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  1. Brett Linden

    A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg

    I'd like to also call attention to this great blog post/recap and transcript of the Town Hall sessions from Inara Pey: https://modemworld.me/april-20th-2018-town-hall-with-ebbe-altberg-transcript-with-audio/ Inara has written a fantastic summary of both Town Hall events and assembled together a text summary of highlights and noteworthy comments including some audio at the above link. Thank you, Inara!
  2. Happy birthday, Second Life! This year, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate including new features, reduced Mainland costs, a new "Linden Realms" update and several anniversary events (SL15B , MusicFest & more!). The SL15B "crystal" theme this year aims to inspire our Residents to reflect on the past 15 years and peek into the future to explore the next 15 years of Second Life. To kick things off, we've rounded up some interesting statistics and facts about the past and present state of Second Life in this new infographic (click to enlarge): So, what about the future? Last week, Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg met with the community to discuss what's next for SL via two live Town Hall events. SL Residents were invited to submit their questions in a Town Hall forum thread and many community questions were answered directly over both hour-long events. Did you miss either Town Hall event? If so, you can catch up and hear directly from Ebbe in the following video: Not all submitted questions were answered in both Town Halls. That's why Linden Lab staffers continue to review and respond to many additional questions submitted in the Town Hall thread. Stay tuned for news on more opportunities to interact with Linden Lab executives, including breakout meetups and additional Town Hall events.
  3. Brett Linden

    A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg

    Hi, CoffeeDujour. To reach potential new SL Residents, we're doing lots of paid search and display ads (see previous response to Tricky above). However, there are also plans to do a new round of PR this year to celebrate the milestone of our 15th anniversary. For returning SL Residents, we are doing some unique "win back" efforts that aim to re-engage lapsed SL community members with emails and other campaigns that mention recent and future SL improvements and Mainland price drops (among other incentives). Word-of-mouth and the community have always been critical in driving growth and healthy culture in Second Life. I'm amazed at the sheer number of original community content that is found online including videos , photos , blogs and even e-magazines that are devoted to SL culture and creations. For those SL Residents who are active on social media, it is always helpful to share and show off your own creativity and/or the work of others you admire. These types of social shares also help to dispel stereotypes about SL so that the world has a fuller picture of the diverse and creative community in SL. If you have your own space in Second Life, you might also want to consider creating a Place Page to show off your destination. Thanks for the questions!
  4. Brett Linden

    A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg

    Hi, Palisade. Yes! Just addressed this in the response to Tricky (see above in this thread).
  5. Brett Linden

    A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg

    Thanks for the question, Tricky. We are always looking for more effective and visible ways to spread the word about Second Life. We do still advertise! Until recently, many of our paid acquisition efforts have focused on search ads that are triggered by specific keyword searches. For example, someone searching for "virtual pets" might get a pets-themed "landing page" that contains imagery and text that reinforces the interest expressed in the original inquiry. These efforts include several popular Second Life themes, including romance , vampire roleplay, music , fashion, 3D content creation ...and even zombies ! You mentioned "Ready Player One," which also is something that we're trying to embrace via a new dedicated sci-fi campaign. ...but I agree that there is more work to do. In 2018, we'll be expanding our paid and organic campaigns to include even more themes that we've perhaps overlooked or failed to target. For example, we're about to test some new ads and a landing page that targets people who want to deejay in a social online environment. We'll be doing a new dedicated LGBTQ campaign to celebrate Pride over the summer, too. There are numerous other experiments we'll be conducting -- with the intent of learning what types of content and themes most resonate with potential SL Residents. In addition, we're looking at new acquisition efforts that go beyond paid advertising. There's more work to be done on improving the new user experience, which includes an ongoing experiment we call Themed Learning Islands that matches the ad or landing page theme with the type of experience someone has when they first arrive in Second Life. We also want to better leverage the passion and creativity of the community on our social media channels including amplifying and sharing some of the best videos, photos and other content. We'll debut our first official presence on Instagram shortly, too. So, there is lots underway...but lots more to do in 2018. Thanks for your question!!
  6. Brett Linden

    A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg

    Thanks to everyone for your questions and product suggestions! For those who missed one or both of the April 20th Town Hall sessions, we've edited them both together into a single video (with minor edits to remove some voice/technical issues). During the session, Ebbe had a chance to answer many of the questions in this thread. Keep watching this thread for additional responses from other Linden Lab staffers, who will answer some of the questions that did not get addressed at the Town Hall.
  7. Brett Linden

    Is there recap of 4/20 Town hall?

    Here's a video that combines together both Town Hall sessions (with some small edits to remove technical interruptions):
  8. Brett Linden

    Ebbe & Bret VWBPE Interview

    Thank you for posting this, Nalates! I've followed up with our webdev team and they have confirmed that there is not a "do not index" flag that would prevent Place Pages from being indexed. Since we are in beta and these have not yet been used or promoted widely, it may take some time for Place Pages to build relevancy for prominent indexing in the various search engine algorithms. However, that should change as these are more widely used. We'll also continue to look at ways to ensure that these pages are optimized for search engine discovery. One important thing that Place Page creators need to do is set their parcel to "visible" in search so that the page is eligible to be visible. I am also planning to do some updates to the SL Education Resources wiki soon. I did a minor update recently, but there are more improvements needed! Any input or feedback from the education community is helpful so that we can make it better. ...and my Linden avatar definitely needs a makeover! I'm too comfortable in my own (virtual) skin, I guess... LOL
  9. As the holiday season draws closer, the creators of the Second Life community are already celebrating with fantastic festive events and several snow-filled sims that are only viewable through this holiday season. There are over 80 winter-themed attractions to visit in the Destination Guide -- so grab your mittens and get ready to explore these hot (or should we say “cold”) spots before the snow melts! One of the biggest highlights this season is our annual Holiday Shop & Hop event, held through Jan. 1. This exclusive event features special discounts and free giveaways from about 60 participating merchants! Holiday Shop & Hop Second Life's annual Holiday Shop & Hop event is back! Fill your stockings and your shopping bags with clothing, hair, furniture, decor, and more. Don’t miss special discounts & free giveaways from 60 merchants. Event held Dec. 15 to Jan. 1. Visit in Second Life There’s also the annual Snowball Fight, held TODAY (Dec. 15) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us in the Snowball Fight Arena and prepare to get pummeled! Snowball Fight Holidays have traditions - the gathering of families, the giving of gifts, the food and merriment, and - in our case - the Linden vs. Resident Snowball Showdown! This is your chance to arm yourself with some sweet snow-slinging artillery, take to the sparkling ice and attack your friends, fellow Residents and some Lindens with snowballs galore! But, you had better be prepared to get pummeled in return, because much of the joy of the holidays is giving - even if that means giving someone a snowball sandwich when they are least expecting it. Join us at the Snowball Fight Arena on Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific) and prepare to get pummeled! Visit in Second Life One of our favorites this season is The Dickens Project, a tribute to the works of Charles Dickens presented by Seanchai Library. There are several live performances scheduled this month including readings of “A Christmas Carol” and Christmas caroling! The Dickens Project Seanchai Library presents The Dickens Project in Second Life. a tribute to the works of Charles Dickens, and specifically of "A Christmas Carol." Held through December 30. See the full schedule of events at irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/the-dickens-project-sl.html. Visit in Second Life Looking for something a bit different? Check out the Winter’s Hollow fashion event, which brings together several top designers for a seasonal event with a bit of a darker edge. In addition to shopping, participants can look around the event grounds to seek out the lavender snowflakes to find special hunt prizes. SL blogger Astara Lovecraft recently toured the sim and filed this video report with highlights: Winter's Hollow Something wicked this winter returns. Winter's Hollow returns Dec. 8 - Dec. 28. As the seasons change to winter. many forget of the dark beauty and magic of this season. Get 25% off discounts, exclusive items, 5L$ hunt prizes and even a few free Solstice Tree gifts closer to Dec. 21st. Entertainment shall also pop-up throughout the event. More info at darkpassionsevents.wixsite.com/secondlife. Visit in Second Life Another fan favorite this holiday season is The Forest’s Winter Wonderland. Jump on the trolley cart and explore this snowy sim -- or take a sneak peek in the video below. The Forest - Winter Wonderland Step into a magical wonderland this holiday season, and feel the cold air dance across your face. Warm yourself with a mug of hot cocoa, as the frosted air pinks your cheeks and nose. Step away from the ordinary and feel yourself transform within the festive environment. Visit in Second Life ...and, of course, there’s much more to explore! Here’s a few more spots that we added to the Destination Guide this week. Stardust Collective - A Winter Adventure The Stardust Collective proudly presents its Winter Adventure. From the Mystical Underwater mermaid kingdom to the wedding venue and glorious dance hall, you'll want to explore every inch of this quirky Asian-inspired village. Visit in Second Life WillowVale WinterLand Winter has come to WillowVale and Santa is stuck. The mothers of WillowVale need help to get him home! But not before he brings gifts and joy to all the people and visitors of WillowVale. Visit in Second Life SMA Christmas Train Ride You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual Christmas Ride. This year you will take a train ride through the countryside viewing the sites and seeing the amazing models showing designs by top designers in Second Life. Please join the fun at this most magical time of the year. Visit in Second Life Gacha Market Visit the Christmas Gacha Market in Maple County. This gacha event is filled with shopping and other attractions, including a cafè, skating and more. Visit in Second Life GRMC's Classic Christmas Wonderland Visit this snow-filled winter wonderland and check out the tree farm, a life-sized nativity, a Christmas carousel, Santa's workshop, ice skating rink and more. Ride a guided sleigh tour of the sim or venture on your own self-driven sleigh that flies! Visit in Second Life Southern Roots - A White Christmas It's Christmas Time again at Southern Roots. Come have fun and enjoy dancing while shakin' your boots. The weather is cold and the cider is hot, so grab a hand to hold and visit the tree lot! There's lots of activities to enjoy including sledding, ice skating, building a snowman and much more! Visit in Second Life Devon Every Year Devon is open to the public to celebrate all that is festive about Christmas. This year, they have opened a Gacha Market for designers to sell their creations. Don't miss Santa's workshop! You can also play bumper snow cars and shop! Visit in Second Life The Naughty List 2 Shopping & Gacha Fair This event is all about Santa's list! Have you been naughty or nice all year? Here you'll find everything you need for the holidays...and just remember: you can't fool Santa -- he knows if you've been naughty or nice! Visit this red light district for the holidays and discover goods from over 90 designers and tons of gachas! Visit in Second Life Gacha Good Winterfest Winterfest has 30 merchants with over 60 gachas for your shopping pleasure. Each booth has an exclusive item that can only be purchased at the event. Everything from home decor to full perm items. Visit in Second Life Welcome in Gosau am Dachstein Welcome to Gosau, one of the most beautiful places in Austria. Here you will find the peace and relaxation and a cozy small alpine community. In Gosau village shop, you will find whatever you need - everything from traditional fashion to winter clothing and sporting goods. During the Advent season, you can buy beautiful Christmas items. Even in the warmer months, Gosau offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy nature. Visit in Second Life 2017 Christmas Town Christmas Town is a sim-sized town with shopping and entertainment all in the spirit of Christmas & New Years. An updated time travel ride will take you through an ice castle filled with tunnels and passages transporting you through the magic of Christmas. Visit in Second Life Christmas 2017 by Seven Seasons Seven Seasons have re-opened for Christmas and are pleased to bring you a scenic winter wonderland complete with skating, skiing, live music and so much more. Come explore everything from the magical themed sky islands to Santa's village and the skating pond on the ground level. Not your average winter playground... Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Sil’s Project Corner.
  10. Winter festivals, snowball fights and holiday hunts are among the highlights of this week’s Destination Guide additions. The Winter Activities category continues to grow with over 70 snow-filled destinations to explore. Don’t miss these new spots: Snowball Fight Holidays have traditions - the gathering of families, the giving of gifts, the food and merriment, and - in our case - the Linden vs. Resident Snowball Showdown! This is your chance to arm yourself with some sweet snow-slinging artillery, take to the sparkling ice and attack your friends, fellow Residents and some Lindens with snowballs galore! But, you had better be prepared to get pummeled in return, because much of the joy of the holidays is giving - even if that means giving someone a snowball sandwich when they are least expecting it. Join us at the Snowball Fight Arena on Friday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific) and prepare to get pummeled! Visit in Second Life Adoration: The Nativity in Art Showcasing 20 paintings, prints, and manuscripts, Adoration: The Nativity from Medieval to Baroque showcases this popular art subject. Most old masters were familiar with the nativity, and painted their own interpretation of it. See how artists from different time periods and regions used different methods and took on the story of the nativity. Visit in Second Life A New Babbage Winter For a couple of months of the year, the usually fog-bound and sooty city of New Babbage turns into a Dickensian scene of Christmas from a bygone age. Come explore the 11 regions of the City State of New Babbage during winter! Visit in Second Life Mieville's World Winter Festival Mieville's World Winter Festival features six different areas of nearly 100 shopping booths plus entertainment, gachas, dancing, amusements, food and drinks and much more! Come join the fun in Mexico, Africa, Australia, Japan, Germany and North America! There is also an ornament mini-hunt. Visit in Second Life Winter Festival & Hunt - Team Fox for Parkinson's Share holiday cheer with your friends at the Winter Festival & Hunt. Experience the enchanting rides. Fall in love in the romantic winter garden. Find all the fabulous gifts in the Winter Hunt. Get a head start on holiday shopping. There are free skis and ice skates for exploring. Visit in Second Life Advent Hunt 2017 Presented by Larnia In this Advent Hunt, Santa is dropping off a gift each day until Dec. 24th. Wear the HUD, find the gifts and receive a special final prize for Christmas! All gifts will remain until Jan. 2 once they appear, so come anytime you like! Pick up your own tree, go skating, explore toyland and more! Visit in Second Life 2017 Winter Showcase & Art Show Join Team Diabetes of Second Life for 10 days of fundraising, live performances, ice skating, two hunts, shopping, art and winter fun! Event ends Dec. 10. For more info, visit teamdiabetessl.org/winter-showcase-winter-artshow. Visit in Second Life The North Pole Sleigh Ride Adventure! Come celebrate the 7th year and experience an SL tradition filled with magical scenes and classic Christmas memories. Enjoy a delightful sleigh ride that commences in a pretty natural setting; winding its way down to the North Pole village passing delightful Christmas-themed scenes and ending on the doorstep of Santa's workshop. Stop in for some ice skating, a holiday meal and a visit with Santa. Visit in Second Life The Frozen Fair 2017 The Frozen Fair is an annual event for shopping holiday gifts and much more - everything is inspired by the winter. You'll find gifts in each store including discounts and exclusive designs. More info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com. Event runs Dec. 9-23. Visit in Second Life BinemustSnow This beautiful two-island winter wonderland is filled with surprises in all corners and under the surface. Explore Binemust now to see it covered in the loveliest of snow. Visit in Second Life Lyndenfeller Center Lyndenfeller Center is Hard Alley's newest holiday area! Take pictures, ice skate, or have a little fun in the cafe, or Santa's house! It's all here for you through Dec. 31. Visit in Second Life Christmas Market Come on down to Tropical Sands' Christmas Market! Looking for a place to sell your Christmas goodies at a responsible price? If so, then this is the place for you! There are multiple stalls at only L$50 per week for a lovely 20 prims, along with some festive music and hot cocoa! Visit in Second Life Pagans Winter Wonderland Pagans Winter Wonderland is an amazing place to come take your winter pics as there is lots to see and do. Grab a sled and have fun racing up the track or play in the snow! There is also a paintball dragon arena. Visit in Second Life [ I N S P I R E D ] Winter Resort [ I N S P I R E D ] presents its first seasonal sim. This picturesque place features many activities such as skiing, ice skating and even a chocolate bar to get you into the holiday spirit. Visit in Second Life Christmasville The magical land of Christmasville has opened its roads to the citizens of Second Life. Visit the beautiful winter wonderland and gain a place on Santa's nice list. Complete the current rendition of SL's oldest scavenger hunt and finish various puzzles to prove your worth to Santa. Will you get on Santa's nice list? Come visit Christmasville before the town closes its doors after the holiday. Visit in Second Life Chedderbarrel Project SANTA The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the third century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today. Visit in Second Life 3D Republic Christmas Market Over 80+ vendors come together to present their creations for the season at the 3D Republic Christmas Market. Strolling through the market, you will find everything from full perm content to the latest designs. Bringing together so many designers at once gives the shopper a glimpse into what great talents are here in SL. Visit in Second Life Christmas Fair Enjoy the feeling of holiday and the warmth of Christmas at this special event. Experience holiday activities, dances, live music, gifts, ice skating, carousels and much more. Visit in Second Life The Cove Experience and Event Come Experience the Cove! Go shopping at Merchant's Row or find those rare gachas at Trader's Corner. Pick a tree or build a snowman and take them home. Filled with fun activities, including a gift hunt, ice skating, carriage rides, a sledding hill and even Santa! Visit in Second Life It's Winter! If you love nature...this is it! Skate or snowboard in a scenic winter environment. Teleport to relax in a winter bungalow in the sky...and don't forget your camera. Visit in Second Life Christmas at Brunel Hall Experience Christmas in the longest-running grand dining hotel and restaurant in Second Life. Bring your partner for a quiet dinner or use the hotel as a base to explore the surrounding steampunk city of New Babbage. Visit in Second Life Pure Love Drift away with your lover or hang out with a friend at Pure Love. Cuddle, Dance, walk around, bring a horse and ride together or enjoy the winter-themed landscape. Visit in Second Life Grey Magic Grey Magic is a sim full of surprises, Winter is not coming...it has already started! Here you'll find ice skating, dancing, shopping, photogenic spots and more! Visit in Second Life Ren Faire - Winter Wonderland No winter is too cold if you have plenty of love! Come cuddle or explore this winter wonderland by yourself or with someone else. There are plenty of places to keep warm and relax...or explore and find something new! Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Moai Jinja + Beach.
  11. As December arrives, many Second Life creators are already showing off their holiday spirit with a flurry of new seasonal events and snowy experiences. There are now over 40 winter-themed attractions featured in the Destination Guide, so don’t forget to bundle up before you begin to explore! Here are some of our favorite highlights this week: Winter Wonderland Enjoy an exciting snowy adventure in this winter attraction by Linden Lab. Enjoy some holiday gifts in the Village of Lights, or a nice skate around the rink with friends. Take a look over the regions on the top of our Winter Ferris Wheel or race around the track. Don't miss the snowball fight arena! Visit in Second Life Santa's Grotto and Mini-Railway On the outskirts of London Village and New Cardiff, you'll find a traditional Santa's Grotto and mini-railway ride. There are many freebies for Xmas to be found in the grotto! See if you can spot Santa! Enjoy Christmas with a British twist! Ends Jan. 1. Visit in Second Life Banditoswald Winter Citadel Winter season is open! At the Banditoswald Winter Citadel, there's plenty of activities including skating, carriage rides, and more. Explore the sauna, winter castle and witch house. Visit in Second Life Luanes Winter World Luanes Winter World is a romantic winter sim where you can relax, cuddle or hang out with friends. A lot of different picture-perfect scenes are ideal for photography. Home to :LW: Poses mainstore. Visit in Second Life Winter in the Land Of Rainbows It is winter and Christmas-time in one of the most beautiful rural sims in Second Life. This LGBT sim is open to all adults and there's so much to do! You will find Santa's barn and toyshop, where you can visit all the reindeer. There's also a Christmas house styled by an amazing stylist and open for viewing to get inspired. Don't miss the huge ice rink with couples skating, sledding, snowball fights, ice sauna, gifts and more! Visit in Second Life Snow Globe Holiday Village Come and see what it is like to go ice skating in Second Life's largest snow globe. Freestyle skate around this gorgeous village and explore this charming holiday village! Visit in Second Life Footprints In The Snow Footprints In The Snow is a beautiful snow-themed winter sim with realistic cabins available for private rental. Everybody is welcome to this heartwarming sim. Visit in Second Life 'Tis The Season - Winter Wonderland 'Tis The Season for all things festive this winter. Start with an old-fashioned snowy sleigh ride, then grab some hot cocoa at the outdoor Christmas market. There's also ice-skating on the frozen lake. Visit Mrs. Claus' Christmas tree lot or just get lost pressing through the snow. Dress for a blizzard, you're going to need it! Visit in Second Life Christmas at Angel Manor Estate Celebrate an Estate Christmas at Angel Manor, a beautiful location filled with roaring fireplaces, winter activities in the gardens, a snowman-building competition and a wonderful Christmas Market. Visit in Second Life Vetragarð Vetragarð is a wintry Viking-age farm, based on the wonderful Icelandic Sagas. This is a mostly historical roleplay, but it is open to Northern myth and magic. Welcoming to people who have any interest in Vikings and the Norse myths. Come to roleplay or just visit to talk, admire the scenery or "chill." Visit in Second Life ShenaniganS Santa's Village "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there." ShenaniganS latest themed plot (created by Blaize Landscaping) gives everyone the chance to join in the Christmas fun and ride a train with Santa himself. Visit in Second Life Akaesha's Christmas Advent Calendar Are you naughty or nice? You've got 24 days and 24 chances to get amazing gifts and a L$10,000 shopping spree at Akaesha Designs. Come join the Christmas festivities, including hunts, gift card giveaways, shopping and more! Visit in Second Life Christmas in Mountain Rose Mountain Rose is a "must visit" spot during Christmas time. The beautiful Kinkade Christmas Village is back with a few fun additions. There's plenty to do, including ice skating, snowman bowling, dancing and sledding. The annual Christmas Hunt will begin Dec. 1 and this year is full of surprises. There are 18 ornaments to be found to receive your gifts. Visit in Second Life Christmas In Camelot Welcome to Christmas In Camelot! Come ice skate, pick your own Christmas tree or ride a train and sled! Visit with Santa and his reindeer! Take a walk through the forest and discover romantic moments with someone special. There are also several winter amusement rides. Don't forget to visit the snowmen and the elves! Visit in Second Life Winter Ice Christmas Festival 2017 Rebel Yell Concerts presents Winter Ice Christmas Festival 2017. Have fun with the many winter activities, including a sky-rail, skiing, sledding, skating, bowling and a Santa sleigh ride! Enjoy the perfect holiday atmosphere and spend some quality time in this immersive winter experience. Event ends Jan. 7. Visit in Second Life Love Story: Season of Joy Love Story: Season of Joy is a sim designed for exploring, photography, and romance. It's a place to celebrate the joy and love of the holidays. Come visit Season of Joy for skating, sledding, or just cuddling up by a warm fire with someone special on a romantic evening. Visit in Second Life Tannenbaum Holiday Market Tannenbaum Holiday Market is a pop-up event with over 100 vendors. Tannenbaum kicks off winter shopping in a big way. Explore and connect with artisans across the grid, selling festive and winter-themed goods! Wander into the Christmas Tree Lot and peruse a fantastic selection of ornaments, lights, garland and other trims for your tree! Tannenbaum promises to be a delightful place, where Second Life residents are sure to be swept up in the holiday spirit! Visit in Second Life London City Christmas Experience the holidays in London City where the most magical time of the year comes to life. Visit Santa's Grotto, the Christmas Village and Winter Wonderland. Enjoy the seasonal concerts on Saturdays and Sundays through December. See the blog for details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk. Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is The SL Planetarium Dome.
  12. The Destination Guide is a directory that features almost 2,000 places to explore in Second Life. That’s a lot of teleporting! With several new spots added weekly, we’ve now made it easier than ever to find the freshest entries with the debut of the Recently Added category. Here you’ll always find the most recent 20-30 spots added to the Guide. This week’s new additions include several new Winter Attractions, including a real-life replica of Greenland and a few other snowy surprises. Still, not everyone wants to chill. For those who seek the heat, there’s a new beach and a huge surfing-themed music festival! Surfella’ 17 Music Festival Drop in and chill out at Surfella ’17, a music festival by SurfWatch showcasing the fun SL surfing community, surf sims and surfing products. Discover more about SL surfing or grab a board and try it for yourself! Listen to some of SL’s finest live performers including Maximillion Kleene, Phemie Alcott & The Vinnie Show. Event held Nov. 19. Visit in Second Life U L T R A Events ULTRA Event is an incredible monthly event featuring about 50 top Second Life creators and designers with additional elite shopping boutiques. U L T R A™ Event is the essential one-stop luxury resource. Visit in Second Life Tralala's Diner @ Pine Lake Tralala's Diner @ Pine Lake is post-apocalyptic living at its finest. Explore this photogenic sim filled with rooftop slums and scavenged ruins. Strap yer boots on tight...you might be a'ight Visit in Second Life Groenland Kangamiut Welcome to Greenland, a peaceful place filled with colorful houses, fishing harbor, ice landscapes, frosted atmosphere and the sound of the bitter wind. Visit in Second Life Santa's Workshop Santa's Workshop is now open at Hot Cocoa until Christmas! Shop, sell, slip and slide your way through this winter wonderland featuring All the Little Things event. Visit in Second Life The Forest - Winter Wonderland Step into a magical wonderland this holiday season, and feel the cold air dance across your face. Warm yourself with a mug of hot cocoa, as the frosted air pinks your cheeks and nose. Step away from the ordinary and feel yourself transform within the festive environment. Visit in Second Life Khargo Christmas Market Khargo’s annual Christmas Market has returned with wintery landscaping items, festive home decor and furniture. Explore the icy canyon to find snowball fights, a skate park, snowmen and sleighs or browse through the store filled with Christmas cheer. Visit in Second Life Sexy Sunava Beach A naturist island with mountainous backdrop awaits you at Sexy Sunava Beach. Surrounded by crystal-clear water and shaded with rustling palms, grab a cocktail at the bar and stroll across the sandy path. Dance the night away! This adult beach offers beachfront bungalow and skybox accommodation, shopping, live music and much more. Designed exclusively for adults (18+). Visit in Second Life The Town of Philomena Visit smalltown America during the Progressive Years of 1910-1919 (English Edwardian). The Town of Philomena is a virtual living history and themed community with a focus on education, the arts and community. Visit in Second Life Nomad's Tracks & Trails Explore the serene and beautiful woods and meadows of Nomad's by horse or foot. This is also home to Victoria's Secret Hideaways, a quiet beach with relaxing music, surf waves and more. Visit in Second Life African Modern Arts Visit this museum dedicated to Modern African Art and the nearby Apartheid Museum. Visit in Second Life Rockin' Robin Retro Club Rockin' Robin Retro Club is a great place for retro music - everything from the 50s to 80s and nothing else! Visit in Second Life Misthaven Point Welcome to Misthaven. Well kept secrets are everywhere. Home of imagination, whimsy, decadence, eroticism and danger. Rentals available upon request. Visit in Second Life Javiem Offworld Border Colony Travel to this cozy sci-fi colony, located on another planet. This German and English-language spot is a safe place for runaways -- but also a good place to stay, work and live. Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Orville Airport And Rez Zone.
  13. While the official start of winter isn’t until late December, the Second Life community isn’t wasting any time in celebrating the holiday season with snow-filled attractions and holiday events. The Winter Attractions category in the Destination Guide is already starting to fill up with festivities you won’t want to miss! New highlights include a Christmas Fair, the North Pole and a Winter Bazaar. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, too. The popular Jerky Turkey Hunt returns, as well as an all-new Autumn Fest. Christmas Lane The Christmas Spirit is here! Come join this amazing traditional Christmas Village, a place full of magic where you can skate on ice, take pictures with Santa, fly on a sleigh, dance with the elves, visit Santa's workshop or just walk around feeling the snow falling while you see the beautiful aurora borealis. Visit in Second Life The Place Plaza Winter Bazaar The Winter Bazaar is a festive, outdoor winter bazaar where family, friends, and vendors can have fun while making the most of the holiday spirit! Take a horse-drawn sleigh to explore the plaza or partake in ice skating, snowball fights, a hot air balloon ride and much more. Visit in Second Life Christmas Fair Christmas is already approaching! Want to feel like a kid waiting for miracles? Come to the Christmas Fair! A lot of romance, gifts, music, magic and hot cocoa are waiting for you. Visit in Second Life The UNION Warehouse Clubs Winter Wonderland The UNION Warehouse Clubs is all ready for winter. Ice skating, sledding, hot cocoa and beautiful cuddle areas await to keep you nice and toasty this holiday season. Visit in Second Life Christmas Under One Star Celebrate the holidays at Christmas Under One Star. Ride a sleigh through the tunnel of lights, build a snowman or ride the carousel in this winter wonderland. Visit in Second Life Christmas at The North Pole In a secret valley in the North Pole, Santa Claus and his elves are working hard. In the hidden village, letters are piling up at the post office. Santa takes his time reading, checking each list twice, making sure he writes down who's naughty or nice. Come visit this magical wintry spot in time for the magic of Christmas. Visit in Second Life Jerky Turkey Hunt 7 That turkey, he's so jerky! Once again, he is running around SL and throwing feathers around, knocking stuff down, being loud and obnoxious. It's time to hunt him and bring it to a stop! Event ends Nov. 30. Visit in Second Life Chedderbarrel Thanksgiving Autumn Fest In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Come join in on one of the oldest of Colonists traditions, held through Nov. 26. Visit in Second Life Not quite ready to celebrate the season? There are plenty of other new places to discover including a Veteran’s Day event, an interactive Titanic exhibition, an elaborate ghost hunt and several new art experiences. Where will you explore first? Second Life Veterans Tribute 2017 Welcome to the 11th annual 2017 SL Veteran’s Tribute.The tribute itself is non-political and serves one purpose -- to honor all those that have given willingly of their time to protect the lives we enjoy today. Visit in Second Life National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and there are several fun and informational events in Second Life that aim to help build awareness of diabetes-related diseases. For a listing of events, visit teamdiabetessl.org/national-diabetes-month. Visit in Second Life Tree Of Life - Shopping & Sandbox 24h Welcome to the "Tree Of Life"! Dive into a world full of magic and get in contact with our mother nature. Visit the 24 hour sandbox and meet outstanding creators, addicted to life and fantasy. Play some gacha or take a shopping tour. Visit in Second Life A Night to Remember Travel back in time and experience the wonder and tragedy of the world's most famous ocean liner, Titanic. This immersive exhibit tells the dramatic and poignant story of the ship, crew, and passengers who embarked on the voyage of a lifetime, only to be part of one of the greatest disasters in history. Visit in Second Life Haunted New Toulouse II Meet the ghosts of New Toulouse, Louisiana! Wearing your HUD, find all 20 ghosts and hear their stories, and then collect your rewards. Start by picking up your ghost hunter's kit at the Beacon Spiritualist Institute, 23 Nightingale Street. This Basin Street Irregulars event runs until December 5. More information at newtoulouse.org/rewards-offered-for-ghost-sightings. Visit in Second Life Paris 1850s Travel back to mid-XIXth-century France. Experience the Spring of Nations, which shaped modern Europe. Dress code is required. Visit in Second Life The Plant They were brought up believing technology could solve any problem facing humanity. The right glasses would restore the sight of the Blind Locomotive. Being a ... (fill) specialist you were invited at today's meeting at "The Plant". Visit in Second Life Allegories Soloarte hosts "Allegories," the latest exhibition by Giovanna Cerise. Learn more at giovannacerise.blogspot.com. Visit in Second Life ToonTopia Dance Club Visit ToonTopia dance club, which is the home of trance in Second Life. Visit in Second Life Lappock Lighthouse Built on a massive volcanic plug out in the Vernian Sea, Lappock Rock Lighthouse protects the shipping sea lanes against the treacherous Lappock Rocks. Open to visitors! Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Sugar Mesh Clothes.
  14. Even in these uncertain times, Second Life still has the ability to bring people from different cultures and communities together. That’s because SL is filled with so many unique community-created social spaces that aim to educate, enlighten and empower. This week, the Destination Guide shines a spotlight on a few of the many multicultural museums and cultural exhibits that make our virtual melting pot so special. Here’s a few of our favorites: Virtual Black History Museum The Virtual Black History Museum is an awareness project that takes a look at the timeline of events that led from the first group of slaves in what is now the United States through the brutality of Rodney King in 1992. There will also be scheduled discussions on the current events that the past has led to, as well as the impact of those who have contributed to the growth of the community. Visit in Second Life Smithsonian Latino Museum Explore the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum's world-class collections through video, audio and slide presentations. Visit in Second Life LGBT History and Memorial Center Come learn about people and places behind the fight for LGBT equality at this museum. Visit in Second Life Holocaust Memorial Museum "Witnessing History: Kristallnacht, the 1938 Pogroms" is an unforgettable virtual exhibit within the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Visit in Second Life November has arrived and many Second Life creators are already getting ready for the winter season with snow-filled spots that you won’t want to miss. The first holiday and seasonal spots are already popping up in the Destination Guide -- so keep an eye on our Winter Attractions category for several new icy hot spots in the coming weeks. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden event is a magical journey through enchanted gardens that change with the season. Ten magical butterflies inhabit the gardens and each hide beautiful, exclusive items. Pick up a HUD and get set to explore this lush paradise... prepare to be enchanted! Visit in Second Life Christmas At Donner Square – Image Essentials Donner Square is a half-sim recreation of a quite little town and neighborhood celebrating Christmas. Jump on the sleigh and go for a tour of the area. Explore and find the poses set out around the town. Have a skate on one of the ponds, or have a snowball fight with friends. The area is a photographers paradise with beautiful scenery throughout. There are also 10 stores with Christmas-themed items providing awesome gifts for those who feel like doing a little shopping while they wander through the area. Visit in Second Life Holiday Happiness Event & Gacha Celebrate the upcoming holidays at Kingswood Mall's Holiday Happiness Event & Gacha, held Nov. 2-30. Celebrate the cheerful times of the holiday at this special fashion event. Visit in Second Life Of course, there’s plenty more to explore. Here are some more highlights from the Destination Guide that have been added in the past week: The Boho Culture Fair 2017- 6th Eddition Visit this annual Bohemian Fair event, which is filled with designs inspired by the Boho Chic style. Beyond fashion, this trend extends to decoration, music and a particular environment. You could imagine combinations of colors, embroideries, braids, fringes and a relaxed but sophisticated air. More Info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com. Event open Oct. 28-Nov. 11. Visit in Second Life London City Illuminations Through November, you will love the spectacular program of entertainment and weekly shows set against the breathtaking backdrop of iconic London Landmarks as they are brought to life in this celebration of animated luminosity. For details see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk Visit in Second Life Land of Owls by Cica Ghost Take a cart through the land of owls. Visit in Second Life The Dreamers at Berg by Nordan Art The Dreamers by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu is currently on exhibition at Berg by Nordan Art. This installation addresses refusal to accept violence and the desire to maintain beauty and tenderness. The region windlight is recommended for optimal experience. Free dreamer avatars are available at landing. Visit in Second Life The Last Stop The Last Stop is an urban role-playing environment set in current times. The town is located in the woodland area of Wyoming, called Florida. The residents are everything from doctors and lawyers to seedy underground drug runners. Where will you find yourself within the town? Will you fit in the working class or find yourself doing the dirty work of a stripper or drug cartel member? Visit in Second Life Once Upon A Mine There are rumors about a giant treasure of dwarven origin hidden under Dandelion Daydreams Factory. What ever your motivation is ... be it greed, be it adventurousness, you want to claim this treasure! Of course you do not seriously believe that you will encounter actual dwarves - do you? And once again the makers of the Dandelion Daydreams Factory ask you: Are you brave enough? Event opens Nov. 4. Visit in Second Life Battle of the Titans Experience a massive artistic build in Second Life by the renowned 3D artist, Rage Darkstone. Three, one-hundred-meter high Titans face off. You land on the platform from which you can witness the combat. Magical, multi-colored trees ring the landing platform. Massive birds circle the entire installation. Then, you teleport inside the head of one of the Titans or land and sit on different parts. Visit in Second Life Malal's Autumn Welcome to MALAL Autumn Land, where you can have fun or find a quiet place to reflect. Visit in Second Life Gay Games The Dirty Dock is a male gay club on the beach and hang-out with shops. If you are looking to be naughty. come over to the Dirty Dock and hang out. Don't miss the weekly Gay Games, held on Sundays. Visit in Second Life Club RawR Club RawR is a friendly club filled with good conversations and themed parties. Here you'll find multiple DJ's playing a mix of 80s, hip-hop, industrial, rave, rock and trance music. Visit in Second Life Peebo's Beach Relax at the beach. Train your body at the gym. Let the floor burn on the dancefloor. Let your worries go in the sauna...or play a game of beach volleyball. Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Trompe Loeil Mainstore.
  15. This week, the Second Life community celebrates Halloween with dozens of limited-time haunted attractions and events that you won’t want to miss. Ghosts, goblins and other spooky surprises lurk around every dark corner — so explore with your friends and get ready to get scared! Join us on Halloween between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Pacific) for the Second Life Creepy Crawl, an event filled with music, contests, crazy costumes, tricks...and, yes, treats. Wander with us as we roam from spot to spooky spot to explore the dark side of Second Life together then step into the arena and get smashed at our annual Pumpkin Fight event (held at noon). Ready to start exploring? Here are some of the newest haunted hot spots (and a few non-Halloween destinations) that we’ve added to the Destination Guide this week: Pumpkin Fight Ready for a Pumpkin Fight? Step into the arena and get smashed at this official Halloween event, held Oct. 31 from noon- 1 p.m. (Pacific). Visit in Second Life Transylvania's Undead Await You The Transylvania family invites you to give into your dark side and join them as they celebrate Halloween with a week of Gothic-themed events. Explore the graveyard, family crypt, castle and other sights of SL's longest-running vampire and Lycan communities. Event held Oct. 27 through Nov. 2. Visit in Second Life T H E W E L L : Ultimum Can you return to the horror of The Well, uncovering the secrets in the surrounding woods without losing your sanity? The fourth and final chapter in The Well horror series places you where it all began sometime in the 1980s. To play, a pass will need purchasing. Visit in Second Life New Babbage - 10 Year Anniversary Ten years ago, a group of intrepid SL residents embarked on an idea for a full steampunk styled region within Second Life. Some of the people behind those avatars 10 years ago are no longer with us. Some moved on from Second Life, but the dream they had kept going. The 10th anniversary of the City State of New Babbage has arrived. Pop over for a visit! Visit in Second Life Out of the Looking Glass/Into the Madness Take an adventure into Wonderland! Works from artists around the world are weaved into a journey through childhood's fear and magic, tinged with the warped macabre that comes with growth. This six-stage venue has returned with great expansion for its third year. Brought by The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community and Radio Grind. Enjoy live music on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Visit in Second Life Halloween Harrowing Halloween Harrowing is a fun and gloomy little place to explore and have your photo taken. There are plenty of places to visit and pose including spots to sleep with the mummy and the zombie photo booth. Visit in Second Life Asylum Horror Hunt Club Escapist and Goddess of Chaos present The Asylum Horror Hunt, held through Nov. 1. Seek and find several prizes including gift cards from Goddess of Chaos and random raffle prizes. Visit in Second Life The St John Haunted House It's New Orleans 1917 and this once lavish house has fallen into disrepair. The family that once lived here suddenly vanished years ago and the neighbors won't dare enter the house or even speak of it. Your inquiries are met with strange looks and frightened eyes. Being not from around these parts, you are curious. Something has happened here. What are the clues? Why is everyone so afraid? Visit in Second Life The Bloodcroft Hunt Join this sim-wide hunt to collect a complete vampire slayer kit. Discover 11 items (wearable or rezzable on their own) and one final prize upon completion of your hunt. These 12 items are exclusive to The Bloodcroft Hunt and only available for the duration of this event. Collect them all or join the immortal...either way, the Bloodcrofts look forward to seeing you. Visit in Second Life Hipville Halloween Welcome to the 11th Annual Hipville Halloween. Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble! Come on over and get spooked in the Haunted Asylum, Twisted Carnival, Witches Garden, and more!. Don't miss the Brain and Beating Heart Hunt, which is filled with prizes for L$5-10. Put your costume on and have a little bit of fun! Visit in Second Life Haunted Beach @ Bundy Reef The once stunning shoreline of Bundy Reef has fallen under a horrific spell. A thick fog rolled in and a strange plague has infected the locals. Authorities are still trying to discover what happened. Photographers from all over the grid are traveling to Bundy to discover new photo opportunities. They are joined by MadPea Ghost Hunters, eager to solve the mystery. Take a walk on the Haunted Beach, discover hidden poses, hunt ghost, and trick or treat with Second Life's premiere Surf publication, SurfWatch Magazine. Visit in Second Life Fear, She's the Mother of Violence Mouth all dry, eyes bloodshot. Data stored in microdot. Kicking the cloud with my moccasin shoes. T.V. dinner, T.V. news. Fear. Fear. She's the mother of violence. Find your fear and defeat her in this limited-time exhibit from artist Livio Korobase. Visit in Second Life Classic Rome in Time Portal Step through the Time Portal in the laboratory and visit Ancient Rome! See gladiators fight at the Domus, enjoy a play at the amphitheater, make an offering to Minerva at the temple, discuss politics at the Senate, try some street food and then regret this while spending the rest of your visit at the public latrina! Visit in Second Life Dementophilia at The Vordun From the creative mind of artist Federico Sosa, "Dementophilia" brings together painting and sculpture in a cohesive way, utilizing and even taking over the gallery space. Take a journey down the absurd with mental images created in disbelief of reality. Whispers in the dark. Corners of the night. Sounds giving you goosebumps that keep you from sleeping. Nothing is real. Visit in Second Life Dissected Soul In "Dissected Soul" by Theda Tammas, bodies are fractured, contorted, ripped through with holes. A red thread connects many of them, and much of the thread bears loops of barbed wire. The centerpiece is a heart shattering into small pieces which fly into the air. Showing at Split Screen through December. Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Trompe Loeil.
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