Second Life 6th Birthday

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June 23 — June 29, 2009

On June 23, 2009, Second Life turns 6 years old. Hey! This is your second half-decade! Now you're *so* much more sophisticated than 5, but still hovering near the oven, anxious to devour the cake, and wondering what 6 has in store for you. Or, for that matter, what about 7? 10? 15? Where do the years go, anyway?

Since you're never content with things as they are, the event this year is a challenge to Residents: show how you intend to make things in 5, 10 or 100 years. The Birthday theme this year is The Future of Virtual Worlds and we're betting you have some pretty awesome visions to share of the future you're building here. How will Virtual Worlds work? How will they look? How will they be part of everyday life? How will we learn, socialize and evolve in them? How will they affect your beliefs, and be affected by your actions?


Once again, Linden Lab has set aside 20 regions for the Birthday celebration, and Residents are building their particular future to share with you. The event infrastructure is nearly complete, and we think it will inspire us all. It's a little dark, and a little shiny. It's a little inspiring, and a little dystopian. It's decidedly 3- dimensional. Think in light. Think in concept. Look up. Look under. Look in and listen closely.

Applications to exhibit are now closed. We will be reviewing your submitted applications this week, and hope to have announcements going out to accepted exhibitors by June 1. You will have a full 2 or 3 weeks on-site to build. The event will open June 23, and officially run for a week, (though we will keep the gates open for a week beyond that so that plenty of people can come by for a visit).

Event Policies

Maturity Rating

In order to ensure a comfortable experience for every Resident, the whole of the event will be accessible to general audiences. The Second Life 6th Birthday Celebration takes place on the main Second Life Grid and is for Adults 18 years and older. The following guidelines are in effect, and are the same PG guidelines we followed last year:

"PG Areas are designated to be free from sexually explicit language or behavior, swearing and other forms of aggressive language, violent behavior and/or imagery, including horror. Gambling for Linden Dollars is also prohibited." This is taken from the Knowledgebase Article found here.

Linden Lab and the Resident Organizers reserve the right to determine when an edge case is no longer appropriate.

Exhibitors may provide landmarks to Mature regions, provided they are properly marked as Mature. Linden Lab and the Resident Organizers reserve the right to determine when an edge case is no longer PG.

Exhibit Policies

 * No megaprims are allowed at Linden-Sponsored Events.
 * No sales - freebies are okay as are landmarks to external areas.
 * No hate-oriented material.
 * No copyright or trademark infringement (includes real life or virtual name brands, logos, sounds or graphics that aren't owned by exhibitor.)
 * Prim limits are according to plot size requested and will be enforced.
 * 1 Exhibit per resident/group
 * Landmarks, Web content or Links provided must be relevant to the exhibit or exhibitor.
 * We expect every exhibitor and attendee to adhere to the standard Second Life Terms of Service.

Important Dates

  • May 6- Applications open
  • May 20- Applications closed
  • May 21- Applications review begins
  • June 1- Accepted Exhibitors notified
  • June 2- Building may begin
  • June 21- Tech Rehearsal, complete builds
  • June 23- Gates open!
  • June 29- Official closing ceremony
  • July 6- Gates close

Performer Information

If you would like to DJ at SL6b, please use this form to tell us about yourself and your availability! Live performers may IM Glimmer Silverstar for information.

Event Staff

Administration, Project Management

  • Linden Lab Liaison, Dusty Linden

Estate/Build Out/Exhibits

  • Lead Resident Organizer, Phaylen Fairchild
  • Lead Architect, Prad Prathivi
  • Lead Scripter, Brunswick Warburten
  • Hunt Scripter, Gypsy Paz
  • Estate Comms, Buckaroo Mu
  • Sim Coordinators
    • Toxic Menges
    • Poid Mahovlich
    • Kit Maitland
    • Trinity Serpentine
  • Baker, Vivianne OFlynn
  • Infrastructure Builders
    • Phaylen Fairchild
    • Rrishanna Regina
    • Allatu Augustus
    • Poid Mahovlich
    • Mantis Oh
    • Scope Cleaver
  • Ambience
    • Kazuhiro Aridian
  • Moderators
    • Poid Mahovlich
    • Doctor Gascoigne
    • Marianne Levasseur
    • Rails Bailey
    • Skye Galileo
    • Arian Writer
    • Drakon Cortes
    • Shawn Masters
    • Jezzie McCellan
    • Chaos Mohr


  • Live Performance Stage, Glimmer Silverstar
  • DJ Stages, Jewelkicker Spearmann
    • Gage Goodliffe


  • Publicity, Catherine Linden
  • Publicity, Blondin Linden

Event Group

If you would like to keep informed, please join the group "Second Life Birthday" in-world. That will be our primary means of internal communication with the community. Externally, please keep watching the blog for news updates, and this wiki as an information repository.

Historical Links