You all know that BURN2's October event themed Carnival of Mirrors will take place October 17-25, 2015. Plot sales are continuing but now we have an update!
Plot Sale Continues Get a Plot before 8 September, Get Some Extras!
If you get a plot for the upcoming October Burn event themed "Carnival of Mirrors" before the 8th of September, you may be able to have your plot customised.
What does this mean? It means you will have some flexibility with your plot, including:
1) Mirror Water. This is an option that is specific to this year's Carnival of Mirrors theme. For an example of this mirror water feature, see the image below.
2) Custom Shaped Plot. We can parcel your plot with boundaries to your (within reason) specifications. The plot size will not change in terms of square meters, but the plot shape can vary from the usual square or rectangular configuration.
3) Modestly Increased Height Limits. If you get a 512sqm, 1024sqm or 2048sqm plot before the 8th of September, your height limit will be a bit higher than if you get it after the 8th.
You will be required to attend at least ONE short and simple information session to ensure full understanding of the builder guidelines, playa aesthetics and Ten Principles of Burning Man, all of which will be in force for the October event. Once attended you will receive your builder tags and be able to build on your plot once it is placed.
So, what's holding you back? The plots even cost LESS than they have in the past two years! This is a unique opportunity to do something a bit different this year while still keeping within the traditional playa aesthetics.
After you reserve your plot, wander on over to the Center Camp tent and watch the live stream of Burning Man we've got going on the screen there. That event officially begins on the 30th of August, but you can see the flow of traffic through Gerlach in these pre-event days.
SATURDAY FUN with ART CARS!
Don't forget about this Saturday's Crazy 8 races, where we do creative car racing, Burner style! That will run from 10:00am to 7:00pm SLT with repeated races of all different sorts.
Have a look at this set of pictures on Flickr, to see what fun was had at the races on the 22nd of this month. You absolutely shouldn't miss the fireworks and party after the racing is done on Saturday! Find us at Home on the playa!
Every year for our "Octoburn" event, we go through the selection of sim names, and this year we invited YOU to contribute by selecting your favourite sim names and even suggesting others. And YOU responded, thak you for your participation!
Our review of the responses showed five clear favourites. Without further ado, we list them here (in addition to the existsing Deep Hole sim):
As soon as the sims are in, we will name them, parcel them and have them ready for plot holders and builders to come and bring the playa to life! If you have a plot, you will be contacted when your parcel is ready.
It's not too late to get your plot, by the way! Just visit the playa and find the kiosks, here.
You can also participate in the Plot Lottery - and if you're an artist bursting with creative drive, you can apply for a Juried Art Camp.
This year’s theme is about mirrors and masks, mazes and merger. It will be a kind of magic show that takes the form of an oldfashioned carnival. This Carnival of Mirrors asks three essential questions: within our mediasaturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?
Classic carnivals, as theaters of illusion, upheld a very strict dividing line that separated carnies, cast as showmen, from members of a naïve public who were labeled chumps and suckers, marks and rubes. Our carnival, however, will perform an even more subversive trick — its motto is Include the Rube. The wall dividing the observer from observed will disappear, as by an act of magic; through the alchemy of interaction, everyone at once can be the carny and the fool.
With great glee and inspired excitement, we announce the upcoming BURN2: Carnival of Mirrors. The event will take place October 17-25, 2015, culminating in the Burning of the Man on the 24th and the Temple Burn on the 25th. In this season of preparation, the annual plot sale opens, along with the Plot Lottery and Juried Art Camp Applications. This year we will gift MORE free plots in the Plot Lottery! And prices for the plot sale are LOWER!
PLOT LOTTERY, JURIED ART CAMP APPLICATIONS OPEN
All the information you need about the Plot Lottery and Juried Art Camp application forms are found in the links to the desired application forms in the menu at left under “Carnival of Mirrors.” Read all the information on the form including the builder guidelines and Ten Principles before you submit your application.
PLOT SALES ARE OPEN
You can purchase a plot for BURN2 at the kiosks on the playa. In the spirit of the theme, your receipt will be in the form of a wearable mask. Prices are as follows, and we are happy to note the prices are lower than last year:
L$2500 = 512sqm 117 LI
L$5000 = 1024sqm, 234 LI
L$10000 = 2048sqm, 468LI
L$20000 = 4096sqm, 936LI
Builder guidelines are also available - playa aesthetics mirroring the Black Rock Desert are in effect for this event.
Think about the mirrors, masks, mazes and mergers, let the word “Carnival” evoke inspiration in your creative mind, then come, participate, in this fiercely fun and fiery fiesta!