Details have been released for this year’s main BURN2 celebrations in Second Life.
The theme for this year is, in keeping with the real-world Burning Man event, Fertility, and it will take place from October 20th through 28th, 2012.
Parcels and Prices
Once again BURN2 will be held across six regions, centred on Burning Man – Deep Hole. A total of 61 parcels are being offered for sale, with a further 34 to be given away. Pricing for the parcels on sale are:
- 1024sm camps (with 234 prims) are L$3,500
- 2048sm camps (with 468 prims) are L$7,000
- 4096sm camps (with 936 prims) are L$14,000
There will be a lottery for seventeen 512m camp plots, with tickets costing L$10. Entries are restricted to one per person, and these parcels can not be transferred nor sold.
Parcels are currently available in Burning Man – Deep Hole.
A video by Missy Restless showing the 2011 BURN2 temple build
Juried Arts and Camps
Eight parcels (three 2048sm and five 1024sm) will be given away specifically for juried art exhibits. Additionally, five 1024m juried theme camps are being offered.
To apply one of these parcels, please visit the BURN2 submission page for the guidelines / submission requirements and application form.
BURN2 will offer a range of events both during the week of festivities and in the run-up to it. The week will feature the work of four invited artists (details to be released at a later date). Events during the week will include the Skin Burn, and ahead of the week, activities such as a porta potty building workshop, which will be held on the 19th August at 17:00 SLT!
Those wishing to volunteer to help during the event as a greeter, guide, translator, etc., please visit the BURN2 volunteer sign-up page.
DJs and live performers who might be interested in having a set at the event should contact Buttermilk Panacek.
What is BURN2?
From the Burn2 website:
BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups and the only regional event allowed to burn the man.
The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.
Burning the Man 2011, a video by Debbie Trilling
- BURN2 website
- Burning Man website
- BURN2 juried art submissions page
- BURN2 volunteers page
- BURN2 on:
- SLurl to Burning Man – Deep Hole
Information taken from the BURN2 Town Hall meeting notecard, with thanks to Marianne McCann.