Saturday, May 31, 2008

The layout and Plans

4 Corners of the Sl Kid World

First, the backstory.... in case you haven't heard by now, Linden Lab has decided that including the sl kids communities in the SL5B (second life's 5th birthday) celebration) is too much of a liability ( for more info) and thus, we are not invited to help contribute to the we're making our own! Enter the "Kids5B" group! We have decided to get a group together and make something that's going to be even bigger and better--and inclusive of ALL of the SL kids communities!

So now down to business. First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone that came to the meeting today... it was so incredibly great to hear about everyone's ideas, and after a looooong discussion, I think we finally have a direction to go on. So here's what's going to happen.

As you all know, we have a sim for the event. Here's the link:


One of the biggest points we kept hearing over and over is that we want to make sure that everyone in the child avi community is represented, so we decided to come up with an idea of having the sim divided into four parts:
a. a BEACH theme. being organized by BOBBY OFFCOURSE.
b. an URBAN theme. organized by RAI FARGIS.
c. a FOREST theme. organized by GABRIEL CANNING and MYRTIL IGALY

there is also the possibilty of a 5th sky area, if there is interest in organizing that, contact me (bobby offcourse) and i'll give you the details. If you're interested in helping out financially, please direct any linden transactions to DANIEL REGENBOGEN (and thank you in advance!). FL0 CALE is coming up with a sweet logo for the group, and LOKI ELIOT is helping with mapping out the areas.

So this is how it's going to work. We are encouraging everyone who possibly can to help out in any possible way, be it building, scripting, or just an idea that you think would be really cool but you don't know how to pull it off yourself, to get in touch with the people listed above. We need both ideas and people to help, build, script, or however else you can get involved. We really want this to be inclusive of ALL of the varied kid avi communities out there, and we need everyone's help to make this happen!

Our goal is to have this sim open at the same time as the "other" SL5B celebration, so those dates are 23 June 2008 until 30 June 2008. So we don't have much time. We have a lot to get accomplished and not a lot of time to do it, so we're all going to have to pull together and make this happen--and soon! If you want to stay in the loop (and we hope you do!), search for the "KIDS5B" group and join it. The group also has a blog at Also please pass this notecard around to anyone who might be interested in helping.

We've got a lot of amazing ideas and we really want this to happen, but we can't do it without all of your support!

From Ashes to Fire - Never Count Out the Kids

Hi everyone!

Some of you already got my notecard about the idea of creating our own SL5B celebration place, after being kicked out of contributing to the official one. I have to say that I'm very happy about all the positive responses I already got, from different parts of our kids community. And here we already have one point that in my eyes is very important: this project should be a showcase for all of us. There are many different directions within the kids community, and I'd like to see them all represented in this project. The goonies and the schoolkids. The playground gang and the teens. The humans, the nekos, the furries, everyone. We should show LL the value this company gave up:

United in Diversity

I'm very happy to announce that thanks to a sponsor we won't have a low prim SIM but a full prim one available for this project (and if we need more, another one would be possible)! That means we will be able to have real parties, have a bigger number of visitors at the same time without the SIM lagging out, less restrictions on prim count and scripts.

Now, this project is about YOU. ALL OF YOU! So please, think about what YOU can do to make it happen, to make it the best representation of what the kids of second life really are. Can you contribute something? Build something? Do you have any cool ideas that you would like to see?

We are in the very early stages, myself I can imagine stuff like playground, a little school, maybe a scout camp, a teen hangout, a party area (could have live events like DJs, performers, movies), adventure area (maybe something like a haunted house?), amusement area (maybe a race track in the sky), an area for kids orientated places from allover the grid to present themselfs - and I'm sure with the many creative heads within the kids community there will be many more great ideas!

Please contact me or Harold Melnik with ideas. And it would be even better if you could give us concrete plans like "I want to do xyz, I would need a parcel this big and that number of prims.".

I created the open enrollment group "Kids5B" (thanks to Sean for the name idea) for better communication and planning - please join :-)

We are not sure yet about the organisation structure, as I said, we are just in the beginning stages of this project.

Daniel Regenbogen