SL9B: TWENTY regions for central celebrations

Following the recent announcement that Dream Seeker Estates will be providing ten regions to be used as a focal point for this year’s Second Life Birthday celebrations, the number has now DOUBLED to a total of TWENTY regions for the central celebrations. The additional sims were donated from several sources:

  • Six have been provided by an anonymous donor
  • Two have been donated by Fruit Islands
  • Two have been donated by KittyCatS

This brings the total number of regions available for the central celebrations to twenty!

More news will be published on this sticky as it is made known.

SL9B is being organised by residents, for residents – there is no direct involvement from Linden Lab. Along with the festivities there will be fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, a charity supported by Dream Seeker Estates.

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And a very special message on the event:

Video courtesy of Mr. Crap Mariner.

LL add new SL Marketplace categories

Yesterday, May 18th, Linden Lab added a number of new categories to the Marketplace, together with a new banner promotion. An announcement was made in the Merchants section of the Commerce forum:

As of this morning, we have added several new categories to the Marketplace. Many have been requested by Merchants, and some have been added to split up very large existing categories. We’ve also created a category to support the next banner promotion.

Next Banner Promotion

The next banner promotion is for the theme “Masquerade”, which could be the following:

  • Costumes/masks for avatars
  • Avatars that may be considered “dress up” avatars
  • Decorations to support a Masquerade themed event
  • Other items related to a Masquerade themed event

If you would like to add listings to this promotion, please move them to the Celebrations/Masquerade category. We plan to launch the banner the week of May 21.

New Categories on the Marketplace

Here is a complete list of all the new categories:

  • Under Animals
    • Breedable Pets/Breedable Cats
    • Breedable Pets/Breedable Dogs
    • Breedable Pets/Breedable Horses
    • Livestock
    • Reptiles
    • Rodents
  • Under Avatar Accessories
    • Neckties
  • Under Building Components
    • Mesh Creator Tools
    • Structures/Commercial/Office Buildings
    • Structures/Commercial/Bars & Restaurants
    • Structures/Residential/Single Family Houses
    • Structures/Residential/Multi Family Buildings
    • Structures/Other Structures/Off Sim Builds
    • Structures/Other Structures/Photography Studios
  • Under Celebrations
    • Masquerade
  • Under Recreation & Entertainment
    • Sporting Goods/Camping Equipment
    • Sporting Goods/Fishing Equipment

We’ll continue to take additional category recommendations. Please add suggestions as comments to this public JIRA: WEB-2896

[Edited May 18, 2012 to remove Meeroos from Breedable Pets and added Breedable Cats, Breedable Dogs, and Breedable Horses to this category.]

The full announcement is available here, and is open to comments and discussion.

With thanks to Tatiana Dokuchic for pointing me to the forum announcement.