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  1. We have a winner! We’re thrilled to announce that Abigale Artful is the winner of the Linden Dream Home Sweepstakes. We took her down to see her new digs, a beautifully appointed Linden Home on an exclusive double-parcel with a landscaped yard and adjoining pool. “It’s wonderful!” she said. “I’m so grateful.” We didn’t arrive empty-handed: We gave her the L$5,000 furnishing bonus—a great housewarming gift, don’t you think? The house may be empty now, but the bonus will certainly help her to set up housekeeping in style. And there’s still a garden to plant! What does she plan to do first with her new place? Decorate, of course! Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the sweepstakes and complete our land survey. Your insight is incredibly important to us. And congratulations, Abigale Artful. Enjoy your new home! 
  2. The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) is offering three ways to get more involved in the arts in Second Life. Whether you like to build or simply enjoy being part of a creative experience, the LEA has some fun things in store for you in May and June. Come out to play in the Art Sandbox Floating cows, tornadoes, and butterfly kites—oh, my! You never know what you might see at the LEA Art Sandbox, which is now officially open to the public. The LEA exists to help people understand and create virtual art in Second Life. Therefore, the LEA Art Sandbox has been created for the same purpose, by giving Residents space to build and play and experiment with the tools of Second Life as a medium for artistic expression. So, how do you get started? Take a look at the LEA Art Sandbox wiki page to learn more about working in the different Sandbox areas, how long you can keep your builds there, and how to join the group. For a peek into what you’d experience, take a look at the . New Machinima for June The latest lineup for the LEA’s Month of Machinima (MoM) project will be ready for viewing inworld at the LEA Theater on Monday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. PDT—with the theme of “Mixed Reality.” Seating for the MoM event is conveniently located near each of the theater’s four entrances:Entrance 1 Entrance 2 Entrance 3 Entrance 4 The objective of MoM is to stimulate the creation of new Second Life machinima and introduce the community to the machinima art form. In case you missed last month’s opening event, you can still view the jury-selected, community-created machinima for May on the Month of Machinima YouTube channel. Dodge, Dash, and Dive in the Avatar Art Games If you’re a creative type who likes to virtually sweat, the LEA Art Games (aka Avatar Games) might be just the thing for you. They’re called the Avatar Games because they’re really a “physical” challenge for your avatar—having to successfully run through a gauntlet of objects and artful environments to reach the end. It’s a marriage of artful builds and a silly footrace—making it accessible to those who admire inworld aesthetics and good, clean fun. The Games involve an an art obstacle course on the LEA sims. One competitor runs the course with one referee monitoring from the platform, and the audience is given special guns with scripts for shooting at the competitors (the bullets don’t cause damage; they just slow them down). The Avatar Games kick off (pun intended) Monday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. To sign up for a spot as a competitor or a participating spectator, visit the LEA Avatar Games wiki page. And if you don’t get called for an active role, just come down to the Games each Monday at 4:00 p.m. PDT and you just might get picked out of the crowd! About the Linden Endowment for the Arts The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. Guided by a dedicated board of renowned Second Life artists, the LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and be inspired. To learn more about upcoming programs produced by the LEA, join the Linden Endowment for the Arts Info group—which is open to the public inworld.
  3. This is your chance to show the virtual world how amazing you are! This is SL8B—Second Life’s 8th Birthday bash—and we have 20 regions dedicated to the birthday event where you can make your mark. Whether you’re a performer, artist, educator, mentor, social butterfly, designer, business owner, or media maven, SL8B is your time to shine. We’re counting on you to share your talents in the spirit of our theme this year-- “Magic of Second Life.” You know. It’s that magical moment when the virtual light bulb turns on like when you made your first strong connection with a friend or when you realized that you were part of the community--the Second Life culture. The deadline to apply to be an exhibitor, a performer, or a greeter volunteer is tomorrow, May 20th. Visit our SL8B wiki page to learn more about the theme and apply to officially participate in the event. Want to learn more? Join the Second Life Birthday group inworld for the latest updates on the festivities. 
  4. As fans of lotteries around the world know, you’ve got to play to win.  Today is the last day to enter to win the “Linden Dream Home Sweepstakes”—so don’t miss your chance! Simply complete our short land survey and you’ll be entered to win a spacious Linden Home on a double-parcel plus L$5,000! We’ll be drawing the winning name this week, so one lucky Resident will start enjoying his or her new, luxurious home by next week!
  5. Our virtual world, Second Life, turns eight this June. Wow! Our hard-working team of Resident volunteers and Lindens have been busily preparing for our annual birthday bash—laying down the groundwork (literally) for us all to celebrate. The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. SLT on Monday, June 20 and runs through Sunday, June 26 with a glittering assortment of musicians, speakers, artists, business leads, media mavens, merchants, social organizers, and other amazing Residents like you. Make a Wish This year’s theme is the, “Magic of Second Life.” No, we’re not just talking about wizards and sorceresses (though of course they’re included). The true magic of Second Life is something different for each of us. It’s all about that moment when we realized how amazing Second Life really is. It’s when we found our own personal connections to Second Life, realizing its potential in our own lives and the lives of others. Whether it’s the social aspect, the content creation possibilities, or unique business and commerce opportunities, we’ve all got a tale of Second Life magic to share. You’re Invited Now that you know the theme, you know you want to get involved! We have 20 sims reserved for themed exhibits, amazing builds, fantastic music and entertainment, and for wonderful volunteers to make this the best birthday party ever. Visit our SL8B wiki page for our exhibitor application, entertainment application, and volunteer greeter application and deadlines. Don’t miss a thing: Join the Second Life Birthday group inworld (now open) for the latest updates on the festivities. Happy birthday to all of us!
  6. Attention all film fanatics in the virtual world! If you’re in the mood to see some great machinima filmed in Second Life, then c’mon down to the LEA Theater today at 10:00 a.m. SLT to see the winning selections in the inaugural Month of Machinima (MoM) event, presented by the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA). To help kick off the event, Linden Lab’s Senior Director, User Experience Rhett Linden and the LEA board will be in attendance to talk about the arts in Second Life, the 13 films selected for the May event, and what’s next for the LEA’s community events and installations. Check out this for a sneak peek into what you’ll experience at today’s event! If you like it and are inspired to tweet about it, spread the word on Twitter using the #SLcinema hashtag. Seating for the MoM event is conveniently located near each of the theater’s four entrances: Entrance 1 Entrance 2 Entrance 3 Entrance 4 More about MoM and the LEA The objective of MoM is to promote Second Life machinima, encourage the creation of new work, and showcase existing work to the community and beyond. It serves as an opportunity to introduce Residents to the machinima art form and to support the machinima community to continue to create Second Life films for everyone to enjoy. MoM will be a recurring monthly event with juried screenings of community-created machinima so you can participate and view new films every month. Also, the LEA Information group is open to the public—feel free to join to learn more about the organization’s future events. You can pick up information in the MoM info boxes at the LEA Theater and infohub. Now’s the Time for June Submissions The next deadline for machinima submissions is May 10 for the June MoM. The theme is Mixed Reality. Maximum run-time is six (6) minutes (SL machinima has to be included in your mix). Interested in participating? You can learn more about MoM and apply to have your machinima included in the event here. Films that have already been submitted, but not selected for a previous MoM, will be eligible for consideration in future events if they adhere to the theme, length restrictions, and other requirements. Looking forward to a great event!
  7. There’s no place like home. Especially when it’s spacious, luxurious, and rent-free! We’ve got just the place for you to rez your hat. Imagine living in a home with an open floor plan, seaside views, and a sparkling pool just steps away from your property. Now envision having L$5,000 to spend on furnishings, lush landscaping, and a new wardrobe for your new, luxurious lifestyle. Sound good? Now is the time to enter our “Linden Dream Home Sweepstakes”—where you could get a Linden Home, a L$ furnishing bonus, and free Premium membership for a year! What does the Sweepstakes prize include? A spacious Grayson Linden Home on a double parcel (1024 m2 total) with 234 prims Free Premium membership for one year, which includes the L$300 weekly stipend and extended support services A L$5,000 furnishing bonus so you can decorate your home and garden parcel in style Convenient location next to a fabulous pool and deck: Perfect for outdoor entertaining How do you enter? Second Life Residents are invited to complete our Land Survey between May 2 and May 16. That’s it. Complete the survey and you’re eligible to win. For more details, visit the Sweepstakes wiki page. What else could you get? Tis the season to be thinking about homes and gardens, so even if you aren’t interested in the sweepstakes, we’re offering a few freebies that might boost your curb appeal. Be sure to visit Shopkeeper Linden’s store on Marketplace to check out the following items for your next garden party:Special-edition Garden Gnome Linden Bear Lounge chairs Flowers pack Picnic and tea party pack Whether you’re looking for a little something to spruce up your space or for your friend’s housewarming party, these freebies or the great stuff on the Home and Garden category on Marketplace might be just the thing you’re looking for. (Hey, who doesn’t love a gnome?) Happy spring!
  8. Time to get your bunny tail over to our all-day music festival! We’ve got a full line-up of DJs and live music performances from 6:00 a.m. SLT to 7:00 p.m. SLT today only. Read all about it here! And while you’re there, be sure to check out the dozen winning eggs from the Bunny Jam egg decorating contest. Congratulations to the following Residents for their unique designs!Egg hidden in a flower, by LadyKath Avon Gift-wrapped chick, by Aria Meridoc Spiked egg, by Fandango Rhapsody Dozen eggs, by Maui Islander Butterfly egg, by Raphaela Palmer Chick pulling the egg, by Laura Liberty Egg escape, by SimonLeo Roelofs Waldo egg, by Griete Rasmuson Cherry blossom egg, by Isis Berithos Transparent egg in egg, by Wolfling Winterwolf Steampunk egg, by Norbo Sands Glow egg, by Ginger Lorakeet We’ve tabulated the votes from the community for the #1 egg—drum roll, please! Congratulations to Aria Meridoc, who won the top L$10,000 prize! Congratulations go out to our winners who found the L$5,000 prizes in our egg scavenger hunt as well: Hayato Mikado andy25crawford Ying Eddie Hagoromo Quant Genesis alexan pintens Miranda Menjou Platina Arida Capo Freenote Nancy Gumbo Tsuna Core Asus Flow ZoeGraystone1 Resident We hope you all had a good time on the hunt! Enjoy the music—and have a very happy spring in Second Life!
  9. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to show off their creative talents in the Bunny Jam egg decorating contest! It was no easy decision for the judges, who received and reviewed over 300 eggs—but the results are in, and the winning dozen are on display! Pick the best of the dozen We’ve got a special prize of L$10,000 for the #1 egg in the contest, and we need your help to pick the best of the dozen! Check out the dozen winning eggs on display here and here. You can click on the voting kiosk set up by the eggs and vote there, or you can vote here after you’ve selected your favorite. Ready, set, hunt! The Bunny Jam egg scavenger hunt kicks off tomorrow, April 21, at 9:00 a.m. SLT, featuring copies of the 12 winning eggs from the egg decorating contest. Not sure where to start? Check out the Bunny Jam Destination Guide for tips on where to begin. Remember: Each egg (and that L$5,000) can only be found once—so good luck, hunters! Get ready to jam The Bunny Jam music event happens on April 25 from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. SLT. Check here for the full lineup of live music and DJs. Be sure to share the latest with your fellow Residents by using the #SLBunnyJam hashtag on Twitter—so they can follow the fun! And if you’re still looking for something festive to wear to Bunny Jam (or for any other springtime events you’re attending), feel free to pick up the bunny ears, bunny slippers, and bunny tail that are all available for free in Shopkeeper Linden’s store on Marketplace.
  10. Hello! I've got some answers for you: You can enter as many eggs as you like. But you can only win once. You can use glow or whatever decorations you like, but please use the template. The 12 winning egg designs will be used in the egg scavenger hunt, so we'd like to keep them small so it's a challenge to find them! Please be sure to put your name on the egg design you send. I hope that helps!
  11. Hello! I fixed the perms! Sorry about that! And thank you, Peewee, for letting me know. :-)
  12. Spring has sprung in Second Life! And we have some great ways to celebrate the season with our Bunny Jam event, kicking off April 11. With an egg decorating contest, egg scavenger hunt, and an all-day music festival, Bunny Jam is an event you won’t want to miss! Egg Decorating Contest: April 11-15 The egg template is available on Shopkeeper Linden’s store on Marketplace. Once you’ve got your egg, it’s time to get creative! Decorate your egg and drop it on Libby Linden between April 11 and April 15 to enter it into the contest. A panel from Linden Lab’s community team will review and select the top dozen eggs received by April 15 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) SLT. The creators of each of the 12 winning eggs will receive L$5,000. We’ll announce the winners on April 20. But wait—there’s more! We’re going to put the winning eggs on display and invite the Second Life community to vote on the best of the dozen—and the creator of the one you pick will get an additional L$10,000! You read it right: The winner of the #1 egg in the contest wins a combined L$15,000! Contest details are here. Egg Scavenger Hunt: April 21-25 The top dozen eggs will be hidden in regions featured in our Bunny Jam Destination Guide, which will be up next week once the Bunny Jam events begin. It’s truly a race—as each egg (and each egg’s L$5,000 prize) can be found only once! Once you’ve found an official scavenger hunt egg, take it and drop it on Libby Linden inworld to collect your prize. Bunny Jam Music Event: April 25 C’mon down dressed in your bunny best for Bunny Jam, the all-day music festival hosted on the Bunny Jam regions! We’ll be featuring live music and DJs from 6:00 a.m. SLT to 7:00 p.m. SLT. Be sure to share what you’re up to (with photos, SLurls, etc.) at Bunny Jam with your fellow Residents by using the #SLBunnyJam hashtag on Twitter—so fellow Residents can follow the fun! 6am Scofi Robson 7am Hazideon Zarco 8am Tone Uriza 9am Noma Falta 10am Elvina Carlucci 11am Bones Writer 12pm Slim Warrior 1pm Wytchwhisper Sadofsky 2pm Blu Ducrot 3pm Grace McDunnough 4pm TerryLynn Melody 5pm FrankLee Anatra 6pm Lance Rembrandt 7pm Skye Galaxy Free Bunny-Wear Channel your inner bunny with the freebies available in Shopkeeper Linden’s store on Marketplace! Bunny ears, bunny slippers, and a bunny tail are yours to keep and wear to the Bunny Jam festivities or give to a friend. But they’re only available on the SL Marketplace for a limited time, so hop on over to get yours today!
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  14. The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) is proud to announce its first official community event: The Month of Machinima (MoM) event begins May 4, 2011—and you’re invited. If you enjoy creating and watching world-class machinima, then this is the event for you. The objective of the event is to promote Second Life machinima, encourage the creation of new work, and showcase existing work to the community and beyond. It serves as an opportunity to introduce Residents to the machinima art form and to support the machinima community to continue to create these films for everyone to enjoy. MoM is a recurring event, continuing each month with juried screenings of community-created machinima. About the LEA The LEA is currently accepting machinima submissions (by April 10) for consideration in the next month’s screening. The purpose of the LEA is to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. The LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and inspired. Interested in participating? You can learn more about MoM and apply to have your machinima included in the event here. This is the first of many upcoming events and programs to be produced by the LEA and its dedicated board of artists and arts enthusiasts from the Second Life community, so stay tuned!
  15. Awww...you look so sad in your profile pic! You're welcome to come over for hugs at the Isle of View!
  16. Kissing booths are now open! The annual Kiss-a-Linden/Kiss-a-Volunteer event is under way until 7:00 p.m. PST, and we hope you’ll stop by to share a little love with your fellow Residents and Lindens. Cupid Linden is out and about, so stop by and say hello! If you’re lucky, she may even shoot you with a love arrow. Not sure what to wear or bring to the event? Just like everything else in Second Life, it’s completely up to you. But if you want to spruce up your look for Valentine’s Day or send a gift to your sweetheart, check out the Valentine’s Day category on the Marketplace. Our four free, special-edition Valentine’s Day Bears are there too—a perfect gift for you to give to a friend inworld or keep. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! XOXO
  17. Hi, Luciasosa1990! You might want to post this question in the forums or in SL Answers: http://blogs.secondlife.com/community/answers. That way, Residents who may have had similar experiences can respond and give you advice. You might also want to check to ensure your computer configuration is optimal for Second Life: https://secondlife.com/my/support/system-requirements/. Otherwise, you might want to submit a ticket through the Support Portal here: https://secondlife.com/my/support/. Thanks!
  18. Calling all romantics! Mark your calendars for the annual Kiss-a-Linden/Kiss-a-Volunteer event, taking place from 7:00 a.m. PST to 7:00 p.m. PST on Monday, February 14. That’s right—an entire day to hug, kiss, and cuddle your fellow Residents and Lindens! We big-red-heart our community volunteers and hope you do too! We invite volunteers to sign up here (or just show up spontaneously) to take a turn in our volunteer kissing booths, too. Show them your love for all they do all year long to make Second Life special. Lindens will be puckered up and ready for smooching throughout the day, so check back to see who’s available for a hug and kiss. Cupid Linden will also be making her annual appearance—so be sure to stop by, and perhaps you’ll catch her flying around, taking pictures, bestowing a seasonal kiss, or giving away some special Valentine’s Day gifts. Speaking of gifts, four free, special-edition Valentine's Day Bears await you on the Marketplace! The bears are yours to keep or give as a gift—enjoy! Or, maybe you have something else in mind for your Valentine’s Day shopping. Need a new smooching AO? Got some cuddle poseballs for sale? The Valentine’s Day category is the place for you. Merchants with Valentine’s Day-themed content are welcome to post their wares for easy gift-giving and romantic retail therapy. If you’re wondering what other romantic rendezvous are out there in Second Life for the Valentine’s Day season, then take a look on the Destination Guide. There’s a list of some idyllic hunts, holiday events, dreamy hot spots, and other passionate pursuits.
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