I am really excited for this years Burn2 which starts Saturday October 20th. For those that don’t know what Burn2 is it is an extension of the Burning man festival in Second Life. This year’s theme is “Fertility” which mirrors the theme of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups. The best way to describe it is that it is a festival of community, art, & fire. However you want to describe it Burn2 is always worth checking out.
This year makes number three for the Burn2 events (being formally known as Burning Life before then) & they do not disappoint. For 2012 they have expanded from four regions to six which, to me, is amazing. I am glad that this has grown because it gives more room for people to become involved as well as more for those of us who attend every year to see.
This is the perfect opportunity for those who know about Burning Man but do not have the opportunity to attend in real life. For those of you who have no clue what Burning Man is or what it is about then I suggest checking out their website.
I had a chance to wander around before the official opening & instantly fell in love. There are so many talented artists, creators, & builders that put in a lot of time to build some of the most amazing things I have ever seen in Second Life. I constantly find myself in awe over the things we can accomplish in our little virtual world. I give a big thank you to those that make these types of events possible.
You should know that Burn2 official starts on October 20th. On the 27th the man burns & the 28th the temple burns. This is one of those Second Life events that is a must for any avatar. It is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
For more information please check out the Burn2 website! They will have events & information to help you with your visit.
SLurls To Help You Get Around:
Gerlach – The small Nevada town of Gerlach
Gate Road – Entrance To Burning Man
Ranger HQ – Their camp is a recreation of the actual Ranger’s Camp at this years Burning Man event.
The Man – Recreation of the First Life Burning Man Base from this year’s event. This was a collaborative build that included support from the First Life Man team. Part of the build is mesh so you will need a mesh compatible viewer to see it. BURN2 is the only regional event allowed to burn the Man.
The Temple – A feature of the First Life event which shares features from but is unique to Burn2.