BURN 2 – The Great Unknown

Sorry, I’m lazy, so I just copypasted this press announcement for BURN2:

September 22, 2021 8:00pm SLT/PDT
Press Contact: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org
Burn2 The Great Unknown
Opening 6:00 pm PDT/SLT, Friday October 8th, 2021
Ending Midnight PDT/SLT, Sunday, 5th of September 2021

Burn With Us!
BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man culture and community into the world of Second Life. It is an official
Burning Man Regional, the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide, and
the only Regional to burn the Man! This unique virtual Regional spreads the culture and 10 Principles of
Burning Man year-round in the world of Second Life hosting 6+ events per year, culminating in an annual major
festival of community, art and fire in October – a virtual echo of Black Rock City.
As always, we look forward to welcoming home Burners. Enter the playa through the Gate, walk on with the
Lamplighters; visit the Rangers, and check out our effigy burn. Wander, explore, climb, interact. Visit the stages, where DJs and musicians bring music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance. You will be
surrounded by art, music, fire and welcoming Burners! See the (continuously updated) BURN2 Calendar at
https://www.burn2.org/event-calendar/ for the event’s schedule.
The Great Unknown, October 8-17th, 2021
Building is in full swing for our October event, themed “The Great Unknown,” as Burn2 follows the same
Burning Man art theme each year. As is tradition every year, artists and creatives are invited to get their plots
and create homes and art installations in our virtual temporary city. For 2021, we have double the size of our
past virtual playa with a total of 12 regions – plenty of space for seasoned and new Burners to build their art,
theme camps, and even camp villages. So collect some friends and join together to make your scene on
BURN2’s virtual playa, 2021! Yes, you can group build and make a great village or art installation come alive
and share it with friends. Only a few days left until the build period closes!
This year’s theme, The Great Unknown, is
Burning Man’s 2021 theme and we are
presenting this as BURN2’s theme for our
annual October burn at BURN2. Did you
participate in Virtual Burn Week? If yes, bring it
out again to BURN2 in October. We’ll help
Burners bring their 3D builds into Second Life,
help campmates decompress on our Playa,
and we can help you with some supplies that
you can decorate as your own. Take your
virtual theme camp to another level by creating
events or gatherings in your space and we can
post the activity to our website in our version of the Who/What/Where Guide. We have a large Burner
community at BURN2 eager to burn with you and we are excited to see what you will bring out to the virtual
Playa and share with us! Check out more at http://www.burn2.org. Welcome Home!
Plot Sale
Our plot sale in its last few days! While the deadline was the 29th of September, we are extending it through
Sunday, October 3rd. Burn2’s plot sale is equivalent to buying a ticket to camp on the Playa. This helps to pay
for the cost of renting the sims in Second Life®.
We have a Plot Lottery
Apply for our Plottery if you find you are unable to afford a plot, but you want a place to call your home on the
Create a Small Art Display
Big art sounds intimidating? We are inviting Burners to contribute small-scale art that will be displayed across
the Playa. You can sign up on this page. Meanwhile, put on your art beret, fire up the sketchbook or mesh build
apps and add your bit of creativity to this event.
Gift Your Talents in Tunes and Dance
Not into building virtually? Burn2 has three official stages for performers: Main Stage, BOB Stage, and Center
Camp at Burn2. Visit our website for information on how you can join the event as a DJ, live mixer, live
musician or singer. The stage times are first come, first served. And all camps aka “plots” have their ownsound stream and can create their own stage. You can even do your thing inside your camp space and invite
others to join you, of course. Want to read, interview someone, have poetry readings? You can do that with a
live stream or in local voice chat.
And, last but not least…the Man will Burn! And we
will also burn a beautiful Temple, a space that we
hope you will enjoy similar to the experience you get
from being in the presence of a temple on a
physically dusty Playa.
Tell Your Friends and Plan to Come!
We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and
our community. Walk through the gate, and if you are
a virgin Burner, ring the bell! Follow the Lamplighters
on their twice-daily processions; visit the Rangers,
view the Man and meditate in the Temple. Wander,
explore, climb, interact. Dress your avatar in your
Playa finest. Visit the many performance camps with
music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance
with your avatar in your own living room. You will be
surrounded by art, music, fire and welcoming Burners!
Want to stay informed through group notices? Join the BurningMan 2.0 group in Second Life. Do a search on
groups or pull up the profile of any BURN2 staff member, open the group properties, and click the Join button.
As always, the 10 Principles serve as our framework for how we want to live and do things together.
About Burning Man Project
The nonprofit Burning Man Project produces the annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, and works
year-round to provide support, education, and grants to a global ecosystem of artists, makers and community
leaders. In doing so, the organization functions as the cultural heart of the global Burning Man community,
facilitating and extending the culture that has issued from the Burning Man event into the larger world.
SHARE the News and Plan to Come!
How to access BURN2
Information about the Burning Man Regionals from around the world
Shared Graphics
Link to associated graphic arts
Bloggers and sharers of BURN2 news! Please share this news as much as you can!
Please let us know when you include us in your publications. We link back to online, TV, magazine and blog
posts at http://www.burn2.org/media_coverage. We would love to include you! Just email a link to your content
to communications@burn2.org, or in a notecard inworld to iSkye Silverweb. If you need full size images of the
poster images pictured on this release contact iSkye inworld; if you wish to get them via email, send her a
notecard with your SL name and email address.
BURN2 is the virtual extension of Burning Man and community into the world of Second Life, spreading
Burning Culture and the Ten Principles all year round. We are one Burning Man regional among more than
100 first world Regional groups.
We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 .
We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.
Want more information? Connect with us through our networks:
Website: https://burn2.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BURN2BURNER
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burn2regional/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mw9h-NvgJwgdKhmksozPw/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/
Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second-life/
BURN2 Inworld Contacts:
BURN2 Communications: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org or contact inworld
BURNING MAN Regional Contact: sl@burningman.org
NEW! Our BURN2 Announcement email List:
The Second Life— Burn2 Announce List is listserv for outgoing BURN2 announcements.
Subscribed recipients get regular BURN2 updates, event listings, and even Burning Man news.
To subscribe, send a blank email to: sl-announce+subscribe@burningman.org

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