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, the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide, and the only Regional to burn the Man!
This unique virtual Regional spreads the culture and Ten Principles of Burning Man year-round in Second Life, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall - a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.
BURN2 OctoBurn: da Vinci's Workshop October 15-23, 2016
We are so excited! Planning for the Big Burn we’ve all been waiting for is now getting well underway. As is often our custom, we follow the theme that Burning Man announces, and this year it is Da Vinci’s Workshop. You can read the full description of the theme as written by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum, at Burning Man's website. We had a poster contest and the posters were all so good that four winners were selected rather than just one, shown below. We will use all four posters for distributing the news inworld and online.
More Burnin' News!
The plot sale opened Sunday the 17th of July and plots are being reserved. Plottery and Juried Art camp applications are coming in. It’s really going to happen! Support BURN2 and reserve YOUR plot! Can’t buy one? Apply for a Plottery plot, or take on the creative challenge and apply to be a juried camp artist at Octoburn! Note: These plots will be in limited supply, however...
Now then, all you primslingers and meshers, script wizards and graphics imagineers: 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!
A Call for Volunteers
Teams are forming up, leads will be identified, and we will need volunteers to help with greeting, building, creating, performing, dancing, and sharing the news about the happenings on the virtual playa! If you think you might be interested in joining us in a lead, co-lead or key role capacity, be sure and fill out the BURN2 Application for Key Roles form. We’ll be in touch right quick. If you don’t want to be a lead but you do want to help out, fill out the volunteer application and our volunteer coordinator will help get you started!
While We Wait...We Ain't Waiting!
We’re not just sitting back and twiddling our thumbs. We are planning all sorts of fun little things to do together. Watch for notices in the BurningMan 2.0 group - be sure you’re in that group! - and join in with your fellow Burners to participate, collaborate and just plain celebrate the fact that we are Burners!
Then, when the sims come in, let the building begin! Burn On!
“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 inworld. 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!