SL celebrates: 15 years and counting

SL15B: The Welcome Area, arrival point for exploring the event regions and start partying

SL15B: The Welcome Area, arrival point for exploring the event regions and start partying

Second Life is arriving to an impressive milestone in this fast-changing world: on June 23, it will be 15 years since it was officially released by Linden Lab. The world – and the tech environment, as well as the internet cartography – has changed significantly since then, but, with a series of transformations, the platform has survived and evolved. Following the announcement by LL’s CEO Ebbe Altberg back in March, it seems it will be around for a while, yet. So, that’s what Second Life’s community is celebrating this year, from today, June 17, to June 24. There are 24 regions reserved for the party and a good way to explore them is to start at the Welcome Area 1 or 2.

Cake Stage, reflecting the crystal theme

Cake Stage, reflecting the crystal theme

Cake Stage: from inside

Cake Stage: from inside

Being 15, SL arrives to its crystal anniversary – and that’s the theme around which the whole Community Celebration was organized this year. The buildings and most exhibitions by SL residents in the events’ regions reflect that concept.

Stage Left: the snake

Stage Left: the snake

Stage Left: details from the snake building

Stage Left: details from the snake building

Stage Left: interior

Stage Left: interior

As it’s already the tradition for SL’s anniversary, besides the exhibitions one can attend presentations at the Auditorium and live performances or DJ performances at the different stages built for the party. More info on that can be found on the official website for the event. Also, one can visit the Cornfield, the Linden Bear Island and the Tapestry of Time (where one can learn further about SL’s history, with the exception of the really controversial moments).

Entering the Tapestry of Time

Entering the Tapestry of Time

Inside the Tapestry of Time

Inside the Tapestry of Time

The Auditorium at SL15B

The Auditorium at SL15B

The regions will remain open for another week after June 24, but no performances are scheduled beyond that date – it’s just for residents to be able to visit the sims.

Crystal Rotunda Main Stage

Crystal Rotunda Main Stage

DJ Stage North

DJ Stage North

So, let’s celebrate. I volunteered as a greeter this year, as I’ve done in past occasions, so maybe we’ll see each other there. Have fun!

The Cornfield, near the Cake Stage

The Cornfield, near the Cake Stage

Linden Bear Island

Linden Bear Island

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