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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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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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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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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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SL9B Community Celebration – Pictures of the Day: What will you be looking at this weekend?

Our Flickr photographers have some suggestions of things that you could be looking at – if you join us at SL9B! (Links given when the photographer has supplied them)

Here is a selection, starting with a glorious image from Hoedown:

Cartolina da Second Life by Pallina60 Loon

Cartolina da Second Life by Pallina60 Loon

People have been getting in the mood for SL9B – here’s Briarmelle Quintessa at the Egyptian stage:

Briarmelle Quintessa at the Egptian stage, a self-portrait

Briarmelle Quintessa at the Egptian stage, a self-portrait

And here’s Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry exploring Maya Paris’s build:

Music and Bright Lights, created by Maya Paris, photographed by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry

Music and Bright Lights, created by Maya Paris, photographed by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry

And here is a great collection of towers at the build:

Towering SL9B builds, photographed by Pygar "Chicken Boy" Bu

Towering SL9B builds, photographed by Pygar “Chicken Boy” Bu

And a picture of a really cool party where people got into the retro mood!

Party at the Bay City Pavillion, photographed by Pygar "Chicken Boy" Bu

Party at the Bay City Pavillion, photographed by Pygar “Chicken Boy” Bu

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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Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS: Benefit Day at SL9B

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS at SL9B

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS at SL9B

Today is a very special day at SL9B – because we are holding our first charitable benefit this year.

Dream Seeker Estates had designated June as the month they would support the charity Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS well before they came on board as sponsors of SL9B. We decided that in return for their support, we would have a day of fundraising for their chosen charity.

So today you will find special donation jars at the the stages, the auditorium AND the Welcome Area.  Please give generously, to show your support of this important cause – and to show how support for such initiatives is, for Second Life residents, every bit as important as celebrating the Birthday.

About BC/EFA…
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund, including The HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Actors Fund Work Program, The Dancers’ Resource, The Stage Managers’ Project and three supportive housing residences.

BC/EFA also awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

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A HISTORY OF GIVING
Equity Fights AIDS was founded in October 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. Money raised through the efforts of Equity theatre companies across the country was specifically earmarked for The Actors Fund’s AIDS Initiative.

Broadway Cares was founded in February 1988 by members of The Producers’ Group. Money raised was earmarked to be awarded to AIDS service organizations nationwide, including Equity Fights AIDS.

In May 1992, Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Cares merged to become Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Board of Trustees of this newly established not-for-profit fundraising organization assumed the missions of the previously separate organizations and continues to fund the social service work of The Actors Fund and to award grants three times a year to AIDS service organizations nationwide.

Unlike most other nonprofit, grant-making organizations, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS must raise every single dollar of our philanthropic budget every year in order to fulfill our mission. In turn, BC/EFA works hard to ensure that the money we raise is spent carefully and wisely on programs where these hard-earned funds can have the maximum possible impact.

For more information go to:
http://www.broadwaycares.org/

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SL9B Community Celebration – Pictures of the Day: The Best Side of Second Life

Yesterday, after a hectic day of talks and events at SL9B, I relaxed at the end of the day by taking a podcar ride with a friend.  And we did stop of several times: the Herdthinners pub on Hoedown, so that I could introduce him to the world of Kevin and Kell – and take a picture of Tara Yates’ beautiful Lotus Flowers (and bunnies) at the same time (for today’s Prim Perfect jigsaw); Loki Eliot’s wonderful School Project onKittyCatS SL9B Birthday Bash – which gives us all excellent reasons to love the poor old Lindens; and finally ending up at a very awesome roller coaster created by Takni Miklos and Apollosmile Resident on Jamboree  – there are some other amazing fairground rides opposite at Jahman Och’s Pando Carnival and Amusement Park, but I decided that my stomach wouldn’t take it so late in the day/early in the morning!

Part of the SL9B School Project by Loki, photographed by Draxtor

Part of the SL9B School Project by Loki, photographed by Draxtor

These were just a few random places that caught my eye as I travelled – but it occurred to me that this really is the best of Second Life, created by the most wonderful community coming together and working to create something awesome, something that we can cherish and remember.  Sometimes, when it seems that the main pulic conversations about Second Life are about negativity, it’s good to walk around the twenty sims and see what we can achieve.

So … here are some more pictures from the Flickr group to enjoy (and, with the final weekend coming up, to go and visit too).

First of all, a wonderful view of the Train that is part of the amazing Lotus Stage, created by Dogpatchy Dagostino and here photographed by Spanki Moulliez.

Stop, train! - at the SL9B Lotus stage, by Spanki Moulliez

Stop, train! – at the SL9B Lotus stage, by Spanki Moulliez

Next, an exhibit by Schism Productions in KittyCatS SL9B BirthdayBash, photographed by Ami Tamura:

Exhibit by Schism Productions at SL9B, photographed by Ami Tamura

Exhibit by Schism Productions at SL9B, photographed by Ami Tamura

And now, from the Safe Water Foundation on the Gala sim, Mermaids Danicing. As Serafin Galli, the photographer says:

Gather of mermaids dancig together in the Safe Waters Foundation display pond.
No sharks here … just nice relaxing music and a lot of talking about the life undersea

Mermaids Dancing at SL9B, photographed by Serafin Galli

Mermaids Dancing at SL9B, photographed by Serafin Galli

The next few images are lovely – but don’t come with exhibit or name information. If you are of the persuasion that needs all your photos tagged so that you can go and visit them, look away now.  The rest of you … enjoy – and then get out on the sims and go and see if you can find them!

Nascent Nebulae SL9B - photograph by  Caro Fayray

Nascent Nebulae SL9B – photograph by Caro Fayray

Black Rose Mermaid Fountain at SL9B, photographed by lareinefroide

Black Rose Mermaid Fountain at SL9B, photographed by lareinefroide

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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