To Potential Exhibitors

We have been thrilled with the Exhibitor applications we have received. We have more than half the plots filled. However, we want to address one issue.

We want to point out again that commercial sounding applications (in the submission description) won’t be accepted. It’s clearly stated in our rules, which we ask you to read and agree to, that exhibits with commercial themes won’t be accepted. To clarify, this means if  you’re trying to advertise,  sell a product,   promote a brand,  promote your store;  your exhibit proposal probably won’t fit under our event guidelines.  As we process applications we sort out the ones that look and feel like  promotional or sales related in context.

The Community Celebration is purposefully a non-commercial event. It is intended to showcase your best ideas, your creativity, your craftsmanship using resident created content. We want to showcase what our extremely talented community has to offer. In itself The Community Celebration is probably one of the few events in SL that is non commercial, and sometimes it’s hard for residents to understand this approach. Certainly it’s a fine line between commercialism and exhibitionism. However, we have to draw a line. If you have already applied and think maybe you crossed this line and would like to reapply, please do so. Please note that you’re re-applying. Applications will be closed May 20.

If you’re a graphic artist who runs a business, think of bringing in the art you haven’t shown. If you’re a builder, think of doing up the kind of exhibit that indulges your creative dreams. If you’re a photographer, tell a story with your photos rather than showing off your photos. This is a “once a year” party, and your submission should feel like it belongs at a celebration. Show everyone how the empire of the future is the empire of the mind.

Celebrate with your creativity this amazing space offers us. See you at the Celebration!

SL 11th Birthday Community Celebration is coming!

The event will be held from Sunday June 22nd – Sunday June 29th—seven days of amazing exhibits, music, conversation, debate, firework displays, games, puzzles, sports and everything else the wonderfully inventive communities of SL can pack into seven days and 11 sims.

Actually, even that won’t be the end of it, as the sims will be open for a further seven days for everyone to explore.


What’s our theme?

The theme this year takes inspiration from a quote by the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill:

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Last year’s theme was “Looking Forward, Looking Back,” but we focused mostly on looking back, and rightly so, as 10 years was an important milestone and a perfect opportunity to reflect back on where we came from.

This year it’s time to look forward; to imagine where we are headed.

When Winston Churchill said this in 1943, he could not have imagined a virtual world like Second Life, but now, more than seventy years later, his words have come true in this new world that we have created.

If there’s one thing that makes SL unique, it’s our community of users. Users from all corners of the globe come together under a single umbrella to build a community that comes from our minds and our imaginations. Everything we see, touch and use in Second Life is a product of our imaginations, our minds, and our community.

And this year, at the SL11B Community Celebration, we want to celebrate precisely that!

Get thinking. Get imagining. Get creative!


How do I get involved?

Applications are now open for Performers, Volunteers and speakers and performers  in the Auditorium. We will need lots of volunteers to make this a success, so please consider whether you can give some time to helping out. We can promise you a lot of fun!

Applications for Exhibitors (i.e. people who want a plot to build on) will open on April 27th.

The closing date for Exhibitor, Performer and Auditorium applications is May 20th.
How do I find out more?

You can find out more by following this blog, and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

We also have a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. You make see some sneak images from the team before that so keep watching!

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