Sign Up for Press Day

If you have a blog, are a machinimist or do any other social media relating to spreading the word, you are invited to apply for early access to the SL13B Community Celebration on Press Day, Saturday, June 18. Fill out our Press Access application to get on the list!

We Need Machinamist(s)!

Are you a machimist who excels in documenting and revealing the beauty of SL and want to grab a bigger audience while contributing to the Celebration of the SL13B? We are looking for one or more machinimists to add beauty to our celebration with a series of short machinima announcing the SL13B Community Celebration in May and into June and documenting the builds and the celebrations before they end, becoming the Official SL13B Machinimist.

Here’s a past video, done by pallina60 Loon, that provides a great example:

If you are interested, fill out our SL13B Machinimist Application.

Join Us in Celebrating 13 Years!

It’s been almost 13 years since the first avatars walked the grid in Second Life, and we’re prepared to celebrate with our community-hosted birthday party! Spanning 17 sims with over 200 individual parcels available for building, five venues for performances and hundreds of residents participating from all over the world to put this bash together, the SL13B is gearing up!

Do you want to participate this year in the SL13B? Applications are OPEN!

We have space for all sorts of participation, from performing to exhibiting, DJing to building, and of course, volunteering to wrangle it all into place.

Click that Participate! button above and find your place in the celebration.

Want to know more about the theme, the Shared Adventure? Click the Theme button!

Need to know important dates? Check that Timeline!

Let’s make the 13th year the best ever and enjoy our Shared Adventure!

We Need You for SL13B Infrastructure!

We’re starting to gear up for SL13B. Behind the scenes, we are placing orders for plywood, landscaping pixels, and pulling out the cake recipe.

This year we are publicly soliciting builders to create the stages and public areas of SL13B. If you’re a sim builder who would like to put a feather in your cap, please apply.

Information about build requirements and how to get involved can be found on this page: Infrastructure Build Requirements and Application.

If you have read it and are interested, fill out the form on our Infrastructure Build Application page.

Please be prepared to include a brief description of your build a sketch of what you intend to build after you’ve read about our theme this year.

(Applications for other participation will be announced soon!)

The Shared Adventure

This year’s theme for the SL13B Community Celebration is “The Shared Adventure.”

Merriam-Webster defines Adventure as “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks” as well as “an exciting or remarkable experience.”

One could argue that Second Life itself was a risk when Linden Lab first created a virtual world out of their haptics testing rig so may years ago, and their risk has turned to a remarkable experience for millions of uses over thirteen-plus years.

Second Life has been home to countless virtual adventures, and continues to break new ground. Each of us shares in the adventure, as our creations are enjoyed by avatars from far and wide.

What does adventure stir in you? Is it an endless vista of unexplored jungles and ocean depths, a space opera, or even intrigue in dimly-lit alleyways. What dangers are afoot, and how will you and your cohorts seek to overcome them?

How will you present your escapades with others in Second Life? Will you send them on a great quest, tell them the stories of your own exploits, or present them with the tools to craft their own adventurous experiences?

For the 13th Anniversary of Second Life leaving beta, we invite you to put on your pith helmets, your G-Suits, or whatever gear you need, and share with your adventures with the global Second Life community.

SL12B Final Hurrah: The Cake Blows Up!

It’s the SL12B Community Celebration’s final hurrah: starting at 4 pm slt, join us for kick ass tunes from the virtual King of Rock n Roll, the synthetic Sultan of Swivel, the Pixel Pelvis, JohnC Bubba and his gorgeous back up band, as we party til the culmination of the celebration: the Cake Explosion! At 6 pm slt, Mikati Slade, the builder of the Cake Stage, blows it up! Four sims of exploding pink and glittering cake and confection for a great final party!


Click here or here for the taxi to the event and bring your swivel!


A Message from Doc

Thank you SL12B Community

 We would like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered and exhibited. All the DJs and Performers and the builders. It took an army of volunteers to bring this year’s birthday celebration together. 

If you enjoyed this year’s event and want to be a part next year, keep an eye on this blog and stay in the SLB Community Group for notification of next year’s festivities.

 It is always my pleasure to work with all of you.

Sim of the Day: Wonderous

05-Marco Rhapsody Wonderous 5

Nightmare or dream? Poe’s Gothic Dreamland by Marcoantoniodiego Rhapsody places that question and shows the “even the dark sided beings have their melancholic and sweet dreams.” Find Poe’s Gothic Dreamland on the Wonderous sim.