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SL7B. Second Life 7th Birthday page.

  • Information and updates for those interested in Second Life's 7th Birthday festivities coming in June 2010.
  • See last year's wiki here.
  • Join Second Life Birthday group inworld for updates.

When Second Life Turns Seven (SL7B)

On June 23, 2010, Second Life will be officially seven years old. In preparation of our annual birthday bash, our Linden and Resident volunteers have been busy parceling, landscaping, and laying the groundwork for you to celebrate!

The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, June 27 with a sampling of the best and brightest of Second Life, including musicians, speakers, artists, business leaders, media mavens, merchants, social organizers, and other amazing Residents like you.

Out of town that week? No problem. We'll be keeping the 20-region site open for another week, officially closing the gates on July 3.

About the Theme

The theme of this year's birthday bash is "Unexpected Collaborations." Second Life is a social space and a creative space. One of the best parts of Second Life is how we are able to meet and collaborate with people we have never met before in a way we never would have expected.

We build together, we dance together, we create businesses together and partnerships and groups. We have clubs where friends meet regularly, art shows and fashion shows, shopping expeditions, residential sims and neighborhoods, classrooms, and role playing areas. All these are collaborative spaces where we learn from each other and engage in unexpected collaborations in Second Life every day.

This event offers a great opportunity to start thinking about your own personal unexpected collaborations in Second Life—the experiences that made you want to stay and create something new and interesting. From wonderful to weird and back again—Second Life astonishes us again and again.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Application

Apply for your piece of SL7B today! We're offering parcels of 512 m2 (117 prims) and 1024 m2 (234 prims) for exhibitors to show their stuff at SL7B. If you're interested, please complete the SL7B Exhibitor Application by May 20. Approved exhibitors will be notified via email by June 3 to start building on June 5.

Exhibitor Directory

Coming Soon!

Performer Information

Performer Application

Calling all Live Performance and DJs! We'd love to feature you at SL7B. If you're a performer or if you'd like to DJ at SL7B, please complete the SL7B Entertainment Application to tell us about yourself and your availability. Please submit your application by May 20 and our entertainment staff will get back to you no later than June 1.

Events Calendar

Coming Soon!

Event Blog

Want to hear more of the stories behind these "Unexpected Collaborations" among SL7B's participants? Check out Harper Beresford's blog for more.

Important Dates

  • May 12—Applications for exhibitors & performers open.
  • May 20—Applications deadline.
  • June 3—Accepted exhibitors are notified.
  • June 5—Accepted exhibitors can begin work on their parcels at SL7B site.
  • June 18—Deadline for all exhibitor builds.
  • June 19—Tech Rehearsal
  • June 21—10:00 a.m. SLT: Gates open to the public for the opening ceremonies.
  • June 23—The Birthday!
  • June 26—Official closing ceremony.
  • June 27—Last day of entertainment.
  • July 3—Gates close.

Event Policies

Many thanks to the Lindens and volunteers who put these event policies together. It's through our collaborative work that we set the foundation for future events to just get better and better.

Maturity Rating

The Second Life Birthday Celebration (SL7B) takes place on the main Second Life Grid and is for adults 18 years and older. The event has a General (aka PG) maturity rating, so all related rules are in effect. Exhibitors may provide landmarks to Adult regions, provided they are properly marked as Adult.

The following content is not appropriate in regions with a General (aka PG) maturity rating: Intense, strong language or expletives. Nudity or sexual content in textures, sounds, or animations. Content depicting sex, strong violence, or anything else broadly offensive. Soliciting of chat sex. Avatar nudity. You get the idea.

General (aka PG) maturity rating guidelines, the Second Life Terms of Service, and Second Life Community Standards apply to all participants and visitors at SL7B.

Exhibit Policies

  • Every exhibitor and attendee must adhere to the Second Life Terms of Service and Second Life Community Standards.
  • Prim limits (according to plot size) will be strictly enforced. Please don't exceed your allotment under any circumstances.
  • This event is on a 20-region area with a General (aka PG) maturity rating. All exhibitors and attendees must adhere to the corresponding guidelines.
  • There are two parcel sizes this year: 512 m2 (117 prims) and 1024 m2 (234 prims).
  • No megaprims are allowed at Linden-sponsored events.
  • No sales or soliciting of donations will be allowed. Free gifts (aka "freebies") and landmarks to external areas are fine.
  • Opt-in (clickable) notecard givers are acceptable. Notecard givers that spam an avatar upon arrival are not permitted.
  • No hate-oriented materials will be allowed.
  • No copyright or trademark infringement will be allowed. This includes real life or virtual name brands, logos, sounds, or graphics that aren't owned by an exhibitor.
  • Only one exhibitor spot will be allowed per Resident/group.
  • Landmarks web content, or links that are distributed must be relevant to the exhibit or exhibitor.
  • You must be a member of the Second Life Birthday Exhibitors group to access the SL7B site. Upon approval, you will be invited to join the group and given access to your assigned space.
  • You will need to set all items to the Second Life Birthday Exhibitors group or they will auto return after 1 minute.
  • Exhibitors are not allowed to do any terraforming (including any water exposing from terraforming). Please contact your Exhibitor Assistant for any terraforming or land option requests.
  • Exhibitors have 5 days to claim their land by putting a prim down. June 10 is the last day to claim your land. We will give your land to another exhibitor on June 12 if you have not claimed it.
  • Please do not not ask for an invitation to the Second Life Exhibitors group if you are not an exhibitor or assisting an exhibitor. The assistants will be screening all requests against a database of applicant names. If you have not been referred by a current exhibitor or have not submitted an application that has been accepted (via emailed acceptance letter from Linden Lab), you will not be granted access.

Builder Policies

  • The volunteer staff of SL7B is here to help you with reasonable requests for assistance with your build. Harassing these volunteers is not acceptable. 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 and energy for the good of the community. Any builders, exhibitors, or attendees who habitually harass staff will be removed from the event.
  • Please keep texture size as low as possible and reuse textures when you can. 512x512 or its equivalent should be your maximum texture size in almost any situation.
  • Scripts that ping the server for information, like scanners, visitor logs, etc have a greater impact on region performance than scripts that don't interact with the server. If possible please do not use any scripts that require interacting with the region server or an external server/database for information to function.
  • Sculpted prims cause more client side lag than standard prims in general; use sculpts sparingly for a smoother experience. Same with flexi prims.
  • Please try to restrict the use of physics-enabled objects and remember that no temp-on-rez prims allowed. Exhibits that utilize the physics engine will be reviewed prior to opening to make sure that they will not cause problems when the regions are filled with visitors.
  • You will need to set all items to the Second Life Birthday group or they will auto return after 1 minute.
  • Upon receiving your acceptance via email, 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 you get 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 case you need help with other, more elaborate issues. The Exhibitor Assistants will help answer all of your questions.
  • By building at SL7B, you are agreeing to keep your displays within the guidelines of the General (aka PG) maturity rating. 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.
  • Every exhibitor and attendee must adhere to the Second Life Terms of Service and Second Life Community Standards.
  • Selling is prohibited. Free gifts, or "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.
  • Donation solicitations in any form—be it verbally or from a kiosk—are prohibited. While we appreciate the efforts Residents make to inform, educate, and encourage support of charitable causes, this Linden-sponsored event cannot be used as a vehicle for the procurement of donations for charity. Allowance of such can be misconstrued as a public endorsement would require legal intervention. While within your exhibit you may provide external links and landmarks to locations that provide an avenue for donations to be made, they may not be made directly from the event fairgrounds in any respect. It is impossible for us to verify the legitimacy of every organization participating.
  • Megaprims are prohibited at Linden-sponsored events. We've said it before and we'll say it again.
  • The Second Life Birthday group and Second Life Birthday Exhibitors group are designed solely for the purpose of streamlining information between staff and the community. In either of those groups, questions can be asked, group invitations may be requested by exhibitors for their team, but idle chat is discouraged. For exhibitors who would like to discuss their exhibits, speak with other exhibitors, share ideas and tips, or play games, you can join SL7B Exhibitors if you don't mind general discussion. Remember: That is a community channel and discussion should be expected if you join!
  • If you have needs that an Exhibitor Assistant cannot take care of, such as terraform issues or land customization, please ask your Exhibitor Assistant to ask your Sim Coordinator for further assistance with such tasks.

Event Staff

If you'd like to volunteer to help out at SL7B, we thank you! The Second Life Birthday team works in a no-drama zone. We're here to get something wonderful accomplished, working together behind the scenes. We're collaborating. Big egos need not apply.

This grand, large party needs Birthday Greeters. Birthday Greeters will assist partygoers and hand out party goodies. If you have a desire to assist party goers and spread the Second Life Birthday spirit please join us. please complete the greeter application (coming soon) and we'll get back to you promptly.

There's still time to join—this list is in progress.

Core Volunteers

  • Linden Lab Liaisons: Courtney Linden & Mia Linden
  • Doctor Gascoigne
  • Talia Tokugawa
  • Harper Beresford

Estate/Build Out/Exhibits

  • Linden Lab Liaison: Sejong Linden
  • Kazuhiro Aridian
  • Nyx Breen
  • Emily Darrow
  • White Lebed
  • Talia Tokugawa
  • The LDPW Moles
  • Blazed Undercity
  • Official Baker: Vivianne OFlynn

Entertainment Coordination

  • Doctor Gascoigne
  • Shawn Masters
  • Drakon Cortes
  • Marc3469 Nichols
  • Tinka Willis

Moderation Coordination

  • Doctor Gascoigne
  • Shawn Masters
  • Drakon Cortes
  • Orange Planer
  • Jezzie McCellan
  • OneAngel Wingtips
  • Kevin Sweetwater
  • Skye Galileo
  • Marc3469 Nichols
  • Radioactive Rosca
  • Rails Bailey
  • Uriel Aeon
  • Arian Writer

Greeter Coordination

  • Doctor Gascoigne
  • Shawn Masters
  • Drakon Cortes


  • TBD

Stream Coordination

  • Brad Ohtobide
  • Chastity Saintlouis

Exhibitor Assistants

  • Odessa Dagostino
  • Diana Renoir
  • ChatBrat Pippita
  • APinkSwan Beauchamp
  • Moira Seelowe
  • Treacle Darlandes
  • Skate Foss
  • Linda Sautereau
  • Marianne McCann
  • Dawny Daviau
  • CallieDel Boa

Resident Public Relations

  • Harper Beresford

Linden Lab Event Public Relations

  • Courtney Linden
  • Blondin Linden
  • Mia Linden

Event Group

If you'd like to keep informed, please join the group "Second Life Birthday" inworld. 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. Additional information is available at the Resident blog at