BURN2: Dates, theme, parcels

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!

Claudia222 Jewell’s “Rites of Passage” from BURN2, 2011


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

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Information taken from the BURN2 Town Hall meeting notecard, with thanks to Marianne McCann. 

Viewer release summary 2012: week 32

The following is summary of changes to SL viewers / clients (official and TPV) which have taken place in the past week. It is based on my Viewer Round-up Page, which provides a list of  all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware) and which are recognised as being in adherence with the TPV Policy.

This summary is published every Monday, and by its nature will always be in arrears. Therefore, for the most up-to-date information on viewers and clients, please see my Viewer Round-up Page, which is updated as soon as I’m aware of any changes, and which includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., for Viewers and clients as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.  

Updates for the week ending: 12 August, 2012

  • SL Viewer updates:
  • Dolphin rolled to  on August 10th – core updates: Asset Blacklist redcord region name when object added; Media Filter list now shared between all avatar accounts on same OS; slider add the Graphics Prefs for improving mesh rez times in areas with a lot of mesh; added improved avatar vertex weights from STORM-1800 for better avatar bending / stretching; Improved handling of SLurls between webpages and running Dolphin viewer (release notes)
  • Exodus release version on Aug 9, (release notes) – which I review here
  • Niran’s Viewer rolled to 1.48 on Aug 6 – core changes: Alterations to the log-in splash screen; addition of core pathfinding tools to menus; merge with Exodus rendering pipe; assorted fixes (release notes)
  • Cool Viewer: Stable branch rolled to  and Experimental to, both on Aug 11th – core updates in both: initial pathfinding support; various SLV 3.3. code back ports (release notes for both)
  • Lumiya release version 2.2.0 on Aug 8th and then 2.2.1 on Aug 11 – core updates: completely revised and enhanced UI; split-screen functionality; options to add / remove friends, offer teleports, set and auto response message (release notes) – read my review here

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