SL16B is now officially open! Second Life is turning “Sweet Sixteen” -- 16 years of an incredible community and creative history that makes “SL” so unique. Of course, there is always cause for celebration on the Grid - but this is an opportunity to call out all the stops. This year’s celebrations will last longer than ever before! From today through July 8, we have packed SL16B with parties and events to mark this momentous occasion.
Here’s a “first look” preview of this year’s event:
With so much going on this year, we’ve assembled some highlights that you won’t want to miss:
SL16B Destination Guide & Over 170 Community Exhibits!
Community builds, events and celebrations are one of the biggest and brightest parts of the birthday celebrations. With over 170 community-created exhibits this year, there is a lot to see - so plan more than one trip to catch it all! To get started, check out the Community Exhibits category in our dedicated SL16B Destination Guide.
In addition to the community builds, there are several birthday events happening all over Second Life. Our Destination Guide also features an SL16B Featured Events category chock-full of places that are celebrating with us - make a point to join your fellow Residents in the festivities.
Shop & Hop - 100 Merchants. 100 Gifts. 5 Regions
We’ve brought back one of the biggest shopping events in Second Life and gathered one hundred of the biggest Merchants across five Regions, to offer some of their best products at incredible prices. Each Merchant has also provided a free gift in honor of the birthday of Second Life. Drop by each Region to shop and grab your gifts. A full list of participating Merchants is available on the blog.
Second Life is full of talented musicians and you’ll find the live music community pulsing throughout the Grid each week - in clubs, venues, and cafes. We’ve got some of that talent together to take the stage at SL16B’s Music Faire - a full two day line up of feel good vibes. The full line up in SLT is available on our blog.
Slap on some virtual sunscreen and head out for the music.
Meet the Lindens
It’s also a tradition at SL16B to spend some time with some of the folks behind Second Life. On June 24th through 27th, our Meet the Lindens event connects Lindens to the community so that you can ask questions and get to know us a little better. Participants this year include Patch Linden (June 24), Oz & April Linden (June 25), Ebbe Linden (June 26), and Xiola & Strawberry Linden (June 27). All events at 2 p.m. (Pacific).
Free SL16B Gifts & Avatars
What good is a birthday party without free gifts? Several cool retro gifts are scattered across the SL16B regions. Can you find them all in the SL16B Swaginator Gift Hunt?
There’s also free themed avatars exclusive to SL16B!
Full Event Calendar
You’ll also want to catch the many DJ performances and other special events. To keep on top of what is happening each day, visit the full SL16B event calendar or our SL16B Landing Page.
We are so excited about celebrating with you - and look forward to more great Second Life Birthdays!