If I timed this right this post should hit the stands just as Second Lifes Sweet 16th is open to the public. It opens at 10am SLT on the 20th of June 2019 and it is going to be an exciting event. The Hop & Shop as mentioned yesterday has gifts in every booth, and there are a hundred stores as part of this wonderful event. All booths also have discounted items, starting at 20% and going up as high as 75%.
The clothing and accessories worn in today’s post are all GIFTS at the event. Even my Slink Hourglass Bundle is discounted during the festivities as are the Physique Original Body Bundle and the Physique Male Bundle, the shoes I have on are the Slink gift for women at the event.
I have included pictures of all the booths, and you can see how amazing this event will be and how much time you will truly need to cover it all.
Also part of the SL16B celebrations is the reveal of the new Linden Homes theme. The theme is very different than the builds so far, and for those wanting to not just live somewhere but actually cohabitate these will be so much fun. I am already looking forward to immersing myself in these themes many opportunities for community development and role-playing scenarios. I can also see a full region of pink in the future because nothing will be more fun than getting all the neighbours on board with that idea.
I ran into Patch Linden while he was going over the showcase area, and he was very pleased with the plans for these and other homes in the future. He also has a Meet & Greet planned for this coming Monday – Calendar of Events – so that he can answer questions about all things Linden Homes related. As this is just a rough layout keep in mind that the Moles are hard at work creating the final layouts of these new areas, and I cannot wait to see them finished. I actually saw the new Taylor Swift video a few hours after running into Patch and laughed hysterically at how just on point the Lindens are.
The Sweet 16 inspired theme of the overall event is throughout the many regions dedicated to it, and if you explore the exhibits done by many Second Life Residents it is fun to see their own take on this Retro vibe. Old Movie Theatres, Beach Party scenes and some very big statues, with bubbles and puppies and even a huge hydrant and cuffs dedicated to first responders. Take the time to visit all aspects of this great time of the year.
One of my favourite sections was the time capsule like build, with all the years’ history of Second Life gathered together. I won’t say I was not disappointed to not see ‘and along came Sasy Scarborough’ in the 2006 section but I did squeal with delight at Hair Fair being mentioned as that was also its very first year.
Another exciting thing that Patch told me was that the four new avatar looks at the Welcome area on the Pizazz region are for limited SL16B time only, so make sure you grab them as a memento of the visit.
Then when you zoom over to the Hop & Shop you can start collecting all the gifts and shop like a crazy person like I did, and look as fabulous as I feel right now.
VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots
VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)
VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)
Props, Furniture, Build
Stardust 50% Off @ SL16B
Skin & Body Parts Worn:
Spencer Mesh Head LeLutka
Skin Applier Alessa – League
Slink Hourglass Body Bundle – Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink 20% OFF @ SL16B
Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers: set 142 Flair
Thick & Heavy Lashes (tintable) – Flair
BubbleGum Lipgloss – AlaskaMetro GIFT @ SL16B
Angel – Lamb GIFT @ SL16B
YouthQuake Dress – Fashionably Dead GIFT @ SL16B
Lisa Marie Shoes Toast Glitter (Slink High/Deluxe Feet) – Slink GIFT @ SL16B
Bangle – Formanails GIFT @ SL16B
Video provided by the organisers of this great event.
Sixteen years and counting. With still so many familiar faces sharing the experience, Second Life is an incredible creation. While it has its ups and downs nothing will ever replace the absolute joy this virtual world has given to millions over the years.
On any given day you will find people sharing this grid with friends and family, meeting new people and discovering new things. I have never experienced anything as complex and as equally charming as Second Life and its people.
I myself, and hundreds of people I know and have known throughout the years often came into Second Life as just something to do, and they stayed acquiring knowledge and skills they could never have imagined. While just the shopping and existing curve are quite steep in SL, it is the creative side of things that just unlocks the doors into so many opportunities to advance. I for one – as novice as I am on most fronts – am just so very grateful to this platform for giving to me and to others such a valuable gift.
The Birthday Celebrations start on the 20th of June at 10am, and you will not want to miss out. Not only are there displays and experiences throughout the regions, but there is also a sneak peek of the newer Linden Homes soon to be launched. A great sounding Music Faire and some chances to meet some Lindens with some Town Hall meetings scheduled.
One of the large events is the Hop & Shop event that comprises of 100 stores with amazing discounts on all items included in their booth, and the booths are huge. The discounts start at 20% and I even saw a 75% sign. On top of the discounts, every store also has a gift item/s out for the taking and the few that showed the gifts, let me just say you will be needing to ice your mouse clicking finger after repetitive let me into the regions clicking. Do not despair though, they have made sure that there are plenty of regions allocated to the event, as well as camming regions on the ends. It is very well spaced out and easy to navigate, however, pack yourself a lunch and some snacks, and keep hydrated, you will be in for the long haul.
There are many familiar stores, and some even new to me, which is unusual, so I am very excited overall for this event, the layout is like a super mall, and it really did make me miss malls of the past, going to one region and having multiple stores to explore, even if then teleporting to their main.
I suggest derending all the people or setting to friends only which you can do in your menus. Turn down your draw distance as low as needed, but maybe at least 72 as 34 may be a bit short for such a big event. I do my usual thing and keep the stores to my left side and just keep going, that way you are sure to hit all of them. Whimsy is more of a zig-zag lady.
You have until the 8th of July but do not forget to visit or at least space it out if you do not do everything at once, and trust me the discounts are epic.
I will be adding pictures once the event is live, as well as some images of new Linden Homes and some of the wonderful displays done by Residents at the celebrations, you will need to open up your next few weeks to get it all in, but so worth it.
– SL16B Open to the Public: 10am (SLT) June 20th – July 8th, 2019
– SL16B Shopping & Gift Event: June 20th – July 8th, 2019
– SL16B Music Faire: June 21st – June 22nd, 2019
– Meet the Lindens: June 24th – June 27th, 2019 – 2pm (PDT)
Links to information of the event:
– SL16B Landing & Info Page
– SL16B Destination Guide
– SL16B Music Faire Lineup & Schedule
– Meet the Lindens Schedule
– SL16B Official Shopping Event – 5 regions and 100 creators (all booths have Gifts some more than one)
– SL16B Community Experiences to Explore
– SL16B Swaginator Gift Hunt
SL16B Main Stage – Venue for Music Faire: