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The Great Unknown

October 8-17, 2021

Burn2 in 2021:
The Great Unknown

Traditionally, Burn2 "echoes" the annual event in Black Rock City, Nevada. Last year and once again this year, however, things are different. Burning Man went virtual. In 2020, there was the Multiverse populated by eight "recognised universes." Burn2 was one of those, with a VRC Week event in the beginning of September, featuring just a bit of what a virtual Burn is like in Deep Hole. This year we held our own Virtual Burn event in parallel with Burning Man's 6 experiences in Virtual Burn 2021. October, we shall go all out, and our theme is "The Great Unknown" in keeping with our tradition of following Burning Man's announced art theme for this year.

We will expand beyond Deep Hole into ELEVEN more regions! In addition to Deep Hole, the region names will be Awakening, Anarchy, Borderland, Here Be Dragons, Discovery, Incognito, Mystical Mirage, Endless Stars, Chimera, Elysium, and Nameless Expanse. The size of our playa will be double what it was last year. We are beyond excited!

What we will do this year is echo the traditional annual event in the Black Rock desert, with the familiar sights and sounds, look and feel of the ancient dry lake bed where a city has sprung up from the dust. We will go beyond that, too - with the theme "The Great Unknown" a universe of possibilities, and this can be expressed as only our wonderfully creative artists and builders can do on plots throughout the twelve regions of Burn2! We will still have our three official Burn2 stages. We will still have roads and spires and Lamplighters and Rangers, the Man and Temple. And then we have our plots...

Step off a road, walk into a camp, and you'll enter an unknown world created by the owner of that plot. Artists and builders, consider the Burning Man art theme for 2021. Oh, the possibilities for creativity! Before you get too far out into space, however, builders will need to remember to keep rooted firmly in the Ten Principles of Burning Man and within the Terms of Service, Community Standards and Maturity rating of Burn2's regions. Guidelines are provided to help with this also.

Performers can avail themselves of one of Burn2's three official stages, or they may set up "active camps" where Burners can visit and enjoy special activities or performances.

For a decade, this Regional has echoed the Black Rock City, and this year is no different. We are excited! We hope you are, too! And so we will say when this event opens, "Welcome Home!"

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