SL12B Community Celebration: “What dreams may come”

The website for SL12B, the largest Community Celebration marking Second Life’s 12th anniversary, opened on Thursday, April 22nd. Celebrations this year will run from Sunday, June 21st through to Sunday, June 28th, inclusive, and have been given the theme “What dreams may come”.

The opening of the website also saw applications for exhibitors, performers, presenters and volunteers also open.

Those wishing to apply for any of these positions are asked to read the General Event Policies for SL12BCC, and then proceed as follows:

Key Dates for the Event

  • Wednesday, May 13th: All applications closed
  • Saturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th: Exhibitors notified via email
  • Monday, June  1st – Wednesday June 17th (noon SLT): Sims open for building
  • Wednesday, June 10th: Performers notified via email
  • Wednesday June 17th (noon SLT) at noon SLT – Thursday, June 18th: Sims closed for walk-through
  • Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th: Extra time for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 20th: Press day
  • Sunday, June 21st ( noon SLT): Sims open!
  • Tuesday, June 23rd: Second Life’s twelfth anniversary
  • Sunday, June 28th: End of main celebrations
  • Monday, June 29th – Saturday, July 4th: Sims remain open for viewing
  • Monday, July 6th – Wednesday, July 8th: Break down
  • Thursday, July 9th: Sims go offline.

About the Theme

The theme for SL12BCC, What dreams may come, a phrase which perhaps most famously can be found in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and the  the Prince’s fourth, and most famous, soliloquy (Act III, Scene I).

At first glance, it might seem an unusual choice, given the context of Hamlet’s thinking within the play.  However, as the SL12BCC website reminds us, the words also formed the title of Richard Matheson’s acclaimed 1978 novel, and the SL12BCC website itself offers a new, uplifting interpretation of the words:

Unlike our physical world, everything we see in Second Life© was born out of the stuff of dreams. For some, these dreams are what they aspire to, while others seek to recreate that which is unattainable in their lives.

Some may craft elaborate worlds of gleaming gold, while others may descend into the netherworld, portraying realms of flame and darkness.

Still others may have dreams of a simpler variety: a nice house, a picket fence, and a perfectly green lawn. All dreams, big and small, are valid and welcome.

We want to see your dreams. what do you imagine for the future, what are your aspirations, or what is your own personal flight of fancy?

Bring life to your dreams at SL12BCC.

Dreams of SL11B and the Cake stage by Loki Eliot; what dreams will give form to the SL12B celebrations?
Dreams of SL11BCC and the Cake stage by Loki Eliot; what dreams will give form to the SL12BCC celebrations?

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