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, your challenge is to 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?

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Got an idea? Want to participate? Great! Once again, Linden Lab has set aside 20 regions for the Birthday celebration, and Resident organizers are busy carving it into parcels where you can build and share your particular future. The event infrastructure is nearly complete, and we think it will inspire you to great "heights". 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.

What you'll need to do: Read about the event policies (below), and apply for a plot of land by filling out the application form. We have limited space to give away, so put some good thought into describing your exhibit idea in an interesting and forward-looking manner so we feel compelled to squeeze you in! Applications will be taken for 2 weeks.

In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we aren't giving away any huge chunks of land or mountains of prims this year. Plot sizes are: 512 m2 (117 prims), 1024 m2 (234 prims) or 2048 m2 (468 prims). Got a cool idea but no time or will to build? This year we have small booths (15 prims) for those who just want to display images, signs, concepts or a simple object. Concept can be king!

We will be accepting your applications until May 20, will review them the week after that, 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).