran Duran Universe in Second Life. Event held Saturday, September 12th at 1 p.m. (Pacific). Dress code strictly light pink and light blue.

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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 Sept. 30, the Womenstuff Hunt has everything a woman needs to look great. More info at http://womenstuff.stuff-sl.com.

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Allhallow's Showcase Festival

This showcase festival shines on the creativity, imagination and beauty of 12 of Second Life’s most excellent fantasy creators. Each creator was asked to pick their favorite items to feature at the showcase. In addition, they will offer a free hunt item. Event runs Sept. 12-Oct. 31.

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The Quest

The Quest is a sim-wide hunt which explores a medieval village called Camelot. Hunters solve 10 riddle clues to discover secret doors and areas, and win free prizes. The fun begins Sept. 12.

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Eternal Conflict: Angels & Demons

Eternal Conflict: Angels & Demons is a free-to-play, HUD-based roleplaying system where you can play either angel or demon in Second Life. The angels and demons roam the mortal realms unnoticed, only to transcend/descend those that seem worthy to join in this eternal conflict.

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Recursion

Recursion: That which recurs or is recursive or which re-occurs. Reiterative. Repetitive. Repetitious.

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Sound Mind

Sound Mind is a sim filled with examples of how sound can be used to enhance your builds and environments. Here you'll find numerous examples, including descriptions of exhibits, instructions and of course, freebies!

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Hesperia of Templemore

Hesperia of Templemore is a sim dedicated to live music performances. This stunning build excites all of the senses and recently opened its residential door to those seeking an exclusive lifestyle. Come to Hesperia of Templemore City for the beautiful views, intricate design and awesome ambiance.

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Fantasy Gay Pride 2015

Celebrate and explore Fantasy Gay Pride 2015, held through Sept. 13. With a "Tales of the Gods" theme, here you'll find fantasy worlds to celebrate and raise awareness of GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transsexual) issues worldwide. Join in the celebration with live music and dramatic performances, DJs, poetry, free gifts and a sim-wide hunt.

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The Bleeping Bunny Hunt 3

That #$%@& Bunny! Running around, moving, hiding things and making a mess - you can't find anything when he is around. Welcome to the Bleeping Bunny Hunt- a hunt so hard you'll want to curse!

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Full Perm Mesh Halloween Hunt

Come join the fun at the Full Perm Mesh Halloween Hunt, held Sept. 13 through 30. All items are only L$15 each with 15 Halloween-themed prizes in all to find.

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Exiled!

You're the next reality star! Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a Kardashian, a Braxton, or a Hilton? Exiled! is a new reality show /role-playing game right here in Second Life! Three young families struggle for control over the family dynasty after most of the current royals were killed in a mysterious explosion. Throw in a state investigation of murder, and some questionable paternity … and suddenly, everything’s is up for grabs. More details at exiledthegame.wordpress.com.

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The Garden Of Eden

The Garden Of Eden was inspired by Thomas Cole's well known paintings, "The Voyage of Life" and "Expulsion Of The Garden of Eden." Explore the dark side, which contains the mist and volcano. Then discover the light side, which contains the Garden of Eden -- believed to be untouched and exquisite with the tree of life and the very well known tree of good and evil.

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As always, please share your inworld pics to the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr Pic of the Day images are selected from there and featured on our blog and social media pages.


If you’d like a chance to see your destination featured in one of these blogs, be sure drop us a line at the Second Life Destination Guide suggestion form.

Xiola Linden

One of Second Life Residents’ favorite holidays is coming up at the end of next month - but that doesn’t mean we can’t start celebrating Halloween now! We’re already seeing a ton of spectacular haunts being submitted to the Destination Guide, and now we’re looking for some of your great inworld images!.

Share your Halloween themed images, and your work could be featured in an upcoming email or banner campaign - with your avatar name credited of course! Do you like to dress your avatar up in costumes - travel the haunted spots all over Second Life, and generally run amok during this time of year? Why not show off your fun with images?

Share your pic on our Official Flickr Page with the tag “SLHalloween2015” so that we can see all of your amazing works. You may submit as many as you like between now and September 28th, 2015.

We’ll showcase the chosen image(s) in an email to Residents, as well as in some banner campaigns. We’ll let the chosen image creators know via Flickr and ask for an avatar name for the credits.

Tips for your submissions:

  • Make sure that your submissions are appropriate for all audiences.
  • Show your avatar or avatars in a scene inworld - an image that tells a story is going to make an impression.
  • Keep your image free of additional text/logos
  • Higher resolution images work best.

Good luck and get to haunting!

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Linden Lab

Second Life is transitioning to a new payments processor for credit cards. If you use a credit card for Second Life payments and have not added or updated your billing information since July 7, 2015, we strongly encourage you to re-enter your information to avoid any potential disruption of services. If you use PayPal or Skrill for Second Life payments, no action is needed.

Adding billing information to your Second Life account is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Login to your Second Life account at SecondLife.com
  2. Click “Account,” then “Billing Information”
  3. Under “How You’re Paying” just click to Add the payment method of your choice*

To learn more about the benefits of adding billing information on file, the many supported payment options, and how to add or update your billing information, please visit this page in the Second Life Knowledge Base.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your attention and help in spreading the word throughout the Second Life community.

*Note: You may notice small authorization charges made to the credit card associated with your account. As is common when new payment processors are initialized, these charges are made to confirm the validity of the billing information on file and will be automatically voided by your bank or credit card issuer.

Xiola Linden

This week’s Second Life Destination Guide Highlights  blog is bursting to the brim with great ways to celebrate the weekend.

Drop in for some new avatar updates from makeup to body mods, and say goodbye to summer at an inworld car show.

 
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Hot Bay City Nights

Join the residents of Bay City for their annual vintage car show and sale, complete with a charity car wash and the "Miss Bay City" pageant!

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Cosmetic Fair

Find the latest full-face make-up, tattoos, eyeliners and other beauty products at the Cosmetic Fair, held through Sept. 30.

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The Body Modification Expo

The Body Modification Expo is a full sim fair centered around body modification products such as skins, hair, tats, piercings, accessories, shoes, poses and more!

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The 24 2015

The 24 2015 is coming you you live again with all brand new goodness from over 70 designers. Brought to you by Siren Productions & SCALA Model Management, this fashion event is held through Sept. 29.

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Midsummer Mischief

The Night Theater presents "Midsummer Mischief," held at noon (Pacific) on both Sept. 19 and 20 in Second Life. Come see what magic wakens as the world of humans sleep.

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GEN-Neutral

GEN-Neutral is an event designed to serve the purpose of outfitting gender non-conformists with high quality options from some of the best designers on the grid.

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005: Dreams of Secrets

Pαɴdorα вoх oғ Dreαмѕ is a creative sim setting in Second Life for the visionaries and creative minds who seek a place where dreams come to life. This is the fifth installment: Dreams of Secrets. Learn more at facebook.com/pandoraboxofdreams

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Wayward Hills

Come visit the downtown area at Wayward Hills and do some shopping at stores that have something for everyone! Enjoy time spent at the cafe, in the garden or at the farm. See and hear live music on the performance stage or just play on the playground!

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Kustom9

Explore the exclusive creations of about 60 designers in the latest round of Kustom9, a recurring fashion/design event in Second Life.

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Don’t hesitate to share your inworld pics to the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr Pic of the Day images are selected from there and featured on our blog and social media pages.

Also - if you stumble across any inspiringly haunted spots in your travels, why not enter your snapshots in the Official Flickr Pool with the tag “SLHalloween2015” - your work could be featured in some upcoming Second Life campaigns. read more about it at our blog.

If you’d like a chance to see your destination featured in one of these blogs, be sure drop us a line at the Second Life Destination Guide suggestion form.

Xiola Linden

With the Freedom Project and his Global 3D Art & Machinima competition, JayJay Zifanwe and the University of Western Australia in Second Life encourage people to express themselves through their stories via art and machinima created in Second Life. Recently, WAtoday wrote an article about JayJay’s incredible Second Life re-creation of the UWA’s Crawley physical campus  - showing how this virtual space created a ripple effect - impacting the lives of people who could otherwise only dream of visiting such a place. The UWA in SL serves as the home base for artists and others to come together and participate in many projects.

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In this episode of the Drax Files, artists discuss the process of self-expression through artistic creativity in Second Life, and JayJay shares insights on some of the ways this medium has empowered people in unexpected ways. Watch the video

, or in the embed below.

Want to see more personal 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

Xiola Linden

Consider this week’s Second Life Destination Guide Highlights  blog to be the Pumpkin Spiced flavored blog of the season! With the arrival of Autumn, all those frothy cinnamon-scented coffee drinks make perfect sense, and so do the beautiful colors taking over homes, hunts, and stores in Second Life.

Get a little twisted in one of the most challenging hunts on the grid, pick up a few mystically-charged fantasy items, shop for a little decor, or just explore and see what others are up to inworld. We’ll see you there!

 

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Twisted Hunt Qi

It's back! The Twisted Hunt returns for its 14th edition with new prizes and new challenges. The theme for this round is "Qi."Event held through Oct. 19.

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Metamorfaces

There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that.

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The Fantasy Collective

The Fantasy Collective is a premier monthly shopping event that opens every 20th at noon. More info at thefantasycollective.wordpress.com.

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Fantasy Cream

Thirteen medieval fantasy creators show off their most juicy, tasty, creamy, deeeeelicious and exclusive creations at Fantasy Cream, held through Sept. 30. More info at medievalsl.wordpress.com/fantasy-cream.

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The Autumn Effect

The Autumn Effect is a grid-wide Depraved Nation hunt that represents over 75 of the best Second Life brands around. Offering gifts for both male and female avatars, their designers were chosen specifically based on the content of their creations. This means amazing gifts for all hunters, so get hunting!

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Fine Arts Tour (FIAT)

Several artists from all around the world show come together to showcase their works in this annual art event, held through October 26. Discover the creations of photographers, graphic designers, painters, sculptors, singers and more.

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Aphrodite Fall & Halloween Market

Don't miss visiting this little market where you can find absolutely everything for your autumn home or Halloween celebrations. Features unique goods from 10 talented designers.

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Posh

Posh is the place to be. Live DJs mixing trance, electro and hip hop. Posh welcomes people of different backgrounds, lifestyles and cultures to mix and mingle in a majestic atmosphere.

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CU Korea Beach Village

Visit Haeundae Beach in Busan, one of the best tourist attractions of South Korea. Here you'll find lots of spectacles like old Korean villages of the 1970s and 1980s. Take a trip to these isolated islands that await you!

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Don’t hesitate to share your inworld pics to the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr Pic of the Day images are selected from there and featured on our blog and social media pages.

There is still time to enter your snapshots in the Official Flickr Pool with the tag “SLHalloween2015” - your work could be featured in some upcoming Second Life campaigns. read more about it at our blog.
Is our Destination Guide missing your spot? Let us know by filling out the Second Life Destination Guide suggestion form.

 

Xiola Linden

Well, hello October! Even though it can be any season at any time in Second Life  there’s something extra magical about this time of year inworld. It’s like all the parties, costumes, events, and fun take over.

The Second Life Destination Guide is filling up with oodles of fantastic spots. It’s probably no surprise that Autumn and Halloween are some of my favorite things  so expect a bucket-load of tricks and treats this month to be highlighted and featured here on the blog and our social media channels. Links to our various official social media presences are provided at the bottom of this post for those who aren’t already following us there  but for now  let’s get on with the first batch of fresh-baked treats to gobble up with the glee of a child eating candy!

 

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Halloween Rock and Shock 2015

Take a journey into your darker nightmares. Visit one of the many locations including the haunted house or church. Take the canoe ride to the ghost cave and play trick-or-treat and enjoy awesome tribute concerts and rock parties.

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Pumpkin Town 2015

Pumpkin Town is one of the most famous Halloween towns in Second Life! It's a place to visit and have fun! Here you'll find deejay sets, concerts, freebies, shopping, a hunt and more. Learn more at pumpkin-town.blogspot.be. Open Oct. 1-31.

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London City Fall Fest

Join London City through October for a month of seasonal concerts and shows celebrating autumn and enjoy exhibitions from turn of the century London. More at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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Rock Your Rack 2015

Rock Your Rack 2015 supports the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This 3rd annual event has 64 designer booths with event exclusives providing 100% donation to the cause, a 10L hunt, silent auctions, live musical entertainment and more. Visit rockyourrack.wordpress.com for a complete listing of designers, entertainment and events.

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The Guy Fawkes Exhibition

Want to learn the real, grizzly story that inspired V For Vendetta? A 17th century plot to blow up London's Houses of Parliament is told at our Guy Fawkes Exhibition in all its gory detail. Come visit, learn about the terrorist bomber from long ago and pick up some freebies in our special medieval exhibit! Open all through October to November 12th!

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Haunted Cornmaze -Trick & Treat Hunt

Welcome to Botanica's 5th Annual Haunted Corn Maze and Trick-and-Treat Hunt. Wander Botanica's garden for fun, low prim Halloween decorations and explore the Haunted Corn Maze where daring the tricks will win you 20 treats. Collect all 20 for a choice of four grand prizes. It's a little scary and a whole lotta corn.

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Watercolors in the Rain: An SL Experience

Step into the mind of real life author David Lavigne as he brings his real life novel to life. With the Watercolors in the Rain team, Mr. Lavigne's literary vision has been recreated in Second Life as chapters on this highly interactive sim. Visit and experience the story, join in on a unique quest-styled hunt, or come to the many live events planned for the entire LEA season.

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3D Republic Haunted Captain's House

Walk the hallways of "The Captain's House," an early New England sea captain's house notorious for his tragic tale. Captain Channing returned from the sea one ill-fated October evening in 1806 and found his wife in bed with her lover, Roger. It is said he buried their bodies not far from the house and tossed their heads over the cliff. Ever since those gruesome events, the area has exhibit paranormal phenomena and the wailing sounds and apparitions inside the building never cease.

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Hestium II...The Stories Continue

Hear the echoing cry of seabirds as they swoop and dive with the warm sun on your back as you relax over a cup of tea in the cafe. You are in Hestium II. Soon you will walk its paths, find its secrets. A daydream made true, come alive before your eyes.

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A-haunting we will go! This year we’re going to take inworld meetups and Halloween shenanigans and mix them together for a frightful mashup of mind-blowingly fun times. But - we need your help to make it happen.

Are you interested in hosting a stop along our Second Life Creepy Crawl? We’re looking for spots that will have music, are appropriate for general and moderate audiences, and don’t mind having a few Lindens and Residents dropping in all at once to dance and hang out for a bit.

The Creepy Crawl will be taking place on October 30th - more details to follow for those who just want to come along for the fun! But for those interested is potentially being a stop along the crawl - here’s what you should do.

  1. Make sure your place is listed in the Destination Guide - here’s how to submit.
  2. Hop over to this form and fill it out before October 20th - we’ll start selecting the venues after that!
  3. Keep an eye out for an email and/or notecard after the 20th to let you know if your venue was selected.

We’re excited to visit as many Halloween spots a possible - and can’t wait to have some spook-tacular fun!

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As promised - Halloween has taken over a big part of Second Life this month. There are hunts, shopping events, haunted houses, and much more in the ‘fright and delight’ vein to keep you and your friends busy.

The Second Life Destination Guide has received an overwhelmingly awesome number of submissions this week all in theme with the marvelous and macabre so we’ve plucked a few treats from the bucket to share here. There are a few non-Halloween spots as well for those who prefer a less spooky experience.

But for the rest for those that do not fear proceed with caution into the depths of the dark imaginations behind these terrifyingly terrific spots in Second Life.

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Havenhollow III

Holiday Appreciation Association presents: Havenhollow III, an interactive neighborhood featuring a door-to-door trick-or-treating experience. Trick or be treated. Leave no corner left unturned or unexplored. This town is packed with fun, mystery, and excitement for you and your friends to experience together.

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SL's Top Haunted Places Tour & Hunt

Join the Tour of "SL's Top Haunted Places" with approximately 50 or more really scary places for you to explore. Although mainly tours of haunted places, each has a hunt and some have places to shop. Pick up an updated list from the sign at each location.

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Halloween Haunt at Two Moon Paradise

Visit the fifth Annual Halloween Haunt at Two Moon Paradise. Dance to the skeleton rock band, take a ride on the skulls or just hang around with the bats. There's lots of gifts, as well as spooky places to visit, live entertainment and a whole lot more. Everything is interactive!

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The Unseen Kingdom

Days before Halloween, teenager Tommy Wilson and his friends discover a dream portal to another dimension…one that holds a horrifying secret that threatens their relationships, their sanity, and their lives. Explore the setting of Daniel R. Mathews' debut horror novel "The Unseen Kingdom." Lots of clues in the form of laptops, cell phones and newspaper articles abound. Come enjoy some scares!

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Prichard Project

Carlton was once a vibrant bustling town and home to Prichard Industries, manufacturers of advanced military vehicles. Now it languishes in the hills of New Hampshire, isolated by a military cordon. Officially, there is a quarantine, but is that really all that is going on?

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The Marathon Caye Underground

Explore the depths of Marathon Caye in a subterranean sewer complete with man-eating plants, and subterranean volcanoes.

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The Nightmare Event 2015

Visit The Nightmare Event throughout October and face some of your darkest fears. Walk through terrifying experiences and hunt for tons of free awesome prizes! When you are finished, enjoy the large shopping area featuring many great creators that bring you new Halloween horror items and prizes!

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ROMP

ROMP is an adults-only shopping fair focused on all things elegant and kinky. This event, held through Oct. 16, caters exclusively to the adult community and its participating creators offer some of the most unique, exquisitely made apparel, furniture, poses and accessories available on the adult grid.

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The Plastic Ocean

Come visit Betty Tureaud's art installation inspired by the problem of plastic waste in our seas. When you arrive you can catch a shark and swim round in Betty Tureau's color world.

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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. Uniquely handcrafted items for an extraordinary gacha experience.Event held through Oct. 14.

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Madpea's Peatonville Asylum

In 1943, 22 people mysteriously disappeared from the Peatonville Asylum. Dare to find out what happened? Join others as you seek answers in this interactive and immersive grid-wide point-and-click adventure game from MadPea, held through Nov. 30.

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Don’t hesitate to share your inworld pics to the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr Pic of the Day images are selected from there and featured on our blog and social media pages.

Want to host a stop on the Official Second Life Creepy Crawl? Make sure you submit your location to the Destination Guide with this  suggestion form, then pop over to this blog to find out how to sign up!

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Now that the month of October is in full swing let’s keep the Halloween party going!

The Second Life Destination Guide receives tons of great submissions all year, but there is no doubt that the creepy, campy, colorful, and creative side of the Second Life community really shines this time of year.

That means you have got to log in and start exploring before the winter holidays start to sneak their way into the grid. Take a peep at these fine selections and get ready to prowl some of the coolest regions in Second Life.

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BURN2: Carnival of Mirrors

Experience Burn2 - held Oct. 17-25. Burn2's flat, dust storm-plagued playa seeks thousands of campers, participants, music lovers, artists, performers, builders, and partiers. Come burn the man! This year’s theme is "carnival of mirrors." In this endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are? Learn more at burn2.org.

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Prison by Cica Ghost

In this prison, all the doors will open for you, and you'll be able to escape at any time. But you won't feel like going away. And even when you finally leave, you will want to come back.

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The Epiphany

The Epiphany is a new gacha event featuring exclusives from some of the grid's best designers!

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LTD: The Event

LTD: The Event is now open. This bi-monthly home and garden event is dedicated to the top-quality designers of Second Life who "Love to Decorate"! More at lovetodecoratesl.com.

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Trancescending's Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Trancescending will turn pink for three days to support the fight against breast cancer and to help find a cure. Held Oct. 16-18, join the cause and community with 36 live mixing trance deejays from all over the world, who will gather all weekend long to bring you the finest trance music around. It's all to help raise much-needed funds to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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TAG! Gacha - The Haunted Mortuary

Join your favorite creators this Halloween for another adventure in Second Life gacha. This round will take you to the Haunted Mortuary and then out across the grid to discover the collections of creators like AptB, O.M.E.N, Contraption and Seven Emporium. Join the group Gachatopia! inworld to stay in the know and be the first out of the gate when the event starts. Event held Oct. 17-31.

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2015 Blaze Halloween Sim

This Halloween spot features numerous haunted attractions, including a zombie apocalypse maze, haunted house, pumpkin patch and more. Make sure you take the boat near the arrival spot to get to the two islands filled with spooky surprises.

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Bay City Hallowe'en Hay Maze

Bay City becomes "Hay City" with it's annual autumn hay maze! Find your way through, find some fun prizes...or find yourself on the dinner plate of spooky ghosts, spiders and rats!

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Disturbia

Welcome to Disturbia, an abandoned carnival where the freaks come out to play. No one truly knows what happened here. You be the judge. To all that enter, BEWARE! You might just leave a little deranged!

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The Liaison Collaborative

The Liaison Collaborative is an innovative, intimate events company based entirely within Second Life. The Boutique and The Garden are housed here and opens to the public every 7th through the 30th.

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Don’t hesitate to share your inworld pics to the group pool at our Official Second Life Flickr Pic of the Day images are selected from there and featured on our blog and social media pages.

Want to host a stop on the Official Second Life Creepy Crawl? Make sure you submit your location to the Destination Guide with this  suggestion form, then pop over to this blog to find out how to sign up!

Care to win some Lindens for your phantom-tastic photo skills? Enter the Fa-BOO-lous Snapshot Contest!

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