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BURN2 2016: a press day in Second Life

DV-posterBURN2 2016 will be opening its gates on Saturday, October 15th, and will run through until Sunday, October 23rd 2016, culminating in the burning of the Man the Temple on the closing weekend of the event.

The theme for this year is Da Vinci;’s Workshop, matching that of the official Burning Man event, and builders have been hard at work preparing camp sites across the four regions of this year’s event, and festivities will run right through the week, culminating in the burning of the Man on Saturday, October 22nd, and the Temple on Sunday, October 23rd.

Bloggers wishing to get early access to BURN2 are invited to complete the Press Sign-up form and join special previews of the regions on Friday, October 14th, at 12:00 noon through 14:00 and 19:00-22:00 SLT.

In addition, there are still slots available on the DJ and live performers schedules for the week-long festival. If you are interested in participating as a performer, contact one of the following individuals in-world:

  • Live performers: Cuga Rajal
  • DJs: Tracer Graves or Fifi Candyfloss (siouxsieincognita) or Leondra Larssen
BURN2 2015

BURN2 2015

About BURN2

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.

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BURN2 2016: bringing Da Vinci’s Workshop to Second Life

DV-posterBURN2 2016 will be opening its gates on Saturday, October 15th, and will run through until Sunday, October 23rd 2016, culminating in the burning of the Man the Temple on the closing weekend of the event.

The theme for this year is Da Vinci;’s Workshop, which the official Burning Man website describes (in part) thus:

Burning Man’s 2016 art theme is inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the middle fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, when a historic convergence of inspired artistry, technical innovation and enlightened patronage launched Europe out of mediaevalism and into modernity. Our story will focus on the republic of Florence, for it was here, in a city-state of about the same size and population as Black Rock City, that humanist ideals, a rediscovery of science, and funding from a newly moneyed class of entrepreneurs fuelled a revolutionary cultural movement that redefined Western civilization. Five centuries later, we will attempt to recreate this potent social alchemy by combining Burning Man art, maker culture and creative philanthropy to make Black Rock City the epicentre of a new renaissance.

The plot sale is now open, as is the Plot Lottery and Juried Art Applications. You can purchase a plot for BURN2 directly from the kiosks on the playa, with parcels priced as follows:

  • 512 sq m / 117 LI – L$2,800
  • 1024 sq m / 234 LI – L$5,600
  • 208 sq m / 468 LI – L$11,200
  • 4096 sq m / 936 LI – L$22,400

Please ensure you read all the information on an application forms, and that you also read the
Builder Guidelines and Ten Principles before you submit your application. Aesthetics mirroring the Black Rock Desert are in effect for this event.

Plots are liable to be taken fast, so as the BURN2 press release on the event states:

Get inspired by visions of Renaissance ingenuity, Medieval machinery and the artistic, eclectic, multi-gifted genius of the great Leonardo da Vinci, and bring those creations to the virtually dusty playa – come in world and get your plot reserved as soon as you can!

Volunteers are also being sought to help with greeting, building, creating, performing, dancing, and sharing the news about BURN2. Those wishing to be a general volunteer, should fill out the application form, while those interested in a leadership role should consult the BURN2 Application for Key Roles form.

About BURN2

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.

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BURN2 Town Hall and “Burniversity” lessons

logoBURN2 have announced a Town Hall meeting for all Burners and interested parties on Sunday, July 17th, which will take place in the Burning Man Playa. The aim of the meeting is to pass on all the latest news and information on activities and events, including the upcoming Octoburn.

In addition, there’s also news on “Burniversity” courses on using textures as avatar skins like those seen at this year’s Skin Burn Fashion show.

The press release on the Town Hall meeting reads in full:

July 17, 2016 9:00am SLT, 6:00pm SLT
SLURL: http://tinyurl.com/zzd86e6

“Welcome Home!” we say to Burners, calling out across the grid, welcome Home to the Playa! You’re invited to a Town Hall meeting where we bring you news of the year just past and announcements of the upcoming Big Burn and all the good stuff that comes with it.

Catch up on what we’ve done since the last Town Hall meeting…Get the news about OCTOBURN theme, plans, preparations. Think about your camp, about getting involved! Bring your creative selves and be a part of our best and Burningest event of the year!

We will meet twice, 9am SLT and 6pm SLT, to accommodate as many time zones as possible the content will be the same both times. Then watch for the notices they will be sent out to the BurningMan 2.0 group in-world. If you’re not already in the group, join it (it’s FREE!) to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news!

Learn to use textures as skins in Daark Gothly's fun lesson

Learn to use textures as skins in Daark Gothly’s fun lesson (image via BURN2)

Ahead of the meeting, on Saturday, July 16th, Daark Gothly will be hosting “Burniversity”, a fun and easy instructional class on making texture skins like those seen in the Skin Burn shows. No specialist texture programs are needed nor skin templates required – so anyone can join and have fun.

The class  will be held on the 16th, 10:00 SLT and again at 21:00 SLT, again to suit people in different physical world time zones. There is no sign-up required, people are invited to simply show-up at The Playa and join in the fun.

In addition, Daark is willing to schedule further classes if there is interest. So if you can’t make either time on Saturday, 16th, IM her  in-world.

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BURN2 Conception: all the fun of the fair in Second Life

logoThe BURN2 team have announced the dates and theme for the 2016 BURN2 Conception event – and with them comes an invitation for builders to get involved.

Conception this year will take place on the weekend of Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd,  with the theme All The Fun of the Fair.

Announcing the event, the BURN2 Press Release reads in part:

A long time ago, a world was conceived to let people stay in touch and interact with each other all year round, rather than just at one wonderful place once year.  The conception of this place went far beyond the original idea and its framework.

…What better way to celebrate our conception, than to show what we can create for the community at large with all the fun of the fair?  Food stands, games, rides, float parades, fireworks, let’s fill the Playa with fun and frivolity!

Those wishing to participate as builders in the event are encouraged to think along the lines of the event theme and consider building one of the following: a large ride or interactive attraction; a sideshow game of skill or chance; a small food stand; a ticket box; a parade float. The organisers note that other ideas fitting the theme might be accepted, but will need to be discussed with them beforehand.

The roller coaster can burn you up!

The roller coaster is sure to be a “hot item”!

 

Be warned, however! Plots are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so it’s better to get your application submitted sooner rather than later!  When doing so, do make sure you read the guidelines at the top of the application form; then select your choice of build type and write a description of what you have in mind. The build period is open NOW through until July 1st, so don’t be surprised if you hear back very quickly!

Those who would like to be a greeter at the event can sign-up here, and the organisers note that there may be some performer  / performance slots available, so those interested are asked to keep an eye on the BURN2 website for any details.

The Conception entertainment stage being prepared

The Conception entertainment stage being prepared

The PR also contains another opportunity, this one for models and skin designers:

We are issuing an open call for skin designs as well as models. Come and model your own new skin if you like, as well. Your beautiful skin design may be just the one to make someone feel less self-conscious about being bald.  

All skins exhibited in the show will be gathered and distributed at this year’s Skin Burn event, so they must be full permissions. Remember this is a gifting event, full of Colour and Design. Go Crazy!

The Skin Burn Fashion show will take place on Sunday July 3rd, 2016 at 16:00 SLT, those wishing to participate should IM Daark Gothly in-world.

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