Burn2 2011 opens Saturday October 1, 2011 at noon SLT
Hear that sound? That’s all the campers and musicians and rangers and lamplighters and car builders and greeters and so many other volunteers sighing in relief. Everything got done! Things are floating, driving, lighting, sparkling, twisting, rotating, giving…it’s amazing.
And today…you get to see it too. And we are so excited to welcome old and new burners. Jump in with both feet!
What is Burn2?
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 event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups, and the only Regional to burn the Man!
The BURN2 organization spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles (http://burn2.org/ten-principles) year round in Second Life, culminating in an annual festival of community, art and fire in the fall – a virtual echo of Burning Man itself…so BURN2.
Can I still get involved? Sure…in a lot of ways.
Just being here, interacting with things in the camps, dancing and enjoying the live events is participating. People make the burn..so we need you. Tuesday is TutuTuesday – so grab a free tutu (they fit all sized avies including micros and huge dragons) and party like you’re a ballet star. Rez an art car and drive around..become a piece of moving art. We’ll have lots of fun free stuff to do – – yes, TOTALLY FREE and free of any commercialization. Bring your friends! Check out the events link on the left for schedules to the various stages. There’s a map of the playa and a list of all the camps.
You can be a lamplighter. They have a procession to..well,you know…light the lamps on the playa. You can volunteer to be in the procession. They drum, throw fire around, dance and move along the main roads. It’s an amazing procession to watch, and even more fun to take part. Check out their camp for more information (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/244/59/25)
You can donate money! BURN2 is not supported by Linden Lab. It is an entirely resident created event, which means we pay for the sims we use and every little bit helps! You can donate Linden dollars in world at the donation kiosks in the BURN2 info tent or US dollars through PayPal (see the donation button in the right hand navigation column).
If you can’t come in world – there’s a live stream you can watch – http://burn2.org/live_stream Join the chat and participate that way.
Don’t have a SecondLife account?
Get an avatar and download the software at http://secondlife.com (remember you can’t change your name, so pick something you can live with for a long time)
In your regular web browser , click this link to move to the playa – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/242/61/25. Greeters there will help ya get started – just ask.