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I am freaking out because it’s that wonderful time of year that is Hair Fair! You can indulge your inner hair hoarder guilt free because proceeds go to Wigs for Kids. This weekend also marks Relay Weekend fun-filled, overnight event that unites Second Life Residents throughout the world to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. They are close to having raised a total of $3,000,000 over the years so help them reach that goal this year and contribute what you can!

In addition to these wonderful events, there is some good old fashioned exploring and festivities to enjoy. Drop in to the London Music Festival, wander the dark and mysterious Skull Island, do a little fantasy shopping, or get in some incredible sight seeing. Wherever you end up, please take lots of pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page, because sharing is caring!

Don’t forget that this blog is a shortened digest of all the wonderful and amazing things going on you can always hit up the full Destination Guide for more, and if you’d like to share a cool spot that isn’t in the Guide, submit it!

See you inworld soon!

Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay Weekend will kick off at 10 a.m. (Pacific) on Saturday, July 16 and will feature 24 hours of themed laps, activities and entertainment. The weekend will wrap up with a massive party at 1 p.m. (Pacfic) on Sunday, July 17. Full schedule at relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/get-involved/event-day.

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Hair Fair 2016

Welcome to the 11th Annual Hair Fair, where a percentage of all items sold will be donated to Wigs for Kids. Hairstyles are created new and exclusive for the duration of the event, which is held July 16-31. You'll find both styles for both men and women across all four sims. For more information, visit hairfair.wordpress.com.

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London Music Festival

Celebrate London's 10th birthday at this three-day music festival with deejays and live performances. Event held July 15-17.

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Fantasy Cream

At Fantasy Cream, you will find the most juicy, tasty, creamy, deeeeelicious and exclusive creations ever created by the beautiful minds of medieval fantasy creators. The market, contest and hunt run from July 18 through August 18. More info at fantasycream.wordpress.com.

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Olde London Village

An anachronistic mix of contemporary and modern architecture can be found in Olde London Village. A small village area with iconic London landmarks (Albert Hall, Big Ben,Tower Bridge, and a good old English pub) in a British community. Old London Village is the home to Brit-X: the adult club and magazine Brit-X, as well as a mix of shops and freebies.

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The Chronicles of Lynnea

The Chronicles of Lynnea (thelynneachronicles.enjin.com) is a Medieval high fantasy roleplay sim that is focused on community, helping others and giving a home to roleplayers. There are many races, many factions and a very active player base on this beautifully-designed sim for humans, fae, elves, wolves, monsters, and many more!

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St Tropez Market

L'ExoDe presents the St. Tropez Market, a summer shopping event event held July 17 through August 27. Come explore and shop in this relaxing and harmonious setting for fashionistas.

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Skull Island

What will you find on the island? Are you brave enough to see it in the dark?

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Cinema City

Cinema City, built by Ataro Asbrink, is a city dedicated to important aspects of cinema and movie making.

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New Palermo

New Palermo is a historical roleplay region set in 1933. The Volstead Act... "prohibiting the sale of hard liqour," remains in force. The likelihood of it soon being repealed has only made matters worse as cops and gangsters posture to either make a last big score or get hated criminals behind bars. Corruption is rife.

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Sound Check Night Club

Sound Check Night Club has a real world feel not unlike a local dive bar. Friends from around the world and from many cultures come together to meet, hang out and enjoy amazing music while learning and growing together. Sound Check Night Club is the centerpiece to the S.C. Dressing Room project for residents of Second Life.

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I’ve spent a lot of time inworld lately watching live music and checking out a ton of shopping events, and I am always happy to witness the creative energy and joy that thrives all over the grid. There really is nothing quite like Second Life, or like this incredible community of communities. From creators and artists to shoppers and charity event organizers, SL has it going on. As we used to say in school “It’s all that AND a bag of chips!”

That is partially what makes coming up with these highlight lists simultaneously easy and difficult! Our editorial gurus have to dive in and narrow down the list each week to keep this blog on the shorter side.

Don’t forget that this blog is a shortened digest of all the wonderful and amazing things going on you can always hit up the full Destination Guide for more, and if you’d like to share a cool spot that isn’t in the Guide, submit it!

Please take lots of pics of your discoveries and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

See you inworld it’s adventure time!

London Sims 10th Anniversary

The London Sims celebrate 10 years in Second Life with a month filled with special events, including a music festival, building competition and other events. More at virtuallondons.com.

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Indie Teepee Midsummer Nights

Indie Teepee, held July 8-24, brings people together through their love of song and art – breaking down barriers and providing a haven for music genres like indie, alternative, rock, electronic dance music and hiphop. This year, the event includes live music performances, theatre acts, original mesh designs, photography and a creative forum. Full schedule at indieteepee.com.

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Shivers Unleashed Festival 2016

The annual Shivers Unleashed Festival happens this year on July 8-10. There's a full packed lineup with the best live music acts of Second Life. The festival grounds provides free camping, as well as a festival market and live stage. Get ready for a great weekend filled with music and dance!

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Windlight Summer Fashion Showcase

Windlight Magazine continues its anniversary summer of events with this special event starting July 7 through July 19! The Windlight Summer Fashion Showcase highlights a variety of the top Second Life fashion designers in a special artistic setting. The event features a hunt, live performers, dj parties, shopping, fashion, and art! For more info visit bit.ly/29ikKi4

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Snarl

Snarl looks like a messed up thread, fiber, vine, etc. which curls at random in every direction. It is about 4 kilometers high. It uses three different cycles for hue, saturation and lightness, giving each prim a different color. It rebuilds once per day. It zig-zags between floor and ceiling.

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The Chapter Four

The Chapter Four is monthly shopping event that begins on the fourth day of each month. For ten days, explore unique and independent stores for exclusive specials and items, including a gacha event. So what are you waiting for?

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We Love Role-Play

We Love Role-Play is the original and largest monthly sales-event for role-players. Here, you can buy premium items of high quality at a very nice discount, meet like-minded role-players and find out about great new sims!

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London City Summer

The great British Summer is here, so celebrate summer in the City. A month of outdoor summer-themed concerts and poolside parties to get you in the spirit for the holidays. For more information see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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The Great China Wall

Roam the Great Wall of China in Second Life! Enjoy the sites, watch the sun and moon rise and don't forget to say hello to the magic pandas!

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Walden Pond

This virtual recreation of Walden Pond provides a relaxing and inspiring walk amidst autumn trees no matter the weather or season. The Walden Walk takes a path around Walden Pond where the stroller can contemplate quotes from Henry David Thoreau’s writing and visit his cabin.

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The Beached Bunny Hunt 6

The Beached Bunny has gotten himself into a real mess. His fat behind is wedged in the sand and he can't get out! To help him escape his sandy trap, and prevent a bad sunburn, collect all 59 of the sand buckets and help dig him out! Hints available at evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com.

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Radio Geko

Radio Geko is a meeting point for good music lovers. Learn how a radio works from within, enjoy live broadcasts and have fun with your friends in this beautiful and very detailed place that will become one of your favorite spots. Come and meet us in www.radiogeko.com.

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Oh! Give Me A Gnome!

Botanica is more than a store – it’s an adventure. To celebrate its move to the Merlin Gardens sim, there are 12 garden gnomes spread out throughout the whole homestead, in each of the boutiques and attractions on the teleporter system, standing in plain sight, waiting to give you some of our best home and garden accents.

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Etosha Romantic Dance Paradise

Etosha is a beautiful dance venue with wonderful slow music to dance and dream away with your loved one in a tropical paradise. Enjoy a self-guided Venetian Gondola or ride a hot air balloon in this romantic hot spot. There's even a few private dance and cuddle spots for you and your partner to spend some special quality time together.

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Before we dive into all the great things on deck for this week - I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in the amazing SL13B celebrations last week. We had a blast! Noob parties, Second Life history exhibits, a Music Fest, DJs, dancing and so much more. This community really knows how to throw and enjoy a party!

Just because the birthday celebration has come to an end, doesn’t mean there is any reason to stop the good times from rolling on! There’s a fresh batch of fun events for you to explore and experience - just a click away!

If you’d like to share a cool spot that isn’t in the Guide, submit it to the Destination Guide.

With all that is happening inworld, you’re going to want to take lots of pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Now, log in and let’s get to exploring!

Pulse Fundraiser for Orlando

A fundraiser for the victims of the Pulse shooting. Come get some exclusive items from some of the grid's premiere mesh creators and help support the victims of the Orlando shootings. Events ends July 12th, 2016.

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Fairy Tales Castle

Explore the castle, tunnels and mysteries of Fairy Tales Castle. Find the flying key and grab your magic wand as you go deeper and deeper into the castle. Be wary of the dragon - he's not to be trusted. Find the treasures...and have fun.

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Rocky Point Urban Role-Play Community

Explore this urban role-play sim based in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, located in an old mining town called Rocky Point. This space offers a mix of urban grunge and upscale living, set against a backdrop of the beautiful Colorado Rockies. There's even a 5-star resort where you can visit and enjoy all that the nature surroundings that the city has to offer.

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Junktown

A post-apocalypse compound cut off from civilization after a nuclear fallout. There is much to explore. Hang-out in the container yard with friends while playing games or traversing the ropes. Listen to music at the open stage. Lots of photography opportunities and hidden places to discover.

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Dross

Bienvenido al espacio de DrossRotzank en Second Life. Te va a perturbar.

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Violetility

Shop, explore, roleplay, and take pictures at the Violetility mainstore. Original mesh fashion and decor await inside Castle Violetility with fantasy areas outside. Faunling Hollow offers an oversized fairy forest hangout, and Blackhorse Village is a small town beside the haunted mines, overlooked by Waystone Plateau.

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WWZ WW2 Vice Combat

Welcome to France 1944, Explore six Experience and Vice enabled sims based on the Normandy Landings. Roam from the beaches to Sainte-Mère-Église.

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Cruel Summer Cart Sale + Hunt

Beat the heat from July 1st to 31st as you peruse 36 carts full of shiny wares, including a unique theme and L$10 item on every cart. Or if you prefer you can roam the sandy desert as you search for hidden cacti that contain L$2 hunt gifts, one from each participating merchant. If you don’t have Lindens to spend try and find the hidden freebie oasis, overflowing with lots of goodies.

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Oceanarium

Relax and play with the most realistic trick dolphins and orca killer whales in SL at the Tropical Creations oceanarium. Uniquely, you can command these dolphins to jump through a hoop and do many other tricks! Feed and ride the dolphins and ride the orcas or try to win the weekly dolphin rodeo with the longest ride. Watch the cute baby dolphins & orcas too! Fall in love and take them home!

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Bluff Cove

A spot for surfers. Open to all! Hit the waves or kick back and relax. Selection of free surfboard rezzers to try a variety of boards. Please no nudity, no motorized vehicles.

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Bundy Reef

Bundy Reef is a surf beach for the enjoyment of the SL surfing community. Here you'll find surfable waves and free surfboards to ride for free. Come enjoy and hangout at this beautiful tropical beach.

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Celebrate Second Life’s 13th Birthday with Us!

by Community Manager ‎06-17-2016 09:00 AM - edited ‎06-21-2016 12:10 PM

 

It feels like just the other day that we all commemorated a dozen years of Second Life, but here we are - ready to celebrate number 13 in style! Second Life opened to the public on June 23, 2003, and whether you’ve been a part of it for more than a decade or just a few days, we had to roll out the good times and hope you will join us at these fun inworld events! Please tag all your pictures of the SL13B fun "#SL13B" and share them on our Official Flickr Page.

Rock Out at the SL13B Official Music Fest

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Last summer’s Music Fest was amazing! Once again, we invite you to join us as some of Second Life’s best musicians hit the virtual stage! We held auditions earlier this month, and had a hard time narrowing it down to the performers we have - Second Life is full of amazing musicians, and you may just discover your next favorite music act inworld at any of the live music venues. Thank you to everyone who came to audition, and to those who came to support them!

This year, we’ve extended the festival to span across three days, featuring an amazing line-up across many genres of music. Each day’s event will start at different times so that everyone can enjoy some live music - no matter what timezone you’re in.

Grab some refreshments, prepare to boogie your pixels off, check out the schedule below, and join us at Stage Left for a rockin' good time!

 

Friday June 24 11 am - 3pm

 

Saturday June 25 8 pm - midnight

 

Sunday June 26 4 pm - 8 pm

 

11:00 AM

JueL Resistance

8:00 PM

Oblee

4:00 PM

Zachh Cale

11:30 PM

Phoenix J

8:30 PM

Oblee

4:30 PM

Mavenn

12:00 PM

Phoenix J

9:00 PM

Evely Lane

5:00 PM

Shannon Oherlihy

12:30 PM

Taka Coeur

9:30 PM

Toxic Darkmatter

5:30 PM

Ambrosia Kamala

1:00 PM

Tempio Breil

10:00 PM

Jerry Angel

6:00 PM

Frogg Marlowe

1:30 PM

Engrama

10:30 PM

Paul Nowles

6:30 PM

Spiral Sands

2:00 PM

Engrama

11:00 PM

Tzaryna Gracemount

7:00 PM

Amforte Clarity

2:30 PM

Zoz Quandry

11:30 PM

Acoustic Rhapsody

7:30 PM

Psiquence

 

SL13B Gift Shop Hop!

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We know that one of the most incredible things about the creator community is their creativity and talent - but they’ve also shown their tremendous generosity by providing some incredible, FREE gifts for you to come get at their shopping events! Just drop by the following events and look for the gorgeous flamingo cake designed by Second Life Resident Doctor Aho. Inside each cake is a gift from one of the event designers. While you’re there, please do a little shopping to help support these incredible creators and their brands!

Stop by each of these events to get your free gifts from these designers!

 

 

 

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A Vampire and a Viking Walk into a Bar …

On Monday, June 20, from 10am - 12pm SLT, join us at the SL13B Cake Stage for a Roleplay Mashup Party! Everyone loves to dress up and Second Life is full of amazing roleplay communities. From historical re-enactment attire to Sci-Fi couture - past, present, and future -  come in your absolute favorite roleplay costume (please note that the region is rated General) and spend a little time dancing and mingling with other costume enthusiasts! Costume contest with L$5,000 prize! Rules are posted on the wiki.

 

We All Start Somewhere …

Do you remember the first outfit you put together for your avatar? If you still have some of those oldies but goodies in your inventory, why not dust them off for posterity and show up to the Flashback Party at the SL13B Cake Stage on Wednesday, June 22, from 7 - 9 pm SLT? Wear something old and bring your oldest Second Life friend - the plan is to celebrate the past in all its glory and share some amazing stories from the Second Life days of yore. Dancing, music, and some good old-fashioned nostalgia - it’s sure to be a blast… from the past! Costume contest with L$5,000 prize! Rules are posted on the wiki.

Meet the Lindens (Astound Auditorium and Enchant Stage)

The Meet the Lindens series from Prim Perfect is a fun and casual chat with some of your favorite Lindens! Drop by the Astound Auditorium from 3 - 4 pm SLT from June 20th through June 24th to get to know a little more about these Lindens and what they do at the Lab!

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  • Mon. June 20 - Brett & Torley
  • Tues. June 21 - Ebbe
  • Wed. June 22 - Landon & Oz
  • Thurs. June 23 - Pete & Xiola
  • Fri. June 24 - Patch & Dee

 

 

 

 

 

Party Favor!

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Because no party is complete without a token to take home - and because of the long history of bears in Second Life - you’ll want to drop by the SL13B Community Celebration Regions and pick up this cute keepsake to remember the whole shebang by!

You can pick them up at kiosks across the birthday regions, from June 19th - June 26th. The special party favor is also available on the Marketplace.

We’re excited to spend time celebrating Second Life with our amazing community - and looking forward to SL14B next summer!

The Second Life community comes together in incredible, compassionate ways that serve as a badge to show what amazing, diverse, and accepting communities we have all over the grid. Love is love is love is love is love.

In light of the tradegy that struck Orlando nightclub, Pulse this past weekend, Casper Warden of CasperVend has set up a kiosk in his mainstore to collect donations for the GoFundMe set up by Equality Florida to benefit and support the victims of this horrific event.

You can donate to the GoFundMe directly if you choose, or donate inworld at the kiosk Casper Warden has set up here - which has already collected an impressive amount of L$s which he plans to donate to the GoFundMe. 

If you would like to add a etworked kiosk to your own location inworld that will get added to the donations - you can buy one off the marketplace here.

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Pic taken by Strawberry Singh - who has written a blog that covers other ways in which you can help - here.

We had so much last weekend at the Music Fest Auditions it’s hard to believe the weekend is upon us once more and there is no shortage of fun things to get into this weekend!

We’ve got Vintage fashion, Men’s fashion, rock fashion and some super fun rollerball action!

Have a look at the list of spots the Destination Guide team has curated for your enjoyment!

The 13th birthday celebrations are fast approaching. If you have some plans for parties and events that celebrate Second Life’s 13th Birthday, submit them to the Destination Guide.

As always please share pics of your inworld adventures on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Let’s teleport on in!

Vintage Fair 2016

Vintage Fair, held June 10 to 26, showcases numerous designer brands with each exploring inspiration from the vintage eras of 1920-1980. Discover new and exclusive items from every brand!

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Menswear Fashion Week 2016

Menswear Fashion Week 2016 is coming to you live from Paris, France on June 10 - 19. Celebrate with SCALA and Siren Productions as they bring you the best designers of menswear in Second Life for one week only. Join in for an entire week of fashion, accessories, shows, events, and more all for the well-dressed gentleman. MWFW 2016 is a proud sponsor of RFL.

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Rock Attitude Fair 3

Are you ready to rock? Well if you are, then head on over to the Rock Attitude Fair and add some glamour and attitude to your Second Life! Event end June 18.

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Gacha Good - June Round

Gacha Good is having its June Gacha round that has over 80 gachas and a fun "Jungle Fever" theme. Follow through the twists and turns of the jungle for some mystery and adventure. Event held June 8 - 30.

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Hillary Clinton 2016

Are you ready for Hillary? Visit the Second Life headquarters for Hillary Rodham Clinton to learn more.

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RollerBalls

Visit this 1970s roller derby arena that has is also a club where you can skate, dance and hangout.

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Preiddeu Annwn

What better place to stage an Otherworld than in this Otherworld? A visual representation of a medieval Welsh poem from The Book of Taliesin, early fourteenth-century. This very cool, partially underwater art installation makes generous use of shadow and light.

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La Vie

Get lost at La Vie, a photogenic spot in Second Life.

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Fleeting Heart and Rosewood Cafe

Fleeting Heart is a quaint rustic residential sim that is also home to Rosewood Cafe.

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Plagues of Egypt

Explore this Egyptian-themed build representing the Egyptian plagues circa Moses and the 10 Commandments.

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Black Basalt Beach

Gray skies hover over a dark sandy beach, while wet sand sticks to your toes. Ocean scents carried in the wind and you can taste the salt on your tongue as you watch shadows dancing off the Basalt cliffs and rocks on the shore. Welcome to Black Basalt Beach.

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Blithe

Come explore the enchanting world of Blithe. Wander the wooded pathways, enjoy the rocky coast, cozy up and dance with a loved one or friend. There's so much to see and do at Blithe. You can even join the inworld group to rez your own items for photographs and more! Get lost in the captivating world of Blithe.

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The Looking Glass at Horizon Dream

The Looking Glass is the joint creation of Marcus Inkpen and Sharni Azalee. Beautiful art and designs populate this photogenic island, which aims to host and support the arts in Second Life through live music, particle shows and poetry readings.

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Club Synthetik Bunker

Club Synthetik Bunker is a club with a Gothic, industrial and sci-fi design that has many active staff members, including friendly deejays, hosts and dancers. Music genres include EBM, synthpop, aggrotech, hellektro, dark-wave, Goth, cybergoth and trance.

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The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38 : Eboni Khan

by Community Manager ‎06-08-2016 09:36 AM - edited ‎06-10-2016 09:48 AM

In this episode of the Drax Files: World Makers - meet Eboni Khan - owner and creator of Hucci. After losing her job as an IT Manager during the recession, this single mom survived by becoming a Second Life entrepreneur.  

Eboni now creates virtual clothing and accessories for Second Life avatars, and earns her living from the sales of those items.

Find out more about Eboni, the origin of her brand name, and her thoughts on the positive side of escapism in virtual reality by watching the video below.

Want to see more Second Life stories? Find all the previous episodes of The Drax Files: World Makers at Draxtor’s Website, or at the links below - and  subscribe to our YouTube channel:

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 1: Kriss Lehmann
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 2: Jo Yardley
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 3: Eshi Otawara
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 4: Fantasy Faire / RFL
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 5: Engrama
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 6: Abramelin Wolfe
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 7: Rod Humble
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 8: MadPea Games
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 9: Elie Spot
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 10: Robin Sojourner
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 11: Dwarfins
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 12: Ole Etzel
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 13: Creations for Parkinson's
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 14: Rose Borchovski
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 15: Scottius Polke
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 16: Feed a Smile
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 17: Zachh Barkley
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 18: Paradise Lost
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 19: Virtual Chemistry at Texas A&M
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 20: Flockers
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 21: Editorial Clarity
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 22: Virtual Health Adventures
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 23: Meshworx - Ioz Hyde
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 24: MadameThespian Underhill
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 25: Oblee
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 26: Absinthe
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 27: Nylon Pinkney
|The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 28: Whiskey Monday
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 29: Insilico
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 30: Maylee Oh
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 31:Tom Boellstorff
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 32: Jay Jay Zifanwe
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 34 : Cheeky Pea
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 36 : Sominel Edelman
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 37 : Nonprofit Commons

REMINDER: Update Your Web Browser to Ensure Secure Payments!

by Community Manager on ‎06-06-2016 02:48 PM - last edited on ‎06-07-2016 02:01 PM by Community Manager

Here is a friendly reminder that come June 15th, 2016, you will want to ensure that you've updated your web browser to support TLS 1.2.

We first blogged about this in early May, but that post is repeated below for you convenience and will walk you through the easy steps to make sure that you're up to date!

Original Blog Post

As part of our ongoing work to keep Second Life transactions secure and in compliance with applicable regulations, we are updating the browser requirements for Second Life’s web cashier (the tool you see when you login on the web and go to make a payment).

Effective June 15, 2016, you will need to use a web browser that supports TLS 1.2 in order to access the Second Life web cashier; if your browser does not support TLS 1.2, you will not be able to access cashier to send, receive, or exchange L$ after that date.

Please check that your browser’s security support is up to date. You can do this simply by visiting https://www.howsmyssl.com/ and checking that it detects TLS 1.2 in the Version section:

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Updated security support is also required for accessing the cashier via the Second Life Viewer. The latest version of the official SL Viewer is safe. You can download it here: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.

If you’re not using the latest version of the official SL Viewer, check the browser built into the viewer you use with the same test above. Actively maintained Third Party Viewers should have versions available that have the required support. Older or unmaintained viewers may not, and you will not be able to use them for L$ transactions after the deadline if you do not update.

If you need to update your web browser (or aren’t sure), you can download the latest versions of popular browsers using the links below:

 

June is kind of special around here. Even though the official Second Life Birthday isn’t until June 23rd, we like to start celebrating sooner rather than later!

If you have some plans for parties and events that celebrate Second Life’s 13th Birthday, submit them to the Destination Guide.

We are cooking up a couple of fun shenanigans ourselves the first of which will be the Second Life Official Music Fest Auditions happening today at noon and tomorrow evening! Check out the widget below for details and come out to see a showcase of some of the best musicians in Second Life. It’s sure to be fun! I’ll be there and I hope to get some great pics to share on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Celebrations abound across the grid and one need look no further than this amazing list of specially selected gems that you aren’t going to want to miss. From anniversaries to Pride, hunts to gachas, and all the wonderful things in between I’d say it’s time to party!

See ya under the (virtual) sun!

Second Life Music Fest Auditions

Join us Friday, June 3, 2016 12 PM - 2 PM (SLT) and Saturday. June 4, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM (SLT) while some of Second Life's best musicians showcase their talent for a chance to be part of Music Fest later this month!

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1920s Berlin Project 7th Anniversary

1920s Berlin Project celebrates its 7th Anniversary in Second Life with a week filled with fun festivities! For a full schedule of events, visit 1920sberlinproject.wordpress.com.

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The Arcade Gacha Events

The Arcade Gacha Events presents the ultimate GACHA experience! Guaranteed to delight shoppers, The Arcade offers unique transferable items from 100 of the grid's top designers. Discover that perfect gift to surprise and delight everyone on your list this year!

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Red, White, and Blue Event

Creations For Parkinson’s, an official charity of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, is pleased to announce its very first annual Red, White, and Blue event! This event will take place from May 27 to June 6 and will include live deejays, live performers, tribute concerts, an art auction, shopping, gachas, a hunt, and a special carnival! For more info, visit creationspark.wordpress.com.

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London Sims Hyde Park - June Events

Come and enjoy a unique time at the beach. During the month of June, there will be a Gay Pride Festival complete with a beach party, and a special tribute to Michael Jackson. All of this fun is packed into the Hyde Park area for your enjoyment. This party is going to have everyone enjoying some fun in the sun on the beach all month long!

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Pride at London City

Celebrate UK Pride at London City. A month of Pride-themed events through June, including disco nights, weekend concerts, collectable memorabilia and a great fun fair. For more details, see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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The Silk Road Hunt VII

According to Wikipedia, the Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that wound through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East from China to the Mediterranean Sea. In Second Life, the Silk Road Hunt will allow hunters to explore and find treasures from some 65+ merchants, This year's theme is XANADU, the poem by Coleridge. Event held June 1-30.

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Movie Poster Challenge Contest 2016

Machinima Poster Online Archive invites you to visit this exhibit about “Movie Posters Design,” based on the Strawberry's Meme's "Second Life Movie Poster Challenge." This exhibit will be running until the end of June. More info at facebook.com/SLMachinimaPosterArchive.

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Jersey Shore

Be sure to book your trip to the boardwalk this June! The theme of this shopping event is a beach bling summer carnival...all things blingy, showy, over the top and summer-themed. Come ride the rides, shop the stores, get your 10L gifts and maybe even a few group only specials! The gacha boardwalk games area awaits with tons of gacha shopping & rides! Held June 4-25.

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Gami Gacha

Gami Gacha is an event where creators bring you several new and original mesh items which are available in gacha machines for random chance. While playing these machines, you also have the chance to win tokens which can be used at the Wheel of Fortune for more unique prizes only available for the duration of the event! More info at gamigacha.weebly.com. Event opens June 3.

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Gion Kobu Hanamachi

Gion Kobu Hamachi is a Japanese Edo period role play sim circa 1867. The sim is run by the geisha of Karyukai Okiya, Second Life's first geisha community. They provide live entertainment in the form of Japanese ozashiki or banquets, dance shows, and traditional seasonal festivals. The sim contains two tea houses, an indoor and outdoor theater, Shinto shrine, park lands, and an new art gallery.

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Sound Hangar *HC*

This deejay dance club Sound Hangar *HC* is designed in a sci-fi spacecraft hangar theme. Enter this extraordinary space filled with music and well-selected sounds and dances.

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Secret Harbours

Relax at Secret Harbours, a very zen meditation island to date or be alone for hours reflecting on life.

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Project Bento Testing Is Now Live on the Main Grid!

by Community Manager ‎05-31-2016 02:31 PM - edited ‎05-31-2016 02:44 PM

Since late 2015 we have been testing a limited release for Project Bento on the Aditi test grid, working with content creators. Today we’re announcing the second wave of Bento skeleton improvements!

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This release will be available on Agni, making it available to a much wider audience. However, this is still a limited release, until we’re confident enough that this could be a release candidate and ultimately be part of the release Viewer. Creators, recipients, and anyone wishing to view the new content must be running the latest Bento Project Viewer.

If you encounter Bento avatars and are not using the Bento Project Viewer, you may see some strangely behaving avatar animations and meshes. If you're using a very old (i.e. no longer supported) viewer, encountering Bento content may even cause a crash; updating to the latest Bento Project Viewer will prevent this problem.

We’ve worked very hard these past few months and could not have done it without the help of our community. Check out what’s new in this latest video! and check out the Knowledge Based article to get more information. Thank you and enjoy!

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