I was lucky to get in early for the press day and grab a few pics and play around a little. This is always a fun event and I could see this year will be great.
Their press release states in part ..."BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups.
The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall - a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.
This year's theme is "Fertility." Echoing the theme of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City (http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm12_theme.html), this year's theme explores fertility within the lens of our virtual event."
Their official web site can be found here: http://burn2.org
Additional press info. states, " - This is the third year for the BURN2 event, carrying on the traditions of Burning Man (and the former Burning Life event) within a virtual space as its own own entity.
- It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups, and the ONLY Regional to burn the Man.
- The 2012 event has expanded to six regions, growing beyond the four available regions in 2010 and 2011.
- We have more than 100 builders and artists that have created this years community event."
There is also always a lot of fun and dance and about the entertainment they note: "We will be offering entertainment from over 40 Live acts and 50 DJs from across SL. We even have a literary camp for spoken word events!"
The Man will burn October 27th and the Temple will burn October 28th. Menubar Memorial designed the logo this year and contact people are:
Every evening the Lamplighters will be out dancing with drums. Special artists by invite include: Fuchsia Nightfire, Ub Yifu, Nexuno Thespian, Palliana60 Loon, Silene Christian.
Highlights include: The Temple, The Man, Ranger HQ, Gate Road, Gerlach, and more!
AND I saw the porta potties again : )