The next event at BURN2 is coming up: Burnal Equinox. We seek the community's input on the theme. At some events in the year, especially at the October Burn event, we adhere as closely as possible to playa aesthetics. However Burnal Equinox is one of those events where the playa aesthetics rules are somewhat relaxed. The playa surface is still there, but there is more freedom to do interesting things that aren't possible outside of this incredible virtual environment.
So, Burn2 community - let's hear it! What ideas for a theme for Burnal Equinox do you have? Share your thoughts or vote on one (we will show a list as we receive ideas) in the survey we have set up at this location: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y2D5YD7
Once again, we bring our unique style of winter hilarity to the playa, with snow and ice covering the dusty ground and Burners’ visions of the season scattered around. Santalarity is BURN2’s decommodification event, the antithesis of the typical rushed holiday season focused on profits and buying, on unrealistic expectations and joy found in aisle three.
Instead we ask, “What’s in the Box?” What do we want to give? We invite you to come to the playa, to observe artists’ interpretations of these questions, to ice skate, dance, drum and be present when we Burn the Box. Before the Box is burned messages left by visitors to the playa will be read, which shall express what they would like to give. To give without expectation of return. To give for the pure joy of giving.
Santalarity will be a 24-hour event, opening on Saturday, 13th December at 10:00 AM SLT/PST. The Lamplighters will kick off the event with an initial drumming. The Box will Burn on the 13th at 12:00 PM SLT/PST and again at 8:00 PM SLT/PST.
DJs and live performers interested in participating during the event can sign up using the form at http://burn2.org/santalarityperformance2014 and if there are questions about performance scheduling, contact BURN2 Performance Lead Larree Quixote inworld.
If you missed the Burning of the Man during our BURN2 Caravansary event in October, you have two more opportunities to see it - this time in a low lag, music-filled setting with fellow Skin Burners - on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 12 PM SLT and 8 PM SLT.
No one is a bystander; everyone is included in the spectacle. You will be invited to dance, interact, and BE a part of the experience.
The playa will be closed to the public. Attendees will be asked to demonstrate compliance with the following lag reduction criteria during the pre-Burn check-in process:
Remove all HUDs, attached items, AOs. The built-in animation overriders in viewers like Firestorm are permitted.
Remove scripted objects and worn items such as mesh eyes or hair or clothing.
Reduce Avatar Render Weight to 1000 or less (or, in some viewers, Avatar Rendering Cost to 1). Wear a creative, colourful skin or system clothing.
The goal is to be as low-lag as possible for oneself and for others in attendance, by wearing only skins and perhaps system clothing. By doing this we can have the best possible experience of the Burn. Be radical and creative! Free skins will be available, contributed by many artists and fellow Burners.
After passing the check-in process, avatars will be invited into the BURN2 SKIN BURN group and teleported to the Burn site on the playa to join fellow Burners in the event.
The BURN2 Check-in area will be open and closed at the following times on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
For the 12:00 PM SLT Burn, open 9:00 AM SLT, close 11:30 AM SLT. For the 8:00 PM SLT Burn, open 5:00 PM SLT, close 7:30 PM SLT.
Watch this space on Saturday, November 8th to get the location of the BURN2 SKIN BURN check-in area.
What an amazing week of builds, performances, volunteering and community! Thank you to all the burners who came out to enjoy Octoburn, Caravansary, 2014. Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted to make things run smoothly. Now is the time to provide your feedback. Let us know what did and did not work this year.
CLICK HERE for the Participant Survey. Thanks for your time!
Caravansary, 2014 is open for viewing for the rest of the week. Please come out and see some of the builds that remain up.