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  1. It has been just a little over a week since we launched the inworld shopping event to commemorate SL14B. We’ve gathered 60 Merchants, each providing a free gift as well as discounts on many of their top items. Be sure to take some time to drop in and take advantage of the incredible deals at hand. The shopping event spans three contiguous Regions, making it easy to cam shop or easily walk through. A little retail therapy may be just the thing you need. We have plenty more in store for celebrating our 14th anniversary - and will share more details on that below, but first - if you are planning an event in celebration of SL14B, be sure to send the deets to our editors over at the Destination Guide. We’ve got a category set up just for the occasion, and would love to get your event listed as soon as possible! Now, on With the Show! We are going to rock the Grid with three days of music - from Italian Opera to full on Psychedelic Rock - and you won’t want to miss out on that. Our 3rd Annual Music Fest is coming, and so much cooler than Coachella - literally, you can blast the air conditioning or fans from the comfort of your computer! Details about lineup and location to come - but be sure to save the dates, get your tail feathers ready to shake, and find those ‘rock on’ bento gestures for the show! Music Fest Day 1: June 23, 2017 from 11 AM – 3 PM (SLT) Music Fest Day 2: June 24, 2017 from 8 PM - 12 AM (SLT) Music Fest Day 3: June 25, 2017 from 4 PM - 8 PM (SLT) Ain’t No Party Like a Second Life Party We will be hosting two costume parties inworld - Come as You Were, and a Masquerade Ball. We all come into this (virtual) world as total n00bs, and the Come as You Were party is a nod to those days of yore - whether it was yesterday or over a decade ago. Put your best Ruth forward, as there’s a costume contest and a L$5000 prize on the line! We’re also hosting a Masquerade/Masked Ball - where mystique and intrigue are sure to reign supreme! There is also a L$5000 prize for the best at the ball! Both parties will take place at the Cake Stage in the SL14B Community Celebration Regions - stay tuned for details once those locations go live! Those Regions will also be home to where you can pick up a special commemorative avatar and bonus gift from the Lab. Masquerade: June 19, 2017 from 11am - 1pm SLT Come as You Were: June 21, from 6 - 8 pm SLT Second Life Community Celebrations I have worked with many communities in my time, and I can tell you that none are quite as creative and unique as the Second Life community. This community never disappoints when it comes to putting together a bevy of good times inworld during the anniversary week. Watch their site for updates on what is happening this year for the SL14B Community Celebrations! As part of those events, they will be interviewing some Lindens at the Meet the Lindens series. Those talks will take place on June 19 - 22nd at 2 PM. More details to come!
  2. Did you know about the Official Second Life Flickr page? It is a great place to share images of your travels through the Grid, and we elect our Pic of Day from images submitted to that group. Keep it in mind as you explore these carefully curated spots from the Destination Guide editors — there are plenty of photographic opportunities! Log inworld and check these places out! Silk Road Hunt VIII Silk Road Hunt is back! The theme of this grid-wide Asian-themed hunt is Byzantium. Along the way, you will find over 70 free gifts by SL's finest merchants. Event end June 30. 2017. Visit in Second Life The Jersey Shore 2 Beach Bling Carnival Are you ready to return to the shore? Jersey Shore 2 is now open and it's time to get your bling on! Come stroll the boardwalk, ride the rides and shop the $L10 gifts including exclusives and gachas. Over 60 designers! Wear a suit and jump on a raft...float the day away! Visit in Second Life The Men's Zone - TMZ The Men's Zone is a monthly event featuring male fashion and accessories and even some home decor items. The event starts the 10th of every month and ends the 5th of the next month. More info at themenszone.weebly.com Visit in Second Life SL14B Shopping Event - Golden Get free gifts and exclusive items from many of Second Life's top designers at the 14th Anniversary Shopping Event, held June 5-26. Visit in Second Life Plusia Project Explore Plusia Ars Island, a project for the creation and dissemination of art. Discover creative spaces for conferences and exhibits, including photography, sculpture, painting, music, theater, dance and poetry. Visit in Second Life Art Box Art Box is a place that fully recreates over 90 famous photos and paintings in 3D so your avatar can be the star. This is a great location for taking photos for your profile or with friends for lasting memories! Visit in Second Life Goodnight Amusement Park Come visit Goodnight Amusement Park and experience a roller coaster, bungee jumping, bumper cars, and other amusement park fun. All rides are free! Also, enjoy a stroll down the pier and watch the fireworks show. Visit in Second Life Electronic Club ROCKON ROCKON is an exclusive electronic club in Second Life. Come and have fun with your friends and spend a unique moment in the bar or in the meeting area while listening to the best of electronic music. Visit in Second Life Neurolab Inc The future is now! Neurolab Inc. is all about outfitting the fashion-conscious cyber/cyberpunk/fashion/avant-garde in the latest synthetic wear. Visit in Second Life Palm Beach Resort Come to this beach and discover a romantic scene for you and your significant other. Take a look at this hidden beautiful Palm Beach Resort filled with amazing panoramic views, tons of cuddle spots, saunas for couples, private skyboxes and more. Visit in Second Life House Dunaisling Manor Dunaisling sits at the center of lands surrounded by walls of stone and iron gates. The Manor and the family that dwells within serve the people of the land, protecting them from outside dangers. Magical and mysterious creatures inhabit all that surrounds them. Come and explore this great land and all that it has to offer. Visit in Second Life The Lake House The Lake House on Lake Templeton is a fun place to meet friends, have a laugh and play some trivia while friendly deejays spin blues, rock and country! Don't miss Live Music Mondays and themed deejay parties throughout the week. Visit in Second Life In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Check out our featured Place Page this week at Bands of Cypher, and update your Place Page today! If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.
  3. This is all very helpful feedback. I will be honest - running a shopping event is no easy feat. I certainly have even more respect for those who do them on a more frequent basis. Coordination alone is a big time commitment! I can only aspire to one day put one of these together as well as some of those who have much more experience doing so than I. But I always believe Residents Do it Best. Even though I have been both a Resident and a Linden, I look to our communities to set the bar and strive towards that. So thank you to all the event coordinators, planners, and Merchants who do this on the regular at 100% plus. You rock! \m/ My philosophy for this event was to make it as incredible for our Residents as possible. Balancing that with making it easy on Merchants during one of many times in the year where the number of events is exceptional. I wanted to provide great stuff. Quality is a big one, of course! Diversity of categories is another (hair, clothing, male stuff, female stuff, furniture and decor, etc) and well known Merchants is a great asset to have to get more traffic and promotion. My hope is that if we can continue to grow the size of these events, when we have them, we can accommodate even more tastes across many more Merchants - both new and familiar. As this event was informed by the feedback I received on the last one, so will too our next event be informed by this feedback. Thanks, all for just being around so I even have such an opportunity to organize something like this. This community is such an incredible, resilient, creative, and fun community. I look forward to everything yet to come!
  4. Everyone should have both a gift and discounted items. It may be a bit tough to spot them all ( I know it was for me when I was checking), but should all be out. Next time, we'll make an easy to spot object for them all to put their gifts in, making it easier for shoppers. I've heard good things about the amount of shopping as well. Hoping to do it even bigger next year!
  5. Second Life Pic of the day is "hungry", from Nana Negulesco. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  6. They were asked up front if they would be willing to provide a gift and discounted items, as this was part of the event plan from the start - so yes, they did volunteer to meet those terms (provide a gift and offer some items at a discount) when they applied to participate. We wanted to make this a successful event for the Merchants as well as a rewarding one for Residents. Second Life doesn't turn 14 every day!
  7. Glad you like the build! I imagine some of the inventory issues had to do with the amount of people in the Regions,but we did make some changes from our last event to make shopping and navigating easier. Really nice to read that it was easy for you to find your way around! I just posted a blog that contains a link to all three Regions in the Destination Guide, as well as a list of all participating Merchants. Thanks to them for providing gifts, discounted items, and beautiful set ups!
  8. Second Life hits its 14th Anniversary this summer. That’s worthy of celebration, and you do not have to wait until the actual Anniversary ( June 23rd, if you’re curious) to start enjoying the fun! While we have a few things in the works for later this month, yesterday we launched a HUGE shopping event in honor of the occasion. Sixty Merchants with some of the most popular brands in Second Life have set up shop across three Regions - Golden, Gilded and Halcyon - each providing a FREE gift and some major discounts on their top-selling items! You’re going to want to find some time to make your way through each of these stores, as there really are some amazing things to find. Go, check it out now! Sales ends on June 26th! Participating Merchants .{PSYCHO:Byts}. / .TeaBunny. / [ west end ] / [Tia] / {CA} CALIGULA™ / *KC|Couture* / % anxiety / • Zuri Jewelry • / ^.^Ayashi^.^ / || Fashiowl Poses || / ~Tableau Vivant~ / 1313 Mockingbird Lane / 220ML / addams / Alice Project / alme. by ChloeElectra / Aphorism / Bella Moda / BigBully / Blueberry / BOYS TO THE BONE / by Crash / Cae / Candle and Cauldron / Canimal / Catwa / Chez Moi / ChiMia / CONSTRUCT / Deadwool / Deccan Arida / eve / eXxEsS Hair / FUSSY x FOXCITY / G&D The Italian Style / Gos / Heartsdale Jewellery / Hello Dave / Hucci / Ison / jacinda jaxxon / Lapointe and Bastchild / Lemon Chilliz / Lure / Lybra™ / Mina / Murray / Patron / RealEvil Industries / Rebel Hope / Refuge / Silvan Moon Designs / STRAY DOG / Sweet Tea Couture / Thalia Heckroth / The Cube Republic / Titans / titzuki/FAKEICON / WILD Makeup Studio / zed designz /
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  10. Long-time Resident Arduenn Schwartzman has developed quite the reputation as a prominent inventor, scripter and builder in Second Life. With a career that includes stints as a both a molecular biologist and assistant professor outside Second Life, Arduenn is perhaps best known inworld as creator of the air combat game WarBug. “Second Life rekindled the possibility to be creative,” says Schwarzman. “Over the years, I’ve always been fond of flight simulators. I thought it would be awesome just to have an air combat game. Second Life is perfect for that.” Arduenn’s enterprises in Second Life extend well beyond aviation. Over the past 10 years, he has also created over 400 items that can be found for sale at OMGWTFL$10. In addition to his inworld store located near the WarBug Headquarters in Second Life, many of his items can also be found on the Second Life Marketplace. Among his crazier creations are a scripted and animated fly swatter, a gun that shoots nachos, a tin-foil hat, and nine pieces of sculpted bacon. Of course, there’s also the Fart HUD 2.0 that is advertised as the “perfect Valentine’s Day gift.” To find out more about Arduenn and his many adventures in Second Life, watch the latest episode of “The Drax Files” below. Want to see more Second Life stories? Find previous episodes of The Drax Files: World Makers at Draxtor’s website, or at the links below — and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel — where you can watch the entire series. The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 44: Istanbul University The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 43: nnoiz Papp The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 42: Death Row Designs The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 41: Vista Animations The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 40: Bernhard Dörries The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 39: Sergio Delacruz The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38 : Eboni Khan The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 37 : Nonprofit Commons The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 36 : Sominel Edelman The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento
  11. The season of swimsuits and flip flops is upon us! Even in Second Life, you are sure to see a few more barefeet and tanlines than usual. The last few fresh blossoms of spring have reached their peak, and the water has warmed to a perfect temperature for dipping or sipping umbrella drinks in the sand — or poolside. There are parades in the streets as festive crowds dance along the sidewalks and pinwheel their arms against the sun. There is no way to deny that summer has shone her sunny face, and the Destination Guide is prepped with a ton of sun activities to keep you entertained. Come join us for the Music Fest auditions today and tomorrow for a little live music! Share your Second Life summer pics to our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features, and do not forget to update your Place Page! In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Check out our featured Place Page this week at The 1920s Berlin Project. If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Now, slather on some virtual sunscreen and meet me at the pool! SL14B MusicFest Auditions Come support your favorite music acts at the official auditions for SL14B MusicFest! From bands to solo acts, electronic to acoustic -- you'll experience some of the best talent inworld at this two-day event. Round one auditions held June 2 from noon-2 p.m. (Pacific) with the regions open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. only. Round two auditions are held June 3 from 6-8 p.m. (Pacific) with the regions only accessible from 5-9 p.m. Above photo by Elo. Visit in Second Life SL14B Shopping Event - Gilded Get free gifts and exclusive items from many of Second Life's top designers at the 14th Anniversary Shopping Event, held June 5-26. Visit in Second Life Destination Hope Hunt for RFL Use the Passport Travel HUD and travel around SL getting your passport stamped at each stop to receive prizes.The Destination Hope Hunt, held throughout June, is an official RFL event and benefits Relay for Life. Visit in Second Life London City Pride Celebrate a month of UK pride in London City through June. Experience top cabaret performances and concerts and discover collectible memorabilia and summer activities live from the amphitheater. Hang out on the beach, paddle in the pool and bask in the sunshine. More details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.com Visit in Second Life UAC Medieval Faire for Relay for Life Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team (#38) presents the Third Annual Medieval Faire, running though June 18. The Faire, similar to a real world "Ren Faire," offers medieval tournaments in jousting, sword play, archery, horse racing, chess, Slurbbage, and all day trivia. There are over 80 merchants throughout the Faire grounds, as well as a village, travelers' camp and Gotya garden. Visit in Second Life Summer Kick-Off Fun & Sun Fest Celebrate the kick-off of summer with the Summer Fun & Sun Festival at Templeton Cove. Join this week-long celebration starting with a Black & White Ball on June 3rd and live music and deejays throughout the week. Event ends June 10th. Visit in Second Life Seira Seira is a space dedicated to music lovers: dark techno, deep house, progressive, tribal, reggae and whatever you like. An Open-Stage concept where everyone is invited to come DJ, dance, hang and have fun! On June 10th more than six DJ's will take the Open-Stage to generate feel-good vibes in a mystical desert environment at the foot of a beach, where its music, and its people give life to Seira, convoking fire and energy for a great festival that starts at 9 a.m. (Pacific) and will last more than 12 hours with the best Techno and DnB. Visit in Second Life Phabolaois Stran Phabolaois Stran is a mysterious rocky island in the middle of nowhere.Guarded by seagulls, only just a few shipwrecks and ruins tell of the island's eventful past including invasion and occupation. And then there is the abandoned mansion that had been the refuge of Lord Gwynplane one century ago. Attentive explorers might even discover the secret entrance to the bizarre circus in the sky. Visit in Second Life Flash Back / Flash Forward "Flash Back / Flash Forward," Giovanna Cerise's newest installation, takes an abstract and dreamlike approach to time's passage, our tottering on the precipice between past and future, and the commingling of time and space. Showing at Split Screen through July 31. Visit in Second Life The Empire Welcome to Bastards Hollow, nicknamed in 1893 as The Empire. Come explore this once booming town with your friends or family and discover vast caves and historical sites. Visit in Second Life WarBug Fly WarBug planes here for free! Shop for the latest models and engage in air combat. You will find many awesome L$10 items for sale here, too. Visit in Second Life Care and Hope Center The Care and Hope Center is a not-for-profit info hub to instill awareness on the horrors of domestic violence and violence against women. Visit the Care and Hope Center Domestic Violence Awareness Exhibit where prominent SL residents share their photo artwork. Free and confidential monthly classes on various topics such as domestic violence, emotional abuse, love addiction, etc. are offered. Visit in Second Life
  12. Second Life Pic of the day is "Sad Violin", from xxstanislasxx. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  13. Summer time makes me think of mix tapes — compiling music tracks to create the perfect soundtrack for a long drive to the beach, or an evening out on the patio with friends and loved ones. The Destination Guide is a bit like those mix tapes, but set to shuffle — so every song is a surprise! You can switch from a cool, mellow vibe to an upbeat number with just a click of the mouse and a teleport to somewhere new. Shuffle away and discover a new place you’ve never been. Share your Second Life summer pics to our Official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features. If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Also, do not forget to update your Place Page! In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Check out our featured Place Page this week at Zed Designz. Home and Garden Expo Nine sims of shopping, auctions and events await you through June 4th at the annual Home and Garden Expo benefiting Relay For Life. Joining in with the Home and Garden Expo this year is the RFL Breedables Faire. Visit the blog for a complete list of events and landmarks during this exciting and fun event. More at slhomeandgardenexpo.wordpress.com. Visit in Second Life Steelhead Bay Steelhead Bay is a steampunk-inspired location with a 19th century American-Victorian vibe. Visit in Second Life Another World by Solkide Auer Another World is a flight in a pure geometric ambient space filled with shapes and colors. Visit in Second Life Memories from Underground The work of art premiered by Stefano Mingione for the virtual world stands out for its unique dimensions in real life. The drawing, done in pen, is 215 metres long and 2.80 high. The exhibition structure is created by Solkide Auer and the set design is by Mexi Lane. Visit in Second Life Chess Wonderland The life of black and white. Chess is all about black and white trying to conquer each other. There is no grey in chess and the same goes for life. Visit in Second Life La Luna - Nature and Art La Luna is where nature meets art. Visit in Second Life Enchantment Enchantment, held May 13-31, brings a fairytale to life every three months with an event jam packed with creators, dancers, art galleries, music and various other talents - all in an effort to submerge the event visitor in the tale. Each round a new build springs to life that is inspired by the story, impeccable in design and full of magic. This round brings the lady of locks herself, Rapunzel, to the Second Life grid. Shop themed items from over a hundred well-known designers and builders, participate in the free hunt, view performances by the talented Enchanted Lady Garden Cabaret, become mesmerized by the fabulous photographers of The Lost Unicorn Gallery, and much more, as you immerse yourself in a tale so sweet... you won't want to leave! Visit in Second Life Transgender Hate Crime & Suicide Memorial This monument is dedicated to all transgender people who have lost their lives to suicide or murder. Visit in Second Life Shadewyck Presents Neverland Come hang out at this version of J. M. Barrie's Neverland! Green tights and feathered hat not required. Visit in Second Life Purrfection Purrfection strives to provide a great environment for the Furry community in Second Life. All are welcome here including furry, neko, humans, etc. Enjoy the relaxing beach setting or take a ride on the bumper boats and explore the sim! Enjoy yourself and stay as long as you desire. Visit in Second Life The Ruins of Tyme Travel back in Tyme as you explore this beautiful and romantic open sim brought to you by landscape artist Rye Falmer. The Ruins of Tyme is a Meadow Rose Recreations sim open to all for romance and adventure! Visit in Second Life Solaris Station Solaris Station: a gigantic rest stop at the edge of civilized space for the weary galactic traveler. High-tech meets nature to offer something for everyone including orbital docks, hangars, holds, labs, rentals and an expansive entertainments/hangout deck for both RP and OOC. The planet below boasts enchanted forests, meadows, cuddle spots, dance venues and a summer resort. Visit in Second Life Last Hope - Karibik Eine kleine malerische Insel in der Karibik, liegt zwischen Guadeloupe und Dominica. Einst von den Piraten gegründet und von den Spaniern übernommen. Hope ist perfekt für einen Urlaub oder um in entspannter Atmosphäre zu wohnen. Doch der ruhige Schein der kleinen Stadt kann auch trügen, denn hinter der Fassade gibt es Verbrechen. Visit in Second Life The Elite In a dark and fearful atmosphere, you stop at the metro station for the small urban city known as The Elite filled with strange creatures. Will you meet (or be) one of them? More info at theelite89.wixsite.com/elite Visit in Second Life Mayhem The fog lifted, exposing a land that time forgot and an island killed off by nuclear energy gone wrong. A government cover up created death and monsters, vampires and more. Visit in Second Life
  14. Hi Hailee - Yes, stores for this event have been contacted and are being finalized. Like any inworld shopping event, we open up submissions to all, then narrow down the list based on several criteria. Once we have that list narrowed down, we have to narrow it down even further to the number of available slots in the event. This upcoming event will be our biggest so far - covering three regions with a total of 60 Merchants ( old, new, known, and up and coming alike). As we do more of these, my hope is to continue to change and improve them to make them even bigger in the future.
  15. Second Life Pic of the day is "Mirrors are our reality of what our past has created...", from Duchess Flux. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk