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 it looks great. 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 build an exhibit are now closed. We will be reviewing all submitted applications next, and hope to have announcements going out to accepted exhibitors by June 1. Exhibitors 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.

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 3- Accepted Exhibitors notified (date revised!)
  • June 5- Building may begin (date revised!)
  • June 21- Tech Rehearsal, complete builds
  • June 23- Gates open!
  • June 29- Official closing ceremony
  • June 30- Final day of Entertainment
  • 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.

Builder Information

Builder Policy

  • Zero Tolerance for Drama.

The volunteer staff of Second Life 6th Birthday are here to help you with reasonable requests for assistance with your build. They are not being paid to be abused, called names, or manipulated for your personal ends. Please be courteous to these fellow residents who are giving their time for the community. Any builders habitually harassing staff will be removed from the event.

  • You will need to set all items to SECOND LIFE BIRTHDAY EXHIBITORS Group or they will auto return after 1 minute.
  • If you do not receive an invitation to the Second Life Birthday Exhibitors group in a timely fashion, please leave a message in the general SECOND LIFE BIRTHDAY group requesting help from an Exhibitor Assistant. The Exhibitor Assistants are here to help get you acclimated, as well as make sure you and your building team have invites.
  • Your Exhibitor Assistant will also remind you of the policies and protocols and inform you who your Region Coordinator is in the instance you need help with other, more elaborate issues. The Exhibitor Assistants will be able to answer all of your questions.
  • By building at SL6B you are agreeing to keep your displays PG. Of course, that means things like Nudity or violence are not acceptable. Linden Lab reserves the right to determine the limits of nudity or violence, and may ask you to adjust your entries accordingly.
  • Selling is prohibited, however, freebies are fine. Additionally, displays should have actual content, not just look like advertisements. This is a non-commercial zone intended to showcase the best ideas, solutions, craftsmanship and community that Second Life residents have to offer.
  • Megaprims are prohibited.
  • If you have needs that an Exhibitor Assistant cannot take care of - such as terraform issues or land options customization, please refer to your Sim Coordinator for further assistance with such tasks. A list of Sim Coordinators are as follows:

TOXIC MENGES Aeon Quantum Virtuocity Cryo

TRINITY SERPENTINE Titan Void Uplink Velocity

POID MAHOVLICH Atomic Dimension Polaris Callisto

KIT MAITLAND Nano Nucleus Hologram Portal


  • Each plot allows you the standard allotment of prims. Please don't exceed your allotment under any circumstances!
  • If you requested a booth space, a booth has been provided for you. If it does not meet your needs, you may have it deleted, but please respect the view of your neighbors when designing your own booths.
  • Your display may include a notecard and LM to another location. You may not sell your work here.
  • You must be a member of the Second Life Birthday Exhibitors group in order to access The Rock. An effort has been made to group all exhibits by content type. Exhibitor Assistants will have a list available to direct you to your assigned spaces. DO NOT CONTACT YOUR SIM COORDINATOR FOR A GROUP INVITE! They are extremely busy working on other things in an effort to ensure you have the most positive experience possible.
  • If you cannot use your space, please IM the group and request help from a Exhibitor Assistant. The Exhibitor Assistant will provide this information to your sim Coordinator.
  • Exhibitors have 7 days to claim their land by putting a prim on. June 11th is the last day to claim your land. We will give your land to anther exhibitor on June 12th, if you have not claimed it.

Event Staff

If you are thinking of volunteering to work at SL6B, read this: The Second Life Birthday Production Team will be a no-drama zone. It's goal-oriented, get-'er-done work, all accomplished behind the scenes. While it's very fun and satisfying, it is no place for a big ego or someone who needs to be the center of attention or in control. It's collaborative. "Team" is a big word around here; be prepared to work with others and be good at reaching a goal, even if it's not the road you might have chosen if working alone!

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
  • Exhibitor Orientation
    • Kitty Tandino
    • Ginger Marseille
    • Kelindra Talamasca
    • APinkSwan Beauchamp
    • Odessa Dagostino
    • Diana Renoir
    • CallieDel Boa
    • Joslyn Bonetto
    • Menolly Riederer
    • Shi Streeter
    • Moira Seelowe
  • Baker, Vivianne OFlynn
  • Infrastructure Builders
    • Phaylen Fairchild
    • Rrishanna Regina
    • Allatu Augustus
    • Poid Mahovlich
    • Mantis Oh
    • Scope Cleaver
    • Cube Republic
    • Hern Worsley
    • Brunswick Warburten
  • Ambience
    • Kazuhiro Aridian
    • GutterBlood Spoonhammer
    • Dizzy Banjo
  • 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


  • Baz Ceawlin
  • Katier Reitveld
  • Catherine Linden
  • Blondin Linden

Community Services

  • Mentor Coordinator, Doctor Gascoigne
  • Greeters
    • Adrienne Belvedere
    • Amarille Alvord
    • Aphroditee Moulliez
    • APinkSwan Beauchamp
    • Arabella Steadham
    • Asukae Theas
    • athena rickena
    • Avery Reynolds
    • Baron Delacroix
    • Bastien Culdesac
    • Blazin McMahon
    • brigitte Beaumont
    • CallieDel Boa
    • Ce Kilda
    • ChatBrat Pippita
    • Circle Widdershins
    • Claari Shepherd
    • Claire Harford
    • CodeWarrior Carling
    • Coughran Mayo
    • Dali Bonetto
    • Daniel Voyager
    • Dawny Daviau
    • Diana Renoir
    • EagleWoman Lightfoot
    • Electra Fargis
    • Elaine Pera
    • emilia express
    • Eyerocker Picket
    • Gabriella Meriman
    • Geoffrey Woodget
    • Ginger Marseille
    • Golan Eilde
    • Harper Beresford
    • Inara Marquette
    • Jennette Forager
    • Jessica Lyon
    • Johny Scaggs
    • JoJo Balut
    • Joslyn Bonetto
    • Kelindra Talamasca
    • Kitty Tandino
    • KT Syakumi
    • Laure Farella
    • Lea56 Hyun
    • Leia Cale
    • Lozzie Lowe
    • Lyndsay Voom
    • Majique Merlin
    • Marc3469 Nichols
    • Marybeth Oceanlane
    • Mentor Karas
    • Moira Seelowe
    • Mystra Jewell
    • Odessa Dagostino
    • Oppss Cela
    • Orange Planer
    • Ourasi Ferraris
    • Pim Peccable
    • Poppy McDunnough
    • Ravena Decuir
    • Rekka Berchot
    • Ribbons Whitfield
    • Robby Pomeray
    • Ruvial Boucher
    • Saxet Uralia
    • Scotts Winkler
    • sexina Babii
    • Skate Foss
    • SouLDK Simpson
    • Spino Forcella
    • Sullybaby Gomez
    • Susan Snookums
    • Tear Thor
    • Tetsuko Yorimasa
    • Tiamat bingyi
    • Tid Kidd
    • Till Pierce
    • Trinity Lisle
    • Usil Bailey
    • Wandering Homewood
    • Will Webb
    • Xadie Katscher
    • Yasmine Variscan

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