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Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 7/24/2015

by Community Manager ‎07-24-2015 03:49 PM - edited ‎07-27-2015 09:26 AM

One of the greatest things about Second Life is its community! From banding together to help a fellow Resident in need, to building incredible experiences, events, and more — this community is an incredible reminder about how amazing each of us has the potential to be. That is just one of the reasons we love presenting the Second Life Destination Guide Highlights each week. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more Residents-helping-Residents events opening this weekend.


Show your support and log inworld to see all the wonderful things happening, but take some extra time to stop by a few of these high points going on right now in Second Life!

The Lexi Project

Explore top designs and shop for a good cause on July 26 at The Lexi Project, a charity event dedicated to helping one of SL's designers, Lexi Zelin, in her fight against cancer. All items proceeds will be donated directly to Lexi to help offset the cost of her medical bills and assist with her families needs during this time.

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Beowulf & King Arthur's Court @ Camelot

Beowulf & King Arthur's Court @ Camelot is the newest build of Literature Alive! This free interactive build hosts Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Lady of Shallot and the Knights of the Round Table. Residents can take the "Knights Quiz" to determine if they are worthy of the role! Residents can also visit the Grand Hall and learn of the trials of Beowulf, the mighty hero, and win treasures for trivia!

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Okinawa Summer Festival 2015

Explore 40 shops and join the fun at the Okinawa Summer Festival, held through August 24.

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SOS Kinderdorf Griechenland

Experience live music and contribute to a good cause in this multi-day German language charity event, held through Aug. 3. Unter diesem Motto veranstaltet das SL - Planetarium und die Freie Bibliothek PEGASUS ein Benefiz - Event. buktomblog.blogspot.de/2015/07/sos-kinderdorf-griechenland-das-event.html

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Le Quartier Francais

This beautiful French-inspired sim is decorated with taste and harmony for all the photography lovers, shoppers and fashionistas. Explore beyond all the little details and discover the hidden details in this magnificent shopping environment.

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BamBoo Beach

Come enjoy the beach and nature in this tropical setting, which features occasional beach dance parties,campfires under the stars, romantic spots, amazing dance areas and more.

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Don’t forget to post your Second Life pics to the Official Second Life Flickr page.


That’s it for this edition of Destination Guide Highlights. If you’d like to be considered for the Destination Guide, be sure to hit us up via the Destination Guide suggestion form.

Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 7/17/2015

by Community Manager ‎07-17-2015 09:29 AM - edited ‎07-17-2015 09:56 AM

Still trying to get into Hair Fair 2015? Fret not — your good friends over at the Second Life Destination Guide have got your back. Stop by the Relay for Life of Second Life event this weekend and support a great cause! Find out more about their fundraising efforts and events at their website.

That’s not the only thing going on in Second Life right now — so here’s a handful of experiences you should get to when you next log in.

Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life of Second Life's relay weekend runs from July 18th through the 19th. Come join the largest event in Second Life and raise money for cancer research. Full schedule at relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/event-day

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Kustom9

Explore the exclusive creations of 66 designers in the latest round of Kustom9, a recurring fashion/design event in Second Life.

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Wayward Carnival

You are invited to the the Wayward Carnival featuring over 50 of the most renown designers, builders, and creators in all of Second Life! The Wayward Carnival, held through July 30, spotlights all the designer exclusives as well as a working carnival!

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Tristan und Isolde

Giovanna Cerise was inspired by "Tristan and Isolde," the drama of love par excellence, to create this installation. A lunar atmosphere and romantic environment welcomes you to the soundtrack music of Richard Wagner.

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LICK

The McFly Project - Step into the past and explore the world that once was and find your way in to the future. Just be careful to watch your step along the way.

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Don’t forget to post your Second Life pics to the Official Second Life Flickr page.

There are just a few days left to enter our snapshot contest. You could win L$10,000 by snapping pics of your free SL12B commemorative avatar. Grab an avatar off the Marketplace for exactly L$0!

That’s it for this edition of Destination Guide Highlights. If you think your spot should be added to the Destination Guide, be sure to hit us up via the Destination Guide suggestion form.

An Interview and Q&A with the CEO

by Community Manager ‎07-14-2015 10:43 AM - edited ‎07-15-2015 09:37 AM

As part of Second Life’s 12th birthday celebrations, Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg (aka Ebbe Linden in SL) sat down inworld with Saffia Widdershins and Jo Yardley for a "Meet the Lindens" interview. You can watch the video below, and Inara Pey has written up a transcript you can read here.

You can watch the video in full on our Official YouTube page.

The interview ended with some audience Q&A, but there wasn’t time to get to all of the audience questions, and of course not everyone was able to watch the interview live in the auditorium and ask their questions.

So, today we’re opening up a new Forum thread to address some of the questions we didn’t get to and to give everyone an opportunity to ask their own. We’ll answer some of the frequently-asked questions we spotted in local chat at the "Meet the Lindens" interview at the top of the thread, but feel free to add your own questions to the forum thread and Ebbe and other Lindens will endeavor to answer as many as we can. Join us in the Forums, here.

Second Life to Be Featured on Dr. Phil

by Community Manager ‎07-13-2015 09:46 AM - edited ‎07-13-2015 09:54 AM

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs: an upcoming episode of the popular daytime talk show, Dr. Phil will feature Second Life and some comments from Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden in SL). The episode is slated to air on Tuesday, July 14, and you can find your local listings through the Dr. Phil website.

Be sure to catch the very beginning of the show - you won’t want to miss Dr. Phil controlling his avatar live on what’s very likely the largest monitor Second Life has ever run on (40 feet wide!).

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The episode is focused on helping a young man who is sadly struggling with a number of problems, including an addiction to playing an online game. He’s not a Second Life user, nor is Second Life presented on the show as a negative experience. Instead, it’s shown as an example of how far digital experiences have come from the days of Pac-Man and Pong, and Ebbe briefly speaks with Dr. Phil about some of the incredibly positive ways Second Life is being used by people around the world - from education to entrepreneurship, creative self-expression, and more.

In addition to a number of Lindens who helped make it possible for Second Life to be included in the program, we’d like to give special thanks to Naughty Mole, Abnor Mole, Ancient Mole, Bat Mole, and Draxtor Despres for their help in creating Dr. Phil’s avatar and filming some inworld footage showing his explorations of Second Life.

 

Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 7/10/2015

by Community Manager ‎07-10-2015 02:26 PM - edited ‎07-11-2015 11:36 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — it’s time for Hair Fair! With proceeds going to Wigs for Kids, and multiple regions of fresh hairstyles from just about every hair designer under the sun — you are not going to want to miss it. Technically it doesn’t start until Saturday, but you’re going to want to bookmark it and start saving some Lindens.

Now you’re going to need some distractions while you wait for Hair Fair to open — and we’ve got a ton of amazing events taking place all over the grid. Music, art, summer hunts, and sweet shopping — it’s all here for you to enjoy— courtesy of the Second Life Destination Guide.

 

Hair Fair 2015

EVENT OPENS JULY 11. This is the 10th Annual Hair Fair, and all items sold at Hair Fair donate a minimum percentage of 15% to Wigs for Kids. Hairstyles are created new and exclusive for the duration of the event, with a minimum of three styles per store. 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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Indie Teepee

Indie Teepee is a festival inspired by the music festival trend that is ubiquitous in the real world. The event features three stages of music, dance performance, drive-in machinima screenings, art, shopping, roller derby, wrestling and poetry reading. The festival kicks off with two days of music on the 10th and 11th of July. Closing party with music on the 24th of July!

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Pandora Box: 004- Del Mar Dream

Welcome to Del Mar, which is Pandora Box of Dream's fourth dream. Explore this lost paradise lagoon in middle of the Pacific, hugged by the rolling waves and hidden from the ships on the open seas. Del Mar is a dream experience, fully immersive, offering you a wholesome experience above and beneath the water surface. Far from the busy cities and harsh reality, Del Mar has plenty to offer.

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The University of the Arts

The University of The Arts is a place to share knowledge related to theatrical dance shows in Second Life. Areas of study will include choreography, set building, particles, philosophy, marketing, and other key aspects of dance.

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Dreamers by Cica Ghost

In a surreal world canopied by a magical sky, sixteen figures look upward to dream, and eight eagerly share their visions with visiting explorers.

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Slaughter Creek Manor

It's back and better than ever! Everything disturbed and creepy, but don't go in alone! Always take a friend. The Mad Doctor is in and he's lying in wait for a lone traveler to stop by...Come and spend time and hangout with friends, play hide and seek in the dark rooms if you dare!!

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Candy Fair 2015

Visit the third annual Candy Fair, where you'll journey through the Chocolate Factory stepping into rooms filled with all the candy you can imagine! Event ends July 17th.

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The Beached Bunny Hunt 5

The Beached Bunny has gotten himself into a real mess.Too many peeps for Easter and now 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, find the beach pails at 67 stores all over SL to help dig him out.

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Take lots and lots of pics of your adventures inworld and post them to the Official Second Life Flickr page.

Speaking of pics — don’t forget about our snapshot contest. You could win L$10,000 by snapping pics of your free SL12B commemorative avatar. Grab an avatar off the Marketplace for exactly L$0!

That’s it for this edition of Destination Guide Highlights. If you think your spot should b

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It’s easy to beat the heat with some cool spots courtesy of the Second Life Destination Guide.

If you like to celebrate, there’s bound to be a party here for you — but if exploring is more your style — we’ve got that covered too.

Grab a snack, log in, and take a tour of these must-see events and regions.

Distrito Distinto

Eleven Second Life artists have created rooms that are each inspired by a song in this special exhibition. Experience this traveling artistic festival of music and images. Open until Aug. 13.

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Stars & Stripes Forever

Start out your 4th of the July celebrations with at least four hours of live music and lots of surprises! The live shows start at 10 a.m. (Pacific) with the amazing artists from across the grid including Amforte Clarity, Anek Fuch, Maximillion Kleene and Seth Regan.

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London City Fringe Festival

Through July, experience top acts appearing at London City Fringe. With concerts each weekend in the outdoor amphitheatre and souvenirs to collect from each show, don't miss it. For details visit mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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Pacifique Underwater World

Swim and explore this beautiful underworld decorated by award-winning creator Eclair Martinek. Don't miss this good-sized water world, where you can ride a seahorse, do some Mermaid dances and much more.

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Bouzouki

Experience the Greek music and festivities at Bouzouki.

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Beyond Persuasion

Enjoy taking photos, meditation or just simply escaping the everyday grid at Beyond Persuasion. There are many places for dancing here, as well as shopping -- all with the feel of dark fantasy.

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Britannia Village Festival

Join us for a long weekend of British music, art and mayhem starting on July 3rd and ending on the 5th. Different DJs will spin themed sets based on different popular acts. There's also an art exhibition from Aroused! magazine in this fun event filled with music, dancing and freebies.

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While you’re out — don’t forget about our contest. You could win L$10,000 by snapping pics of your adventures while wearing the free SL12B commemorative avatar. Grab one off the Marketplace for exactly L$0!

Be sure to note that our Official Second Life Flickr page is a great place to share your pics.

If you’re looking to get your spot in the Destination Guide, be sure to hit us up via the Destination Guide suggestion form.



Experience Tools Available Now For Premium Members!

by Community Manager ‎06-30-2015 10:53 AM - edited ‎06-30-2015 01:34 PM

Experience Tools are a powerful new feature that make it possible for creators to build more seamless and immersive experiences. Experience-enabled scripts allow each user to opt-in to an entire multiple-script experience, rather than being interrupted by lots of dialog boxes from each individual scripted object. New capabilities for persistent key/value data storage are also shared across all scripts in an Experience, reducing the need for complex and time consuming object-to-object communication. Learn more:

As of today, this exciting creative power is available to all Premium subscribers, and every Second Life user can enjoy participating in these seamless experiences with a new Viewer that makes it easy to manage all of your experience permissions.

This project has already helped bring a more immersive experience to The Cornfield, Linden Realms and other Second Life experiences you can find through our Portal Parks. Don’t forget to check out all the Resident-created experiences in our Destination Guide too!

Make sure you’ve updated to the latest Viewer or visit our download page to get it. This latest release allows you to manage all of your experiences whether you’re a creator or participant.

If you’re a Premium member and would like to begin creating with Experiences, check out this Knowledge Base article to get started. We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

Second Life can be a real jungle. There is so much to see, and lately you may have spotted some Raptors running wild and wondered where they came from. You can grab your own free copy of the SL12B commemorative avatar on the Marketplace.  We’re running a contest right now around this Raptor and you could win L$10,000 for taking it out on the grid. Find out more on the contest page. Part of the contest is to take your Raptor to interesting places in Second Life for snapshot, and where better to find some great spots than with the Second Life Destination Guide?

We have compiled a fresh list of a few of the newest spots that caught our eye this week. Go forth into the wilds of Second Life and have a good time!

 

Official SL12B Music Festival

Celebrate Second Life's twelfth birthday with a two-day concert event. Hear live performances from some of SL's top musicians June 26-27 in this special concert event.

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Mizu – A Rainy Story

"Mizu - A Rainy Story" is an interactive experience in Second Life unlike any other. Grab your HUD and take a seat in the theater and prepare to be transported to a horror story you won't soon forget. More info at hmizu-sl.blogspot.jp.

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Alpha Tribe

Explore Alpha Tribe, which revolves around the theme of "fool's gold." Several discoveries await, including a golden ship, clockwork creatures and more.

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Oz Nightclub

As you enter this unique high art deco nightclub of the late 1920’s and 30’s, you’ll find yourself stepping into another place and time. Oz is a place filled with romantic live entertainment and classical elegance. The live music ranges from jazz and swing of the period to pop.

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Summer's Hotter Than Hell Hunt

Summer's here! It's time to search across the grid to find items related to everything summer. The heat is on through July 20. Here's your first hint: "Oh, I just love camping out for great items!"

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Don’t forget our Official Second Life Flickr page is a great spot to share your pics.

Rock Out at the SL12B Official Music Fest!

by Community Manager ‎06-24-2015 09:18 AM - edited ‎06-24-2015 09:19 AM

Come enjoy great live music as some of Second Life’s best performers hit the virtual stage at the Ixtlan Stage (built by well-known Second Life creator Cube Republic) as part of the Second Life 12th Birthday celebrations.

Last month, we had a blast at an inworld showcase to audition performers at the Lavender Field. It was great to not only see the talent, but also the incredible support this community has for one another. Thank you to Brique Topaz - who heads up and operates the Lavender Field - home of the wonderful Feed a Smile initiative - who let us take over the field with hours of music. Selecting the final artists for this Official SL12B Music Fest was near impossible - a task made all the more difficult by the sheer volume of talented and exciting acts we saw. Thank you to everyone who came out to audition and those who just came to show their support. After much deliberation, we reached our final list of artists and are pleased that each and every one of them was able to come play the big show!

Over two days, we’ll feature an amazing line-up of those artists, across many genres of music, and we hope you will come join us. It’s all the fun of a music festival without the over exposure to the sun, the grueling sludge through the mud, or the long haul and long lines of those questionable public bathrooms. It’s a bring your own refreshments and get ready to dance your pixels off kind of event - check out who's playing, then grab your ride to the festival below.

Many thanks to Doctor Gascoigne and his team of volunteers for helping finalize the details with all our performers!

Friday June 26th, 2015

11 - 11:30 AM

Alazarin Mondrian

11:30 - 12 PM

The Pink Vampire

12 - 12:30 PM

Tamra Hayden

12:30 - 1 PM

Effinjay

1 - 1:30 PM

Amforte Clarity

1:30 - 2 PM

Isabella Rumsford

2 - 2:30 PM

Tempio Breil

2:30 - 3 PM

Phoenix J

 

Saturday June 27th, 2015

8-8:30 PM

Mavenn Resident

8:30 - 9 PM

Oblee

9 - 9:30 PM

Collin Martin

9:30 - 10 PM

Taunter Goodnight

10 - 10:30 PM

Donn DeVore

10:30 - 11 PM

Zak Claxton

11 - 11:30 PM

LuvofMusic

11:30 - Midnight

Ren Enberg & Quai Franklin

 

Official SL12B Music Festival

Celebrate Second Life's twelfth birthday with a two-day concert event. Hear live performances from some of SL's top musicians June 26-27 in this special concert event.

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