Burn2 extended by a week

The organisers of BURN2 have announced the event is to be extended a further week. The PR notice announcing this reads:

BURN2 2012 Extended For More Fun!
Virtual festival extended by one week

In an unprecedented move, BURN2 — the only regional Burning Man festival held within a virtual world — has been extended by an additional week! This will allow even more people to visit the event, enjoy the art and have fun on the virtual playa.

While the second week will not have the extensive organized performance schedules of the first, all camps are welcome to host their own events, and are welcome to remain open and active through the 4th of November. Center camp and Osiris stages will be open for performers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There may be additional, Hallowe’en themed events at BURN2 on the 31st of October.

Thank you all again for making this the most fun, most memorable BURN  ever!

Burn Schedule Revised

As a result of this, the burning of the Man and the Temple have been pushed back a week and will now take place as follows:

  • Burning the Man: Saturday, November 3rd at 04:00, 12:00 noon and 20:00 SLT
  • Burning the Temple: Sunday, November 4th at: 04:00, 12:00 noon and 20:00 SLT

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Burning it up in the desert

This weekend marks the start of BURN2, the Second Life sister celebration to Burning Man.

Running from October 20th through 28th, BURN2 this year is spread across six regions, again in the familiar desert theme, surrounded by sandy hills that add to the atmosphere of the event. I had the opportunity to preview the regions earlier today, and take a look at what visitors can expect.

The theme for this year’s event is “Fertility”, which echoes the theme of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City. It explores fertility within the lens of Second Life and is strongly reflected in the works of the invited artists as well as in other installations across the regions.

BURN2 2012

Invited Artists

BURN2 2012 includes the work of five artists as this year’s Invited Artists. They are: Silene Christen, Pallina60 Loon, Fuchsia Nightfire, Nexuno Thespian and  Ub Yifu. I decided to start may wanderings by locating their pieces.

Silene Christen

Silene Christen presents an interactive installation in collaboration with Martazul Zemlja and Emilio Charisma. It is described as, “An alien ship travels the universe collecting specimens of living species. When they saw the strange structures from BURN2, decided to stay and watch”.

Inside the space ship – Silene Christen

Visit Silene Christen at BURN2.

Pallina60 Loon

Pallina60 Loon is well-known for her interactive art pieces, and at BURN” 2012, she presents, “Whoops – a baby!”, which she describes as portraying, “A mother nature that emerges from the arid playa to the BURN2 to play.” In keeping with her work, it is interactive – so dive in!

Whoops … a baby – Pallina60 Loon

Visit Whoops … a baby at BURN2.

Fuchsia Nightfire

Fuchsia Nightfire provides a lush haven of greenery in the midst of the desert as she celebrates the heritage of the Green Man, often associated with fertility, renewal and rebirth, and which has a strong resonance through her native England. Her piece provides a welcome retreat and resting place for people as they travel across the regions, allowing them to be renewed.

Inside The Green Man, BURN2 2012

Visit The Green Man at BURN2.

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BURN2: land allocated and guest artists announced

BURN2 has announced that all parcels up for sale for this year’s event have been sold, and the parcel lottery has also closed. This means that land on all six regions for the event, which will take place  from October 20th through 28th, 2012, has now been allocated.

The names of the lottery winners have been posted on the BURN2 website, together with details of their parcel allocations. A full BURN2 Camp Directory is also available, listing all parcels and their intended use.

BURN2 2011

At the same time the six invited artists for the event have been announced. They are: Arachne Anatra, Silene Christen, Pallina60 Loon, Fuchsia Nightfire, Nexuno Thespian and  Ub Yifu.

Volunteers

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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BURN2 seeking builders and scripters

The BURN2 team are seeking builders and scripters to help with this year’s BURN2 temple build. A call, put out on the BURN2 blog, reads thus:

In keeping with the Burning Man principles of gifting and participation, we’re looking for volunteers to help build this year’s Temple!  More importantly, in keeping with the principle of communal effort, this year’s Temple build will be a group effort, each individual on the build team contributing to the whole: an awesome Burn2 Temple!

If you are a builder extraordinaire, a sculpting god/goddess, or a scripting whiz, we need you!  If you’d like to join the Temple build team, please contact Shendara Destiny, either via in world IM, or by e-mail at Shendara.Destiny@gmail.com.

Help us create something truly beautiful that will enrich the entire Burn2 community!  Burn on!

The BURN2 temple, 2011

If you are a builder / scripter and enjoy participating in communal projects, why not give Shendara a call?

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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.

Events

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

Volunteers

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.