Soon Second Life™ will be turning 11 years old, and of course that means a huge party!
The event will be held from Sunday June 22nd – Sunday June 29th, 2014. There will be 11 sims worth of amazing exhibits, music, conversation, debate, firework displays, games, puzzles, sports and much, much more!!
Actually, even that won’t be the end of it, as the sims will be open for a further seven days for everyone to explore.
The theme this year takes inspiration from a quote by the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill:
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
When Winston Churchill said this in 1943, he could not have imagined a virtual world like Second Life, but now, more than seventy years later, his words have come true in this new world that we have created.
Last year’s birthday celebration was an important milestone — 10 years. And, appropriately, Linden Lab’s theme was reflective of the past 10 years and a review of how far SL has come. This year is a good time to examine where we are going — what does the future hold for SL and it’s many residents? Where are we headed?
As stated on the SL Community Celebration website: “If there’s one thing that makes SL unique, it’s our community of users. Users from all corners of the globe come together under a single umbrella to build a community that comes from our minds and our imaginations. Everything we see, touch and use in Second Life is a product of our imaginations, our minds, and our community.
Want to get involved?
Applications are now open for Performers, Volunteers and speakers and performers in the Auditorium. Lots of volunteers are needed to make this a success, so please consider whether you can give some time to helping out. It should be a lot of fun!
Applications for Exhibitors (i.e. people who want a plot to build on) opened April 27th. The closing date for Exhibitor, Performer and Auditorium applications is May 20th, so don’t hesitate too long!
Need more information?
There is also a Flickr page where you can paste your own images when the sims open. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Flickr feed, because the team will be posting some sneak peek pics!
Main site: http://slcommunitycelebration.com/
They have also posted these promotional videos, which are kind of corny but feel free to watch:
I remain respectfully yours,
~ Suzanne Piers, ZI Social Media Manager