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Farewell to Boo & Fi | Events & Announcements | New Locations


The Bellisseria Bureau of Bureaucracy (BBB) is an-all volunteer organisation that exists to foster community and create fun things for SL residents to do. It was originally created to serve Bellisseria, but soon expanded to serve all of Second Life®. The BBB is best known for its passports and passport stamp system. This allows people get their own personalised passport then run around to all sorts of interesting places to collect stamps for it. The BBB also issues driving licences and car registration plates. It also provides a postal service, a listing of beautifully decorated homes open for guests to tour (the Parade of Homes), a regular weekly publication known as The Gazette, embassies to promote connections between Mainland and Bellisserian residents, fun activities and other assorted goodies.

Boo Rojyo

The BBB is the vision and “brain-child” of Boo Rojyo. He got caught up in the excitement of the new release of Linden Homes in early 2020. Boo and his RL wife, Fiona Jogiches, both loved Linden Lab’s vision to create a community. They wanted to be a part of promoting that – and thus the BBB was born. It started small, but rapidly grew.

Fiona Jogiches

Three years later, the BBB is well established and Boo and Fiona’s RL has changed. After some soul searching, they decided it was time to retire, step away from the BBB and focus more on some RL things. Their official “last day” at the BBB is Feb 28, 2023.

I caught Boo before he could slip away and he granted me an interview. So here it is:

When did you first start the Bellisseria Bureau of Bureaucracy (BBB)?

It began in a very small way back in January 2020

How did this come about? Or what gave you the idea?

I can't recall exactly. Bellisseria was very new and I got caught up with the buzz of community it seemed to encourage, so wanted to do something. I love travel in both RL and SL, so passports seemed a fun idea. That is the first thing that BBB started with. It grew from there into many other things.

What made you choose the name “Bureau of Bureaucracy?”

I chose it because it sounded grand and silly at the same time. However, over the last three years, I've probably lost tendons in my fingers repeatedly typing ‘Bellisseria Bureau of Bureaucracy.’”

I know the BBB has done many projects… some short term, such as events, and others long term ongoing projects. Please share one or two of your favourite projects, and why you liked them?

The BBB 2nd Anniversary celebration event was great. I remember hanging around the Fairground and just taking in the sense of community. I'm also very proud of the collaboration with the Drivers of SL and our BBB rally. The navigation HUD for that is still available to try at the BBB HQ. You said two and it's now three, but The Gazette is another great accomplishment that I just have to mention. This one is all the better because it is not of my making  [Aww shucks, Ed.].

If you had to choose one BBB accomplishment that you are most most proud of or pleased with, what would it be?

The BBB is going to survive my departure, as there are some great people determined to make it succeed. I believe that creating something that outlives my personal input is my greatest accomplishment.

Other than your RL wife Fiona, who were the first BBB staff members you recruited to help you with the project? And how did you go about doing that?

We're going back in the mists of time now. Roughly simultaneously, quite a few people got involved. Pru (Prudenceanton) and Gingir Ghoststar showed instant support and publicity. Bel (Jezebel Bailey) and Sun (Dark Sunflower) were keen contributors, as was North Crannock. I really don't think the BBB would have developed like it has without any of those being involved.

Speaking of your wife and long time BBB staff member Fi., how did you two meet?

We met in RL shortly after the dinosaurs exited the earth. We both stumbled on Second Life® in 2006, and with some time on our hands we quickly grew to love it.

You and Fiona are long time Bellisseria residents. So pls share what your favorite house style is and why?

I'm definitely a Houseboat fan. Fiona loves quite a few styles, but she is very fond of the Victorians.

Is there anything you would like to say to the BBB staff as you step away for a well-deserved retirement?

I'd like to name you all if I could -- those that are here now, and also those that have come and gone. My memory over three years isn't perfect so I dread missing somebody out. So you all know who you are, and I'm constantly humbled you take the trouble to contribute to the BBB project. Pretty much everyone who becomes involved with the BBB leaves their mark; and I'd like to think the BBB leaves a mark (a good one) on each of them too.

Likewise, is there anything you would like to say to the Bellisseria community?

I'd like to say thanks for playing along with our pseudo bureaucracy, I hope you have had fun. Please continue to support the guys who've taken the trouble to keep the BBB going. I'm not leaving SL, so you can still talk to me. I imagine that I will be seen lurking around the occasional BBB event in the future, like the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Article & Photographs by Teresa Firelight.


If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'll be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.


One of our passport stamp-issuing locations is the café at Artsville, a wonderful art gallery location co-owned by (full disclosure) a close friend of your editor.

As well as featuring it in Second Life® Destinations this week, Linden Lab has made a wonderful little movie about Artsville, which we hope will encourage you (if you haven’t already) to visit and take in the art shows before getting your passport stamped at the café.

Builds like this are what makes SL special to artists and art aficionados. Enjoy!


We have a new nature location this week. Calland Countryside is a rustic and peaceful rural area on a private estate. You can shop, go fishing, hang out by the lighthouse or visit the mountain cabin. Our second new location is a fire station on the continent of Nautilus: Legion Fire & Rescue. If you want to get involved in SL fire-fighting, the application forms are right outside.

Dealing with a different kind of emergency, the SL Environmental Corps is a wing of the SL Coast Guard (SLCG) with a mission to enhance environmental awareness. The Codfather has a jollier connection to the sea than the SLCG. It's a beach pub and music venue on Brehana's (Bre's) Ocean Bre's parcel (get it? We love a good parcel name pun!)

We also have a new airport in our transport network this week. There's no more appropriate place to get your passport stamped than Second Life International Airport, also in Nautilus. Finally our old friends at the Viking settlement of Rungardvik are now issuing a passport stamp from their fascinating (and very modern) museum of the Viking way of life. We think you'll enjoy your visit.

Calland Countryside PE BBB Stamp Locations 25 Feb 2023.001

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Mainland & Generic Passports upgraded to V3.00 | A BBB3B Surprise | New Bureaucrat joins the team | New Hon Ambassador to Satori | Events & Announcements | New Locations


On December 24th last year, we launched version 3.00 of the Bellisseria Passport, featuring a single HUD (no more additional visa pages required) and stamps served directly from our database so that teleport glitches can no longer cause them to be lost.

If you haven't upgraded yet, you really should. It's a great improvement and we've been getting positive feedback from users. Just head over to HQ and fill in the upgrade from from the board there.

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The Generic SL Passport V3.00

We are now delighted to announce that the passports issued by our associated bureaucracy – the Continental Passport Control Board – have also been updated to version 3.00. These are the automatically-generated passports for SL's mainland continents and the generic version for SL's homeless, private island owners and estate-dwellers.

Just head over to your continent's embassy (or any embassy for the generic version). The SLURLs for the embassies are all in the sidebar. There you can get yourself a new passport and follow the fun instructions to transfer stamps from your old one to our database. Once you've transferred them from all your old HUDs, your whole collection – including stamps that are no longer available – will appear on your new V3.00 passport. 

The new passports also have fields for “species” and “sex” for more detailed personalisation. 

We're very proud of our head scriptor – North's – innovative technique of using your avatar's body as a data conduit to transfer the stamps. Try it. It will make you laugh! It may look a bit odd, but it's actually a clever way to link your avatar's unique ID to each of the stamps in your collection on our database.  We don't think it's ever been done before.


Screenshot 2023-02-16 at 00.24.22The BBB continues to celebrate its third anniversary. As another little gift to the community – in addition to the 2023 calendar and the eight BBB3B event stamps currently available at the embassies and our HQ – we've made a fun compilation of twenty-five of our favourite stamps. You can obtain it in PDF form here or from the Information & Resources section in the sidebar to The Gazette.

Some of the stamps have been made by (or in association with) the landowners concerned, but most were created by our in-house design team past and present; Sun, Robert Rhodan, AmandaT Tamatzui and our much-missed former colleague, Ghost.

The collection includes comments from the designers and some background stories on how the stamps came to be.

We've enlarged the images for the booklet, as the stamps on your passports are tiny (though in the Gazette Online Travel Guide, the StampFinder HUD and its associated webpage, you can always click stamp images to enlarge them).

As of today, the stamp team has issued three hundred and eighty unique stamps! We're looking forward to reaching the milestone of our five hundredth stamp sometime next year.

We think the personal attention and effort that goes into creating passport stamps tailored to the locations makes collecting  them all the more meaningful – and fun. 

We hope you enjoy the collection, which includes some stamps from past events and defunct locations that are no longer available to collect. If you'd like a stamp of your own for your qualifying SL location, please send in your applications via the board at BBB HQ.

Article by Robert Rhodan, BBB Stamp Team.


We are happy to welcome a new colleague, Laurelrose Anthony ("Laurel") to the BBB team. Laurel will be in charge of processing applications for Bellisseria Passports, taking over from Zoo.

Laurel at home
Laurel arrived in SL after seeing a CBS This Morning story about someone who had given up an RL job to make money here.

Constantly amazed at the creativity of this virtual world, Laurel has tried very many things. She has made jewellery, modelled, was a cheerleader for SL football and a dancer for a small dance troupe. She has learned to use GIMP and Photoshop because of SL and enjoys "playing" with that.

Nowadays, RL takes more of her time than she likes. She still finds some time for shopping and is always looking for a challenge. A friend on the BBB staff mentioned that there might be a spot for her here.

Bellisseria has been a haven for Laurel. She loves to decorate so Linden Homes are a great pastime. She told The Gazette;

What better way to take that interest to the next level but to help the people who strive to make Belli a better place to be.

We are happy to have Laurel on board and look forward to working with her. If you have a moment, please stop by and say hello to her.


His Excellency Jarrod Beck  Hon Ambassador to Satori - 1
We are pleased to announce the appointment of His Excellency Jarrod Beck as the Honorary Ambassador to Satori. Jarrod will take office immediately. We will announce details of his official inauguration ceremony at the embassy in due course. The Gazette asked Jarrod about his connection to Satori.

My favourite thing about the Satori Continent is its location. Not only can you explore the vastness of the continent itself by road or air, but you can also navigate along its coast by boat all the way to Bellisseria in the south or the Blake Sea and Nautilus in the North. The Mole Village is well worth a visit. Not only is it very quaint, but it is the home of the moles and the Department of Public Works. There are also teleports to various interesting locations in the main building there. Having water access to the Blake Sea, an airport and being connected to Satori’s route 8, the GTFO World Headquarters and Drivers of SL HQ is a great starting point for explorers of any kind. Bear Castle is home to over 550 Linden & Mole Bears, collected by multiple residents over the years. The embassy offers a tour HUD for all the Mole and Linden builds around the continent, so make sure to stop by!

Jarrod has been a resident of Bellisseria since the start and loves the fun and creative community that has evolved there He holds our Bellisseria Passport (now to be replaced by a diplomatic passport of course) and told us that;

The BBB, managed by dedicated volunteers, is a great addition – bringing together the Bellisserians with the rest of mainland in a bureaucratic, yet fun, way!

In his spare time, Jarrod enjoys exploring the grid, whether it be by horse, car, boat, or plane. When not exploring, he's usually decorating, landscaping or shopping for pieces he can use in his projects. He loves meeting new people and spending time with his SL friends. He told The Gazette;

I will do my very best to continue the great work my predecessor, Bijoux, has done. I am looking forward to working together with the BBB and Satori residents to promote our great community! I want to help bring Satorians and Bellissarians closer together so they can make new friendships and enjoy their Second Lives more fully. Team work makes the dream work!

We welcome Jarrod to Bellisseria's Corps Diplomatique and look forward to working with him.

Article by BBB Staff | Photo by H.E. Jarrod Beck


If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'll be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.

SL PoH OH welcomes

... Buunniee's My Rustic Home
est. 1/2023 "My inspiration was southwest,south of the border feel."

exterior interior deco


New article in Parade of Homes Review

Teresa Firelight continues her series about kitchens in Parade of Homes Review this week. Her second article on the subject is to be found here. Please check it out and comment.


We have two new stamp locations this week. Baseball Guy has a stamp available at his MLB (Major League Baseball) exhibit featuring players who served in the US military.  The SLURL takes you to the main entrance so you'll need to find the exhibit on the baseball-shaped teleporter. We also have a stamp from a health & wellness centre in beautiful Bellisseria, where you can "Earn RP certificates in SL & RL safety, health and wellness, and more!" The centre commemorates Leighsa Carter (Lovewins2015 Resident). You'll need to head upstairs to find our stamp terminal.

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Leighsa Carter Health & Wellness Center BE BBB Stamp Locations 18 Feb 23.002 Screenshot 2023-02-15 at 23.13.36

Meet the Ambassadors: Update | FAQs | Zoo takes a break | Events & Announcements | New Locations


In the last seven issues we've met the Hon. Ambassadors to the SL continents of Corsica, Gaeta, Heterocera, Jeogeot, Nautilus, Sansari and Satori. There are changes in progress in our Corps Diplomatique, so I'd like to wrap up by bringing you up to date. 

  1. After completing their first term, two ambassadors have stepped down because of RL commitments. Jack Vincent (Hon Ambassador to Corsica) and Yukiko Yeshto (Hon Ambassador to Sansara) have both resigned at the end of their first term.
  2. Her Excellency Bijoux Barr has transferred from the Satori Embassy to take over the Corsica Embassy from Jack. She has also kindly agreed to continue to look after Satori until a new ambassador is appointed.
  3. His Excellency Freddie Harrington (Hon Ambassador to Nautilus) will also watch over the Sansara Embassy until a new ambassador is found.
  4. Her Excellence Fiona Jogiches (Hon Ambassador to Gaeta) originally planned to complete a second term. Unfortunately there some RL changes have limited her time in Second Life®, making it difficult for Fiona to fulfil her duties. Her last day as ambassador will be February 28th, 2023. Gaeta is important to us and will not be abandoned. Look out for an announcement in The Gazette soon. 
  5. Her Excellency Hon. Ambassador Dariah Raynier (Heterocera) will serve a second term. She remains active, and – for example – has arranged a tour for today (February 11th) at Noon SLT. This is a Ranger-Led tour of Mount Campion National Forest. It is a different tour than the one she arranged last year and traces the route the Bear Paw Tribe took as they migrated around Mount Campion while telling their story. Everyone is welcome (whether or not you live on Heterocera). If you would like to attend this tour, please arrive here by 11:50 AM SLT today.

The remaining ambassadors are planning to meet soon to discuss the future. They'll pool their first year of experience, look at what works well, and come up with a plan. We look forward to learning how they will move forward with the Embassies.

Article by Teresa Firelight | Photo by staff photographer


In the three years of our existence as Second Life®'s leading bureaucracy we've become accustomed to answering your questions about our work. We decided to collate the most frequently asked questions. You can now find that FAQ file in the sidebar. We hope you find it helpful. 

Please don't be discouraged from contacting us directly though. At our Headquarters there are indicator boards to show which of our bureaucrats are online and you are always welcome to contact us with praise, constructive criticism or questions. As volunteers, one of the main rewards for our efforts is the fun we have meeting you all. So don't be shy! If you have other questions you think should feature in the FAQ please click on the email the editor link in the sidebar.


Zoe riding off on bike
Zoo riding off on her bike

One of our most hard-working bureaucrats, Zoo, is leaving the BBB for an extended break. She has been with us since March 2021, taking care of the individually-processed applications for our various products. She's been the heart and soul of our bureaucratic operations;

Zoo told The Gazette;

Since I joined the BBB, I've had a great time. It was a joy to be part of the original team, who every day try their best to contribute to the SL experience. I very much enjoyed making and issuing our passports, licences and licence plates and receiving the nicest reactions in return! I have made 916 passports, 352 licences, 296 registration plates and took care of 364 update requests.

Though it's fun, it also takes up a lot of time. I also have an RL job to do. Increasingly I've felt I need a well-earned break. So I've decided to cease my BBB activities at the end of this month. I don't want to burn any bridges on my way out, so let's just call it a long break. Who knows what the future may bring! I wish you all much joy and happiness in your SL. Don't be a stranger when you bump into me around the grid!

We all love Zoo and are immensely grateful for all she has done during her time with us. We wish her all the best for her future SL endeavours and our door is open when she's taken that well-earned break!

In the meantime we are lucky enough to have found someone to take over Zoo's workload. She is in training at the moment and we will announce her appointment shortly. Our bureaucratic work will continue unabated!


If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'll be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.


Kitchen Feature in this week's Parade of Homes Review

Teresa Firelight has written an interesting new article at our sister publication, the BBB's Parade of Homes Review. It is all about low-LI kitchens to beautify your Second Life® home. Check it out. It's the first of a series of articles on the subject so remember to bookmark PoH-R.


Parade of Homes Yard Signs
We love the fact that so many SL residents are prepared to open their homes for others to enjoy. The Parade of Homes provides interior design inspiration to many. It's frustrating though when we set out to explore the homes on the list and find that owners have forgotten they signed up to the scheme! Or even that they've given up the home and the new owner is unaware it's registered. We've encountered locked doors and active security orbs (some even in breach of the Bellisseria Covenant!). 
We're a fun volunteer service for residents, not a police force. We don't want to enforce the covenant or even our own rules. We'd just like to remind you that if you join Parade of Homes, you need to leave your home open to visitors. You should also place the yard sign that indicates to passing avatars that your home is open. If you've lost yours, you can obtain a new one from BBB Headquarters
Of course, if you no longer want to leave your home open, that's up to you. Just follow the link at Parade of Homes Review to leave the scheme. We hope you don't because we love visiting your homes, but it is your decision always.


We are delighted to welcome back The Embassy for Peace & Human Rights. It was formerly in Bellisseria, but has now relocated to Nautilus. We are strictly apolitical here at The Gazette but human rights (properly understood) are beyond politics. They are – almost by definition – the fundamental beliefs of civilised mankind. If you find such things as freedom of speech, due process or the presumption of innocence controversial, we're not going to worry about offending you. The embassy's stamp has been redesigned to reflect its new location. Why not pay it a visit?

It's been a while since we had a new stamp from a Linden Department of Public Works location, so we're happy to announce you can now get your passport stamped at Bellirock Beach in Bellisseria where the dirt roads of the log homes give way to navigable waters full of stilt homes.

The name of the beach reflects the fact that Bellisseria has been spelled out in rocks there by Moonstruck Mole.

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Founder to Retire from BBB | Meet the Ambassadors: Jack Vincent | Events & Announcements | New Locations


Boo Rojyo, the CEO and Founder of the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy will retire from the BBB at the end of this month. In announcing this to his colleagues, Boo said;

My RL has changed quite a lot in the last year. The time I can dedicate to the BBB, or SL for that matter, has become quite limited. I've really loved all the BBB projects and activities, and the friendships it has brought, however it's time I moved on. I have tried reducing my BBB responsibilities, but I can't stop myself getting involved. I've decided therefore to make a complete break from the BBB. My plan is to cease activities as the 'boss' by the end of February.

Boo's PA Fiona Jogiches will also leave at the same time. The Gazette will publish a tribute to Boo and Fi before they finally leave. For now, all of us at the BBB would just like to thank them for all they've done – for us and for the SL community generally – and wish them well for the future. We are going to miss them. 

At a meeting of the BBB Board this week, Bel (jezebel.bailey) our former CEO was reappointed to that role. The bureaucratic work of the BBB will continue. 


Jack Vincent Framed (2)
We are continuing our series Meet the Ambassadors. We interview each of them so you can get a feel for who they are and what they do. This week we meet Ambassador Jack Vincent. The series will wrap up next week with a summary article.

Jack is the seventh and final ambassador in this series. The interviews for all seven were done at the same time almost 2 months ago. Since then, some RL stuff has made it necessary for Jack to step down at the end of his first one-year term. But we still want to cover the work he did during his term.

What SL Continent are you an Ambassador for? And where can people find your embassy?

I am Ambassador for the continent of Corsica, located in the region of Timescape. The embassy can be found here 

Please share your favorite thing about this continent. And do you have suggestions for places to visit?

Corsica has some amazing things, such as an elaborate and beautiful Italian Style build.

My favourite feature is the Circuit La Corse, a road that connects the entire eastern part of the continent. I wish the other sections of Corsica could have such an interconnected road.

How long have you been an ambassador now? And what motivated you to become an ambassador?

I have been Ambassador to Corsica for a year now! I was motivated by a desire to learn more about Corsica and its residents and history while at the same time helping to inspire others to want to explore the continents of both Corsica and Bellisseria.

What was the most special event you either held at your Embassy or sponsored for your continent?

My favorite was the opening of The Decks, where I invited Bellisserians and people from other continents. It was a great way to highlight another region of the continent of Corsica instead of just the regions that are traditionally known.

What is your favorite thing about Bellisseria that you tell residents of your continent?

I love to follow the Bellisseria Boat Parade HUD and take tours around different parts of Bellisseria. Even though the group no longer has a regular time everyday that they gather for the parade the HUD is still available.

What do you like to do in your spare time (or when you are not busy with your ambassador duties)?

I love to go listen to DJs and attend art events. Club Nuit's events are usually fun and have great builds that they change for every event. The Vordun Museum and Gallery is a great art gallery.

Tell us one thing about yourself that most people do not know.

I used to be a “fire fighter” in SL, and we would “put out fires” as a group. That's pretty much all I can say about that!

Do you have anything else you would like to share?

I would just encourage every resident of SL, no matter where you reside, to explore the mainland continents and encourage others to do so as well. It really helps to give people a sense of being connected by and to the land.

Article & Photo by Teresa Firelight


If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'll be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.

Join the BBB!

If you are interested in volunteering to work for the BBB, please contact Bel (jezebel.bailey) in-world.


Kot Community Center is located just off Route 9A in Jeogeot. You can enjoy a game of tennis, swim in the pool, watch a movie or do some yoga. There's free parking for four hours, so you can also use it as a base to explore further. We were lucky enough to meet owner Elise Fugazi when we visited to take our photo and she told us; 

I want to show others that community does exist in mainland and that there are many places in Jeogeot and other continents that people can come and enjoy.

The centre is a project of Elise's organisation Beautify Mainland. Apart from her own builds, Elise does design work for other mainland residents. 

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