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Burn2 Conception: WHIMSY

July 26-28, 2024

(wɪmzi) also whimsey. uncountable noun. Whimsy is behavior that is unusual, playful, and unpredictable, rather than having any serious reason or purpose behind it.
Tap into the absolutely wonderful chaos that is Whimsy...

HEARTery Guidelines

Welcome! Burn2's Conception event is coming up quickly! We're delighted you want to join us.

The Burn2 HEARTery is where 2D artists can bring their artwork to the playa. If you are a photographer or 2D artist in SL, read the information on these tabs - and sign up!

Here’s what you need to know:

We follow the:
Ten Principles of Burning Man,
AND SL Terms & Conditions,
AND SL Moderate "M" Maturity Rating.

As with all Burn2 events, we follow the Decommodification Principle (as required by the Burning Man organization), so please refrain from putting out:

  • Tip jars
  • Group joiners
  • Off-playa event advertising
  • Commercial or promotional items
  • Landmarks or slurls to off-playa locations
  • In-chat promotion spam

We do encourage you to enhance your SL profile so you can direct people there for more information about you.

Conception 2024 Schedule

BUILD PERIOD: 26 June - 23 July
BUILD DEADLINE: TUESDAY 23 July at 11pm SLT (23.00)*
EVENT: 26-28 July
AFTERGLOW WEEK: 29 July - 04 August
THANK YOU PARTY: 04 August noon-midnight SLT
LNT DEADLINE: SUNDAY 04 August 11pm (23.00) SLT

We encourage you to bring your art to the HEARTery during the build period. We love it when artists mingle and meet during the build period. Meet fellow artists, builders and campers, and make friends! Learn things, share knowledge! It's the Burner way!

* Please have your 2D art complete and ready to be checked by the deadline (TUESDAY 23 July at 11pm SLT (23.00)) so that we have time to check all work and have any needed changes or adjustments completed before we open. Thanks!

** We like to ask artists to please leave your artwork in place through the week after the event closes (Afterglow Week), so visitors can enjoy the visiting when things are quieter. At the end of Afterglow Week, we practice "Leave No Trace" and pack everything back up. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ARTIST.

The end of afterglow week, the "Leave No Trace" deadline, is no later than 11 PM (23.00) SLT ON SUNDAY 04 AUGUST. There will be a takedown/thank you party on the same day from noon till midnight. You will have until 11 PM SLT to remove your art. Join us at the party! More details will be announced closer to the date.

*** Anything left behind after the deadline **without prior arrangement with the Event Coordinator** will be returned. ***

Conception 2024: WHIMSY 2D Art Rules


In keeping with the "M" (Moderate) maturity rating of Burn2's regions, adult content in 2D art is not allowed.


  • Panels are square, 2m x 2m. They are clearly indicated with markers on the wall inside the HEARTery building.
  • Maximum Land Impact of your build is 10 LI.



  • Please keep texture sizes as low as possible (512x512 or its equivalent) and reuse textures when possible - this makes your build rez quicker and "pop" for visitors.
  • IF YOU USE PBR MATERIALS: Keep in mind that many may still not be able to see PBR materials on your fabulous build. You can create “fallback” textures on your build for those not on PBR enabled viewers, while using PBR materials on the same objects. It’s more work - but there will be people who may not be able to see the new materials. It’s up to you but without fallback textures, some folks will only see white/grey coloured builds.


  • Also to minimize lag - do not use sensors or collision scripts.
  • Do not use any scripts that require interacting with the region server or external servers/databases, such as scanners, visitor logs, etc. Keep script times to .02ms or less, if possible.


  • We are not using cut parcels for this event and the entire region is on the same stream which means media can be heard for long distances and interferes with the audio at other art plots and at the stage, so because of that we don’t allow TVs or prim media.


  • Use glow sparingly. The effects of glow multiply in an area, so if few sources, strive for a maximum of 0.05; if a lot of glow sources, a total maximum of 0.02.
  • Think about how your artwork looks at various times of day. Is it visible at midnight? How about midday?


  • Artists, please be considerate of your neighbors' panels in the HEARTery. Keep all parts of your art inside your designated panel.


If you do not understand something that is stated in these guidelines, please ask.

Not sure about something you want to do on your art? Ask us.

We love people to be better informed and feel better about what we do and why.


Creative Vision, Can I Have/Do?: Wondering if your idea will fit in? Want to ask a question? Ask Event Coordinator Lily Von Magic (lilyvonschtupp).

If you haven't signed up to volunteer and would like to: Volunteer Registration.

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