Sunday, June 25, 2017

LONDON CITY PRIDE - The Video



Thank you so much to everyone who participated in London City PRIDE 2017.

With this video, Pride 2017 comes to an end, but what a blast we have had the past five weeks from Margarita Practan in week 1, to Donna Summer and Judy Garland yesterday and Barry Manilow today, and all the other acts in between.

Special thanks to the fantastic team in London City who worked so hard to bring all these multiple events together throughout the month of June.

We hope you enjoyed the festival as much as we did..   So fasten your seat belts and lets have a video review of Pride in London City.   Enjoy!


Take Part in The Pride Parade on Sunday





On Sunday, we have our annual Pride Parade.   To take part, all you need is a wearable car or preferred mode of transport, and attach some pridey bits to your avatar as we make a spectacle of ourselves in London City.   The Parade starts 9am SL time (5pm in the UK).

Check out the Parade from last year and get involved!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday - Pride Day in London City




It is Pride day on Saturday in London City.  Get your Pride outfits on and head over for a great day out in Second Life's most popular destination.

At 9am SL time, Judy Garland takes to the stage with a flagon of  Gin to warble her most famous tunes, including Putting on The Ritz, Rockabye Your Babe, Swanee and Over The Rainbow.

At 11am its all over to Worlds End Pub for their Pride Party, with Katty and Coffee.

At 12pm SL time, its the Pride Party and at 1pm SL time, Headlining the event is the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer.

To translate these times into UK.. the party starts at 5pm UK.

Don't forget the Pride Parade on Sunday.  Get a wearable vehicle and tart it up by attaching some bits to yourself and sit in your motor.  Easy!

Visit Pride in London City



New Dances from Abranimations and FREE Bento Dance



Abranimations have released two new Bento dance sets today. They include a set of 10 Voguing dances and 14 freestyle dances we have titled urban freestyle.

There is an Urban Freestyle dance available for FREE for this weekend only in a crate next to the main vendors.

Available from Abranimations in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/28/115/24


Madame Bailey's Early Pride Ball



Madame Bailey - Songs to make you go Ooh
Get your PRIDE weekend off to a flying tart with Madame Bailey at LALA'S today at 1pm SLT. (9pm UK)

Madame Bailey will be playing her favourite Pride Anthems tonight in the top tranny club in Second Life where everyone is welcome.

Get your outfits on, get drunk and be outrageous, its time to let your hair down for a weekend of SOLID PARTYING!

Visit MADAME LALAS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hot and Bothered?



The mercury is rising in blighty and keeps getting hotter and hotter.  It's not even the proper summer season yet.   Let's call this a dress rehearsal?

If you're hot and bothered and need some refreshing conversation and a dip in the Olympic sized swimming pool, head over to the city and come cool your heels.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/85/205/24

Sunday, June 18, 2017

London City SL14B



You can't miss us!  London City Gateway's SL14B exhibit is located on the exit from the main welcome Island at "SL14B Impressive" region, and right next to the labs Governance Linden Teams parcel.

Visit our destination here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL14B%20Beguile/37/104/23




Second Life Birthday Celebrations Begin




It is Second Life's 14th Birthday.  Each year a group of regions is pushed together to form an almighty arena of user-created content, to showcase the amazing wealth of talent that Second Life residents enjoy.

The Birthday celebrations begin today at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) and we hope you will visit London City at SL14B.

For information on events at SL14B please visit the official website: http://www.slcommunitycelebration.info



Friday, June 16, 2017

Pride continues with Erasure on Saturday



Jan loves a bit of Pride.
Back in 1985, singer/songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter Vince Clarke formed the band Erasure.

With the release of the single Sometimes the band established itself as one of the most successful bands in Britain during the 80s to mid-90s.  By the end of the 80s they had broken into the American market and to date have sold over 25 million albums.

Always popular with the LGBT club circuit, the band still performs today to a more mainstream audience.  They are best known for the songs, Oh L'amour, Victim of Love, Blue Savannah and A Little Respect .

Enjoy a tribute to Erasure here in London City on Saturday.  Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL time.  Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sansar News



Lab executive, Pete Linden, who leads the marketing team and is also known as Sansar_Peter on Reddit has been answering questions this week about the new Sansar VR platform.

Most relevant to Second Life users, is how Sansar will compare with Second Life.   As the Lab has always stated, Sansar is not intended to be a replacement for Second Life and is certainly not SL2, but its own unique platform, offering the latest cutting-edge technology with a focus on 3D VR.

When asked about VR Headsets and will they be required for Sansar, Pete says:

Great question. No, it's not required - but definitely recommended. Every experience created with Sansar can be accessed with an HMD (currently, Oculus Rift & HTC Vive) and/or via PCs. 

Certainly you can still create, explore, and socialize in PC mode, but the experience is definitely richer in VR, and I'd encourage you to think of Sansar as a platform for VR experiences (that can also be accessed in PC mode) in the near term for a couple of reasons. The VR experience is more engaging, not only visually, but also in terms of interactions with other people and the virtual environment. For example - picking up a sword and having a duel with someone else, or shooting hoops on a virtual basketball court with friends, or even just waving to someone you meet are all a lot of fun in VR and are interactions that don't really make sense (and aren't currently possible) in PC mode. 

Asked about whether SL users will are going to like Sansar, he replied:

To be totally honest, I think there will initially be a mixed reaction from SL regulars. Some will love Sansar and what's possible with this platform from the start, while others will be disappointed that it doesn't (yet, at least) meet their expectations or hopes of what it should be. 

I've seen both reactions from SL creators who have joined preview. Some are excited about what they can create and do now, and what they'll be able to do in the future. Others - particularly if they're expecting Sansar to be "SL2" - can be disappointed about things not working the way they're used to in SL, capabilities that are important to them in SL but not (yet, at least) available in Sansar, etc. 

We try to be as clear as we can in repeating that Sansar isn't intended to replace SL nor to be a sequel version of it. I'd encourage SL regulars to check out Sansar from that perspective and to bear in mind that even when we open creator beta, there will still be many features and further functionality yet to come.

All that said, creators in preview have already made some awesome social VR experiences with Sansar, and some of my personal favorites have been made by SL users, so I'm eager to see the swell of creativity when we open creator beta and even more creators join.

Sansar is due for open Beta release during this summer.

To find out lots more information about Sansar, check out the Reddit forums



 Pete Linden visits London City

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Mr President



It's The Donald's Birthday today and he is 71 years young.   We thought it would be nice to throw him a party and place a guest book where you can leave him a personal Birthday message.   What could possibly go wrong with that idea?

It's just for fun, keep yourselves nice!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/70/228/23