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Happy 6th Birthday Firestorm Project!


On this day six years ago, Phoenix rose from the ashes, and from the Phoenix emerged the Firestorm shortly after. Six years ago today the Phoenix-Firestorm Viewer Project was formed, and shortly after we incorporated to form a a responsible, accountable corporation with the simple mission statement To improve the user experience. In those six years we’ve published two very different viewers on two different code bases and have released countless viewer updates. We’ve maintained an average team size of 80 volunteers performing support, quality assurance, development and management; add to that a large team of beta testers and preview testers! Our most recent endeavor has been the development of a Community Gateway where we focus on trying to improve the retention rate of new residents coming into Second Life.

We have accomplished much and, over the years, have persevered through some very tough times and challenges. On this day, as a way of saying thank you for sticking by us — and as we have done for the past five years — we celebrate that we are still here and invite you to celebrate with us at our Anniversary Party!

As in previous years we’ve arranged some awesome live entertainment starting with JavaJoe MacIntyre at 1pm, continuing with Lisa Brune at 2pm and culminating in the headliner performance by Maximillion Kleene at 3pm!

We also have some wonderful gifts for everyone, including:


  • A super-cool Firestorm Trans Am with the Phoenix logo on the hood by Acacia Creations.
    Trans AM
  • An adorable plushy 6th Birthday carry & rez pet named whatever you want to name him or her by Hopes Creations!
  • Also by Hopes Creations, this beautiful, custom-made, limited-edition unisex necklace only available at our party space for seven days.
    Plushy and necklace   Snapshot_007

So please join us today in celebrating our 6th Anniversary starting at 1pm SLT in our large event space!

Live performances by:

1 PM – JavaJoe MacIntyre!


2PM – Lisa Brune!

3PM – Maximillion Kleene!

  • WOW! 6 years already! Happy B-day FS and thank you to Jessica and all the team for all the hard work and support.
    /me logs in SL with Firestorm 🙂

    Ziggy Alcott

    September 3, 2016

  • Happy Birthday to my favorite viewer devs-) maybe some day you all will celebrate on the Hyperverse (maybe GCG?).


    September 3, 2016

  • Happy anniversary!
    What happened to Kittycats this year?


    September 4, 2016

  • Best Wishes to all of the creators, tech support, staff and a very special thanks to all of the “Firestrom Support Group, (English, Spanish and other languages), Happy Birthday Firestorm

    LaBeBa Solari

    September 4, 2016

  • Happy birthday Jessica and the entire team. Thank you for working hard these past 6 years to bring us a great viewer and some fun times. You all deserve a huge hug for your tireless efforts. Happy birthday!


    September 5, 2016

  • kinda disappointed you didnt do a kitty cat this year…i have been collecting them. but happy 6th birthday 🙂

    D Stevenson

    September 9, 2016

  • Wow 6 years already 🙂 I just found about the party and alas… too late. I was really wanting the trans am, always wanted one in rl but Pontiac is no more. I came to the gift area and see the car but no car gift. The necklace and plushy are still here so why isn’t the car? So sad 🙁

    Kala Tigerfish

    September 13, 2016

  • The car was removed on request by the land management team so they can clear the celebration area. The owner of the other gifts will be removing their objects soon.

    Mister Acacia

    September 13, 2016

  • where can we get the car?


    October 9, 2016

  • I was about to go pick up the car too Kala. I just seen the gift notice today when signing in. Oh well, I will check out the one in the marketplace for $99.


    September 14, 2016

  • Happy birthday, Firestorm! You guys are awesome!

    Bock McMillan

    September 28, 2016

  • Hey you guy working on getting bento ready?

    Liliana Aluveaux

    November 2, 2016

  • Much Hugs n Love to the firestorm crew for helping make second life so much more enjoyable.

    Fat Larry

    November 5, 2016

  • With Light, Life & Love do we send our highest gratitude to all Firestormers for the ministry and loving charity of sharing their wisdom and knowledge in the creation of a viewer customized to almost maximum. Thank You and may your journey into the coming future and the next generation of experiential virtual experience be supreme. Congratulation.

    Yman Juran

    November 8, 2016

  • This has to be the longest running birthday celebration I’ve ever seen.

    Mewling Moy

    November 26, 2016

  • is it realy a year ago that I bought my Firestorm jacket ?
    ; ) I didnt take it off for 6 months

    Chris Craft

    November 26, 2016