It’s Second Life’s official 14th birthday! Fourteen big years of giving us hours of fun and laughter, bridging distances and connecting people all over the world in one big virtual sandbox that inspires creativity and stimulates imaginations. A medium where people have expressed themselves in various forms of music, art, play, and communication. Its community even going as far as organizing charities to give humanitarian aid to those in need, or to support a worthy cause that goes beyond the confines of the platform into the physical world.
This year’s theme is Carnivalesque, which is so colorful and fantastic, befitting what Second Life is to most of us. I can’t state enough how much I love it when Second Life throws its own birthday party! One entire month of shopping, free gifts, live music performances and djing events as well as opportunities to meet and listen to key members of the community and some of the staff of Linden Labs. The chance to see your community, the sl community, and be part of this big event excites and overwhelms me. But if all those don’t interest you, what about the opportunity to see 18 sims full of exhibits from artists, creators, role play communities, builders, and fun amusing rides that showcases what can be found in the farthest reaches of Second Life? You just might find that new activity you have been looking for in one of them or discover something new and interesting to explore for the rest of the year!
Today might mark sl’s official birthday but the celebrations have been going on since the early part of this month. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should as the parties, special events, only go on until the 25th. The exhibits will remain open until July 2 next month.
Breakdown of the events so far
- June 5 – shopping event opens (60 merchants across 3 sims, discounts, free gifts)
- June 18 – sl14b sims open at noon (music events, exhibits and meet up’s)
- June 19 – Masquerade Ball (11am to 1 pm @ cake stage)
- June 21 – Come as you were party (7 to 9 pm)
- June 23 – Second Life’s official birthday
- June 23 – Music Fest (11 am to 3 pm)
- June 24 – Music Fest (8 pm to 12 am)
- June 25 – Music Fest (4 pm to 8 pm)
- June 25 – the last day of performances
- June 26 – the last day of shopping event
- July 2 – last opportunity to view the sl14b sims and its exhibits
- July 3 to 5 – breakdown
- July 6 – sims go offline
Please take note that there are dj events and live performances outside the specified time for the music fest itself. See schedule for more information about whose performing at a certain time
sl14B Venues and slurls
Welcome area – where you can get a notecard with all the landmarks and information about the events.
Free Gift Areas
For a view of the day’s line up of events go to this link
All of these information can be gathered from your Second Life dashboard blog feeds, right at the welcome area of the sl14b sims where you can get a Sl14B information and gifts pack notecard, as well as from the sl community blog to which I am neither affiliated or connected to.
See you at the party!