Our next fundraiser event calls to Burners from every corner of the virtual grid and the 'net, to come and gather with the community for fun, fellowship, and fundraising through bowling.
BOWLING?? Didn't think we could do it? Anything you can imagine, is possible. Come and see how - get your bowling shirts and shoes on, we'll provide the alleys and bowling balls.
Why fundraising? We depend on the generous support of the community during the year, to be able to acquire additional sims for the annual "Big Burn" called Octoburn. Without your help, this would not be possible. And, as you know, the more sims we have, the better!
More Sims = Less Crowding, Less Lag, More Fun and More Space for Camps!
Music and shamrocks will fill the air, in honour of St. Patrick, the patron saint of virtual green beer everywhere. There'll be plenty of that to go round, too!
And, as if that weren't enough - remember Cuga's (in)famous Thunderdome from the last Octoburn event? He will bring it back for this weekend as well.
Bring your friends and lindens, score a strike or three, play as many games as you like. Call out for players to come for tournaments! There's never a dull moment on the playa when a few Burners get together!
ALSO... WE NEED YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS, BURNERS...AND YOUR VOTES!
A Poster contest is coming for Burnal Equinox, read on!
BURNAL EQUINOX 2017 POSTER CONTEST
Lately we've seen some great posters contributed for events at BURN2, and we're continuing this tradition of Burner participation.
Get your creative juices flowing! We've got another event coming up April 28-30, 2017: Burnal Equiniox! The theme for this event is "Sacred and Profane" - that's sure to get you inspired in all sorts of ways!
And now here's a bit of clarification with a vision for the event:
The sacred represents the interests of the group, especially unity, which is embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns.
As you enter the playa you will see individuals here and there, alone, moving further in, pairs and couples, until finally at the far corner you reach the stage, a hive for activity and community. Paths leading in, are symbolic of heading to a sort of place/person of worship... yellow brick road. It is just an iconic path most would know and in terms of sacred, it went to the Emerald City to the home of the wizard who was like a spiritual leader, high-powered spiritual leader that was in the end, a mundane man.
Now, your artistic genius minds are no doubt brimming with ideas! Here are just a few guidelines:
What's Required on the Poster Texture?
Name of the event (Burnal Equinox)
The theme (Sacred and Profane)
Dates of the event (including the year!)
BURN2 Logo somewhere on the poster (need one? Hit the one on the wall in HQ at Deep Hole inworld)
Preferred poster resolutions are 512x512 or 1024x512 or 512x1024.
The rest is up to YOU! Submissions are open NOW through Friday, the 17th of March, closing at 11pm SLT
Voting will start Thursday, 23rd March through SUNDAY, 26th March, 11:00pm SLT/PDT.
It is necessary to remember that when you submit a poster, if it is selected as a winning poster, you are implying permission for BURN2 to use your poster for the purpose of promoting the event, which is Burnal Equinox with the theme "Sacred & Profane". If you do not want your poster used for this purpose, DO NOT SUBMIT IT TO THE CONTEST.
Additionally, we want to remind you that if you use images created by others in your artwork, make sure that the images are public domain or that you have permission from the creator of those images to use them in your own work.
2. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FLICKR ACCOUNT you can still submit your poster! Send it any of these 3 people, they will upload it to the group pool for you: Daark Gothly Huntress Catteneo iSkye Silverweb
TO VIEW SUBMITTED POSTERS:
If you are a Flickr member you should be able to view the photos - make sure that your Flickr account is set to at least "moderate" level.
If NOT a Flickr member, you may get a notification saying something about the images being a 'moderate' level and ask you to click to confirm you still want to see it. Then you will be able to view the posters.
Voting will take place starting Thursday, 23rd of March through 11pm SLT/PDT Sunday the 26th - there will be a voting kiosk available on site.
We know you've been waiting to hear, so we won't waste another moment. We have a theme and it is...
Sacred and Profane
What does this mean? The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion:
"Religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden."
In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred/profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil. The sacred could be good or evil, and the profane could be either as well.
We also have a date for Burnal Equinox with the above theme, so mark your calendars: April 28-30, 2017!
More details to come later, we will start forming up teams next week.
Come to our next meeting if you can! Thursdays 9:00pm SLT/US Pacific on the BURN2 Playa, Deep Hole, in SL. If you can't attend meetings at that time, send a notecard to iSkye Silverweb in SL if you are interested in joining one of the teams.
This past weekend we had some amazingly fun times with great tunes, interactive art builds, games, lots of laughter, and FIRE as the giant picnic basket and huge ant were consumed in wonderful, glorious, beautiful flames. We also had a lot of curious visitors new to BURN2 and even to Burning Man who were exposed to our special brand of Burner joy. The joy doesn't stop just yet, however.
This next weekend, April 9th and 10th, Ahnue Heartlight brings a unique Afterburn experience to the virtual playa, with two days, six hours each, of some of the best music you can hear in SL. Each day will also feature an incredible art installation from two very talented 3D artists, Duna Gant and Shade of Loud. See the schedule below and in our calendar. Come and join us, see all the Burnal Equinox builds - they will stay on the playa through Monday the 11th of April.