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See the first of this year’s informational videos!

How do I find out more?

You can find out more by following the official blog, and by following on Facebook and Twitter.

There is also 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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SL11B logo

SL11B logo

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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Now available on the web (after a few glitches!) our final we celebrate Second Life’s Tenth Birthday with the third and last of our programmes from the Community Celebrations!

We talk to some of the people who made SL10B so special – Yavanna Llanfair who created the wonderful podcar tours, AineMarie Flanagan with her beautiful Sotrybook exhibition, DrFran Babcock who displayed her amazing spoons collection and we catch up with our old friends from Arcachon who tell us about their taste of their own little corner of France. And we’ll be take in the iconic builds of The Cornfield and Bear Island before signing off from the last of the four stages – the Lake Stage.

The Lake Stage

The Lake Stage

This was the last show in Designing Worlds’ current season, and we are now on our summer break. But we’ll be back in late August with another great season!

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Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - cover

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – cover

Welcome to our special celebratory birthday issue and more of our new range of features in Prim Perfect magazine, as well as those you know and love!

Some of you may be wondering why I am posed in such a precarious position for my editorial picture (balanced on a beachball which in turn rests on a very sharp pinnacle). Others (those with a sense of history) may be grinning. That’s because I’m standing in DaBoom, the very first region created in Second Life.

Moreover, I am standing on the South East corner, which is the point from which all directions of North, South, East and West are taken on the grid.  You might say that the spot where I’m standing is the point at which 0 degrees longitude cross the Equator.  And if you want to fly there and check it for yourselves, you’ll see, in the description bar, it says, “IT ALL STARTED HERE!”

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - Residents Reflect

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – Residents Reflect

So why the beach ball? Well, that is an object that predates the launch of Second Life … and you have a copy of it in your inventory.  Look for the Beach Ball in your Library (it’s in the Objects folder), If you Inspect it you’ll see that it has a creation date of Tues April 30 04:41:13 2002.  And the creator is… Philip Linden.

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - Places we have lost

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – Places we have lost

Ceejay Writer talks more about this and about Places that have stood the test of time, dating back to the very early days of Second Life, while PJ Trenton has an elegiac photo tribute to places we have loved and lost.  But, as we all know, rumours of the demise of Second Life tend to be exagerated – and to prove it, Honour McMillan has found ten exciting new locations that prove that creativity is still very much alive here.

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - An Interview with Xandi Mars

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – An Interview with Xandi Mars

Of course, if you were worried about creativity, a visit to the Second Life 10th Birthday Community Celebrations should have put your mind at rest. Qwis Greenwood takes a look there – and PJ Trenton has captured the last ten years from Marianne McCann’s terrific History Walk, while Rosamoo Mendelsohn sheds some light on Hunting at the Community Celebrations!

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - New Places to find

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – New Places to find

But what about the people who made it all happen? Judi Newall has been talking to long term residents about their memories of Second Life … while Joonie Jatho talks to Xandi Mars about her memories of the grid. From coming out of Beta (and counting it a red letter day when there were 500 avatars on the grid simultaneously) to working with mesh, Xandio has seen it all … and she shares her experiences!

There’s a report on the Home and Garden Expo from Cinders Vale and Beq Janus brings us up-to-date with Relay for Life.

We also have the fourth in our major series on Mesh by Beq Janus who supplies some special files that you can upload and experiment with!  And Winona Wiefel supplies more information on how to develop your own home in Part 4 of our Building a Skybox series.

As always, there are details from our TV shows, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 -  All about RFL

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – All about RFL

Our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Beq Janus, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

All this with News From the Grid and more!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - Places that remain!

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – Places that remain!

If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 48 here – and please do leave a comment!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our head offices in the Irish Isles.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - Building a skybox - Part 4!

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – Building a skybox – Part 4!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 - July 2013 - The History Walk

Prim Perfect: Issue 48 – July 2013 – The History Walk

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Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 8th July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we celebrate Second Life’s Tenth Birthday with the third and last of our programmes from the Community Celebrations!

Bear Island at SL10B Community Celebration - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Bear Island at SL10B Community Celebration – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

We’ll be talking to some of the people who made SL10B so special – we’ll be talking to Yavanna Llanfair about her wonderful podcar tours, we’ll be talking to AineMarie Flanagan about her beautiful Sotrybook exhibition, to DrFran Babcock about her amazing spoons collection and catching up with our old friends from Arcachon about their taste of their own little corner of France. And we’ll be taking in the iconuic builds of The Cornfield and Bear Island before signing off from the last of the four stages – the Lake Stage.

The Lake Stage

The Lake Stage

It makes for another great show – so do come and watch it at 2pm!

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

The Cornfield - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

The Cornfield – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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TBM at SL10B CC

TBM at SL10B CC

Today will see the last of the Designing Worlds broadcasts from the SL10B Community Celebrations, and to mark the occasion, here is an SL10B jigsaw (although not of a build that appears on the show).

It’s the special birthday teaser build for The Blackened Mirror, the popular Treet TV show, which is planned to make a return for a second series later in the year.

In the meantime, enjoy Designing Worlds – news of what is on that show will follow shortly!

Click to Mix and Solve

TBM at SL10b CC

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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You can now see the second of our special shows from the Second Life 10th Birthday Community Celebrations – on the web!

In this show, we talked to some of the people who have exhibits here, including Kikiri Tuqiri, who had A wonderful fractal exhibition and Roger Thunders who displayed some amazing game machines. We also looked at the water sim, and caught up with Diana Renoir on the Cake Stage, as well as Marianne McCann, who talked about about the amazing History Walk.

The History Walk, photographed by PJ Trenton

The History Walk, photographed by PJ Trenton

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Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 1st July, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, as we celebrate Second Life’s Tenth Birthday with the second of our programmes from the Community Celebrations!

The Cake Stage

The Cake Stage

Once again, we’ll be talking to some of the people who have exhibits here, including Kikiri Tuqiri’s wonderful fractal exhibition and Roger Thunders who displayed some amazing game machines. We’ll be looking at the water sim, and catching up with Diana Renoir on the Cake Stage. And we’ll be talking to Marianne McCann about the amazing History Walk.

The History Walk, photographed by PJ Trenton

The History Walk, photographed by PJ Trenton

It makes for another great show – so do come and watch it at 2pm!

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

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You can now see the first of our special shows from the Second Life 10th Birthday Community Celebrations – on the web!

In this show, we talk to exhibitors Honey Heart who tells us all about the fascinating art of Second Life dressage, and Catbboy Qunhua who talks about his forthcoming machinima, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, a patische of 1950s science fiction movies. We meet David Abbot, who tells us about the Long Walk – an exploration of the regions that make up the SL10b Community Celebrations – with gifts to find.

Reactor Stage

Reactor Stage

And we look at two of the fantastic stages – the Live/Turtle/A’stra Stage (created by Flea Bussy and Toady Nakamura of Grendels) and the Reactor Stage (created by KT Syakumi).

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Two weeks ago, the flags were raised to signify that the SL10B Community Celebration was open.

Flags flying over the SL10B Community Celebration

Flags flying over the SL10B Community Celebration

Now, two weeks later, the event is coming to an end and the flags will be lowered at 12 noon on Saturday 29th June.

Once again, the idea is that as many people as possible can watch the flags lowered, marking the end of the Celebration. The flags are stationed around the sims (you can see their locations marked with red X‘s on the map below).

Position of Flags for the Opening Ceremony

Position of Flags for the Closing Ceremony

You don’t have to land right on top of a flag (that would be rather painful!). The idea is to land close – you’ll be able to find a spot where you can see the flags lifting!

Following the flag ceremony, there will be fireworks (organised by Marianne McCann) at the gorgeous Cake Stage (which will be viewable from many points).

The Cake Stage

The Cake Stage

And to round off events, from 1pm – 9pm SLT, there will be a party on the fabulous Turtle Stage on SL10B Impressive and SL10B Spellbound. Details of the DJs who’ll be performing will be published soon.

So come and join us for the Closing of Second Life’s 10th Birthday Community Celebrations – and then stay to enjoy the party!

The Turtle Stage

The Turtle Stage

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