Spanning 21 sims with over 700 contributors, over 300 exhibits, over 300 live performers and speakers with special speeches from Philip and Rod Linden, SL8B is a showcase for the accomplishments and content of all SL residents, celebrating the “life” of Second Life.
On June 23, 2011, Second Life will be officially eight years old. The hard-working team of Resident volunteers and Lindens have been busily preparing for the annual birthday bash—laying down the groundwork (literally) to celebrate. It started 8 years ago as a parade through mainland sims, with Philip Linden giving a speech over their newly connected media stream. Each subsequent year it has become more elaborate, more spacious, more compelling as the technology of Second Life has increased and the creativity of the residents has bloomed. Enjoy this year live musicians and DJs, exhibits, media-on-prim, and machinima.
The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. SLT on Monday, June 20 and runs through Sunday, June 26 with a glittering assortment of musicians, speakers, artists, business leads, media mavens, merchants, social organizers, and other amazing Residents. The 20-region site is open for another week, so you’re welcome to come and tour the builds at your leisure. The gates will officially close on Saturday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. SLT.
About the Theme: The magic of Second Life
This year’s theme is the magic of Second Life. No, we’re not just talking about wizards and sorceresses (though of course they’re included). The true magic of Second Life is something different for each of us. It’s all about that moment when we realized how amazing Second Life really is. It’s when we found our own personal connections to Second Life, realizing its potential in our own lives and the lives of other Residents. Whether it’s the social aspect, the content creation possibilities, or unique business and commerce opportunities, we’ve all got a tale of Second Life magic to share.
All event times and locations, slurls, links, social media, etc., can be found on the resident blog: http://sl8b.wordpress.com.
Having applied for a SL8B Press-Pass I had access to the exhibition grounds and allowed to have a sneak preview. Although I will give a small impression of SL8B in a forthcoming Blog, I cannot resist in publishing one snapshot and SLURL of an interesting exhibit: Magic in Motion, an interactive Magical Experience by Calla Cela at Spellbound -6, SL8B Spellbound (229, 219, 21)
Ejoy the celebrations :-)