Thursday, May 23, 2024

EOTB: Community Exhibition Update

 Earlier this week, Linden Lab announced there had been an expansion in the number of communities listed at the Community Exhibition at the WelcomeHub sim. Ten more have been added, doubling the number featured.

On May 1st we expanded the SLCE with the addition of 10 new exhibits, bringing more diversity and creativity to the showcase. This second phase not only enriches our current offerings but also introduces five larger parcels, designed to provide more space and opportunities for immersive experiences.

The new communities, and groups, are Baunatal German Community, Islands of New England, The Nature Collective, FOCUS Art Magazine and Gallerie, The Teegle Equestrian Communit, Leeward Cruising Club, Premier Wrestling, The Lighthouse: Support & Meeting, Virtual Worlds Education Consortium, and American Cancer Societ. 
The Community Exhibition was added in January 30 as a way for different communities in Second Life to describe themselves to newcomers at the WelcomeHub sim, and possibly get them to join.
For the blog post in full, Click Here

SL Video: "Second Life Community Roundtable Meeting"

 For those who missed the Community Roundtable Meeting on Monday, here's a recording made by Pantera Polnocy. The Newser will have a review of it soon.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Reader Submitted Picture "Leavin' On A (Paper) Jet Plane"

 From Kamida Delec around Raglan Shire

Cause I'm leavin' on a (paper) jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Raglan Shire Artwalk Taking Place

One of Second Life's largest annual art shows, the Raglan Shire Artwalk, is going on. It started on Sunday May 19 and will be going on for about a month to Sunday June 16.

The Artwalk features a variety of pictures, much of it people can buy a copy of. There are both screenshots, and real-life artwork brought inworld. Besides the pictures, there are also sculptures and other 3D art. There are also occasional teleport boards to other sections of the displays. 
While this may be a community event, and many local artists have their work featured here, it has and still is been open to all wanting to show their work here, both the local tines and "biggies" (local slang for human and furry avatars).

Once again, the Artwalk goes on to Sunday June 16.
Bixyl Shuftan

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay Clubs, and Club Scorn

Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver, Montecito Bay, and Scorn clubs.

Club Cutlass: British Night, RFL Purple Dance, Big Hair

Happy Vixen: DJ Malit, DJ Arooo, DJ Snowy, DJ Mattie, DJ Scratch, DJ Squeaks, DJ Khyra

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Barnyard Animals

Xanadu: DJ Jesse  

Moon Dance: DJ Cynthia 

Club Squeaks: DJ Squeaks
Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Club Scorn: DJ Charlee, DJ Poison, DJ Charlee, DJ Malit, DJ Gwen
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Work On Relay Track Begins

It's only a few weeks until the Relay Weekend. But already work is being done on the track. At American Cancer Society2, I saw a corner of it had been completed. The temporary track sims aren't on the map yet, but soon will be.

The Relay Weekend takes place from Saturday June 8 to Sunday June 9.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Reader Submitted: Wee Wonders

Kamedia Delic sent in a few pictures of a tiny event she came across, "Grand re-opening of wee wonders sim? They decided to do a marching band."

"A very chaotic marching band. Well, it's mostly just sillyness sofar."

"46 people on the sim... that's pretty busy."

Weekend in Brief

 Quite a bit happened this weekend. The big event was the Bay City Sixteenth Anniversary Celebration, which was it's yearly parade and after-parade dance party. Also going on were some Relay events, such as the Buccaneer's Ball. And the Raglan Shire Artwalk event, one of Second Life's largest annual art shows began this weekend.

More on these, and other, events later.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Cartoon of The Day: Squirrely Birdfeeder

 Squirrels have gotten something of a reputation for going after bird feeders at any opportunity. But what would an anthro squirrel who has no need to raid feeders do? Perhaps put one up and watch it, much like a human would watch a fishtank. 

By Bixyl Shuftan

EOTB: "Community Roundtable" Tomorrow, Monday May 20

Tomorrow at 9:30 AM SL time is the "Community Roundtable" with Linden Lab.  This is a chance for residents to discuss concerns and other matters with two of the Lindens, preferably those sent over in advance. 

We take all feedback (good and bad) from the community seriously. That’s why we’re excited to begin a new initiative that allows Residents to share their thoughts and interact directly with top executives at Second Life. 

We hope you’ll join us for the first of many Community Roundtables with Second Life Leadership – it will be held on Monday, May 20 from 9:30-11 a.m. SLT. For this inaugural session, you’ll have a chance to meet and interact directly with Linden Lab Executive Chairman Oberwolf Linden and Senior VP of Product & Engineering Grumpity Linden.

The Lab would state "We encourage community members to submit questions in advance ... and we’ll do our best to address as many as we can," asking them to use this google doc (link). 
While no doubt there are a variety of concerns, it's expected many of the questions will be about the changes in the policies about child avatars announced earlier this month.

The suggested SURLs were
For the blog post in full, (click here). 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Pictures From "Bid The Lindens Bald"

On Wednesday, the Relay for Life's "Relay Rockers" team had their "Bid the Lindens Bald" event. This event is unique as a number of Linden Lab's finest volunteered to put their virtual looks on the line. Gemma Cleanslate was there, and took some pictures. Editor Bixyl Shuftan added some commentary.
 See the pictures in Events.

Reader Submitted Picture: Dancing to Dixie

 From Kamida Delec, "Dancing to Dixie. Well, more like bouncing. There's not much room to dance."

This Saturday at The Science Circle

 Saturday May 18

    At 10 AM PST   

    Hosted by Chantal Jager
    The Science Circle (72,129,30)
    NOTE: Non-members required to register once
    IM Jes Cobalt or Nymf Hathaway

╚══════════════════════════════ The Science Circle (72,129,30) ═╝