Our Virtual Waking Dreams at BURN2 in Second Life
Opening 6:00 pm SLT / Pacific, Friday October 7th, 2022
Ending Midnight PDT/SLT, Sunday, 16th of October 2022
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 several official and Burner organized events each 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 from all over the world. You’ll enter the playa through the Gate, grab some free gifts from friendly Greeters, walk on with the Lamplighters; visit the Rangers, and check out our effigy burns. Wander, explore, climb, interact. Visit Center Camp and the art and sound camps, where DJs and musicians bring music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance. Wander through and explore the art camps. Pause at the Temple to meditate. 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.
Waking Dreams, October 7-16th, 2022
As is our tradition, we follow Burning Man’s theme each year. This year’s theme, Waking Dreams, is BURN2’s theme for the annual October burn event.
Every year, artists and creatives are invited to get their “plots” of virtual Playa to create camps and art installations in our virtual temporary city. For 2022, we will have a total of 12 regions of our virtual playa – plenty of space for seasoned and new virtual Burners to build their art, theme camps, and even camp villages. Yes, you can work together with friends to build something at BURN2’s Waking Dreams. Collect some friends and join together to make your scene on BURN2’s virtual playa in 2022! Yes, you can group build and make a great village, a sound camp, or art installation come alive and share it with friends.
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 www.burn2.org. Welcome Home!
Something new at Burn2…
At Burning Man, when you wander through the area, you’ll see all kinds of camps. Some gift food, others drink, and still others places to chill. Some invite fellow Burners to come in and visit, experience and interact with art and with each other. You’ll also find there are sound camps of different sizes in various places. Groups of people come together to construct their stages, play their tunes, dance, perform, read poetry, tell stories, and all manner of music to tickle your eardrums. You can make live sound streams bring your soundscape to the ears of burners from all over the world. We will also have a traditional Center Camp will still host a small stage as has been the case in the past.
This year, we encourage the musically inclined and the prim slingers and mesh makers to come together and create shared stages in clusters of camps, much like the Burners at Burning Man.
B2TV’s roaming camera crew will live stream in various places, showing performances and awesome art all around the playa! If you can’t log in, you can stay connected to the event through B2TV’s Live Video Webcast to Mixcloud. Every participant puts into practice many of the 10 Principles in being a part of the event, most especially Communal Effort. We’ve had a number of sound camps in the past and we’re happy to see you come back each year! Let’s see some MOAR sound camps!
What is the Plot Sale?
Our plot sale is where you will be able to purchase a “ticket” to build on the land of the virtual Playa in Second Life. You do this by buying a ticket for building in Second Life at a specific location and the ticket/ plot sale kiosk is open through Sunday, October 2nd. In other words, Burn2’s plot sale is equivalent to buying a ticket to camp at BRC. This helps to defray the cost of renting the extra regions we use in Second Life®. Where to go to get your plot? The plot sale kiosks are in Burn2’s own virtual Gerlach. Check
them out here: Burn2 Plot Sale Landing Point.
Mark your calendars for this even as well as August during Black Rock City Week. We will have an open Playa with things to explore with your new avatar. Come in and hang out with us as we watch the BRC Live Stream in our virtual Center Camp and tell burner stories.
Make it a week of decompression with us in October. Waking Dreams, October 7-16th, 2022, https://www.burn2.org/burn2-events/waking-dreams/