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Dates for Burn2 Conception 2023
Because Burn2 is a regional of Burning Man, our official events get promoted on their calendar and through the Regional Network. They ask for our event dates as soon as possible. We were contacted late last year, and we've already provided them the dates for Winter Burn, Burnal Equinox and Octoburn.

Normally, we have the Conception event in July on the weekend immediately following the Second Life Birthday event. Thus Conception could be July 14th -16th, which is still close to the June 23rd SL Birthday anniversary. However, we have a number of Burn2 Burners who plan to go to BRC this year, and that date may make it difficult for them to volunteer or build for Conception - they will be busy preparing for BRC. For this year, there was a suggestion to move it to a quieter time of the year, so we don't stress out our volunteers when our biggest event of the year will be opening for building in early September. That suggested date is May 5th - 7th. Which to choose? We're asking YOU!

This is a list of the activities in Burn2 during the year:

  • January NYE, Winter Burn
  • February OPEN
  • March / April Burnal Equinox (March 24-26 in 2023)
  • May OPEN
  • June SLB (small team)
  • June (start working on Conception)
  • July Conception
  • August Burn at BRC (for those that go), Postcards from the Playa, (start working on Octoburn)
  • September - working on Octoburn
  • October Octoburn, Skin Burn
  • November
  • December Solstice, NYE, Holidays RL

Here's a list of the events we also try to consider.

Burn2 Winter Burn (usu. January) 27th January 29th January
Burn2 Burnal Equinox (usu. March/April) 24th March 26th March
Burn2 Conception* (usu. July, after SLB) TBD TBD
Burn2 Octoburn: Animalia 6th October 15th October
Relay for Life SL Kickoff 18-Feb 18-Feb
Relay Weekend 10th Jun 11th Jun
Fantasy Faire 20 Apr 07 May
Raglan Shire ArtWalk mid-May mid-June
SL20B mid-June -- 23rd of June around 4th of July
SL FANDOM CON 12 May 21 May
Sci-Fi Con 31 March 9 April
Super Bowl Sunday 12th February 12th February
Pagan Bunny Burn 30th March 2nd April
Easter 9th April 9th April
Unscruz May 4th 7th May
BRC August 27th September 4th

We know that our community members are active and involved, not only in Burn2, but other groups as well - and in RL! That's why we are asking you to help us choose the best weekend for Burn2's Conception event. Please fill this super quick form - it will take you less time than it took you to read the text above! Please submit your choice ONCE. As always, thank you for being a part of Burn2.

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