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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 Second Life™ 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!

SL11B Logo

SL11B Logo


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 26th.

 

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!

Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLBCommunity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLBCommunityCelebration
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/slcommunitycelebration/pool/

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Designing Worlds show about the wonderful One Billion Rising event is now on the web!

We talk to Victor Mornington, who created the fabulous stage, to Taralyn Gravois, who curated the fantastic art installations, to Samantha Ohrberg, who organised the amazing music programme, to JuJu Apollo Starr, the stage manager lead, and to Jilly Kidd, who organised the poetry sessions. And we learn more about some of the individual art installations with artists Mikati Slade, Krystali Rabeni, Reuben Mayo, Finn Lanzius and Betty Tureaud.

The Stage at One Billion Rising

The Stage at One Billion Rising

We also something more of the live event – both the musical side, and the poetry sessions as well. It’s a great show – don’t miss it!

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The Stage at One Billion Rising

The Stage at One Billion Rising

Join us today, Monday 24th February at 2pm at the Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams for a special viewing party of today’s Designing Worlds show as we take a look at the One Billion Rising event, held on Friday 14th February.

We’ll be talking to Victor Mornington, who created the fabulous stage, to Taralyn Gravois, who curated the fantastic art installations, to Samantha Ohrberg, who organised the amazing music programme, to JuJu Apollo Starr, the stage manager lead, and to Jilly Kidd, who organised the poetry sessions. And we’ll be learning more about the individual art installations with artists Mikati Slade, Krystali Rabeni, Reuben Mayo, Finn Lanzius and Betty Tureaud.

Installation at One Billion Rising by Krystali Rabelni

Installation at One Billion Rising by Krystali Rabelni

We’ll also be seeing something more of the live event – both the musical side, and the poetry sessions as well.

So … do join us at 2pm for a very special episode!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on Aview TV or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – or on the Designing Worlds blog – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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The Stage at One Billion Rising

The Stage at One Billion Rising

Today is the last chance to visit the One Billion Rising regions and see the art installations, the fabulous stage created by Victor1st Mornington and the beautiful gardens and landscaping created by Aisling Sinclair.

Everything will be taken down today, ready to return the islands tomorrow morning – but we’ll be closing with a take down party! Join us on OBR Dance! (or Rise, Release or Justice!).

Looking towards the Meditation Park - landscaped by Aisling Sinclair

Looking towards the Meditation Park – landscaped by Aisling Sinclair

The party starts at 2pm with Victor1st Mornington as DJ. At 4pm, Samm Quendra will be singing live … and then we will close out the event after that.

Don’t miss it!

One Billion Rising Stage at night

One Billion Rising Stage at night

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One Billion Rising, photographed by Victor1st Mornington

One Billion Rising, photographed by Victor1st Mornington

Thank you to everyone who took part in this amazing event – greeters, security, stage managers, artists, poets, musicians, sponsors and all of you who visited and shared the experience.

The four regions will be open all Saturday for people to visit and explore all the art installations and galleries.

Art Installations ay One Billion Rising

Art Installations ay One Billion Rising

Sunday will be take-down day, with artists removing their installations and the stage being removed – but before that last happens, we will be having a Take Down Party at 2pm SLT.

Installation by Krystali Rabeni

Installation by Krystali Rabeni

I would say that we’ll dance till we drop but – as we know from Friday – that could take rather a long time!

2LEI Group Installation at One Billion Rising

2LEI Group Installation at One Billion Rising

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The regions are now open for public access!

One Billion Rising! Photographed by Victor1st Mornington

Come and join us!

OBR Dance
OBR Justice
OBR Release
OBR Rise

The music starts at 12 midnight – you can see the full schedule here.

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The four One Billion Rising regions will be open at 11pm on Thursday 13th February, to give people time to arrive and settle in before the event starts at midnight.

The four regions are:

OBR Dance
OBR Justice
OBR Release
OBR Rise

Once you are here, you will find an information point, a sponsor board and a gift area at the landing point. From there you can explore the art installations, go to a poetry reading, or head for the main stage to listen to music and to dance.

And here is a map, to help you explore!

What's Where at One Billion Rising in Second Life!

What’s Where at One Billion Rising in Second Life!

Note that Dance, Justice and Release are all General content regions; Rise is a Moderate region.

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