Well we’ve now looked over each and every one of the 488 exhibitor applications we received and sent acceptance emails to all those that have been accepted.
If you received an email titled SLB Acceptance then congratulations! Join our group, ‘The SLB Community’ and ask for an EA to help you to your plot.
For those that didn’t receive an email, we’re very sorry :( We would have loved it if there was room for everyone, but unfortunately there just wasn’t. Not being accepted doesn’t stop you from celebrating SL9B though. Celebrations are happening all over the grid. Start your own display on your own land and let us know – we’ll advertise it on our celebration hub for you. There’s information on that here.
A bit of info about the applications. As I said, we received 488! We absolutely did not expect that many; in fact, based on previous years, we allowed for 275 parcels. After receiving about 400 we picked ourselves up of the floor and rearranged our layouts, adding in another 82 parcels to give us 357 total. The maths geniuses amongst you will quickly realise that that’s still not enough to accommodate everyone.
Broadly speaking, we received 2 different types of applications. The first was the art application, where SL artists create or show amazing works of art in only 257 prims. The second type of application was the community group exhibit. These are less arty and more informative, showing a huge range of communities from around SL. We think that this year we have almost the entire range of SL represented in only 20 sims.
So why didn’t we accept your application? There’s a few reasons. If your application didn’t meet the event guidelines (size, prims, PG rating etc) then we couldn’t accept it. If your application was vague, didn’t give us much to go on and didn’t give us an idea of what you wanted to build, we probably didn’t accept it. If your application read like a thinly veiled advertisement for your store or product, then we probably didn’t accept it. And if you didn’t at least make an attempt to link your application to the theme, we didn’t accept it. Lastly, there were so many applications that somebody had to miss out. It’s a sad fact, but not everyone can get in – there just isn’t space. We hope those that didn’t will still participate in the SL9B celebrations and please do try again next year.
For those that did get in, Happy Building! Remember, you have to be finished by the 16th, so get cracking!