On June 23rd, 2003 the virtual world of Second Life was launched to the public. This year we are celebrating Second Life’s sweet sixteen with a retro theme at the SL16B celebrations. Not only that, Linden Lab was founded in 1999, so this year marks 20 years for Linden Lab as well. There is so much to celebrate, so I hope you all come out to visit the SL16B celebrations and enjoy them along with the rest of the community.
Some dates to remember:
- SL16B opens to the public today: 10am (SLT) June 20th to July 8th, 2019
- SL16B Shopping & Gift Event: June 20th to July 8th, 2019
- SL16B Music Faire: June 21st to June 22nd, 2019
- Meet the Lindens: June 24th to June 27th, 2019 – all events at 2pm (SLT)
Links for SL16B Events and Experiences:
- SL16B Landing & Info Page
- SL16B Launch Post
- Visit Welcome Area 1 or Welcome Area 2 to pick up free gifts and your Swaginator HUD!
- SL16B Destination Guide Category – listings of community experiences and events.
- SL16B Music Faire Lineup & Schedule – 2 days of live music from June 21st to June 22nd!
- SL16B Official Shopping & Gift Event – 5 regions and 100 creators to shop and receive gifts from! Complete list of Merchants listed at this link.
- SL16B Community Experiences to Explore – visit 100s of creative experiences by fellow residents!
- SL16B Linden Homes Preview: Check out the new upcoming campers and trailers theme on the Spellbound region.
- SL16B Calendar of Events – check the full calendar of events so you don’t miss anything!
- Meet the Lindens: Meet the people behind Second Life via a series of special Town Hall Q&A events at SL16B. Here’s the schedule:
- Patch Linden – June 24th at 2pm SLT – Patch is Senior Director of Product Operations. (VIDEO)
- Oz & April Linden – June 25th at 2pm SLT – Oz is Senior Director of SL Engineering and April is System Engineering Manager. (VIDEO)
- Ebbe Linden – June 26th at 2pm SLT – Ebbe is the CEO of Linden Lab. (VIDEO)
- Xiola & Strawberry Linden – June 27th at 2pm SLT – Xiola is Lead Community Manager and Strawberry is Marketing Content Specialist. (VIDEO)
If you visit SL16B and take pictures or videos, don’t forget to share them on social media with the following hashtags so we can all see!
- Flickr – Tag your pics with SL16B
- Twitter – Tag your tweets with #SL16B
- Facebook – Tag your posts with #SL16B
- Instagram – Tag your posts with #SL16B
Let’s get Second Life and the 16th birthday celebrations trending! I’ll see you there!
UPDATE: #SecondLifeChallenge #SL16B
Xiola Linden and I were walking around SL16B and decided to throw down a challenge. All you have to do is pick up a free SL16B hat, flag, and lanyard from the welcome area and take a picture in it! I took a picture with Xiola and my Strawberry Linden avatar, but of course, I also had to do an image with Strawberry Singh too, check them both out below and participate in the challenge too! More details about the challenge on the community forums.
I also did a quick video at SL16B, check it out on my YouTube channel:
Now, here are links to some of my favorite bloggers and vloggers also covering SL16B (will keep updating):
- Inara Pey
- Daniel Voyager
- Ciaran Laval
- Oema Resident
- Sasy Scarborough
- Ricco Saenz
- Isabelle Cheren
- Kess Crystal
- Caitlin Tobias
- Ryan Schultz
- Lexy Nexen
- Cassie Middles
- Justdd (Spanish) (video 1) (video 2)
- Isabelle Cheren
- Celena Troye
- Ciaran Laval (a few videos)
- Maddie Wyatt (a few videos)
- SL4Live – TV (over 25 videos of SL16B)