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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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As we say “goodbye” to the month of May, we say “hello” to more new events and places to explore via the Second Life Destination Guide!

Cica Ghost returns with another beautifully built region you will want to drop by and get your photography skills ready and share your pics on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

For those looking to honor the memory of those who have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom, there are inworld Memorials that you can visit and pay your respects.

If you know of a spot inworld that isn’t in the Destination Guide, but should be, drop us a line at the submission form.

See you inworld!

3rd Annual Castle Home & Garden Contest

The Castle, Home and Garden Contest is a virtual competition which takes through June 4. Contestants from all over Second Life use the building tools provided within SL to build their own castles, homes or gardens. More at chgrfl.com.

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Lollygagger Art Event

Nine of Second Life's best artists have come together to exhibit their works for two months at Lollygagger Lane. Event ends July 23.

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Arachnid by Cica Ghost

“Once you begin watching spiders, you haven't time for much else.” ― E.B. White

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The Mill

The Mill, a charming rural sim with many picturesque spots, is perfect for a picture and a relaxing time. Enjoy the beach, walk in the town area, ride a horse or simply sit and admire the view. Hop on the tram to the beach or sit and relax in the town's cafe. The Mill offers much to discover and photograph!

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Beautiful Suicide

Embrace yourself, for something has happened here. Why did that train crash? Was it the erupting volcano? Why does is look so beautiful but yet there is a hint of murder or perhaps suicide along the way. Where did all the people go? Is that really a drunk alien? A carnival? I just don't understand!

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Summer Highline Park of Lapara Towne

Olde Lapara Towne has an abandoned railroad bridge that runs right through the historic downtown. It has been disused so long, that trees have grown, and picnic baskets have sprouted! Come take a walk on this urban wonder, get a view of the streets below, come see the SLRR mainline from high up, and look at the beautiful parcels owned by the neighbors. Summer only. Explorers welcome.

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Millhouse Beanery

Come and explore the newly reopened and rebuilt Millhouse Beanery! Take in the photogenic landscape and keep an eye open for all the hidden treasures as you weave your way through the trees on the grassy trails, ending your journey at our vintage/rustic coffee house where you can hangout and chat with friends or snuggle up with a loved one.

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Royaume De Versailles

Welcome to a little slice of heaven. Royaume De Versailles is a Mediterranean coastal island that has it all.

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The Path To Freedom

The Path to Freedom memorial was made in honor of all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and the millions that have been affected through the many wars that this country has had to face.

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Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial

Visit this memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in Afghanistan.

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Bathing suit season in Second Life can be any time of the year - but now is the best time to shop on-trend for some of the freshest warm-weather fashions available!

We’ve collaborated with some of the top-selling brands on the Marketplace to slash prices on many of their most popular items.

Starting Friday May 26th, through Monday, May 30th, 2016, get a minimum of 30% off selected items from enVOGUE Hairstyle Studio, inVerse® , Lapointe & Bastchild Mens & Women's clothing, -Pixicat-, Rebel Hope, and {what next} home & garden. Login to the Marketplace and see what kinds of best-sellers these shops have on special offer. Shop for clothing, accessories, hair, interior decor, gifts, and more before the sale ends Monday!

Why not save a few L$s and peruse these fantastic deals over the next few days? Get started on the Marketplace now!

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Summer is still over a month away, but things are already heating up over at the the Second Life Destination Guide!

There is plenty to celebrate inworld! Art and culture are everywhere waiting to be appreciated, and creativity is bursting at the region borders of a ton of fantastic shopping events. Spend some time (and some Lindens!) visiting these highlights and finding something new and exciting about Second Life!

If you’re looking for a little relaxation time you may want to pay a visit to the Nature & Parks category of the Destination Guide.

 

Wherever you and your friends wander, capture the memories with great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Everyone has those spots that they love to hang out at are your favorite Second Life spots in the Destination Guide? If not, drop us a line at the submission form.

 

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Tres Chic

Be Unique, Be Stylish. Once per month, the best designers in Second Life will present you their latest and fashionable creations at the Très Chic event.

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Kustom9

Explore the exclusive creations of about 60 designers in the latest round of Kustom9, a recurring fashion/design event in Second Life.

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Raglan Shire ArtWalk

Raglan Shire is hosting its 11th ArtWalk, held May 15 through June 19. This five-week, multi-sim art festival is beautifully displayed among the hedgerows in a newly-designed tree city. It is a must see event for any art enthusiast! In addition to the art, there is live music, dancers, poetry slam, games and much more! A full event calendar is at bit.ly/1TGPJEd.

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The Courage Event

The Courage Event hosted by Models Giving Back, held through May 31, raises funds for the Canadian Red Cross' efforts to aid those affected by the massive wildfires in Alberta, Canada. Shop and discover 50 exclusive items provided by 38 participating designers.

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Susan's Diary

Susan's diary is a creepy horror game where you must find the lost pages of an old diary in a haunted house and find what happened to little Susan. Visit rooms, secret passages and solve puzzles to reach the end of this experience.

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Kukulkan II: The Seeker of Knowledge

Kukulkan, the feathered serpent, is present in most cultures of Mesoamerica. Mesopotamia knew a feathered serpent, the Egyptian Caduceus and winged globe. The Ascended Ancients await you in Kukulkan. Their mysteries are embedded in the spacial fabric of this sim. They must be sought for they do not seek you. A path lies in Kukulkan, through Hermes' Scepter to Aset. Can you discover it and ascend?

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LICK - Heaven or Hell

Has your fate been decided for you or will you decide? Choose wisely, choose carefully. And remember you can always check out but you can never leave. Turn your sounds up and get ready for the ride.

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Fogs End Roleplay

Fogs End is a roleplay community focused on the 19th century. Explore your dark fantasies, past lives, solve or follow mysteries or take a walk in an imaginative history. What will you make of this world?

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U L T R A Events

U L T R A™ Events is a fascinating cluster of shops flanking a modern central atrium promenade, rich with Palm Springs charm. A total of 35 elite shops offer a truly unusual array of fashion, furnishings and all things from antique to contemporary. The U L T R A™ Event occurs on a bi-monthly basis. It will showcase the products and services available from the most prestigious luxury brands across the grid, which include men's and women's latest fashion, real estate, fine jewelry, mesh avatars, animations, skins, hair, accessories, home decor and much more.

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Death Picks a Winner

What killed the mayor-elect before he could take his oath of office? What happened to the missing newsboy? Could there be a monster loose in old New Toulouse? One plucky investigator (that's you) attempts to learn the truth ... before it's too late! Explore this HUD-based mystery hunt set in New Toulouse, an early 20th-century Louisiana community celebrating its eighth year in Second Life.

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Lighthouse by Singularity Tribe

Gather together for a communal experience of light and sound exploration at the Lighthouse. The Singularity satellite serves as a beacon of hope for diverse sentient beings to find their way through the infinite universe.

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Split Screen Installation Space

Cherry Manga's "The Path" is her first work in SL in 1 1/2 years. "The Path," she writes, represents "the path of life, the inner travel that we all go through during our life." On view at Split Screen Installation Space though July!

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Gaming Island

Welcome to Gaming Island! Play: Learn how to play skill games for free on the game floor. You may even win some $L! Learn: Visit the Learning Center to find out more about skill gaming and read the FAQs. Explore: Jump through a portal and explore more places to play!

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Rosemoor

Stroll around and take in the picturesque surroundings of Rosemoor in Second Life.

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Sirena Mountain

Here lies the ruins of a what was once a beautiful village. A village of mosaic floors and stone walls unknowingly built above a siren shoal. In retaliation, the sirens rose the tide and destroyed what rested just above the shore. Only the brave dare sail or fly to Sirena Mountain in hopes to claim the treasures left behind.

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Ian & Amys Amusement Park

This massive amusement park features over 100 rides and attractions! Bring your friends and family and stay the day!

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Color Me Project

Color Me Project is a theme related destination where fashion meets art. It is dedicated for shopping lovers who value low prices and quality. It gathers designers of all kind who offers exclusive and discounted items in one location. Each round there is a new gift prepared for event visitors. Event starts on the 10th and 25th of each month and lasts for 10 days.

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Enchantment

Welcome to ENCHANTMENT, a one of a kind shopping experience within the virtual world of Second Life. Enchantment was created to showcase the incredible abilities of creators, bloggers, photographers, and artist within Second Life in collaboration with the wonder that is Fairytales. Every three months a Fairytale is chosen to inspire us all. May's theme is, "Thumbelina" So come and be Enchanted!

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One of the great opportunities of Second Life is that Residents can create nearly anything they can imagine. One of the great challenges is that Residents can create nearly anything they can imagine. We spend a lot of time considering how to improve performance without limiting creativity, and today we're pleased to announce a major change that will serve to improve performance and influence behavior without restricting creative freedom.

In a conventional video game environment, everything you see has been carefully optimized and constructed to make display efficient; levels of detail and textures are checked and rechecked by highly skilled experts who understand the impact of every choice on the target display system, and as much of the expensive computation as possible is done in advance. In the free-form user-created world of Second Life, there is little opportunity for optimization, the target display environment ranges from low-end netbooks to state-of-the-art gaming systems, and the experience of creators ranges from complete novice to those who could be (and sometimes are) among the best in the field. The results are often astonishingly great, but are sometimes very hard on the display capabilities of less powerful systems, resulting in extreme rendering lag.

We've looked at what sorts of things cause the most difficulty, and one of the biggest factors turns out to be rendering of avatars. This shouldn't be very surprising when you consider how much time, attention, and creativity goes into selecting and customizing them. Unfortunately, creators and consumers sometimes make choices that are so difficult for others to render that they severely impact the experience of those around them; in busy areas, this can be a big problem for anyone who has a less than fantastic graphics system. We could address that problem by more sharply limiting what people can create - putting in new limits on the textures, mesh complexity, and attachment features you can use on your avatar, but we enjoy the richness and variety of amazing avatars we encounter in-world as much as you do.

Instead, we are trying to incorporate feedback to content creators and consumers on the impact of their choices, and ways for users to limit the effect that the choices others make can have on their own system performance. Avatars are quite complex; we have a measure of that we're now calling 'Avatar Rendering Complexity'. That measure is, of necessity, an approximation - Because different systems have different strengths, no one measure can ever perfectly represent the difficulty of rendering an avatar in a universal way, but we've put some effort into making it a useful approximation.

In the newest default Viewer release, each time you change the appearance of your avatar, a small notice with your new complexity value will appear in the upper right of your display for a few seconds. There is no absolute 'good' or 'bad' value for that number; it can range from just a thousand or so to several hundred thousand (all the starter avatars are under 32,000, and the newer ones are all under 10,000). There is also a new graphics preference you can use to limit the impact of high complexity avatars around you; it lets you set a maximum complexity for avatar rendering. Anyone you see that's over that limit is simplified to a "JellyDoll" - a solid color silhouette without attachments shown - saving you most of the cost that you would otherwise have had to draw that avatar and so increasing the performance of your viewer. Each user can select their own value for that limit, trading off performance and fidelity; defaults for it depend on the power of your graphics system. You can override the limit for an avatar by right clicking on them and selecting "Always Render Fully".

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This limit wouldn't accomplish much if it just changed everyone into JellyDolls without providing feedback to those who wear the most expensive avatars. In order to provide that feedback, your Viewer tells the simulator which of the avatars around you are over your limit and have been simplified. The simulator aggregates that information from everyone and in turn tells you how many of the people around you are not fully rendering your avatar (without telling you which ones they are). When that changes significantly, you'll get a brief notice in the upper right of your screen telling you approximately how many of those around you are (or are not) rendering you because of your complexity. Our hope is that over time this will encourage people to consider the complexity they create - after all, it's not much good having the most elaborate and amazing avatar in Second Life if no one else is seeing it.

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But, you say… This is one more preference that I'll constantly want to customize! Sometimes I want to see the amazing beautiful avatars my friends create, and sometimes I want to move quickly through a crowd and don't care, but changing graphics settings is a nuisance.

We've revamped the graphics settings panels to make that easier, but more importantly we've added a way for you to save collections of settings (called "presets") with a name you pick, and then a pulldown at the right end of the top bar (it looks like a little computer screen) to instantly switch between them without having to even open the setting floater.

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Now you can have one collection of preferences for shopping, one for clubbing, one for intimate settings with your closest friends - whatever you need, and you can add and change them any time.

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We continue to diligently work on stability and performance of Second Life along with adding cool new features.  As we do that, we hope to provide more and better information to the colorful and talented community of Second Life so that we can continue to make it an even better and more interesting world together.

More information on how to configure these settings is in the Knowledge Base.

Second Life is about to turn 13 this June, and we’re planning a few wonderful ways to help commemorate this incredible event with Residents! Please stay tuned to this blog and our social media pages for all the details as they roll out. We’re kicking off the first of these celebrations today by announcing the auditions for … (drum roll, please) … the return of Second Life Music Fest, sponsored by Linden Lab!

Last year’s auditions turned out to be an incredible showcase of some of the diverse musical talent in Second Life. It was its own mini-musical-fest - with nearly 50 musicians pulling out all the stops in front of the Second Life music community. This bite-sized showcase led to the final lineup for Music Fest. It’s definitely worth reading this audition day wrap up from musician and Second Life Resident Zak Claxton on his blog from May of last year.

This year, once again we’re hoping to draw out all you guitarists, bassists, drummers, singers, tambourine shakers and other music makers to come audition for the festival. All genres are welcome! From bands to solo acts, opera to rock and roll - we encourage anyone to sign up for consideration. The Second Life Music Fest is an opportunity to perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life, and it’s a paid gig!

To sign up for an audition, please complete and submit the submission form no later than May 26, 2016. While we encourage everyone to sign up, it is not a commitment on your part and does not guarantee a spot at the auditions. We will review all submissions and extend audition invitations via email to the designated contact. Each invited act will have a short audition time (5 minutes max) to play and leave an impression on a panel of judges made up of Lindens and Residents. This panel will select acts to be invited to perform at the Second Life Music Fest. Upon completion of a half hour slot at the festival, the designated contact for each act will be eligible for payment (subject to Linden’s terms and conditions).

All Residents are welcome to participate in the auditions as audience members. Again, I can’t stress enough what a great time it is to see so many musicians perform and support one another! For those who are interested, the auditions location will be shared in a future blog post. Showcase dates and times are as follows:

Friday, June 3, 2016 12 PM - 2 PM (SLT)

Saturday. June 4, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM (SLT)

Auditions are at the following destination.

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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This should make a few days of great music and entertainment. Slather on that virtual sunscreen and get ready to rock out inworld!

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"Coachella or Bust!" Pic by Sorcha Irelund.

 

The Second Life Destination Guide returns with another generous sample platter of some of the things happening right now across the Second Life grid. If you and your friends are looking to explore, have fun, and hang out, here are some of the freshest places to do just that!

Wherever you and your friends wander, capture the memories with great pics and share them on our Official Second Life Flickr page!

Of course, you already have your favorite regular spots to haunt are they in the Destination Guide? If not, drop us a line at the submission form.

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The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are situated in the historic county of Yorkshire, UK. This beautiful rural countryside has been recreated for SL and is ideal for photos, time out and romance. Get a feel for Yorkshire heritage and enjoy the simple life

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Jane Austen's English Countryside

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Wander back in time and explore this picturesque sim, created by Armon & Tigre.

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Mourningstar

Mourningstar is an immersive installation informed by combined studies in computer arts and religion. An exploration of the ideas of the fallen angel, the vengeful god, and the diverse perceptions of Lucifer in various religious and social traditions. Open through June 30.

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Gacha Good - Under the Sea

Gacha Good is having its May Gacha round with over 90 gachas and a fun "Under The Sea" theme. Follow them down to the sea bottom for some adventure and mystery. Event held May 8th-31st.

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London City May Faire

London City invites you to the annual May Faire, celebrating the start of Summer. Running throughout May, this even features fairground rides, free prizes, and weekly concerts held at the summer amphitheatre. For more details, visit mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.

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Visions of Hope 2016

"Visions Of Hope" is an exhibition and silent auction to raise awareness for the survivor and caregiver support groups at "Hope Haven" on ACS Island and the "Hope Haven Heroes" RFL team. The Exhibition and auction run through the end of May 2016. Please stop by and appreciate the great art. “Visions Of Hope”: Raising awareness so that no one has to walk this journey alone.

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May Comic Convention Month in London

Join the Comic Convention in London and participate in themed events and entertainment including a "best photo" competition, comic/sci-fi exhibits and more throughout the month. For more info, visit www.virtuallondons.com.

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Treasure Quest Headquarters

Come visit The Magnificent Cat, home of Treasure Quest, a fun new game in Second Life that allows you to collect Lindens while having fun. Grab a HUD and join the group and find out when the Dashes for Lindens are happening. There are many coins out to collect at one time...or just hunt for coins that appear over the course of the day.

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TMD - The Mens Dept

TMD is a monthly event catering to unisex/male fashion and accessories, as well as home decor. Designers place items that are priced and discounted from L$100 – L$300. The event starts on the 5th of every month and ends on the last day of the month.

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Enchanted Fairy Tale Hunt

Welcome to the Enchanted Fairy Tale Hunt, held May 1-31. Fairies, princesses, villains...anything fairy tale related may be found in this seek-and-find event.

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Quinetessential Designs

This gorgeous location is the perfect place to bring your loved ones for a picnic or romantic adventure. Get married, dance, sing, eat ice cream or even just visit to find a quiet place to get away. There's a motel available to rest your weary bones.

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Berg by Nordan Art

Berg by Nordan Art is showing the installation MECHANISMUS by Igor Ballyhoo and the exhibit Black & White Photographs by Imani Nayar. Teleport to the installation on the ground from the gallery. Current exhibits run through June 2016

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Feel the Bern - Bernie Sanders 2016

Find out more about Bernie Sanders and get your free yard signs, buttons and posters at this political hang out spot.

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Hot Buttered Soul

Hot Buttered Soul, located @ Peaceful Rare Diamond, is more than R&B, neo-soul, jazz, reggae & blues. It's more than live soul singers, deejays and tribute concerts. It's about love. It's about your fantasy, awesome fun and games...and real soul music.

 

HHVET Victoriana

HHVET Victoriana is a beautifully-designed community with a Victorian flare. This family-friendly community offers free homes and shops to residents who are 60 days old or older. Here you'll find many fun events such as horseback riding, parades, contests, hunts, and much more in a laid back and welcoming community setting.

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Lab Chat Returns Friday with Ebbe, Oz and Troy Linden!

by Community Manager on ‎05-05-2016 10:38 AM - last edited on ‎05-05-2016 01:11 PM by Community Manager

On April 25th, 2016, we put out a call for questions for the upcoming edition of Lab Chat -  a Q & A show where Lindens answer your questions in a 1 hour show that’s recorded with a live studio audience.

The next Lab Chat - with guests Ebbe Linden, Oz Linden, and Try Linden -  is scheduled for this Friday, May 6th, at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre. The show starts at 10:30am SLT, and if you have trouble getting there at the link above - you can try here and here. Seating is limited - but if you are unable to attend, an audio recording will be available sometime after the show wraps.

If you missed past episodes, the show is available on our Official YouTube channel.

Episiode 1 in three parts:
Lab Chat - Episode 1 (Nov 19, 2015) - Part 1
Lab Chat - Episode 1 (Nov 19, 2015) - Part 2
Lab Chat - Episode 1 (Nov 19, 2015) - Part 3

Episode 2
Lab Chat - Episode 2 (January 21st, 2016)

Transcripts are also available on Inara Pey's blog with helpful anchorred links to each section.

Lab Chat - Episode 1 Transcript
Lab Chat - Episode 2 Transcript