Friendly Season’s Greetings! Enjoy Winterfaire in Second Life!

Join us for the Winterfaire Grand Tour, through January 5, 2009 in Second Life

Festive holidays are upon us, Second Life is experiencing widespread snowfall, and Residents are decorating and celebrating. While our individual cultural traditions are diverse, Residents have created their own, homegrown fun, throughout our shared virtual world. It’s a cheerful sight to see so much gleaming snow, with delicate snowflakes falling….

Here’s a recap and look at what’s ahead!

Winterfaire Grand Tour, through Jan. 5th ’09

Winterfaire runs until Jan. 5, 2009, and along with the many Resident-built and hosted locations and events to keep you busy and having fun all around Second Life, we’ve also got some delightful Linden-hosted events for you to join in as well. Click here for details on our:

  • Showcase Hot Spots!  Daily updates through January 2nd
  • Snowman Building Contest, Dec 23rd, 11 AM-1 PM at Rainier on the Teen Grid!
  • Don’t Miss It! Residents vs. Lindens Snowball Fight, Dec 23rd and 24th

Look for your favorite Linden targets at the annual Residents vs. Lindens Snowball Fight in the following regions: Egan, Hatton, Moritz, and Prancer. December 23rd Noon til 10pm and December 24th, Noon til 7pm.

24-Hour Music Festival, Dec 27th!

I-World Island by you.

That’s right, there’s fun around the clock @ I-World Island on December 27, midnight to midnight PST. A talented lineup of Resident musicians & DJs will be present to perform with the holiday spirit. Mark your calendar so you can come join us center stage and pack the house!

Share your snapshots!

Upload your winter joys from Second Life — and don’t forget the SLurls! –  to our special Winterfaire Flickr group. You’ll need a free Flickr account (1,000s of Resis have already joined Flickr), and after we’ve assured your photos are indeed of family-friendly thematic awesomeness, they’ll be visible to all.

For some tips on inworld photography, see my guide.

More wintertastic experiences!

  • Spread the word — bring your friends and share the eggnog and the laughter as you explore and participate in Winterfaire in Second Life!

Skating is Here by Ravenelle.

Come join us for Winterfaire… only in Second Life!

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37 Responses to Friendly Season’s Greetings! Enjoy Winterfaire in Second Life!

  1. Yay, this loooks fun 😀

    Loves the photos……

    Is there a snowman building contest on the main grid too?

    Merry Christmas Everybody!! =^.^=

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  3. Marianne McCann says:

    Woot – good to see you on the blog, Torley! Been glad to participate in Winter Faire (via Livingtree) and the Holiday Marketplace this year. 🙂

  4. Torley, great to see around on the Linden blog again 🙂 And mmh I hope you’ll be around for the Snowball Fight 🙂 I’m afraid I’m not a good shot, but I’ll do my best to defend the Resident’s honour another year 🙂

    Happy Holidays to you all!

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  6. Caerus says:

    Hey Torley,
    Winterfaire all looks great. Any chance that there will be something of an equal thing on TSL? Also, are those bears a modded version of last year’s ones? Keep on rocking and it’s good to have you back 🙂

  7. Ewan Mureaux says:

    Can we form some sort of info group passing out which Lindens are at which snowball venue? You know cos it make some peoples years to hunt down one or to in specific, Linden snow watch 08 “reports are in that Jack has landed in Moritz, come quick!” etc.

    Anywho, happy holidays all, here’s hoping theres an hour or two left for work before break /me points at ticket queue.

  8. Deira Llanfair says:

    Torley!!!!! Where have you been? Merry Christmas 🙂

  9. “…So what I want for christmas from you, Linden Lab, id to let him out more often and be allowed to go back to posting on the OSLB, because Torley really is your last hope of casting a positive light on yourself and not seem so cold and sterile and… eeeww… all corporate-eee.”

  10. Torley says:

    Frrrriendly greetings and thanx for da comments!


    You know how much I love to reply. And if you don’t, now you do (ha ha!).

    I’m always around, as they say — mainly sharing tips ‘n’ tricks @ , stay tuned for a wintery video tutorial today. And I’m on Documentation Team now so stay tuned for our new blog coming up…

    You can also see where I’ve been in Second Life lately! LOTS of seasonal goodness, apparently.

    I don’t know of any other Linden-hosted events than the ones listed above, and while next year can be a long time, we definitely should keep these suggestions in mind.

    @Caerus: Cuddly bears are by Sway Dench. They’re AFAIK new.

    @Ewan: You sure can. For the record I’ll be there with fellow Lindens today (Dec. 23rd) @ 1 PM Pacific. And spontaneously at other times, if only to take pictures and laugh. Like crazy.

  11. Ginger Glimmer says:

    These new login screens are wonderful! My Christmas wish is that you keep this going throughout the year. It makes logging in and relogging after crashes so much nicer! 🙂

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. May peace and joy and love surround you the whole year through.

  12. Baldi McMillan says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TORLEY!!! And the very warmest wishes of Love and Peace to all!!! I know of a group of tiny carolers that would love to sing for you Torley! 😉 Take care and thanks for all you do!!!

  13. Hey Torley. 🙂

    Merry Christmas, I’m really excited about the Winterfaire events in SL. Nice post!!!!!!

    Happy seasonal greetings everyone. 😛

  14. Katt Linden says:

    I’ll be at a Snowball Fight at 3pm on the 24th….And I’ll Tweet or Plurk which one I’m at and which Lindens are there, how’s that?

    Linden Watchers, maybe use a Plurk Hud / Twitter Hud? 😀

    I hope you are all having a truly wonderful time enjoying the holidays.

  15. Torley says:

    @Katt: Sounds awesome to me! You can follow Katt @ or and if you don’t already use Twitter or Plurk, they’re free, fast ways to share what’s going on.

    @Ginger: Will definitely keep that close to heart. We’re hoping to do more varied login screens deep into the New Year too… ! They sure spice things up.

    @Baldi: *sings back* Awwwe!

    @Daniel: I’ve been watching with much interest. Great Winterfaire contributions!

  16. Torley says:

    Aaaand… special holiday video tutorial:



  17. Since LL refuses to allow trackbacks from my blog, I’ll have to post this myself. Happy Holidays to everyone who fights the good fight for freedom of speech and freedom from oppression everywhere. Never give up. 🙂

  18. The landing points need to be posted here on the blog rather than simply referencing Region Dead Center. You have residents landing in people’s shops. There are no signs nearby telling you where the Lindens can be found, no snowballs are available for residents to grab and use and because the area around the landing point is owned by residents rather than Governor Linden many residents have opted to turned push and scripting off so even if you have a snowball that you want to throw, you can’t.

  19. Torley says:

    OH CRAP wrong SLURLs! FIXING NOW… thx

  20. Spencer Diesel says:

    Merry Christmas! Second Lifers 🙂

  21. Torley says:

    Merry Happy Uber Joy!

    Another movie live from “the scene”:

  22. Caerus Karu says:

    @Torley I’m still on TSL so I can’t get to them 😦
    @Daniel How’s the MG working out for you?

  23. MaCelia Morane says:

    Hey, Torley!!! Great to hear from you on the blog. Thanks for the lovely wintery wonderland vidtut, too.

    Happy Holidays everyone 🙂

  24. Gregory Maurer says:

    Happy Holidays! The winter events sound fantastic, especially the snowball fight today. I hope your okay Torley after the approximate hundreds of snowballs I threw at you. Hooray for winter!

  25. Katt Linden says:

    The snowball fights were awesome, but I WILL get revenge at tomorrow’s epic battle!

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  26. Ryou Yiyuan says:

    I will try to come at snowfight. That will be funny and indeed nice to see again a post from Torley.

  27. Real Love says:

    You shoot me Torley >.< !

  28. Bio Swindlehurst says:

    The snowball fights were fun..I think I shot myself around 25 Lindens including phil 😀

  29. Torley says:

    @MaCelia: You’re SO welcome!

    @Gregory: I recover quickly. My fur is regenerative. ^_^

    @Ryou: Nice to be here with you!

    @Real Love: Yes, and what an awesome Second Life name you have.

    @Bio: Wish there was a way to tally your hit total and turn it into a plaque. ;D

    In case you didn’t already see it, I posted a video from yesterday’s Snowball Fight at the top of this blog post.


  30. Aww… too bad I missed it! Wish I was there.

    An open comment official blog post seems to be quite rare these days。

  31. Razrcut Brooks says:

    thanks Torley for the updates!

  32. Ohhh, very nice initiatives.
    Certainly i will pass by when i have the time.
    Torley, yes it is great to see you on this blog.
    Oh man, do i want to through you a few snow balls to you hahah 🙂
    All for your wonderful fabulous work that has enlighten us.
    Merry Christmans & Happy Holidays to all of you 🙂

  33. Bio Swindlehurst says:

    Torley I think you took less hits than M did 😀

    and thank you to all the Lindens that joined in and were good targets erm I mean sports..

    Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to everyone 🙂

  34. Ho ho ho !
    I hope to adept a new wish for 2009, and that is to use less Typonese languages… it’s only my wish lol.
    But i guess it’s a little extra that comes with sl hahah.

    Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays indeed:)

  35. Yes, I think this year the Residents Vs. Lindens snowball fight will be a really great hit ;).

    We’ll have a really nice gift on January, and another much more expensive one coming on July. XD XD XD XD

    (Packing up the stuff from my OS)

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