SL18B is now officially open! Second Life is celebrating its 18th birthday with our biggest celebration ever -- this year we have over 35 regions filled with parties, live music, deejay performances, special events, exhibits, gifts, and shopping! Head on over to the SL18B Welcome Area and start your exploration now!
Here’s the rundown of some highlights from this year’s celebration, which runs through July 6th:
SL18B Destination Guide & Over 200 Community Exhibits!
At the heart of SL18B are over 200 exhibits that showcase a wide range of creativity across the many diverse communities in Second Life. Expect the unexpected as you explore and discover how each exhibit offers its own interpretation of this year’s theme “hidden worlds.”
To get started, check out the Community Experiences category in our dedicated SL18B Destination Guide. Not all of the exhibits are listed in the guide, so make sure to visit all 8 of the exhibitor regions and walk around to enjoy all of them, and don't forget to pick up the gifts that some of them offer! The Exhibitor regions are: Amaze, Astonish, Captivate, Electrify, Incredible, Pizzazz, Sparkle, and Stunning.
In addition to the community builds, there are several birthday events happening. Our Destination Guide also features an SL18B Events category - make a point to join your fellow Residents in the festivities!
SL18B Shop & Hop - 320 Merchants Across 16 Regions
This year’s Shop & Hop event is our biggest ever -- with more merchants, more regions, and more gifts than in any previous year! The event features a record-breaking 320 participating merchants across 16 regions. In addition to deep discounts and deals, there are also exclusive and completely new gifts available for free at all the shops. A full list of participating Merchants is available on the blog.
Music Fest - Three Days of Live Performances By Top SL Musicians
Are you ready for this year’s Music Fest? Many of the top performers in Second Life have come together to perform live at this special three-day music event, held June 17-19 at the SL18B Live Stage. Here’s your chance to celebrate Second Life’s 18th Birthday while experiencing some fantastic talent that you won’t want to miss. The full Music Fest schedule is available on our blog and the Birthday events calendar.
Meet the Lindens & Other Talk Shows
Learn more about the people behind Second Life at our annual series of Meet the Lindens Town Hall events, held daily from June 22-25. Participants this year include Patch Linden (June 22 at 1pm PT), Grumpity Linden (June 23 at 2pm PT), and Brett Linden (June 24 at 1pm PT). You also get the chance to meet the Moles (June 25 at 1pm PT).
Other special Lab Gab and Book Club talk shows will also be happening during SL18B, see the full schedule on our blog.
At SL18B, Exhibitors and Merchants are sharing in the festivities! You will find over 300 gifts at the Shop & Hop stores and many of the community exhibits will also have gifts. Come celebrate Second Life's 18th birthday and pick up close to 500 exclusive gifts!
Full Event Calendar
We are so excited about celebrating with you - and look forward to more great Second Life Birthdays!