2018 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Second Life opening its doors to full public access. It’s a milestone year for the platform, and this is reflected in the fact that there are actually two celebratory “estates” ramping up to mark the event.
The first of these is a special Lab-run series of regions – the SLB regions. These include attractions such as the Linden Bear Island and The Cornfield – although it’s not clear if the latter is modelled on the original “sin bin” Cornfield, or the more recent version used in the shoot-’em-game – but I’m leaning towards the former. The Lab will most likely be handling all the PR around these regions and the activities taking place on them.
The other big event is the one that’s become the staple celebration of every year since SL9B – The Second Life Birthday Community Celebrations (SLBCC) – organised by Second Life users for Second Life users – and it is on this event that I’m focusing here.
This year, SL15BCC will run from Sunday, June 17th through Sunday, June 24th, inclusive.
From the SL15BCC website:
As Second Life begins to celebrate its 15th birthday, our “crystal” theme aims to inspire residents to reflect both on the past and see into the future. The community is encouraged to use the crystal aesthetic and concept to creatively express their favourite SL features of the past while also looking forward into the future. The “crystal” theme allows for exploration of the tapestry of time that weaves together the past, present and future of Second Life.
On Friday, April 13th, the organisers opened the doors to applications from exhibitors, performers and presenters. Those wishing to apply for any of these positions are asked to read the General Event Policies for SL15B, and then proceed as follows:
- Exhibitors should then read the Exhibitor Policies and complete the Exhibitor Application form
- Performers should then read the Performance Policies and complete one of the following application forms:
- Presenters should complete the Auditorium Application form.
- When entering times in any of the above forms, please ensure you used Second Life Time (SLT).
In addition, bloggers and press wishing to get full access to SL15BCC to cover the event should complete the Press Access form.
Volunteers to help run the event are also being sought. If you are interested in helping with things as a greeter, stage manager, exhibitor assistant, etc., then please read the Volunteer Code of Conduct, and then complete the Volunteer Application form.