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Take the Linden Lab Survey on SL9B

Linden Lab are running a survey on the SL9B celebrations.

You’ll find it here:  http://bit.ly/N56GWZ- do go and fill it in!

Some of the questions do seem to reference the SL9B 20-sim Community Event, but many of them can be applied to other events if you want to comment on those (it might be worth specifying which event you are referring to in the comments!).

Don’t forget to fill out our own feedback form!

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Loki Eliot goes to SL9B

Go watch it. Now.


If you’ve made videos of SL9B builds and events and want to share them, put the links in the comments of this post.

(Especially any videos you make while blowing up your builds today.)

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Last chance to see …. the exhibits

A selection of photos from the Flickr group – and a reminder that this is the last chance to see the fabulous builds that made up the SL9B Community Event … as they’re all coming down tomorrow!

Here are some recent shots of the exhibits with – as usual – links where the photographers have given them!

SL9B Rollercoaster Time, photographed by Veleda Lorakeet


SL9B Rollercoaster Time, photographed by Veleda Lorakeet


Build at SL9B, photographed by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry


Build at SL9B, photographed by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry


Build at SL9B, photographed by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry


Build at SL9B, photographed by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry


SL9B - UWA Arts & Machinima (Carmsie Melodie), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B – UWA Arts & Machinima (Carmsie Melodie), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B - The 1920s Berlin Project (Jo Yardley), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B – The 1920s Berlin Project (Jo Yardley), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


Black Rose Mermaid Fountain (Vivienne Daguerre), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


Black Rose Mermaid Fountain (Vivienne Daguerre), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B - Safe Waters Foundation (Zohee Goldshark), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B – Safe Waters Foundation (Zohee Goldshark), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B - Safe Waters Foundation (Zohee Goldshark), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B – Safe Waters Foundation (Zohee Goldshark), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B Works (Eliza Wierwight & Contour), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B Works (Eliza Wierwight & Contour), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B - Bad Katz (Katz Republic), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


SL9B – Bad Katz (Katz Republic), photographed by Gianna Borgnine


TAOsitTING at SL9B, photographed by Harlequin Rhode


TAOsitTING at SL9B, photographed by Harlequin Rhode


Across the Sims, photographed by Eliza Cabassoun


Across the Sims, photographed by Eliza Cabassoun


The forest:

The Forest, photographed by Ami Tamura


The Forest, photographed by Ami Tamura


A view of Egypt, “before it disappears forever” as KT Syakumi says:

A view of Egypt, photographed by KT Syakumi


A view of Egypt, photographed by KT Syakumi

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Last Chance to Grab … all the Goodies of SL9B!

Today is the last day of the Second Life Ninth Birthday … and so it’s your last chance to come and see all the fantastic builds that have been created!

It’s also your last chance to grab the wonderful presents and information that the exhibitors have been donating – and to take part in the Cake Hat hunt and the Egyptian Hunt too!

Party Cats (KittyCatS at SL9B)

Party Cats (KittyCatS at SL9B)

Don’t miss the beautiful Birthday Cat created by KittyCatS!  KittyCatS have not only sponsored two sims (and provided a very fun exhibit with KittyCatS having their own party) – they also created a very special birthday cat too.  You can see a large version in the special jigsaw below … the real one is perched, still a kitten, on my shoulder.

KittyCatS at SL9B (the usual size is the one on my shoulder!)

KittyCatS at SL9B (the usual size is the one on my shoulder!)

There is also the very cute Birthday Bear, created by Sway Dench.

Birthday Bear, created by Sway Dench

Birthday Bear, created by Sway Dench

You’ll find kiosks for both the Birthday KittyCat and the Birthday Bear in the Welcome Area (as well as other locations).

And you’ll find that other exhibitors have put out goodies for you to collect all over!

Last chance to search for hidden treasure in Egypt!

And don’t miss the Egyptian Hunt – seven days of posts lead to seven very special prizes buried in the desert sands of Shindig and Partytime. You’ll find the posts here:
The Egyptian Hunt – Clue One

The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Two

The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Three

The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Four

The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Five

The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Six

The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Seven

While you’ll find an amazing amount of loot around the different stands, offered by our amazing exhibitors, there’s also a really valuable gift on offer that you really should grab while you can – knowledge.

Many of the exhibitors have notecards that tell you more about themselves and their work … some provide wider links to their communities. An outstanding one here is Crap Mariner’s exhibit which has links to a huge number of writing groups and literary projects in Second Life.  Do go and grab as many as you can … before Crap blows the whole thing up!

Crap Mariner's Wealth of Literary Links

Crap Mariner’s Wealth of Literary Links

It’s the last day … the last chance.  Remember – to enjoy the birthday … you had to be there.

Last chance.

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Last chance to see … the Stages of SL9B

A selection of photos from the Flickr group – and a reminder that this is the last chance to see the fabulous builds that made up the SL9B Community Event … as they’re all coming down tomorrow!

First of all, the stages, photographed by Ami Tamura. The Cake Stage

The Caje Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Cake Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Egyptian Stage:

The Egyptian Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Egyptian Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The amazing all-Mesh Lake Stage:

The Lake Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Lake Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Lotus Stage:

The Lotus Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Lotus Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Sunken Stage:

The Sunken Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

The Sunken Stage, photographed by Ami Tamura

Part of the Auditoria:

Auditorium A (one of four auditoria at SL9B), photographed by Ami Tamura

Auditorium A (one of four auditoria at SL9B), photographed by Ami Tamura

To submit your picture as a possible picture of the day, join the Flickr group SL9B Community Celebration and send your picture in!

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SL9B Community Celebration – Pictures of the Day: Closing Out the Events

Yesterday marked the end of the SL9B events – although the sims will be open for exploration until Wednesday 27th at 11.59pm SLT.

In the mean-time, here are some final pics of the day … and once again, links given when supplied by photographers!

First of all, events at the Cake Stage ended with dancing and a firework display:

Bewell's Fireworks Presentation at the Cake Stage at SL9B, photograph by Christopher Organiser

Bewell’s Fireworks Presentation at the Cake Stage at SL9B, photograph by Christopher Organiser

And the usually slightly more staid Auditorium had its party too!

SL9B Greeter Party, photograph by Christopher Organiser

SL9B Greeter Party, photograph by Christopher Organiser

Earlier, there had been a spectacular show with light and firs by the ChangHigh Sisters:

ChangHigh Sisters at SL9B, photograph by Peippo Shop

ChangHigh Sisters at SL9B, photograph by Peippo Shop

And finally, a view of one of the other celebrations going on this weekend – from the Mankind Tracer Pub Crawl and Street Fair:

Mankind Tracer and Maximillion Kleene jamming at the Majestic, photograph by Shali Starsider

Mankind Tracer and Maximillion Kleene jamming at the Majestic, photograph by Shali Starsider

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It’s Almost All Over

The week is almost done. The last parties at the stages are winding down, but it’s not quite over yet. The sims are open until 11.59pm June 27 slt, so if you haven’t seen the exhibits, do it now.

What happens after that? Builders, you have one day, the 28th, to remove your builds or anything that you want removed. On the 29th the sims are being taken off line, so anything you have on the sims will at best end up in your lost and found or at worst be lost forever. Yes we know 1 day isn’t a lot of time, however we have no say in the matter – thats just the way it is.

Also yuo may notice at the top of the page we have a link to a feedback form. We want to know what you thought. If we did good let us know. If we did bad, please let us know (nicely). If you think something could have been done better we’d like to hear. And if you have any suggestions for next year then we definitely want to know. We won’t be able to respond to comments made on the form, but rest assured they will be read and considered when we start on SL10B.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to put this together, to all the exhibitors who made their wonderful displays – without you we’d have 20 empty sims, to all the performers and DJs who partied with us 24/7 and especially a big thank you to everyone who came to visit and hang out with us – without you there would be no party!

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SL9B Community Celebration – Pictures of the Day: Final Day of Events

Here’s a selection of pictures of SL9B which is today holding the final full day of celebrations.  The sims will remain open for another three days for people to visit and enjoy … it will close on June 27th at 11.59pm slt and then it will all be gone – so visit while you can.

Once again, links given when supplied by photographers!

First of all, a taste of the amazing parties at the DJ stage aka the Egyptian stage on Shindig, photographed by Kagemaru McMahon.

SL9B Shinobics with DJ obi Galli

SL9B Shinobics with DJ obi Galli, photographed by Kagemaru McMahon

A lovely atomspheric view of the Cake Stage by KT Syakuni:

The Cake Stage, photograph by KT Syakumi

The Cake Stage, photograph by KT Syakumi

Daniel Voyager has some great pictures of people partying – including this view of the Lake Stage:

Partying at the Lake Stage, photograph by Daniel Voyager

Partying at the Lake Stage, photograph by Daniel Voyager

Briarmelle Quintessa stopped by at Prim Perfect tearooms to pick up the cute cookie bears made by Sway – and her friend Chywe stopped by to say hi & also pick up the adorable bears!

Collecting Birthday Bears, photographed by Briarmelle Quintessa

Collecting Birthday Bears, photographed by Briarmelle Quintessa

Here’s an exuberant view of Hoedown by Tamzin Xigalia:

Celebrating the Birthday! Photograph by Tamzin Xigalia

Celebrating the Birthday! Photograph by Tamzin Xigalia

This is a lovely view of one of the Dream Seeker Estate builds, taken by Crap Mariner. Dream Seeker Estates are one of the main sponsors of SL9B, having donated ten estates for the celebrations.

Dream Seeker Estates at SL9B, photograph by Crap Mariner

Dream Seeker Estates at SL9B, photograph by Crap Mariner

Hilde Gynoid has taken some lovely photographs of the Lotus Train (the train on the viaduct by the Lotus stage, but she has taken the opportunity to explore inside the train too!

Inside the Lotus Train 1, photograph by Hilde Gynoid

Inside the Lotus Train 1, photograph by Hilde Gynoid

And another image:

Inside the Lotus Train 2

Inside the Lotus Train 2, photograph by Hilde Gynoid

To submit your picture as a possible picture of the day, join the Flickr group SL9B Community Celebration and send your picture in!

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The Egyptian Hunt – Clue Six

Such strange days and nights pass here. When I first came to Shin-Dig I could not credit the bizarre tales I had heard from those who came before me, but now… now they all make so much sense.

The latest strange incident came while I was examining a group of fallen columns a little way in from the entrance to the complex. I wanted to get far away from the strange  wreckage and the place of yesterday’s vision, and this seemed like a potentially fruitful area of study. The carvings here tell of a mighty huntress, wreathed in flames and full of wisdom. I was just coming to the end of a tale in which she appeared ready to vanquish a beast called “The Laag” when out of nowhere, I was hailed by a voice! I had thought myself alone out here, but there before me were two travellers – a lady sitting astride a camel and a man riding… well, I’m not quite sure what he was riding, to be honest. It seemed like some kind of horse, clad entirely in black armour. What was even stranger, the lady was a friend from home! We spoke for a brief while, discussing the dig and what I had found here, and then on they rode. I watched them go, marvelling at the oddness of their appearance here and as they approached the Temple of the Great Physician I saw another figure raise an arm to greet them. A terrible figure, clad all in black and bearing a scythe that he waved above his head. I was overcome, and slid into the welcome embrace of nothingness. I do not know how long I was unconscious, but when I awoke the sun was low and all signs of their passing had gone. I was back by the pillars I had been examining and beneath my head lay another curious object…

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Where’re the bears this year?

SL9B Cookie Bear made by Sway Dench

SL9B Cookie Bear made by Sway Dench

For many people, the bears are an important part of the Birthday. Every year, the Lindens would make a birthday bear that would be given free to residents at the main Birthday event.  This year, of course, as the Lab has stepped back, there is no official bear.  But visitors to SL9B will discover that there are bears to see and even some of the most gorgeous Birthday bears to take home.

Sway's wonderful SL9B bear and vendor at the Prim Perfect tearoom

Sway’s wonderful SL9B bear and vendor at the Prim Perfect tearoom

Sway Dench has made an awesome Birthday bear – and you can get it free from the vendor on the tree at the Prim Perfect tearoom in Kyuu or from the Happy Hunting Exhibit in Jamboree.  Well, I say “it”, but you actually get three bears in the single package – one to rezz and set out, one to cuddle in your arms (very comforting) and one that will swing along holding your hand as your companion!

SL9 Birthday Bear at the Happy Hunting! kiosk

SL9 Birthday Bear at the Happy Hunting! kiosk

There are other bears available too – if you are offering one, perhaps you could add details in the comments!

And, if you like, you can give a bear to the Lindens too (or maybe keep if for yourself!) This is part of Loki Eliot’s exhibit, created by Everest Piek who says:

Everest Piek's bear for customising (and maybe giving to a Linden)

Everest Piek’s bear for customising (and maybe giving to a Linden)

Loki Eliot brought me to an idea about Lindens sometimes would need a hug and a fluffy bear. Adding to that it started some chain of thoughts: It is THEIR birthday and THEY should expect and get some presents, as we do at all our birthdays.
So I took a bear on full perms and put some template textures inside so you would be able to make your very own RESIDENTS BEAR to give away to one or several Lindens of your choice to show them how much you actually appreciating their hard work to keep us interested and contended in Seconlife(TM).
Add anything you think would be defining the bear as YOUR bear and link it to the bear, then rename it with your Name and maybe some name of the bear, i.E. mine is called SL9B Everest Piek EvryBear.
Enjoy being creative and giving some love to your favourite Lindens!

Where to find the bear templates at Loki's School Project

Where to find the bear templates at Loki’s School Project

Do you have a Birthday Bear to share? Tell us about it in the comments!

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